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UPDATE: Birthday Bash 2009 Jan part 2-Cupid Swap info

Posted by ncgardengirl 7b 8a NC (My Page) on
Mon, Jan 19, 09 at 15:46

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CUPID Valentine's FEB. SWAP
SEEDS with the names _____included in their titles:
Cupid
Heart
Love
Valentine
Pink Flowing
Red Flowering
Flowers
Veggies
Chocolate
OR
Chocolate SCENTED
Homemade card

Ok is that it? If anyone can think of something else to include then let me know.
OK, IF you choose to include other items that is entirely up to you and in no way is required. This is something that is meant to be fun for us, friendship oriented, and non-costly, so if a homecard and seeds are all you can do then please only do this. We all understand, and WE PICKED THIS IDEA to do and AGREED TO DO IT CHEAPLY!
DO NOT FORGET TO INCLUDE A HOMEMADE CARD, THIS CAN BE ANYTHING YOU CAN THINK OF. FANCY, FRILLY, A PIECE OF PAPER WITH HEARTS ON IT. WHATEVER YOU CAN DO, CHEAP AND EASY. HOWEVER YOU CHOOSE....ALSO WE HAVE THE WHOLE MONTH OF FEBRUARY TO SEND THIS IT DOESN'T HAVE TO BE THERE BEFORE FEB. 14 IT IS JUST THE THEME WE ARE USING. OK?

:) Fran


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RE: UPDATE: Birthday Bash 2009 Jan part 2-Cupid Swap info

1. Is it a perennial??? yes (tender above zone 7?)
2. Does it have colorful or unusual foliage? NO (NOT COLORED FOLIAGE)
3. Are there many varieties? No
4. Does it bloom more than once a year? Yes
5. Does it grow taller than 12"? Yes
6. Is it a shrub? No
7. Is this plant valued for it's flowers? Sometimes
8. Is it collectible? YES, not by groups per se
9. Is it considered an Herb? NO
10. Is it a tree ? NO
11. Does it get taller than 36" ? NO
12. Does it bloom in spring? YES
13. Does it grow from a bulb? NO (not a bulb)
14. Can it grow from seed? YES (from what I have read)
15. Does it grow from a tuber? YES
16. Does it bloom all summer? YES
17. Does it come in red colors??? YES (?)

Things it is not:
begonias
Dahlia
Calla Lily
Anemone
Canna Lily's

Keep guessing, someone MUST have a CLUE< ...hehe

:) Fran


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Does it start ith a R?

Kamil


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Oh Mama Fran?? You missed my question from the last thread! LOL

Is this a container plant?


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Ranunculus?

Wait is it Ranunculus?


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Is it edible?


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Sorry honey Bunny, thought I saw them all sorry.

1. Is it a perennial??? yes (tender above zone 7?)
2. Does it have colorful or unusual foliage? NO (NOT COLORED FOLIAGE)
3. Are there many varieties? No
4. Does it bloom more than once a year? Yes
5. Does it grow taller than 12"? Yes
6. Is it a shrub? No
7. Is this plant valued for it's flowers? Sometimes
8. Is it collectible? YES, not by groups per se
9. Is it considered an Herb? NO
10. Is it a tree ? NO
11. Does it get taller than 36" ? NO
12. Does it bloom in spring? YES
13. Does it grow from a bulb? NO (not a bulb)
14. Can it grow from seed? YES (from what I have read)
15. Does it grow from a tuber? YES
16. Does it bloom all summer? YES
17. Does it come in red colors??? YES (?)
18. Is this a container plant? NO (usually not)
19. Does it start ith a R? NO

Things it is not:
begonias
Dahlia
Calla Lily
Anemone
Canna Lily's
Ranunculus

two questions left, come on...Nikki, I KNOW you can guess this....since your are so observative...lol.

Hey Kamil, you gonna try to join the Wow Thanks! I wanted that swap? You have some things I would like ;)! hehe

:)Fran


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Opps!

1. Is it a perennial??? yes (tender above zone 7?)
2. Does it have colorful or unusual foliage? NO (NOT COLORED FOLIAGE)
3. Are there many varieties? No
4. Does it bloom more than once a year? Yes
5. Does it grow taller than 12"? Yes
6. Is it a shrub? No
7. Is this plant valued for it's flowers? Sometimes
8. Is it collectible? YES, not by groups per se
9. Is it considered an Herb? NO
10. Is it a tree ? NO
11. Does it get taller than 36" ? NO
12. Does it bloom in spring? YES
13. Does it grow from a bulb? NO (not a bulb)
14. Can it grow from seed? YES (from what I have read)
15. Does it grow from a tuber? YES
16. Does it bloom all summer? YES
17. Does it come in red colors??? YES (?)
18. Is this a container plant? NO (usually not)
19. Does it start ith a R? NO
20. Is it edible? NO

Things it is not:
begonias
Dahlia
Calla Lily
Anemone
Canna Lily's
Ranunculus


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Fran, I am in to many swaps right know if you email me i am sure we can work a trade out!

Is this a common plant?
Does it contain "lily" in its name?
Is this Haemanthus or Gloriosa?


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Maybe?

Or maybe Cyclamen, Voodoo Lily?

Kamil


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Freebies

Is this a common plant? NO
Does it contain "lily" in its name? NO
Is this Haemanthus or Gloriosa? NO

:) Fran


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Nope

Or maybe Cyclamen, Voodoo Lily? NOPE not those either, sorry....

Man I sure am glad Kym knows what this is too, ya'll wouldn't believe me telling you you are not getting it right...lol.

:) Fran


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Ah..I bet its something rare and tropical..I probably have never seen it in my years of gardening ever since i was 5 what was that like 9 years ago? I bet its osmething only some people have something rare something i havent seen in my 14 years of life.

Kamil


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I can tell you this:
It is pretty, not everyone has it, it is a myth from what I have read that you can't grow it from seeds. What I read it starts readily from seed. It likes warm weather. It grows from a tuber. There is a farm you can get it from, and it would go nicely in one of the gardens I plan on making this year!

:) Fran


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What letter does it start with?

Kamil


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not

Nope sorry that is cheating....

:) Fran


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hhhmm

Is it Butterfly weed?

Kamil


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Fran, it CANNOT be grown from seeds.....unless you know something I dont.....the farm I bought it from , said only propigates from cuttings.

I love the smell of it, and I know alot of you would too..lol

This thread is making me hungry, headed for a snack...LOL


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Hey Fran, when do we get our V-day partners? : )

ok, wild guess....... hmmmmm.........
I have no flipping clue! LOL

How about Gardenia????


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Vic, sorry it is NOT Gardenia.

Come on, keep guessing !!

I am looking forward to seeing all the Vday cards !! I cant wait to play with the crayons, glue and glitter !


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1. Is it a perennial??? yes (tender above zone 7?)
2. Does it have colorful or unusual foliage? NO (NOT COLORED FOLIAGE)
3. Are there many varieties? No
4. Does it bloom more than once a year? Yes
5. Does it grow taller than 12"? Yes
6. Is it a shrub? No
7. Is this plant valued for it's flowers? Sometimes
8. Is it collectible? YES, not by groups per se
9. Is it considered an Herb? NO
10. Is it a tree ? NO
11. Does it get taller than 36" ? NO
12. Does it bloom in spring? YES
13. Does it grow from a bulb? NO (not a bulb)
14. Can it grow from seed? NO OK, Kym and I BOTH agree this is SUPPOSED to be a sterile plant
15. Does it grow from a tuber? YES
16. Does it bloom all summer? YES
17. Does it come in red colors??? YES (?)
18. Is this a container plant? NO (usually not)
19. Does it start ith a R? NO
20. Is it edible? NO

Things it is not:
begonias
Dahlia
Calla Lily
Anemone
Canna Lily's
Ranunculus
Gardenia

NOTE #24 has changed.


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DARN it

NOTE #14 HAS CHANGED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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Lungwort?


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Fran-Most times a plant will be propagated by tissue culture or cuttings because it doesn't breed true from seed. That doesn't mean it's sterile. Unless the plant doesn't set seed.

I'm going to guess Night Blooming Jasmine.


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OOPs forget Night Blooming Jasmine. It get's much taller than 36" plus it doesn't grow from a tuber.


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Fran~ This is *sniff* too hard! *bawl*
This is ALMOST as hard as the word scramble! *sniff sniff*
WHY DO YOU HATE ME????
*Waaaaaaaaa!*

(!!!!LOL!!!!)

Okay, here's my daily "STAB IN THE DARK":
Primrose?


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Geeze Honey Bunny, get a grip...lol. I think not having caffine for 9 months did something major.....HEHEHE take 5 deep breaths and say, this will be ok, it is just a game 3x and breath again and all will be just fine again, oh and go get some coffee....LOL

Mariann, I have heard that this one you can't grow from seeds BUT it is a native to a warm climate. I am thinking it isn't sterile, because it is a native BUT I guess those can be too huh? I don't know, I had read somewhere it could start from seeds then Kym assured me it can't which since it was introduce some years ago this has been the story. It can not produce from seed.

No one is right still

:) Fran


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Guess again

1. Is it a perennial??? yes (tender above zone 7?)
2. Does it have colorful or unusual foliage? NO (NOT COLORED FOLIAGE)
3. Are there many varieties? No
4. Does it bloom more than once a year? Yes
5. Does it grow taller than 12"? Yes
6. Is it a shrub? No
7. Is this plant valued for it's flowers? Sometimes
8. Is it collectible? YES, not by groups per se
9. Is it considered an Herb? NO
10. Is it a tree ? NO
11. Does it get taller than 36" ? NO
12. Does it bloom in spring? YES
13. Does it grow from a bulb? NO (not a bulb)
14. Can it grow from seed? NO OK, Kym and I BOTH agree this is SUPPOSED to be a sterile plant
15. Does it grow from a tuber? YES
16. Does it bloom all summer? YES
17. Does it come in red colors??? YES (?)
18. Is this a container plant? NO (usually not)
19. Does it start ith a R? NO
20. Is it edible? NO

Things it is not:
begonias
Dahlia
Calla Lily
Anemone
Canna Lily's
Ranunculus
Gardenia
Lungwort
Primrose

Hint: It is a lovely flowering plant, some people wouldn't like it because of it's fragrance and some people would LOVE it because of it's fragrance, I have never smelled it and don't have a clue what it's fragrance really is and I am not sure if anyone in this group has one!
Because it is a tender perennial most people who have it in colder zone dig the tubers and store over winter.
It is not considered a 'tropical' just a warmer weather plant. It has one lovely shade of flower color, not colors. You could grow it in a container if you had too, but I am sure this would stunt it somewhat. It starts blooming in most areas in the Spring and blooms until frost.

:) Fran


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Maybe its....

Dayflower?
Salvia guaranitica (Anise-scented sage or Hummingbird sage)?

What colors (shades) are the flowers?


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Kamil, there is some information about this on the other birthday thread

Since the is a game called 21 questions the point is to ask the questions needed to figure it out and there is a limit of one question per post.

:) Fran


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I have two of the plants.........now I am fretting cause I didnt bring them in...guess I gotta say I HAD two of them.

This plant is almost extinct in the wild..which saddens me..

Bunny, When I get stress out, I always much down some Chocolate, do you have any left from the swap ??

Fran, maybe we did think of one too hard...come on...think of plants that were real popular, and came out in the last few years...

and BTW I LOVE the scent.....and so did anyone that came to visit me, they couldnt beleive how good they smell...mmmmmmm....wish it were spring !!


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I'm not stressing....well, not ALOT, anyway. :O) I just get easily discombobulated. lol

I NEED some chocolate right now!! LOL I'm hoping hubby will take the hint and get me some for Valentine's day. How hard does a girl have to beg, anyhow?? :O)

How about JACK IN THE PULPIT?

That's the only flower I can think of that grows wild here (there is TONS of it at my grandma's!) and that has one color and kinda stinks. LOL


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I give up! It's the tuber part that has me stumped.

