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Monday, August 10, 2009

I had to stop and think what day it was.Old age I guess.
Will try to get this done now but hate doing this when I am in a rush.It is time for me to get supper started.But since hubby decided he just wanted scrambled eggs and tatters I will wait til he gets home anyway. He is so easy to cook for.I think if I put a piece of bread and water in front him he would say ok. emoticon I am so lucky.
Today has been another fairly quite day. I did get a call from my grand daughter Brianna. You have all heard me talk about her. She is more like a daughter in some ways.She can not stand for Grandma to be mad at her.Well her mother allowed her to do something this weekend that I was not happy about. Her mother asked me what was she suppose to do.That if she didn't let her go she would sneak out anyway.My response was that I would rather try to stop her and let her know I didn't approve.If she sneaked off at least it would not be approved of. My girls went out the window a lot of times I am sure because I did say no. Anyway I thought it was interesting that Brianna called me.I let her know my opinion and told her I always love her but I don't have to like what she does. Her mother is in charge but I don't have to like what she does either. I did tell her I always wanted her to be honest with me. No matter what. I also told her I would never tell her what I thought she wanted to hear but would always tell her how I honestly felt.
I hope she doesn't get in trouble but I did my time with her mother and her mothers siblings.She really is a good girl and I want her to stay that way.Her mother is in charge,not me. Except when they both screw up and come to me to make things better.But thats life.
Haven't gotten a lot done today but I don't do a lot.Did get some laundry done so hubby doesn't have to. And later we need to fertilize plants in front. I have started feeding my plants more often.I heard Martha Stewart ask how would we feel if we never got food. She said plants needed food too. My plants do seem to like it.
I keep saying every day that I will make another video blog and haven't yet.But I will.Soon I promise.
Well today you get a bug picture and a cactus picture.I just saw the bee a few minutes ago.The cactus is from up the street.I hope I didn't show it yet.I saw it several days ago and we stopped this weekend and got a coupe of shot.
Here is the bee on my pathetic okra plant

And here is the cactus.This is a big plant.
Well hubby wants mashed potatoes with his scrambled eggs and they wouldn't get peeled by themselves.
My knee still is weak but a little better today.Am babying it a lot for now.
Hope you are having a good day altho I know some of you are having a crappy day.The crappy day will pass and tomorrow will soon be here
Gotta go.I hear the potatos calling my name

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COOLGIRL68 8/11/2009 8:35PM

    Eleni- I can't imagine you ever being anything but honest. You are a wonderful mother and grandmother. I hope they know how lucky they are to have you.

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LOSINIT52 8/11/2009 6:26PM

    Like you I just want honesty. I don't need to know everything but I do not like being lied to and I think you've gotta put your opinion out there whether they like it or not.
I like this Dr Seuss quotation and it kind of applies here. "Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind."
Gotta say my kids have given me an easy ride and I have no grandkids yet.

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CEB2007 8/11/2009 12:59PM

    Hello Pretty Lady,

I LOVED the bee. We have 3 okra plants. They are producing but not enough to make a mess. The cactus are also interesting. We have a couple of tiny ones in the window but I find them so slow. It is sounding like rain outside. I think the plants are rejoicing. Jim watered a few things already but now maybe the others with get water too. When you look at my blog see if you know what the names of those plants are.

Do worry about Brianna. This is just a part of growing up -- pushing the envelope. I'm sure you help her with the good advice you share.

Talk with you again soon.


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NIGHTSTAR777 8/10/2009 11:08PM

    I also have difficulties with sons. They are adult now, have their own life. I am no longer in charge. It was very difficult time when thay were teens, just too difficult. I think all parents are happy when this time pass. It is easy when kids are little, I am not in charge when they are adult, but when they are teens, it is somewhere between: i am in charge, and they are out of control. LOL!

She will be OK. They do pay attention what we say, just try to be independent. She is good girl, but they are different generation, they have life different from ours.

Hope potatoes do not call your name now because they are pilled and had been eaten down.
About myself I do not know what is going. I did another trick. Now with GoChi Juice. LOL, when it will be over! Just wish IO do not get in very big problems.

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RURAL3 8/10/2009 7:29PM

    So now you have potatoes that talk? Can we hear them in your next video blog? emoticon I think you are so right telling your granddaughter that it isn't what she wants to hear but it is what you think. They always know you are real that way and won't take advantage of you. She knows she can't pull one over on you.
Glad to hear your knee is somewhat better.

