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Spanish Bayonet or spanish dagger plant

Sunday, May 17, 2009

For those that always read my blog i blogged about this plant when I saw it back on April 30
We just drove out there to see if it had bloomed.Not yet but must be getting close.

And it had this red thing coming from one of bottom leaves which I have no idea what it is
And here are some pics of people enjoying the water

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VEGEFARMER 5/17/2009 4:12PM

    Hi Elleni, that plant looks very similar to a cacti plant my friend had, it grows for many years until it is mauture and then it sends up one flower stalk. My friends one was a lot larger on the bottom part where all the frongs come out and the flower stalk it sent out was about 30mtrs high and about a lamppost in width. It was spectacular. After flowering the plant dies, takes a long time but it does definetly die. i wonder if it is the same or a similar one from the same cacti family goup.
If I get a chance I'll send the pic over to him to look at. He is the president of the Cacti family here.
Have a nice day. Hugs

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FEISTYMAMA 5/17/2009 3:51PM

    That plant is really cool! I hope you get a shot of it in bloom. I'm so curious now!

It looks so beautiful in sunny Florida. I'm so jealous!!!


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SUNNY332 5/17/2009 3:10PM

    Well, it hasn't bloomed yet but won't be too long.

Hope you do get a photo of it in bloom. Wonder what that "red" is?


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MDMNINA 5/17/2009 2:30PM

    Hey, beautiful!
As always, Nice Pictures!!

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Sunday, May 17, 2009

The weirdest thing just happened.I started this and all of a sudden it disappeared and message came up saying wrong user name etc.
Oh well
I decided to try to get this done now as I might not later.I have so much sparking to do. Plus we are going to ride out to causeway to look at that plant again to see if it has bloomed.I hope I didn't miss it.
I really am enjoying the birdhouse and the smiling sun we put outside. The sun face is extra nice as I can see it from my living room too.Plus when I sit at sink in kitchen to do stuff I can see it from the window.Hard not to smile when something is smiling at you. Have you ever smiled at strangers and see how their whole face changes.Most often they will smile back. I do it all the time. You know how you are walking somewhere and come face to face with the grumpiest looking people.I will often smile and say hello. Sometimes it startles them but they almost always will smile and say hello back.Try it and let me know how it works. The first time I did it with Bill he asked me what was I doing.Did I know that person.I said nope. He smiles now at me whenever I do it.
I slept better last night than in a long time.I slept late too.I thought it was about 8 or 9 but it was 10 oclock.
I don't think I will ever get use to Bill being off 3 days.I thought yesterday was sunday all day so I am really confused now since this is Sunday emoticon
Well I better go.Nothing else I can think of right now. I need to put a picture here but not sure which one to put.MMMM Here are my favorite showing the whole pot so maybe it shows size better.

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SUNNY332 5/17/2009 2:27PM

    Beautiful plant. Have fun on your afternoon ride.

I hope you have not missed the bloom. Sunny

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Sunny Sat

Saturday, May 16, 2009

I had a gain today of 4.6# but it could have been worse.I am not going to dwell on it.
We went yesterday and got more stuff for outside. A birdhouse,A wind chime.A sun face for fence,table for patio,4 piece planter. Bill was so good.He put up the bird house,chime,and sun without me having to make a honey do list.
I also got a picture of 2 blue jays together and the best ever was I got 3 together on fence. They are courting and I thought I only got 2.But when you look at picture if you look to right you will see the back of the 3rd one right there.
Yes I am going to put pictures again.
Here goes.

These two were flirting earlier today
And these three were just a few minutes ago
I did get my nails done and won't try to do without again.I just can't grow nails so I give up.
I thought my son and his family might come by today but they went to Tampa instead. I am a little disappointed but that's their loss.They will regret it some day.
I got up early today so I think I am going to go take a nap.That sounds like a good idea. I did my exercises early today and so far am doing good on eating.But there is still a lot of day left. We are going to repot the last orchid later. I also got a new planter that I have no idea what I will put in it.I thought it was cute and it was on sale.

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DICHTAS 5/17/2009 6:55PM

  I like that pot too.. Where did you get it?

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FEISTYMAMA 5/16/2009 7:46PM

    Your new birdhouse is cute. I almost bought a birdhouse today but ended up buying more bird feeders. My husband really likes the yellow finches we've recently seen in the front yard so we bought a feeder for them. I love having windchimes out! I have one hanging in the backyard and I love the sound.

I like your new planter. Menard's had single pots like that one sale for 33 cents!! I was going to buy some but was unsure what to plant in them so I didn't. I think I have enough plants for now.

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VEGEFARMER 5/16/2009 5:46PM

    No matter what you put in the planter, it will look good.
You really have got an amazing yard coming to life. How wonderful.
Now remember to take time to enjoy the beautiful surroundings that you are creating.

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KYANN402 5/16/2009 5:26PM

    Love the planter - it's different. Whatever you put in it will look good. I'd probably go with the strawberries - I love strawberries. The best strawberries in the world come from the north shore of Lake Pontchartrain in Ponchatoula, Louisiana. I'm going to New Orleans in the morning for a week. I'm hoping there will still be strawberries. The season down there is late March to mid-May.

You do have to look close to see the 3rd jay, but he's there alright. That was not an easy pic to get, I bet.

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HOME-BODY 5/16/2009 3:22PM

    Love your new awesome is that!! The sun looks great on the fence. So now you will always have sunshine in your yard even on a rainy day!! The birds are soooo beautiful. How nice to have all the creatures that you have visiting you right in your own back yard!! And the will always have musice to the ears. Thanks for sharing those with us my friend!!

