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Dark Dreary,Windy,Rainy Day

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Good day to go take a nap which I will do shortly.
I didn't figure out what made a pic be such a big file but did find out how to fix it. Just does it once in awhile.
Here is pic of desert rose that was almost dead when we moved it to back patio.Now it is blooming great


This is to show my orchids are still blooming.It has been weeks.

Here is plumaria from yesterday and the neighbors I took thru the wiring



My hibiscus


Small orchid I repotted
Storm coming in and they are telling what to do if a tornado comes our way.maybe I better put some clothes on instead of night gown. emoticon
I hope Roxy's has a big bladder as she will not go outside.
I am going to go take a nap. Have some large lima beans in crock pot. Will bag in serving size and freeze. I have to do it that way or I will eat way too many. Bill hates them.
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Oh If you watch the video I put up on animals did you notice the one bat was carrying a baby. I didn't like the bees

  
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KATIE233 5/30/2012 2:36PM

    like your flowers. oh i,m like Bill hate lima beans.yuck! yes i notice the bat was carrying something but didn,t now it was a baby.i really enjoyed that program.take care and we still have no rain hopefully soon.

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JOANNS4 5/30/2012 2:02PM

    I like the pretty flowers. emoticon

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DEEO12 5/30/2012 12:48PM

    Your flowers look beautiful and i am glad you are bagging your food. I know that helps you a lot. Also i re watched the video and saw the baby bat that the mom was holding. I didn't notice it the first time. Amazing video.

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SHIRLEYX 5/30/2012 6:02AM

    Hope the storm passed you by. Yesterday I napped too! After 10 solid days of stress running to the hospital for my son (over an hour each way) I needed the nap!
Hope you have a peaceful sunny day today - and some sunshine too! LOL

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DEE107 5/30/2012 12:17AM

    love your flowers

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KNITLEIGH 5/29/2012 11:03PM

    The flowers are very beautiful!!


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GLORYB2014 5/29/2012 6:39PM

    I hope you didn't get too bad of a storm Eleni and YES, do put on clothes when something drastic is coming ... lol.

Great pictures, I always love seeing your flowers, some are ones I've never seen before so it's extra nice to see them on your blogs.

You think of the greatest ways of doing food. I wouldn't have thought of cooking a pot of things for me, just to freeze ... great ideas!

See you tomorrow!
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MPARKER67 5/29/2012 5:35PM

    Hope you made it through the storm and all is sunny and warm again.

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PATRICIAANN46 5/29/2012 4:33PM

  Hi Eleni.........
It is sunny, in the mid-70s, with low to no humidity........in other words.......absolutely PERFECT!!!!!!! I would love to live in this kind of weather year round. I actually felt like doing LOTS of activities today and started by taking my DIL and baby-Nola to her first Dr. appt. She gained so the nursing is going well. Her Dr. also said that her color is perfect. I can't get over how she looks people right in the eye and follows movement. I didn't think that ability happened this soon.
Do you put your orchids in a spot outside that is not only shady, but also allows rain to hit them; or do you control the amount of water they get by only watering them yourself?
Later........I'm going outside.....
Patti

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WOLFSPIRITMOM 5/29/2012 4:00PM

    Dreary, rainy, windy, cool here too in Winnipeg MB Can. Beautiful pictures, thanks.

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REXTINE1 5/29/2012 3:44PM

    We never did have a dog that liked to go out when it was raining. If the irrigation system has gotten around to the back they won't go out then either. I do believe that if they're desperate enough they will go into the front yard (a treat because it's not fenced) but then come back inside and shake the water on the furniture.

PS - I like the rain - it means I don't have to drag a hose around to water the grass plugs.

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TRYNAGAIN194 5/29/2012 3:36PM

    I see someone has a green thumb.D-I-L- gave me a peace lily..it did ok for awhile,now white blooms are tuning brown & drooping.Maybe I should send it your way..lol.
Hope you enjoyed your nap.I'm about to take one myself.Love rain but it does make me sleepy.
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MDMNINA 5/29/2012 3:36PM

    Dark, dreary and windy here in south county too. But no rain yet. Send some of yours our way!

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KICKINGIT@56 5/29/2012 2:42PM

    You have quite a green thumb. The orchids especially are so beautiful! Looking at them is bound to cheer you up even on the gloomiest day. It's dark, dreary and rainy where I am too in FL thanks to tropical storm Beryl, but we really needed the rain.

