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NEW: Our Bloomin Friends - April Showers Bring May Flowers

Posted by earthlydelights Z6 PA (My Page) on
Fri, Mar 27, 09 at 16:45

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Our Bloomin Friends Friendship Swap Group was created to have a
reliable, fair and safe haven to swap and trade between the group members.
If you care to join us, we would love to have you. Please be a successful member of garden web and have had a trade with two or three of our members. Membership requests should be directed to veeja/carol or shirley/brittneysgran.

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APRIL SHOWERS BRING MAY FLOWERS

Spring is definitely in the air, a time of renewal; plant new beginnings; relax and enjoy the show Mother Nature has in store. The price of admission to Springs spectacular show is of course a shower or two, or three, or four. To that, our swap this month will fit into the *~*SPRING*~* category.

Seeds - to be planted in spring to be appreciated in fall
Plants - flowering, vegetable, bulbs, or a combination of them all. An extra "twist" would be any plant that represents water - rain lily, lily of the nile, pitcher plant - or pond plants. Aprils flower is the daisy and May is Lily of the Valley. (you get the idea)
- something to represent water ~~ a sprinkler, gauge, watering can,
hose nozzle, bottle spritzer
Imagination - A little something that makes you smile, laugh or just feel happy for no reason at all. A garden flag; garden sign; ornament or book. Perhaps something fun like a game; jigsaw puzzle; book or playing cards for those rainy days that just cant be avoided in April - the possibilities in this category are endless
Nice springtime treat. Treat does not always have to mean junk food or chocolate. It could be jam, jellies, syrups, waffle mix, or perhaps something representative of your geographical area that your partner wouldnt normally have access to unless they were a tourist to your state.
Green - Anything goes in this category, which really says "plants"

The Bunny is going to hop on in and co-host this month with me. Februarys weather was non-to-kind to her and her focus was better off elsewhere. Now that shes back in full swing, we are going to work together to make this yet another fun month for all our OBF gal pals. In addition to the swap, we will run some games throughout the month. Whether you swap this month or not, everyone is always welcome to participate in the games!

We hope you can join us. Please sign up by April 5th. Partners will be matched by April 6th and all boxes should reach your partner by the latest, April 25th.

We are looking forward to your participation, either by way of swapping, or just stopping by to say hello and participate in the games.


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I really want to play this month. My life has been so stressful I just need this to unwind and enjoy my garden friends. Thank you so much for hosting! Amy


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darn, why did everything underline like that? and that's none-to-kind, not non. talk about proofreading.

anyway, i'll be the first to sign up.

maryanne


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Sign me up, Maryanne! :O)
This is going to be a fun month, I'm SO glad to be back!


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Melissa, glad you are in a better 'place' after your winter ordeal!

I will participate this month, It may be my last until Sept since I am 'on the road again' this summer! It is raining now (and we are ever grateful) so my garden is greening up to some serious bloom!

Have a wonderful day everyone!

Frances


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  • Posted by remy 6WNY (My Page) on
    Fri, Mar 27, 09 at 20:42

Hi,
I got sprouts in my containers today! so I'm definitely in the mood for a spring swap : )

Frances,
On the road? For work or fun?
Remy


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Nice to see ya back miss rabbit. bunnies start multiplying in the spring. so watch it. count me in in this swap. maybe i could mail on time this month. happy spring to obf's
hugs carol


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I am kind of back... although I think I need one more month off before I can commit to this again - so please do not include me this time.

I am still trying to get the ceiling fixed - the wood is almost all dried out except for where that 'drip' is! and the plumbing up to par - still no plumber in site!! It took Monday and most of Tuesday to dig out of the snow drifts and the next blizzard is due in less than 2 days!! and I haven't figured out what to do with all the stuff in the shed that is still under snow before it arrives. GRRRR I am so ready for spring....

But on a good note:
I finished the quilt I am donating to the local 8th grader's to help raise $$ for their trip to Washington DC - this was the perfect thing to work on during our recent blizzard - comfy & warm!

Wyoming Cowboys Quilt
and this is what arrived in my front yard yesterday morning just before the snow got bad again:
Ruby  the Calf
Mom & baby - a heifer - are doing great although they are still in my barn with the doors open as no one has claimed them yet....

This was taken by my friend Jeff on the Red Desert in Wyoming earlier this month: I love this picture!

wild horses by Laramie

about 1/4 mile north of my house is an older white horse and a miniture burro that REFUSE to stay fenced in :) This is who I call 'Houdini' LOL
Houdini

I love my new house & where I live but I have soooo many bunny's I don't know how I am going to get anything to grow and produce veggy's or flowers...

Thanks for letting me share :)
Marie


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Marie-How talented you are..beautiful quilt. Thanks for sharing all the great pictures.

Maryanne-I'm in for this swap.

Shirley


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Hi Everyone.

Wonderful photos, Marie. I love the horse one. I can see why you like living where you do. Just gorgeous. And WOW, what a quilt. I'm sure the 8th graders will raise quite a few bucks raffling that off.

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Hi Marie,
Sounds like you've had it pretty rough these past two months. Hopefully getting into your garden this Spring may cheer you up a bit.
Pretty quilt. I've done a few, but still a beginner. Love the picture of the heifer with her baby. : )

Undecided if I will join Aprils swap. Money is tight for me.

Cindy


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Good morning, Maryanne and Melissa. Thank you for hosting this month and I will join in April's swap.

Jeanne, as I have to work tomorrow, I probably won't get a chance to drop in here, so I want to wish you a happy birthday!

Have a good day, everyone,
Dottie


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Marie! Good to hear from you!! Glad everythings going ok. Gorgeous quilt by the way! :O)

We woke up to ICE here. (have I ever mentioned how much I HATE ice? LOL!) And it's still snowing. It's melting off now, though. Guess the ground is too warm to hold it. Thank GOODNESS.
I'm ready for warmer weather. UGH.

Some pictures I took this morning:

You can't see it well, but these tulips are covered in ice.

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And Lili got to try out her new-to-us high chair. (yard sale find! only $5! Yay!) She's so tiny, we had 3 blankets proping her up, and she STILL doesn't fit.
But she loves sitting at the table with the rest of the family, and will sit for 30 minutes or so (just have to keep pushing her back up in the seat, she slides a lot!)

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Ok, off to get some kiddos off the kitchen counters & tables. Seems the girls think they're wild cats & mountain goats this morning.

Have a great day, everyone!
Melissa


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Melissa-Can't believe you have ice all over your tulips, they just bent over with the weight. My tulips haven't bloomed yet and it is raining here. That is the most precious picture of little Lili...what a doll baby. I can remember my children sliding too especially in their swing and the high chair.

