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Nice day

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Today was such a beautiful day. Sunny and warm after weeks of rain and yesterday's cold after a night with snow mixed in the rain. I did some shopping and then got Cassie and we went for a walk. They were playing softball at the high school, so we stopped to watch for a while. Those girls were pretty good. Then we went to the park in back of the school because I was pretty sure my neighbor had gone there so her daughter could play at the playground. I just wanted to go sit and watch Lucy play. So Lucy's mom and I sat and talked for a while while she played. I love to see kids having fun. Lucy was just starting to slide on her own and go back up the stairs on her own. The thing that had the slide actually had 3 slides and climbing portions. After a while some other kids came and the boys were climbing the thing. I just enjoyed the day completely.

  
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1CRAZYDOG 9/14/2014 9:50AM

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COOP9002 9/13/2014 10:41PM

    Glad you had a great day!

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DOILIEQUEEN 9/13/2014 10:20PM

    Sounds like you had a good day.

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JAMBABY0 9/13/2014 10:12PM

    good for you

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Paint-a-Thon

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Today the volunteers for the Paint-a-Thon came and painted my house. The outside of the house got half painted 7 or 8 years ago and that has been where it stayed. A few months ago I saw something about the Paint-a-Thon so I applied for it and was surprised that I got acccepted, but very happy about it. So the main color is Oatmeal, which matches the gutter and downspouts, and the trim is brown.

Early in the day.


The end of the house after a lot of wild vegetation was taken out.


The finish. What a day, but I think it looks good.

  
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MOM2ACAT 8/17/2014 4:34PM

    That looks great! That is wonderful that there are volunteers that do that.

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FANCYQTR 8/17/2014 4:01PM

    I was allowed to choose my own colors from the ones they had available. At first I chose a couple that didn't really go together, but they brought the colors when they prepped the house and I noticed the one color matched my gutters and downspouts. They didn't have the brown, other than on the cards, but that looked like it would go well, so I decided on it. Of course, there are two other houses really close to mine with almost the exact same colors. They also paint the "accents" like doors and railings, but I need to work on the storm door and I didn't want the other door painted. I like the real wood.

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HOLLYM48 8/17/2014 9:56AM

    Looks Great! I bet you are glad it is all one color again.

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COLOR-BLUE 8/16/2014 9:55PM

    Fancy,

That looks AMAZING!!! It's like you purposely got the paint and trim together, to accent each other! I love it!

Blessings!

- Nancy Jean -
GA

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1CRAZYDOG 8/16/2014 7:58PM

    That is wonderful! It looks beautiful.

HUGS

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JAMBABY0 8/16/2014 6:18PM

    very nice

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DOILIEQUEEN 8/16/2014 6:18PM

    emoticon It looks great!

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2014 Garden, July 31

Thursday, July 31, 2014

My garden isn't that far along since it kept snowing off and on completely through May, so it wasn't planted until the 1st week in June (seems to happen every year). Last Sunday I went to a class on extending the life of your garden and I am going to try to build a couple of the things they showed there for next year. Meanwhile, this is what I have now.

My tomatoes are pretty well grown, but no fruit quite yet. At the class he told us that we need to prune the bottom 12-18 inches so that the sun will warm the ground enough that it will remain warm at night since Colorado nights drop so much in temperature and add organic fertilizer every 2 weeks until mid July.


My squash vines have taken up just about all of the garden and are out in the lawn. The vine goes into the yard on the one side and across the garden between the little corn stalks and out the other side of the garden now.


My first 6 spaghetti squash plants died as soon as I planted them. From what I learned in class they had mildew, which seems to be common on those plants. I went back and got 3 more and they have been growing really well. I have a few squash already on them and several blossoms for more. I hope they will ripen before it freezes and that they will store in the basement for the season.


I am not sure if the rest of the vine there is one type or a few. I planted zucchini, Kibachi squash, and pumpkin seeds. This is the largest of the vine growing. I thought it was the zucchini, but the fruit of the vine is round, not long. So I have either the squash or pumpkin or both. This is what the rabbits seem to like, so I'm not sure how much there will be of it. There are quite a few of these blossoms.

And I have seen a few of these:


My corn stalks are only about 2 1/2 to 3 feet tall and should be around 6 feet. The tops look like they may get corn, but I don't know. I also planted cucumbers and the plants do have blossoms, but I am not sure they will grow cucumbers before it is too late to ripen. There aren't any fruit on them yet. I also have three cantaloupe plants that had died down to nothing when I planted them and I don't think there is any way they will produce, but at least the plants came back up. I will definitely need to find a way to start them earlier next year. Maybe I will be able to get the materials a little at a time over the year to make the boxes or shelters for next year and maybe some 5 gallon buckets for some of them.

I am hoping the rain we had over the last couple days will help the garden and not hurt. It rained from around 3:00 Tuesday afternoon until after midnight Wednesday night without stopping.

  
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MILPAM3 7/31/2014 7:14PM

  What a bounty to look forward to. Hope your harvest is plenteous.

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FANCYQTR 7/31/2014 4:40PM

    The plants have been eaten on by bugs quite a bit and I need to treat the spaghetti squash for mildew. I didn't know before what the spots were on my squash leaves. Neither did the first nursery worker I had talked to. The first plants had it, I think.

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1CRAZYDOG 7/31/2014 3:08PM

    The plants look really healthy!!!

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COLOR-BLUE 7/31/2014 2:39PM

    Fancy,

Your garden is beautiful!!! Even if you don't get much food from it, because of the weather, just look how BEAUTIFUL IT IS!!!!! Now that's what I call "Eye Candy!"

You're learning quite a bit and you're storing up ammunition for next years garden. Right now, just reap what you can and enjoy the beauty.

