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Posted by flowergirl34 5 Upstate NY (My Page) on
Sat, Jan 29, 11 at 10:55

******imagine the OBF picture is right here :0)*******
(I tried to paste it and it wouldn't let me)

February is the month of love~
And what I love is keeping things simple :)

Welcome everyone to the February KISS (Keep It Simple and Sweet) Swap.

So here are the rules:
1. Please sign up :)

2. Everything for your swap should fit into a 8.25 x 10.5 inch bubble mailer. (This is the med/larger size bubble mailer)

3. Please include in your KISS:
~a card (it doesn't have to be a Valentine's Day card, just something nice you would like to send to a fellow OBF'er)
~some sweet seeds (one's you really like in your garden or maybe something off of you OBF'er's wish list)
~something sweet (maybe some chocolate, seed baggies, note cards or did I mention chocolate,lol!)

4. I'll take sign-ups until Saturday, February 12.
Will post partners on Sunday, Feb. 13.
And please mail by Feb. 20.

~please send with a DC# and post it here when you've mailed.

And voila' that's IT!

I'll be posting a couple of games throughout the month to keep this fun.

So let's get started...and sign up...and remember: Keep It Simple and Sweet :)

Let me also start off by saying Thanks so much everyone for making my first OBF swap fun!! I already know it's going to be!
vina


****Let me mention that Our Bloomin' Friends is a membership group and we hold a monthly swap here at the Round Robin Forum. You must be a member in order to participate. If you are interested in joining, you need to contact Shirley or Carol.****copied this from an old OBF swap, just in case we have any lurkers :)*****************


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wheeee! i wanna play :) i missed being part of the for the birds (by choice) and am very excited about joining in again :)


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  • Posted by mellen 4a/5-ctrl. IA (My Page) on
    Sat, Jan 29, 11 at 15:48

Vina, sign me up for your exchange. It sounds easy and fun.
Thanks.
ME


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Hi Vina -

Please sign me up for your February obf KISS swap. It is a nice and simple exchange. Just right to chase away those wintertime blues.

Sue N.


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Vina- Please sign me up as well. Looking forward to our KISS swap.

Shirley


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Vina, Hi! Sign me up too! This will be fun fun fun!

Mavis07


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Hi Vina, I'll play too.
thanks for hostessing
BB


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Hello Vina,
Sign me up also. The busier I am the better.
Thanks for hosting,
Faye!


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Hi Vina -

I wanted to ask you about the bubble mailer size. I noticed that usps.com has padded flat rate mailers, size 9 1/2 x 12 1/2 with a $4.95 shipping rate. Would it be okay to use this size mailer? I didn't find any other padded mailers on their site unless I am missing something, which is entirely possible given all of the ever-changing options at the post office...lol.


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HI EVERYBODY! :)
Go away for one night and BOOM!
I am so excited to see you all signed up!

Okay, so list of players so far

1.flowergirl34 (vina)

2.rosemctier (rose)

3.mellen (maryellen aka ME :0) )

4.suegardens2 (sue n.)

5.brittneysgran (shirley)

6.mavis07 (mavis)

7.beth_b_kodiak (BB)

8.nottoughly (faye)

Sue, the bubblie envie you can find at the post office in the regular bubblie rack or you can get them at the dollar store. I just picked up 3 for a $1. Feel free to use anything you'd like in the way of bubblies...but no boxes :) please.

We are having more snow today :( and its suppose to be a high of 5 tomorrow. I think Taylor and I are going shopping today for a couple of other swaps I'm in...and maybe do some browsing for this one. :)

I'll be checking in later...

Have a Super Sunday everyone!
vina


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  • Posted by mellen 4a/5-ctrl. IA (My Page) on
    Sun, Jan 30, 11 at 13:53

Vina, you put a big grin on my face when I saw you list me as aka ME. :))))) That is what my friends call me instead of saying my whole name which is loooong.
Anyway,
ME


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Active Members of OBF
Annnie/canyonwind
April/dirt_under_my_nails
Beth/beth_b_kodiak
Carol/veega11
Dottie/Luckyladyd
Faye/nottougly
Frances/fcoffill
Heidi/hdiperna
Jeanne/sandlapper_rose
Laura/LilangelL181
Margaret/margaret-2007
Mary Ellen/mellen
Maryanne/earthlydelights
Melinda/ilovefarac
Melissa/hazelnutbunny
Remy/remy
Shirley/brittneysgran
Sue/suegardens2
Sue/sguanzon
Theresa/theresa24
Treasa/uptreasa
Vina/flowergirl34
Rose/rosemetier

Mavis07-How wonderful that you would like to join OBF's Feb swap. This goup does ask that you join OBFs and commit to monthly swaps during the whole year. We participate in 12 monthly swaps per year but of course you do not have to participate in all 12. Things get busy and hectic and you can pick whether you want to join each month or not. Members of the group sign up for a month during the year and host that month. You must set up a trade with a member in order to join the group.

Shirley


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  • Posted by mellen 4a/5-ctrl. IA (My Page) on
    Sun, Jan 30, 11 at 17:26

Gosh, the birds are really hitting the feeders today. 24 hours ago I filled all of them. Right now most of them are 1/2 gone or more. I think there is a storm coming. Have predicted one for Monday thru Wednesday. 5-8 inches with high winds. Anyone else?

Have been seeing eagles, too. 5 in our pasture on the ground a couple of days ago...3 adults and 2 juveniles. Every time I opened the door to take a pic. they flew away. Darn.


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Thanks Vina. I hope you had a good time shopping with Taylor. It sure is cold in your neck of the woods. We had temps above freezing today and some of our snow started melting. Too soon to get my hopes up yet though. February is usually the worst month for storms.

ME - the birds have been feeding heavily here today as well. They were singing happily today which I attributed to the higher temperatures. No storms forecasted, just a little wintry mix snow this week.

I am going to try winter sowing this year for the first time. Getting everything organized this week. Hope it works out better than my seed starting efforts indoors which probably wouldn't work out well with the low light conditions here and lack of space.

Have a great evening everyone.

Sue N.


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Happy Monday everyone!

-10 below zero here right now! brrrr~ and the buses are still running on time. Since I take Taylor to school I'll need to start getting my booty in gear :0)

Shirley, I traded with Mavis a couple of weeks ago, could that count as a trade for her to be a member? Or does she need to do one now lickity quick and have it count?

ME to funny about the me...I write that on just about everything I send out. Once I accidentally wrote that on a excuse for Taylor's school. When I went to school later in the week the secretary in the office was like "hi ME" and then told me what I'd done...too funny! :)

Mellen, we have had the birdies hitting our feeders hard too. I can only fill them just so much for the birds to feed that day, because the deer siphon them out at night. So every morning I go out and the chickadees are always waiting for me. We've had jays, cardinals, tufted titmice, song sparrows, chickadees and downy woodpeckers feeding hard on the suet. BOY! It's cold out there!!

Sue, Taylor and I had a great time! It's so rare that her and I go somewhere for mommy/daughter time. My son is 2 1/2 and a complete handfull! (I think I am understating that)...Have you seen Denice the Menace...that boy has nothing on my Billy :)

A lady in a store told me a couple of weeks ago that mother's of little boys work from son up till son down. Son not sun being the operative word...so true!

Happy Wintersowing!!

and talk to you soon!
vina


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Just a quick note here to say I'm pretty sure that I traded with Mavis a couple years ago too. I was still in MD so I no longer have the notebook from that year but I remember her name and where she lived then.
Does that help? Carol????
bethb


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Beth and Vina....those two trades are great. That's what we need.

Mavis - I will e-mail Remy to send you a questionaire to fill out. It really helps to know a little bit about your wants, gardening styles and etc.

I'm sure Remy is super busy right now with her seed business.

Vina-I can relate to your Billy, my Son was always into something. My first child was a daughter and she was wide open as well. Everyone told me after her that my next one would be quite calm and the opposite,,,,Wrong....then I had two that was never still. Sure glad I had them when I was young or I could not have kept up with them.

Shirley


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Vina and Shirley -

I can relate to the "wild child syndrome" as I have affectionately titled this behavior. I recall when my oldest child was two or three, he was the most wonderful, calm and contented child. He would put his toys away and clean his room, etc. I thought I could handle having another. So God blessed me with twins the second time around. They were totally opposite. Both of them had the "wild child syndrome" and they would take off in different directions. I don't think I could have survived it if I hadn't had them in my younger years. I wouldn't have traded them for the world though. They turned out just fine. Vina, you'll find with your children that their personality traits that you find annoying will turn out to serve them well throughout their adolescence and adult years.

Have a great night.


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my daughter was a handful too-- they warn you about the terrible twos but everyone keeps their mouths such about the truly terrible threes! i did think for a while of having another one, but the thought "what if SHE'S the good one" scared me off LOL now, we are so much alike people it's scary-- even her bf can't tell us apart on the phone!


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I would love to play February "KISS" with you ladies.
Vina, thanks for hosting!