I'm ready for some sunshine it has been raining here since Wednesday. I'm glad I took pictures of my Bradford Pear Trees last week-end the rain has now beat all the blooms off.

Bradford Pear Trees

Bradford Pear Trees 2009

This one is over 30 years old and was planted here before we built our house.
Bradford

Daffodil Lemon Beauty
Lemon Beauty

Shirley


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Melissa,
Lili is so beautiful! You crack me up with your wild cats and mountain goats. I have two of those too at home jumping around right now.

Shirley, What a beautiful picture of your yard. It looks so peaceful and relaxing.

Have a wonderful weekend! Amy


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Count me in this month. I need some fun :)

Melissa, Lili is so beautiful!

Theresa


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I'd like to be in this time, but I have to get Carol's OK yet. I have met the requirements as mentioned, like having traded with some of you gals before. Nice to see green grass. We are still under snow in Munising, but that hasn't stopped me with my little seedlings in the basement. And, I have a new greenhouse to put up. : ) Treasa


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  • Posted by remy 6WNY (My Page) on
    Sat, Mar 28, 09 at 21:56

Treasa,
Long time no see!(For all the newer people, Treasa was an original member of OBF) I'm happy to see you want to rejoin our group : )

Marie,
Great pics, and I love the quilt. You are very talented. I went to Washington in 8th grade! I had a great time and I learned a lot. So much stuff was jammed into that weekend. It is great you are helping the kids.

Shirley,
It is nice to see you post finally and show pics too! The trees look so pretty. That old one is huge!! I can't wait to see daffs here.

Melissa,
You hate ice? I don't think you've mentioned that before LOL! Poor tulips : (
Lili looks so cute in the chair.

Talk to you all later,
Remy


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Hi everyone,
I wanted to post that I got my box from Deb on the March swap, but it's maxed out to 150 posts, so I will post it here for now...

I wanted to let you all know about the awesome box I got from Deb. I had so much fun going through it, I felt like it was my birthday or something! :-) Here's what was inside...

Jiffy pots (perfect timing because I just got a buch of new tropical seeds in another trade. Can't wait to start sowing!!)
Super cute bird house plant stake.
Daffodil Salome bulbs (can I plant these in the spring or should I wait until fall?)
Girlfriends every day thoughts calendar (sweet)
bookmark (can't have too many of these, I read all the time)
Garden hanging decoration (very pretty!!)
Robin garden decoration (My new garden critter)
Seeds (I'll have to look some of these up):
Columbine single red, yellow marguerite, fuschia astilbe, orange poppies, zinnias, orange butterfly weed, sweet william, annual cut flower mixture, 4 o'clocks, love lies bleeding, anise hyssop.

Thank you so much for such a fun box Deb!

Count me in for the April swap for sure...I can't wait to start trading plants again!!!

Hope everyone's having a great weekend!
Amy A-z


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Good morning, everyone on this dreary rainy sunday.

Lili is so adorable, Melissa, the expression on her face is saying so much!!!! And oh my goodness, more ICE? Didn't you just dig yourself out?

Shirley, wonderful pix of your gorgeous property. Are there two people over at the woods line I see in the second pic? I think it's wonderful that's all family property and everyone built their house on it. Why the two ponds?

Treasa, so nice to see you back in the group. There's only about a handful of OBF original members still here, and I'm sure you have participated with some of the others in other swaps and those you haven't, will come to get to know here. I have added you already to this month. I'm sure Remy will be sending you an updated Q so it can be distrubuted to everyone.

Amy AZ, Jeanne posted a new thread, so I copied and pasted your response into it. Hope you don't mind. ALlows her to keep track.

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Good Sunday Morning to everyone! :O)

Shirley~ What gorgeous property! I love the rolling hills...just beautiful! All the bradford pear trees around here were wiped out with the ice storm. The poor things just couldn't hold the weight of the ice, and most split right down the middle. It's unbelievable, but the stumps are blooming right now! LOL It makes me happy, because it's almost a sign of hope...no matter how broken we are, we can still bloom. :O)

Maryanne~ If you're ready, I will post a game later today. I think I've got a challenging one. Hopefully, not as challenging as REMY'S was! LOL But boy, was that fun!

Yes, more ice. UGH! It wasn't bad this time around, though. It only stayed on the ground for a few hours, then melted off. It snowed ALL DAY yesterday, so hard that you couldn't see more than a few feet in front of you at times. But the strange thing is, it didn't accumulate. It pretty much melted as soon as it hit. And wow, are we ever thankful! I suppose the past few weeks of 50 + 60 degree temps helped that out quite a bit.

I'm off to tackle Mt. Laundry.
Wish me luck! :P

Melissa


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Marie, absolutely gorgeous views! I couldn't get anything done if I lived there. I'd just sit around all day taking in the scenery :)

Shirley, yours too. Too bad about the blooms on those pear trees. How beautiful.

Spring is here for me and we just had an incredible rain last night. I look forward to seeing what new blooms will come of it.

The bird house I put up a couple years ago has birds living in it! ....a momma and her babies. I am trying to get a picture to get help with id. They look like Chickadees but I'm not sure. I don't know much about the types of birds we get here.

Here are some pics from my garden this past week. It's the newest fun I've been having with Photobucket - Scrapbooking:

Scrapblog,Scrapbook,Spring Fever

Theresa


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GAME TIME

Only 2 questions for this game. The winner will get a lovely small prize...I'll keep it a surprise for now!
I'll give one clue for each question every day until someone guesses the correct ones. First one to answer BOTH questions correctly wins!
You don't have to be playing in this month's swap to guess, ladies...so have fun!

Flower Divider Pictures, Images and Photos
1~My grandma has 2 VERY unusual yard decorations, and they're rather large. They have absolutely NOTHING to do with gardening. WHAT ARE THEY?

2~I have a flower that is taking over one of my flower beds this year, but I didn't plant it. I can only assume the girls dropped seeds there, as I don't have this growing anywhere else. WHAT IS THIS FLOWER?

Good luck!!
Melissa


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First, I want to say I would love to play this month! And for the questions
#1-old wagon wheels
#2-dandelions
Don't really have a clue, but thought I would guess! Melinda


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Lili is looking darling as usual, tulips should be planted streight. Shirley can I pitch a tent and live in your yard it is beautiful
questions
1. toilet, bathtub
2. forget me nots or columbine
Theresa if you were not asked to leave because of bad behavior you are welcome back. almost everyone is. Marie hope everthing turns into spring flowers for you. I love all my bloomin friends, an inch of snow here last night, I need spring. hugs carol


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I have not decided whether to swap in April, but I'll let you know. Just a very busy month for me.
Here are my guesses:
1. bathtub and piano
2. Johnny Jump-Ups (violas)
Jeanne


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Melissa, here are my guesses.