Stay safe and God bless

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if this works this is awesome

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

www.youtube-nocookie.com/embed/xHkq1
edcbk4?rel=0

  
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TURTLETRACK 5/30/2012 6:18PM

    That was beautiful. I did see the baby stuck to the mom. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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KATIE233 5/30/2012 2:30PM

    that was amazing thanks for sharing.

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JOANNS4 5/30/2012 2:07PM

    emoticonbeautiful. emoticon

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GLORYB2014 5/29/2012 6:46PM

    Thanks Eleni, I enjoyed watching this and especially loved all those butterflys, never saw so many in one place before! Thanks for sharing with us.
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PATRICIAANN46 5/29/2012 4:21PM

  Very Nice........... emoticon

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DEEO12 5/29/2012 2:30PM

    That was beautiful! So relaxing too. Amazing close up video. I really liked watching that.

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LKWQUILTER 5/29/2012 1:57PM

    Beautiful.

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KNITLEIGH 5/29/2012 1:55PM

    Very beautiful!

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Monday

Monday, May 28, 2012

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Bill rented another tape but neither of us liked it. So I am watching next network food star I taped the other night.
I had a great surprise when I looked out the window today.One of my plumaria's has bloomed. Bill was sweet enough to take the pic as it is a little cloudy and pics don't take good thru window. He also took a couple of pictures of my lonely little orange tree I talked Bill into getting me.


Again I can't show you the orange tree. It says the file is too large.This is second time I have had this problem.
Oh well here are a couple others



I have to figure out why I get a big file some times.It did it on a small plant the other day.
Hope you are enjoying your long weekend.

OK I think I resized the pics of orange tree.

  
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SUNNY332 5/29/2012 3:15PM

    Thanks for stopping by my page this weekend. Dad is about the same and I have been busy with company the past week. Sorry about being MIA.

How are you feeling? I love the photos - especially the plumaria and the orange tree. Do you have a fig tree? They don't grow in the part of the country very well but I love figs. We saw an ad the other day from a local nursery for a Fig tree that was hybridized for our area. We are going to look into it.

Take care and hope all is well.

Sunny

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REXTINE1 5/29/2012 11:01AM

    The BW likes less than half the movies she picks up - and quite a few books she checks out too. I think that's just a hazard.

Great pictures as usual.

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SHIRLEYX 5/29/2012 9:30AM

    I love the pics. Especially the orange tree!

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DEE107 5/29/2012 12:16AM

    love your pictures and have a good day

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KATIE233 5/28/2012 11:18PM

    love your pictures as always you got some nice flowers around your place.Abigail is so cute.take a look at my pictures .take care hugs

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GLORYB2014 5/28/2012 7:51PM

    Beautiful flowers, orange tree and sweet little Abigail!
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0309COOKIE 5/28/2012 4:38PM

    What an adorable picture!

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LKWQUILTER 5/28/2012 3:30PM

    Beautiful plant Eleni. Now, that is a mighty cute "cop" too. lol Have a great day.


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MDMNINA 5/28/2012 3:22PM

    Hope your having a great Memorial Day!

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PATRICIAANN46 5/28/2012 3:14PM

  Hi Eleni..........
I want that sweet little Police Patrol girl to show up on my doorstep!!!!!!! She has the most beautiful eyes.

Love the Plumaria. I have never had one.

As soon as I finish here, I am going to finish Nola's (new baby) blanket and mend a Spider-Woman costume for Elizabeth. She is invited to a SuperHero Birthday Party next Sunday and we were lucky enough to find this costume at a Garage Sale on Friday. I didn't even know she needed it.........sometimes I do the right thing!!!

Have a great day.
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Grocery Day

Sunday, May 27, 2012

I hate making the grocery list. If I stuck to it my bill would be lower. I had what I thought was a smaller list but we both added stuff.I know it goes back to days when I couldn't afford food. Now I keep cabinets, fridge and freezer full.
Bill is really getting into getting dvd's out of red box's. emoticon It is cheap and comes in handy when nothing on TV and we don't have our net flix dvd. I finally made a list of dvds we have watched and now have to make one for red box. It is hard to believe how many we have watched. 90 from netflix so we have made good use of it.
It was pouring rain this morning but turned out to be a beautiful sunny day.
Bill is grilling our supper tonight. We split lunch today and I did ok.
He now bowls on Monday nights since his friday league quit for the summer.
Only a few pics.Here are the 3 size cups I have.One on left is just for long trips and fits car cup holder,middle one I use in house,little one can be for coffee or when you just want a small drink.