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ROSEHIP:-) 8/10/2009 7:24PM

    I still need to figure out what I'm making for dinner tonight. Something with zucchini no doubt, since it is coming out our ears.

My oldest comes home with some college stories. I just tell her to be smart and be careful and always know what is going on around you. We just have to pray everyday for our kids and your grandchildren.

I was glad you put a note in about your knee. I was going to ask how it was coming along. I hope it is all healed by mid-week.

Thanks for taking a look at the photos. We do have insurance on both corn and soybeans. Some only take it out on their soybeans because corn can stand a lot more.

I best get back to washing MIL's bedding and other clothes. I think we can keep everything but one top comforter that had a lot of glass on it.

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FEISTYMAMA 8/10/2009 7:10PM

    I have to ask....mashed potatoes & scrambled eggs??????

That's why I was drawn to you Eleni, you tell it like it is. I'm the same way. I'm not one to tell people what they want to hear. I tell it like it is. It gets me into trouble at times, but I'd rather be honest than tell a lie.

What is on the cactus? Looks like tomatoes. What do you feed your plants? I didn't even know they wanted anything to eat. I thought all they wanted was water. Interesting.

I hope your knee is feeling better today.

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KYANN402 8/10/2009 6:48PM

    Hey! I'm having eggs and toast (no taters, though) for supper, too. I love breakfast for supper myself. Wouldn't it be great if we could transfer our experience to our children and grandchildren so they wouldn't have to learn the lessons the hard way like we did? Hope your knee gets better quickly.

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Quiet day.

Sunday, August 09, 2009

Not much going on today.I have been very tired today.In fact Bill and I took a long nap today.Almost 3 hours.We were both tired.
I have a small step that comes out here and somehow I turned my knee and almost fell.Scared me as falling is something i really fear.Mainly as I can't get up. But it has made the knee very sore.Will put an ice pack on it and see if that helps.
I did eat my 4 okra today.Sounds silly but I was very happy to have 4 at one time.LOL Just baked them with other veggies I was baking for supper.
I had planned to get my nails done today but was just too tired. I need a hair cut too so will have to get both done this coming week I always feel good after I get it done.Just hate getting it done.
Ok I am going to say goodnight.Hope your weekend was good and the coming week flies by for you.

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MDMNINA 8/10/2009 4:30PM

    Sorry to hear about your knee! Please be careful. Use you walker when you need to.

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LOSINIT52 8/10/2009 11:02AM

    Hi Eleni
Sorry you hurt your knee. Hope it's better today and that you're feeling more rested.
I've missed reading your blogs and messages this weekend, as I've just weathered a migraine, which is not uncommon for me. Aside from my weight migraines are my one health issue, so I guess I don't have a lot to complain about. Really wipes me out though.
Your okra story reminds me of a fishing trip I had years ago while camping. We caught one very small little fish and had to divide it up and go to great effort to cook it for all to taste. Hardly worth the effort, but we enjoyed it none the less.
Have a great week.

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NIGHTSTAR777 8/10/2009 8:31AM

    I hope your knee is feeling better! Please take it easy.
I was with DH & DS on car racing, videoed them and had good time. But it was too long day. I took food but I do not like it. So, I took nap in truck till mt men raced.
Hope today your knee is OK. Best

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JEANNESTO 8/10/2009 7:09AM

    1) I've never had okra.
2) A long nap sure does sound good sometimes. I'm glad you were able to indulge!

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COOLGIRL68 8/10/2009 12:26AM

    Eleni- Hope your knee is feeling better tomorrow. Glad you got some much needed rest. Take care. Annette

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FEISTYMAMA 8/9/2009 10:59PM

    I hope your knee is feeling better! PLease take it easy.

MMM, okra sounds so yummy! I would've been bad and fried it. Don't tell anybody though. emoticon

I myself am exhausted! I'm hoping for a good night sleep.

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    I do hope you did not injury you knee! We do have to watch our steps and be more careful. Please keep us updated!
I know your okra was good, we still have such an over abundance of okra! We are having to cut it every day! We get about a 5 gallon bucket full each day! Wish you had some!

Have a great week!

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DAISYBELL6 8/9/2009 8:51PM

    Take care of yourself, you're worth it!


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RURAL3 8/9/2009 8:20PM

    Wow you must have been tired. I hope your knee is feeling better tomorrow and that you didn't injure it. Have a restful evening.