My aunt passed away last night. She was my mom's sister. Her daughter and I were born a few months apart and we are still close. The sad part was that I was asked to notify my remaining aunt and uncle. Out of 8 children, my grandparents had, only 2 are still living. We all use to get together frequently. I had lunch with my aunt and her daughter (my cousin) a week before Christmas. I'm so glad I was able to see her not that long ago. My aunt gave me a hand carved wooden trencher that my grandmother had on her dining room table. My grandmother use to fill it with fruit at Thanksgiving. She said she waited a long time to give that to me and that it was always meant to be mine. That is my last memory of her and was very special.
Mariann


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I'm so sorry to hear of your loss Mariann. How special that you were able to have that time with her! I'm always grateful for such special memories.
Don't stress Bunny! I wish I could bring you some chocolate myself!
Fran, I hope you are feeling better. I'm excited to get back in the game next month with the cupid swap. I hope our members will have time to come and chat more then. These "off" months may be needed but I sure do miss the action.
Hi Kym! Are you feeling better? I hope you have all of the meds straight.
Where's everyone else? Vic, Diene, Deb - I hope that you all are doing well and staying warm.
Things are beginning to slow down just a little around here. My SIL seems to be doing better - One day at a time.

Is the flower a gladiola?

Have a great week! Nik


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Bunny the plant isnt native to this area...

Marianne, very sorry for your loss, and I am so thankful that you have such a wonderful memory to hold onto..I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers..and I truly hope it will be a celebration of her life !!

Nikki, thanks, they took me off the meds, and the dr today didnt seem to want me to let them try anymore. I go see some of the specialist next week. But I do feel better then I did on that med, WOW ...

Nik, how is school going ? My kids are in the middle of mid terms, sometimes I think they make things Like this, just so the parents have something to do..LOL We have been doing a lot of studying here.

Fran, How is the winter sowing going ? I am still at 30 containers,I spent the morning with my daughter at the dr..and then I had to go in the afternoon...

I hope all is well with everyone ...can ya beleive it was flurrying AGAIN..UGHHHHHHHHHHH, I am soo looking forward to seeing the grass again, yes, the grass..I miss the sea of green in my front yard..and I am worried about the poor bunnies, the snow is SOOO deep, must be atleast a foot deep in a normal spot.and higher where is has been plowed or shoveled.

OH Mother Nature, if you are listening, we SURE could use some of the Heat Miser at the moment !!!!

TTYS,

Kym


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1. Is it a perennial??? yes (tender above zone 7?)
2. Does it have colorful or unusual foliage? NO (NOT COLORED FOLIAGE)
3. Are there many varieties? No
4. Does it bloom more than once a year? Yes
5. Does it grow taller than 12"? Yes
6. Is it a shrub? No
7. Is this plant valued for it's flowers? Sometimes
8. Is it collectible? YES, not by groups per se
9. Is it considered an Herb? NO
10. Is it a tree ? NO
11. Does it get taller than 36" ? NO
12. Does it bloom in spring? YES
13. Does it grow from a bulb? NO (not a bulb)
14. Can it grow from seed? NO OK, Kym and I BOTH agree this is SUPPOSED to be a sterile plant
15. Does it grow from a tuber? YES
16. Does it bloom all summer? YES
17. Does it come in red colors??? YES (?)
18. Is this a container plant? NO (usually not)
19. Does it start ith a R? NO
20. Is it edible? NO
Things it is not:
begonias
Dahlia
Calla Lily
Anemone
Canna Lily's
Ranunculus
Gardenia
Lungwort
Primrose
Dayflower
Salvia guaranitica
JACK IN THE PULPIT

Ok there is STILL one more question to be asked. There are underlying HINTS everywhere. So, who will ask the next question and WHO will guess correctly?


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Pick a Valentine please

Mariann, I am sorry you lost you aunt, it is so nice that you do have that special last memory. How nice she gifted you something of this nature to hold onto. It is not an easy task to inform family of the passing of other family. You are in my heart and my prayers. Hugs Sweet lady.

OK, I am gonna ask you to pick someone you would like to send a Valentine too. I can not be picked. Nor can Marie we have already been picked. EMAIL ME WHO YOU WOULD LIKE TO SEND A VALENTINE TOO if I don't hear from you with in the next 2 days I will pick for you. IF you do email me and the person you pick has already been picked I will tell you to pick again and let you know who is still left.
Already picked:
Fran
Marie

Bunny, just breath. I was gonna tell you it is not native in the USA but Kym beat me to it, although it will grow here in the warmer months and survive outside in warmer areas over winter.
Kym is also right in that it was just introduced in the USA in the maybe last 5 years? It has been around a while but not VERY long.

:) Fran


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opps

OK maybe you should just BREATHE Bunny...hehe, saw my typo too late!


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update:

Chosen for a Valentine:
Fran
Marie
Mariann

Come on ya'll you need to get to picking....and you may do what this person did, your first choice, then second choice...and three if you wish...lol

:) Fran


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Chosen for a Valentine:
Fran
Marie
Mariann
Nikki

:) Fran


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Awww...I haven't been chosen yet! LOL

Well, I'm gonna spoil ya guys with some sweet LILI right now. :O)
You're welcome.
LOL!

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Okay...ain't she just the pertiest thing?? :O)
Yes, I know I'm a bit prejudiced.
LOL!


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ohhhhhh Bunny, she is sooooo adorable !!!!!!!!!!!!

My daughter and I are sitting here ohh ing and ahhh ing...

SHE really is pretty !! All of your kids are !

Can I borrow her for just day ?? LOL

I wasnt chosen either, but that is ok...I feel like I am in gym class and gonna be the last picked...*sigh*


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OH KYM and BUNNY everybody just hasn't checked in yet and actually youse two where chosen just not by our group members...so feel the love...I can't picks you cuz I have already sent to you a lot for Bunny and Christmas for Kym...lol.

Bunny you know she is gorgeous. Is she ALWAYS that alert? Hey, how did filing her Birth Cert go?
And yes, Kym is correct you have all good looking children!

OK, well, I am not sure where the rest of the gang is, I doubt we here from Mariann for the next few days, I am sure she is talking care of family matters.

Nikki, is also busy, understandably as well.

I hope everyone else checks in, need to find out who they wish to send too.

:) Fran


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Thank You all for your kind words. My cousin called me last night. She thanked me for making those calls and told me there will be a Memorial Service in Feb. or March. She asked me to make calls for the Service also. I don't mind taking some of the stress from her. I remember how difficult it was when my mom passed away.

Kym-What are you taking meds for? I must have missed something. Hope you are feeling better.

Nik-Glad your SIL is doing better.

Bunny-Lili is sooooo beautiful! I'd love to hold her. Haven't held a baby in years.

Fran-Can we send seeds that have precious gem names? Like Diamond, Ruby, Emerald, etc.? Lots of women get proposed to on Valentine's Day.

Fran-You have mail.
Mariann
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Mariann,
I can assure you your Valentine will be thrilled with ANYTHING you gift her.

EVERYONE has been picked now so start thinking about what you are gonna send. Start making your cards. REMEMBER your card can be SIMPLE and nothing fancy OR as fancy as you want to make it...this is for FUN...
DOESN'T HAVE TO BE A BOX THIS TIME, just whatever you want or can send. If all you can do is seeds and a homemade card that is fine!

OK, no more guesses? No more questions? There is STILL room for one more question.

:) Fran


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Mariann: I also went off the reservation and used words like "beauty" and "passion". I think the idea is to be creative and attach it to the holiday. Am I right on that?
BTW: Lili is SO adorable! I have baby envy! Isn't it strange how hard it is when they are that age and yet how much you miss it?


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We didn't get around to filing the birth certificate, yet. We're procrastinating. LOL Actually, she was so sick the last 2 weeks, and then it got COLD, PLUS the court house has no parking lot right now (the parking deck is closed because the top level fell through) so parking is a nightmare.
UGH
We just said "well, we've got a year......" LOL

Anyhoooooooo......Mama Fran~ I gave up on the plant ID. I just have NO clue, and I feel so silly everytime I throw a guess out there, and it's completely off base. LOL

I haven't quite started on my valentine yet. I'm getting there, I've got a plan...just not supplies. :O)
When do these need to be mailed out? I forget, and I'm too lazy to scroll up and find the date. lol

Valentine\'s Day Bunny Pictures, Images and Photos


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Bunny you have the WHOLE month of Feb. this is a casual swap. We are gonna do a relaxing month ;)!

carolynp realized she was in the wrong thread. It's ok carolynp we still let ppl talk to us ;)

Come on ya'll JUST one more question...and again there have been hints ALL over the place....THINK about it and you just might get hit with the answer.

Also if you would like to include candy to your valentine like chocolate kisses and hearts and those little candy thingys that have things on it like be mine and what not is fine too...

:) Fran


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Fran........I think I will be sending "chocolate " 'cause mos' people really enjoy chocolate..and I really love the smell of chocolate.......mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

maybe I am make some choc roses, to send..lol

Well, I have had a long two days, Im headed for an early night of sleep...hugs to you all,

Kym


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OH COME ON NOW....someone must have at least on more question for the 21st one!!!

Games are supposed to be fun, I guess there are not enough of us to play, so I won't post anymore unless I can offer a prize to go along with it.

I was trying to make this a fun group but there is not enough of us I guess to do that with.

So I will just say, post when you can. I appreciate it, I know you are signed up in other groups and there is a lot more chatter there. So just do what you can to let me know you are STILL in this one.

Bunny, I know you are busy with the baby and family life.
Are you getting stuff ready to try winter sowing? You need to start it now, get the kids to help you that will be fun and educational for them.

Mariann, I hope you start feeling better really soon.

diene, have fun on your trip. We would like some pics posted please.

Deb, I know you are busy again.

Nikki, I know you are having personal things going on...I hope they get soo much better hon!!! I think about ya'll you know that.

Kym, I KNOW what you are doing...lol.

Marie, I am sure you are busy quilting...I so need to do that!

Vic, is Zack still having or giving you fits? How are the puppies now? How's the job going now...

Ok, when ya'll get time you can check in..I am hoping the next few months we can visit here more...

:) Fran


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I'm trying to get on here as much as possible, Fran! :O) You're right, time just gets away from me lately. UGH. I hate that! I've been trying to post in all the threads that I need to, but sometimes I miss one (or 2!). I hate feeling so scatterbrained!

Oh, ya know what else? This morning I realized that I DON'T HAVE A DIAPER BAG!! LOL!! And yesterday (now THIS one gets me!) I went to give Lili a bath, and DIDN'T HAVE BABY WASH OR A BATHTUB!!! HA!
Oh, Mercy.
I TOLD ya I'm scatterbrained! Seems I really HAVE forgotten everything a baby "requires"! I think, honestly...most of my problem has been that usually I get the little things as gifts, ya know? Like, with Adora, my church threw a baby shower, but they didn't with Lili. So the little things that I've never had to buy before, I do now....but I've totally forgotten about them until I NEED them! LOL
So, for now, I'm shoving diapers into my purse ( I'm gonna have to dig out a bigger one!) and the baby is getting sponge baths. :O)

Yeah, that really bugs me, because I am usually the most organized person in my house....I HATE not having my ducks in a row, I ALWAYS go shopping for birthdays and Christmas months in advance, I ALWAYS have a schedule & make plans weeks ahead of time and I HATE HATE HATE being late, and never was until THIS MONTH.
AGH!!!!!
I'm losing my marbles, honestly!!
I think I was beaten with the LIFE stick this week.
Phooey!!
:O)

But my question is.....WHY did it take kid #6 to drive me to this point??
Huh??!

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Bunny asked: WHY did it take kid #6 to drive me to this point?? Answer to this question IS: Because now you too are getting older and as you age your mind goes with it....sorry fact of life...HAHAHA

I wish I would have know you didn't have a diaper bag I would have sent yah one for Christmas!!!
Just a little water in the big tub with a towel under baby works well. Back breaking but it works or you could always put her in with you and let dad take her out and dress her.

Yeah, I know everybody is busy...I had just hoped this group would have been as chatty as the other ones...

:) Fran


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I think I know what it is. Is it chocolate cosmos? I know it doesn't make seed, in NC Zone 7 is a tender perennial, it grows from a tuber and is supposed to smell like chocolate.