Visitor to back yard

I will soon have 3 coneflowers on this plant


Hope you had a good day.Time to go sauté some mushrooms to go with small steak Bill is going to cook me.

  
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KATIE233 5/28/2012 11:24PM

    nice pictures , supper sounds yummy i love mushrooms and onions together.i can eat a big plate of mushrooms yummy. making me hungry. i go to dentist tomorrow to get two teeth filled they are aching for 3 days so i had to phone and get a appointment . so there is another big bill. i,m the same way with a grocery list i always gets more.have a super day.

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REXTINE1 5/28/2012 2:57PM

    We keep the pantry (and freezer, and firge) full too, and I do buy stuff when I browse the grocery store. It usually comes in handy, but we often have too much to eat right now, so some gets thrown away.

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DEEO12 5/28/2012 12:51PM

    I know what you mean by days will no money and now having stocked cupboards, fridge and freezer. But it turns out it is not so much me but my husband. He doesn't eat much at all, so weird. He says he remembers what it was like going to bed hungry as a child. And he won't have that fo his kids. So food is always in this house.

WTG in making a list and doing your best to stick to it. It is only natural i think to add a few extras just make it healthy extras. emoticon

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ILOVELIFE2012 5/28/2012 10:07AM

    nice pictures!

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SHIRLEYX 5/28/2012 8:12AM

    Nice pics. My hubby likes to go through the cheap bins for dvd's too.

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DEE107 5/27/2012 11:32PM

    lol love the cups saw one that would be a pot of coffee hubby wouldnt let me buy it

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JILL313 5/27/2012 9:53PM

    A grilled steak sounds so yummy and I beat it was delicious. I always love the pictures you post as you're a great photographer or is it Bill? Enjoy Memorial Day tomorrow. We sure could use some rain here as we've had very little this year. Take good Care of yourself and your Sweetie.

Hugs,

Jill

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WENDYSUE72 5/27/2012 8:56PM

    I started grocery shopping with a limited amout of cash. At first I had huge anxiety about not having 'enough'. Now that I know that I'm not starving, it is kinda neat to go and stick to the list.

Have a great weekend. :)

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0309COOKIE 5/27/2012 8:35PM

    Yummy! Steak and mushrooms sound delish!

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PATRICIAANN46 5/27/2012 7:38PM

  Hi Eleni.........
Ken rented 2 movies from the Red Box this afternoon. It is very hot and humid here, so he decided that it would make more sense to relax and watch a movie than to sweat to death working on his boat in the hot garage. We rented EXTREMELY LOUD and INCREDIBLY CLOSE and RED TAILS. I just listened to the first one while I worked on Nola's baby blanket. I knew that it would be somewhat sad and I don't do well with sad movies, but it really dealt more with the boy's Aspergers and was very well done.
Your steak sounds great. Ken is making Chicken Spaghetti tonight and I must close as he just yelled in that it was ready.
Have a good Memorial Day.
Patti

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GLORYB2014 5/27/2012 6:44PM

    Eleni, just like you, I never had enough money for food till Rolly came along and my sister has told me that's why I HAVE to keep my cupboards, fridge and freezer full all the time. I wish I could get over that feeling cause I know we're never going to starve! It's a throw back from leaner times.

I'd love to have a steak and might wait to get a small one the next time we go out to eat. I love it with mushrooms and a small baked potato, oh yummy, lol.

Nice pictures, I love the little bird and watching the cone flowers come on that plant! Thanks for sharing.
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TORTILLAFLATS 5/27/2012 6:25PM

    Nice pictures!