1. Bed frame with headboard and foot board
2. Bathtub

Cindy : )


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ONE person has #2 right, but no one is even close on #1.
I'll give a hint for #1-
Neither one is a household object.

Good luck!


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Maryanne-Yes it is very special that all my family live within hollering distance (lol). When I played in those fields as a child I never dreamed I would live there one day and raise my family. I lived in Atlanta, Ga for 13 years and loved it but DH and the kids wanted to move back so I got out voted so here we are. There are actually 3 ponds but one is not visible. My Brother wanted them that way, I would have built one huge one if it was me.

Carol-Yes you can come live here, forget the tent I have a camper.

Melissa-We try to keep the trees topped. High winds are brutal to Bradford pears as well as ice. They grow so fast they are very brittle.

Theresa-I didn't know you could do that with photobucket-scrapbooking. I will have to check it out. Goodness you have some beautiful blooms.

1. sled
2. pansies

Shirley


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Oh geez, just read what I posted. Yes I'm sure you have bathtubs popping up everywhere Melissa...! lol

Guessing again,
1. Old Car/ Wishing Well
2. Johnny Jump ups

Maryanne,
Will be sitting this one out. Would love to join but money is just too tight this month.

Shirley,
I love old trees. I didn't know Bradford Pear tress could get so huge... it's wonderful!

Theresa,
Your roses are gorgeous!

Lovely pictures ladies!

Cindy : )


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Cindy, those would have been my guesses too.

Here's some pics from today. I was supposed to be painting the living room but it was just too gorgeous outside!

Here's my momma bird. She worked so hard all day bringing food to the babies in there who would pitch a fit everytime she left to go get more :)

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Here's our dog, Rascal, playing with our rabbit. They love to play together if I'm up for letting the rabbit out. It's hilarious to watch them. The rabbit teases the dog mercilessly. He will get him to play chase and then go hide under a bush that Rascal can not fit under.

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Theresa


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Theresa,
Your pictures are wonderful. I've watched momma birds fly back and forth to feed their babies. They work so hard I can't imagine how they get enough food for themselves!
Rascal looks so friendly, what a sweet dog to have a bunny for a friend! Adorable picture of them together. : )

Getting a tooth pulled this morning at 10:00am. I'm a big baby when it comes to the dentist...just hoping and praying I don't feel any pain.... eeeeeeeesh!

I need to learn how to post my pictures.

Cindy : )


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Theresa~ I love the chickadee pictures! We have them here, too, and have been enjoying them all winter.


Okay....

Cindy is REALLY close with ONE of her guesses for #1.
And someone guessed the answer to #2 YESTERDAY.

The hints for today are:
#1- think about an old movie for one of these objects, and for the other....the kids love it.

#2- they like the shade.

Have a great day, girls!


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Theresa - is Rascal a Golden Retriever? One of my sister's runs a rescue for them in Colorado - they are the sweetest dogs! I get to put up my bird houses this year as I have no cats now. I have several but my favorite is one I recieved as a gift a couple years ago - it is a Castle with draw bridge! The wind blew my feeders down in our last storm.... but we have been giving them pop corn, left over cookies & bread crumbs - I think I may have a problem, there is soooo many birds in my yard!

Shirley,
Wow - your Pear tree's and yard are beautiful!

I am so jealous! All the flowers in bloom are stunning... I was excited that I have a little green showing on the grass in my yard and it looks like everywhere but Wyoming has blooms... I have to keep telling myself to be patient, all good things in time :)

Melissa - Lily is getting so big! Great find on the high chair and its pretty, too.

---------- wild cats & mountain goats -------------
to funny! I always called mine Curtain Climbers & House Apes.....

Marie


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Theresa, what great photos! I love that your dog and your bunny are friends! My little terrier chases the rabbits away when she sees them - but she's 13 and not on the job much lately.

Wow, Shirley, your trees are gorgeous! There are some here that should be blooming soon on a road I travel frequently. I'm so ready to see them!

Melissa, it looks like a good game you have going. Afraid I was working a lot the last few days and didn't have a chance to join in. Next time . . .

Owww, Cindy. I hope it's quick and painless and that you get good drugs! My son had his wisdom teeth out recently and was actually looking forward to it so he could experience the medication he'd heard so much about from his friends! Ah, to be 17 again and so dumb! He soon found out that it was no picnic and the stuff his friends told him about enjoying it was pretty bogus. Poor kid turned out to be allergic to the penicillin, the pain killers made him throw up and he couldn't even use a straw. (I know by the time you read this you will have finished it all and hopefully, won't remember a thing :)

Sue, the Pink Rain Lily bulbs that you sent me are blooming in my basement!! They are spectacular! I had no idea about them, as I've never seen them before. I would post a photo, but I haven't time to figure out how to do that right now. (I did take one.) (Remy, I know you told me how to go about it, but I went to the photobucket site and I guess I am the dumbest person on the planet when it comes to this kind of thing. It was all greek to me. I'll try again when I have a little block of time to play with it.)

Must go about life. Have a great day,all.
Dottie


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Hi Earthlydelights,
You can count me in for,
the April Showers Bring May Flowers swap.
Thank you Gale


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It's great to be back! Thank you, everyone.
Here goes for my guesses.
1. manure spreader, cream separator
2. forget me nots
Treasa


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Hmmm... gosh Melissa now you got me thinkin. Old movies, well how about

1. Old pickup truck/ Old fashioned bike
2. Forget me nots

Dottie,
My tooth extraction went pretty well this morning...thank God! I did alot of praying. Dentist had a heck of a time getting it out though. The roots didn't grow straight down they angled outward so he had to use a whole bunch of instruments (including a drill- hate drills) to finally get it out. But thank God I had no pain! I've got a few stitches and go back in 3 days to be examined and if all is well they will take them out.
Yes, I have plenty of pain pills in case it starts to hurt.: )

Real pretty here today, sunny skies about 63. Still can feel a coldness in the air though. Getting down to about 40 at night. Winter sown babies are sprouting like crazy, can't wait till May to plant them in the garden and in pots. We still get freezes in April, so I'm not going to chance planting them any earlier.
Would love to see some pictures of you gals w.s. baby sprouts! I'd show mine but haven't a clue how to post pictures here.

Cindy


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I'll guess again!
1. Motel T-Ford auto
2. columbines

Melinda


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Dottie- feel free to guess, the game is still going!

No one has #1 correct yet, but 2 people have #2 correct. :O)

Another hint for #1- They are 2 VERY different items, one has wheels-but isn't an auto. The second item is a character from an old movie.