Sue, I never noticed the flat rate padded bubblers before on the USPS site. Thanks for the tip. I just ordered some.

Happy Tuesday!

Annie


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count me in this month, might be rose thorns in my envie tho they tend to be everywhere in feb. beth do you remember if it was a good trade ?maybe someone could do a quick trade with Mavis, so miss B is your mind going ? tell jack to look for it please. hugs to all my bloomin friends
The old lady


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Morning everybody!
Well the snow has officially begun...and its not suppose to stop until late tomorrow night. I know most of you are in the same storm situation as I am...so try to stay safe and warm.

All of your stories give me hope :)... My Billy is my little handful. He is the most adorable kid when he is good...but when he's bad...oh my goodness! He does things I would never even think of. I try hard to be a good disciplinarian...but most of the time I'm also trying hard not to laugh out loud. I just shake my head.

My daughter and I are so much alike its crazy. We let things roll off us like water off a duck's back. We are like frick and frack :)

My two kids are like night and day, but I think they are both so awesome! (shameless mommy plug) :)

We have a couple more sign-ups!!! Yeah...doing the happy dance...:0)

Okay, so here is the list of players so far

1.flowergirl34 (vina)

2.rosemctier (rose)

3.mellen (maryellen aka ME :0) )

4.suegardens2 (sue n.)

5.brittneysgran (shirley)

6.mavis07 (mavis) **2 trades already are good and Remy sending email** WELCOME!

7.beth_b_kodiak (BB)

8.nottoughly (faye)

9.canyonwind (annie)

10.veeja11 (carol)

Most of us are do for a humdinger of a storm...so I'm repeating what I said up top...

stay safe and warm!
vina


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Hi all,

I'm interested in joining the OBF group... I have emailed Shirley about joining, but haven't heard back from her yet. Is that the only requirement of the group, just to complete a trade with a current member?

Thanks!

Em


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Hostarookie...Emily,

I will do a quick trade with you so that you can become an OBF member. I will send you an email via GW shortly.

Annie


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Hi Ladies!

I'll be passing this month. Things here are a little crazy for swapping... hope to be back in the swaps & stuff by summer. Will pop in from time to time.Will see most of you on Facebook..

later...April/dirt_under_my_nails


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vina, i was going to tuck a rather fragile little thing in the package but am afraid of the bubble envelope. . .will i be breaking the rules too much if i put a small box in my envelope? lol


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Annie, I'm glad you liked the envelope idea. I got some at the post office today. I asked if there were any special rules about bulky items being mailed in the envelopes. They said no problem with bulky items as long as the envelope closes securely. I think it may as well or better than the small flat rate box. The envelope is a flat rate $4.95, so it saves a little on postage, and you don't have to buy the envelope, so you save a little there.

I hope everyone is staying safe and warm. This storm system, affecting some thirty states is a huge and ugly mess everywhere with wind, snow, and freezing rain.

I was going to start my wintersowing, but I am going to hold off a couple of days until conditions improve a bit.

Good night all.

Sue N.


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I am not on the "active members" list but have done swaps as a member. Can I still join in on this swap?? If so, please sign me up. Thanks Margo


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hi everyone. hope you are all staying warm. can i tell ya all how sick and tired of snow and ice i am? enough already! i hope it all goes away soon, i have to be in baltimore on tuesday and i don't want to travel in this junk!!!!!

v, i'm going to pass this month. by the time i get an envelope, it'll be easter. i have the same thought as rose with the box, but what i purchased won't even fit in the small box, so i would really, really be breaking the rule.

took my granddaughter to the dentist the other day for her very first check up. she really did great. there was a moment whent he chair was tilted back that she didn't like and thought the paste was nasty tasting, other than that, she was a real trooper. i'm so proud of her. i also can't believe how much she is growing and soon my little baby won't be anymore. don't think i'll ever have another grandchild, so.....

it is really wonderful to see the new members and those interested in joining. i think there's only about half a dozen of us from the get go, so it's nice to see how the group has changed as well as stayed together for so long. i look forward to trading with everyone at some point. my gardens would be nothing without the generosity of the many gardeners on GW.

vina - i experienced that same thing with my son. what a handful. sometimes he still is LOL i have a frig magnet that says "a boy is a noise with some dirt on it". isn't that the truth. my granddaughter has it in her as well. my son always says it's because she has so much boy in her.

well, i start work again tomorrow, so i'll call it a night. i am sure i'll have to be up extra early to de-ice the car. if my garage didn't have so much in it, i guess i could park in there, but i have a terrible time getting up the driveway, so....

shirley, thanks for the updated list of current members. i'm trying desperately to clean out the questionnaires. i think it's time i re-do mine, it's been a while!

be well everyone, stay warm and happy swapping!

maryanne


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Active Members of OBF
Annnie/canyonwind
April/dirt_under_my_nails
Beth/beth_b_kodiak
Carol/veega11
Dottie/Luckyladyd
Faye/nottougly
Frances/fcoffill
Heidi/hdiperna
Jeanne/sandlapper_rose
Laura/LilangelL181
Margaret/margaret-2007
Mary Ellen/mellen
Maryanne/earthlydelights
Melinda/ilovefarac
Melissa/hazelnutbunny
Remy/remy
Shirley/brittneysgran
Smitties/Margo
Sue/suegardens2
Sue/sguanzon
Theresa/theresa24
Treasa/uptreasa
Vina/flowergirl34
Rose/rosemetier

Margo-Welcome back and yes you may join Febs swap. It seems several of our members took a break from swapping but glad you are back.

Maryanne - I too enjoy seeing new members join our group. It gives all of us a chance to trade for plants we don't have. Each new member brings a whole new gardening style and plants we have never tried before. That is what GW is all about.

I went back and posted all members trades in 2009 and 2010 with the group. That is how I came up with the active members list. Hopefully when Remy's business slows down, she can update the questionnaires with the active list.

Em - I did not get your e-mail but just sent you one. I will trade with you as well for your second trade. Are any of your variegated brugs for trade. I would love to trade for some of those. I do have peony felix croussee that you are looking for, and sedum frosty morn as well.

Shirley


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i asked my post office dude randy about the flat rate bubble mailers and our PO doesn't have them yet :( i'll look on the website and hopefully they will get here before we have to ship out


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Morning Everybody!

I hope everyone is still holding strong from the crazy weather we are having. I saw on the news Chicago is getting 2 feet! And all the freezing rain, sleet YUCK! that everyone seems to be getting.
lol! so glad Phil didn't see his shadow...now its confirmed :)...spring is on the way! Such a silly tradition but so cute.

I think it should be okay to ship in whatever you feel most keeps your items safe. Rose, if you want to use a box...go ahead :) After all, you let me bend the rules on your Valentine's Swap :)

Hi Hostarookie! and welcome! Just do a quick trade with Annie and you have to mail your end of the swap first.

Mavis, you also need to send you end of the swap first to your swap partner.

And I just thought I would mention again that this is a year long swap group. You need to sign up for 3 or more swaps for the year.

April, thanks for stopping in! Please drop by and see us again.

Maryanne, we have done away with the bubblie rule. I just would feel awful if anyone's "special" got broken from a silly bubblie rule. Please feel free to join. Box away ladies :)

Okay, so here is the list of players so far

1.flowergirl34 (vina)

2.rosemctier (rose)

3.mellen (maryellen aka ME :0) )

4.suegardens2 (sue n.)

5.brittneysgran (shirley)

6.mavis07 (mavis) **2 trades already are good and Remy sending email* needs to ship her side of the swap first*

7.beth_b_kodiak (BB)

8.nottoughly (faye)

9.canyonwind (annie)

10.veeja11 (carol)

11.smitties (margo)

12.hostarookie (em) *waiting to hear about doing a swap with annie and shirley, and needs to ship her side of the swap first*

I'll be posting a game later today...I hope everyone is in the mood for B I N G O :0)

Talk to you soon!
vina


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I love BINGO!!!

I hate WINTER!!!

I am so ready for spring. Can't get out today due to a 250 foot long driveway full of drifting snow with a layer of sleet to make it hard and heavy. My hubby has been at it for two hours and hasn't gotten very far. If it were me, I would just barrel up the middle to get the car out. That is because I usually go to town for coffee and I need it now. LOL

Hope everyone is warm and safe.

Vina, bring on the Bingo.


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I have responded to all emails... I'll be sending a package out to Rose today, and I'm waiting to hear back from Annie and Shirley.

Em


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yay! bingo! whoo hoo! (i think i really need to get out more lol)

i came here to post that i had arranged a trade with Em, but she beat me to it! and she is graciously waiting for me to send her side of the swap since my seeds were ordered are not in yet :)


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Bingo sounds great. Schools are closed here today again, so I am home catching up on household chores. Our freezing rain melted away a little before freezing over. Now we have steady snowfall with low temps on top of the ice which makes for dangerous driving conditions. So needless to say, I am staying put here at home today.

Sue N.


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Em,

Just sent you an email. Let's do it...a trade that is...LOL!

Bingo....l love Bingo!!!!

