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Imagevic
Jan 1, 2019 6:27 PM CST
Name: Vicki
North Carolina
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Imagevic
Jan 1, 2019 6:33 PM CST
Name: Vicki
North Carolina
Hope I didn't lose anyone.

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ImageMaryE
Jan 1, 2019 6:42 PM CST
Name: Mary
The dry side of Oregon
Be yourself, you can be no one else
I didn't see a link at the bottom of the old one but I found you anyway. Links going both ways would be helpful to make going back to read a bit easier.

Wow, Angie, that's a big avocado! Was the pit about the size of the ordinary ones we see in the stores? There were some big ones at Safeway recently with the price something like $2.79 each. They stayed right there!
Of all the things I've lost, I miss my mind the most.
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ImageJumper2
Jan 1, 2019 6:42 PM CST
Name: Lucy
Huron, OH
Im here. We had house full for mid day dinner. Went very well. Happy New Year to all.
Imagevic
Jan 1, 2019 6:50 PM CST
Name: Vicki
North Carolina
Mary, I just looked and I did post a link at the bottom of the Christmas thread and when I clicked on it, it brought me here Confused
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ImageMaryE
Jan 1, 2019 8:46 PM CST
Name: Mary
The dry side of Oregon
Be yourself, you can be no one else
How did I miss that? I must have just been in a hurry. You're good, I'm bad. I did remember that earlier today you said you were planning to start a new thread.

The winter picture is beautiful with a warm sunset behind the snow.
Of all the things I've lost, I miss my mind the most.
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Imageirisarian
Jan 1, 2019 8:47 PM CST
Name: Lucy
Hamilton, MA
irises
Jumper clued me in that Rose Parade was on the Hallmark channel (no Commercials) so could watch commercial free. That is except for hallmark channel overviews. They went to a Rose Bowl float after the breakdown of the one float. Too bad as it was a spectacular float of the meeting of the trains & driving of the golden spike. Very long float. The bands & horses could get around the breakdown, but not floats.
Imagecritterologist
Jan 1, 2019 8:59 PM CST
Name: Critter (Jill)
MD
Oh, I should have checked -- I did see the listing for it there! I usually watch it on HGTV, but they didn't have it this year. ?? So I watched ABC, and they had a really good local guy, John Somebody, who did a great job of filling in information on the floats as well as providing local color. I'll remember Hallmark Channel for next year. :-)
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I'm learning to dance in the rain! Thank you, Sally & Chris.
ImageSiliolegma
Jan 1, 2019 9:08 PM CST
Name: Karen
Maryville, TN
I'm here, onward and upward into the new year.
ImageArleneB
Jan 1, 2019 9:37 PM CST
Name: Arlene
Grantville, GA
Thanks for the new thread, Vic!
Imagecritterologist
Jan 1, 2019 9:52 PM CST
Name: Critter (Jill)
MD
Does anybody else "do" Kindle Unlimited? Jim has a subscription (offers quite a long list of books for "free" reading; the authors get some $ if you read past the first so many pages), and he lets Joyanna & me piggyback on it... works, as we can have 10 books "out" at a time. Anyway...

I've just finished re-reading the first 3 books of a delightful mystery series, in preparation for reading the 4th, recently released. The friendship between the 2 main characters - and the dialogue they exchange - is really fun, and they whodunnit part is well written also. Miss Marple meets Downton Abbey, maybe?

The author is TE Kinsey, and the first of the Lady Hardcastle Mystery books is A Quiet Life in the Country.
https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B01ER14CRY/ref=series_dp...

If you have Kindle Unlimited, it's a free read, and if not the books are $2 each as ebooks.
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I'm learning to dance in the rain! Thank you, Sally & Chris.
Imageaspenhill
Jan 2, 2019 4:41 AM CST
Name: Terri
Lucketts, VA
Good morning. Thanks for the new thread Vicki.

Angie, that is one large avocado. I wasn't quite sure what it was until Mary confirmed my guesses LOL.

