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Monday, September 26, 2011

As I don't foresee much happening i will blog now.
It has been raining for a couple of hours and doesn't look like it is going to quit.So when I finish this I will get my nap.
I had hoped they would be here today to work on yard but it won't be til Wed. Bill has finally lost his patience. He let the boss man know he wasn't happy.
i am now having trouble with my computer locking up. GRRRRRRR. I have done all I know to do so I will get the computer guy out and say fix it. He can deal with the aggravation. makes it hard to play scrabble when i have to constantly refresh page.
I finally got my sketch ready for pen and worked on it for awhile.
Ok Only pic I have today is this poor mocking bird shaking off the rain i hear a cardinal outside but can't spot it

watched the new show "The Chew" that took the place of my soap. Not too impressed. too much perkiness. from all of them.
ok Hope your day is going well.

  
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BARBARAROSE54 9/27/2011 8:20AM

    sorry your computer is giving you a hard time.

good luck with your yard, they all want the job, but when the time comes to do it they sure aren't the best choice.

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KATIE233 9/27/2011 12:04AM

    hi there scrabble buddy, we are going to get your rain for a few days if not 3 so you should have some sun. emoticon i been watching woodpeckers and purple finches and chickadees i hear bluejay but he won,t come around here so i got some peanuts if the squirrels leaves them alone.hahaha!love your picture of little doggie. cute!well take care and have a better day tomorrow. emoticon emoticon

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CT-FL-SNOWBIRD 9/26/2011 9:08PM

    I also watched "The Chew" for the first and last time, today. I give them a couple of months and they'll be history.

My favorite daytime show is still "The View". I tried out "The Talk" on CBS and didn't like it.

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DEE107 9/26/2011 6:17PM

    its cloudy here and damp ugh so sorry its raining there

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MIZCATHI 9/26/2011 4:40PM

    Rain rain go away
Head your way instead to TEXAS!

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MPARKER67 9/26/2011 3:25PM

    Poor mocking bird. I don't like being wet but it is okay if it is haot out and I am wet from the pool LOL.

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REXTINE1 9/26/2011 2:58PM

    I can relate to your compouter frustration. Right now everything is working correctly - and I'm waiting for the other shoe to drop.

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TILLIEBEE 9/26/2011 2:38PM

    Boy can I relate about your non-workmen.

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PATRICIAANN46 9/26/2011 2:17PM

  Hi Eleni.......

It is raining hard and is also very windy here, so I will do some cleaning when I finish sparking. Our COMPANY returns tomorrow, so I want to get as much done as I can today. Maybe I should take a nap so that I nourish my patience!!! If I snap and kill my BIL, will you call me in prison?
Have a good day......
Patti

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Another Short Blog

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Not much going on. got a few odds and ends done. bill did a few honey dos outside for me.He debudded my plants and moved some around. i watered all the orchids etc that he isn't suppose to water unless I tell him. He went out and counted the blooms a minute ago. big momma has over 150 blooms on it.
Just talked to spark pal PATRICIAANN46's for about an hour.That was nice.
Play some scrabble on facebook.My favorite game. i am learning words I never heard of.
i took a couple of my pen and inks and put two sided tape on back and had Bill put them on wall of art room.Also a picture Landon sent us

Also worked on sketch i am going to pen.I am almost ready to start work on it.

It is a dark,gloomy rainy day.It is only 84 and that is coolest we have had.It was 92 yesterday.
Ok Time to find something for supper. Hope your weekend is going good.

  
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TSISQUAUSDI 9/26/2011 12:18PM

    Sometime we need not much to be going on! I'm grateful for those rare days!

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MPARKER67 9/26/2011 12:16PM

    Chicago has rain and 50 today. Miss the Florida warmth and sunshine.

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SHIRLEYX 9/26/2011 9:42AM

    Love your pen and inks!

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2BEHEALTHYAGAIN 9/26/2011 12:00AM

    It was rainy here most of the day. Love your pictures. 150 blooms is awesome!

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PATRICIAANN46 9/25/2011 11:46PM

  Hi Eleni.......

It was so nice to talk to you today. I have heard your voice on your videos, but it was much clearer on the phone. The hour went very fast and we still have lots to talk about. We will do it again soon.

Love your Art work and Landon's too. Have a great week.

Patti

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DEE107 9/25/2011 10:48PM

    rainy here so I know the feeling

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NEWSTART127 9/25/2011 8:48PM

    It's gloomy today here, too. Muggy and some sprinkles earlier when I was down in Folsom. It's a far cry from the 97 degree heat we had on Thursday. Like all the artwork! emoticon

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REXTINE1 9/25/2011 5:42PM

    I got rained on today, and wet feet into the bargin. It was a quiet day here too - I did make another big pot of soup - the same as last time, except two pounds of black beand instead of peas, and half a big head of cabbage instead of celery. I also left out the mushrooms so the BW can safely eat some. No corn, wheat, mushrooms, or tomatoes if she wants to eat some.

