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Monday, March 26, 2012

It has been a quiet day.I didn't get up til noon and went back for nap at 3.
had pork chops,mashed potatoes,spinach for supper.First time we have had mashed potatoes in a long time.
I had a little mishap with a knife last knife. It flipped off tray and point hit my leg. Just a tiny knick but had to put tight bandaid on it. This morning it was fine. after I was up awhile I thought I felt something lightly run down my leg. I thought maybe I had started bleeding but I wasn't. I have actually been having small drops of water come out of leg. My sister said it happened to her before but I never had but now I have. I guess that is one way to get rid of fluid.Ok I am watching DWTS and need to work on making med bags.
Hope your day was good
The eagles are back with 3 eggs

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PATRICIAANN46 3/27/2012 7:23PM

  Hi Eleni........
Please check with your Dr. re: the water........I have NEVER heard of water just coming out of a leg. Please check and then let me know what he/she says about it.
Do you have any favorites on DWTS yet? Of course, being from Wisconsin, I do have an interest in Donald Driver doing a good job. He has always been one of my favorite Packers.......he seems like a genuinely nice guy. The one that really stands out so far though is Mark's partner (the Classical Singer from England). She is phenomenal! Ken thought she was one of the Pros!
Take care of yourself. Put all of your knives away........Ken already put all of mine away........(for his own reasons).

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MPARKER67 3/27/2012 1:09PM

    Dinner sounds yummy.

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SHIRLEYX 3/27/2012 12:59PM

    Your dinner sounds good. Maybe you should get the leakage checked out!

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SUNSHINEGB 3/27/2012 8:01AM

    Mashed potatoes? Yummmm, haven't had them in ages and love them!
What on earth is the fluid that is coming out of your leg Eleni? Doesn't sound right to me, I'd have it checked.
Going to look at the Eagle site now, thanks for sharing.
Have a great day today!

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TILLIEBEE 3/27/2012 6:47AM

    Thanks for the head's up on the eagles!
Been watching Jewel the Black Bear and her cubs, but am ready to get back into that nest again!

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DEE107 3/27/2012 12:13AM

    becareful hugs and eagles are back that is even better

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KATIE233 3/27/2012 12:00AM

    becareful with those knives they bite haha.i always nick my fingers or that dam new potatoe peeler i took batterie out of it i use it by itself.still sharp takes me longer i think peeling with that instead of orinary peeler.most of the time i do potatoes with the skin.but not you?

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MICKEY341 3/26/2012 10:58PM

    Be careful with that leakage in your leg. That is the was Ted's started. Might want to check with your Dr.

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RURAL3 3/26/2012 10:53PM

    Don't you know that knives are scary stuff? I am suprised with all the cooking that you do that you haven't maimed yourself before this. I think maybe the fluid is coming out because it saw what you did to your leg and got scared that it was next. You never know. That is weird though.
DWTS is pretty good this year. I think Martina should go she just isn't a dancer. And I have to say Go Gladys. 67 and still going strong.

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FEISTYMAMA 3/26/2012 10:50PM

    That darn eagle cam! I wish I could watch all day.

My biggest fear is dropping a knife, especially with the baby always around. I can be clutzy. Be careful!!

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Short hello

Sunday, March 25, 2012

I have been recouping from yesterday. I had planned to go to grocery store with Bill but just wasn't up to it. So he headed to store and I headed to bed. Worked for me. He couldn't find a few things but nothing I am in hurry for.
Nothing new here. Beautiful weather. Hope you had a great weekend

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SUNNY332 3/26/2012 5:24PM

    Sorry you haven't been feeling well. Hopefully, you will by mid week and you can go to the store with Bill.

Thanks for stopping by my blog and for your comments.

Loved seeing the Eagles today.

Love you, Sunny

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REXTINE1 3/26/2012 2:30PM

    Is that woman demonstrating "self-control"?

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RURAL3 3/26/2012 2:05PM

    Love that pic. It was a great day here yesterday got up to 75 but alas, today it is 44.

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MPARKER67 3/26/2012 11:02AM

    Had a great weekend, thank you. Friday night dinner with my girlfriend who is moving back to Iowa on Monday. Saturday went to my sister's and did her and her daughter's taxes. Sunday morning went to the casino with a couple friends. We had lunch there and I walked out with $5.00 more than I went in with!!! Then went grocery shopping and home to do do laundry. Glad I have to work today as I get tired from having so much fun emoticon

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CEB2007 3/26/2012 8:32AM

    Loved the picture! Sometime my self-control comes into questions but I try. Hope you're feeling better today.

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SHIRLEYX 3/26/2012 7:49AM

    Hope the resting helps. Take care and take it easy.

