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New Butterflies

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

I finally got some new butterflies.The first one is the first like it I have seen here..The second one has been around but could never get a picture.So will share the pics. The second guy's wings were going so fast. I was thrilled to see new butterflies.

  
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BIBLIOMANE1970 7/1/2011 10:53AM

    Beautiful! I started using a new walking path that has a lovely butterfly garden! I have yet to see anything as pretty as your butterflies!

Sherry

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FLORIDASUN 7/1/2011 8:20AM

    Lovely, lovely, lovely and what a talented photographer you are...I love that you shot all angles...so artistic! emoticon

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REXTINE1 6/30/2011 10:07AM

    They are both new to me. Good pictures.

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RURAL3 6/30/2011 9:03AM

    I don't think I have ever seen one with all the blues on it like that. Thanks for sending warm weather our way. We should be good for the next couple days. emoticon

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MIZCATHI 6/30/2011 5:51AM

    You do so manage to stop and smell the roses! I always look forward to the peaceful moment I spend with you on this blog everyday!

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DEE107 6/30/2011 12:15AM

    so so beautiful lucky you

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SHOAPIE 6/29/2011 11:29PM

    Wow! Beautiful butterflies. I so seldom see one. emoticon

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PATRICIAANN46 6/29/2011 11:24PM

  Hi Eleni........
What a work of art butterflies are!!! Do you ever try to identify them? I don't have a book myself but should, as we get so many varieties. My Bee Balm started blooming today, so we should see even more.
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Patti

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KATIE233 6/29/2011 10:34PM

    i like the bottom ones pretty.

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JOANNS4 6/29/2011 9:15PM

    Beautiful pictures. Thank you for sharing.

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OURELEE1 6/29/2011 9:07PM

  I love butterflies. We don't have them like we did when we where children. Thanks for the pictures.

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JCBCPAE 6/29/2011 7:31PM

    Beautiful Butterflies! ! ! Great pictures! ! ! emoticon

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COVEGIRL1 6/29/2011 7:24PM

    Beautiful!

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CT-FL-SNOWBIRD 6/29/2011 6:08PM

    There beautiful! You must be doing something right!!!

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Tuesday

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

I finally got my soup made. I did not count the calories this time. But I put the same stuff in every time so I will guesstimate this time. I will bag it tomorrow.
It is so hot here.
We are enjoying using netflix. I just watched The Black Swan.Bill quit watching real quick. It is a very strange movie for sure. I wasn't even sure what was real and what was just in her mind. Not a favorite for sure. The next one we are getting is The Lincoln lawyer which I have read the book.The movie looks like it might be better.
Ok not much going on.Oh my back was the best today.Just my normal aches and pains.
Hope you had a good day

  
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KATIE233 6/29/2011 4:21PM

    sorry to hear that movie wasn,t the best. homemade soup sounds yummy. glad you had a good day with your back. do you want some rain we want sunshine. we can trade but we don,t want hummid .have a good day.

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FLORIDASUN 6/29/2011 11:54AM

    Hi sweetie pie! Sooo happy that your back is getting better. The Black Swan was a strange movie...but it was acted soooo well I enjoyed it. An Oscar was won by the lead gal...duh...brain freeze...can't think of her name right now...and she REALLY deserved it.

I haven't seen Lincoln Lawyer yet...we'll wait for it to come to Comcast On Demand..this working at the consignment gallery really puts a cramp on movie going style...yuck!

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RURAL3 6/29/2011 11:50AM

    My sister saw The Black Swan and told me already it wasn't for me. Waiting for the Lincoln Laywer though. Send some of your heat our way. I want to use my pool. Glad you are feeling better.

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MPARKER67 6/29/2011 10:37AM

    Yeah glad your back is back!!! I love my netflix. I watched The Ghostwriter this weekend. It was okay. Black Swan is on my list and I need to add the Lincoln Lawyer.

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REXTINE1 6/29/2011 10:24AM

    We started "The Red Violin" last night, after the Midsommer Murders. It's a rare movie that both the BW and I like. It makes me sorry that I couldn't keep my father's violin.

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GLORYB2014 6/29/2011 5:57AM

    I'm glad your back is feeling much better Eleni ... and hearing you made your soup, I KNOW you are feeling much better!
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I sometimes now put loads of veggies in my crock pot with some chicken stock, let it cook low all day and then I have soup for a few days.