I soooooo want one this coming spring, maybe if I'm good I'll get it for Valentines day :)

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Wow Monica, I don't know if you are right, but that sure is a great guess!
Bunny, No diaper bag? No bathtub? You would think you might still have one in the attic from the other 5? Hehe
That is about the cutest baby - she seems like a sweetie!
Fran, I'm around. My SIL is showing improvement.
School is going fine both work and personal. My students are so great this year! I look at them and just can't believe how much they have learned this year. January is so much fun in the classroom. The kids already know the rhoutines and they come in so excited about learning new things. I definately love my job!
My personal school is going fine, too. I made an A last semester - Yahoo! Three down, about 5 to go (about a year and a half).


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YESSSSS Monica YOU ARE RIGHT...THANK GOODNESS...lol
THANKS!!!

I read somewhere it does make seeds then I read somewhere else it doesn't and every since it was introduce in the US they have said it does not set seed....so I guess that makes it a NO.
I would like to get this plant too... I hear it is lovely.

YEAHHHHH, I am SOOOO glad someone finally got it right...lol.

Nik, I wondered about that too. I thought she might still have stuff from the other last born, I kept my stuff my sister did too. My mom kept stuff to just incase...lol

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Ya know....I kept thinking about chocolate cosmos, but I didn't think they were THAT new. That's what was throwing me off, the "new" part! LOL
Wow, THAT was a difficult game, Fran! Can we have something easier next time? Like "Name that big purple dinosaur show that drives every parent nuts but the kids love & has an annoying theme song that gets stuck in your head, and makes kissing your hubby impossible because all you can see is a big fat ugly dinosaur telling you how much he loves you."

:O)

Nikki & Fran~ You'd *think* so, huh? But after having Aubeni (#4), we cleaned house, because she was supposed to be the last one. So we started from scratch for Adora, and WOULDN'T YA KNOW IT, thought the same thing with her.... we gave away EVERYTHING. Even down to the baby finger nail clippers! My house was *finally* baby free! LOL So yep, we're starting over, and it's like having a baby for the first time.
My hubby has threatened me, telling me I am, under NO CIRCUMSTANCES to give away ANY baby things this time around. Of course, I'm up for having more, so it's OK with me. :O)

My big brother went to the DR yesterday, he'd been sick for a few weeks. Turns out, it's pneumonia. He *thought* it was sinus stuff. UGH Makes me nervous, because I've been fighting the sinus stuff for 2 weeks now, with body aches and everything. I felt OK yesterday & actually got some housework done. But today, it feels like I've been run over by a truck. I never knew I could be so worn out. ANYWAY....I think I'll go to the DR next week, if it hasn't improved any. Taking vitamins & stuff like crazy in the meantime, though. :O)

Good job on the school, Nik!! Yay! :O) I hope the rest of the year goes well for you, too!


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OK, Vic, WHERE ARE YOU? Did you get your valenting information? You know who you are sending to right? I hope you are playing you never said for sure.

Hope everyone has a terrific weekend. I am playing on planting some cool weather stuff and hope I get a crop before May. Have some cabbage and things like that I plan on starting. So hopefully I will be busy with that this weekend. Nothing else planned....wow, I live and exciting life.

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Oh yes! I'm playing!! And I know just what I'm sending!!!! : )

I'm still here! Yesterday I bent over and pulled my back out, I've hurt my back before while doing things, but never just bending over! That makes me feel old! (and sore)

Bunny!!! I know that one! Is it Barney????? LOL

I hope everyone starts feeling better!

Mariann, so sorry for your loss, but that is a great memory to have. I would love to see the trencher!

Gonna go take a hot bath and see if it helps my back!

Later girls!
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silly sign Pictures, Images and Photos

Hmmmmm....ever have a day like that?? :O)


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OH Goodness....watch that first step it's a DOOZEY!
LOL.

Yeap, I sure do have days like that, and weeks and.......

OK Vic, glad you still hanging in there honey!!!

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I'm so glad someone finally got the answer to that question. Good job Monica!

How is everyone doing? We are still having that cold blast. But I hear that it's suppose to warm up this week to 30 during the day. That's like a heat wave! It was 15 degrees this morning.

I took my DD out shopping yesterday. For coming over so early and taking her out she took me to breakfast. My favorite meal of the day! My car decided to drain all the steering wheel fluid out. We had to stop at Auto Zone and buy some steering wheel fluid with stop leak. That's really all I need right now. Bad Car!!!

I hope everyone had a good weekend.

Bunny-I wish I'd known you needed a diaper bag. I guess it's one of those things that's not #1 on the list.

I have my package all ready for my partner. Just waiting until the 1st to mail it out.
Hugs to everyone,
Mariann
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Vic, So great to hear from you! Sorry to hear about your back. Feel free to come on over and sit in the hot tub - sure will make that back feel better!
Bunny, you take care of yourself! This is not the time to get sick. I hope your brother is feeling better soon.
Fran, I read on the 21 swap that you put the wrong addy on your return label. Hmmmm - Here's your sign...LOL
Mariann, WOW - you have your package ready? I'm still working on the seeds...
Deb, Hows it going with the two houses? I can't keep up the one I have!
Kym, Glad to hear your doc is getting everything straightened out with your meds. Hope to hear from you soon. I need to send you an email. SK is sending a card to Tabor next week.
Bunny, Did you get that baby bathed? I need a pic fix:)
Marie, Where are you? I'd love to hear an update or see your latest project!
Fran, Is the cupid swap secret or will you be posting partners? I know who I'm sending to but inquiring minds, you know...
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First Nikki, I didn't give the WHOLE wrong address JUST the city, thank you missy! It is not MY fault I don't know where I am LOL...But really I have lived in that town really pretty much ALL my life, I haven't lived here too long maybe in another 2-5 years I will remember where I live...LOL, gosh hope I don't move again, I really WILL be confused...lol. BTW, thanks for letting everyone over here know about that...lol, such good friends I have made all over GW, lol.
And about the Cupid Swap it was voted to keep it a secret. SO NO TELLING WHO YOU ARE SENDING TOO OR WHO YOU RECEIVED FROM (VIC! HEHEHE,,,,I am sorry, I couldn't help it, I am having a wicked moment...lol.)

Geeze Mariann, I hope you don't need power steering pump! If it is leaking though you know something is wrong with it...thank goodness my SO can work on our junk! Car, lawnmowers, washer, stove anything else really if it is a have too. Yeah, I keep him around for upkeep...lol.

How was everyone's weekend? I got a few more things put in jugs, man I wish he would get my cold frames made!
So much easier then having to use milk jugs! I miss the cold frame...
He was supposed to put me up a greenhouse but haven't gotten that yet either....oh well, maybe if I start nagging I will get my cold frame!

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Hey Fran!! I may forget the rules, but at least I KNOW where I live!! ROFLOL

heres your sign emo Pictures, Images and Photos

Thanks SOOOO much for sharing that with us Nik, I needed a good laugh tonight! LOL

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ROFL! We can tease Mama Fran all we want, because we KNOW she'd do the same for us!! :O)

Well, at least you had a "send to" address on there, right?? So you haven't gone postal the bunny way yet. LOL!

I just wanted to let everyone know that the weatherman (such as he is, LOL!) is calling for an INCH of ice tonight & tomorrow, with some snow on top, just for effect....so if that REALLY HONESTLY AND TRULY happens, we won't have electricity, and will be stranded without hope of getting out for quite awhile. And if this old roof actually HOLDS that much ice without caving in, it'll be a complete miracle.
Just wanted to let ya'll know, so at least SOMEONE would worry about me.
LOL!

Meanwhile, the kiddos are getting their roller skates ready for some ice-skating action. (I don't exactly trust them with ICE skates, and they think the rollers will be much more fun, ANYWAY...) So we may just have to skate across the county to the ER later as well.
Oh Yay.
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Hi,
Taking a well needed break for a few minutes! More snow is expected today, tonight and tomorrow. Hopefully, not that much- only a few inches. It's still so cold and chilly outside! I just filled up the bird feeders again, and somethings getting into them. I'm not sure if it's a squirrel? Seed is spilled everywhere by morning, and empty! And I see little footprints in the snow!
I'm going to walmart today and see what type of feeders they have. Mine are a few years old, so really do need to be replaced.
Everythings going really well, I'm still waiting for the weather to get better before I have the LAST estate sale. I was planning on having it a few weeks ago, but couldn't. We had a blizzard that weekend. The weather should be getting better in March. February's weather usually is worse than January! With this extra time I've managed to de-clutter my house and bring EVERYTHING over there! My only concern is what on earth would I do with all the stuff if it doesn't sell? Does anyone know of a charity that takes entire house contents? I sold all the furniture at the last estate sale, what's left is household appliances, glasses, nick-nacks, etc. Plus all my clutter!

I can't wait to landscape my Mom's house, I'm looking so forward to fixing it up! She has just basic landscape, and needs LOTS of colorful flowers, hostas, lavender, Salvias to complete the look I'm going after. I love color! I'm going to start most of the flowers now (in pots). The hosta, lavender, salvia, I'll probably pick up at a local nursery in the spring. They need to be established, hardy plants or they look too skimpy in landscape. Can't you tell I'm just dreaming of nicer weather? ;)

Better go, I have a ton of things to do today! Talk later!


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Hi ladies!

Well, winter is back in full force in Wyoming! It started snowing on Saturday and it's still spitting a bit - 8" and counting... My Border Collie out for a potty break - yep, it's up to her tummy.
Patti belly deep!

Just showing off what my daughter did:
MegsDrawing
This is a pencil she did of herself and her boyfriend - I love it!

Monday Funny:
Patti is a bit over weight(okay she is like a 3 foot rectangular brick on legs!) and my daughter was watching her come up the steps after her break and said, "It is true that people start looking like their pets. Patti has a full figured too, Mom."

Okay you can stop laughing now! hehehe I started a new diet this morning - Herbalife - so far the shakes are great - Wild Berry flavor YUM and I have only cheated once - 1 1/2 cups of grapes & a hand full of ruffles, cause I am starving just thinking about being on a diet.

Okay, I better go get another cup of the green tea (it's yummy also) so I don't cheat again :)

Stay warm all!
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Wow Marie, she has talent! You can keep your snow, I don't want any! Really, you just keep it all up there.

Deb, I hope you can get everything sold. You could always try to ebay...lol. Yes, there are places that will take whole household stuff and will even come and pick it up! Just call around. Good luck with the sale. Hoping it goes well.

Bunny, that would be me the life of the party lol. Glad ya'll are getting a kick out of my blunder. Yes, I had a return and a send to address on the label lol. Both were wrong HAHAHA.

OK, well I am freezing and need to go figure out what I am gonna do for supper....yeah I get such a thrill cooking, NOT!!! I HATE COOKING....used to love it, but not anymore sandwiches sounds good to me. Alas we are out of bread...lol. OH well, guess I better go get something done.

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Hello Lovely Ladies,
Yeap I am BACK up, went to bed early woke up a few hours later!!! Thought I would come check on a few things and post again here just cuz I can!
I am actually getting sleepy again, thank goodness, maybe I can stay asleep this time until it is time to get up.
The SO has to have surgery in the morning to fix his nose. It is almost closed shut, the doc said it was like 90-95% shut. He broke it when he was younger and the septum grew back wrong. The doc said he kept growing instead of stopping like it should have. It is closed on both sides not one or the other.
It has gotten really bad over the last few years and I told him I could tell it was worse just by the way he would breath, he had started breathing out his mouth constantly the last time he went to his doctor for that wonderful viral thing everyone was getting I made him tell her he couldn't breath well anymore so she sent him to a ENT doc who comfirm it was deviation septum.
It will take about 4 hours from start to finish, he is gonna be so ill. They told him it will be stopped up for a least a week after the procedure sounds kind of painful and I am sure if it is I will hear about it until it is, you know since it is all my doings it is getting fixed....MEN are such babies, if he does I am gonna remind him how good it will feel to be able to breathe again!!! What's a little pain compared to that? Ok, well maybe it will not be such little pain but hey, he will have drugs for that. LOL...
So anyway, that is how I will be spending most of the am in a few more hours, I am so looking forward to sitting there waiting, NOT! To bad I don't have a laptop to take with me...Ya'll know I am gonna have withdrawal symptoms until I can get back home a check on everything, hehe.

