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Tuesday, December 13, 2011

I was very excited to see this on one of plants Bill got. Because of wind I ended up taking 45 pics to end up with 14.It is a red admiral swallowtail.






Brianna came today and did a lot of things for the party Sat. She is such a sweetheart.

  
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PATRICIAANN46 12/15/2011 6:03PM

  Hi Eleni.........
I am sitting here looking at your beautiful butterfly and bloom pictures, and the wind is just howling outside. Our windchimes are blowing straight out and my Santa windsock keeps hiding up on the roof till another big gust brings him back!!!!! It is getting colder.
Maybe I will come to your house for Christmas.......
Patti

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REXTINE1 12/14/2011 12:18PM

    I had never seen a butterfly like that before. No wonder you were excited.

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MIZCATHI 12/14/2011 6:44AM

    Hi there, had to catch up on a few of your blogs - I am so behind here. Gotta love FL this time of year. The flowers are lovely. I am not doing much for Christmas this year, but I still love it.

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DEE107 12/14/2011 12:20AM

    woo hoo and thanks for the pictures

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TILLIEBEE 12/13/2011 11:37PM

    Wow! Great pictures!

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OURELEE1 12/13/2011 7:29PM

  Love that picture of you. You still have the same facial expression as the picture. Take care. Charlotte

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DEEO12 12/13/2011 7:14PM

    Beautiful pics. I wish we had the weather you have. emoticon

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Flower pics. Part 1

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

The first few are old ones.Check out the christmas cactus blooming in with a jade.It was a piece that broke off during the summer and I just stuck it in pot.When you see the purple plant with a brown butterfly on it you are are going to see all the plants Bill got.


This is for Patti.I haven't been able to thin these.Will they die on me like this


Ok here are ones Bill bought










  
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PATRICIAANN46 12/14/2011 6:01PM

  Hi Eleni.......
Only YOU could stick a plant in with another plant and have it take and bloom!!!!!
The Cleome will stay very small and may still bloom but not as much as if they were thinned. Just pull a few out and throw them away..........Heaven knows, you still have lots of seeds left and if not, I will send you more. They look very healthy but will be stunted if left that crowded.
It's hard to wrap my mind around your blooming backyard when mine is barren and gray. We don't have snow yet, but it rained all day today and is dark and foggy. I like being able to share your blooms.
Take care.......
Patti

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SHIRLEYX 12/14/2011 8:11AM

    Your garden looks so beautiful!

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0309COOKIE 12/13/2011 6:58PM

    Such beautiful flowers. I especially like the Christmas cactus.

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Monday

Monday, December 12, 2011

Well I am almost finished with gifts. Kids are all getting money. Not a lot. But I made all the labels and put money in cards.So that is all done.
The only gifts we bought were 3 Hess trucks and 3 story books that records you reading it. I will wrap trucks shortly and do books tomorrow.
I have no idea what I will do for Bill. It has to be something special.
He brought home a bunch more flowers for back yard. It was too late to take a picture.Will do that tomorrow
I have been wanting to cook something in a crock pot with no liquid but couldn't find anywhere that said it was ok. So I went for it today.I used my oldest crock pot.I put potatoes,carrots and a chicken breast and a couple of thighs.I used some spices on stuff but no liquid. It worked great.The meat had enough juices that there was some broth in bottom. Then I opened a can of chicken gravy that I heated up. Just used a little of it. Bill made a pig of himself and he never does that. It turned out good this time.Will try it again with different kind of meat next time. Reduces amount of salt and calories in meal.
I am not baking cookies etc but am going to melt different colored chocolate and put on pretzels rods. I may coat a few ritz. Bill picked up chocolate a while ago.
we have so much to do before Saturday and we are so behind. We are just going to get a couple of platters . I wanted carpet cleaned but think I have waited too late.
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REXTINE1 12/13/2011 3:07PM

    Our grandkids all get money - and other relatives get presents sent over the internet. Shopping is easy.

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KATIE233 12/13/2011 2:23PM

    i will have to do that with the crock pot i probably put to much liquid into them.take it easy getting things ready for the big saturday.yes what are you getting for Bill ummm? and you wonder what he is getting for you? how about books does he need any other exercise stuff.it gets hard when we can go and buy it for ourselves and as we get older we have lots of things.take it easy.

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SHIRLEYX 12/13/2011 9:08AM

    You got a lot accomplished during the day. I also like to cook in the crockpot without liquid.

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SUNNY332 12/13/2011 8:50AM

    The dinner sounded good. Way to go and Bill liked it too.