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DEE107 6/29/2011 12:08AM

    so glad you are having a good day and soup sounds good

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PATRICIAANN46 6/28/2011 9:43PM

  Hi Eleni........
I am so glad to hear that you are feeling much better and that you got your soup made. I know that you wanted to accomplish that and now it is done.
You will love The Lincoln Lawyer. Both my husband and I did.
Later.
Patti

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CT-FL-SNOWBIRD 6/28/2011 8:17PM

    When we were living in Florida from October -May, I had to think before I cooked. No using the oven if it was hot. And no big soup making. I was even thinking of buying a little electric ring for the lanai so I wouldn't heat up the house. I would do anything to save on the AC bill. How do you make soup in this heat? Do you just make it real early in the morning? I have used my crock pot on the lanai.

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NANA2PRINCESSES 6/28/2011 8:14PM

    Glad your back is better. Enjoyed the beautiful pictures of your flowers you posted yesterday. I love cone flowers, but haven't had any luck getting them going.
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JILL313 6/28/2011 8:11PM

    I am so glad you're feeling better . . .watching a good movie is fun but I don't even care to see Black Swan as I've heard it's kinda weird. I hope you get some cooler weather soon. Take Care.

Hugs,

Jill

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Quiet Day

Monday, June 27, 2011

It has been a very quiet day. I haven't done anything much.
I did make some mac and cheese that I saw on the Neely's food show.It was ok but it looked better on the show than it tasted.
I have gained back what little I lost when I first hurt my back. Now after eating stuff I shouldn't have,I now have to get turned around again.
Ok here are some pics.The first two I took thru the window.The others I stepped outside to take.
This is what I saw when I first sat down here this morning

I noticed a few minutes ago that one of my coneflowers is a double one. You can see the top part starting to show

Here are just a couple of pretty ones I took while outside.

Hope you all had a good day.

  
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KATIE233 6/29/2011 4:18PM

    hi Eleni, i haven,t seen a double coneflower before. nice.i always like your flowers. well you will lose the weight again it didn,t help when your back was hurting.you take care and have a super day.

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FLORIDASUN 6/29/2011 11:57AM

    Oh gasp...as usual your pictures are amazing! Your windows are so clean I can't tell which ones you take from inside and which ones you take outdoors...now that's saying something for good housekeeping! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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REXTINE1 6/29/2011 10:22AM

    Quiet days are good days sometimes. As long as you don't get bored, you need them once in a while.

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REXTINE1 6/28/2011 3:54PM

    I'm having a quiet week - but I need to cut the grass pretty soon.

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MPARKER67 6/28/2011 9:36AM

    I have gained back everything I lost over the past year and am starting over again! Flowers are beautiful.

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DEE107 6/28/2011 12:17AM

    love your flowrs and your orchids are beautiful

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PATRICIAANN46 6/27/2011 9:59PM

  Hi Eleni.........
Your Double Coneflowers are so cool. Watch for doubles on your Bee Balm too. And, of course, your Orchids are the BEST!!!
I know that you will get back on track because YOU NEVER give up!!!!! It's one of the traits I admire most in you.
Take care.
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FLORIDAFLUTIST 6/27/2011 9:51PM

    What gorgeous flowers you have! Such a fantastic view of them, too!
I know you will get yourself back on track now!
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SHIRLEYX 6/27/2011 7:44PM

    Now that you are feeling better I'm sure that you'll get your eating turned around.

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Sunday

Sunday, June 26, 2011

I said we needed rain and we finally got some.Started storming last night and rained all morning. Roxy hates thunder.She hid under the bed all night. And she did not want to go potty either.But she was a good girl and held it til she decided it was ok outside. It is so hot here it is hard to breathe outside. I have only been out of house twice in last 3 weeks and that was to doctors. Bill has been getting groceries.
He did good except the chicken thighs on sale were the big packs. So I had to wrap them for freezer. I pulled all the skin off and made some broth. I have been out of my soup for days.I even used up all my can beans as I had Bill make me soup out of them for me . Now I have to make my soup in the next few days.
I can only sit in kitchen or out here for a short time.As soon as muscle starts to hurt I quit. Bill fixed me a different stool for kitchen.One that seat turns so I am not twisting my body so much. Orth doc agreed with me that twisting all the time to do stuff helped to aggravate the muscle. It has hurt off and on all day but not too bad.
We watched a movie that I taped from the sci-fi station.It is called Moby Dick. The special effects were like the ones back when we were young. Corny. Very corny
ok i need to stop.Here is a pic of grandson and his girlfriend

Hope you are having a good weekend

  
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FLORIDAFLUTIST 6/27/2011 2:56PM

    The rain and humidity have been a daily occurrence here, on the east coast, as well. It is thundering outside as I type this; I'm sure the rain will shortly follow.
I hope your back feels better soon! So nice of Bill to fix up that stool for you, and take care of your soup needs!

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REXTINE1 6/27/2011 10:32AM

    My rain gauge said we had 1.2 inches of rain yesterday - and it didn't come in 20 or 30 minutes! It was great for the plants.