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This is hard! : )

1. Old wagon, tin man????????
2. forget me nots


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Or...
1. buckboard, scarecrow
2. Forget me nots


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  • Posted by remy 6WNY (My Page) on
    Mon, Mar 30, 09 at 22:21

Hi All,
I've got tomato sprouts!! Very exciting.

I've had fun reading everyone's guesses. I'll guess
An old horse drawn(minus the horse) buggy and a Scarlet O'hara mannequin riding in it or something else creepy. I find mannequins creepy, must of been an old twilight zone or night gallery I watched as a kid.
and columbine.

Theresa,
I love the collage! I can't wait for my chickadees to nest, and Rascal is adorable.

Cindy,
Glad you tooth extraction went well. I wouldn't like having that done!

Dottie,
Did you get photos onto Photobucket? If yes, we can go from there : )
Talk to you all later,
Remy


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theresa, rascal is too adorable. looks like he's smiling for the pic. i love the bird house pix.

remy, did you send a Q to treasa for completion and the completed ones? (did you see my note above? )thanks

my car has been in the shop since thursday. sucks not having one, especially when you have to go places. i work in an adjoining state and it's a bear getting there.
melissa, you certainly have everyone going crazy. thought your game wasn't going to be "as challenging". LOL

we had some major freak weather yesterday. hailed like mad, the sound was unbelieveable and the storm came on with a vengence.

i need a tooth pulled. normally i can do it myself, but this one is broken on an angle and at the gum line. needs to be dug out.


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Remy, I bet you got it!
How cool to have baby tomatoes popping up. I've got to get mine planted up in a milk jug this week.

Maryanne, how in the world do you pull your own teeth!!!?
Dentist had to dig this tooth out because it was completely broken off down to the gum line.

Melissa, very good game for only two questions!

Have a wonderful day ladies,
Cindy : )


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Yay! 2 people have correct answers!

Treasa~ ONE of your answers for #1 is correct. :O)

One person has #2 correct since I've given my last hint.

I won't give any more hints today, as everyone is on a roll. (get it...it has wheels...ROLL??....*sigh* okay, that was lame....LOL!!) But ya'll are on the right track!


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Happy last day of March everyone!!
Marie, don't feel like your the only one without blooms!! We are getting more SNOW today!! Does that make you feel better? ;-) Just keep thinking...Spring is just around the corner!!

Dottie, when I tried to add a picture for the first time, someone gave me the advice to sit down, take a deep breath and have a glass of wine. That all helped me, especially the wine...lol. Good luck!! It's actually pretty easy (once you get it figured out).

Yuck, I hate the dentist!! I wish they could just knock me out every time I go. Glad to hear it's over for you Cindy, it's sounds awful!! Maryanne, I would rather die than pull my own tooth! Made me cringe just reading it!!!! Ahhh!! Every time I see a torture scene on TV/movie where they are going to do anything with the teeth, I can't watch. With me, you would only have to threaten torture and I would tell all!!! I am a wuss...lol.

Remy, I find mannequins creepy too! But wax figures are the worse for me, yuck!! The more life-like they are, the grosser they are.

Ok, you guys are really making me cringe here...I have to get back to work to get my mind off of teeth torture and creepy mannequins!

Have a great day everyone,

Amy A-z


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I will join (even though money will be very very tight this month)'cause I need something to cheer me up......

Last Thursday night we had extremely high winds (60mph+ gusts) and the block wall across the entire back length of our property (45-50 feet) fell. It destroyed the vine that covered about 35 feet of the wall and I'm just devastated...our family loved that vine and it was full of yellow blooms........really messed up the character of the backyard let me tell 'ya.......not to mention it left our property exposed to the alley with our swimming pool just four feet from the alley....luckily the insurance company had a crew out to clean up and put up temporary board fence on Friday so all is well for now......just depressing.......not to mention we have a high insurance deductible....oh well I guess everything happens for a reason....

Sorry to ramble on and on .. just wanted to let you know -- I'm IN for April..

Sue G.


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MARYANNE! I'm having some trouble with my computer- AGAIN!- GRRRRRRRR!!!!- and if you don't see me post for a day or two, email Kathy (jaleesia) and she can give you my phone #, so you can call me. Hopefully, everything will be fine, but just in case, I wanted to let you know how to get in touch with me.

I'm off to kick some computer bootie.
ARGH.


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1. wagon, elvis
2. forget me nots
snow is gone but it is still raining
hugs carol


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Carol~ NONE of your answers are correct this time around. Try again! :O)


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1. stroller, scarecrow
2. Columbine


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Remy, so exciting about your tomato sprouts! I check my containers everyday now and usually another thing has popped up that wasn't there the day before. Don't have any tomatoes yet, though. Of course, now I have to think of potting up all those babies, while I'm madly potting up the seedlings I started under lights in the basement, and running them up and down the stairs to harden them off!

Remy, I haven't been on Photobucket again since the first time I tried several weeks ago. Seems like I will need to set aside a bit of time to do it, as it won't come easy to me.
Amy, good thought having a glass of wine! I'll totally need to do that!

Sue, I'm so sorry about your landscape disaster. I didn't think Arizona was prone to such difficult weather. I have a friend who lives in AZ. and she always speaks of it as warm and placid.

Maryanne, you sure are having a bum week. Car in the shop, freaky weather, but really . . . pulling your own teeth????? OMG, the thought of it makes me weak-kneed! Do tell us you were just kidding!

Melissa, hate to hear about computer problems. Not much is more frustrating, seeing how we have all come to depend on them for so much. I heard this thing on the radio yesterday as I was driving along; did you know that you can just "turn back the clock" on your computer? Apparently, there is a mechanism that allows you to just go back in time and make your computer as it was a few days, or even a few weeks ago. In case of a virus or a BIG mistake you've done, you just get it to give you a "do over". I didn't know that. Maybe that would help you? (Of course, I don't know how you do that - but probably everybody else in the world does.)

Since I've caught up on reading all your posts, I will join the game late.

1. scarecrow, bicycle
2. johnny jump ups

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Hello Everyone!!!!

I regret I am going to have to back out of this swap. My family has all decided that April is the month for medical emergencies. I am distracted, distraught and disconnected... lol I am not sick, but some family medical problems have me sitting on the edge, trying to decide if I should move my travel plans ahead.

I would feel better if I step out now and not risk disappointing someone if (when) I am called away

Happy Spring Everyone

Frances


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1.spreader, scarecrow
2. columbine Shirley thankyou for the invite, does the camper have a potty, don't wanna have to go on your pear trees. I am sick this week with a cold, dry cough so dh is feeding me hyssop to break it up. darn dh and his herbs, he grinds fresh herb and caps it, some he grows. hugs to all my bf's
carol


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Count me in too!
Be back later to catch up on all the posts.