Ya'll be thinking about me biting my nails waiting for them to tell us we can come home, hehe...hopefully I will not be curled up in the corner rocking back on forth blubbering something unrecognizable that resembles something to the effect of gotta check GW,,,over and over!

OK, off to go back to bed, lol,

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Well it went well today, good thing it was done NOW it the surgeon said it was worse then we thought and it was one of the worse he had ever seen and there was a crushed bone in it that had to be removed. All is well and I hope I can actually sleep tonight.

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Fran, glad to hear everything went well! And I'm sure you will be paying for it till he feels better, You know men like for us to suffer with them! LOL

Marie, I hear ya on winter coming back! Just how is it that it can go from 66 to minus 10! It just isn't fair to be teased like that!
Your daughter has a lot of talent! She must have gotten that from you! : )
The "Monday funny" is too cute! Green tea huh? I'm gonna have to try that!

Deb, nice to hear from you! I hope you sell everything at your next sale, but if you don't, and don't have a local charity that you know of, try craigslist.org or freecycle.org You can offer stuff up for free on those sites and it will be gone fast! Good luck, and I hope things settle down soon!

Melissa, I hope you don't get all that ice! And if you do, I hope everthing is ok.

How is everyone else doing?

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Posting for Melissa, she called to say they have no power. The ice storm that come through downed power lines in their yard.She says they have hugh 100 year old trees down all over their yard and one fell on their truck. She said it is devasting how extensive the damage is and it is going to be a min. of 2 weeks before she will have power restored, and that they have not even been able to go outside at the moment to access the damage to the house and the yard as of yet, they have had to stay inside because it was so bad outside.
She called from her cell phone and she told me she was worried about it too because she has no way to plug it in a the moment, she hopes to be able to get out so maybe she can find a place to recharge it. Their neighbor place is just as bad and she said her mom had a tree through their livingroom.
She said she heard the grocery stores are out of food at the moment because so many are without power and doesn't know how bad the destruction is in town nor does she know how bad the route into town is but they are going to have to try to make a trip into town for some needed items.

So please keep her, her family, her town and all others who are in the path of this storm in mind. Pray for their safety and well being until all is righted again. I hope she finds a place to charge her phone, she needs it now more then ever. We only talked long enough for her to ask me to post this for her and to tell me about the desrtuction, it was a really fast conversation because we didn't want to run the phone down.

Melissa, I am sorry you have having to go through all of this. I do hope it all gets better soon for you, your family, your mom, neighbors and I hope the town is not bad.
Hang in there and let us know your all ok when you can.

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Fran, I'm praying for Melissa! I am so sorry to hear that your SO had to have the surgery but I'm glad it went well. I'm sure you are quite busy taking care of him while hosting etc. You take some time for yourself! Can't have you getting sick or run down!
Marie, That pic from your daughter is awesome! Her talent seems boundless!
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Thanks for all the nice stuff about my girl! My father's family was/is very talented when it comes to drawing. My cousin John use to draw cartoons for me about people we knew when we were kids - some were REALLY funny and we would get in BIG trouble!! They had a party phone line at their house, that we would listen in on - boy some of the stuff we would hear.... I need to remind him of that :)

We got a little over a foot of snow Monday & Tuesday - then the wind started blowing Tuesday night. The drifts are over 15 feet tall and today is the first day we have been able to get out of the yard since Monday. Our temps were way below 0 but no where near the destruction like Melissa has. The main road is still blown in so I took Meg to school on the canal road. It's weird, it doesn't blow in as bad as the other and I can usually get out that way.

Here is one of the tree's in my yard on Tuesday morning before the storm got its 2nd breath - some of the cold weather can be pretty.
Frosty Tree

This one is of a friend yesterday (he's over 6' tall)- his boss tell's them they are to go out and work everyday. Weather doesn't matter to him as he get's to stay in his office GRRRRR
Frosty the Snow 'Jeff' LOL
jeff in snow drift
They only have 2 wheel drive pickups and didn't get home until after midnight as they had to dig themselves out every time they would get back to the pickup, due to the wind blowing.

Fran, yes I have been working on quilts. With all the nasty weather, not much else to keep myself entertained. This is the top of the one I am making to donate for my cousins friend with MS.
Denim MS quilt
The middle one is white and it doesn't show up very well in the picture. The back will be blue flannel to help cut down on the weight of it and will have a white binding to match.

Now I better get to town to stock up on goodies for the Super Bowl!! We are to have more snow tonight through Saturday and I am sure the wind will blow some more :( We are going to a friends for the big game, even if I have to get out my cross country ski's!

Best of luck to all in the path of our winter storms and
GO CARDINALS!!! I have to cheer for them as they haven't ever won :)
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As always Marie I love the quilt, as you can tell I love quilts...LOL.
The tree is beautiful, but that just makes me cold...LOL.

Vic, has you Butt-Kickin' going? Great I hope, you hang in there girl, you can do it...it feels soooo much better when the habit is gone!

Posed, to he a little warmer today, am hoping I can get some leeks plants...and some other rooty things need to go get started on that....

Marie and everyone else who has to deal with this kind of weather, you all be careful going out in it! Stay Safe!!!

I am just trying to stay warm...lol, I think I need to hibernate in the witner...BRRRR

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Howdee Everybody,

Just thought I would check to see what everyone was up too.

I tried to contact Melissa today but didn't expect to get through, and I didn't. I hope everything goes well down there and they are not without power long. I really wish they had somewhere they could go...

Well, I have checked the threads and nothing at the moment needs my assistance so I guess I will be on my way...lol.

Night all,

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Marie-Your daughter is very talented.

Fran-How is your SO doing after his surgery?

Melissa-Prayers out to you and your family.

We did get the storm that came through. Although we were luckier than most. Just a few inches of snow and then freezing rain. Everything is a sheet of ice here thankfully the roads are clear and we didn't lose power. I really am tired of this cold weather though. Doesn't get above 20 at night usually in the teens or lower. We are suppose to have 3 days in the 40's starting Sunday.

How is everyone else doing?
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Ahh, Mariann, is that how you feel? HEHE Yeap, I can bet all this cold has a lot of ppl a little green.
SO is doing ok, but refused to take any pain meds at all, but his nose is really tender and sore, the good thing is though he can tell already it is opened up he has to use a saline solution to help keep it moisturized and he said he could feel it go in places that he hasn't felt it before...;)

HE can breath now that is the main thing.

Our weather is going to get colder too, yuck. When is spring again?
I noticed up there I spelled winter wrong, guess I dislike it that much...lol

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Marie, That is another gorgeous quilt! I've been waiting for a new quilt pic! I have to say that tree is unbelievable - you need that one framed!
Fran, Glad to hear SO is feeling better. I've heard stories of how the surgery really changed lives - being able to breathe, not realizing how bad it really was until they breathed "normally" again.
I've been praying for Bunny. I just can't imagine being stuck like that in the cold with a newborn...
I'm also praying for Kym to get some much needed rest and time for herself. She's been a very busy bee lately. Kym, still praying, hon!
Mariann, How are you? and Vic, How are things going for you?
Deb, I know you are going to have a great time landscaping your mom's house. Don't forget to take a seed or cutting from something she already had there. It will be really special. I've been thinking about the house I grew up in lately. My dad planted an oak tree there when he was a teen and it is now huge. There were fruit trees - plums, peaches, figs, and more... pecan trees, blackberries, strawberries, big ole gardens with banana peppers and veggies that we would eat right off the vine. Special times, I wonder what the new owners would say if I paid them a visit and stole some seeds...
I hope everyone has a great weekend. I'm itchin to sow some seeds... Nik


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Hey everyone!
Happy Friday!!!

Yes, I am hoping things get better for Melissa too! That has got to be horrible with a newborn and 5 other kids!

Marie, I just love that quilt (as with all the others!)
That's some snow you got there! I know about the drifting! It's warming up here again! Was in the 50's today! It still felt warm when I got home and it was dark out!

Fran, it's been 3 weeks!! no butts here! Except for the one behind me that keeps getting bigger! LOL

Nik, how is your neck???

Mariann, I hope your ice all melts! And everyone elses ice and snow! I am SOOOOO ready for spring! I wish we had moved south, I am not a winter person at all!

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Vic I am glad you are doing so well. You can do it, just keep at it...I have been smoke free, well it will be 12 years Mother's Day this year. My kids would come home from school after they had their what smoking does to you lesson and tell me they wanted me to stop, that year they came home laid it on pretty thick with the mommie we love you and don't want you to have black lungs or any of the other stuff and I am telling you they laid it on me...so I promised them I would stop and I did...
What ticks me off is NOW my oldest and youngest smoke! Dang brats!!! But I am glad I did, cost to much now!!!
I think you should have moved south too...lol. Nice it is here I tell you, mind you we get cold but not all the snow...LOVELY!!!

SO how is everyone doing? You all getting your Cupid Swap stuff together? I have all my stuff BUT haven't gotten my card made I did go on line to look up hearts to use for patterns...I have my card all invisioned, wow, I hope it turns out that nice...lol.

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Wow Fran, sounds like you are going to be making one fancy card! I on the other hand have no talent and was hoping Zack could help me! LOL

Vic
ps, I've gained FIVE pounds so far! Not to mention what I put on over the summer while not working! So.... Monday is the D-day for my diet to start! One of the girls at work is going to start walking with me, we will walk at lunch time every day (when I get a lunch :)


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Vic, don't skip eating something though, even if you eat a good breakfast and have a banana and apple for lunch, something you can eat while you walk OR only walk for 1/2 the breaktime and make sure you eat something, IF you don't eat to refuel your body no amount of exercise or deiting will help!
DO NOT SKIP meals...I know I had the hardest time with this concept too, but my nutionalist FINALLY got it drilled in my head, eat something within the first hour of getting up, this will prevent your body from going into survival mode, meaning it will not hold onto everything going in your mouthg AFTER this time. Do not skip lunch, eat a snack between breakfast and lunch, and a snack before dinner in the evening!
IF you can't do anything else you can always eat something for breakfast and do a slimfast shake for lunch! You can drink that while you are walking BUT would be better AFTER you finish walking!

If you need any tips or support and are seriously going to diet. I can be a diet buddy for you too, just email me.
Me and Mariann are already doing weighins with each other and are trying to chat when we have a chance but she seems to be busy here lately. :)

Anyway, if you need moral support I am here!

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Vic, You are doing GREAT!!!! I can't believe you are going to also go on a diet. You must have great willpower. You go girl, but don't be too hard on yourself. My neck is fine.
Fran, My cupid stuff is coming together. I just thought of a whole new direction I want to go in, can't divulge the details but I'm working on a plan...
Finally got my dh to help me in the yard yesterday. I really want to get a bunch of beds prepped for my wintersown babies. There is just SO MUCH to do and the budget is tight. I want to do some lasagna beds but I already have some stuff planted. I don't want to "lift" and replant all of those. Not to mention, some are not above ground right now so I wouldn't know where to start. Do I just put everything around those sections? Anyone have any tips for preparing beds?
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I really had to look around for this thread. Couldn't believe it was on the second page.

Hope everyone is doing well. Happy February by the way. It's a short month and spring will be here before we know it.

Vic-Starting a diet and quitting smoking is a lot to handle. Fran introduced me to the Suzanne Sommers 'Sommersize'. I have done quite well with it. As she said we weigh in every other week. I actually started watching my weight when my Dr. told me my glucose was high. Moreover it was what I was eating. I had gained mega pounds. That was last April. I have now lost over half toward my ideal weight.

I hope to get my Valentine swap partner's package out tomorrow.
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Mariann,
I have retrieved it from the second page typed a this nice LONG post and my freaking computer froze! I am hoping it is NOT my computer, but it must be, my son said he would come a look at it next chance he gets. He knows I get to mad at it trying to clean it up and figure out what is wrong with it so he rescues me from time to time.

Anyway, this is basically what I had typed:

Ok, I just wanted to say that is any one wanted to send me a gift card from Walmart for my month I am fine with that.
Someone promised me a camera for Christmas and although I really didn't expect to get one I was disappointed just the same.
I REALLY want a new camera, mine is 10 years old this year, is only a 3 mega pixel and I want something better, I can't even get anything for my old one anymore.