Annie


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So here it is...B I N G O :0)

Here are a list of Valentine's Bingo Words.
Please pick 14 words (since Valentines is on Feb. 14)
Do not post your words here. Email me your list.
Everyday one of my kiddos will draw a word from a bucket. I'll post a word a day, everyday till someone holler's BINGO!!

When you win your super fabulous prize will be mailed to you. (still unsure about the super fabulous prize part...but hey, I've made it this far :) )

VALENTINES WORDS:
Arrows
Be Mine
Bows
Boyfriend
Candles
Candy
Chocolate
Courtship
Crush
Cupid
Dancing
Date
Diamonds
Dinner
Doves
Feb. 14
Flowers
Forever
Gifts
Girlfriend
Heart
Hugs
Infatuation
Kisses
Lace
Love
Love Letters
Lovebirds
Lovers
Only You
Passion
Pink
Poetry
Red
Relationship
Ribbon
Romance
Roses
Secret admirer
Sweethearts
Valentine

Good Luck! and Happy Bingoing...
vina


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Vina...just emailed you my bingo words!!

Thanks!

Annie


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  • Posted by mellen 4a/5-ctrl. IA (My Page) on
    Wed, Feb 2, 11 at 15:28

Just e-mailed you my BINGO list, Vina.
ME


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I've emailed my BINGO list too in case I can play since I haven't actually completed my 'pre-approval' swap. :-) Two packages went out today and I'm waiting to hear back from Shirley.

Em


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Hi everybody!
So far I have Bingo words from:

Em (sure you can play...the more the merrier :0)
Annie
Sue N.
Mary Ellen

It's not too late to send me Bingo words or to sign up for the swap. Sign ups for the swap are until Feb.12.

And I think we have an awesome list of sign-ups so far. You have all made my fist job hostessing so much fun :)

Have a great night everybody...Taylor draws the first word in the morning.
vina


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Vina, You should have received my list. I sent it.

I will also sign up for the swap. Thank you!
Treasa


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Bingo will be fun! I'm e-mailing my list to you.
So sorry for all those with the bad weather problems. I flew from CA to SC yesterday and made it all the way so that sure was a happy experience. Last time I flew I got stranded in Charlotte which is so close to home, but it was late at night and no more flights for the day. At least they were required to get a hotel room for us so I didn't end up spending the night at the airport that time.

Jeanne


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Vina- I sent my words to you.

Em - I answered your e-mail....thanks for getting back with me.

Shirley


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Just sent my words for Bingo. Will check tomorrow for our first word.


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Hi Everyone!

Thanks for letting me join in! I'm ready to trade with anyone interested! I've responded to several SASBE's and received seeds back in my bubblie if that counts. I'll gladly send my end of the swap first!

By the way Rose, I just posted the Delivery Receipt # for the box I sent to Sherrih on your Valentine's Day swap!

Thanks in advance for sending the questionaire!

Mavis07


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Good morning everyone!

I have received BINGO words from:

Em (sure you can play...the more the merrier :0)
Annie
Sue N.
Mary Ellen
Jeanne
Treasa
Shirley
Margo

**You don't have to be signed up for the swap to sign up for BINGO...just be an OBF'er :)

AND...signed up for the swap :)

1.flowergirl34 (vina)

2.rosemctier (rose)

3.mellen (maryellen aka ME :0) )

4.suegardens2 (sue n.)

5.brittneysgran (shirley)

6.mavis07 (mavis) **2 trades already are good and Remy sending email* needs to ship her side of the swap first*

7.beth_b_kodiak (BB)

8.nottoughly (faye)

9.canyonwind (annie)

10.veeja11 (carol)

11.smitties (margo)

12.hostarookie (em) *waiting to hear about doing a swap with annie and shirley, and needs to ship her side of the swap first*
13.uptreasa (treasa)

Jeanne, thanks for stopping in to play Bingo with us.

Mavis, not too late to sign up for some Bingo while we're waiting for partners :)

I'll be posting the Bingo word a little later this morning. I am an early riser and my Bingo pickers are still in dreamland for a little while longer...

Stay tuned :)
vina


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O K A Y :0)

Taylor is up and the Bingo word is drawn...

Bingo Words:
1. Romance

Talk to you later!
vina


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Just to make sure I'm understanding correctly, we call bingo if all 14 of our words have been drawn?


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Hi Em!
Yup! If I've called all your bingo words...call bingo. Just keep the list next to your computer and you can cross them off as we go. And I'm just going to keep adding to the called words list so that way you can check anytime. :)
Hope this helps,
vina


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Shoot......I don't have that one.

Shirley


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i just sent my list-- didn't realize you had already started! it was a looooong day LOL. i honestly didn't scroll down to the bottom! can i still play? lol


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Morning everyone!

Rose, of course you can still play! :) I already have your words :)

Are we ready for #2...Taylor drew: Forever

Bingo Words:
1. Romance
2. Forever

AND...signed up for the swap :)

1.flowergirl34 (vina)

2.rosemctier (rose)

3.mellen (maryellen aka ME :0) )

4.suegardens2 (sue n.)

5.brittneysgran (shirley)

6.mavis07 (mavis) **2 trades already are good and Remy sending email* needs to ship her side of the swap first*

7.beth_b_kodiak (BB)

8.nottoughly (faye)

9.canyonwind (annie)

10.veeja11 (carol)

11.smitties (margo)

12.hostarookie (em) *waiting to hear about doing a swap with annie and shirley, and needs to ship her side of the swap first*

13.uptreasa (treasa)

Still taking sign-ups... :)

And if you didn't get a chance to sign up for BINGO don't worry...I'm already cooking up some side games to play starting on Monday :)

Happy Friday!!
vina


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Good morning everyone. Yeah, I got one out of two words so far! I have the worst luck usually when it comes to BINGO,and any games of chance for that matter. But, I never give up. (I don't know if that's a good thing or a bad...lol!) But when it comes to Valentine's Day, I feel exceptionally lucky in love. I have a wonderful husband, children and grandchildren. What more could a person want???

Have a good Friday everyone. I hope you are all recovering from the bad weather this week. We are bracing for more snow, but nothing like you get in your area Vina. I couldn't handle that much snow. How do you manage to keep your driveway and walks cleared? Where do you put it all?

Sue N.


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Vina...just to let you know, hostarookie aka Em and I are doing a little trade so that she can become an OBF'er!!

To all of you in snowville, be safe!

Happy Friday!

Annie


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Yeah I have that one.

Faye- I hope you are doing ok....thinking about you.

Vina- Febs swap is looking good.

Does anyone have peonies for trade? LMK if you do. I like to plant them now. I have some that are already 2" high.

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Happy Evening Everyone!
Thanks Annie for letting me know, I'll update the board in the morning.

lol! Where do we put all the snow :)...I don't know. My husband snowblows about everyday (this winter has been crazy!) The snow on the edges of the driveway are about parallel with my handle on my minivan. My sweet DH actually snowblowed a path to the bird feeders...still can't see the grass though :(

But the worst snow pile has to be at the school. I take Taylor to school everyday and the pile from the parking lot to the road is about 20 feet high! You can't see around it and have to just about be in the road to see if its safe to pull out. I keep waiting to get slammed every time I drop her off. I think they'll have to wait for it to melt to move it.

Have a great night everybody!
See you in the a.m for BINGO! :)
vina


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Wow, our snow piles are not nearly that bad. I think the snow is about 12 inches high along the edges of the driveway, but with all the rain we got with this week's storm it is all frozen solid. The parking lots at the schools have maybe three or four foot high piles of snow. Our climate is much more temperate here.

I am surprised that peonies are already 2 inches high in NC Shirley. Our peonies don't break ground until May. I wish I had some to trade, but everything is still frozen solid. I have Sorbet peony and an unknown white one. They are really nice, except that they attract ants.

I am gonna hit the sack early tonight. I have to travel to Cleveland, Ohio tomorrow (1 1/2 hrs from here). I promised to take my three grandchildren (ages 3, 4 and 5) to Home Depot for their children's workshop. We are going to assemble wooden heart shelves. I thought it was perfect for Valentine's Day. I can't wait to spend time with them. Everyone sleep tight.


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Good morning everyone!! :)

BINGO TIME: Billy drew this one, and the word is: Dinner

Bingo Words:
1. Romance
2. Forever
3. Dinner

AND...signed up for the swap :)

1.flowergirl34 (vina)

2.rosemctier (rose)

3.mellen (maryellen aka ME :0) )

4.suegardens2 (sue n.)

5.brittneysgran (shirley)

6.mavis07 (mavis) **2 trades already are good and Remy sending OBF questionnaire* needs to ship her side of the swap first**WELCOME TO THE OBF :0)****

7.beth_b_kodiak (BB)

8.nottoughly (faye)

9.canyonwind (annie)

10.veeja11 (carol)

11.smitties (margo)

12.hostarookie (em) *2 swaps are in transit...Remy will email you the OBF questionairre...your side sends first :)...WELCOME TO THE OBF! :0)

13.uptreasa (treasa)

Still taking sign-ups... :)

Mavis, got your email :)

Sue, Drive Safely and Have A Great DAY!! :)

Shirley, I think I may be having zone envy...peonies already! Your so lucky!