Hugs,
Deb


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Treasa is correct on #2 now, but her guesses for #1 are wrong (go back up and look at your previous guess, T!)

Carol is correct on #2.

Another hint for #1- heart & transportation.

Confused yet? :O


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1) Buckboard, Train
2) Columbine

Carol-Yes the camper has all the amenities. LOL

Shirley


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1. tricycle, tin man
2. Columbine


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hey everyone. melissa, your game is really going strong, it's so much fun watching everyone trying to "pass the finish line". hope your computer problems work their way out.

speaking of which, tomorrow is supposed to be the end all be all of computer viruses, confilcker or something. leslie stahl did a segment on 60 minutes. hope everyone has a good virus program. from what i understand, it's already in computers laying dormant.

oh sue, i hear your disappointment in your post and as devastating as it is, thank goodness, even with a higher deductible, insurance will cover a good part of it. freak weather is hitting everywhere, makes me wonder. soon i'm going to be on a corner with my sandwich board and a bullhorn "the end is near".

and yes, i have filed broken teeth so they wouldn't jag my tongue or lips, with a nail file, of all things. i have pulled teeth. and i really don't have a problem with going to the dentist (one time i might even share an embarassing story with ya, or i might make that my game for this month LMAO).

frances, i'm so sorry to hear you are experiencing some stressful family times. we will miss you and i'll keep you in my thoughts.

dottie, it's a restore function, but i don't believe it will eliminate a virus. that hits your hard drive. if it was that easy, no one would bother develop these worm viruses. you are best armed against them by having a worthwhile anti-virus program.

UPDATE
Alwaysagarden - PASS
Amybabyboy - PLAYING
Brittneysgran - PLAYING
Debbya - PLAYING
Diggindirt49
Dieg01991 - PLAYING
Dirtundermynails
Drgulley
Earthly Delight - PLAYING
Fcoffill - PASS
Hazelnutbunny - PLAYING
Luckyladyd - PLAYING
Ilovefarac - PLAYING
lil green thumb
LLbean
Margaret 2007
Mellen
Missg - PLAYING
Momcat
Remy - PLAYING
Sandlapper Rose
Squanzon - PLAYING
Theresa24 - PLAYING
Uptreasa - PLAYING
Veeja11 - PLAYING
Wynative - PASS


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Treasa & Shirley~ You each have 2 answers right.
That's all I"m going to say, since ya'll are SOOO close! :O)

Maryanne~ *Please* don't share your dentist horror stories! LOL I have to go get a root canal & crown....plus multiple fillings.....I've been putting the crown off for 6 years. UGH. Have I mentioned that I am afraid of dentists? With good reason, the last time I went (about 8 years ago), I had fillings done in my front teeth (ACK!) and she jabbed the needle through the roof of my mouth (don't ask, I don't know how she did that, either) and then she messed the fillings up so badly that I had to have them redone 3 times. And they STILL need redone, I just haven't been brave enough to do so again. And my front teeth are chipped, because of all that.

UGH. I hate dentists. LOL Worse than childbirth, I tell ya.

I hope everyone stays away from that computer virus today. I'm hoping that's not what I have going on here. I need a new computer anyway, but golly, they are so expensive....so I can't get one anytime soon. Just been using duct tape & spit to hold it together. LOL

Have a great day, everyone!
Keep guessing, girls! You're SO close!

Melissa


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Guesses-
#1 tin man and buckboard
#2 columbines
Melinda


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Jeez, Melissa! If that happened to me, I probably would NEVER go back to the dentist! Maybe you need a new dentist??)

Earthly, yeah, that sounds about right. You could put all I know about computers on the top of a pinhead . . . maybe the point of a pinhead. Disregard anything I ever say about them, LOL.

I was sure Treasa had it with tricycle. This is tough:

1. Tin man and skateboard
2. Columbines

Dottie


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1. buckboard and tin man
2 columbine do I got it yet ? how are the octoplets doing miss bunny. it's snowing like mad here not sticking to the ground tho hugs ready to play for april carol


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Carol~ We found out that they're all identical. All boys.

Melinda, Dottie & Carol have 2 answers correct now!
Still looking for the second correct answer for #1. :O)


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lol
it must be

1. tricycle and tinman
2. columbines

have a great day everyone.


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  • Posted by mellen 4a/5-ctrl. IA (My Page) on
    Wed, Apr 1, 09 at 13:24

Okay, Melissa, is it-

1.tinman and train
2. columbines

Melissa, would love to see pics of the octopus.

Carol, I suppose you have 21 feet of snow by now?

The ocean in my front yard looks so peaceful today. My cats went for a swim after boogieboarding.

Maryanne, I will join this month.
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flower happy Pictures, Images and Photos
YAY!flower happy Pictures, Images and Photos

We have a winner!

Congratulations, Mary Ellen!

My grandma does indeed have a TRAIN (an old one from a miniature train set, it has a bench seat for kids to sit in & ride) and a TIN MAN (he's about 4 foot tall, and has a hole on top of his head....this gets filled with seasonal decor- last July 4th, it he had flags standing in his head..LOL).

As for the columbines....I have no idea how they got into my flower bed....unless the girls scattered seeds there. Which they probably did, that's how I got poppies last year. LOL But the darn things are taking over now. That's OK, though...at least they're pretty. :O)

Mary Ellen~ I'll be getting your prize out to you ASAP.

Thanks for playing, everyone!
There'll be another game posted next week.


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Congrats, Mary Ellen!!!
That was a toughie! Good job Melissa!


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  • Posted by mellen 4a/5-ctrl. IA (My Page) on
    Wed, Apr 1, 09 at 19:31

Ladies, I feel really, REALLY guilty for winning this game. I just read through the comments and deduced what the answers had to be. I feel really weird winning this. So why did I guess? Umm...I don't knowww...as the kids say.

The wind has been blowing like a son of a gun the past 3 days. Almost unbearable. Too much to be outside to even try to do anything. Besides, it is a cold wind. Spring, where are you??? I see some daff leaves coming up and tulip leaves, too, but that is the extent of it. Sounds like more snow/rain tomorrow.

Marie, I think of you now and then during the day. You're such a nice lady that I just want things to get easier for you.

Some of you and dentists--I just don't know. When I was growing up, the dentist we went to did not use anything--novocaine, gas, etc. For years after that I would not go to a dentist. We finally found a pain-free dentist about 25 years ago. Give me the shot and the gas and I'm good to go. Don't stress about it anymore.

