Mid Atlantic Magpie Chatter forum: Magpie Chatter #30 September 2011

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luvsgrtdanes
Sep 11, 2011 5:48 AM CST
Name: Ronnie
Southeastern PA~Zone 6
I Love MAM~So Happy Together
We came from here http://cubits.org/MidAtlanticMusings/thread/view/62829/

Time for a new thread already, which only means one thing...We are full of Magpie Chatter Big Grin
Please join in and let us know what your up too.

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It happens in a flash, but the memory of it last forever. It can not be borrowed or stolen, and it is of no earthly good until it is given away. So if in your hurry you meet someone who is too weary to smile, leave him one of yours, for no one needs a smile quite as much as he who has none to give...

luvsgrtdanes
Sep 11, 2011 5:54 AM CST
Name: Ronnie
Southeastern PA~Zone 6
I Love MAM~So Happy Together
Looks like a nice day ahead, hopefully the skeeters won't be too bad and I can get some more yard work done Thumbs up
It happens in a flash, but the memory of it last forever. It can not be borrowed or stolen, and it is of no earthly good until it is given away. So if in your hurry you meet someone who is too weary to smile, leave him one of yours, for no one needs a smile quite as much as he who has none to give...

Imageeric4home
Sep 11, 2011 6:59 AM CST
Name: Ric
Dover, Pa
I'm amazed how lush everything looks. There is almost no damage here. Thumbs up
The garden needs weeded and harvested, and the lawns are a little too lush. Hilarious! We have a 3' spot of fungi in one of our new beds that looks sorta' like that stuff Deb (RCN) had in her driveway. Grumbling It should be easy to remove and treat with some Clorox , I hope. Blinking
It was nice stopping at Jill's and seeing everyone. Everyone looked as though they were well, although I didn't get to visit with everyone. Jill seems to have found a new energy, Thumbs up she virtually bubbled. Lovey dubby Bit was napping so we missed her sweet smiles. Ric
The Amen of nature is always a flower.
Oliver Wendell Holmes
Thanks to Grandma and the joy flowers brought to her and in turn to me.
ImageRoses_R_Red
Sep 11, 2011 7:26 AM CST
Name: Teri
Mount Bethel, PA
So happy that Sophie is feeling better, Ronnie!!

I had a real senior moment (day) yesterday. I got up real early and really paid attention to my appearance, set up the table in the garden room after I cleaned it all up AGAIN, and then proceeded to cook up a storm. At 1 o'clock when the guests weren't arriving, I looked at the calender and saw that it was the 10th, not the 11th!!. Put everything in the frig and went to Belvidere's VICTORINA DAYS CELEBRATION instead. Instead of feeling really good about waking up with everything done, I feel as though I should be doing something every moment and there's not much to do. Kind of takes the excitement out of the day. Can't win when you're too picky.
Imagestormyla
Sep 11, 2011 7:51 AM CST
Name: Stormy
Valley Forge Pa
I Love MAM ~ So Happy Together
I'm hoping the 'skeeters stay down too. Thumbs down Ric is right, everything is as lush and green as springtime.

Oh no Ric, you've got that sludge too! Try to take a photo before you kill it and put it in our Fungi Thread.

http://cubits.org/MidAtlanticMusings/thread/view/57603/

I haven't heard Deb talk about hers in a while and don't know whether or not it ever died.

Teri, I don't know whether or not it's age that causes moments like that. Last month I showed up for my hairdressing appointment a day early, not quite as significant a time warp as yours, amusing at best. I think maybe it's a sign of an entirely too busy brain. I'm glad that you had a nice day anyway and maybe you can relax and enjoy today now. Smiling

ImageHollyAnnS
Sep 11, 2011 8:52 AM CST
Name: Holly
South Central Pa
Hi Roses, Hope you have a nice day, I can just see you sitting there waiting for everyone to come. You are such a doer that I know that once all the guests will arrive you will be busy, busy, busy.
Life is Great! Holly
Please visit me and learn more about My Life on the Water a Personal Journey Thread in the MidAtlanticMusings Cubit.
http://cubits.org/MidAtlanticMusings/thread/view/5752/
Imagestormyla
Sep 11, 2011 8:59 AM CST
Name: Stormy
Valley Forge Pa
I Love MAM ~ So Happy Together
The Smithsonian has been running a display this month of items relative to the terrorist attacks on 9/11. The display ends today but people can view the entire collection online.

http://americanhistory.si.edu/september11/
Imagesallyg
Sep 11, 2011 1:42 PM CST
Name: Sally
central Maryland
slef employed writier
Bobby DeNiro is on a special tonight Lovey dubby but will surely be somber and Sad

Terri, I'm sure your guests will have a wonderful; time today.

