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Thursday, April 07, 2011

It is a beautiful day today.
The plumber just left. Our toilet needed repaired. I got the name of an electrician that will do some small things like change a plug. I have a couple of little things I want done in kitchen.
Trying to get back on track with my eating. Going good so far.
It looks like the third eagle egg hatched but I haven't seen it yet.Saw the first two a few times today.
Ok I warned you that I would be boring you with butterfly pictures. This guy just stopped by a few minutes ago

Ok I think I am going to go take a late short nap. Hope your day is going good.

  
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KATIE233 4/7/2011 11:39PM

    hi Eleni, how was your nap? i love your butterflies i don,t get many here so i,ll wait for your,s.do you get many hummingbirds and woodpeckers and yellow finches.i get them here the woodpeckers and yellow finches they are turning yellow now they were green a while back.and chickadees i enjoy them.to get pictures of butterflies i got to go to library they have nice lilac nice and smelly and they love them but i got to be quick taking pictures they move fast.how is Bill doing and Roxy ? so take care and keep coming with the pictures.nice hobbies. emoticon

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DEE107 4/7/2011 10:25PM

    hope it was a good nap and way to go on the butterflies

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RURAL3 4/7/2011 9:27PM

    Happy zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz emoticon We have no butterflies or summer bugs here yet. But it will be rainy and in the 70s this weekend

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OURELEE1 4/7/2011 7:35PM

  Beautiful pictures. We don't have many butterfly's here. When I was a child they were everywhere.

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FEISTYMAMA 4/7/2011 6:28PM

    Great butterfly pics!!! I was happy to see the birds playing this morning and singing. Spring is on it's way. We're supposed to hit close to 70 this weekend, which is unseasonably high for us. I can't wait to take Addi on walks.

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JILL313 4/7/2011 6:09PM

    Glad you're having Spring type weather there today and your butterfly pictures are beautiful!!

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LOSINIT52 4/7/2011 6:05PM

    I can just feel the warmth. Can't wait till summer.
Stay strong!

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TILLIEBEE 4/7/2011 5:21PM

    Gorgeous colors!

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PATRICIAANN46 4/7/2011 4:38PM

  Hi Eleni........
You could NEVER bore me with your butterfly pictures. They are so beautiful. A college roommate of mine spent the day with me yesterday and brought along a DVD of their latest trip. They spent 2 weeks in Costa Rica and I wish that you could have seen the butterflies in her pictures. The color was unbelievable!!! And the orchids!!!!!!!!!! All colors and sizes and they were everywhere. Then, add to that all of the birds and animals in every color. You would have worn your camera out. Bonnie said that everywhere they looked was a picture. They loved it.......except for the heat and humidity and having to dip in Deet to keep the bugs away. That part would have kept me from taking the trip.
Anyway.........must close and get some work done. You sound more upbeat today.......which I hope means that you are feeling better.
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Patti

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MOM2ACAT 4/7/2011 4:38PM

    I love your butterfly photos! Those are beautiful.

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Wednesday

Wednesday, April 06, 2011

Ok I am in a big old funk that I can't seem to crawl out of .Rather than drag you down i will just share some pics.
here are the plants that came yesterday.The one on left has bright red coneflowers and one on right is a hummingbird plants. Then my pink coneflower seeds are doing good.Then big sunflowers seeds. My two orchids have more blooms. And little plant I got at home depot has started growing and is perking up nicely.And have to have a butterfly that came by a few minutes ago.

have a good evening.

  
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MARELY2 4/7/2011 12:24PM

  I hope you are feeling better today. emoticon

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CATLADY52 4/7/2011 10:53AM

    Hang in there gal. All too soon the plants will be blooming and when that happens you'll be cheering up not only yourself, but everyone around you, emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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SHIRLEYX 4/7/2011 10:13AM

    Hang in there, even this funk will pass. You are so blessed to have the sunshine and even butterflies right now. My hubby is just leaving to go skiing for the day - hopefully the last time for this year!

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MIZCATHI 4/7/2011 9:39AM

    Hope the funk doesn't last too long! Nothing lifts the spirits more than watching your garden grow.

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JILL313 4/6/2011 10:13PM

    Hi Eleni, I'm sorry your feeling down today but hopefully tomorrow you'll be feeling great--or at least a lot better!

Love your flowers. . .I can't wait to get my veggie seeds to start a tiny garden! I'm going to try easy to grow things such as tomatoes and peppers--wish me luck!

Hugs & Cheer,

Jill

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OURELEE1 4/6/2011 8:49PM

  I think it is just the changing of the seasons. All I want to do is sleep and eat. Need to get myself in gear. So lets you and I get it going.