Frances, praying that "stuff" quits happening to you and life gets back to whatever normal is.

Carol, are you better yet, my friend? The kids at school have been coughing and sneezing all over me. I still love 'em though. Woke up with a sore throat this morning but it's gone now. I just CAN'T miss anymore school!

Sue, I'm sorry to hear about your wall. At least noone was hurt.

Remy, I planted all of the tomato seeds that you sent me in the seed swap a couple of months ago. Each variety has some coming up. Yahoo!!! I hope I can keep them healthy enough to get them outside. Hubs is thinking of putting some of them in the bottom of 5 gal. buckets and hang them. Grow them upside down. Tried it last year, but the place he had them hanging from was not stable so the bucket kept falling. So, no tomatos.

Well, I have decided that I am going to retire from teaching in 1 year. In other words, I will teach 1 more year and be done. The school board offered a retirement package that was hard to refuse. There will be about 5 other teachers retiring the year after I do. I will be a rather young retiree--56 by then--but that is fine. I absolutely love what I do, but I don't want to do it til I'm 65 or whatever. I will probably find some kind of part time work and/or sub. teach.

That's it from here,
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Congratulations Mary Ellen...WAY TO GO.. How nice to be able to retire in another year. I guess since I do not have retirement where I work I will have to work forever. I messed up staying as long as I did with the job I now have.

Melissa-I figured out the train when you mentioned we were on the right track...great hint, fun game.

Maryanne-You sound like DH pulling your own teeth. I beg for the novacaine when I go to the dentist, I'm the biggest chicken ever.

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mary ellen, tsk, tsk...you should feel guilty - these ladies were working so hard and you came in and kicked them out!!!!! melissa, send her a prize from the broken prize box LOL (ME - you know i'm just playing with ya, right?) congrats on the retirement plans.

UPDATE
Alwaysagarden - PASS
Amybabyboy - PLAYING
Brittneysgran - PLAYING
Debbya - PLAYING
Diggindirt49
Dieg01991 - PLAYING
Dirtundermynails
Drgulley
Earthly Delight - PLAYING
Fcoffill - PASS
Hazelnutbunny - PLAYING
Luckyladyd - PLAYING
Ilovefarac - PLAYING
lil green thumb
LLbean
Margaret 2007
Mellen
Missg - PLAYING
Momcat
Remy - PLAYING
Sandlapper Rose
Squanzon - PLAYING
Theresa24 - PLAYING
Uptreasa - PLAYING
Veeja11 - PLAYING
Wynative - PASS


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I posted this over on the MNF forum, but it's just so darn humorous that I have to share it with ya'll, too.
True story, I didn't make any of this up. (I wish I had, though!)

We did have an exciting April Fool's day here, though.
Ya'll know we're cleaning up from that darn ice storm we had back in January. (UGH!) It's amazing the sheer number of branches and twigs that are still on the ground. And when you've got 2 acres to clean.....OY.....
ANYWAY. When the limbs & trees snapped from the 3" of ice on them, they were so heavy that when they hit the ground, many branches got pushed into the ground several inches ( I was pulling some out yesterday that were as deep as 12"!)

So basically, what you have is a yard full of booby traps. Nice little spikes sticking up out of the ground anywhere from 4" tall to a few FEET tall. And the little ones are HARD to see.

So what happened is Adora was walking outside BAREFOOT (which I did NOT know!) and she happened to step on one of the 4" high ones. A nice, jagged one. Luckily, it only took a big chunk off the side of her foot, and didn't go through.

THEN, as I was loading the back of the truck up with branches (that poor, poor truck...it looks like it's been through a war after all this!) a big limb knocked me upside the head (like I needed that, I'm nuts ENOUGH as it is!). So I've got a 1.5" long cut & knot on my forehead. But if it was an inch lower, I'd have a black eye...so THAT'S good.

AND THEN!!!! Hubby was up on our hill, doing cleaning up there, and he walks into the house a bit later, and says.."I'VE BEEN STABBED". I'm thinking...."ha ha, april fools...ha. ha."
He's like..."No, REALLY, honey....I've been stabbed!"
And he pulls up his shirt, and SURE ENOUGH....right in the gut!
OY OY OY.
Seems one of those broken off staubs got him as he was coming down off the hill. He jumped the last few feet of a ledge, and came down on the staub. UGH!

Yes, so our day was ever-so exciting.
I'm glad it's over.

I'm not doing yard work for at least another week.
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  • Posted by mellen 4a/5-ctrl. IA (My Page) on
    Thu, Apr 2, 09 at 11:36

Maryanne, My dear and wonderful "friend!" I will have to remember you on your birthday with a broken gift. HA! Of course, I know you are kidding. :)))

Melissa, Sounds like the stick monsters were out to get you yesterday. I thought maybe you were going to say that you pulled on one, and it turned out to be a snake.

I am IN for this month, Maryanne.
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Last night, my dh came down in the basement where I was tending to my little seedlings. He was, oh so serious. Said he saw three mice in our bedroom. Fat ones. Three of them. I was so bewildered. How could he have seen three fat mice? I haven't seen a single one anywhere. Then, he said, "And, one of them has three eyes". Then he said, "Got ya!". I was relieved, cuz I have "places" that would have made excellent breeding grounds.

Hey, Mellen, lucky for you that I was at work, and wasn't home to put in one last guess. ; ) LOL Treasa


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Sorry to be so long in deciding, but I think I will sit out this month. Things have been really busy here and I just need to get caught up on all the stuff that I have not found time to do here at home.
Speaking of April Showers - yes, we have them here since April began, yesterday and today. LOL
Have fun!
Jeanne


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OUCH melissa... all of that sounds horrible. i have been dumb enough to lean over to pull a weed and get a stake in the eye. believe me, it's not fun. i am forever doing damage to my eyes.

treasa - mice...not one of my favorit things. before i purchased my house, we were living in a rental unit that was infested. it's how my son contracted lyme disease. maybe i should make a contest and have you all guess how many i trapped in just one day. or the time i was taking everything out of the pantry to put into containers and i could hear that scratching sound and i pulled out a box of rice and one ran up my arm, across my chest and down the other side until i threw it hard and far across the kitchen. we moved real quick from that place. other than clothes and some kitchen items, we never unboxed our life while we waited for the house.

hmmm, no april fool's joke shere - thank goodness.

maryellen, i re-did the list to add you and forgot you. so sorry.

i am hoping to get my car back tomorrow. three things got changed in it and the last was something to do with the computer. thank goodness, because this bus riding and relying on people to get me where i need to go, and believe me, the only place i've really gone is to work, has been rough. makes me really appreciate what i have.

here's our update. i'm going to come up with a game soon. it's all about the fun things i've talked about and then some. put your thinking caps on.

anyone watching dancing with the stars?

