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Rainy Monday, er Tuesday..

Tuesday, April 09, 2013

I never get a weekday off, so I am still thinking today is Monday.. it IS raining though.. The sky and temp are like November, not April. We did not have a fierce winter, but one of the longest cold times I can remember since I was a kid... The cold, sleet and snow overcast sky, started last October and this is the second week of April for cripes sake!! almost seven month of this,, no wonder people in this part of the hemisphere suffer from depression S.A.D..
The only worse place is Alaska and Russia.

DD and I try to focus on reading, watching the wildlife, filling our suet cages and bird feeder, telling jokes and laughing, or discussing family members that have died and left us good memories. As cold as it is, we are making FROZEN lemonade out of lemons!! LOL!!!!!!!!

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NORASPAT 4/10/2013 2:35PM

    I am with you on the SAD thing. To compound the situation, Maine is in the wrong time zone so it really messes with me and my addled brain.
I had a long day gardening raking and uncovering shoots. I am so glad I did because here on Wednesday I have some miniature daffodils opening Woo Hoo.

It was raining all yesterday. DH and I missed our lecture because we thought it was Monday too. Without the newspaper which DH decided was garbage I have to check the calendar.

I love and envy how you can chat with your daughter, I would love to have just one kid within 100 miles. Oh well. Such is life. HUGS and much love Pat in Maine.

I hope DD skin issue is getting better. HUGS to both of you emoticon emoticon

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DEBBIEANNE1124 4/9/2013 11:20PM

    No TV?

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ALDEBARANIAN 4/9/2013 6:59PM

    Ugh much? Hope you enjoy the lemon slushies. It has GOT to warm up soon!

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PATRICIAAK 4/9/2013 6:39PM

    Spring has finally come to OH so it shouldn't be too much longer for you.

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MOnday off

Monday, April 08, 2013

I have the day off today , so awoke at my usual time and was rewarded a couple hours later , with a beautiful peachy, pink sunrise in the background of leafless trees, making a stark contrast this morning. I make a point every morning to check out the sunrise(none in winter) and point it out to others who seem oblivious to HIS gift of beauty just for us. NO other planet in our solar system has this with a nice background.
When we are dying, we will wish we had taken the time to notice little and big things right in our face that HE created just for OUR enjoyment. Flowers, swirling little tornadoes of fall leaves, wispy clouds, squirrels playing, feuding birds in the spring, smell of composting earth when the sun hits it, ,,

It is my job to notice, to appreciate and pass on to others, things that are theirs for the taking to enjoy,,free of charge, compliments of God. Anybody else feel that way?

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    Reminds me of the song "What A Wonderful World"!

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MAGGIEMAGGIE5 4/8/2013 10:48PM

    Beautifully stated... and I agree wholeheartedly!

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MOSTMOM1 4/8/2013 10:17PM

    I love finding the extraordinary in the ordinary! There's so much joy there.

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DEBBIEANNE1124 4/8/2013 7:30PM

    Hope you enjoyed your day off.

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LOVE2MY3 4/8/2013 5:07PM

    I love this post! It is so easy to get wrapped up in our crazy lives, and not take the time to enjoy the little things. Our God gave us an amazing planet, and we should take time every day to admire His work, and praise Him. I am in awe everyday of the glories he has made!

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CAROLIAN 4/8/2013 12:44PM

    I do too especially when we have the dawn chorus emoticon

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KJELLYBEAN15 4/8/2013 9:07AM

    Oh yes. Thats the only thing I enjoy about my commute in the morning - the sunrise. No two days are ever the same. And I am always in awe over the beauty. Enjoy your day.

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SUNSHINE99999 4/8/2013 8:58AM

  Indeed I do. emoticon

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SWIMLOVER 4/8/2013 8:53AM

  GOD made a Beautiful world! We should enjoy it! People do not seem to take the time to notice. emoticon for pointing out the wonderful things HE made!


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WALLINMW 4/8/2013 8:48AM

  Stay motivated!