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2BFREE2LIVE 4/6/2011 8:32PM

    emoticonsmile and it will make your feel better. Look at all the beautiful flowers you have. Sandy

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FEISTYMAMA 4/6/2011 7:09PM

    I wish I could keep plants alive. I killed all 3 of my cacti from Mother's Day. The only plant I kept alive died while I was on maternity leave because my co-workers never watered it.

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DEE107 4/6/2011 6:23PM

    so pretty hugs love your flowers

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PATRICIAANN46 4/6/2011 5:14PM

  Hi Eleni........
There is nothing like working with plants to help with a "Funk." I hope that you are doing better very soon.
Take care.
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PRAYINGSUZIE 4/6/2011 4:13PM

    I love the pictures! I can't wait to start my garden!

Suzie

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LOSINIT52 4/6/2011 3:54PM

    Breathe deep and pet your pooch. Some things are out of your control.

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MDMNINA 4/6/2011 3:39PM

    Lovely growing things! Will you bring them to our virtual mutual pity party? I hereby grant us permission to feel lousy for today only. Tomorrow we will be the sunshine in our own lives as well as the lives of others!!

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Another non Productive Day

Tuesday, April 05, 2011

I haven't got much of anything done today. Watching Biggest Loser right now. I watched "heavy " the other night and they did an update on 4 people.None were at goal yet but all were still losing.
Have the VCRs set up to record my other programs. Dancing with the stars will send someone home tonight,I am taping it but I always flip over there to see who goes home. I actually felt sorry for Max last night.He was hurt and still finished the dance. I guess we will find out tonight how bad he hurt his thigh, I don't think kirstie even realized how bad he was hurting.Max was never one of my favorites but I have a new admiration for his professionalism
The baby eagles are getting stronger.The one is still weaker but hanging in there. These are not great pictures but they will do for those that haven't seen them.

I started out doing well with my eating but I let life get to me and did a mini binge on pistachio nuts. I don't even have good binge food around.
I have got to find a way to not let my children affect me. My oldest is about to lose her apartment.She has no money and no job. Angel told her she could live with her til she got back on her feet but her dogs have got to go. I am sure she may ask me for money to pay her rent and I have to say no. Angel is taking her food tomorrow and Brianna came for 4 bags of food I gathered out of my cabinets. I also sent her $50. I know it sounds selfish but I get tired of being a bank. I think it is bothering me more because they have all needed help.Usually it is one at a time.
My plants came today and Bill put them in the pots.Two blood red coneflowers and 3 hummingbird plants. Bill said the hummingbird plant smelled good.That may be what attracts the humming birds.Time will tell.
My friend Gina who will dog sit Roxy at the end of the month is going to turn a vcr tape I have into a dvd. I hope Angel doesn't read this as it will be a surprise mothers day gift for three of the kids.There children are on it when they were little.
I went back to see who the first people were that read my blogs.Some only posted once but some are still with me which is so cool. Fieistymama who is my cyber daughter ,MDMNINA,ShirleyX,ROZOZ62 from Australia and vegefarmer from New zealand. One that only commented once but was the very first was older03. I sent her a note today. Many days no one read them.I am so blessed that so many of you are so good to me and continually encourage me in my rugged journey. I can't even find enough words to tell you how special you are.
Be patient with me.I will get this done . Just taking me a long time but I haven't quit.Even when I want to but don't because of you guys.Thank you for being you.

  
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LOSINIT52 4/6/2011 3:51PM

    Wish I had Some easy answers. Stay strong. I'm thinking of you! emoticon

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MDMNINA 4/6/2011 11:48AM

    It's nice to know I was there from the beginning. And I do read your blog nearly every day. I may not always comment, but I am always here!!

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MIZCATHI 4/6/2011 8:56AM

    I am struck in your blog about what an active Mother you are - as I told someone yesterday, be careful when you want a child, because once a mother always a mother. How true that is, and I didn't believe it when I was young. I thought you cared less or the need to care and nurture went away as they matured. My son will always be my boy, and right now he needs me and maybe always will. But it's my life, too, and I have to let him go. I am willing to prepare him and get him going, but I cannot feed him with a spoon. He will have to learn how to take care of himself. His brain is injured, and for some reason I feel partially responsible for that (?), but he has a lot going for him, too. And now the government has recognized that and he is getting money to live on his own. It won't be a grand lifestyle, but it can be done by making the right choices. I can lead him to water, but I can't make him drink.