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Another good day

Saturday, August 08, 2009

Well it has been another good day. Bill helped me repot the new orchid I got and we fed all plants in the back.Tomorrow we will get the ones in the front.
I made a great crock pot roast today.Maybe if I wasn't a good cook I would lose weight better.
Here is a picture of the new Dragon Orchid I got.First is whole plant and then the blooms.
And here is small cactus I got.
Now I am staying far far away from Home Depot.
I will be able to pick 2 more okra tomorrow.Then I will have all of 4 for supper tomorrow.And yes Bill is having a lot of fun teasing me about my bumper crop. emoticon
I think I will see if I can talk Bill into playing a board card. It isn't easy to do as he doesn't like it.
Hope your weekend is going good.So far mine is quiet and quiet is good.

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LOSINIT52 8/10/2009 11:05AM

    You sure have a green thumb. I can barely keep a house plant alive.

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NIGHTSTAR777 8/10/2009 8:26AM

    Girls I do not think you are right about weight that it is result of your good cooking. I am not good in cooking. I am sure no one will eat what I cook, just my family because they never had another choice and now they just accepted it. But I am over weighted.

Thanks Eleni for photos. I will see your orchids how they are going. See, I am lazy, I do not want to pot my orchid but I like to see orchids, so I am going to watch yours. I am smart.

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TURTLETRACK 8/9/2009 3:25PM

You are doing good. The roast sounds real good. Don't have any idea what we are going to have for dinner not much because we had a a big lunch. Take care and keep up the good work.
Susie Turtle Hawk emoticon emoticon

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MDMNINA 8/9/2009 3:00PM

    Hurray for good days! And I love the new profile pic, BTW!

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COOLGIRL68 8/9/2009 12:06PM

    Glad you are having a great weekend with your sweetie.

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FEISTYMAMA 8/8/2009 7:52PM

    I love making roasts in my crockpot. I should've made one of those today instead of having to cook. My husband always tells me I'm the reason he's overweight. He tells me if I wasn't such a good cook he wouldn't be that way. emoticon

I've never seen a dragon orchid, it's cool. You're so good with plants. This time I think the weather is killing my flowers outside.

OK, I need to know...what is a bumper crop?

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Thank you

Friday, August 07, 2009

Just wanted to make a special blog to say Thank you for all your kind words, emails and understanding of what has gone on with me lately. As mothers we know it never ends.All we can do is watch and let them know we love them and are here for them. We can give them advice but we know they seldom listen.Then later they come back and tell us we were right.
Today was very relaxing just hanging out with my sweetie Bill.
But thank you again. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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MDMNINA 8/8/2009 1:57PM

    Your Welcome! And take care of yourself today!

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LOSINIT52 8/8/2009 12:19AM

    Wish we could just wave a magic wand and make everything right for our kids.
Do hope your daughters problems resolve and I know that it wouldn't do any good for me to advise you not to worry.

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NIGHTSTAR777 8/7/2009 10:55PM

    Nice that you feel better. emoticon

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A nice Day

Friday, August 07, 2009

Click on Black Swan set.It is pictures of some Black Swans that live on a small lake not too far from where I live. I thought that one of adults had gotten killed a few years ago.We were on way to check out the plant at causeway and saw this family. Turned around and pulled over.Used both cameras.Bill went close but he couldn't see good thru viewfinder.But still got a few good ones of Momma,Daddy and 2 babies.
Here is plant at causeway and that thing still hasn't bloomed.
Today has been a tiring day but a good one.Got to get out and get some photo's.Went to Home depot to "look" around and spent almost $100 . Got 2 more plants too. A dragon orchid and a new cactus.Will have a picture tomorrow when I put orchid in a new pot.
Well it is getting late and I need to fix supper as I am getting hungry.But had a good day hanging out with my sweetie.
Even got grocery shopping done.

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NIGHTSTAR777 8/7/2009 10:53PM

    So nice photos. Thank you Eleni. It is goddess birds. Nice pic. Thanks.
Hope to see your orchids. I love orchids, but never had it in my home. I was in Cactus garden on vocation. I saw contuses in wild life, cactus trees. Will post them late.
When my mood is very down Lev uses to ask me for how long have I been in Sears or Macy's. It is always helps me to feel better. I see you like Home Depot. One is not far away from my home, so I use to go there. There is Liquor store on the road. Well I do not take alcohol, but I like to buy it. I like to go from one shelf to another, hold that funny bottles in my hands emoticon
Needless to say I finish up with few of them.

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FEISTYMAMA 8/7/2009 8:21PM

    I've never seen a black swan before. Thanks for sharing!

I wish that tree would bloom already. I'm so curious. Is it possible that it won't bloom?

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