Jumper and Arlene, glad you had nice company for New Years.

I didn't watch the parade. Mike likes parades and usually has it on if he is home, but he was working yesterday. I was on a roll with getting a lot of odds and ends done. It always feels so good to me to get a lot accomplished. It does catch up to me though and every once in a while I need completely down days. Those down days feel good too Big Grin

Jill, I used to have Kindle Unlimited but wasn't finding much on it that I wanted to read so I cancelled the subscription. That was years ago though. Maybe, like the library, they are offering more of a selection as time goes on? Anyway, thanks for the recommendation. I was just about to ask here about some book recommendations because I need something to read while I walk on the treadmill. Yes, another cliché new year's goal LOL.
“Surely as cometh the Winter, I know there are spring violets under the snow.” (Robert H. Newell)

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Imagevic
Jan 2, 2019 5:02 AM CST
Name: Vicki
North Carolina
Good Morning!

Mary - you're not bad and I'm not good Rolling on the floor laughing You were speed reading Big Grin I loved the colors in the opening photo, especially after I opened it.

Lucy - I'm glad you got to see The Rose Parade.

Jill - My son-in-law has Kindle unlimited and has set me up to use it but I never have. I get almost all my books from the library but sometimes from E-Reader IQ.

Terri - No recommendations as I'm all over the place with books. I did just finish the series of Anne of Green Gables Thumbs up

Busy day and week ahead - I'm with Terri - go go go and then take a day off! Hurray!

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ImageArleneB
Jan 2, 2019 5:34 AM CST
Name: Arlene
Grantville, GA
Good morning. Yes, Vic, I love the new snow/sun photo.

Cooler this morning but still not cold. David is going to take down the lights because it's supposed to rain again this afternoon, otherwise it's going to be a lazy day. Joann has a Senior coupon for an additional 20% off so I'll use it with my 50% off coupons (2) plus a 40% off coupon. I see they have also $10 off a $40 or more purchase too so I'll put that on top as well. I have a large floral print I got from my mother that I want to work up into a quilt pattern I saw in a magazine and I have coordinating colors but I need just a little more. I talked to David about should I or should I wait but since I had to rework the pattern to fit the amount of fabric I have, and it is fresh in my head how to do it, he said go for it! Angie, talk about an enabler!

I don't read as much as most of you do, I go in streaks, but I don't like reading on my iPad, much prefer a real book.
ImageHemophobic
Jan 2, 2019 6:30 AM CST
Name: Angie
Concord, NC (zone 7)
Good morning. Last day to sleep in for us as Alexis goes back to school tomorrow. This morning I get my broken
tooth repaired. Tonight we return to choir practice/gym practice, so back to the routine. Slept very well last night.
I think that if ever a mortal heard the voice of God it would be in a garden at the cool of the day. ~F. Frankfort Moore, A Garden of Peace

Imageirisarian
Jan 2, 2019 6:39 AM CST
Name: Lucy
Hamilton, MA
irises
I didn't know a Hallmark channel existed until the call from my daughter to say heads up that home & garden was not carrying the parade this year.

by the way for people who grow roses, the hybridizer David Austin has died. I met him when I was in England on a iris trip with the British iris Society tour (his daughter is a member there.) What a thrill. She told him that we grew one of his older roses (Wife of Bath) which he said that he had improved. Being an iris hybridizer I knew exactly what he was talking about. One moves on. He gave the scent of older roses to the modern types which is a great achievement. He was 92.
Imageaspenhill
Jan 2, 2019 7:21 AM CST
Name: Terri
Lucketts, VA
Lucy, I hadn't heard that so thanks for relaying the message. I love David Austin roses and when I finally do a real rose garden, it will be filled with them. He really brought back that old rose charm of form and scent with improvements to disease resistance and bloom time. I've read a lot about him and his roses. What a thrill that must have been to meet him in person!
“Surely as cometh the Winter, I know there are spring violets under the snow.” (Robert H. Newell)