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MICKEY341 3/25/2012 11:57PM

    Glad you are resting. We all tend to get started on something and work too long on it and it shows the next day! Tomorrow will be my day!!!
Have a great Monday!

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DEE107 3/25/2012 10:52PM

    glad you are alright and hope you are well rested

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FEISTYMAMA 3/25/2012 9:44PM

    Bill is so sweet to go grocery shopping for you. Jason would be so lost if I sent him alone, even though he goes with me all the time.

I was watching the eagle cam this evening. Very addictive. An egg is about to hatch.

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PATRICIAANN46 3/25/2012 9:08PM

  Hi Eleni.......
You are wise to heed your body's needs by resting and recuperating. I love a Sunday afternoon nap, but haven't had one in a long own fault!
Have a great week.

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SUNSHINEGB 3/25/2012 7:57PM

    Hopeyou've had a relaxing, restful day Eleni.
Weather wasn't bad here today either but is going downhill tomorrow . . . hard to believe it was around 80 a few days ago, will be going down to the 40's! YIKES!

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LKWQUILTER 3/25/2012 7:51PM

    A lazy day helps us recoup our energy. I think wee all need days like that.

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BLONDEMUSE1970 3/25/2012 7:46PM

    I hope you'll find your energy in the morning! Rest up and take care of yourself!


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KATIE233 3/25/2012 6:49PM

    that is good you are resting. i,m tired myself didn,t get much sleep last night things don,t quit running through my maybe i,ll get better sleep later take care. emoticon

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Plants Are Repotted Finally

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Well it wasn't easy but we finally got it done. Bill made a great plant repotting station from my old bed step he made years ago. It was perfect level. He did the heavy work.I took plants out of old pots and took all old dirt and root bound stuff off.Then I placed in pots. We ended up with 11 pots plus a repair to my largest christmas cactus.First is old plants.The little orchid has one bloom and other pot has a small flower.

The christmas cactus had a big piece in back that was bad so pulled it out and added some more soil.This was a doctoring

These were in a shallow pot and kept falling over

You can't see them all but there are 10 pots in a row here

orange tree


a very tired old lady

We both needed a nap but all that is left is putting orange tree in ground. I told Bill to ignore directions and just stick it in ground. He did everything they said to do with magnolia tree and I think it is smaller now. I get one bloom a year.
Hope your weekend is going good.

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PATRICIAANN46 3/25/2012 9:16PM

  Hi Eleni.......
I know that job made you tired, but I bet it was a "Good Tired." I know how much you love your plants and it shows.........they are beautiful!!! Job well done!!!

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REXTINE1 3/25/2012 5:39PM

    We have a great big avocado tree and actually get about two avocados a year. The tree starts out with hundreds, then sheds all but six to ten, and then someone comes along and steals all that they can reach. It's frustrating.

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FLEURGARDEN 3/25/2012 10:40AM

    I have to repot all of my orchids this spring. They're all in bloom right now though, so I probably won't get to it until May, right before I put them outside for the summer.

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APPLEPIEAPPLE 3/25/2012 8:38AM

    I am a gardener as well. Love the plants!

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TILLIEBEE 3/25/2012 8:23AM

    What a wonderful productive day loving your plants.
Your orchids always amaze me.
I wish I had a green thumb. Nurturing and caring for plants and being rewarded with gorgeous flowers is an amazing talent I admire so much!
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SHIRLEYX 3/25/2012 7:49AM

    Hopefully this is a good tired with a lot accomplished! Take it easy today and lots of rest.

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LKWQUILTER 3/25/2012 6:18AM

    You got it done Eleni. What lovely flowers and plants.

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MICKEY341 3/25/2012 1:32AM

    Love your flowers! I was going to work in the yard today, but things kept getting in the way of my plans...oh, well, there's always tomorrow!
Have a good Sunday!

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DEE107 3/24/2012 11:31PM

    have a great night and glad you got all your planting done and pretty flowers

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KATIE233 3/24/2012 11:18PM

    you and Bill did a great job! the cactus looks better now. i should take a picture of the plants i have upstairs i only have 3 in bathroom.your orchid is lovely i want one but they are 18 to 20 dollars at lablaws.they have different probably be tired tomorrow rest and cook a easy supper tomorrow. emoticon emoticon that was Bill sweating. emoticon emoticonhave a good night talk to you sometime tomorrow.

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LINOVER 3/24/2012 10:12PM

    Your plants are beautiful! You really put in a lot of hard work repotting them. Get some rest!

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FENWAYGIRL18 3/24/2012 9:14PM

    it takes a lot of love to do that, you must love your flowers as much as I do... Hope you both took a well deserved nap! flowers are beautiful!