UPDATE - waiting to hear from those in bold.

Alwaysagarden - PASS
Amybabyboy - PLAYING
Brittneysgran - PLAYING
Debbya - PLAYING
Diggindirt49
Dieg01991 - PLAYING
Dirtundermynails
Drgulley
Earthly Delight - PLAYING
Fcoffill - PASS
Hazelnutbunny - PLAYING
Luckyladyd - PLAYING
Ilovefarac - PLAYING
lil green thumb
Margaret 2007

Mellen - PLAYING
Missg - PLAYING
Remy - PLAYING
Sandlapper Rose - PASS
Squanzon - PLAYING
Theresa24 - PLAYING
Uptreasa - PLAYING
Veeja11 - PLAYING
Wynative - PASS


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Hi, Ladies-Maryanne, I will join this swap & sorry it took me this long to decide. Sounds like another great one.

Amy & Sue-Sorry for all the stress in your lives at this time. I know getting involved in these RR's sure help me with that & it is so much cheaper than other things we could do to cope!

Shirley-I really enjoyed the pictures of your place & the trees. They are just beautiful.

Theresa-I loved your pictures of your flowers & the mommy bird. What is the beautiful blue in the 1st picture? You are an expert with PB it seems. I am trying to learn more but haven't had much time to do that lately.

Marie- I loved the pictures & what a talented lady you must be with quilting & all. The horse pictures are outstanding.I do hope things clear up for you soon. Seems you have had lots of problems lately.

Bunny-I love your pictures of Lili. What a precious little one. I can't believe you are getting more ice. The game you had for us was great & caused lots of interest, too.

Welcome to all you new members. I know you will enjoy this group of lovely ladies who are so helpful.

To those who can't join this month-please keep posting here. I know we all enjoy hearing what is going on in your worlds.

It is cold, windy & rainy here with a chance of snow the next few days. Seems more like fall than spring. At least it makes me feel not quite so bad as I don't have my WS'ing done yet.

Looking forward to the names being posted & thanks Maryanne & Melissa for hosting. Blessings, Margaret


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Congrats MaryEllen and Bunny on the 8 boys. If I had to be beaten I am happy it was you. we were all copying each others guesses so enjoy your gift you deserve it big hugs carol. should have known that if there was trouble to get into Adora would be there, glad no one was seriously hurt. don't let Adora take lily out to the yard. just joking but she does seem to be a lil redhead. can't wait for my name I did a lil shopping today, still sick but wanted to get out of my germs. hugs carol


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Melissa,
Oh my gosh! Your poor little girls foot, and then your head and then your poor hubby... geez what's next for you guys?

Sue,
So sorry to hear about your beautiful vine.

I think Mellen should get something from the "broken prize box" too! Sneaky gal! he he. Just kidding Mellen.

Shirley,
I'm with you in being one of those chickens! I hate going to the dentist.

Carol,
Hope you are feeling better soon. Took me 2 months to get over my cold.

Getting my sutures out today. I know it's healing because feels itchy in my mouth. That sounds odd, but only way I can describe the feeling.
Taking my Mom around town today. She has alot of shopping to do. She doesn't drive and my Dad gave up driving 4 years ago so they both really rely on my younger sister and I to get them around.
I enjoy it though. My Mom is only 72 and never did learn to drive. All of us tried to teach her when she was much younger but it just always ended up scaring her. I can't imagine not driving myself, but we are all different.
Later today I hope to get my tomatoes planted in w.s. containers. Also do some more soil amending and weeding.

Hope you all have a wonderful day,
Cindy : )


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UPDATE
Alwaysagarden - PASS
Amybabyboy - PLAYING
Brittneysgran - PLAYING
Debbya - PLAYING
Diggindirt49
Dieg01991 - PLAYING
Dirtundermynails
Drgulley
Earthly Delight - PLAYING
Fcoffill - PASS
Hazelnutbunny - PLAYING
Luckyladyd - PLAYING
Ilovefarac - PLAYING
lil green thumb
Margaret 2007 - PLAYING
Mellen - PLAYING
Missg - PLAYING
Remy - PLAYING
Sandlapper Rose - PASS
Squanzon - PLAYING
Theresa24 - PLAYING
Uptreasa - PLAYING
Veeja11 - PLAYING
Wynative - PASS


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Oh Dear, Melissa! What a day.

Margaret, the blue flowers have a story to them. I was out in the garden walking around wondering what was blooming with such a heavenly scent. It wasn't until I looked up that I saw the Wisteria in the tree was in bloom. It is easily 30 feet tall!

Yes, I have been watching the birds again today and they are definitely chickadees. Funny thing is that the research I have done online does not show them existing here. Maybe just passing through but they say that they like a permanent residence. Hmmm....

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Melissa-No wonder you guys are not doing yard work for another week, it will take that long for your wounds to heal. OUCH

Cindy-Glad to hear you are healing. When I have something getting better it always starts itching in the healing process.

Maryanne-I watch Dancing With The Stars. Who do you think will win this year?

I have a funny mouse story to tell. I was sitting at my desk one day and heard a scratching noise coming from my desk. I just knew a mouse was in my desk and was afraid to open the drawers in fear it would jump on me. I called Matt (a co-worker) and asked him if he was afraid of mice. He said no why, and I told him I thought one was in my desk. He came into my office and started opening each drawer to see if there was a mouse.

I was standing behind him in case he found it. Well he opened all the drawers and no mouse. I said I swear Matt I heard scratching noises. About that time he spied the wooden platform under my desk that a guy at work had made me to rest my feet on. He kicked it up and there was the mouse in a corner of that foot rest. I let out a scream that would wake the dead and Matt said I just about gave him a heart attack. Ernie my boss came running down the hall yelling what is it? When he found out it was just a mouse he said "Women". They ran that mouse all over the offices in and out, and up and down the hall with a broom. I was up in a chair at this point. They finally killed it with the broom. I'm not afraid of spiders but mice and snakes I don't like.

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  • Posted by remy 6WNY (My Page) on
    Sat, Apr 4, 09 at 15:01

Hi All,
Geesh, it has been too long since I posted.
I got home from the annual Easter season visit to the Broadway Market a little while ago. I know I've told you older members before, but the Broadway Market is a very old place in the now really bad section of Buffalo. At Easter though lots of people go, and it is nice. I took Hilde my friend from Norway so that worked out nice being she had never gone. She loved it.

Mellen,
Congrats on the win!!
It will be nice to be a young retiree!
I'm happy to hear your tomatoes are coming up.