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ImageMuddymitts
Jan 2, 2019 9:03 AM CST
Name: Mary Ann
Kentucky
I read every night after going to bed, for a half-hour to an hour. So I need a constant supply of books to read. I tried Kindle Unlimited for awhile, but like Terri, I wasn't finding enough books on it to justify the expense. I tried borrowing books from the library -- but invariably the book I wanted to read was on a wait list, so I'd end up buying a book from Amazon to tide me over. Periodically, Amazon offers a book for free to tempt you into buying and reading a series of them from the same author. That has worked out pretty well for me. I absolutely loved the Caught Dead in Wyoming series by Patricia McLinn. I've read the first seven books, and am eagerly waiting for the eighth. I think they ran $2.00 to $4.00, which I don't mind. I'm currently reading the series by G.P. Parks -- the central character is Alexis Parker, a kind of girl-cop/investigator/sleuth/etc. There are 13 books in this series -- I doubt I'll read them all. The main character seems kind of contrived, and I have difficulty following the author's train of thought. I'm close to finishing the third book -- that might the end of it for me. Shrug! I loved the Francine Rivers Trilogy, which my niece recommended to me.

I'm giving some thought to paying for some of the James Patterson books, especially the Alex Cross novels. I have a bookcase of Patterson books, and I always enjoy reading them. Can usually find the actual books at antique malls or fleamarkets for three or four dollars -- but my bookcases are stuffed and I don't need more books. I also don't like to let my books move on. So for that reason, the Kindle is perfect -- but the books cost a little more that way. Haven't decided for sure on this issue. Stay tuned!! Big Grin

Vic -- I thought the dentist would have an emergency number too -- but all I got was a recorded message that they were closed until next week, and if there was an emergency, to call my regular dentist. Well guess what? The regular dentist was closed too. So off I went to my Urgent Care doc. No one is sure why my jaw won't open -- but it is speculated that the muscles/tendons were strained during the procedure and just need to heal. Shrug! Incidentally, my Urgent Care doc (who used to be my regular family physician, and who is also a friend) told me that for the past week they've had many many people come in for dental issues because all the dentists were closed for the holidays!!!

Busy day today -- out to the barn this morning, then grocery shopping with my brother. We finally had our Christmas dinner yesterday (traditional Swedish food). It was good eating, and I got to give him his Christmas gift -- I bought him a Native American Flute. I enjoy mine so much, I thought maybe he would enjoy one too. He seemed pleased.
Every day is a second chance. Every day is precious time.
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ImageMaryE
Jan 2, 2019 9:13 AM CST
Name: Mary
The dry side of Oregon
Be yourself, you can be no one else
Good morning. It's a chilly morning, 8 degrees on the porch, a breeze from the north, and the owls are are doing a lot of talking this morning. I haven't seen Peaches yet this morning. She must not want to leave her warm spot. The skinny moon was almost perfectly lined up with two bright stars an hour ago. Now I can't see the stars at all and the moon is much higher and farther south. Sun has tinted the clouds on the eastern horizon. Mountain tops still look white against the gray sky. It's going to be a sunny day with the high temperature staying below freezing.

This is my co-op day. I wonder if the delivery truck will have another flat tire.
Of all the things I've lost, I miss my mind the most.
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ImageMuddymitts
Jan 2, 2019 9:51 AM CST
Name: Mary Ann
Kentucky
Something I meant to share: we had terrific winds on Monday, during a storm. At one point, I watched a heavy metal chair float across my deck like it was made of plastic. The worst of the storm was a possible tornado in a town quite a distance from me -- nevertheless I waited until it was over before heading out to the doctor. Yesterday morning's news shared that right here in my hometown of Boaz KY, there was a micro-burst with winds in excess of 100 mph!!! And yesterday I went to investigate something in the field across the road from me -- it was somebody's roof!!! In many pieces. And one of the pieces was in the field behind my Mom's house!!! Blinking Yikes!!!!
Every day is a second chance. Every day is precious time.

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