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GOOZLEBEAR 3/24/2012 8:40PM

    Your flowers are beautiful and you and your hubby sure did lots of work. You deserve a rest now!!!! Thanks for posting!!

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BLONDEMUSE1970 3/24/2012 8:35PM

    Loving all of your flowers :) I am living in an apartment now so I will be lucky to get just a few pretty flowers in pots once the warm weather sticks!



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0309COOKIE 3/24/2012 7:56PM

    You got a lot accomplished today. All the plants look great. I'm sure they will do much better in the new soil too.

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FEISTYMAMA 3/24/2012 6:43PM

    Jason doesn't read directions when planting trees either and they've all been fine. You two did slot of work today! I'm sure you'll sleep well tonight!

I live how sunny it looks outside. Our beautiful weather is gone for now, but I hope it returns quickly.

Your orchid is beautiful!

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Friday, March 23, 2012

I was suppose to get my plants repotted but didn't happen. Brianna is sick so I told Angel to not come. Looks like Bill and I will have to do it afterall. You would think that we would have all kinds of help with 8 kids.Those that would live too far away and others never offer. Yes it does bother me sometimes.
We had baked wings for supper. But made way too many. You know what that means. We ate too many.
Bill surprised me by getting the domino game out last night. We play the mexican train and it always takes 2 nights and sometimes 3. So far he is killing me.I got caught with double zeros twice . Hopefully when we play later I can do better emoticon
OK Just stopped by to say hello.
Oh To Robin, Have you ever seen the huge hairy mystery whatever in your area. I watched a program on it this afternoon and there have been a lot of sightings in your area.

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REXTINE1 3/24/2012 1:05PM

    The BW got her plants repotted (she bought seeds and a starter tray) and I had to dig the holes for them. Yesterday she said she was running out of potting soil, so I went to Home Depot for another (40 pound) bag. Today she has some of the old bag left over, so the new bag is just parked against the east fence.

She planted hollyhocks between each of the shrubs that I planted along the east fence last year, so she will get a hedge on that side faster (I think). I suspect it will be a mess later, but she's the boss.

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CANBDONE 3/24/2012 8:34AM

    We both over-indulged on wings last night...I'm guiltier, as I bought mine. They weren't baked and I had fries with them! Today's another day,Scarlett! My son (Larry's oldest) is coming tonight to get some more of his daddy's tools. I'm trading them my big freezer for their little one, as I don't need it anymore. He takes care of alot of stuff for me, as he's handy like his daddy. The problem is he's willing but works 6 days a week and lives in Leesburg, Florida. My son lives in Tennessee, so he stays off the hook and Jenny (in town)doesn't have much time with work and the kids...but will help if I ask her. I know the frustration of not being able to do what I once could do for myself. Larry was such a hard worker! My competitive spirit loves games, too. May you be the Domino Dominator today!

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DEE107 3/24/2012 12:37AM

    sounds like fun and so sorry you didnt get your plants repotted hugs

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GRAMMAP1 3/24/2012 12:00AM

    You may be better off with one. They can't expect the "other guy" to do it. I see our Neighbor's Son over every day, but I am blessed to hear from mine once a week!

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KATIE233 3/23/2012 11:50PM

    if i was closer i would do it for you. i love flowers and working in the garden. i find it calms me down.hope she hasn,t got your cold. i,m tired today so i,m going to relax til it is time for me to go to sometime tomorrow.

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PATRICIAANN46 3/23/2012 10:59PM

  Hi Eleni.........
I know what you mean by kids not helping. Our oldest son is extremely busy with his job, one child, and a pregnant wife, but if we really needed him, he would be there. Our youngest son has ADD and we have NEVER been able to count on him. We feel good when he does well at work or in his personal life. Life has always been a battle for him, so we know that we can't expect much. We do ask though and when he can help, I know that it makes him feel better about himself.

Hope Brianna is feeling better soon. There is still so much flu going around.

Good Luck with Dominoes tonight..........and have a great weekend.

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FEISTYMAMA 3/23/2012 10:54PM

    Big Foot? The only hairy monsters I see in Wisconsin are my dogs. emoticon Please tell me more! What channel were you watching?

Poor Bill, I know how much he loves reporting plants... He'll do it cause he loves you. I hope Brianna feels better soon.

I suggested wings for dinner tonight but Jason said no. Good thing because I wouldn't have made them, we would've bought them. I can only imagine the calories!

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RURAL3 3/23/2012 7:42PM

    I learned how to play mexican trains at our Christmas party this year. It is really fun but my DH doesn't want to learn. emoticon Next time I am in FL I will stop by.

