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Not Enough To Do????????????

Sunday, October 07, 2012



Between mowing and weed whacking almost 2 acres, mulching, laundry, volunteer work, I guess I thought I needed something to do so while at Lowe's yesterday, I bought 2 more large mum plants. I have one large tire that needs more in it and one that just needs something in it.

Also, I bought another large bird feeder. This one has a suet cage on each end. After I get the front mowed again (hopefully tomorrow), I will be putting out all the feeders and filling them. Tomorrow and Wednesday (weather permitting), I should be out picking up the dried/dead grass/weeds to finish mulching the roses.

Then it's off to trim the trees, pick up the hoses, and cover the outside faucet for the winter.

To add to the melee, I bought a big cabinet for my kitchen that I will be picking up Thursday. Sometime this month, Becka and Kira (granddaughter and great granddaughter) will be returning from Michigan. Kira will be 2 in December and all most of my kitchen stuff is on a shelf in the corner so I wanted to get this stuff behind a door instead of fussing at her to keep out. I can put my good dishes, appliances, dish towels, and casserole dishes in this cupboard and if necessary we can fix the doors so she can't open them. If this cabinet works out well, I may get one for my sewing room so I can get my things all in one place.

That's my story and I'm sticking to it...........hehehe


  
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CHALLENGER15 10/8/2012 1:39PM

    I always felt better getting things out of sight and reach myself, too. I wouldn't mind some new cabinets...



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ASOBFALLS 10/8/2012 11:23AM

    emoticon safety for those little ones!

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KIMPY225 10/8/2012 10:35AM

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LILYDOG11 10/8/2012 6:01AM

    Yes I had fun with my Mums and Mulch this year, Looks like fall around here in Central Florida !!

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EATVEGAN 10/8/2012 1:47AM

    I seemed to be filled with ambition this morning. At least, for me. I'm cleaning closets and rooms. I hope I get it done before I run out of motivation. You and your two acres are too inspiring. emoticon

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DANCINCAJUN1 10/7/2012 8:47PM

    great story .... tee hee ............ supposed to be 30 here tonight so I got the plants looking rather down and out and cleaned them -- recycled the dirt back into a flower bed .... I just love these fall colors ! emoticon

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ANJAYS-JOURNEY 10/7/2012 5:51PM

    wow you are one busy lady, 2 acres that is a lot of land, I hope you get lots of help

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CSDAYS 10/7/2012 4:13PM

    Too busy forr me. We all have to choose.

Blessings!

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nutritional report week of Sept 30 - Oct.6

Saturday, October 06, 2012

calories............below X 1
carbs..............below X 1
protein............below X 4----ut oh
fiber..............below X 1 above X 1

sodium and cholesterol right on target





  
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DANCINCAJUN1 10/7/2012 2:19PM

    pretty good job my friend .... gotta "eat more chickn" .... tee hee
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I Have Been Remiss

Friday, October 05, 2012



Just tonight, I discovered how many of you wonderful people have sent me Spark goodies and I haven't even acknowledged them. The truth is I just found them tonight and feel so honored that so many would sent them to me....How can I even thank everyone?

Here is something from me to all of you-------

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CHALLENGER15 10/8/2012 1:40PM

    Wasn't it a nice surprise? emoticon

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DANCINCAJUN1 10/6/2012 6:51PM

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QUIETRIOT1 10/6/2012 3:11PM

    I NEED TO FIGURE OUT HOW TO GET PICTURES IN A BLOG LIKE THAT. THESE WERE ADORABLE!
ANN

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ASOBFALLS 10/6/2012 12:05PM

    emoticon Cute pictures!

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NDTEACHER1 10/5/2012 11:15PM

    I don't think anyone will be super offended. Give yourself some slack.

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Wonderful Thing Happened Today.....and also not so good, too

Thursday, October 04, 2012



An amazing thing happened today-----well not so amazing for God--amazing for me..

At our TOPS meetings, we have what is called a penny board, which is 99 pennies taped on different squares. If we choose to participate, we pull off a penny and pay that amount. We can buy as many as we wish. After all the pennies are sold, we have a drawing. Someone draws a number and whoever bought that number gets $25 and $25 goes into our general fund. I was helping with the board and told the other lady that if God chose to have my number drawn the money would go to my daughter. Well, they drew my number.....so now I have $25 to help my daughter, Valerie, with gas for school or what ever she needs......Praise and thanks to the Lord for granting this wish. This is the daughter on the prayer list who is dealing with a lot of family issues right now. So in your prayers please add a BIG thank you to God for allowing me to do this for Valerie.

