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Working on the garden

Tuesday, June 04, 2013

Today I got back to working in the garden, breaking up the clumps and adding some top soil. I don't really have enough top soil for it, needing about 4 or 10 more bags, but I don't have the money for them. I had to spend enough for the stuff I got yesterday -- mainly herbs and potting soil. I may not have worked all that long in the garden, but it was a lot of work. I didn't get the plants into the garden plot, but I got the herbs planted. I hope I can figure out how to use them all.

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FANCYQTR 6/5/2013 5:21PM

    I hope that we have a long summer. Last year the winter didn't really come in until March or April, so maybe things will go that way this year (at least into November) so I end up with a longer growing season.

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MOM2ACAT 6/5/2013 3:49PM

    Gardening is great exercise! I miss it, I can't do it right now because of my health issues. I use to plant a lot of flowers. I always bought more than I planned to, and kept buying a few more here and there even though I was "done". Somehow, I always found the room for "just one more", lol!

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AWESOMECHELZ 6/5/2013 12:24PM

    Great exercise! AND since your winter was so difficult, now you can enjoy the outdoors and get your garden. I hope you can continue to enjoy it and get from great vegetables from it. Have a lovely day! emoticon
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PEGGYO 6/5/2013 7:39AM

    they'll be delicious

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    emoticon Gardening is great exercise.
I love growing herbs. There's something very satisfying about them...not to mention they tend not to be too finicky. All I have is a patio so I can only grow stuff in pots. I haven't had the money to put out much this year, but I did get some basil, mint and parsley out. At the end of the season when they start to flower I harvest and dry them to use through the winter. Have fun with your herbs.

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HICKOK-HALEY 6/5/2013 6:01AM

    Where there is a will, there is a way! emoticon

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Tuesday, May 28

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Today was rather busy. I went downtown to get my medical assistance renewed and get my prescriptions filled. I parked a few blocks from where I needed to be since I needed to go somewhere else downtown where there isn't any parking. That was about 10 blocks away. I got everything done, but it took me all day and my feet are killing me.

On the way home I saw a homeless man with his little dog. So many people think that dogs and cats (and other animals) are just animals and not worth anything to people. That man was giving his little dog his food, which was all he had. The little dog was happy to have a salad to eat. Not the usual for a dog, but when that's all Dad has to share, he's really agreeable. It really shows how much love a human and animal can have for each other. I recently saw another one where a homeless man was trying to get money to get his sick dog the surgery he needed. Everything he collected went to taking care of his dog and nothing kept for him. Fortunately, many people helped him and his dog (his family) got the help he needed.

I have my own fur babies. They are all the family I have here. I have a couple close friends, but 2 of my fur babies are here close with me all the time. I wish all people could understand that animals are so important to people.

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STLOUISWOMAN 5/31/2013 3:41PM

    They're our kids, too!

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AWESOMECHELZ 5/29/2013 7:45AM

    Our pets ARE part of the family! Yes indeed. And to me, there is a difference with people who love animals and those who don't. All my close friends love animals. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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    emoticon What a great blog!
Thank you for reminding us of the power of love and kindness. I hope your pain is getting better.
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Memorial Sunday

Monday, May 27, 2013

Today was a nice day. At church this morning they had a video with a lot of meaning that was a speech by President Reagan and a lot on the freedom and those who fight to give it to us. They also had a bulletin board to put names on of those who we remember. After the video we had our regular message.

After church we went to the park and had a picnic. There was, of course, a ton of food. The church supplied the meat and the members the side dishes and desserts. When we were about done Pastor noticed the people over in the playground area (mostly adult or older teens) and invited them to lunch. One family turned out to be homeless, having just moved up for a new job. I am so happy to be a part of that church. It isn't a big church. There are maybe 75 people who come other than special hollidays. Others are visitors. But they will always help someone in need. The people from the park were sent home with plenty of food and the father who had just gotten the new job also would get some dinner tonight.