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LKWQUILTER 3/23/2012 7:30PM

    Eleni, that sounds so familiar. We have 1 daughter and 3 dgd's locally and we are very lucky if they follow through what they promised. When the other 2 children (live 4 hrs away) come, too busy catching up with everyone to come much help out of them. lol Have fun playing dominoes and replanting the flowers. I would offer to help but have a very black thumb. ((HUGS))

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NOW2DAY 3/23/2012 7:26PM

    Your large family is a blessing to you. Getting family to help is another story. If you don't expect anything then you won't be disappointed. You know my mother always said don't cry about what you could have done when I'm gone.

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SUNSHINEGB 3/23/2012 7:16PM

    ? ? I'm curious about the huge hairy mystery in someone's area?

I'm hearing more and more how people's grown children don't help out very much Eleni, you sure aren't alone with that. It's a shame but then, some live too far away, others seem to have a lot going on in their own lives, etc. It's sad.

You sound pretty chipper tonight and hope you're feeling good. Good luck with the domino game!!

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TILLIEBEE 3/23/2012 6:48PM

    I know that 5 never can I don't doubt 8 can't either.

Hope Brianna gets better soon! She's your little worker bee!


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Thursday, March 22, 2012

I am now on my laptop. I did the other one on main computer. I had to use it as it has my photo program for triming etc. I will admit I said many un ladylike language. I got a new cordless keyboard for out there and it is a nightmare. I made the mistake of buying a cheap one.You get what you pay for.
I had to get bloodwork done today so had to leave house. We had lunch and then headed to Home Depot to get more potting soil.Couldn't resist buying a few more plants. Brianna is going to repot plants tomorrow. Hope she doesn't back out on me.
I even ordered some coneflowers.My old ones are not coming up and they are butterflies favorite.
Have no news on Tamara or Joy so hopefully no news is good news.
Another beautiful day in Florida

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REXTINE1 3/23/2012 3:49PM

    No news is good news,

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KATIE233 3/23/2012 12:50PM

    oh nice getting out and having lunch and the home depot so what did you get now?my favorite place to buy flowers and plants are canadian tire garden centre and for my garden stuff it,s hills garden centre. canadian tire for top soil when it,s on sale.can,t wait to get my veggie garden early yet.have a great day.cloudy here weekend suppose to rain.

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RURAL3 3/23/2012 11:10AM

    I think you can use a day without news. Enjoy emoticon

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MPARKER67 3/23/2012 9:49AM

    I am so angry with my association I will do no plants this year. I have 2 christmas cacti, a tiny jade plant, a spider plant and 2 tall cacti with leaves at the top and a small saguaro at work on my windowsill. I will try to take pictures and post them. You do such a great job.

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CANBDONE 3/23/2012 9:35AM

    Getting the cheaper one made me think of the Kuerig coffee maker I treated myself with...I bought the least expensive one instead of the middle one. It makes a good cup of coffee, but my large cup doesn't fit and I have to brew it twice. The water doesn't heat up as fast(2 minutes. Instead of taking it back, I use the extra waiting time to empty the dishwasher! I love the passion you have for nature. When you share it,you bless me! I have the two grand darlings today, the weekend, and 3 days next week...spring break. Say a prayer! I'm going to take them to the park today, with some peanut butter sandwiches and drinks.

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SHIRLEYX 3/23/2012 7:49AM

    It's good that you were able to get out of the house. You have such beautiful plants.

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MICKEY341 3/23/2012 12:17AM

    Love your pictures and flowers. I haven't done any new flowers yet, but that is the plan for the week end.
Have a good one.

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PATRICIAANN46 3/22/2012 9:37PM

  Hi Eleni.......
I bet it felt good to be out and about today. Nothing picks me up like a trip to the plant area of Home Depot. I am very dangerous there.......especially if I am alone!!!
We finally got some rain today which forced me to stay in the house and catch up on some cleaning. My floors needed scrubbing and Elizabeth will be here most of the day tomorrow, so I wanted to get that done before she comes.
Will close for now as I want to get to bed a bit earlier tonight. I always need as much energy as possible to keep up with that little girl!
Take care.

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FEISTYMAMA 3/22/2012 9:05PM

    Teehee, unladylike language. So you were talking like a truck driver huh?

I agree, you get what you pay for, unless of course it's on sale. I love my laptop! I can go all over the house with it and take it on vacation.

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TILLIEBEE 3/22/2012 8:15PM

    Guess what. Even expensive stuff breaks and doesn't work! LOL

Glad you got out and had a change of scenery and enjoyed the fresh air!

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OURELEE1 3/22/2012 7:54PM

  Glad you got out of the house. I'm like you no news is good news.

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