Have a great Saturday everyone!
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I had a lovely day with my grandchildren in Cleveland. Ran into some freezing rain that caused some accidents on the highway this afternoon, but I made it home safely. We are having some light snow activity now and there is a winter weather advisory for our county until midnight. This is really getting tiresome. I am hoping for an early spring.

Have a good night everybody.

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Yes I am so excited to see some signs of Spring. I have daffodils 3-4 inches high. Our temps today was 51, not as nice as last week-end with the high of 66 but still nice.

I was just reading my Better Homes and Garden magazine and it tells how you can force shrub cuttings to bloom early. I'm going to try it...I would love to see lots of blooms early. Forsythias, Red Buds, Pussy Willows and lots of others should work.

Shirley


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Em, your seeds (trade) arrived today! Perfecto! Thanks so much! I sent your seeds out on Friday.

Welcome to OBF!!

Annie


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Just stopping in to say hello. Is anyone having a Super Bowl party? Not here... just wondered if anyone was making a big day of it.
The sun is out today and it is up to 58 degrees. So nice after two days of rain and lots of cold temperatures for most of the winter. Shirley, I am like you - have the foliage from some daffodils and species tulips emerging so there are some signs of spring. I finally started winter sowing - only 5 jugs so far. I usually do a whole lot, but I know I won't do as much this year. However, lots of my seeds are several years old so I guess I should sow as many as I can rather than just throw them out or save them even longer.
Welcome to the new member(s)!
Time for me to head to the grocery store...
Jeanne


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i had a dream the daffodils were up but then woke up LOL. spring fever is hitting hard this year :D


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Things seem pretty calm right now with my daughter who is expecting the triplets so go ahead and sign me up for the swap. I'm looking forward to it!
Jeanne


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Jeanne-Do you know if the triplets are all girls, all boys or what ever yet? Three has to be the most exciting thing ever.

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They are all boys - two identical and one fraternal. They will be the first grandchildren for us and for my son-in-law's parents -- so yes, pretty special!
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Good morning everyone!
So sorry I've been MIA since Saturday. I came down with the absolute worst stomach bug in the history of the world!!! If there is a silver lining to anything bad its that I've lost 5 pounds in 2 1/2 days.

Today, at least, I'm feeling human enough to get my butt in gear. Taylor has drawn words for Sunday, Monday and today...

Bingo Words:
1. Romance
2. Forever
3. Dinner
4. Diamonds
5. Love Birds
6. Arrows

AND...signed up for the swap :)

1.flowergirl34 (vina)

2.rosemctier (rose)

3.mellen (maryellen aka ME :0) )

4.suegardens2 (sue n.)

5.brittneysgran (shirley)

6.mavis07 (mavis) **2 trades already are good and Remy sending OBF questionnaire* needs to ship her side of the swap first**WELCOME TO THE OBF :0)****

7.beth_b_kodiak (BB)

8.nottoughly (faye)

9.canyonwind (annie)

10.veeja11 (carol)

11.smitties (margo)

12.hostarookie (em) *2 swaps are in transit...Remy will email you the OBF questionairre...your side sends first :)...WELCOME TO THE OBF! :0)

13.uptreasa (treasa)

14.sandlapper_rose (jeanne)

Still taking sign-ups... :)

Sue, So glad to hear you had a great time...and stayed safe with all the road hazards.

Rose, I have been having a dream of iris' for about 2 weeks now. I really need to stop "browsing" the online catalogs :)

Jeanne, Triplets must be SO exciting! I always wanted to have twins, but three, just sounds more awesome! :)

Taylor has her winter chorus recital tonight. She is so excited! Thank goodness I took her shopping a couple of weeks ago for a "special" valentines dress. I wouldn't have been able to pull any of that together this last weekend. And Billy is going to wear his suit. I have a bouquet of flowers for her...and if everything works out her brother is going to walk up and give them to her...I'm just hoping he doesn't hit her with them ;)

Have a great day!
vina


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Vina,

Em (Hostarookie) has completed her trade with me!!

Enjoy the recital tonight!!

Annie


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Vina,
Sorry you were so sick. I wondered about you because you had not posted. The new bingo words didn't help me though. LOL
Good luck to Taylor with her recital!
Jeanne


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hope you are feeling better Vina! those stomach bugs can really wipe you out. i have lost my voice and sound like peter brady in that episode where his voice changes and he has to sing, so i canceled class-- i can hardly lecture LOL

i got my seeds from Em yesterday too! woo-hoo! they were nicely packed and labels and the whole transaction we't very smoothly :)

hope everyone is well! can't wait for partners :D


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  • Posted by mellen 4a/5-ctrl. IA (My Page) on
    Tue, Feb 8, 11 at 16:33

Vina, I was wondering if you were not well or maybe your kids. Lots of crud going around. Glad you are better.

JEANNE! WooHoo!!! Thrilled for you. We are also going to be 1st time grandparents. Twins run in DIL's family, but so far we think there is just 1. But we are VERY excited, too. Maybe we can share progress notes. "Ours" is due end of Aug.

Cooollldddd here today. Been having below zero temps at night. Has TX warmed up any, yet? Am headed there in 1 1/2 weeks.
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Vina, Sorry to hear you were sick. I know how debilitating those stomach viruses can be. Hope you will be feeling 100% soon.

Jeanne, triplets are so exciting! Wow that's going to take a lot of organization and little sleep. I had twins myself, but that was when I was young, twenty-two years ago. I don't know how I survived it, the first three years, especially. I had a three year old when the twins were born, so those years are all a sleep-deprived blur to me now. Blessings and good luck!

Rose, I am sorry about your voice. I, too, have had an annoying cough for a few weeks now. It almost goes away completely, then it returns. Maybe by April...lol.

I am getting excited about getting our partner assigned soon. I can't wait!

It is very cold here today. Can't wait for spring!

Have a great night everybody! Good night!

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Sue N - you and I must have caught this nasty cough at the same place. Mine started Sat. and comes and goes.

Jeanne- First grandchildren...they will be so spoiled.

I remember when my precious GD was born. She was the only grandchild on three sides (my Son-In-Laws parents had divorced and re-married). She was 3 yrs. old and my DD asked me and her other grandparents could we please quit buying EVERYTHING for her that she would love to buy for her daugher sometime. I felt bad and tried to quit but it was so hard. Everytime I saw clothes and toys I wanted to buy them.

Vina- those BINGO words did not help me either. Good luck to Taylor with her recital. I know you hope it all goes perfectly well but the funny mishaps are what memories are made of....LOL

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Morning All!
Yes, thank heavens, I am feeling better! :) And the sun is SHINING :) That always brightens your spirits.

The recital was wonderful! Everything went without a hitch! Billy was amazing! I took so many pictures, the kids are probably still blind from the flash. I guess I was worried for nothing...won't be the first time...or the last. He even handed Taylor her flowers, and I heard the "aaaawwwwwww" from the people behind us. I was so proud of them both!

Rose, hope your voice is on the mend. I lose my voice a couple of times a year. It's horrible!

Em and Annies trade is complete...woohoo! It's official! Welcome to the OBF's :)

ME, Taylor, Billy, hubby and finally me have had this crud! Taylor brought it home to all of us. Boy, kids "share" so much this time of year. And CONGRATS! on the new grandbaby!

Faye sent me an email that she is dropping out of this swap. She's still dealing with the loss of her mom...I hope she stops back in to see us.

Billy picked this mornings BINGO word: Infatuation

Bingo Words:
1. Romance
2. Forever
3. Dinner
4. Diamonds
5. Love Birds
6. Arrows
7. Infatuation

AND...signed up for the swap :)

1.flowergirl34 (vina)

2.rosemctier (rose)

3.mellen (maryellen aka ME :0) )

4.suegardens2 (sue n.)

5.brittneysgran (shirley)

6.mavis07 (mavis) **Remy sending OBF questionnaire* needs to ship her side of the swap first**WELCOME TO THE OBF :0)****

7.beth_b_kodiak (BB)

8.canyonwind (annie)

9.veeja11 (carol)

10.smitties (margo)

11.hostarookie (em) *Remy will email you the OBF questionairre...your side sends first :)...WELCOME TO THE OBF! :0)

12.uptreasa (treasa)

13.sandlapper_rose (jeanne)

Still taking sign-ups... :)

Talk to you later!
vina


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new game

I have a " quickie" game for everyone! :)

This is an interesting factoid I found out.

The rise of Internet popularity is creating new traditions. Millions of people use, every year, digital means of creating and sending Valentine's Day messages and greetings. Such as e-cars, love coupons and printable greeting cards.

Here's the question:

How many E-Valentine's were sent in 2010?