Maybe that's why you can't pay your girl's rent. She's got to figure it out, right? How hard that must be for you.

Have a good day, it seems like you always manage to see the wonder and good in the small things.

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SHIRLEYX 4/6/2011 7:12AM

    Eleni I do look forward to your daily blogs. It is hard when the kids have rough times and look to us as a bank, but try not to let it get to you. You do have Bill, and Angel seems so nice, but has had such a rough year.
The DVD sounds like a wonderful Mother's Day gift. Very thoughtful and kind.
Hope that you have a happy and healthy day today! emoticon

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GETFITTER7 4/6/2011 12:55AM

    My newest crave is pistachio nuts! I have never bought them before, but last month I started. The problem is once I start I tend to eat too many.
I like reading your blogs and seeing your pictures. They brighten the day.
I have been starting again with both nutritional tracking and exercise tracking. It is amazing how when I let it slide how out of shape I get. This I know is a lifelong journey...I guess I just stumbled a little on the way.
My best to you and Bill...and Roxy. I like to here how Roxy is doing too.

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KATIE233 4/6/2011 12:22AM

    Eleni, we do care about you and Bill and Roxy. i look forward to hear what you are blogging today.i come home from work and after glen leaves i turn computer on.and go to see what you are typing today. pictures of nice. can,t wait to see your new flowers.we had a little flurries today glad it didn,t stay.so take care and i,ll be ready to read your blog tomorrow night.have a good day and night.your dear friend from Canada

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TILLIEBEE 4/5/2011 11:31PM

    You mean a lot to me. A day doesn't go by that I don't wonder how Ms.Eleni is doing.
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DEE107 4/5/2011 10:05PM

    so glad you had a good day and the baby eagles are cute dont watch with dancing of the stars I should watch it since I hear so much about it

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PATRICIAANN46 4/5/2011 9:35PM

  Hi Eleni..........
I know exactly what you mean about being "The Bank". Our youngest son has a real dead-end job and his hours have been cut way back. There aren't any other jobs to go to or he would. He has looked and the way the economy is right now, he is lucky to have the job he does. He is only making half of what he made last year at this time and runs out of money about 3 days before payday every two weeks. I know that he feels bad about having to come to us for $, but it isn't easy on us either with both of us being on fixed income. There just isn't any answer!!! We just hope that business will pick up for the company he works for.
Your kids will love the DVDs of their kids. There is nothing more precious than pictures of their children.
And........YOU are easy to support. And.........don't forget how good you are about supporting others too. I look forward to hearing from you every day.
Have a good evening. I have DWTSs on right now and I think that Wendy will probably go tonight based on talent, but, if she has a big fan base, it's a toss-up. Take care.
Patti

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FEISTYMAMA 4/5/2011 9:01PM

    I have a bag of pistachio nuts myself. I LOVE them!!! It beats snacking on chips!!

I haven't been on Spark much because of limited computer time. I know I'll have more time when Addison gets a little older. I feel bad that I don't get to your page as often as I used to. I'm also getting frustrated because I don't get e-mails from Spark letting me know you made a blog entry. I keep clicking on "subscribe to this blog" and it never seems to work.

I know one day my children will be coming to me for money when they're grown and on their own. Jason and I did it early on. It's hard being an adult! LOL

I hope you and Bill are well my dear cyber mom!!

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Tyler Came to see Grandma & GrandPa

Monday, April 04, 2011

What a happy baby he is.He was smiling and giggling. He does have little dumbo ears but I have them too. His head will catch up some. But he was such a sweetie. I had just taken a shower so my hair is a mess and no makeup. But I rarely take a good picture anywhere. My son came to repay all of his debt to me so that was nice too.

I am still watching the eagles. It was a little gross today as she was tearing meat off something and feeding baby. i am very weak stomached about that kind of stuff. I was really worried about the one baby as it was laying face down but in last picture it is sitting up as she goes to sit on them. It was born a couple of days after first one so it isn't as strong.

It is not just sunny here it is warm.Bill bought a new thermometer for in here that shows the outside temp. It is 90 outside. Hot weather got here quick.
Ok Later my friends. Hope you are having a good day.

  
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RURAL3 4/5/2011 10:09PM

    baby eagles and real babies. They are both adorable. Its great to have the babies over. Also nice to have debt owed paid back. emoticon

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FEISTYMAMA 4/5/2011 9:05PM

    OH, TJ is so adorable!! I love his smiles!!! I can't believe how big he is!! Babies are a blessing! My life has changed so much since Addison made her appearance and I wouldn't change a thing!!!

Those baby eagles are too cute!!