I know some people think gift cards are a cop out BUT I do not see them in this manner, I have read people think the gift card says: Hey, I don't know you well enough to get you anything other then this, I can't think of anything you would want, I don't think your special enough for me to shop for, OR I didn't have time to shop for you.

To me it says, I wanted you to REALLY be happy with your gift from me so I want you to pick out something you would REALLY enjoy. OR I would rather you choose your own gift either now or when you know something really speacial you would like to have.

I do not see a gift card as a negative thing at all, I am not saying I am expecting anyone to contribute to my camera fund with a gift card. I am just saying I would be totally ok with it.
I will be extremely thrilled with anything I receive I was just letting you know if for some reason you can't put a box together for me, then a gift card is perfect for me.
However, a box of whatever you find you think I might like will be wonderful as well.
I will be thrilled either route you all chose to go... :)

OK then, I was just putting options out there, whatever you decide or chose for me is wonderful. I like pretty much everything :)
I am just upset I didn't get the camera and we purchased the boy one for Christmas with me having the thought of getting one too and I didn't sooooo I am just a little crushed...

ANYWHO...all is well and everything will work out somehow...

Does everyone have my questionnaire? I think I sent Kym's out at the same time, she is looking over her's to maybe revise it a little if she changes anything I will be sure to resend it to all.

Hope everyone is having a great day so far!!!

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LOL Fran, is that a "hint" on the gift card!
No, I did not get your questionaire, could you send it again please?

Oh girls, don't worry about me being too hard on myself with the diet, I had a piece of chocolate cake today at work (someones B-day) what a great start huh! LOL
I've got to do something, I can only fit into one pair of jeans now! EEK! :O

Yes Mariann, there are a lot of active threads on here aren't there? It's pretty busy around here these days!

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Awe Fran, If anyone deserves a camera, its you! I hope you get one soon. I want to see pics of all of your seedlings and flowers this spring!
Vic, I've been craving cake. I saw a "cake episode" of ultimate recipe showdown and have wanted some ever since!
Mariann, Congratulations on your weight loss. You must have been really dedicated to lose half of your goal so quickly. I really need to lose some before this summer. I hate being embarassed every time I go swimming. In my part of the south, you MUST swim during the summer. I even went so far as to get a pool so I could swim "privately" LOL
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No, not hints I was just saying I am a weirdo and am totally cool with a gift card should someone decide to go that route :)
Thanks Nikki, you are too sweet.

I hope I can lose a WHOLE lot more come this spring/summer, I am just embarassed all together about my weight in general...I WISH I had someone close by to REALLY go at it like a partner in working out and everything. I am not motivated enough to whole heartedly do it on my own...I need a coach....but I have lost too, Mariann is doing excellent though...so proud of her...WOOT WOOT you go lady!

Ok, off to do something else now, maybe even bed...lol

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Well, I have been winter sowing and NOT getting no where near as much as I would like. I need more containers as well...

I am still working on my Cupid Box... I hope my Valentine likes what I am sending...I still have to work on my card. I haven't started it yet. I feel like such a slacker!

I am already getting packages in for my WOW seed swap, I know a few people are planning on sending in over 200 packs each. Swaps are so much fun and I love hostessing them!

We didn't get anyone of the snow that was called for for Tuesday but it has been bitter cold here since Monday...I sure hope it is getting rid of some of the bugs we have in the summers, because that is the only advantage I see to this.

So how is it with everyone else?

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Just moving us back to the top...what is everyone up too?

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Hey, I have started my card...I think it will be very pretty!!! Just thought I would share with you all.

Mariann, how are you? Is everything going ok with your docs and appts and all? or went well? Are you feeling alright?

How about everyone else??? Going good for all I hope....

Vic how is Zack doing mood wise now? HOW are YOU doing?

I hope Melissa and her family are making out ok...so awful knowing the little ones are in all that mess.

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Nik-Actually I started my weight loss last April. I've lost 38 lbs. since then. I really believe that losing it slowly is the way to go.

Vic-Honestly I wouldn't worry about your weight right now. One goal at a time. You're doing great with the quitting smoking.

Fran-I, for one, like gift cards. As a matter of fact I asked my DH for one for Christmas. WalMart has the Visa/Mastercard gift cards that can be used anywhere. I wouldn't mind a gift card or two either. I've lost so much weight that by July I'm going to need new clothes.

I'm feeling OK. Just a lot of pain, etc.

I was invited to join a Paint Shop Pro learning group. I collect a lot of Tags that others make and I do make a few of my own. Once I'm done with this program I should be able to offer up some unique Tags to everyone here.

Good thing I popped in we were on Page 2 again.
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Gee Mariann, I wish I could do that paint pro thing...I can't figure paint shop out...it irks me!
Hate to hear u are having pain again...or it never went away...u know what I mean..

I can't wait for spring...this winter has been way cold here and I do NOT like it at all.
I need to get off my hinny and do some more planting...there is so much that always has to be done....ALWAYS and not enough time to do it..

Well ladies...I hope you all start posting here soon. I feel like I am talking to myself most of the time.

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moving us back to the top....all these swap going on keep bumping us really fast...lol. At least right now we are still on the 1st page.

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Hi everyone!
Fran, you're not talking to yourself - we're listenin even if we're not posting!
Mariann, I can't wait to see your tags. Be sure to share them with us as soon as possible, ok?
Vic, How's the diet coming? I'm so proud of you for kicking the other habit. I think that speaks volumes for your willpower!
Marie, How did the superbowl go for you? I watched a little of it and while I am football illiterate, it was an exciting game.
Deb, How's it going?
Kym, How are you feeling?
Anybody heard from our Bunny? I can't believe how I miss her:( Don't tell my dh - he thinks I'm crazy - says I don't really "know" people on the internet. He just doesn't "get it".
I prepared some beds today. Got some seeds from the wishlist swap, and plan on working on Feb trades tonight. Hope everyone has a happy weekend! Nik


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Thought I would share since 3 of us are 'dieting'..........

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Hope everyone is having a great weekend, the weather is terrific today here.

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Hello All;
I spent all weekend doing gardening stuff. I had an envelope of herb seeds sent to me from a gardener from another site and I started planting them. Now I am looking at the seeds I received from my last swap on GW and I hope to get them in dirt tomorrow.
Today we went to breakfast and then did the tour of the big box stores, I found a stash of spring bulbs (some a bit worse for the wear) but some worth saving for the price so I came home with 23 bags of bulbs. I spent all afternoon putting them in pots as we still have more than two feet of snow. I hope to have lots of flowers to offer for Easter gifts.
I am tired tonight but it feels good.
Hope everyone is well.
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Hey diene, where are the vacation pics? I KNOW you took some come one SHARE....PLEASSSSSE
hope you got some nice bulbs,,,wow 23 bags nice loot there.
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Hello All;
I did not take many pictures while in Jamaica, just some of the fauna which I will post at some point. My valentine went out today. The DC is downstairs so I will post that later.
I ascribe to the theory of saying it with flowers or was it candy? Oh well, who knows.

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Hi Everyone-I received a box from Melissa (HNB) today. She sent me a cute gift bag with a snowman on it. Inside were Tulip Bulbs 'Beauty in Pink' plus a chocolate bar beautifully wrapped. She also included seeds Rudbeckia 'Goldilocks', Hibiscus 'Grenache Pink', Foxglove Apricot, Pink Lupines, Lion's Tail, Hollyhocks and Zinnia 'Red Spider'.

Melissa with all you have going on you managed to get a box out to me. What a Sweetheart you are! My DH latched on to the chocolate immediately. He kept bugging me while I was opening the gift bag. He kept saying 'Did she send chocolate'.LOL
Thanks for Everything
Hugs,
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Hello All;
Here is my DC, I am not going to tell you who will be receiving this. Time will tell.
diene

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Mariann HONEY.... I LOVE YOU DEARLY and you KNOW it, BUT you were NOT posed to POST JUST YET WHO you received from....lol

OK SO, NOW you know Bunny (bless you heart) sent to Mariann...lol. Yes, I knew she was worried about the box and had sent word to tell me she would be mailing it out...I was amazed she was worried about the swap box too but she was.

Thanks Diene for the DC#...will be looking for ANY pics from your vacation :)

I have been working on my Wow swap pretty much all day. It is fun to see what comes in though and I am ALWAYS like OH, I WANTED THAT TOO! lol.

Anyway, have to go post another swap month I am hosting so off to go get that done before 12:00 midnight...

Talk later everyone, hope everyone is well.

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Hi Girls!

Diene, hope you had a great trip! I was in Jamaica once, I had a lot of fun, but we were only there for one day, not long enough to really take time to enjoy it.

Mariann, I'm glad it wasn't me that messed up this time! LOL! I can't believe Melissa got that box out so fast either with everything going on!

Here is a post I put on the PP thread yesterday, I don't feel like retyping it all....

*****Zack's daycare called me Wed. he was vomiting so I went and got him. He was sick all day poor little guy, but then Thur. morning he was just fine! BUT, by thurs afternoon, I started feeling bad! This is the worst I've been sick in years! No temp, just the stomach bug and body aches. And it seems that I pulled a muscle in the base of my head from all the vomiting. I had Jamie take me to urgent care on Sat. b/c I couldn't take the headache anymore, it was from the base of my head behind my right ear and all the way around to behind my eye. The Doc gave me muscle relaxers, and told me to take my headache RX and Aleve. I was taking 2 of all of them just to tolerate the headache. Today one of the docs at work said it sounds like my ocular nerve is irritated, and that could be why the muscle relaxer isn't working, he gave me a stronger one and wanted me to try that tonight when I went to bed, of course, I forgot to pick it up at the pharmacy, I was in a hurry to get Zack from daycare so I didn't have to pay an extra hour!
So, that is what I've been up to the past 5 days, so much fun! And the weather has been great, in the upper 50's and low 60's! I haven't even been able to enjoy it : (

Just watch out for that stomach bug! And if someone says they have or have had it, RUN! It is a BAD one!
And I still have this headache so reading is no fun! I will get my box together and post when it's sent. If I am not around for a few days don't worry : ) *****

I still have a terrible headache but I did take the stronger muscle relaxer tonight and hope it will help and I can get some sleep (well, at least as much sleep as I usually do) Now I am going to go fill up my hot water bottle and go lay on that and see if that helps : )

Night girls!
(still not smoking, but the diet is a complete loss at this point! LOL)
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Vic I am sorry you still are not feeling well, you need to get the stronger script filled if you haven't already.
Glad you are not smoking still and don't give up on the diet, it took me many false starts to really get it and although I have slipped some this winter I don't consider it a pitfall and you can't look at it that way either. IF you do end up looking at it from that point of view you will NEVER get over the hurdle, stick to your guns girlfriend. YOU can do it, one step at a time.

Missing everyone, wish all would chat more here.

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OOOPs...Sorry it completely slipped my mind. I guess I was just so surprised that HNB was able to get mail out.

Vic-You poor girl...Hope you and Zack are better.
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Dearest Cupid,

I thank you for the bottom of my HEART, for the beautiful card, and some of the best seeds ever !! There were seeds with my card that I SOO wanted to Order, but I promised to be good this season, so thank you so very much !!

I am sending you a wheelbarrow full of hugs, and wishing you a wonderful Valentines Day.

I never get anything on Valentines day, so thanks soo much ! I will be sowing these seeds on Monday with my Wsing buddy Sue !

Thanks Cupid, you did my heart ( or garden) good !

Kym

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Vic,
I hope you and Zack feel better soon!

Diene,
I hope you had a wonderful time on vacation!

My Cupid box arrived last night! In my wonderful box was bulbs!
Tulips "Claudia" & "Red Impression" also some "Salome" daffodil bulbs too!

Seeds- Fuschia Astilbe, Red beebalm

Body lotion, and an "Everday thoughts" day by day binder book

Also, the cutest matted print. It's pink with the saying "Everything is sweeter when shared with friends" oohh almost forgot to add the sweetest part of the box- LOTS of yummy chocolates sprinkled inside the box! Everything from Andes candy to Russell Stover, Hersheys, Ghirardelli!


