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Mar 21, 2019 3:36 AM CST
Name: Vicki
North Carolina
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Imagevic
Mar 21, 2019 3:43 AM CST
Name: Vicki
North Carolina
Hope I got it all done correctly! *Blush*

Spring has Sprung Big Grin

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ImageHemophobic
Mar 21, 2019 5:16 AM CST
Name: Angie
Concord, NC (zone 7)
Beautimous, Vic! Thank you so much. Hope you have a productive day
today. Still cold here, but hoping to do some weeding today.
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

Imageaspenhill
Mar 21, 2019 6:57 AM CST
Name: Terri
Lucketts, VA
Good morning. Thanks for setting up the new thread Vicki. What a clever photo spelling out the work SPRING. The crocus blooms just scream spring too! Makes me wonder how Jill's crocus lawn is doing. Years ago we had a crocus planting party at her house and planted lots of crocus bulbs in her front lawn to celebrate Joyanna's arrival and adoption into her family. She had laid out grids and we partnered up to tackle four or five grids each. What a fun day that was.

It is raining this morning and is supposed to continue all day. Prediction is 2 inches!!! I got so much done along that trail over the last two days. If I had most of the day every day to work outside, I know I could get my gardens in shape. Between the weather and other obligations, that just isn't meant to be. All the starts and stops are hard on my muscles too. I need to do some kind of stretching and work out on the off days to keep them loose. As it is, right now I sure am feeling it! Everything hurts. All the muscles in my calves, hamstrings, inner thighs, back, shoulders, and right armpit are taught and achy. Especially achy is my left knee where River and his black lab friend Remmington slammed into me from behind as they were running full speed across the side yard. How can they not see me? More likely, they are so intent on their own fun that they aren't paying any attention whatsoever. I also banged my forehead on a metal trellis, got angry red welts on my shins, left hand, and right forearm from dragging branches to the burn pile, and have windburn that is hurting my face, lips, and even my eyelids. How is that for pathetic Rolling on the floor laughing Regardless of the self inflicted pain, I love every minute of working outside.

Vicki, I think at some point I will have another American Eskimo in my life. They are beautiful dogs and the ones in my experience have had such sweet dispositions.

Angie, glad you are having some "me" time to get to your sewing and maybe a little gardening as well. Or, just chuck it all, and relax!!!

Toni, good deal on getting your tile done. Pictures when it is finished?

Karen, every one has down days, so vent away when you do. Those house projects will get done sooner or later. I always have way more that I need to, or want to, do than I have the $s for. In some ways it is very aggravating to take years to get each thing taken care of, but in other ways it is kind of rewarding knowing the hard work and patience it takes. I can honestly say that Mike and I have worked hard, both for $s and sweat equity, to create our home. Hang in there. Your new home is awesome! It is going to be exciting too to see what secrets the garden holds.

Sue, it must be quite wonderful to have a year round gardening season. The maturity level that your plants reach and the prolific blooms because of it make me truly envious Big Grin

Sally, how are you doing today?

Hope Arlene is doing ok and Mary Ann is having a good time with her cousins.

Oh, speaking of cousins, my youngest cousin Maura sent me this video. She now goes by her middle name Mary. I am second oldest of nineteen first cousins and was 16 when she was born. Right after high school, the general consensus is that she joined a commune. There were many years where her immediate family didn't quite know where she was, but she eventually got back in touch. I haven't seen her much since she became an adult, but last summer she came with her mother, who is my mom's sister, to visit. She is definitely a free spirit. I was completely enchanted by her sweetness, energy, and obvious love of life. The video is about her running a half marathon. The woman in the video is her best friend and the child, who I at first thought was a beautiful girl but is actually a boy, is her best friend's son.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R_NZkYq0UKo
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ImageMaryE
Mar 21, 2019 7:26 AM CST
Name: Mary
The dry side of Oregon
Be yourself, you can be no one else
Good morning. The full moon is shining through the thin cloud layer, porch temperature is 32 and we don't have wind. Peaches was waiting for her breakfast. Pandakitty greeted me with a soft prrrrt and the need to be petted and fed when she heard me get out of bed. We all have our routines. Now she is guarding the office rug with her front feet folded around her chest and her head nodding.