Hm, does going a day early have the same weight as forgetting to go? My poor hairstylist has had to call me more than once.
"If you bring joy and enthusiasm to everything you do, people will think you're crazy" W. Haelfeli, New Yorker cartoon
Imageeric4home
Sep 11, 2011 4:32 PM CST
Name: Ric
Dover, Pa
Sally, you must have remembered before you came to the swap, I thought you looked very nice. Smiling
It showered last night and finally dried out enough to mow after dinner. I got most of it done, but guess what? It's raining again! Rolling my eyes.
I'm thinking about rice culture again. Rolling on the floor laughing
Stormy, I will get a pic before I clean up. Ric
The Amen of nature is always a flower.
Oliver Wendell Holmes
Thanks to Grandma and the joy flowers brought to her and in turn to me.
ImageRoses_R_Red
Sep 11, 2011 5:20 PM CST
Name: Teri
Mount Bethel, PA
We haven't had any rain for the past two days, Ric, but we can't mow part of our lawn because there's a strange bubbling up of water that continues to flow in that area. It kind of looks like a spring, but I don't really know what's causing it. Good place for rice field, also??
Imagebitbit
Sep 11, 2011 7:54 PM CST
Name: bit
Eastern VA and NC
Zone 7b/8a
Sounds like groundwater. The water table is no doubt really high after all the flooding. We get a groundwater "spring" in our yard when there's been a lot of rain, but it comes out right at the water meter - first time I saw it, I thought we'd sprung a leak!
Imageflowersrjen
Sep 11, 2011 8:23 PM CST
Name: jennifer
central nj
That's kinda funny Teri, good thing you had something else to do.

Wow never seen groundwater spring before, that would have had me worried

Went to a memorial and dedication of a new 9/11 monument today, hubby was a fireman during the time and went into Staten Island to cover their stations while they were in city. Stood up at Bronx firefighters' funeral, we know lots of guys that went up there to do clean up, my hometown is only a bridge away from NY and we could see the smoke from it from our house....watching all the videos brings back all the same emotions of the day it happened, mostly disbelief.
Imagesallyg
Sep 11, 2011 10:12 PM CST
Name: Sally
central Maryland
slef employed writier
Jen, give that guy an extra hug for us on behalf of firefighters whether, w are feeling humble are just watching some more 9 11 shows
Ric, you're a sweetheart, I made sure I colored my hair before the swap, but I skipped the silk and pearls since bec and chantel couldn't make it . Holly herself is quite the blond tanned beach babe after thae time on the
beach
"If you bring joy and enthusiasm to everything you do, people will think you're crazy" W. Haelfeli, New Yorker cartoon
Imagestormyla
Sep 12, 2011 8:12 AM CST
Name: Stormy
Valley Forge Pa
I Love MAM ~ So Happy Together
King of Prussia unveiled a monument yesterday with two big pieces of the steel from the World Trade Center. I am wondering where they moved that magnificent sculpture of a crawling firefighter that was in the middle of Times Square. I didn't see it the last time that I was there.

There was a memorial here over the weekend and they had a special fireworks display which I didn't go to, only heard. Fireworks seemed like an odd thing, but maybe they fit well into the ceremony. I saw Robert De Niro yesterday give the invocation for the ceremony at the NFL. That was a nice ceremony.

It poured here last night with lots of thunder and lightning, some of which sounded like it landed very close by. Blinking

Sal, I have forgotten my hairdressing appointment too, which is why I was so anxious to get there. Hilarious! Hilarious!

Spent some time yesterday reading updated entries in the memorial journals of some of the folks that I knew who died in the WTC and some of what other places were doing to remember or honor them and what their families have been up to since then. It was a very emotional day. Crying My niece and I had lunch at the Plaza of the WTC the day before the attack. It was her first year of going to college in NYC. Then I spent some time driving around the city with her showing her how to navigate and get her bearings using the Twin Towers as her point of reference. Then I met a friend for cocktails at Windows on the World.