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Short Blog

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Not much going on. Did get to grocery store and still have to wash veggies and bag,
Was tired out so took a nap.Bill is still sleeping.
I had hoped the yard guys would show up but they didn't.
Hope you are enjoying your weekend.

  
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SHIRLEYX 9/25/2011 10:02AM

    Hope your lawn guys come tomorrow.

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DEE107 9/24/2011 11:16PM

    hope you are happy with their work if not dont pay them

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KATIE233 9/24/2011 10:04PM

    maybe on monday they will show up. anything new in the grocery line? have a good day and a better one tomorrow.

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2BEHEALTHYAGAIN 9/24/2011 10:02PM

    Guess they aren't in any hurry. So unprofessional!! Hopefully they'll return soon and get the job finished!

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TILLIEBEE 9/24/2011 9:47PM

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MOMMA_BEAR_69 9/24/2011 9:24PM

    Hope you had a great Saturday and enjoyed your nap!!!

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PATRICIAANN46 9/24/2011 8:49PM

  Hi Eleni........

It would be nice to get a phone call to let you know what is going on. It only takes a couple of minutes........

I am tired tonight. I went to a Dinner Theatre production of 7 Brides for 7 Brothers with my SIL today. It was fun, but I am worn out from trying to keep up with all we have had going on lately.

Have a good Sunday.
Patti

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2BFREE2LIVE 9/24/2011 8:19PM

    We all need our rest even the guys who are working on your yard. They probably have family and wanted to spend some time with them on a weekend day. Don't fret or worry it will get done and you will be happy with the results.
Have a wonderful weekend. Sandy

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REXTINE1 9/24/2011 6:21PM

    After a while it makes you nuts when they don't show up and don't call - or return your calls.

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Saw a Hummingbird and a Swallowtail today

Friday, September 23, 2011

I was wondering if I would ever see another hummingbird and today I did. It stayed longer too. I tried to get some pics but only got this one. Not the best but you can see what it is if you look closely.

Then right after it left a black Swallowtail came and stayed long enough for me to get a picture. It has been coming by almost every day but only long enough for me to see it but not take a pic.



And always are dragonflies flies lately


And here is Brianna


The back yard is beginning to be a small nightmare as nothing is going right. Guy put new pump in today but now piping needs something else. The lawn guys did fill in the holes but that's about all they did.It is just a bunch of small delays. I don't know why things never seem to go smoothly for us.
They never came back to finish up next door. Front and back yard full of bamboo branch's and still all of bamboo not down.
What ever happened to people doing a good job.
My eating is not good at all. can't get my mojo in gear. That is stressful not succeeding.
Stressed out about my daughters even tho there is nothing I can do.
I know.Excuses,Excuses.
Ok Hope you are having a good day.

  
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REXTINE1 9/24/2011 1:58PM

    Good pictures - and I hope your yard gets done soon. Our new kitchen took unexpectedly longer because the new cabinets weren't all right three times - the last time we gave up and just took what they sent. we were cooking on a hot plate and washing dishes in the bathroom for quite a while.

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SHIRLEYX 9/24/2011 9:29AM

    Sounds like you need a day to breath deep, relax, and do something you really enjoy to take your mind off things.

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2BEHEALTHYAGAIN 9/24/2011 2:24AM

    Beautiful pictures! Hope the yard gets finished soon with no more unpleasant surprises.

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KATIE233 9/24/2011 12:22AM

    wow good picture of the hummingbird and butterfly and of course dragonfly. Brianna is good picture with the ducks.all good pics.don,t stress over the yard and your daughter to much it will all work out some how.take care and have or try have a good day tomorrow.

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DEE107 9/23/2011 11:17PM

    great pics what is going to happen will and what isnt dont worry just take care of you first

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TILLIEBEE 9/23/2011 8:40PM

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After what I went through waiting for a washer repairman to do his job, I can relate!

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PATRICIAANN46 9/23/2011 6:40PM

  Hi Eleni.........
When your Cleome blossoms are in full bloom, you will see lots of both Hummers and Butterflies.

Love your pictures........as usual.

I am sorry about your stress.........I wish that I could give you good advice on how to handle it..........but I can't give myself good advice and I am knee-deep in stress 90% of the time!!! I have stories about the stress of company that will have you rolling on the floor.