Vic, thank you. The crocus picture really does say spring in bold letters! You were here early!

Yesterday I only cleaned up enough of a flower bed to fill the wheelbarrow with trash one time. I was in a corner where there is still some snow. Today I will start in the upper corner of that bed where the snow has all melted. By the time I get back to where I worked yesterday the snow will be gone. Peaches helped me and kept the monsters away. What a good kitty! Our dinner was leftovers, good ones. I fried some onion and leftover potatoes together, then added the leftover lamb kabob chunks, reheated some mashed winter squash and a small bowl of peas and we ate like royalty! Today I will have to cook again.

The eastern sky has a pinkish glow now and I see a cloud of dust from a passing car on the road. It only takes a few days to go from mud to dust. Rick washed the car yesterday when we were in town. I hardly recognized it when he came to pick me up at the co-op.

Of all the things I've lost, I miss my mind the most.
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Imagevic
Mar 21, 2019 7:27 AM CST
Name: Vicki
North Carolina
Terri - Lots of collateral damage Crying I get it. My left forearm on the bottom side is swollen, black and purple, ditto on the left shin, and I dropped an oak log on my foot yesterday. Fortunately I had my work boots on so hopefully it will only turn colors - lol Loved the video - such a joyful young lady. I thought it was girl too. Beautiful child!

Kelly will be here in a bit.

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Imagevic
Mar 21, 2019 7:29 AM CST
Name: Vicki
North Carolina
Crossed Mary....You still got a lot done and I'm so glad Rick is feeling better.

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ImageSiliolegma
Mar 21, 2019 7:54 AM CST
Name: Karen
Maryville, TN
Oh my goodness, all the bumps and bruises. Hoping all are minor. Trying hard to avoid all that, being extra careful on the stairs. Darned numb feet try to trick me at times so I must be super aware.
Back to the quilt show today. It really did wonders for my mood yesterday.
Terri, enjoyed the video, my thoughts as I watched....Ah Youth...
ImageMaryE
Mar 21, 2019 8:06 AM CST
Name: Mary
The dry side of Oregon
Be yourself, you can be no one else
Terri, she is so full of life and smiles! Marathons and things like that do teach a person how to focus, how to tick off the small goals as they come and deal with one small challenge at a time. Much like gardening I think.

Vic, ouch. You and Terri will both feel those ouchie spots as you work today.

Toni, gets a bathroom tile job! AND the sliding door replaced by French doors. I am too lazy to go back a page to look for the info. I hope to see lots of pictures of the progress on both.

Another car just left it's dusty trail as it went down the road. I think that one and the one before it are people going to work at the truck farm a couple of miles down the road from us. At this point it would all be greenhouse work, getting thousands of little plants started.

The Elkhorn mountains all have pink tops now.
Of all the things I've lost, I miss my mind the most.
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ImageHemophobic
Mar 21, 2019 10:29 AM CST
Name: Angie
Concord, NC (zone 7)
Terri, watched the video and was deeply impressed. Your cousin is making
great strides, no pun intended!

Karen, if you take photos of the quilt show, please post them on your quilting
thread. I would love to see them.

I've been running errands this morning, getting my hair done, tracking down that
elusive figure I need to finish taxes (I hope) and grocery shopping. Finally found
the figure on an old form, so I hope to tackle that again in the morning.

