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And now for something completely different....

Sunday, April 04, 2010

My daughter's developmental cell teacher found this little gem:
Funny stuff, especially for the scientifically minded! emoticon

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SHERYLDS 4/4/2010 11:55AM

    thought you and your kids might enjoy this one.
Big Buck Bunny on

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SHERYLDS 4/4/2010 11:50AM

    Very cute emoticon

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FITMARY 4/4/2010 9:59AM

    Ho, Ho, Ho! Thanks for the laugh!

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Hey, look what I found outside today!

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

White crocus...I forget which one - probably Jeanne d'Arc

And this is a dwarf iris (Iris reticulata 'Pixie')

The afternoon sun melted the morning snow off, and these guys were out when I went outside to get the mail. For those of you in sunnier places (which, frankly, is just about anywhere) a few flowers are nothing new, but here in Central New York, where we usually have a couple feet of snow on the ground now, this is pretty fancy stuff.

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HIPPICHICK1 3/24/2010 11:00PM

    Ooooh, purty flowers!

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STARLASUE 3/24/2010 9:06PM


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SHERYLDS 3/24/2010 8:01PM

    Yay Spring. More walking, sunshine, and blue skies

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RANJINI4 3/24/2010 7:51PM

    I have a few new flowers that are blooming.All the colors are seen in the bright sunshine!

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SWIM_2_SLIM 3/24/2010 7:28PM

    Spring is such a blessing to be able to see new life starting. It really warms my heart!!!

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TRISHAANN56 3/24/2010 5:13PM

    It nice to see signs of spring somewhere, where I live we had snow yesterday, today, and expecting more later this week. So seeing the pictures of spring arriving was great, thanks for the posting the pictures.

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ERINLINDSAY83 3/24/2010 4:48PM

    I saw a bunch of flowers blooming yesterday too on my walk! So exciting!!!!!

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Question of the day (ladies only):

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Why is it that you can pluck your eyebrows wrong *just once* and then you spend the rest of your life filling them in with a pencil, but you can pluck the same "witches hair" out of your chin for twenty years and it just keeps growing back????? emoticon

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MONKEYGIRLRAIN 3/22/2010 12:38PM

    wax wax wax! That is my answer... but I have to admit, the witch hair does come back from time to time! Damn.


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CANYOWALII 3/21/2010 8:24PM

    Yeah! Mine sneak up on me and then it practically takes an act of god to pull it out of my chiny chin chin.


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ROOBYBEGONIA 3/21/2010 5:46AM

    I have a very faint blond mustache - I use a Nair made especially for facial hair. It's much more gentle, works really well, goes a long way, and you don't get stubble. I've had my lip hair waxed a couple of times, and I've had a reaction both times. I'm a freckled redhead, and my skin is really sensitive.

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PUDLECRAZY 3/21/2010 4:06AM

    emoticonIt stinks, doesn't it?

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SWIM_2_SLIM 3/20/2010 10:49PM

    Life just isn't fair for a woman!!! lol

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MARY1313 3/20/2010 10:09PM

    LOL! I will join the club. I have the perverbial mustache and my hair is dark red so you can see it. I bleach it, but sometimes I shave it too. ACK!!

emoticon (Am I wrong or does this emoticon have a mullet? LOL)


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HIPPICHICK1 3/20/2010 9:49PM

    yeah....why *IS* that?

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STARLASUE 3/20/2010 9:48PM

    Oh Dear! I actually do shave! LOL Every day since I was about 35! Too many to pluck. Seriously, I am lucky to be a natural redhead or I'd have a 5 o'clock shadow.

My kids made me promise I'd never let my face hair get out of control like my mom's and other females in the family. They were all dark haired and the face hair was obvious. So after talking with the dermatologist shaving is the cheapest option we came up with.

BTW, it is an old wives tale that it gets coarser and heavier if you shave. Mine has not changed much in the 20 years I have been shaving. But you do need to extra careful about razor burn and nicks - takes practice. Not so attractive on ladies.

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SCOOTER4263 3/20/2010 3:58PM

    LOL Excellent!!

And as for you, Mel ... your turn will come!

Thanks, guys. That was fun.

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WRITERGIRLMEL 3/20/2010 3:28PM

    Because God really does have a sense of humor, and everyone has to be the punchline at some point!

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SHERYLDS 3/20/2010 1:58PM

    see for an interesting blog on this. enjoy

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TEDDYTEDDY 3/20/2010 1:25PM

    Yep, I got one of them wirey chin hairs and it comes out about every 3 weeks or so and drives me crazy.... also have the salt and pepper eybrows and whenever I try to pluck one of the grey ones I always accidentally get a dark one. and then there are the black ones that curl all over the place and when I pluck them I don't have any eyebrows left...guess it comes with age.... emoticon

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SOULCOLLAGESUE 3/20/2010 11:45AM

    That's a good enough question for Wikipedia, lol! (No solutions here.)