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Sunday, April 07, 2013

Bought a LOT of produce at Aldi this morning.. I have a taste for broccoli salad, so got the cauliflower too. Lots of produce on special in April, so we love to make cold salads and crunchy munchie snacks.
I have another fire going in the fireplace today,, in the 20's again.. I also got some strawberries and cantaloupe. We LOVE fruit salad..

Still enjoying a day off and I do not work tomorrow either, but more sleet and rain predicted..

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SMOKYBLUE1 4/7/2013 9:23PM


Enjoy your veggies, fruit and fire.

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PATRICIAAK 4/7/2013 5:30PM

stay warm. in the 50's here.

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DEBBIEANNE1124 4/7/2013 5:06PM

    All sounds good.
I don't eat much potatoes though but the other things, yes.

It sounds pretty cold there. We've been having rain off and on.

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Saturday, April 06, 2013

Yesterday was nice, today we have a fire in the fireplace! First one in over twenty years, but I wanted to burn a creosote log.. want to clean eh chimney this spring.
I was up and at 'em early and got laundry, dishwasher and bills done.. Started fire and showered, watched the first ever Miss Marple movie,, actually stayed awake for it!!
Sorting coupons, going to start in on the hand weights and bands.. still have floor washing and carpet sweeping to do.. great cardio,,
not exactly pioneer woman stuff, but I do make my own soap occasionally, goats milk and glycerin..

DD just brought me a hot cuppa.. love it!

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FLEMIDG 4/7/2013 12:47AM

    I love Miss Marple as well. It is still quite cool here as well. We are expecting more snow tomorrow. Hope you're having a great weekend.

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ALDEBARANIAN 4/6/2013 9:11PM

    Have a great Sunday

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DEBBIEANNE1124 4/6/2013 5:24PM

    Enjoy the tea.

It's cold here, too.

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RACEWELLWON 4/6/2013 4:32PM

    I love Miss Marple !! She is hilarious , are you watching the Old Version or new? Feel a Monk over here !! Going back to bed - Stay Warm - Miss you two - Hugs K emoticon

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PATRICIAAK 4/6/2013 3:35PM

    You constantly amaze me with all you do!

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THINAGIN2 4/6/2013 3:32PM

    This is that time of year that can go either way! I have my back door open and letting the sunshine in!

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SO glad it is Friday

Friday, April 05, 2013

Today was even busier at work than yesterday, stayed longer again, BUt could not get out fast enough when they said to leave..
DD and I walked the Tobico marsh, state park and it was cold, There were white caps on lake Huron, but he sun was shining in that blue water..
We took pics of the swans, birds, geese and ducks. It is way too early to see any flora or fauna.. temp is 34 but no snow and the sun is out with fluffy clouds.
We left there, made a call, wanted to take Karen her birthday gift, but she was not home so we filled my gas tank and stopped at dad's house to get mail, then went to Karen's house.. SHe leaves work at 2pm, but for some strange reason she did not answer her phone, so we waited on her porch, soaking up some rays, finally left her another message and left her gift on her porch. Back home to possibly relax. Stacking bills and tuning out the workaday world for a few hours...

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NORASPAT 4/5/2013 9:58PM

    It is so nice to walk in natural surroundings, it usually invigorates me.

You have some lovely views on your inland ocean. I am glad you and DD had a nice time together. HUGS Pat in Maine. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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PATRICIAAK 4/5/2013 6:53PM

    It's always a good day when outdoors in the sun.
Have a good weekend.

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ALDEBARANIAN 4/5/2013 4:22PM

    Sounds good.

I'd like to see Lake Huron and Lake Superior. I may go paddle in them a little this summer.

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TXTOAD9970 4/5/2013 4:05PM

    Happy Friday! Have a good weekend!

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MOMMA_BEAR_69 4/5/2013 4:05PM

    Sounds like a great day. Hope you relaxed and had a great evening.
Blessings and hugs,

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DEBBIEANNE1124 4/5/2013 3:58PM

    It sounds like you ahd a pleasant day. Tht's good.

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