After lunch, I plan to tackle more of the weeding in the front garden bed(s) if
my energy and stamina hold out. Sadly lacking in both these days. Used to
be able to spend the entire day in the garden, weeding, raking, planting, and
would only go in when there was not enough light to see. Those were the days,
my friends!
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
Mar 21, 2019 11:34 AM CST
Name: Lucy
Hamilton, MA
irises
went to get a battery for my watch & found that was 'not the problem' so bought a new watch. This one has numerals instead of longer lines but no second hand. always something. isn't there. However at my age trying to figure out the numbers is too hard. I needed to keep an expansion band on advice on neurologist. So off to my GP this afternoon & see what he says about all the specialists he has sent me to. ha ha.
ImageSkiekitty
Mar 21, 2019 12:54 PM CST
Name: Toni
Denver Metro, Zone 5
Too many cats!!
was 1 box shy of tile, so had to head to HD to get more. They didn't have that tile.. nor anything close. However, they *did* have a pretty grey tile that will match the trim perfectly and it was majorly on sale (clearance) AND there was an additional 10% off! So I picked up waaaaaaaaaaay too much of it (20 boxes). But for $9/box, can't beat that with a stick, not when a box usually runs between $25-$40 each!
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Imagevic
Mar 21, 2019 1:00 PM CST
Name: Vicki
North Carolina
Karen - Enjoy the quilt show Thumbs up

Mary - Is it mostly veggies or flowers at the truck farm?

Angie - You're getting a LOT done!

Lucy - It's always something, huh? Group hug Group hug

Toni - SCORE on the tile. Can't wait to see photo's.

Kelly has come and gone. We worked on firewood. He will be back next Wednesday to put the Cupelo back up and start working on one of the dormers and trim up on the roof.
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ImageMaryE
Mar 21, 2019 1:12 PM CST
Name: Mary
The dry side of Oregon
Be yourself, you can be no one else
Vic, it's vegies. Also eggs. http://www.valsveggies.com/

I was just looking at pictures of the floods in Iowa and wondering if Larry and Wilma are still above it all.

Toni, you got a great buy on the tile.
Of all the things I've lost, I miss my mind the most.
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Imagevic
Mar 21, 2019 1:22 PM CST
Name: Vicki
North Carolina
That place looks awesome Mary - WOW!
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ImageHemophobic
Mar 21, 2019 1:27 PM CST
Name: Angie
Concord, NC (zone 7)
Here's what I managed to get done before energy sagged:
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A huge improvement but still so much to do. But a little bit at a time goes a long
way. Right?
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

Imagevic
Mar 21, 2019 1:39 PM CST
Name: Vicki
North Carolina
It looks beautiful Angie and I love that pop of color Lovey dubby
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ImageHemophobic
Mar 21, 2019 1:49 PM CST
Name: Angie
Concord, NC (zone 7)
Those are the anemones, Vic. They have black centers, almost like poppies.
I need to add more of them to my garden.
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

ImageMaryE
Mar 21, 2019 3:12 PM CST
Name: Mary
The dry side of Oregon
Be yourself, you can be no one else
Angie, every little bit of progress helps get the whole job done! It's looking good. That bunch of anemone sure does stand out. You have an exclamation point in your flower bed. Oh, yes, do get more of them!

My wheelbarrow is full and my knees are dirty again. I crawled around under a lilac bush cutting off the hundreds of sprouts that came up from the roots, just like they do every year. I have tulips and squill coming up there so I had to be careful with my free hand, feet and knees. Plus try to keep my hair out of the overhanging branches. Lilac would make a good hedge without so much work. The electric weed eater won't cut the sprouts, it just shreds them. AND... I think it was Sunday afternoon that I cleaned a place where I have iris reticulata, knowing they would come up soon. Well, there they are today and even blooming! Not many yet, but I am so glad I got that spot cleaned out early! I need to remember to buy some blue ones to plant for next year. Light blue would show up better than burgundy. I've also seen two ladybugs and carefully moved them to safe spots. Real ladybugs, not what Karen is fighting.
Of all the things I've lost, I miss my mind the most.
More ramblings at http://thegatheringplacehome.myfastforum.org/forum54.php
ImageHemophobic
Mar 21, 2019 3:45 PM CST
Name: Angie
Concord, NC (zone 7)
I'm hoping to see some praying mantises (mantii?) in my garden this year. So
far I'm not finding any. I do see a few ladybugs, though. And skinks, I have
skinks. In fact, when DH and I straightened the bird bath and moved it onto a
couple of concrete blocks for stability, we disturbed a very prosperous looking
skink with a bright blue tail. He was only mildly put out with us and wouldn't budge
very far, so DH moved him with the shovel so he wouldn't get stepped on. Usually
what I see are the little green skinks.
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

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