Thank you so much Cupid! I LOVED my box! I'm planting the bulbs in pots today to add some beautiful color to my Mom's winding steps (in front of her house).

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Ha Marian! Seems someone from our little group of 9 always forget about the secret sender clause.... I'm sure my turn is coming up!
Deb, That sounds like a great box! It's great to hear from you:)
Kym, You are going to have to share those seeds - made them sound so good I'm thinking I might need to add some to my wishlist!
Vic, I hate that you have been sick (and Zack too). That stuff is really going around and taking its time about leaving. I hope you feel better soon!
Fran, How are you holding up with all those hostess gigs? Your house must have stashes everywhere! Take some time to enjoy it if possible. I'd be a wreck!
I can't believe Bunny was able to get that box out. She probably had it ready in advance as usual!
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Hello All;
My box arrived yesterday and it had a beautiful homemade card as well as a great kitchen towel with a valentine motif. And a whole lot of seeds. When I opened up the box, the towel had all these little seeds in the grooves so I collected them. I am not sure which packet leaked but I saved the seeds.
I received Bright Pink Silene, Hardy light pink hibiscus, Pink Sweet Peas, Galardia Burgundy, Pink and White Dianthus, White cleome, Red four O'Clock, red, pink & white coleus.
Thank you cupid!!!
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Great boxes are going around as usual, we have a great
group of gals and I am so glad we can share it each other.

diene, you received some nice pink and red goodies!

Kym had told me about her seeds already before she posted, she was THRILLED to pieces with them, her Cupid did a fine job!

Deb, your box was impressive too.

I am shocked that Bunny got her box out too. I knew she would though, she always has it ready and is ALWAYS worried about getting it out!
jaleesia/Kathy had told me Bunny had said she was worried about it and to pass the message on to me that she got it mailed out.

OH btw, not sure if Bunny's mail is running right yet, so she had requested that she be told it is on the way so her hubby could pick it up at the PO because at the moment they are having to pick it up at the PO until it is running normal again. So if you haven't mailed out her package yet if you could email me I will let Kathy know so she can text the message to Bunny to know it might need to be picked up.

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Happy Valentine's Day everybody!!! I have had the best day. My secret cupid package arrived today and I was so excited that I stopped working in the yard to come inside and ooh and ahh over my goodies.
I received:
The sweetest card. It said "You know how rain makes plants grow?" Then you open it up and it said, "Love makes friendships bloom!" It was truly special. She knows I value our friendship.
I also received seeds:
Love lies bleeding
KMOGG pink
Potentilla Monarch's velvet
Gaillardia burgandy
Chocolate Daisy
Passion Vine
Pink Butterfly Bush
Penstemon Husker Red (I've been meaning to add this to my wishlist!)
Balsam Bushy
Knautia Macedonica
These were so appreciated and some I've been wanting to try.
I also received a pretty silver and stained glass heart (gorgeous!)
A cup with hearts on it - full of cupid candy and chocolate hearts!
A Valentine Grow kit - little terra cotta pot with Burning Love seeds.
Valentine's Day pencils
and a really pretty glass rose!
And it all came in on Valentine's Day - How cool is that?
Thanks so much Cupid for a great box of goodies. I love every inch of it!
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Oops, I left out some of my goodies!
I also received
Gummi Bears
Cotton Candy body spray
A pink heart jewelry box
and Sarah Kate and I both received valentine's socks (how sweet and thougtful -perfect size on both!)
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Woohooo a box arrived on Valentine's Day HOW perfect!!!
What a treat that must have been!!!

Wonderful stuff going around. Woohoo

Mariann received
Kym received
Nikki received
Diene received
Deb received
Fran waiting
Marie waiting
Vic waiting
Bunny ??? no news

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Happy Late Valentines Day to everyone! :O)
I wish I could post more, but this will have to be quick, as we're still working on the electric. (boy will I be glad when things get settled down! LOL)

Mariann~ I'm glad you received your box. Nik is right, I had it ready to go a week before the storm hit. :O) I was really worried about not fulfilling my obligations to the swap, so I made sure it got out to you. I hope you enjoyed everything.

Fran~ Thanks for everything. :O)

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Melissa,
You KNOW I was worried about you and the babies. I wish I could have done something to actually help you out but things are rough for us around here at this moment too. Gosh I hope things can settle down for EVERYONE is our group here.
At any rate just know I thought about you and the babies pretty much everyday. I could not imagine how hard going through that was during and after too. I know it is still hard and it is going to take a while to get this right again, but you will.
The bright side is you now have more room to plant sun lovers and maybe a larger garden?
I am glad everyone is safe and the things that were broken are replaceable for the most part. The important thing is you all are safe! I know it was a shame to lose all those trees.
I am glad you are able to post again. Again let me say I am glad you and all are safe and no one was hurt. That is the most important.

Hope everyone is having a GREAT WEEKEND...
I am swamped with my WOW Swap...lol

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Hi Girls-Melissa it's so great to see you posting. I was so shocked and delighted to get your box that I forgot I wasn't suppose to post your name.

We had a power outage during the storm that passed through here on Thursday and Friday. I spent Thursday night at my DD's. We had a lot of fun.

I've been so busy lately. Since I joined the PSP workshop/Lesson group my email has been stuffed to overflowing with emails. Everyone sends in their lessons to be reviewed by the instructors. I passed the first class so I thought I'd share a few of my Tags. Tubes are pictures or drawings that have no background. A Tag is a Tube with something written on it. The writing is suppose to look like it is part of the tube so it blends in. My next lessons are very hard. Eventually I'll be designing my own Tubes.

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Hope everyone had a good Valentine's Day.
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Hey Mariann,
Would you do me a #3? with ncgardengirl and a Fran one PRETTY PLEASE IF I BEG REALLY MUCH AND ASK NICELY 3 TIMES???? man I WISH I could get invited to do that....I LOVE making those...I used to do it a long time ago, even designed a lot of my own....but the program I used is gone and I can NOT understand PSP...it confuses the dickens out of me!

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Hi All!

Melissa, so good to hear from you! I'm glad your power is back on! I bet it was ruff with all the little ones, esp. a new baby! I can't believe you were worried about the swap! As if we wouldn't understand! LOL
But, it's good to know you can start getting things back to normal!

Mariann, those are great! You are doing a fine job!

Fran, what do you mean you are busy!?! You're only hosting what 3 swaps! LOL
Well, you were complaining about being bored a while back, bet that is over now huh? : )

There has been some great boxes! I'm going to go back and see if I can figure out who sent to who, I never can get that! : )

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Vic - glad your back. How is the little one? hope all are over the nasty's!

Mariann - Great job!! but the last one is really sweet. It reminds me of one of my favorite jokes:

Q. What did the Snail say when riding on the Turtles back?
A. WWWWEEEEEEEEEEEE - as the wind blew threw his hair. LOL

I need to take classes to learn stuff like that - with no job, now would be the perfect time.

It is so dissapointing when I make seed packages and the glue doesn't stick! Then all the tiny seeds fall out getting all over every thing... sorry :)

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Just wanted to pop in and share some pictures real quick, since it's been awhile! :O) And besides....I haven't gotten to brag on my little flower in several weeks! LOL!

Guess what!! She discovered her THUMB!! Isn't that CUTE?? (ok, it won't be when she's older, but for now...let me just say "Awwwww!!!" LOL!)

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I suppose we'll have to break her of that habit like we did with my second oldest....He sucked his thumb until he was 4, and we tried everything (NOTHING worked, not even the hot pepper oil!!). But he started playing his brother's gameboy and he couldn't do that AND suck his thumb! So we just let him play all day, for about a week....and after that, he didn't suck his thumb anymore. (I can just hear the child experts groaning about the non-stop game playing! LOL)

Marie~ How are things going for you?? I've been thinking about you alot lately....how is the job search going?

Vic~ How are YOU?

Mariann & Fran~ Wow, you girls sound BUSY!! :O) Are things OK in your neck of the woods?

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Bunny...AHHHHH...lol

I am slightly busy at the moment, but it is fun seeing what comes in you know? Some really nice seeds!

Yeah, WHERE is everyone?

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Melissa,

Oh my - she is just to sweet!!! Job search? What jobs? It is terrible here - not even a waitress possition open till April :( sending you an email....

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Hey does anyone want to share pics of their cards? I wanna see them...you kow I like to lookie loo... :)

Ok off to go find something for supper...yeah, NOT I HATE COOKING I would NOT if I didn't have too!!!

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Mama Fran, if I lived close enough to ya, I'd cook for ya every night! I LOVE cooking! :O) I just don't get time to do the elaborate things anymore...can't imagine why!! LOL
That's what I missed most about not having electric (ok...that AND hot water. WOW, I missed my showers!!)

ANYWAY, I'm just glad I can cook again. My second oldest turns 10 next week, and he wants his DEATH BY PEANUT BUTTER & CHOCOLATE CHEESECAKE PIE. (and trust me on this...it IS death by PB. It's LOADED with PB. Just the smell of it turns me off pb and chocolate for weeks... Fabulous diet tool, I tell ya...) Sooooo....I've got to hit grandma up for some PB, since we ate all ours over the last few weeks...LOL...and scratch him together a pie.

Me....I'm gonna skip the PB pie (don't want to even LOOK at pb for many, MANY days....) and maybe naw on a carrot stick. Mmmmmm, boy! :O)


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There you go Bunny, I bet all the PB was a turn off. I hardly ever eat it anymore although I like it..it is just not something I want anymore and IF I HAD to be forced to eat it for days on end I will prolly lose a lot more weight because I just couldn't stomach it!

I am currently caught up on the WOW Swap, thank goodness. I had 11 envies to do and those contained over 1500 seeds in them, I can't post an exact # because we MIGHT have a counts contest there, not sure just yet.
I expect more seeds envies to arrive today. It is amazing the varieties that come in in one of these swaps...
Fun though.

OK, well I hope all is well and everyone is doing super good!

Nikki honey, what is going on with you? You must be really really busy.

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Hi my Fran! I'm here - just wrapping up some odds and ends and getting ready for a test tonight. I had a rough week last week. My former pastor of 26 years passed away. It was like attending a great big family reunion - seeing all the folks I grew up with from all the years in the church. When my father passed away, I was young, and this pastor was truly like a father to me. Rough week! I'm off this week so I'm trying to play catch up on some packages I needed to send this month as well as some wintersowing. I really can't wait to see all the new plants this year since I've never WS before. Has anyone started WS annuals. I'm aching to get those going since I know they'll bloom for me quicker!
Bunny, I have so missed seeing you! I've enjoyed seeing the outpouring of love from our gw friends. It is quite humbling! Those pics are adorable. Neither of mine would take anything but me (nursing is an amazing calmer - lol)
Marie, I can't believe how precious a job is these days. I am so grateful to have a job that I enjoy. I know you can't wait to spring!
Vic, Good luck guessing who sent. This one's got me stumped!
Marianne, You are doing a great job with that class. Hey, what do you do with a tag and/or a tube?
Deb, you are going to have to share some pics of the makeovers on your mom's house. Did you take some before and after?
Kym, How's the wintersowing going? You are so lucky to have a WS budy.
Diene, How's your finger? What are you up to lately?
I'm off to get more studying done. Yall have a great week! Nik


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Fran-I can do #3 for you. Unfortunately I didn't write down which font I used. Darn!!! So, they may look a little different.

Melissa-That little girl just keeps getting cuter and cuter. Give her a hug for me.

Marie-The PSP group I'm in is on Yahoo Groups. But the owner has her own web site. So I never saw the group on yahoo. If I can find the link I'll let you know. She also has Paint Shop Pro 9 that you can download. The first group of lessons are fairly easy. I'm working on the first lesson in the next group. I had to get some help from one of the tutors. I'm hoping to finish it up by tomorrow.

Nik-I'm sorry to hear about your Pastor. Sending hugs. I didn't under stand your question "Hey, what do you do with a tag and/or a tube?"

I started Physical Therapy today. I'm starting out 2 days a week. One day in the pool and one in the department. My therapist is great! She knows exactly what I need.