Now for the not so good news....I was up 6/10 pound at weigh in this morning.



  
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QUIETRIOT1 10/6/2012 3:22PM

    WHAT A GREAT IDEA! AND TO BE SO GENEROUS TO YOUR DAUGHTER TOO. WHAT A MOM! THEY HAVE T.O.P.S. GROUPS HERE TOO, BUT NONE CLOSE BY ME. HAVE YOU FOUND IT TO BE A HELP TO YOU? I BELONGED TO ONE IN WISCONSIN ABOUT A MILLION YEARS AGO AND LOVED IT - NOT JUST FOR THE WEIGHT LOSS, BUT I MADE SOME REALLY GOOD FRIENDS.
ANN

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CHALLENGER15 10/5/2012 7:08PM

    Love the good thing you are going to be able to do...

Our weight can vary as much as three pounds due to different issues...your 6/10 is disheartening, but not a deal breaker...sometimes when something like that happened to me one week, I would have a fantastic weigh in the next week...

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JOANNS4 10/5/2012 8:33AM

    Congratulations on winning the prize. I know you will have another loss soon. I like your pictures. Have a great weekend!


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EATVEGAN 10/5/2012 12:56AM

    I agree with Beltonwalker on the 6/10 lb. Or maybe it was all that money in your pocket. Glad you can help your daughter. God is good, isn't He?

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DANCINCAJUN1 10/4/2012 9:24PM

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don't worry, it will be gone before you know it !! Roc


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BELTONWALKER67 10/4/2012 5:45PM

    Congratulations on winning the money to help your daughter. Don't worry about that 6/10's of a pound....it will go away...could be muscle rather than fat! Have a good evening.

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I'm Sure God Gave Me A Brain--Maybe I should Try Using It

Monday, October 01, 2012





It would seem that since I woke up this morning for the first time in 7 days without a sinus/allergy headache so bad that I would be dizzy at times, that I would relax and enjoy the h.a free day.........NOT A CHANCE!! Just look at the jungle that is supposed to be my back yard.....I was out on the mower for over 3 hours. Not all at once, I did have sense enough to take breaks. OH and I did take an allergy pill before I started. So I guess Tarzan will have to find a new home.

I'm not sure if sitting on a John Deere mower for 3 hours is considered exercise however my yard used to be a pasture so it has more craters than the moon. I bumped, jiggled, and thumped for the entire 3 hours on that rough ground.

God did bless me with an amazing site..........2 very large hawks (at least I think they were hawks) were floating and diving right over my property for over an hour. I got to watch them fly, float, and frolic on the current. One stayed and the other one left. The one that stayed dipped and dove and floated for a good 45 minutes longer. A special show for an audience of one to watch.

Of course, I aggravated moths, grasshoppers, crickets, and many other bugs. I even scared a field mouse out of it's spot into another spot then back to the original spot.

Anyway, John Deere and I had a nice long afternoon together and so far only a teeny tiny bit of a headache.

If you can see the dark spot in the middle of the following picture it is the hawk...




For the past 2 years this mum has looked so spindly that I almost pulled it our........look at it this fall

  
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YIGOBUTTERFLY 10/3/2012 4:25PM

    What lush looking grass. If you got a goat... Watching the hawks sounds delightful.

Jane

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EATVEGAN 10/3/2012 2:19AM

    My daughter has free range chickens so she has hawks, buzzards, and eagles coming by to check out the pickings. They are amazing to watch. The roosters have a special signal when the birds of prey are present.

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LABRATIAM 10/2/2012 10:00PM

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ASOBFALLS 10/2/2012 5:23PM

    Can't wait to see what color those mums are when they bloom!!

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CHALLENGER15 10/2/2012 7:24AM

    I wish my mums had made it through the long, dry summer, but it is my fault for not taking care of them. I hope you post picture of the mums when they bloom! I would enjoy that.

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DANCINCAJUN1 10/1/2012 11:02PM

    We have had the turkey buzzards gliding in the sky by our house ... probably about 20 up there at the same time enjoying the breezy day we had .... it really is neat to see .... they will be leaving within the month to head south and then return in March .... been a lot of Canadian geese flying south ... watch out below !! tee hee Roc
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DJ4HEALTH 10/1/2012 10:44PM

    The hawks were searching for food in the grass you just mowed

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