Please post your answers here.
First person who guesses right(or closest without going over) ... WINS! :0)
Good luck!
vina

***here's a hint****It's a big number!


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ummmmmmm. . .14798654. . .is that big enough? lol


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Hi Vina,

I did some internet research and found that an estimated 15 million e-valentines were sent in 2010, according to Wikipedia. That really astonished me!! Wow!!!


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I was gonna say 15 million, but since Sue already posted, I'll say 15,000,001. Now I feel like I'm playing Price is Right. :-)


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  • Posted by mellen 4a/5-ctrl. IA (My Page) on
    Wed, Feb 9, 11 at 14:24

Vina,
Thank you for the good wishes on the coming of our 1st grandbaby. Much appreciated.

It's amazing what kids can bring home sickness-wise. After 32 years of teaching ie. being coughed on, sneezed on, etc. I developed an immunity to most of it. Had very few sick days. Will see what happens now that I am no longer there whether I get things or not. I do get a flu shot every year. Do you? I swear by them. I have found that either I don't get things or if I do it is veeerrry mild.

Another cold day here. But no snow.
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SUE...YOU WIN!!!

I was absolutely shocked when I saw that number! I know I love a real card Valentine...but if I had loved ones over seas I guess that would be the easiest way to send them some Valentine's Hugs :0)

ME, I'm at the school a couple times a week for Taylor's class. UUUUGGG! Those kids sneeze, cough, pick there nose :(...I've been doing pretty good so far. But this bug is running rampant through the school right now. I do get a flu shot, maybe that's why it only lasted a few days. :)

Sue, I'll be sending your SUPER PRIZE :) out in the mail tomorrow. Congrats again!!

Don't games make things just more fun!
Have a great afternoon everyone!
vina


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Triplets... how exciting!!

I have twin daughters that are 12... it was hard enough with 2 when they were young, I couldn't imagine 3. :-)


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Wow, I usually don't win, so this is a pleasant surprise! Thanks for the Super Prize Vina, I am sure I will love it.

Maryellen, I work at a school for the past four years, so I know what you mean about building up immunity. I was so sick all the time the first couple of years. I do a lot better now. How many years does it take to build that immunity up anyway,...lol?

Em, I loved your Price is Right comment, made me laugh. I really needed that today! You have twins too, so do I. It seems that more and more these days I am finding lots of people with twins. Mine are all grown up now, but it was challenging in the beginning. You are in for a treat, twin teenage daughters soon. I had fraternal, one boy one girl twins. I can't imagine my daughter times two....lol. I don't know if I would have been able to handle it!


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Hey everyone, I've been away and I sure have missed a LOT here.
Jeanne and Mellen, that is exciting news. There are twin grandsons in the family and they are nearly grown but I sure do remember the baby days.
DAughter and I have been touring the AZ wine country. Never even knew it existed but it certainly is beautiful!
Also visited the Desert Botanical Garden, That is fantastic and I hope to go back next month when there is more activity in the butterfly garden area.
Kids are terrific at ALMOST any age.LOL
Hope all are well and staying warm
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It's funny Sue, I'm actually a twin myself and I know how my sister and I were as teenagers... I'm SCARED for what I have ahead of me!!! LOL

Congrats on winning! I googled it myself so I knew you had it, but I just wanted to play Price is Right. I'm glad you got a laugh out of it. I did! :-)


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Afternoon Everyone!!

Taylor has picked today's BINGO word before school: Candles

BINGO Words:
1. Romance
2. Forever
3. Dinner
4. Diamonds
5. Love Birds
6. Arrows
7. Infatuation
8. Candles

***Anyone getting close to BINGO?****

AND...signed up for the swap :)

1.flowergirl34 (vina)

2.rosemctier (rose)

3.mellen (maryellen aka ME :0) )

4.suegardens2 (sue n.)

5.brittneysgran (shirley)

6.mavis07 (mavis) **Remy sending OBF questionnaire* needs to ship her side of the swap first**WELCOME TO THE OBF :0)****

7.beth_b_kodiak (BB)

8.canyonwind (annie)

9.veeja11 (carol)

10.smitties (margo)

11.hostarookie (em) *Remy will email you the OBF questionairre...your side sends first :)...WELCOME TO THE OBF! :0)

12.uptreasa (treasa)

13.sandlapper_rose (jeanne)

Still taking sign-ups till late Saturday night for any lurkers out there.

Sue, your prize is in the mail. Hope you likey :)

I also LOVE the Price is Right. But I miss Bob Barker!! I remember being sick and having to stay home from school and I would always watch the Price is Right. It's just not the same without Bob.

Beth, the Desert Botanical Garden sounds amazing!! Hope your taking some pictures you can share with us :)

This weekend I am beginning my wintersowing! Come he** or high water :). I have been trying to "fit" it in for 3 weeks now. I went to the store today and have all my supplies. After ballet and karate on Saturday, I'm digging in the dirt...I'm so giddy just thinking about it!! I am such a dork.

Have a great afternoon!
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Happy Friday!

Today's Bingo word is: Valentine

BINGO Words:
1. Romance
2. Forever
3. Dinner
4. Diamonds
5. Love Birds
6. Arrows
7. Infatuation
8. Candles
9. Valentine

***Anyone getting close to BINGO?****

AND...signed up for the swap :)

1.flowergirl34 (vina)

2.rosemctier (rose)

3.mellen (maryellen aka ME :0) )

4.suegardens2 (sue n.)

5.brittneysgran (shirley)

6.mavis07 (mavis) **Remy sending OBF questionnaire* needs to ship her side of the swap first**WELCOME TO THE OBF :0)****

7.beth_b_kodiak (BB)

8.canyonwind (annie)

9.veeja11 (carol)

10.smitties (margo)

11.hostarookie (em) *Remy will email you the OBF questionairre...your side sends first :)...WELCOME TO THE OBF! :0)

12.uptreasa (treasa)

13.sandlapper_rose (jeanne)

Still taking sign-ups till late Saturday night for any lurkers out there.

I'll be posting partners on Sunday morning. :)

TTYL,
vina


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Not even close... I have 3 out of 9!! Woohoo


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i have three as well!


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Another "three" here...what is going on...LOL!

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That's too funny! I know you guys didn't pick the same words either :)


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  • Posted by mellen 4a/5-ctrl. IA (My Page) on
    Fri, Feb 11, 11 at 13:57

Hmmm....DID we all pick the same words? I,also, have only 3. LOLOLOL But still enjoying the game. Now I feel better, I think.


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Too funny... I thought I was wayyyy behind! :)


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hee hee hee
I only have three! This is too funny!!


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I have three too! I was wondering if I chose from the right list! LOL
:-)

Mavis


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perhaps we should all play 333 in the lottery tonight! lol


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I only have 2 Bingo words so far... guess I am the loser!


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Jeanne - I only have two...I'm glad I don't play the lottery.

At our Garden Club meeting Monday I bought 6 tickets hoping to win a bird someone had bought for our raffle game. Another lady bought 1 ticket and won it. I have no luck.

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Well, well, I thought I was doing so bad but guess what? I have three!!! Very weird.

I just won a free carton of orange juice through an on line contest with Krogers grocery store.

Oh and my husband won a raffle and took third prize which was 100 dollars. Not too shabby.

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GOOD MORNING!

Maybe this word will help :) Billy picked: Doves

BINGO Words:
1. Romance
2. Forever
3. Dinner
4. Diamonds
5. Love Birds
6. Arrows
7. Infatuation
8. Candles
9. Valentine
10. Doves


AND...signed up for the swap :)

1.flowergirl34 (vina)

2.rosemctier (rose)

3.mellen (maryellen aka ME :0) )

4.suegardens2 (sue n.)

5.brittneysgran (shirley)

6.mavis07 (mavis) **Remy sending OBF questionnaire* needs to ship her side of the swap first**WELCOME TO THE OBF :0)****

7.beth_b_kodiak (BB)

8.canyonwind (annie)

9.veeja11 (carol)

10.smitties (margo)

11.hostarookie (em) *Remy will email you the OBF questionairre...your side sends first :)...WELCOME TO THE OBF! :0)

12.uptreasa (treasa)

13.sandlapper_rose (jeanne)

**Still taking sign-ups till late Saturday night for any lurkers out there.**

I'll be posting partners on Sunday morning. :)

Anyone doing anything special for Valentine's Day?

I have craft/party day at school for most of the day Monday. And we'll have our Valentine's dinner on Monday (the kids and daddy picked my Cheesy Mac N Cheese for dinner.) But that about does it.

Have a great Saturday!
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Partners tomorrow...yeah

DH has to work this week-end so it will be next week-end we will celebrate Valentines Day. DH, myself, DD and her Hubby and our Grandson will be renting a cabin in Pigeon Forge, TN for the week-end. It will be easier to rent the cabin than taking our camper.

Got to get busy it's supposed to be in the high 50's today. Woo Hoo

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Way to go Billy...nicely done...DOVES!!!

Happy Saturday!! Enjoy!

Annie


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Hi everyone -

As far as the bingo words, so far I have six which is surprising, since I usually do very poorly at Bingo.