Have a good weekend.
Patti

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CANBDONE 9/23/2011 5:27PM

    I've decided that my kids are strongholds in my life. I allow their problems to give me permission to binge. I have to get better at "giving it to God". A mother's heart...bittersweet. I can only imagine our frustration with the backyard. I'm trying to play Scarlett with mine!

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MPARKER67 9/23/2011 5:22PM

    If we didn't use food for our frustrations, all Hawks would be slim. The hummingbird and swallowtail are beautiful.

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Disappointed in back yard.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

I was hoping they would not take all of bamboo tree down but they are. I wanted it to stay as it gave some shade to part of yard and birds loved it. I hope birds go to the other neighbors tree.It will take some getting use to being able to see sky and trees way over that I never could see before.
Then they had a problem in our yard with sprinkler system. Our pump wouldn't handle the heads. Now we have to wait til we have a new pump put in.They think it can be done Sat. So yard is dug up and no sod can be put down yet. We had hoped to get sod down . This back yard is getting very expensive.I hope it will be worth it.
Roxy went to vets today and she is in perfect health. but she was very bad mannered. Two different dogs wanted to just say hello and she snarled and snapped at them.We think she just didn't want them near Bill.Jealous.
Just got a call from my son Benjamin and little Ben has been in the hospital since yesterday. Poor guy gets so constipated that he ends up in hospital for it. Not a fun thing for a twelve year old boy.
Angel and Brianna are suppose to come over and do a few things.
Oh My experimental meal the other night turned out very good. Now all I have to do is try to remember what I put in it. emoticon
Ok later

  
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DETERMINEDANGI 9/26/2011 1:13PM

    Poor Ben! Ash has chronic constipation too. We frequently have "code brown" weekends where she gets flushed and cleaned out. Not fun for anyone!

I hope he feels better soon.

And I hope that your backyard gets finished and looks amazing. I can't wait for pictures of the end product. emoticon

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2BEHEALTHYAGAIN 9/24/2011 12:44AM

    Bummer about the bamboo! I'm sure that your yard will be gorgeous and well worth it once it's finished!

Hope little Ben is doing better.

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REXTINE1 9/23/2011 3:01PM

    Your last line made me chuckle.

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MIZCATHI 9/23/2011 6:31AM

    I have not been around for the past several days and happy to catch up with the changes in your life. Bamboo is pretty, but so invasive.

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KATIE233 9/23/2011 12:16AM

    oh shoot they got to take the bamboo down some neirbours aeh! maybe you can get something birds will like.hope your yard will be fix soon for good.sorry to hear Ben not feeling well not good.glad the girls come over and do some work for you they are good girls.glad Roxy is in good shape other than being jealous of other dogs near Bill or you.lucky she didn,t see the other ones the other day.well take care my friend bye for now.

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DEE107 9/23/2011 12:07AM

    wow you are really busy and adding to my prayers hugs

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MARJIJANE 9/22/2011 7:29PM

    We can moan and groan together...I have nothing but lots of dirt and a few weeds...which will grow into a forest of weeds once the rains come.... but then, we do have a back yard and we can retreat there when we want... glorious!

Love to Love you! LTLY

Marjie

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TILLIEBEE 9/22/2011 6:56PM

    Poor little Ben!

Your backyard will be a beautiful place once you are done with it. I know what it feels like to lose big trees and shade though. At least bamboo grows fast if you can plant more.

Have a nice evening!

PS my backyard looks horrible and has no future of looking better, so I love to look at your photos and pretend. emoticon emoticon

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CANBDONE 9/22/2011 6:46PM

    My backyard is so sad right now....I hate going back there. The pool is still down and the fence needs mending. I'm going to see if there's anything my yard man can do...otherwise I have to wait for Tracy to come back. (Larry's son...and my stepson. He's really like MY son, too.) What did you cook for your mystery meal?

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MPARKER67 9/22/2011 6:11PM

    Oh my. I hate when projects just keep adding up. Maybe you could plant a new bamboo plant. I don't know what it would cost. emoticon

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JILL313 9/22/2011 5:27PM

    It seems with any kind of improvements there are always clitches--nothing every goes smooth. With our dog it seems he always wants to make friends with the other dogs and has a shrill bark so everyone looks at us and wonder why he has to bark so loud--LOL!! I'm really sorry about your poor GS having to be in the hospital as that must be embarrassing and not fun at his age. . .I'm glad your meal was delicious!! Enjoy your evening--any new TV shows you'd recommend yet?

Hugs,

Jill

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2BFREE2LIVE 9/22/2011 5:22PM

    Have Bill put in some taller type of tree or more bamboo I love the bamboo I just planted on the side yard to deter golf balls from hitting the side of the house.
The birds need somewhere they can feel safe so they will keep coming back to visit.
Hope you and the girls have a good visit. Sandy

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