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SUNNY332 5/16/2009 1:47PM

    Hi - You are so sweet! Thanks for the kind words you left on my blog today.
I love all the "stuff" you got yesterday - especially the Sun face for the fence.

I would plant Hen & Chicks Plant in that planter or strawberries. both would probably be good.

Take care and have a great day. I am off to make the cole slaw for the BBQ.

Hugs, Sunny

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Thursday, April 09, 2009

These are the flowers my sweetie brought me yesterday just because. He is so good about stuff like that.
Saw the heart doc today and he is going to try to help with knee pain.First he wants to be sure it isn't gout and then he will give me some pain meds so I can at least sleep at night. It will not do me any good to see a bone doc because of my weight and heart they won't do anything. All doc's bow to heart doc for all my meds.
I told him I had to take extra diuretic at least once a week and he was fine with that.He said that it was good I was taking care of some of my meds as I had knowledge to not misuse or overdo. He called it having an active involvement in my treatment. He doesn't let all patients do it but he knows me pretty good.
It is getting warmer everyday and will hit 80 or higher this weekend. So I will soon be in the pool.I did sit out there today for my 10 minutes of sun.
Well time to figure out what I am fixing for supper.Oven chicken fingers will probably be what I fix with maybe some sweet potato baked fries.

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KYANN402 4/10/2009 6:27PM

    Bill is a dear. The flowers are beautiful. It's good your doc trusts you. A trusting relationship is so important for good medical care.

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GRANDMA_NANNY 4/9/2009 11:37PM

    The flowers are beautiful.

I hope you get the med help you need. Lack of sleep is not good for your body! Take care of yourself.

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MICKEY341 4/9/2009 7:01PM

    Beautiful flowers! Give Bill an extra hug. He is a special guy! (I too, have one of those!)
Winds have been really high here today. We have fires all around us, Ted's trying to contact a neighbor of ours at the lake. They had to close one of the schools near where we are. We've had wind gusts up to 70 mph here today and it has been about that down there! Sure hope it doesn't get to our house, there. It is not that close to our home here, but we can sure smell the smoke!
Take care...hope it is not gout! Maybe they can give you something for pain!

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FEISTYMAMA 4/9/2009 6:38PM

    Pretty flowers!! I don't get flowers often, but I'm OK with that. It makes it special when I do get them.

I hope you don't have gout! My husband has it and when it flares up he's in a lot of pain. I always tease him about being an old man because he takes a few pills daily and he's only 33.

I'm having chicken for dinner too. We marinated chicken today and my husband is cooking it on the grill right now. My daughter just made some noodles and corn too. YUM!! It smells delicious!!

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KPIKE1 4/9/2009 5:46PM

    The flowers are beautiful, you have a very sweet dh. Your sweet potatoe fries sounds good too. When is dinner?

Have a great day and good luck with doctors and medicine.



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VEGEFARMER 4/9/2009 5:35PM

    Beauatiful flowers. Well dione Bill. U are a sweetie.
Dinner sounds good. Be there soon.

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Sunny Wednesday

Wednesday, April 08, 2009

Last night was my worse night ever with knee pain. It was after 5 before I got any sleep. It has finally eased up some.
It was nice having Brianna here.She did some housework for me and then we played wii. She showed me how to play the tennis one.I think she cheated tho.LOL Then she taught Bill how to play tennis and then they played a bunch of bowling ones.
She waited on me all morning until her mom Angel got here. She must have been wanting her mom to do something because she even did the mopping for her.LOLFor those that don't know who Brianna is .She is my sixteen year old grand daughter that actually likes her grandma.
I did good with night eating.I had to set it to 10:30 but it worked.Especially when I was up most of the night. Even tho I was up I didn't eat.
Well I am going to go take an early nap while knee has eased up.

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CEB2007 4/9/2009 9:45AM

    Hi, I hope you had a great night last night. I was so tired I fell asleep on the couch. My daughter is also named Angel. Too bad, I don't have a granddaughter to help me with housecleaning. I'll be waiting for you next post. I love hearing from you.

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GRANDMA_NANNY 4/9/2009 12:41AM

    Knee pain is rough. I can relate. I hope you are sleeping now, as I am on Spark late as ususal.

Be proud of Brianna. It is great that she is helping so much. Not all 16 year olds would be around to do so.

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FEISTYMAMA 4/8/2009 7:51PM

    Sorry to hear you didn't sleep well. emoticon

I think it's wonderful that you and Bill play Wii with Brianna. You two are pretty hip grandparents!! Hey, if she knows how to cheat at tennis please fill me in!!! emoticon

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ROSEHIP:-) 4/8/2009 7:18PM

    I sure hope you get a better night sleep tonight. No fun having pain and trying to sleep that is for sure!

You have a very special granddaughter there that was willing to help you.

Sleep tight,

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KYANN402 4/8/2009 7:08PM

    Hope the knee lets you get some sleep tonight. It so great that Brianna enjoys spending time with her grandma. Too many young people don't have or won't take the opportunity to enjoy their grandparents. Keep up the good work with your eating and exercise. You're doing great.

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VEGEFARMER 4/8/2009 4:29PM

    Its a bit like that article in spark lately. 1 step back 2 forward eh?
That tent in my pics is the little tent. LOL We are taking the BIG one this time with Big Squab mattress. Yes we love the outdoors when we have time to walk the beach and pick up shells or drift wood, relax and smell the fresh air and to spend time together, not working, playing darts or being with family. Being just the 2 of us outdoors, yehaaaaaaa.
Hope that knee gets better soon. Well done with the night eating tho' that is awesome.
hugs n have a great Easter.

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