Have a good evening girls,
Hugs,
Mariann


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Hey! We all get to spoil Mama Fran in a few weeks!! YAY!! I have REALLY been looking forward to getting this swap started, I mean..."REALLY REALLY" started! LOL!
I love the thought of knowing who I'm sending to each month, before hand...so that I can start putting together a box JUST for that person. I love the other swaps, too...but I really enjoy the "I have a month or more to shop & I know JUST who I'm buying for!" thing in this swap. :O)
And since I won't get to participate in other swaps for awhile, I WANT TO START THIS ONE!!! lol

So, first up we spoil Fran & then it's Kym, right?

Mama Fran, do you mind posting the line up again, so I can write everything down? (I should've already done that, huh??) I've been putting together boxes for You & Kym since December, but I'd like to get a start on the other gal's boxes, too.

There has been so much going on lately, none of it good (OBVIOUSLY!! lol) and I am really looking forward to spoiling Mama Fran a bit. :O) I love that part of swapping!

*ramble ramble*
Enough of that! :O)

Mariann~ I hope the PT goes well & helps out!
Nik~ Sending hugs your way!

Sending hugs out to EVERYONE, I know there are more than a few ladies that could use them today! :O)

bunny hugs Pictures, Images and Photos


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Hi,
My package for this month is going out today. I won't post the DC# here, or everyone would figure out who I'm sending to, LOL. I'm usually good for doing that!

Mariann,
Sounds like your healing well. I'm glad the physical therapy is working!

Melissa,
Nice to see things are back to normal and your online again! Those ice pics were scary looking! I've never seen ice that thick! We usually have microbursts occasionally in the summer, with some tree damage, but nothing like that! I'm glad your Family is ok!

I have a million things to do today, and don't know where to start! I've been bouncing in between houses and it's getting rough. There isn't enough time in the day to get everything done! Better make this short and get back to work!

Hi Nik! I'll post more later! "HI" to everyone else!

Hugs,
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NEW SCHEDULE
November---
17-debbya/Deb (IL)(completed)
December---
Ornament AND Secret Santa Swap (completed)

January---
BREAK

February---
Cupid/Valentine Swap
(3 to arrive still? Me, Vic, and Marie is that right?)

March---
20ncgardengirl/Fran (NC)

April---
10---flwers4ever/Kym (R.I.)

May---
17---nikkineel/Nikki (GA)

June---
18---vic_zn5/Vic (MT)

July---
17---galium/Mariann (NJ)

August---
23---wynative/Marie (WY)

September---
26---hazelnutbunny/Melissa(AR)

October---
12---diene/diene(MA)

Wow it just hit me today is February 20th it ia ALMOST time for this month to be over. It amazes me everytime I think about it how quickly the time goes by the older you get.

Bunny thanks for the hug for me I SURE do need it...
did you see I am hosting 3 swaps for March? HOW did THAT HAPPEN? I hate you have all that stuff on you right now I can not begin to imagine HOW depressing it all is. KEEP your chin up and TRY not to let it get to you. Try REALLY hard!

YES we get to spoil MISS KYM in April I can not wait together stuff together :)!!!

Yes Deb those pics were beautifully errie didn't you think so too? I can only imagine what all those trees sounded like coming down. I have heard a few break and fall in the summer time while I was outside and THAT CREEPED me out I would have been terrified in all that.
I hope you get to slow down soon, you sound like you need a break/rest.

Bunny how were the kids during the breaking? I can only imagine I scared they were. I went through Hurricane Hugo when I was 21, IT freaked me out to the point high winds still give the the heebie jeebies!

Nikki, I truly do not know what to say about the loss of your pastor, I know it hurts a lot to lose someone you are THAT close to. I can only offer you comfort over the miles to let you know you are also in my thoughts, you know this! If you need me email me. :) LOVE YAH GILRY!!! You will make it through all of this! You will, you hang in there. Study hard and do well!

What do you do with tags/tubes? Mariann is now making tags, a tube is a pic you put a TAG onto, A TAG is a signature OR a pic with words on it like Bunnies little Bunny up there, BEFORE the words it was a tube NOW it is a TAG.
And if you meant what do you DO WITH THEM...well you POST THEM! ;)!!!

Vic honey, how is it going with you? Any more happenings with the co-worker? Have you been working with your injury? Where you able to? Gosh I don't see how if you were. HOw is Zack? His tude gotten better? Worse?

Marie, I am sorry you can't find a job. There are none anywhere! I know, our area is laying off left and right.
You hang in there too, maybe you can make a quilt or two and sell them?

diene, how are you? Is your swap month going well? Is the box moving like you had hoped?/ I am sorry I had to drop out, I was really looking forward to it! I love TRUE RR's. Ihave been staying up working on this seed swap til 4:30am THIS morning I was up til 5:00am.

KYM?????????? What cha doin? LOL.

Mariann THANK YOU...you know we have missed our weighing in right? We will HAVE to next Monday! I will write it on the calendar and reminded you too! I was to busy to remember it as well. I am sorry.
I will email you at some point about this PSP class! I want to do it...I REALLY need to learn HOW to use it it is on my puter and I don't because I can't understand it, and NO the book on it I am not understanding either..lol
OH, and the things you asked me if I got, the posies? Yes I did!!! Woohooo! I am so excited about their arrival!!!

Ok, I HAVE to get back to sorting, I am going to be bombed with envies in the next couple of days, I will have about 30 at once! THAT is a LOT OF SEEDS!!!

OK folks, I hope to catch you all later (SOON!)

:) Fran


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don't rush life Fran!! Today is only the 18th but it is amazing how as one ages, the years start to fly. I remember as a kid how long a year seemed. Now....
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WOOOOHOO, I want to thank my CUPID....THANK YOU SO VERY VERY MUCH!!!

I received:
A RED feather boa, yeap, that's me! LOL
Pink Gardening Gloves, with pink coating
Box of heart chocolates
White Candle and a gold mosaic glass holder
SouthernLiving at HOME set of four glass and wire Jamestown Votives thank you!
20 Plant Markers
Package of Seed bags (can you ever have enough?)
Printable labels (HOW did you KNOW I NEEDED THESE???)
The cutest HOMEMADE CARD...thany you ;)

For the outside:
A Package of CRAZY LOVE DAHLIAS....THANK YOU SO VERY VERY VERY MUCH!

NOW the seeds:
Full Packs of Burpee Signature:
Zinnia 'Purity'
Zinnia 'Red King'
Zinnia 'Candy Cane Red on White'
Full Packs of Fery-Morse:
English Daisy 'Red Pomponette' (LOVE THESE)
Spreading Petunia Tidal Wave Silver (THANK YOU I Love THESE and am too cheap to buy them for myself...LOL)
Nasturtium 'Dwarf Cherry Rose' (Nasturtium are one of my all time favorites! thank you)

Hand Packed packets:
Purple Passion Flower
Hibiscus Red
4:00 Pink
Siberian Iris Purple
Dasiy White
Dianthus Pinks
Pink Dahlia
Cleome Spider Flower Pink/White
Ginko Biloba
Aster 'Red Breast'
Sunflower 'Skyscraper'
Columbine Wild REd
Salvia Red
Celosia 'Red Velvet'
Sunflower 'Chianti'

I can not thank you enough for all these fabulous seeds and gifts. ALMOST everyone of these seeds I have picked up at a seed rack and put back telling myself I did not need them, with the exception of the English Daisy, I couldn't resist those, and after I planted them I wished I had gotten 2 packs and was unpset because they had sold out everywhere by the time I went back to look for some more.
So, you really did well.
My red themed bed will be gorgeous with these ress and pinks thrown in for contrast!
WOW, I am so pleased, thank you again!!!

______________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________

RECEIVED:
Mariann received
Kym received
Nikki received
Diene received
Deb received
Fran recieved
Marie waiting
Vic waiting
Bunny waiting ?

OK, when you folks receive let me know and then I guess I will go ahead and post March.

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Wow, Fran! That was a great box! :O) Somebody loves you! LOL!

And yes, I am still waiting, so you may remove that question mark! :O)


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OK what's happening here? Our page has extended it's width. I have to keep sliding back and forth to read.LOL

My PSP classes are going well. It's become a little more difficult. I've availed myself of my tutor. She's great and so knowledgeable. I won't be just making tags. I'll be making tubes, animations and all kinds of graphics. Now I'm working on framing.

Fran-Your Birthday is coming around quickly. Looking forward to sending your presents. How did you end up doing 3 swaps this month??? You are going to be really busy. Those are wonderful gifts you received from your Cupid. I'm like you and wishing for spring. Yes, it makes time fly by. I've been trying to keep busy during the winter though and make every minute count. You have mail!

Deb-How is everything going with you? I see you are still rushing around trying to get everything done.

Marie-I'm so sorry you lost your job. I'll look for the Yahoo Group that my PSP group is in and send the link to you and Fran. It's a lot of work and time consuming. But worth every minute.

Melissa-Hope things are returning to normal for you.

Hugs to everyone
Mariann


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Hi Bunny, so good to see you posting a little more:) How are things? I'd love to see more pics of your progress. Thank goodness the daylilies aren't up yet, right?
Mariann, Sorry about my dumb question about the tags and tubes. I'm really illiterate when it comes to graphics. Notice, I only post in regular old black. About the only thing I know how to add is a pic from photobucket...
Oooh Fran, you received your box. Did you have a chance to enjoy it among all those other envys and boxes coming in from the wow swap? I'd love to come help you if you were closer....
Diene, I know what you mean about rushing life. First we rush through the week, for me I wish myself through a school year, and don't we all wait for spring? I'm learning to slow down and enjoy things more. I have one child already away in college and I don't want to turn around and have the other one gone too. Events of late have really caused me to want to enjoy each day for the itself. It's amazing how wintersowing has helped!
Deb, Take pics!!!
Vic, I hope the bug has cleared itself from your family. Let us know how you are doing.
Marie, What fun things are you into these days?
Thanks, everyone, for the hugs in losing my pastor. I really appreciate it!!! Nik


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Just wanted to pop in and say Hi to everyone, sounds like some really nice items being recd this month, I know I was THRILLED with mine !!

Bunny, so glad to see you back with us, and I hope life gets closer to normal soon.

Id love to see more pics of the baby ! She is too adorable !

Is anyone outside working in the gardens yet ? Our ground and pond is still frozen here, BUT I am happy to say that the bulbs are all poking up out of the ground, so spring cant be far away !

I have mentioned this to Fran, but I wanted to let you all know...I will be away for my bday, so I hope it will be ok with you all, if I ask for the items to be sent mid to late month. Just wanted to mention this ahead of time !

I have been wintersowing, here and there...with some help from Sue (suecirish) I have 108 containers done, and she has 100...and we plan on sharing them.

So, how is everyone ? Can you beleive it is almost MARCH !!

Have a wonderful weekend,

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Hi Everyone!

YES! The Bug has left the building!!! hehe

AND!!! I GOT MY CUPID BOX : )

The first thing was an adorable card! This is soooo cute! I need to learn more crafting stuff!

Then.....

Seeds,
Burpee Signature, Columbine Barlow Doubles mixed! Can't wait to see these bloom!
Sunflower - Velvet Queen
Moonflower - Double yellow
Alyssum - Violet Queen
Siberian Iris
Alpine Columbine
Candy Lily
Canturbery Bells
Cosmos - Bright Lights
Wisteria
Red Hollyhock
Dwarf Beauty Phlox
Feverfew - Virgo
Red Beebalm
Fuschia Astilbe
Gilia Tricolor (had to look these up, they look really pretty!)

Dynasty Tulip Bulbs
Dark Red Glad bulbs

Red and White polka dot dish towel and matching pot holders! (I need these bad! and they are so cute!)
A cute magnet of a Cupid on a carousel horse
And a bag of "Zip a Dee" mini suckers, just what I need while on the computer and the smoking urge strikes!

Thanks so much! I really enjoyed my box! And I love the towel and pot holders!

So, how is everyone else this weekend?
It is supposed to be 50 today, we got 2 inches of snow yesterday and it is just about gone!
It has been going back and forth from the 20's to the high 50's, and even hit 60 a few times! I can't wait for spring!!!

Melissa, Awwww! she is sooo adorable! I am doing good! Just busy, and working a lot : )
How is the mess coming along? Looks like a lot of work ahead of you guys!