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MPARKER67 6/27/2011 10:20AM

    Is this the one you found out was engaged through Facebook. I agree he should have called and told you.

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CLA1R3 6/27/2011 9:16AM

  Nice looking couple! What all do you put in your soup when you make it?

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PATRICIAANN46 6/27/2011 12:27AM

  Hi Eleni........
I guess I would have to forgive a grandson who is that cute..........very nice-looking couple.
If you lived closer, I would bring you some of my chicken noodle soup. It is so good!!!!! I can say that because the recipe is not an original of mine.........I got it from a former student. Even the noodles are home-made.
We are getting more storms tomorrow and heat and humidity by the weekend.....just in time for July 4th.
Please take good care of yourself.
Patti

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DEE107 6/27/2011 12:19AM

    what a great looking couple and glad you had a good day

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KATIE233 6/26/2011 10:50PM

    good looking grandson Eleni, cute picture.you take care of your back.i had to do flowers at mom,s grave today and a few pictures i took near the river too take a look when you can. so take care and get lots of rest.hugs

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GLORYB2014 6/26/2011 8:53PM

    I love homemade soup too Eleni! I hope you get feeling much better soon, no fun being stuck in the house and having pain to boot!
Lovely picture of your grandson and his girlfriend!
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MIZCATHI 6/26/2011 8:52PM

    Cute couple! And good idea with the stool.

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OURELEE1 6/26/2011 7:42PM

  Nice looking couple. I made gumbo today. Go figure it was 93today. I just wanted some. My eating has been very bad the past two weeks. Tomorrow will be better. Hope you get a good night rest.

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2BFREE2LIVE 6/26/2011 6:59PM

    What a good looking couple. I am sorry your back is still acting up. I would bring you some soup but it would go bad by the time I got there. Hope your back to normal soon. Sandy

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Just a Short Blog

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Today has been good. Muscle pain gets better every day. This was my best day.
But I am still not pushing it. I let Bill go to grocery store again this week.He did good. I do have some meat that will need to be wrapped for freezer and some veggies need getting ready. It can all wait til tomorrow.
I made myself yellow rice and shrimp tonight. I saw Anne Burrel doing a shrimp thing and she didn't waste anything.They cooked the shell of the shrimp and made a broth from it. I never thought of it before. She said it was no different that boiling bones for broth.
We have been getting the netflix DVd's and it is working great. The new tape comes back quickly as it is just coming from Tampa.
I found out on facebook that my oldest grandson is now engaged. Did not like finding out that way.He should have called and told us. Bill says I am too touchy.I say there are some things that should be done the right way.
Ok Just wanted to touch base. I have missed being on here.
Bill took Roxy to petco and she got her bath,pedicure,and teeth brushed. Looks and smells better
Hope you are having a good weekend.

  
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REXTINE1 6/26/2011 2:46PM

    I'm with you and Ann Landers (or whoever the advice lady is - might have been Miss Manners) - your grandson should have called to let you know, or his parents. The immediate family should get some consideration.

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JILL313 6/26/2011 11:41AM

    I am so glad you are feeling better and I'm looking forward to your blogging again. . .Pace yourself and don't overdo it!! God Bless You and Bill.

Hugs,

Jill

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MIZCATHI 6/26/2011 6:12AM

    It seems to me like in this age of communication that in some ways it's getting worse - like being connected to manners. I really saw that when my son had his brain tumor. But anyway, I'm sorry about that with your grandson. I need to get my puppies groomed today - it's funny how I like them better when they are cleaned and groomed! Haha!

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DEE107 6/26/2011 12:10AM

    sounds like a great day

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PATRICIAANN46 6/25/2011 11:13PM

  Hi Eleni........
I'm with YOU on the engagement announcement. A grandson should either call or tell his grandma in person.
I am so glad that you are feeling better.
I am also glad to hear that Roxy gets her teeth brushed..........now I don't feel quite so bad about taking Tyke for PT. What we dog-lovers won't do for our furry friends!!!
Have a great Sunday.
Patti

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KATIE233 6/25/2011 9:04PM

    i,m with you Eleni, about tell everyone it should be told over the phone or in person it shoud be a happy occasion.but maybe tomorrow you will get a call. be happy for him. i guess there will be another wedding soon.witch son is engaged do you have a picture of him.Roxy isn,t spoiled is she. glad Bill did good at the grocery store. well Eleni take care and get more rest hopefully you will feel even better tomorrow.tc hugs

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OURELEE1 6/25/2011 7:39PM

  That is how kids are raised today. Glad you are feeling better.

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0309COOKIE 6/25/2011 7:28PM

    I agree with you that you should have received a phone call about the engagement.

That Roxy sure is one pampered pooch! Lol.

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NWLIFESRC 6/25/2011 7:26PM

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