Please remember everyone who has fought for freedoms that we enjoy and pray for the safety of those who are fighting for the freedome of people everywhere. Memorial day is to remember those, not just a holiday to begin summer.

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STLOUISWOMAN 5/28/2013 9:05PM

    So glad to hear about your church's generous spirit. That's the way my church is. Sure is nice to be part of that, isn't it?

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AWESOMECHELZ 5/27/2013 10:17AM

    What a beautiful day! I am so happy you were all able to help the homeless family with a special meal and that you enjoyed the day with friends. You deserve it since you have been so stressed out. I hope you also have a wonderful week.

Love, Chelsea emoticon

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    Nice blog. Thanks for sharing.

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What a Tuesday workout

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

I finally got my lawn mower working today. Well, I got it working yesterday, but it stopped almost right away. Today I got it started again and we figured out the problem. So I spent the next three hours mowing the foot-high grass. My land isn't flat and that mower didn't want to go where I wanted it to. So instead of going along the side of the hill, I went up and down the hills. And the mower didn't want to go up the hill. Then I got stuck at the bottom of a hill when the mower ran out of gas. Boy, am I sore tonight.
Cassie sure had a nice time out there, though. She had about 2 1/2 hours exploring everything in the yard. After finding out that she had gotten out at the last home she was placed at, I got a little worried when I couldn't see where she was, but she always came when I called. She doesn't want to be away from her person at all.

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AWESOMECHELZ 5/22/2013 10:22AM

    What a wonderful blog!! I don't know if you are noticing but you seem a little bit more happy than when you were in the midst of the winter season. I am glad you are enjoying your yard, garden, flowers AND Casey is having fun too. emoticon emoticon

Have a sunny and happy day!! Love, Chelsea

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Friday and Saturday, May 17 and 18

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Friday my friend came over and we went to lunch and then she trimmed Orzo's claws. He keeps kneading on my stomach and I have holes in if from that. He was also holding onto my hand and those sharp claws got into it. He just is loving me, but he can't help getting me with his claws. Cassie was very excited to see my friend and was running back and forth through the house. I haven't ever seen her that excited (had her since the end of January).

Friday night we went to a Signature Sound concert. Thee were 8 of us from church. Those guys are so energetic during their performance and the lung capacity they have is amazing -- especially Ernie Haas. That was so enjoyable.

Saturday I was able to finally get rid of some papers that needed shredding at a Shred-a-Thon that one of the TV stations and the police departments have. On the way home I saw that they were having electronics recycling at a nearby church, so I was able to get rid of some of that, too. I also got some beads I need for a class I am taking tomorrow afternoon. I thought I had what I needed for it, but couldn't find the right beads. I guess I used them all. I also needed something called bead chips instead of the rounded ones I have. I hope I can use part of those beads for something worthwhile because the class won't use very many of them and I can't sell anything I make like I really need to do and wanted to do when I got into the jewelry making.

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AWESOMECHELZ 5/21/2013 6:53PM

    I am so glad you are having enjoyable days with friends and around town, and that your pets are doing well. Enjoy the rest of the week! Love, Chelsea emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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MCJULIEO 5/18/2013 10:59PM

    Signature Sound is a great group... wish I could attend a concert of theirs..

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FANCYQTR 5/18/2013 9:26PM

    The Shred-a-Thon was just taking the boxes of papers to Channel 9 (or several police or sheriff's locations) and dropping them off. They had the trucks there and people were shredding them in the trucks.

The only problem with the e-recycling is they charge you a bunch (usually) to do it and then they go sell the stuff to someone else. TVs are charged $1/inch, so it would cost close to $40 to take mine, which has an almost totally green picture.

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    I'm such a clutterbug, yet I love it when I manage to whittle away at the junk. Right now coming across an electronics recycling program would be downright useful...I have two old TVs that don't work anymore. As for a shred-a-thon...that just plain sounds like fun! Sounds like you have a productive and fun day.
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