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THIAGRAM 4/5/2011 12:08PM

  He is so cute! What very wonderful pictures of the eagle!

Have a wonderful day!

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JILL313 4/5/2011 11:25AM

    Your GS is a real cutie and he radiates happiness with those wonderful smiles! There is nothing like your GS LOL it just makes your day! Love your pictures . . .Keep taking them as you have a good eye and they're wonderful!

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SHIRLEYX 4/5/2011 6:56AM

    Tyler is just such a happy cutie! Glad that you had such a nice day and that you were able to share the pics.

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KATIE233 4/4/2011 11:34PM

    Hi Eleni, love the eagles and the little ones. you and Bill look great holding the little one. he is sure happy little guy. Bill sure loves holding him. take care and thanks for the nice pictures.

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TILLIEBEE 4/4/2011 9:58PM

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DEE107 4/4/2011 9:20PM

    He is so cute God bless thanks for sharing

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OURELEE1 4/4/2011 7:48PM

  I think his ears are perfect. Have a good night.

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MIZCATHI 4/4/2011 7:12PM

    What a sweetie pie baby boy! He is so cute and must be a sheer joy, especially in all his newness and giggles. I remember when my boy was like that! LOL! The chicks are cute, too. Last night we watched an eagle with a webcam on his head flying everywhere. Your blogs are always so close to nature. I'll be glad when we have Eric set up so that I can get back to my yard!

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LOSINIT52 4/4/2011 5:24PM

    Makeup or no makeup you are just beautiful and absolutely glowing.

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PATRICIAANN46 4/4/2011 4:46PM

  Hi Eleni........
What a happy little boy!!!!! I can't help but smile just looking at him. Holding a grandchild is like a shot of adrenalin!
We have Eagles living on a lake about a mile from us. We have never been able to figure out just where their nest is, but since we see them near the lake so often, it can't be too far away. What a majestic bird!!!
Have a good week.
Patti

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NEWSTART127 4/4/2011 4:32PM

    He is just adorable! Looks like you had a great visit! Love the photos of the eagles that you're sharing. Remarkable, aren't they!

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Quiet Sunday and Baby Eagles

Sunday, April 03, 2011

It has been very quiet. I haven't done much. But wait a minute.I never do much anyway.LOL
I did get a week of blogs copied. And thanks to Summer I have gotten addicted to the Eagles. I was so thrilled to see both adults and then today I saw another baby. I made a video with my camera but I don't think I can show that. But I think there is no problem showing you some pictures I took with my camera.The pictures were taken off my computer screen but some turned out great and some not so great.haven't gotten a good shot of baby's yet. Shucks.One was just out and camera wouldn't focus quick enough.Darn it.
This is yesterday.You will see both adults.You will also see a dead rabbit
Today I think they had a dead snake.Couldn't be sure. Ok This is yesterday
here is today. one fuzzy pic of the two babies.a couple of the one and the parents changing places.You can see there is still one egg left.

Ok I need to go clean up kitchen so I can mess it up again making super. i do hate that the kitchen never stays cleaned up. Hope your weekend has been wonderful

  
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FEISTYMAMA 4/5/2011 9:06PM

    I hate the kitchen too! LOL

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JILL313 4/5/2011 11:21AM

    I enjoyed looking at your Eagle pictures--they are such a magnificant and regal looking bird!

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RURAL3 4/4/2011 2:41PM

    cool. I saw this on our news station last night too. We had a big hawk in our pine tree the other day and I tried to get some close up shots but they kept getting blurry. I do have some further away though. It was bigger than my dog so I couldn't take him out.

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DIASTER 4/4/2011 12:10PM

  Hey great pictures per usual, looks like a post card.

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LOSINIT52 4/4/2011 11:02AM

    Talk abou reality tv! These critters behave better than most humans. Beautiful aren't they?

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SHIRLEYX 4/4/2011 7:06AM

    Beautiful pics. Thanks!

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KATIE233 4/3/2011 11:25PM

    great pictures Eleni, thanks for sharing.can you enmagine eating a snake no thanks.

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LOVEMYROTTI 4/3/2011 10:34PM

  What majestic Birds, love them !


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MIZCATHI 4/3/2011 8:00PM

    Amazing photos! Really fascinating!

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TILLIEBEE 4/3/2011 7:14PM

    These are amazing shots. How do you get so close to them? I can't imagine the feeling of seeing them this close!


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MAMALAW 4/3/2011 7:10PM

    Thanks we've been watching the updates on the news.

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DEE107 4/3/2011 6:39PM

    wow and thanks for sharing them I appreciate it

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