Be blessed,

- Nancy Jean -
GA

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COOLRAIN 7/31/2014 1:51PM

    I love your garden. I live in central Florida on the Gulf--we used to be zone 9B but have moved into zone 10 now--global warming, I guess. Anyway, our main gardening season is just about to begin and will go for the next 9 months or so. Summers are just too hot to grow much, and too hot to get outside and work in a garden much! I'm looking forward to putting in a garden soon. I really love seeing yours. It gives me hope. Good luck with it. I hope you get lots of veggies. (By the way, could those little round squashes be the little eight ball zucchini I've seen in the farmer's market?)

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Who deserves to live?

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Yesterday I read something by a person who doesn't feel that anyone who cannot find a job or cannot work because of physical problems deserves to eat. It was from a person who determines whether a person deserves to have a job and, from her posts lately, cannot figure out who will actually do the work they are hired for. Her husband also decides who deserves to make a living, even though they have experience in a similar job and will instead hire someone who never even applied for the job. After thinking about what they said, I got to wondering shy people are the way they are. I have been laughed at when I have applied for jobs. I have been told that I was the most qualified for the job and then they conveniently "lost" my application. I have been told that someplace couldn't hire me because I wasn't "cute" enough. I have been told I was too stupid to keep a job because I was working instead of flirting (I thought working was what I was supposed to be doing). And I have been told "no one will ever hire anyone that looks like you." So . . .

How is it that people decide who deserves to live or die? Who deserves to make a living? Who deserves to get a job? Who doesn't deserve to even get a chance even though they offer to work for no pay until the job is learned and the employer decides if they are still good enough to do the work? People who even will say that it is too much bother to train someone in the job and then who will go and ask someone else who wasn't even interested in the job to take it?
Why can people decide that someone who has had a disease that they are over is no longer allowed to have the job they worked at so hard? A job where they would get called in at the last minute and go through terrible weather to get there because others just didn't bother to show up? Yet those who didn't bother to show up deserved the job more.

  
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FANCYQTR 7/20/2014 6:28PM

    The problem is some of those comments started before the economy got as bad as it is. The one about no one would hire anyone that looked like me (i.e. I was too ugly and, in fact, she suggested I always go to a professional make-up artist, which I already had, or a plastic surgeon) made me only apply for overnight stocking jobs so no one would see how ugly I was.

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1CRAZYDOG 7/20/2014 5:38PM

    Well, I for one am going to re-ignite the fire that RASPBERRY 56 started in response to that quote.

This is THE most brutal economy that I have ever seen. Ever. The hiring process is horrible. It is so difficult, especially when you get to be a certain age! It is discouraging!!!

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RASPBERRY56 7/20/2014 5:49AM

    AAAAGGGGH!!!! Red Button pushed here (no, it's NOT your fault - in fact, I'm glad you brought this important issue up in your blog)!

Just where the $#!@#$ does ANYBODY get off spouting such irrational, cold, anti-social and IRRESPONSIBLE GARBAGE? Does this "person" (please note the QUOTES) realize that with this economy being the way it is - JOBS ARE $#!@# DIFFICULT TO COME BY? And don't even get me STARTED on DISCRIMINATION!!!

May karma have its ever-lovin' way with the responsible "person"........

(whew - soapbox mode off now )

I wish you the very best!

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June 18 2014 - Official Oncology end

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Eight years ago, just before my birthday, I found out that I had Ovarian Cancer. So a couple weeks later I had major surgery for it. The doc got it all, though I did have to go through chemo and radiation -- the radiation because it was not only Ovarian cancer, but started as Uterine cancer and had progressed to stage 4. I've never been a very positive person, but for some reason I was very positive about beating this cancer. I also had a message from The Lord that I was going to be all-right. Maybe being positive about beating it had something to do with how I found out about it, too, because I wouldn't have been at the doctor except for a problem with my feet that turned out to be neuropathy because of diabetes. I hadn't even had a doctor until that was diagnosed. Then went through a nurse practitioner who didn't really care and finally passed me off to my doctor. She was very insistent (nicely) that I get checked for the suspected cancer and then that I have the surgery. Needless to say, she got her way.

I have now been cancer free for 8 years and past treatment for almost 7 1/2 years. June 18 was my Oncology appointment and I was officially discharged from that department. All follow-ups from now on will be with my Primary Care doctor, who cared enough to get me through this.

I thank God for the ways that he got me to this point -- with the neuropathy/diabetes and all the way to a caring PCP and wonderful surgeon.

  
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MOM2ACAT 6/20/2014 5:15PM

    That is awesome!

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JUNIORSSISTER 6/19/2014 8:45PM

    emoticon You are blessed. So happy for your good new.

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ARNETTELEE 6/19/2014 6:57PM

  I'm glad that you have been cancer free for 8 years. That's great. Take care.

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FREECAL1 6/19/2014 6:41PM

  That is really great news! Wishing you all the best in the future! emoticon

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GEORGE815 6/19/2014 6:38PM

    I am a diabetes patient. Hats off to you being able to fight cancer with it. Good job!

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COLOR-BLUE 6/19/2014 5:57PM

    Fancy,

When God blesses, He blessed BIG TIME!!! You were definitely blessed, when the cancer was found, and then the chemo and radiation. Look what God has brought you through, and He'll continue bringing you through whatever He has you going through, as you SHINE HIS LIGHT and bring others to HIM!!!!

emoticon God and emoticon that Fancy has ben cancer free for 7 1/2 years and has been discharged from the Oncology department! What a HUGE BLESSING!!!!

- Nancy Jean -
GA

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1CRAZYDOG 6/19/2014 5:42PM

    Words fail me. I am so happy for you! Overjoyed.
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