The next morning I watched it all fall and right after the Market technology shut down spent a frantic day trying to get news on different folks. Never got through to anyone until 1 AM. They worked in One Liberty Place and had seen it all right across the street from their windows and had to evacuate and run from their buildings as burning debris fell on their building even before the collapse. None of my friends who worked in the WTC made it out. They all worked above the 85th floor. It was almost two years before we had any word of some of their whereabouts during the inferno. I was also frantic to reach my niece as she was in a high rise dorm up there and wanted to be sure she stayed out of the tunnels and off the bridges and away from any iconic spots. It truly was a day that changed our perspective. Sad

Teri, it seems so strange that you would have that water with as high up as you are, but I guess stranger things have been known to happen. Hopefully it will stop soon.
Imageflowersrjen
Sep 12, 2011 10:16 AM CST
Name: jennifer
central nj
So sorry to hear NONE of your friends made it out Crying
Imagestormyla
Sep 12, 2011 10:46 AM CST
Name: Stormy
Valley Forge Pa
I Love MAM ~ So Happy Together
Well Jen, there were thousands of people who worked in the top 20 floors. Most of the ones who survived were downstairs waiting for the elevators or visiting firms or departments on other floors or still in the parking garage or just late to work or picking up a cup of coffee or off premises at errands or meetings. One of my friends was supposed to speak at a meeting uptown at 8:30, but got a call at 7:45 asking could he push his speech time back to 9:45. He went to his office at the WTC to kill the time having already had breakfast at home, something he never did. He and everyone who worked for his firm except one who was late taking his daughter to school perished.
Imagestormyla
Sep 12, 2011 11:13 AM CST
Name: Stormy
Valley Forge Pa
I Love MAM ~ So Happy Together
Ears perked up! Ears perked up! Whoa everybody, step on over here and read this week's spotlight of our very own Hart!! I tip my hat to you.

http://cubits.org/WhosWhoSpotlight/articles/view/1078/
luvsgrtdanes
Sep 12, 2011 11:55 AM CST
Name: Ronnie
Southeastern PA~Zone 6
I Love MAM~So Happy Together
Stormy so very sorry for your loss Group hug how hard that must have been and I'm sure still is for you Sad I remember being frantic waiting to hear my brother was home and safe, he was working in Washington DC. Very scary when we found out it was terrorists. Strange how when you think back most of us can remember exactly what we did that day, but can't recall what we did last week.

I literally have hundreds of mosquito bites on me. Not a spot that doesn't have welts. I actually look like I have a disease Thumbs down Thankfully the aren't any on my face. My side is covered as is my chest, under my arms, on my arms, my neck and shoulders, you name it. I think they must have gotten under my shirt.
I did a lot of clean up Yesterday and Saturday. I must have come across a nest and didn't realize it. I felt my ankles getting bit once in a while but nothing on my upper body Confused I get migraines from the "Off" so I didn't use any. I am actually afraid to go out there today. I'll break down and use the spray if I go out this evening. I need to get my Iris and Lily's planted sooner or later.
It happens in a flash, but the memory of it last forever. It can not be borrowed or stolen, and it is of no earthly good until it is given away. So if in your hurry you meet someone who is too weary to smile, leave him one of yours, for no one needs a smile quite as much as he who has none to give...

Imagestormyla
Sep 12, 2011 12:27 PM CST
Name: Stormy
Valley Forge Pa
I Love MAM ~ So Happy Together
The mosquitoes are just terrible here too Ronnie. I am trying to keep the grass cut shorter hoping that will help. About 40 minutes outside is about all I can take right now and come in just covered in bites and need to take a shower to get rid of that buggy feeling. Thumbs down

I was unable to get back into Cubits for the last 45 minutes or so. This happened a number of times yesterday and Saturday too.
Imagebitbit
Sep 12, 2011 12:47 PM CST
Name: bit
Eastern VA and NC
Zone 7b/8a
Stormy, it's been slow for me today, and I don't usually have problems here. Must still be working on it.

Ronnie, are you sure the bites are mosquito? When I think of that many bites in areas covered by clothing, I think chiggers. Evil, nasty little bugs!

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