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6/7/10 12:29 P

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Congrats on getting back in the saddle!
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~Alicia
“When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down ‘happy’. They told me I didn’t understand the assignment, and I told them they didn’t understand life.” -John Lennon


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TWISTOLOMEW Posts: 2,021
6/4/10 1:46 P

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I've started riding my (newly repaired) bike again - it's nice to know I'm not going to get rained on!

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5/28/10 5:07 P

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Going to Ascot tomorrow! Just wish I didn't have to get to the airport at 6am.

My friends, love is better than anger. Hope is better than fear. Optimism is better than despair. So let us be loving, hopeful and optimistic. And together we'll change the world. All my very best, Jack Layton.


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TWISTOLOMEW Posts: 2,021
5/27/10 12:13 P

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well the slugs and I have done battle & so far, it looks like I'm winning :-)

My beans have sprouted - woohoo!

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5/27/10 12:39 A

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Finally got around to planting tomatoes, artichokes, and wildflowers. I made a special trip to a nursery that specializes in native plants. It was sooo awesome! I had no idea there were so many kinds of manzanita bushes or sage or ceanothus... Can't wait to add more natives to my landscaping!
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“When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down ‘happy’. They told me I didn’t understand the assignment, and I told them they didn’t understand life.” -John Lennon


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5/17/10 11:11 P

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I finally got the veggies planted. I was so paranoid about the rain in the forecast (and rain it did today) I was out there till 8:30 pm in the dark on Friday evening!


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5/15/10 10:57 A

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DH planted the tomatoes, and it is time to oil the outside table and chairs and our Tiki prior to its going back outside to its place of honor in our Tiki garden. (I am helping by bringing DH beverages whilst he works).
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5/14/10 7:33 P

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I just haven't had time to plant anything... yet.

My vacation starts on Tuesday. DH and I were hoping to get away, but his company had other ideas... Looks like we'll just have 5 days at the end of the month. So at least I should be able to plant some tomatoes and hopefully manage to refurbish my outdoor table and chairs. Time to dine al fresco! Whoo-hoo!
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“When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down ‘happy’. They told me I didn’t understand the assignment, and I told them they didn’t understand life.” -John Lennon


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5/12/10 12:17 A

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I spoke to my mom on Sunday in Mtl and she was really p.o'ed that it was snowing! Meanwhile we were having a downpour (and did again on Monday) which is not so common at this point in May. So that kayboshed my veggie planting plans till next weekend! boo!

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5/11/10 4:13 P

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We are freezing here in Canada. We've had frost. My sister who's a bit further north of us got snow

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5/6/10 11:39 P

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This year I plan on doing all my tomatoes in pots on the porch. It's just so much easier to keep the slugs out of them that way.

I think I'm going to do less variety too and just stick to my favourites: zucchini, eggplant, tomatoes, green beans, spinach, basil, cantaloupe & maybe cucumbers.

It's almost time to go strawberry picking too!! :-D

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5/5/10 6:10 P

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I actually grew heirloom tomatoes from seeds last year. I got about 6 tomatoes. Not a lot, but very tasty.

I'm so tempted to build a nursery in my backyard!

~Alicia
“When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down ‘happy’. They told me I didn’t understand the assignment, and I told them they didn’t understand life.” -John Lennon


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5/5/10 4:28 P

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Alicia, that's exactly what happened to my tomato plant last year !! A crummy squirrel ATE most of the tomatoes on the plant !! GGRRRRR.....

I did try one heirloom tomato plant. I didn't get any flowers and so, no tomatoes. sigh. I had read that growing heirlooms was a challenge.

I'd like to try again with a different variety. I LOVE speckled romas. fabulous flavor. Buy them if you can find them locally.

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5/5/10 4:24 P

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Vicki, the carpet looks totally "normal"! If I could figure out how to post pics, I would...

I'm getting a late start in the garden this year, so I will probably also use tomato plant seedlings. Since everything I planted last year was eaten by something, I plan to stick with containers that I can protect with chicken wire. Maybe just tomatoes and herbs to start.
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“When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down ‘happy’. They told me I didn’t understand the assignment, and I told them they didn’t understand life.” -John Lennon


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5/5/10 3:31 P

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I'm not planting a garden per se, BUT I do plan on trying tomato plants again. I'm just waiting for the farmer's market to start up again. Early in the season, they sell tomato plants.

Yes, admit it. I cheat. I buy starter plants. I don't grow plants from seeds ! teeehee...

I'm also doing more bike riding on the weekends as long as it's not raining.

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TWISTOLOMEW Posts: 2,021
5/5/10 1:26 P

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I'm finally back in Norcal and getting ready to plant the next round of vegetables for summer!

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5/5/10 2:51 A

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I want to see pics of that bedroom carpet! Is it soft?

Running here and I don't mean for exercise. We are helping mother finish her basement from the flooding when a pipe broke...working at my daughters...taking care of Grams.

Already, my yard needs to be bailed. How long till Winter? LOL

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5/4/10 10:39 A

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It's another gorgeous Spring day in Southern California!
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What are you up to this season? Moving your workout outdoors? Planting a garden? Barbeques in the backyard?

We're Spring cleaning in a big way! Just spent our tax refund on new carpet in the bedrooms. (I found some made from recycled plastic bottles!) And we're going to paint the master bathroom and, hopefully, replace the nasty old carpet with tiles. Who puts carpet in the bathroom?????

~Alicia
“When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down ‘happy’. They told me I didn’t understand the assignment, and I told them they didn’t understand life.” -John Lennon


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