For Valentine's Day, I work all day, but my DH is going to make dinner since he will be home. He is making lamb's breast stuffed with plantain. I don't know what the side dishes will be. I imagine a salad and maybe baked yam or rice. I'll have to let you know later. My husband is from Puerto Rico originally and he is an excellent cook. He makes some very creative and flavorful dishes. He is a retired mechanic by trade, but I tell him all the time that he missed his calling...he should have been a chef.

Shirley, I'm happy for you and your warmer temps. I forgot what fifty degrees even feels like since it has been so cold for so long. I hope you get to play in the dirt a little.

Well I have to get busy around the house. The laundry isn't going to do itelf.

Sue N.


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Sue - lucky you...I would love just one time for DH to make dinner but I know it will never happen. At his best all he can do is open a can of soup or beans.

Oh it was a beautiful day to be sure. I planted peonies, cannas and mulched some flower beds with pine needles. My poor back is killing me.

I still have only 2 bingo words....

Shirley


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Sue - lucky you...I would love just one time for DH to make dinner but I know it will never happen. At his best all he can do is open a can of soup or beans.

Oh it was a beautiful day to be sure. I planted peonies, cannas and mulched some flower beds with pine needles. My poor back is killing me.

I still have only 2 bingo words....

Shirley


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  • Posted by mellen 4a/5-ctrl. IA (My Page) on
    Sat, Feb 12, 11 at 23:04

2 Bingo words, Shirley? Just wait, you will probably win in the end. Lucky you for being able to plant today. I can only dream about it. Twas in the lower 40's today with 40-50 predicted for later in the week, but it is still February. Just getting our "January thaw" a bit late.

Really looking forward to partners tomorrow. Already have my envelope and seeds ready to go.


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Today is the DAY :0)...Partners...
But first, the Bingo word of the day: Love Letters

BINGO Words:
1. Romance
2. Forever
3. Dinner
4. Diamonds
5. Love Birds
6. Arrows
7. Infatuation
8. Candles
9. Valentine
10. Doves
11. Love Letters

AND...Partners Are: :)
vina (flowergirl34) sends to carol (veeja11)

carol (veeja11) sends to annie (canyonwind)

annie (canyonwind) sends to margo (smitties)

margo (smitties) sends to sue n. (suegardens2)

sue n. (suegardens2) sends to treasa (uptreasa)

treasa (uptreasa) sends to vina (flowergirl34)

shirley (brittneysgran) sends to rose (rosemctier)

rose (rosemctier) sends to em (hostarookie)

em (hostarookie) sends to maryellen (mellen)

maryellen (mellen) sends to beth (beth_b_kodiak)

beth (beth_b_kodiak) sends to mavis (mavis07)

mavis (mavis 07) sends to jeanne (sandlapper_rose)

jeanne (sandlapper_rose) sends to shirley (brittneysgran)

Let the shopping begin :)...

Talk to ya later!
vina


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whee! partners! AND another word in vd bingo! what a happy morning!


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HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY!!!!!

And the word for the day is.... Boyfriend

BINGO Words:
1. Romance
2. Forever
3. Dinner
4. Diamonds
5. Love Birds
6. Arrows
7. Infatuation
8. Candles
9. Valentine
10. Doves
11. Love Letters
12. Boyfriend

Hope everyone is having a lovely Valentines. Will be at school most of the day...and then a mid-day rush home to get our special dinner and desserts ready :0)

Have a great day!
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Good morning everyone and Happy Valentine's Day!

How exciting to see we have partners!

I can actually see the grass on my lawn today, hopefully a sure sign that spring is on the horizon. Keeping my fingers crossed.

Shirley, I am glad you got to play in the dirt and I know how your back must ache. Mine does too the first couple of times I garden after a long winter. Hope you feel better soon. Sorry about your DH not cooking for you. I know I am really lucky that my husband actually likes to cook. I am truly blessed.

I hope all of you have a spectacular Valentine's Day!


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Happy Valentine's Day!

Would you believe I still only have 2 words on the Bingo list. I am so not going to win!

Anyway, I'm happy to see our partners. Shirley, I will let you know when my package is on its way to you. I have to pick up a few more things to include. Mavis, how fun to have you send to me for your first swap as a group member.

Have a special day, everyone!
Jeanne


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  • Posted by mellen 4a/5-ctrl. IA (My Page) on
    Mon, Feb 14, 11 at 14:22

Happy Valentine's Day to all my OBF friends! Hope you are spending time with someone you love or chat with someone you care about.

Still at 3 words. :P

Beth, I am so happy to be sending to you. I DO need to know what city in AZ that you live in. In your OBF questionnaire you put all of your address but your city.

Vina, what do you do at school? I really miss the kiddos.

We have had a lot of melting yesterday and today. Can now see a lot of brown grass. Am headed to TX on Friday for a couple of weeks. Taking my parents to see my youngest sister and family. Looks like the weather should be nice.


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Happy Valentine's Day

I'm still sitting at 3 words too! lol

ME, I emailed you earlier but wanted to post here in case you don't receive it. Please send me your address...

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Jeanne - I finally have 3 words..hate to leave you with only two....hopefully you can join the three group soon. LOL

I have to brag on the weather today.....64 degrees....awesome day here in the South.

Sue-DH just left to go and buy some chicken at Bojangles..bless his heart. I might trade him in for a chef. LOL

Mellen-You should have nice weather in Texas. Can't wait until I retire and get to take off for where-ever.

DH had me look at our fish in the pond and they are huge. My sister-in-law gave me some big blues last Fall and they survived the winter. The pond freezes in the winter but all the gold fish live through it.

Happy Valentines Day

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Hi everyone!

I'm excited to be included in this obf swap! Jeanne, I'm pleased to have you as my first partner! I'm sending you an e-mail!

I have 4 bingo words!

Mavis


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February Birthdays

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO OUR LADIES BORN IN FEBRUARY::::::::::::::

fcoffill - Frances on 2/10

ilovefarac - Melinda on 2/15


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Frances and I share the same bday, Feb. 10. Happy Birthday ladies!!


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Good morning everyone! :)

The word of the day is: Kisses
(hope this one helps the 2's and 3's out there :) )

BINGO Words:
1. Romance
2. Forever
3. Dinner
4. Diamonds
5. Love Birds
6. Arrows
7. Infatuation
8. Candles
9. Valentine
10. Doves
11. Love Letters
12. Boyfriend
13. Kisses

ME, I go to school about once a week (sometimes twice lately). My daughter is in first grade and I'm the craft mom. I also help with the party stuff (and by help I mean buy the cupcakes and bring the stuff in. And do the party) Yesterday was fun! We made a Love Mouse Valentine and then had the party. I did face painting on all the kids and they exchanged Valentine's. Some kids gave out tattoos and I put those on the kids hands. I'm also a PTA'er (so I help with the other things that the school does too) I recently stuffed 100 bags of popcorn for a Kindergarten Bingo night. And now I'm buying as many plastic eggs as I can get my hands on for the 1st graders Spring Fling. We stuff them with stickers and little trinkets and the whole first grade has an Easter Egg hunt with the Easter Bunny. Then they go to the cafeteria and have a special lunch with there special person they get to invite (usually grandparents). None of these things would happen without volunteers...and its just way more fun for the kids to "help out" too.

Yesterday, I was informed that a little boy in my daughters class had a house fire on Friday night. It was so bad that it re-kindled on Saturday. They lost everything. In the family is his mother, father, grandma, him, 2 more brothers and an older sister. They are staying with the other grandma right now. They lost everything the poor people! :(
I've already emailed the PTA and they are starting a food drive in the school for the rest of this week, as the kids are on vacation next week. And a local church specializes in these kinds of things and has a basement FULL of furniture, clothes, and basically anything you could need...all FREE! They can just go and pick out what they need. My daughters teacher and I are getting together backpacks and books and school supplies so the children can get back to there regular routine before Friday.

It's been a busy 2 days so far...wonder what the rest of the week is going to be like :)

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ALL THE FEB. LADIES!!

Shirley, 64 degrees...you have to stop...your killing me with your awesome weather, lol! :)

Have a great day everybody!!
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  • Posted by mellen 4a/5-ctrl. IA (My Page) on
    Tue, Feb 15, 11 at 10:45

Vina, GOOD for you for doing all that you do! I have no doubt that the teacher(s) and all LOVE to have you there. I may volunteer next year. I thought I would this year, but I think I just needed some "me" time. Selfish, huh?

Happy Birthday to all of the February ladies. Hope your days are special.
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Happy Birthday ladies!!

Margo...sent you an email confirming your address! I need a zip code as well.

Carol...received your email and responded!

Vina, my thoughts and prayers for the family that lost their home. Such a tragedy...however, I can not help but smile hearing that there are good people who come together and help out....genuine...no strings attached.

Curious....has anyone heard from Hazelnutbunny aka Melissa?
Hello Melissa, where ever you are. I hope you, Mr. Bunny and all the little bunnies are doing well!

We have had beautiful weather 70's and 80's. My lettuce, fava beans and snow peas are begging for some cool weather. AAAHHH, we are on storm watch. Rain for the next several days....that is what they say...we will see!