Nikki, so sorry to hear of your loss! You have been in my prayers! I hope you are feeling better.
How is your neck? Sounds like an ongoing issue?

Mariann, how is the PT going? Do you like the pool days? I would like that part! I did start walking with a gal at work, only made it out one day! LOL, but I'm working on it! (well, thinking on it! hehe)

Fran, Great box!! How on earth did you have time to open and go through it with all you got going on?!?

diene, yep! Those years start flying don't they? I can't believe Zack will be 4 this June! He will be in college before I know it!

Deb, have you caught your breath yet? I'm glad things are getting easier on you as far as cleaning out your Mom's house, I hope it is almost over, I'm sure it has been a long road!

Marie, I hear ya on the job search! Don't give up, it will happen! I know when I talk to ppl around here they seemed to think Montana was not going to feel the effects of the economy, but it is here, not as bad as other places and I hope it doesn't get that way.

Kym, good to hear from you! How are things going?

Gotta go, we've got some running around to do today!

Vic


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Just moving us back up :) Fran


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Hi ladies,
Vik,
ya they said that Wyoming wouldn't be affected by all the crap either. Maybe Washington doesn't know what they are talking about, huh? LOL I am applying for a job this afternoon - keeping my fingers crossed! Not my ideal postion but hey, it is a job :)

My life was turned upside down in the past 2 weeks - my cousin had a heart attack, my sister had heart surgery, my Aunt passed away and my husband & I separated. Between visiting 2 separate hospitals - 200 miles between them, attending services for my Aunt out of state, finding a house to rent and all that is involved with that - I am not getting anything done!

I made a list of all the stuff that needs to be done by Friday and it's the length of a football field! but I believe it is do-able, now I just need to keep repeating that to myself :) I found a house in the country although, the yard is a disaster area! There are some real nice big tree's for shade and that's about it. Hey, if any of you have nothing to do - I need help with painting, replacing dry wall, plumbing and CLEANING!! - it amazes me how much damage people do to the homes they live in when they don't own them and the PILES of JUNK they leave behind... They took out the goose neck under the bathroom sink, poked holes in the ceiling down stair's bedrooms, trash the refridge and left the water for the laundry on, in the mud room... WHY??? The owners are calving right now and are going to give me a break on the first month rent to fix things myself, YIPPY!

Good things: I get new furniture - some new-new and some just new to me, we get to paint any colors we want - my daughter wants HOT PINK! Spring Break is the second week of March - I have told her that her friends can come over and paint stripes and poka-dots on 2 of the walls and the 3rd will be a signature wall - she wants to use black. Should be pretty - hot pink and black but I have to tape the strips and make templates for the dots.

Well, I better get busy instead of just complaining about all I have to do...
have a great week and I will keep everyon updated,
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Marie, I true am sorry for hell week for you. This is what all this sounds like. Just BREATHE. You will get through it all will be better you will be happier this are gonna change for you! IN A GREAT GOOD POSITIVE WAY! Want me to keep repeating THAT to you?

Your daughters room will be pretty and unigue and she will love it! Her and her friends will have a blast painting it!
My son wanted to do green/blank/white stripes with black trim and a black carpet in his room I was going to him but we moved out of that house before we got it situated because the landlady was insane! We lived there a month!

It will all be ok we will all get through all we have going on! One day at a time.

HERE IS MY NEW UPDATE: (just copied from another post it was easier)
The good news for us is we just found a place to rent that we pretty much had been looking for for YEARS! The bad part is, I have to MOVE. The electric com. there is HIGHER then ANY OTHER ONE and the house is TINY, TINY, TINY!!! Gosh where am going to PUT EVERYTHING?
The GOOD news is: There are over 50 acres available to use for horses/cows, we can have a pig, chickens, or any other animal it is already set up for a chicken house. There is a creek on it the yard is LARGE there is a HUGE garden spot and 2 more places the gentleman said we can put a garden if we want THERE ARE NO RESTRICTIONS TO THE LAND AT ALL! He said I can put in ALL the FLOWERS I wanted all he asked is we take care of the house with is NOT a problem and the place is CHEAPER then HERE and it is back in the area we used to live!
Gee whiz I think I just convinced myself it is worth moving too after all. I have been dreading it but looking at the pluses there are more of those then there are minuses! BUT the major on is I HAVE TO MOVE, I HATE moving! And the house being smaller is a downer to me too but hey I get to plant whatever my heart desires how great is that?

I am happy about being able to plant whatever BUT the yard PRETTY much ALL of it is overgrown and has bramble bushes all over that will have to be cut out those stupid tree bush things can't think of what they are BUT we will be cutting wood and srubs out all summer and MAYBE YEARS to come IF we stay there any lenght of time. It will be a lot of work but no close neighbors and all the other pluses are well worth the move even though there will be a lot of losses too. I have a LOT of stuff that I am not willing to part with and will have to get a building I guess to store it all in.
For the most part I am happy but NOT looking forward to moving in gerenal and all my plants are not up yet and I will be losing some of those I fear! It irks me to because I just started trading for them last season!
No, I am not sure were all of them are even though I DID put plant markers up the stupid stray neighborhood cats scratched/laid/fought in the beds and misplaced the labels!

OH well, Marie I am truly sorry life hit you so hard these last few months if there was something I could do to help fix it I would!

diene, when I said I would go ahead and post the March month I meant after everyone had posted they had received. I KNEW it was going to be a few more days for those :) not rushing anything BELIEVE ME! Cause that means I will be one more year older!

Later everyone, please check in.

Boy howdy, I didn't mean to write a book!

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Whew, Mama Fran! Sounds like you've got a lot on your plate, yessirree! Well, I will have plenty of daylilies to share here shortly, if you're interested in those. I've got to move mine from the bed they're in, and I'm making a new bed for them. So between the moving, I will be thinning some out to trade. I've got some ear marked for Kathy right now, but I've still got LOTS that aren't spoken for.
So if you're interested, just give me a holler. You can have all ya want! :O)
Even if they aren't your thing (flower-wise), they make for some QUICK & SUPER EASY color in the yard. Might be just the pick-me-up you need!

Well, Girls....let me tell you about the latest "bunny brained" thing I did.
At least...my HUBBY thinks it was bunny brained.
UGH.

Ya'll know we have a woodstove....and this said woodstove is in a recessed chimney/fireplace, right? And this woodstove has a fan & thermostat on the BACK of the dadgum stove. Which means, hello, that to turn the fan ON or re-adjust the temperature, you have to lean OVER the stove. Which is VERY difficult for short people, that should go without saying.
ANYHOO.
I went to turn on the fan, cause I was cold....and I hear....SIZZLE SIZZLE SIZZLE SIZZLE.
Thinking "What the hey???" I don't move as quickly as I should have. (duh)
Well.....turns out the sizzle is the last foot or so of my HAIR!!

Now....I have hair down to my thighs.
Or I did have.
Hubby had to remove over a foot of it.
All the while, saying things like:
"You need to be more cognizant that you've got all this hair, Melissa."


And all the while, I'm bawling my head off.
COGNIZANT??? What the HECK kinda word is THAT??
COGNIZANT??? What, was that the word of the day today??

*sigh*

So now, I've only got hair to my back.
And my hiney is cold.
:O(

And that was MY night.


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By the way....

Oh, and YES...feel free to laugh.
I am, now.

Or maybe that's hysterical giggling.

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Marie-You have been going through so much. I really feel for you. Please unburden yourself here we're all there for you.

Fran-I didn't know you have to move. I guess I've not been paying attention. Having a lot of land to plant flowers is a big plus! When are you moving? I hope you can bring many of your plants with you.

Melissa-Your poor hair. Girl you are lucky! It could have been much worse. Sounds like something I'd do. What's this about your hiney getting cold??? You not wearing any clothes?LOL Except my hair is really short now. It was shoulder length but I got it all cut off last week.

Vic-I'm loving PT. I was in the pool last Thursday today I was, what they call, on land. She's giving me many stretching exercises. Trying to stabilize my hips and back. I'm only going 2 times a week now but hope to increase that in a few weeks. I really want to make the most of this because I can't afford to join a gym.

Nik-That wasn't a dumb question about tags and tubes. I just wasn't sure what you meant. When I have a few minutes I'll design one for this group. Everyone can email me with the name they want on it. I did that for Petal Pushers but it was a sparkle signature only.
Have a great evening
Mariann


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Ahh Mariann, your such a sweetie! Not sure I said anything about moving in any group you are in until yesterdays posting.

MELISSA...YOU HAD HAIR!!! HOW, tell me prey tell did you FORGET THAT? No laughing at all, Mine WAS down 'bout midway of my back before June/July last year when I got that AWFUL RAGING ear infection. My ear hurt so bad and my hair had gotten and issue at the same time I was crying because of the ear pain and my hair being messed up so I tell the SO to SHAVE it all off just SHAVE IT! I am tired of all this mess.
SO, he knowing I am in pain and wanted to accomidate me pulls out the clippers and gives me a trim. It was about 3 inches long. IF that much. It was AWFUL, I LOOKED terrible! BUT it was gone and nothing I could do about it. It will eventually grow back and yours has no where NEAR as long to get back to where it was as mine does! LOL.
Mine thankfully has gone some, not much but it is no where NEAR as short as it was. Still shorter then I would like though.

Marie, I hope you get things straighten out. You let us know you are doing ok!

Hope everyone else is doing ok. BUNNY girl I will let you know about the plants. We have a LOT of underbrush and weeds and brush that will need to be cleared before I can start truly dreaming about landscaping.

The plants I am worried about moving are very very young plantlets I started from seeds last year. I dont think they will move well/ I will see what happenes with them.

I just found out today the road I will be living on has no MAIL DELIEVERY! OMG WHAT AM I GONNA DO??? (boohooohooohoooing, whine, whine, whine, whining now)

Ok well, Deb, I hope you will take a break soon. diene, how is the RR doing for you? Nikki, you feeling any better hon?

Vic, what's going on in your neck of the words? Give us a holler!

Kym I KNOW your still busy.

:( Fran


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I hate to do it because we are so close to the end of this one but BUMP...

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Just popping in for a minute (I have to clean up this house and I'm rewarding myself with some wintersowing afterwards:)
Marie, I am so sorry to hear about your week. I can't imagine going through all of that in such a short period of time. My best advice is to take a break, don't make any big decisions right now, and let your loved ones help you when possible. You are in my prayers!
Fran, I am going to email you soon. You have been super busy. Again, if only I were close enough to come help you!
Kym, I'm so excited for you to be able to have a vacation in April! I can't wait to hear all about it!
Bunny, I can't believe you burnt your hair. That is so... well, it's funny Bunny! I couldn't help but laugh. Maybe you should pamper yourself with a haircut day out and maybe chop some off for the locks of love. That would be fun!
Mariann, I think I'm finally figuring out some of the tubes/tags stuff. I can't wait till you make one for us! Your creations are great!
Vic, Waving with my good hand:) Just kidding!
Deb, How's the weather for you? Have you been having any luck with your mom's stuff?
Well, I'm off to finish cleaning. I hope everyone has a great week. Nik


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RE: UPDATE: Birthday Bash 2009 Jan part 2-Cupid Swap info

Don't feel bad about laughing, Nik....I am laughing now, I am. It was the entire "COGNIZANT" thing that really got me.
I mean, honestly.
Couldn't he have just spoken English there?? (or at least be sympathetic??)
Guess you'd have to know my hubby to really think this is funny. The man comes up with words like that out of the blue. Like I said, I think he's got a "word of the day" calendar on his desk at work.
Silly man.

Cognizant.
Really.
:P

Marie~ How are you holding up? I hope things are going well for you.

Fran~ Are you going to start another thread for the V-day swap, or just want the rest of us to post on your thread when we receive?

Ok, my computer keeps on doing crazy stuff. It's crashed 5 times THIS WEEK ALONE, and all my programs are coming up with weird signs and symbols instead of numbers and letters. (like my checkbook spreadsheet. UGH. Makes paying the bills really confusing. "well, dear...looks like we owe the electric company $ %#*.@@(* this month. LOL)
Anyway, if I"m not on for a few days, ya'll know why.
I can't understand the @$#&*@())(#$#@@ writing.

:O)


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