I think you are doing great with your planning for Christmas. They will
appreciate whatever they get.

Hope you can figure out what to get Bill. Rich has been asking for a set of
The Interlinear Hebrew-Greek-English Bible By: Jay P. Green and last year when I looked, they were over $100.00 but this year, I found them on line for $49.00 We set a limit of $50.00 so was thrilled to find them within my budget.

I ask for an MP3 Player loaded with the Bible so I can listen to it when I walk.

Do have a GREAT day.

Sunny

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GLORYB2014 12/13/2011 6:29AM

    You had a great day! Gift almost finished and ready; good meal in crock pot; more flowers; I'm in a bind thinking of what to get my husband too! Don't want to get clothes, etc., it's got to be somethng unique!
Don't worry about the weekend, and best not to get the rugs cleaned anyway until after!! My sister coats pretzels with chocolate too and are they good!!
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DEE107 12/12/2011 10:50PM

    sounds like a good day and that can gravy has a lot of salt .. my mother was told if it has more than 300 per serving stay away hugs

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PATRICIAANN46 12/12/2011 10:49PM

  Hi Eleni.........
Your crock-pot meal made my mouth water, and I have already eaten supper!!! I do love crock-pot meals. I love that you get to smell them all day and that the entire meal is ready at once and that there is only one pot to clean. I guess there isn't anything that I don't love about them.
What to get Bill..........this may sound too mushy or sappy, but I think that YOU are the best present for Bill. He loves to do things for you that make you happy because he loves you so much. You, staying as healthy and happy as possible for him is the best gift you could give him.
Don't work too hard getting ready for Christmas. My Mom always tells me to clean AFTER all the company leaves...........not before they come. Maybe she has something ............
Later......
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JILL313 12/12/2011 10:10PM

    Your dinner sounds delicious and healthy--I wish I had some right now as still need to fix dinner. You must feel good about having all your Christmas shopping done except something for Bill and frankly he's the most important one. He sounds like the greatest thing since sliced bread was invented--I sure wish I could have found such a good man for myself. Have a good evening with your sweetie.

Hugs,

Jill

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DEEO12 12/12/2011 9:37PM

    Sounds like fun doing those chocolates! Also way to go in watching your salt intake and limiting that gravy. emoticon

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Sunday

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Bill did the grocery shopping and did pretty good.It has been a quiet day. I missed not going to store but we decided if I was having trouble at home I needed to just keep my butt here. Things haven't been so great but it could be much worse.I am not confined to a bed.I can still take care of myself and still do kitchen stuff. It could be much worse so I will just be thankful for what I do have and can still do.
Bill's plants have already attracted some butterflys.He is getting a few more for one small empty spot.
Our family Christmas party is saturday. It will be a full house.We are hoping it is a nice day so a lot of people can go outside.The smokers will for sure.
Watching another Christmas story on TV.Seem to be even more this year.
I have to admit I am enjoying my Christmas trees. And my Christmas cactus gets new blooms each day.
OK I am off to watch TV and play Words with Friends on facebook.Hope you had a good weekend .

  
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KATIE233 12/12/2011 2:57PM

    Hi Eleni, glad you are feeling better. glad Bill doing shopping maybe in the new year you will be able to go to do some shopping.getting ready for the big weekend can get to you so take it easy and get lots of sleepy time.i love watching Christmas programs to but i like bring out some i have to on tape. maybe i,ll go and see what i can find on disc of christmas stories.even enjoy the kids ones. i know we are all kids at heart at christmas time.lucky Bill does shopping glen rather drop me off and pick me up when i call.we did more christmas wrapping last night so just got 3 more people to do i,ll have to do glen,s by myself sometime.take care my dear friend and hopefully catch you on words with friends.hugs

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SUNNY332 12/12/2011 9:44AM

    Praying that each day you get stronger and stronger. God Bless you and be with you.

I am so glad you have Bill.

Hugs, Sunny

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SHIRLEYX 12/12/2011 9:01AM

    Glad to see a better day and a great attitude. It's nice that you have more than one Christmas tree!

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GLORYB2014 12/12/2011 7:21AM

    I'm so glad you had a nice Sunday Eleni. It's good that Bill can do the shopping, some men can't! And flowers, you have a lot of lovely ones to look at outside and your Christmas Cactus and Christmas trees inside! Sounds pretty good to me, my friend.
All we can do is do what we can and let others do the rest! And it's great when we can acknowledge that Eleni.
Getting ready for the Christmas party is something special to look forward too!
I, too, am enjoying watching all the Christmas movies on TV this year!!
Have a wonderful week!
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TILLIEBEE 12/12/2011 6:51AM

    I hope you get lots of party pictures taken!