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DHSPARK 3/20/2010 11:38AM

    That's a "hairy" topic! I wonder that same thing...LOL! I'm always saying, "I'm going to go 'shave' now (which means plucking)". At least they're turning white so others don't see the hair but I feel it!

emoticon Deb

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Okay, I'll try the "Revealing Questionnaire"

Friday, March 19, 2010


"Not as easy as you might think! Copy and Paste into your own blog, change the answers to suit you. It's really hard to only use one word answers. "

Where is your cell phone?


Your hair?

Your mother?

Your father?

Your favorite thing?
Silence (wish I'd said Life, too)

Your dream last night?

Favorite drink?
Lemonade (or Scotch....)

What room are you in?

Your hobby?

Your fear?

Where do you want to be in 6 years?

Where were you last night?

Something that you aren't?


Wish list item?
Socks! (C'mon, Sue...Peace?)

Last thing you did?

What are you wearing?

Your pets?


Your life?

Your mood?

Missing someone?

Gin *cough*

Your car?

Something you're not wearing?

Your favorite store?

Your favorite color?

When is the last time you cried?

Where do you go over and over?

Five people who email me regularly?

Favorite place to eat?

Favorite place I'd like to be right now?

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SOULCOLLAGESUE 3/20/2010 11:59AM

    Yes, peace. I already have plenty of socks, lol! Glad you shared, too. It's fun to learn about one another (and the one word leaves just enough mystery *cough* emoticon

I'm not sure who started this. I took mine from SimpleLife4Real and titled it "revealing." Kind of like that game we played as kids...telephone? (whispering a phrase in one another's ear until it came out strange by the last kid).

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This, too, shall pass.

Friday, March 19, 2010

"This, too, shall pass" is right up there with, "Trials are what help us grow as human beings" as things that we know are true, yet are so hard to remember when we're in the midst of it

Looking back over half a century of bone-headed moves, pure rotten luck, and the ineffable tragedy of losing people I loved, I can honestly say that I wouldn't have skipped a single one of them because I *did* grow, and grow straighter and stronger, because of each of these "oddly right" endings. But going through some of them was unmitigated hell.

I used to wish I had a Tomorrow Button, a button I could push to make the current day and its challenges disappear into the past. Now, though, I realize that not only would I be about 104 by now (deferred gratification never being my long suit, that button would have gotten a righteous workout) but I would still be essentially the same person I was at 20.

I was a whole lot better looking then - skinny, lots of hair, gorgeous skin - but I was also self-involved, greedy, short-sighted, reckless and more than a little crazy. (Now that i think about it, those last two may still obtain.) Thirty-odd - some of them very odd *rim shot* - years later, I've gotten my share of mental and emotional scars, but those scars have etched out a person I never would have suspected was possible. Not that I'm wonderful and perfect and all that silly stuff, but I realized that I've learned compassion for others and a willingness to share - stuff, money, strength, ideas, whatever.

When I was 20, I had so much going for me - all the temporal, worldly stuff was going great guns - but I was miserable. Now I have a heckuva lot less in many areas, and a few hefty challenges to lug around daily, but I'm (dare I say it?) *happy*. Both my girls came home to enjoy my birthday with me the other day and although neither one shopped for me (one because of school, the other because of finances) I didn't feel the least little bit overlooked or shorted. All I wanted was my family, and I got that gift.

And I listen for the gentle whoosh of angel wings and I hear them, and they comfort me.

Oh, and yesterday's closing line, "It's all in the playing" is the title of a book by Shirley MacLaine. Should have attributed it. My bad.

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SWIM_2_SLIM 3/20/2010 10:54PM

    We do learn and grow from the hard knocks in life, but you are right. We become the person we are supposed to be. It isn't always easy, but we are right where we are supposed to be!!!

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HIPPICHICK1 3/20/2010 10:17AM

    Why is it that we only learn to BE HERE NOW when we are waaaaaaay past our so-called prime? Hey, maybe our PRIME is NOW!

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PUDLECRAZY 3/20/2010 8:42AM

    After reading Sue's entry and your response, I had to visit your blog. Excellent thoughts - thanks for sharing.

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SHERYLDS 3/19/2010 10:12AM

    Kung Fu Panda Wisdom 'Yesterday is history, Tomorrow is a mystery, But Today is a Gift, that is why it is called the Present'....Who knew I would learn something watching cartoons with my Godchild. May today give you something to smile about

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GRAVER473 3/19/2010 9:49AM

    It's so true that it's difficult to remember that it will get better. If you ever find said tomorrow button, please let me know where to obtain one! You'll do well, best of luck to you!

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