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Wed Jul 23

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Ended up in the emergency room with sister last night. She had a severe reaction to 'something' in the yard and turned bright red, hives, rashes, too sick to sit up, and woke me up at 1 am to show me and let me know that she had tried bathing, ointments and just didn't know what to do. We went to the er and she was treated and I tried to call in this morning but ended up coming in for CPR classes and to cover for another nurse who was going to a funeral. The phones have been slow and I'm basically oozing through the day.
The rain finally came in. no gardening tonight. I cut the main field last night and even though it looks scruffy, it's done. I'll have some raking to get done when it dries to keep from clumping the mower next time, but that's okay. I may go home and Spring clean on my bathroom. That would be a job to get done in one evening.
DD called and will be going into the hospital at 5:30 in the morning for her surgery so I will be at her house to take care of the boy. He should sleep until 8 and then we'll play, have lunch and if it doesn't rain, go to the zoo.
I'm so over me...like the apostle Paul...the things I would do...I don't and the things I do not want to do, I do....I'm just not in control. and life goes on.
Be blessed all and just keep Sparkin'!!

  
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KAREN608 7/23/2014 2:00PM

    Sorry your sister reacted so strongly to something in the yard. At least you get some GS time. Things will settle down and you will get back to your normal routine.

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PROPMAN1 7/23/2014 1:45PM

  Glad your sister is okay. Those 'somethings' in the yard can be quite dangerous to your health. Can understand your feelings about 'creeping' through the day. Been feeling like that all week (would have sworn today was Thursday but....Surprise....it's Wednesday).
Completely agree....Keep Sparkin'!
Enjoy the rest of the day. Hope you get to the zoo.


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Tues Jul/22

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Was able to finish the center garden and get the iris up and lilies down in the area. Still a wheelbarrow full of lilies to plant. Deadheaded roses, dug out all but about 2 feet of the walk, collected a barrow of humus and turned the log, pulled out more rock for the well and laid it...filling it in with dirt as I go, stopped by and picked up another load of the marble (that DD informs me is polished granite), hauled off 2-3 loads of rubbish to the fill ditch, and worked on the afghan(s). Went to bed earlier than usual but still feel tired tonight.
this evening I expect I'll be mowing since our temp here is almost 100 and humid. Not safe for digging and hauling. But later I'll get maybe a couple of plants in. If the rain comes it will be good for everything.
You SP friends are so encouraging. I wish we could have a weekend to get everyone together and just celebrate life!!! God is so good!
Be blessed and just keep Sparkin'!!

  
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LINTPICKER 7/22/2014 10:07PM

    That would be fun, too bad we are all over the states and even the world.

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REALTYLADYLISA 7/22/2014 6:24PM

    Someday we SHOULD all get together...and so many of you guys are great gardeners...I'd let you all come to my jungle of a yard and help me figure out what to do with it! I have no talent in this area, but my mom always told me, many hands make light work....so WHEN are you all coming??? Blessings!

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DAWNWATERWOMAN 7/22/2014 4:41PM

    Yes. God is good, ALL the time. Bright blessings to you.

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Mon Jul 21

Monday, July 21, 2014

Decided to hold the mowing for another few days. I have too much to finish in the garden that will be delayed even longer if it's wet. Beautiful day out...I'm still at work. Rain comes in tomorrow and will last several days. i should be able to finish the afghan this week and have another one started. Gotta stay busy. running out of time. Too much life to live to just sit and waste my days.
Be blessed all and just keep Sparkin'!!

  
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REALTYLADYLISA 7/22/2014 6:21PM

    Your blog accounts tell me that you pack an awful lot into every day...Running out of time? I don't think so...unless Jesus comes back, and it'll all be fine then anyway, and all the stuff we have left to do here won't matter that much! Blessings!

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BARB4HEALTH 7/22/2014 7:43AM

    Don't know what kind of weather we are getting. Just know we will have some!

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LINTPICKER 7/22/2014 7:33AM

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NOWYOUDIDIT 7/21/2014 6:01PM

    In the 90s here. Too hot!
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DAWNWATERWOMAN 7/21/2014 4:11PM

    I don't think that you would know HOW to waste time! Bright blessings to you my friend.

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Sun Jul 21

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Worship in the morning and family in the afternoon. Came home and went back to the garden. We have rain coming in and I was torn between mowing and working on the labor part of the area. Ended up doing the hand work. I pruned the broken branches out of the wild plum trees and we took about 4 or 5 loads up to the burn pile. I dug up a stellar de oro bed and replanted it with hostas and a few other cluster plants. Sister seemed to like it. I took all the new lilies to the center garden and finished digging out the square to pull up the iris and replant the area with lilies included. I hauled dirt and dug out more of the next walk. It's going fast. I'll start carrying gravel this week. I'm seeing more and more progress as I focus on the list. We're finding things in the barn that I can set up and display as part of the 'art' and I'm scouring books and programs to get ideas.
Be blessed and keep Sparkin'!!

  
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KAREN-IS-HERE 7/21/2014 1:05PM

    a gardener's chore is never done

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LINTPICKER 7/21/2014 8:49AM

    more pictures please!! emoticon

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DAWNWATERWOMAN 7/21/2014 12:34AM

    Your blogs make me tired just reading them. You are amazing. You're in my prayers dear one.

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Sat Jul 19

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Busy day. took the ox yoke to the Amish to see if they can restore it. did the usual post office, bank chores and actually got lost on the way back to town. I'm not used to all the back roads up in the hills around our area and made a wrong turn. Just keep driving and you'll end up somewhere. And we did...back to home base, picked up sister and left for the lily farm. found some beautiful plants, ate out, dropped off Honey and came home to work in the garden. I found a tiller that my dad had parked over in the side of the woods by the field and was able to cut the vines away from it and a neighbor will use his tractor to pull it on out. I'll paint it to stop the rust and put flowers around it as a focal point above the garden. I dug out more humus and took out another big piece of the rotting tree that we're working to pull out. I went to the old herb garden, dug up a wheelbarrow load of rock that I'd used as space dividers and built up another layer on the pseudo well. It's coming along nicely. I dug out some more of the next walk I'm putting in, dug up some iris to replant, and unloaded the new lilies. It's step by step. But...a neighbor has come to tour the space now and seems to like it even as it is.
I've worked on an afghan I'm wanting to finish and did just a little sparking. My delight is that I have not gained back any weight and in the course of working and eating more and more appropriately, I've lost another 4 pounds.
God is good. Be blessed and keep Sparkin'!!

  
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KAREN-IS-HERE 7/20/2014 11:46AM

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BARB4HEALTH 7/20/2014 7:41AM

    emoticon on your progress! Have a great week!

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NOWYOUDIDIT 7/20/2014 6:24AM

    emoticon No weight gain back is super!! emoticon

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