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PATRICIAANN46 12/11/2011 11:07PM

  Hi Eleni..........
Me again.........you just can't get rid of me. Actually, I was on the computer till about 6 and then took a break to eat supper, clean up, and watch the Amazing Race. I really didn't care who won this time........sometimes I definitely have favorites, but the ones I really liked were out fairly early. I also paid some bills and watched The Good Wife. It is one of my favorite shows. Now I am back to finish up here and get to bed.
I do like your straw-hat picture, but the little girl is still my favorite.
Have a great night's sleep.
Patti

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CHYCHY01 12/11/2011 10:09PM

    i hope u get better soon, its good you are not over exerting yourself, hope u have a great party, emoticon

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NEWSTART127 12/11/2011 9:45PM

    Bill is a total sweetheart. I'm glad that he takes such good care of you and that you have so much family to fill your heart and home this holiday season. emoticon

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DEE107 12/11/2011 9:18PM

    just take care of you hugs glad Bill was able to do the shopping for you

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Saturday.A much better day

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Today was much better. I sleep late in mornings and Bill goes where ever. He made a trip to Home Depot and I have proof he can't go there either without buying. emoticon
He brought home some plants for butterfly garden as most of my plants in there are not blooming. We are having our family Christmas party next Sat and he wanted to add some color. Here is what h got for lower part of garden.Needs a few for upper part tho.




Ok Now do you remember the plant Bill got me that started with 2 flowers and 2 big blooms that finally bloomed making it have 4 flowers. The flowers died but it looked like it might bloom again.And it has.Once again it has 2bloomed and 2 buds.. Pretty cool




And here are some of my grand daughter Felicia and GGD Abigail



I have been having Bill do more stuff in check book.I have always written check and paid bills. I was checking for a check on laptop for him to put in book and decided to check charge card. Almost fell out of chair when I saw a charge of almost $800 to Walmart.com. Took an hour and 5 different people but it is suppose to be fixed. They are sending us a new card.They said it happens all the time. Since it is consider fraud if over $500 had to talk to different people.She said it should be off account by monday.
I finally got my nails done today and am in a better mood. I am super behind in replying to all your comments. I am sorry about that.
Ok Hope you are having a good weekend. Will try to limit my whinny blogs emoticon

  
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DEE107 12/11/2011 9:20PM

    oh my glad walmart fix your problem but the flowers are so pretty

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LKWQUILTER 12/11/2011 9:07PM

    What beautiful bright flowers Eleni. They brighten my day just looking at them. You are so blessed with such a wonderful hubby.

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REXTINE1 12/11/2011 3:22PM

    Did you have two 800 dollar charges or just one? I hope you wrote about that problem before. Even one would be a killer.

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SHIRLEYX 12/11/2011 9:24AM

    Glad you had a better day. It's nice that you were able to get your nails done.

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TILLIEBEE 12/11/2011 8:09AM

    Glad you had a better day!
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THISISIT-PA 12/11/2011 12:34AM

    Yay for feeling better! Beautiful flowers and beautiful grandchildren!

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KATIE233 12/11/2011 12:20AM

    flowers look great and Bill,s one. hope they got the money thing cleared up. that would be a shock. well i,m off to the tv tonight take care and have a great day tomorrow.

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PATRICIAANN46 12/10/2011 9:01PM

  Hi Eleni........
I am so glad to hear that you are feeling better today. I truly do believe in the Power of Prayer and your name goes up every day.
It is so good to see your blooms. It was only 4 degrees when we woke up today, so the sight of blooms is one we will have to wait a long time for. I will enjoy your pictures until then.
It is a good thing that you keep a close eye on your credit card balance. We do too. Do you have fraud protection on your card? I almost agreed to it with the card that we use 90% of the time, but then decided not to.
Have a good evening.
Patti

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OURELEE1 12/10/2011 8:56PM

 
As long as you are doing better. That's all th counts. Enjoy the rest of the weekend.

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SUNNY332 12/10/2011 7:12PM

    You do not have to reply to me, Ms. Eleni. I am so glad you had a better day. I love all of the plants Bill got for the Butterfly Garden. I can't wait to see them all planted. The colors are great.

The photos of your DGR and you GGD are precious.

Take care and know I am praying for you.

Sunny

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