Have a great day!

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GAME TIME!!!!
February is not only the month of amore' but the month of so many different things...

First to unscramble these w i n s another super fabulous prize picked by yours truly :)

1. lBcka yroHsit noMht
2. ananCaid tsHiyor thoMn
3. laantNoi tSeew ototaP nMhto
4. anaNtiol toBos rYuo fleS eEetms oMnht
5. rerBy rhseF nI hTe sSnienuh tStea htonM
6. nuRter poipSgnh tCras ot hte eeuSakmrpr Mhton
7. kBae ofr alFyim nFu Mthon
8. aalNnoi ueapGirrtf oMhtn
9. tNhro aliaCnor eeSwt ooaPtt onhtM
10. tGaer aiAencrm sePi noMht
11. maAnrcie ytroiHs thMon
12. taeNvi eiaAnmrc eaieHtrg noMht
13. tNaioaln hdsCienrl aeDltn hltHae Mnhto
14. eaAnmcir tHrae oMnht
15. hooeaCltc seoLrv Mnoht
16. aoaiNntl tHo aeaBtrsfk hotMn
17. lNoataNi ridB gFdenei Mhont
18. aeaPltnr noeItincf nenePvotir nMtoh
19. olanNtia sieW haHtel urnCmeso ohtMn
20. eeCrtvai eamRnoc Mnoht

Please post your answers here. :0)
**Here's a hint: The capital letter is the beginning letter for each word :)***

Have FUN!
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1. lBcka yroHsit noMht - black history month
2. ananCaid tsHiyor thoMn - Canadian history month
3. laantNoi tSeew ototaP nMhto - national sweet potato month
4. anaNtiol toBos rYuo fleS eEetms oMnht - national boost your self esteem month
5. rerBy rhseF nI hTe sSnienuh tStea htonM - berry fresh in the sunshine state month
6. nuRter poipSgnh tCras ot hte eeuSakmrpr Mhton - return shopping carts to the ?? month
7. kBae ofr alFyim nFu Mthon - bake for family fun month
8. aalNnoi ueapGirrtf oMhtn - national grapefruit month (aalnnoi is missing the T)
9. tNhro aliaCnor eeSwt ooaPtt onhtM - north Carolina sweet potato month
10. tGaer aiAencrm sePi noMht - great American pies month
11. maAnrcie ytroiHs thMon - American history month
12. taeNvi eiaAnmrc eaieHtrg noMht - native American heritage month
13. tNaioaln hdsCienrl aeDltn hltHae Mnhto - national childrens dental health month
14. eaAnmcir tHrae oMnht - American heart month
15. hooeaCltc seoLrv Mnoht - chocolate lovers month
16. aoaiNntl tHo aeaBtrsfk hotMn - national hot breakfast month
17. lNoataNi ridB gFdenei Mhont - national bird feeding month
18. aeaPltnr noeItincf nenePvotir nMtoh - prenatal infection prevention month
19. olanNtia sieW haHtel urnCmeso ohtMn - national wise health consumer month
20. eeCrtvai eamRnoc Mnoht - creative romance month


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Happy Birthday to the February birthday girls!

Annie asked about Melissa (hazelnutbunny)so here is what I can tell you - awhile back her computer died and she has not replaced it so that is why we haven't heard from her here. She has access to Facebook using her phone so she posts pretty regularly there. (My cell phone is old and I have no clue what you can and cannot do with the new ones but apparently you cannot access GardenWeb.) She and her family are fine - just the usual colds and viruses going around. I miss hearing from her here as well.

Would you believe I still only have 2 words checked off on my Bingo list. LOL Just not my month for Bingo!

Shirley, I believe I can mail your package tomorrow. I'll stop back by to let you know for sure. I have several things that need to go to the post office so I hope to head that way tomorrow.

Jeanne


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The ?? in #6 should be supermarket but the 't' was missing in eeuSakmrpr I believe. :-)


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Wow! Em! Your good!!! :0)
Your right on both my errors...I was in a rush and never even noticed them...

YOU WIN!!!!!
Super congrats!!
Your super fantabulous prize will go out on Thursday. :)

I also miss Bunny! I loved hearing about all her kiddos and how they were all doing. I, as well, have no clue about new phones, I didn't know you couldn't access the gardenweb?

Have a great night everyone!
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Thanks Vina!

You can access GW from cell phones with internet capabilities. That's actually what I use right now because the hard drive went bad in my laptop and is getting fixed. It's not the easiest, but it works! :-)


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HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO OUR LADIES BORN IN FEBRUARY::::::::::::::

fcoffill - Frances on 2/10

hostarookie - Em on 2/10

ilovefarac - Melinda on 2/15

Sorry Em...I forgot to check all the newbies Birthdays.

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Good morning!
Shirley, adorable koala/teddy bear!!

The Bingo word today was drawn by DH! and the word is: Pink
**Hoping to bring you all some luck :0)***

BINGO Words:
1. Romance
2. Forever
3. Dinner
4. Diamonds
5. Love Birds
6. Arrows
7. Infatuation
8. Candles
9. Valentine
10. Doves
11. Love Letters
12. Boyfriend
13. Kisses
14. Pink

Big day again today! Taylor has a Dr. appt. this morning and then school in the afternoon. Then, yesterday, I got asked to "help" with the Afterschool Roller Skating Party tonight. It's for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd graders. Gets over a little after 5. So I said sure :) A roller skating place brings in skates for the kids and they use the middle school gym as a rink. The boosters and the pta run snack tables for the kids. They have such fun! Even Billy gets to help :) He'll love it! And I'm even gonna skate tonight too...probably fall on my butt a bunch...but oh! well...there's enough padding back there, lol!

Have a great day everyone!
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Have fun skating Vina! lol One of my twins love to skate and usually goes every Saturday. I would be a little iffy about getting into skates myself... I'm sure I'd fall these days! :-) Back in the day I would cruz around the rink like there was no tomorrow!

Thank you Shirley for including me in the birthday wishes!

Happy hUMp day everyone!!

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Hi everyone -

I wanted to thank Vina for the lovely "Super Prize" package she sent me. Sent her an email, but I realized I should post here as well. I thought my obf's would love o know what she sent. I received a "sage" plant marker, copper I think, too cute!, a package of seed baggies, an envelope of assorted teas, two envelopes loaded with assorted garden seeds including flower and vegetables. Thanks so much for sending me such a great package!!! It will all be put to good use.

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hi everyone! hope everyone is well. this has been a crazy week but i have been enjoying the break of reading the posts here :) will get my package out to em on monday-- i just can't get to the PO this week :(

i am up to 7 words on bingo! woo-hoo!

happy birthday to the february gals!

i hope everyone is well! nice to have a break from the cold ickiness of snow and ice and slush for a few days! it got almost to 60 today and is supposed to be nice all week. i hope all of you are having the same!


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Morning everybody!

The skating party was so much fun! I got to help my daughter skate for a little while and then was turned over to face painting. I must have painted 200 kids! Everyone had such a great time!! I just wish I didn't forget my camera!

Em, I was a skating fool in my day. Every Friday and Saturday night I was at the rink. When I was in high school I worked there as a guard 1 night a week. My daughter had NO IDEA I could skate backwards or anything till last night. She was so shocked, and I can't believe I could still do it! I shocked myself I didn't land right on my fanny :)

The Bingo word for the day is: Cupid

BINGO Words:
1. Romance
2. Forever
3. Dinner
4. Diamonds
5. Love Birds
6. Arrows
7. Infatuation
8. Candles
9. Valentine
10. Doves
11. Love Letters
12. Boyfriend
13. Kisses
14. Pink
15. Cupid

Our weather is suppose to be near 50 today and in the upper 40's tomorrow....hoooboy! do we need that! :) Maybe with our little warm up I might be able to see some grass :) Or an iris, or something green! It's suppose to go right back down on Saturday to like 15 and colder on Sunday. So I'm totally crossing my fingers for awesome weather the next two days.

The kiddo's are off of school next week. So I'm taking them to the Paleontology Museum and to the Seward House and to Harriet Tubman's House. It should be a FUN week :)

Sue, so glad everything arrived in one piece for you. :) I always have this picture of my packages being dropped kicked off the back of some truck and it arriving in crunchy pieces to its destination :) So silly, I know.

Rose, I don't think the post office is open on Monday for President's Day. Don't want you to make a trip for nothing...I've done it a million times. It's no fun.

Have a great day everyone!
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i ALWAYS forget about presidents day LOL. my kid never gets the day off since the school district is too stupid to schedule in snow days, so they always lose the few off days they have. you'd think the school board would realize that we are in pennsylvania, not, like, mexico, and it WILL snow. duh!


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Happy Birthday to the February Birthday Girls!

Shirley, I mailed your package today. It doesn't have far to travel but whether the holiday on Monday will slow down delivery or not, no telling. Hopefully it will reach you by Saturday.