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Had A Good Weigh-In

Saturday, May 26, 2012

I lost 3# and that makes me very happy. It tells me my small loss last week wasn't how much I ate but what I ate the day before. I was careful about too salty foods the night before. Counting calories will work. Plus I set a timer for 20 minutes when ever I eat to try to eat slower.
Bill took Roxy to vets for her bath today and I like Petco better. Cost the same only get a coupon for $5 to use next time at Petco. But vets is much closer.
We went to Wal-Mart to get me a new bra. As you know I rank that up there with getting a bathing suit. I had a article that told how to get right size.Well I must not have done it right as my floppy boobs did not fit. So I came home and went to JMS web site. They told how to do it just a little different and I think it will work. So I ordered one and have my fingers crossed.
We got some hummingbird water that is ready to go so we don't have to mix any.
Then we both got Bubba Cups. I have 3 sizes and I love mine.One big one for house and one that will fit in car holder.Plus a small one.The car one is if we take a trip which we seldom do so it is like new.But big one isn't sealing so good. Bill decided he wanted one as he knows they keep things cold for long time. The size is deceiving. It says they are 32 oz but that must be without any ice. As I know with ice if you put one 16 oz soda in it you are about 2 inches from top.So it actually holds about 20 oz of liquid with ice in it.You can not put in dishwasher.
The green one is mine

The butterflies love coneflowers.There is a big one on it right now but can't take a good pic thru window this time of day


Roxy likes to sit in grass and check out everything


This plant has liked the rain as it has flowers all over

This is for Patti. Plant is bigger with few seeds

This desert rose was almost dead when we brought it to the back and now it is ready to go back out front with others. Ok no pic.I have tried 6 times and it won't download it. I will try tomorrow




  
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JILL313 5/27/2012 9:49PM

    Way to Go Eleni. I know when I have too much salt the night before a WI I'm always up a couple of pounds. Stay Focused and Happy!

Hugs,

Jill

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IDLETYME 5/27/2012 9:31PM

    Your weight loss is great, the plants look super and I love Roxy!!! emoticon

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REXTINE1 5/27/2012 4:58PM

    Congratulations on the weight loss. Just so you won't feel bad, the BWhas a terrible time finding a bra that fits and feels right, so it's not a rare problem.

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SHIRLEYX 5/27/2012 8:55AM

    Congrats on the weight loss!

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KATIE233 5/27/2012 12:17AM

    Well done on losing weight you are doing something right. i lost 5lbs too.when it,s hot i drink more water and visit to the girls room more hahaha. like your pictures and the butterfly. Roxy looks like she enjoys sitting outside looking things over.well Eleni let,s keep going losing for next weekend aeh! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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DEE107 5/27/2012 12:11AM

    congrads my friend woo hoo

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RURAL3 5/26/2012 11:57PM

    emoticon emoticon on your weight loss.
Where do you get those bubba cups. Funny thing, I was just talking about them with the gal that cuts my hair. She said they were great because they stay cool for so long and no sweating. The cups not you. LOL. I think she said Menards but I forget.

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GLORYB2014 5/26/2012 11:18PM

    Congrats on the lost pounds Eleni! You did better than you thought and that is great!
Lovely pictures again!
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2BFREE2LIVE 5/26/2012 10:49PM

    emoticonon losing weight this week. Have a wonderful Holiday weekend. Your doing very well counting those calories. Sandy

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QTEALADY20031 5/26/2012 8:22PM

    Hi! emoticon emoticon on the 3 pound weight loss! Good for you. Keep doing what you are doing! I love your pics! emoticon emoticon June

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PATRICIAANN46 5/26/2012 6:41PM

  Hi Eleni.........
emoticon on your 3# weight loss. I have to get back on track and keep better calorie counts. The minute I have a bit of stress in my life, I slide and even though it isn't a major gain, there is no loss either.
Our dogs do the same thing. They are guardians of the lawn!!! Nothing goes through without their approval. I know that the dogs are the only reason we have as many flowers as we do. The deer go around us instead of through......
I am hearing more thunder in the distance. We have had rain and storms for 3 nights in a row now. I am NOT complaining! We need the rain bad!!! After our heat wave in March, all of my flowers are way ahead of schedule. At this rate, we won't have anything left but Cleome by July! Your Cleome look very healthy. If you would send me another cutting from Big Mama, I would gladly pay the postage. The two that I have been nursing along, just aren't doing anything. They are very pale and I don't think I can save them. If I sent them back to you, they would probably pull through and look like Big Mama in a very short time.
Will close for now. Take care.
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0309COOKIE 5/26/2012 6:21PM

    Congratulations on your weight loss! All of your hard work is paying off. Good for you!

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MICHELELYNN777 5/26/2012 5:52PM

    emoticonThat is so great about your loss this week! All of your healthy changes are adding up to success! Keep going strong! Love the Bubba cups and flowers, too! Thanks for sharing as mine aren't blooming yet. I do have a beautiful clematis, though~maybe I should take a picture of it. Have a great Memorial Day weekend!
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