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Good Afternoon! :)

Carol, I just mailed out your box. DC# 0308 3390 0001 7950 8925 Hope you enjoy! :)

And Em, I mailed out your "super prize" today too...hope you likey! :)

SENT and REC'D:
vina (flowergirl34) sends to carol (veeja11) **SENT**

carol (veeja11) sends to annie (canyonwind)

annie (canyonwind) sends to margo (smitties)

margo (smitties) sends to sue n. (suegardens2)

sue n. (suegardens2) sends to treasa (uptreasa)

treasa (uptreasa) sends to vina (flowergirl34)

shirley (brittneysgran) sends to rose (rosemctier)

rose (rosemctier) sends to em (hostarookie)

em (hostarookie) sends to maryellen (mellen)

maryellen (mellen) sends to beth (beth_b_kodiak)

beth (beth_b_kodiak) sends to mavis (mavis07)

mavis (mavis 07) sends to jeanne (sandlapper_rose)

jeanne (sandlapper_rose) sends to shirley (brittneysgran) **SENT**

Have a great night!
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Good Friday Morning!!! :)

And the BINGO WORD for today is: Girlfriend

BINGO Words:
1. Romance
2. Forever
3. Dinner
4. Diamonds
5. Love Birds
6. Arrows
7. Infatuation
8. Candles
9. Valentine
10. Doves
11. Love Letters
12. Boyfriend
13. Kisses
14. Pink
15. Cupid
16. Girlfriend

Today I am finally sowing my seeds. Dropping off Taylor at school and my parents are taking Billy out for breakfast and some shopping. I have the house ALL TO MYSELF!!! for like 3 -4 hours....this only happens, maybe, on some special anniversary day...:) SO EXCITED!!!!

This weekend is a little crazy, have my BIL's birthday party Sunday here and Saturday is running with the kids...but at least in have a little while today! (Okay, can you tell I'm excited! )

Have a great day everyone!!
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Happy Birthday to all the February Birthday girls!

Vina, I am happy that you have some alone time. That is so important, especially when you have small children. It seems you are always taking care of everyone else. So it's good for the spirit to take care of things for yourself sometimes. Have fun!

I am doing pretty bad on the BINGO as I usually do...lol! Only seven words so far. Somebody must be getting close.
Good luck everyone.

Have a nice day everyone.

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Packages were to be sent by Feb. 20, however that's a Sunday and Monday the PO is closed...

ME, I'll get your package sent on Tuesday. I just didn't want it sitting in the PO over the extended weekend! Just wouldn't be good for an 'item.' :-)

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Margo, your "KISS" is packed up and ready to go.

I am headed out of town today until Sunday or Monday...will send out Tuesday. I am waiting for the washing machine dude to fix, if he can, my favorite cleaning tool...LOL! I think it might be time for a new front load washer.

Bingo......six words here! Not looking good...LOL!

Vina, I hope your four hours of alone time is/was lovely and peaceful!

Have a great weekend!

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Ann your envie went out today conf # 03102640000118755229. wow its before the mail by date thats wonderful for me. valentines day went well but was stormy so I got wet. hope all my bloomin friends are doing well. big hugs to you all
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Good morning everyone!

The BINGO word for today is: Dancing

BINGO Words:
1. Romance
2. Forever
3. Dinner
4. Diamonds
5. Love Birds
6. Arrows
7. Infatuation
8. Candles
9. Valentine
10. Doves
11. Love Letters
12. Boyfriend
13. Kisses
14. Pink
15. Cupid
16. Girlfriend
17. Dancing

SENT and REC'D:
vina (flowergirl34) sends to carol (veeja11) **SENT**

carol (veeja11) sends to annie (canyonwind)**SENT**

annie (canyonwind) sends to margo (smitties)

margo (smitties) sends to sue n. (suegardens2)

sue n. (suegardens2) sends to treasa (uptreasa)

treasa (uptreasa) sends to vina (flowergirl34)

shirley (brittneysgran) sends to rose (rosemctier)

rose (rosemctier) sends to em (hostarookie)

em (hostarookie) sends to maryellen (mellen)

maryellen (mellen) sends to beth (beth_b_kodiak)

beth (beth_b_kodiak) sends to mavis (mavis07)

mavis (mavis 07) sends to jeanne (sandlapper_rose)

jeanne (sandlapper_rose) sends to shirley (brittneysgran) **SENT**

I had a wonderful morning yesterday! :) I managed to get 150 jiffies sown. It was so wonderful...there definitely is such a thing as 'dirt therapy'. I feel all recharged!!
I still have a bunch more to do...but now that its started...I'm on a roll.

I'm so sorry about having the last mailing date on a holiday. I was not even thinking that far ahead...just try to mail when you can. :-)

Have a great weekend!
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Running right up to the wire here. Puff puff puff.
WOW has this month flown by.
sorry to be missing the fun of the game but I just can't seem to keep up these days.
Here is the DC# for Mavis.
9045 5036 9930 0010 8301 91
Hope your weekend is pleasant regardless of the weather.
Beth


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I received a great pkg from Vina today, first was an awesome card, a note pad plastic seed envies, scented soap, 17 pkgs of seeds mostly veggies which I need as I am just gettin my garden in, a pretty bracelet, just started getting into them. lots of chocolate hearts and a chocolate huggy bear. thankyou Vina I love it all, especially the card very thoughtful and cute. ty ty ty. hugs ladies, just sittin eatin my huggy bear. carol


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Vina,

I received my 'prize' package today. Thank you very much!!!

I received a rosemary plant marker, seed baggies, bath fizzies, seeds, and chocolate. Everything is awesome! Where did you find the plant marker? I love it!!

Em


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Jeanne your box will go out on Tuesday! I hope you like your goodies!
Mavis07


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  • Posted by mellen 4a/5-ctrl. IA (My Page) on
    Sun, Feb 20, 11 at 16:28

Em!!! I just wasn't thinking.I am in TX, currently, and won't be home til Mar. 3 or 4. Will "whatever it is" wait til then? If so, that is fine with me. Plus, I think hubs is gone all next week, too, but he will be back the following week. I really hope this doesn't mess up for you.

Beth, DH sent your package out on Friday. I had it ready to go on Thursday, but I didn't have time to get to the PO as I had to get to my parents to help them pack, etc. On Friday, my parents and I headed to Texas to visit one of my sisters and her family. We got here Saturday afternoon. It was about 960 miles 1-way, and I drove all but 120 of it. The weather here is FANTASTIC!!!!!!!!!! It's like a different world. High yesterday was 78 and it was still 72 last night. They turned on the air as the house was quite warm. We are staying here til next Sunday then head back north and stop in Branson for a few days.

Be well, all.


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Mellen how exciting that you are now in warmer weather. You will return with a suntan.

Rose - Your package was mailed Wednesday so you may have it by now, if not it should be there on mail day Tuesday.

Jeanne- I returned home (from Pigeon Forge, Tn) to find your package had arrived. Thank you so much for such a nice package.

Jeanne sent:
Cadbury milk chocolate candy bar....YUM
note pad- made by a friend....how creative
Magazine - bon appetit valentine desserts...see some lucious desserts to try...thanks
cute card
seeds: toad lily, nigella love in a mist, cupids dart blue, pink sweet peas, morning glory heavenly blue
Thank you Jeanne for such a nice box.

Shirley


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Shirley, I'm so sorry-- i thought posted i got your package a few days ago, but apparently it didn't take! it was a lovely package, with a yummy scented soap, gloves, chocolates, strawberry candies, a heart shaped pad and matching pen, and the cutest ladybug pot decoration. plus a beautiful card packed with all sorts of vines-- my favorites! i love to put hanging baskets every where i can find a place to hang them :) thank you so much! sorry for the late response-- i don't know what happened!


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Treasa - I will be mailing your package tomorrow. I will post the DC tomorrow evening.

Hope all of you are having a good extra long weekend. I am celebrating President's Day working on a ceramic tile project with DH. How exciting, I know...lol! I don't know about you gals, but it's not my favorite activity. I am not the best helper. As I get older, I find my back just aches after these physical kinds of projects. I'm probably just a wimp, but I think I'll entice my sons with one of their favorite home cooked meals to come help him on future projects. And, I didn't want to mention this, and I don't know if this happens to any of you, but my husband certainly gets crabby sometimes when he does home improvement projects. How about you ladies? What's your experience? And how do you get out of helping...lol?

Have a great day everyone!

Sue N.


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ME ~ Eekk! I can do one of two things... I can send everything else out tomorrow and hold off on the 'item' that shouldn't 'sit around' OR I can send everything together once you've made it home. It's up to you, just let me know what you prefer! :-)

I hope everyone enjoyed their weekend & extended weekend if you're one of the lucky ones! I'm not... I had to be at work at 8:00 this morning. Boy would I have liked to sleep in another morning.

I lost a sleep-in morning this weekend! Taylor went to an all-night skate Saturday night from 6:30 pm until Sunday morning at 6:00 am. She called me at 5:50 AM to make sure my hubby was on his way to get her. I couldn't go back to sleep after that. :-(


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