Melissa,
Please don't go to the same dentist, lol. I'm sorry everyone in your family is stabbing themselves. I just cut myself on the new knives my MIL gave me. Gary warned me and I still cut myself, lol. So I'm here typing with a paper towel over my finger.

Sue G.,
I'm sorry to hear about your damage.

Amy A-Z,
I hope your weather is getting better.
Wax figures, So if you ever come to Niagara Falls you don't want to go to Mme. Toussaud's Wax Museum? Lol. I don't like them either.

Theresa,
You've got Carolina Chickadees. They look almost like the Black Capped Chickadees and their song/call is slightly different. Carolina ones stay to the south.

Dottie,
Once you get the pics on photobucket, I can talk you through getting them on here : )

Cindy,
I'm glad you are healing good.
It is funny how so many of the older ladies never learned to drive. My one grandmother never did. My other grandmother did only at my mother's insistence since she and my grandfather were both ill with cancer. Thankfully she did learn to drive since they both died, but now she can't again since her back got so bad. I'm glad though because now she is getting weaker and would be a road hazard.

Treasa,
That was a good April fool's joke. No one played any on me this year.

Shirley,
That is too funny about the mouse. I'm not too scared of them since I used to have pet rats(lab rats, not wild ones, lol.) But if I'm somewhere and one jumps out of something close to me, I'll scream too!

Hi to everyone else!! : )
Remy

Here is a link that might be useful: Carolina Chickadee


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  • Posted by drgulley Zone 8 Central Texas (My Page) on
    Sat, Apr 4, 09 at 16:06

Hi everyone,

Hope you are having a good weekend. It's been another one of those busy weeks. Just wanted to pop in and let you know that I would like to participate in the swap this month. Will write more later when I get a chance.

Dianne


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GAME TIME

Okie dokie kidstime for a game. Since we are on a theme of challenging each other for information that cant be googled (well, maybe one question - but you have to know the answer first!!!), now its my turn to test you all. A prize will be awarded to the winner.

1. How many bird feeders do I currently have on my property?

2. Whats that "embarrassing" thing I did at the dentist?

3. What does my granddaughters name mean?

4. Whats the "strangest" thing I have ever traded for on GW?

5. On the subject of mice as mentioned in a prior post, we lived in a rental property prior to purchasing our current home which was infested with the critters. How many did I catch/trap in just one day?

6. What is my least favorite thing to do?

7. I collect many things, but one "common" item is in miniature - what is it?

8. Where am I posting from?

9. What is my favorite genre of movies?

10. What size shoe do I wear?


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Hi everyone. I sent mail to April and Bev to see if they were interested in playing this month before I close this out. I know April was in transition for the time, but wanted to give her as well as Bev a chance to say yeah or nay before I match partners.

Here's where we stand.

UPDATE
Alwaysagarden - PASS
Amybabyboy - PLAYING
Brittneysgran - PLAYING
Debbya - PLAYING
Diggindirt49
Dieg01991 - PLAYING
Dirtundermynails
Drgulley - PLAYING
Earthly Delight - PLAYING
Fcoffill - PASS
Hazelnutbunny - PLAYING
Luckyladyd - PLAYING
Ilovefarac - PLAYING
Margaret 2007 - PLAYING
Mellen - PLAYING
Missg - PLAYING
Remy - PLAYING
Sandlapper Rose - PASS
Squanzon - PLAYING
Theresa24 - PLAYING
Uptreasa - PLAYING
Veeja11 - PLAYING
Wynative - PASS


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Hi EarthlyD:

I'll play with you . . . Guess everyone else is out partying! I'm home alone (and loving it!) tonight, as DH is out of town and my son has gone on Spring Break for a week with a friend. Whaaahoooo!!!

I can hog the remote, eat spiced pecans and wine for dinner and fool with my plants as much as I want! I have a whole 24 hours until DH returns!

Here are my guesses:
1. 6
2. throw up
3. moonbeam
4. ladybugs
5. 7
6. iron
7. doll house furniture
8. the basement
9. doll house furniture
10. 8

Dottie


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Dottie, GardenWeb has been extremely slow to load for me all day so maybe some others are having the same problem. However, out in the garden is an excellent guess. I think I worked in the garden for 6-7 hours today. I am going to be so sore tomorrow!

Here are my guesses... totally guesses - I have no clue!
1. How many bird feeders do I currently have on my property? 6
2. Whats that "embarrassing" thing I did at the dentist?
Bit the dentist's hand
3. What does my granddaughters name mean?
Sunshine
4. Whats the "strangest" thing I have ever traded for on GW?
a pumpkin
5. On the subject of mice as mentioned in a prior post, we lived in a rental property prior to purchasing our current home which was infested with the critters. How many did I catch/trap in just one day? 10
6. What is my least favorite thing to do?
go to the dentist
7. I collect many things, but one "common" item is in miniature - what is it?
tea cup
8. Where am I posting from?
Your bedroom
9. What is my favorite genre of movies? Mystery
10. What size shoe do I wear? 8

I doubt I have anything right, but it's fun to play!
Jeanne


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Maryanne, this should keep us busy for awhile!

1.8
2.fart
3.Wish I knew her name, but will say "Light".
4.Earth worms
5.18
6.Dust your house
7.Spoons
8.Dinning Room
9.Sci Fi
10.7


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wow I have about 10 of those lil birds at my feeder must be a northwest variety, they are here every year, gotta put up a house in case they want one. my guesses
1. 19
2. burp
3.gods gift
4.worms
5. 12
6. laundry
7. angel's
8.work
9. mystery
10. 7
can't wait to see who my pal is. Melissa how are the lil 8 doing ? today was 60 I smelled spring daffs almost open but not quite. happy spring carol


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Remy-I googled the Broadway Market and what a super neat place. You just have way too many fun places to go in NY. I was hoping to Vacation there this year but the family has chosen to go to Disney World this year. Hopefully another year I will make it.

Maryanne here goes.
1. 8
2. burped
3. sunshine
4. worms
5. 10
6. housework
7. salt & pepper shakers
8. work
9. crime drama
10. 8 1/2

Shirley


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what i jammed pack morning i had. got up early, transplanted a bunch of tomato seedlings, then i scraped all the old caulking from around the tub and scraped and sanded the wall around the tub where the paint was chipping away, then took a break and watched two episodes of a series i'm trying to catch up on. then i took my son to an appointment and while he was there, i food shopped. on the way home we stopped at a few farmer's markets and then went out to lunch. came home, put groceries away and then i went to #8 (see game question) to avoid #6. other than dishes, was very lazy the rest of the day.

some good guesses so far girls. cindy, you made me laugh on answer #2. that's not half as embarassing as what i actually did! you are the closest on #5. carol, you are so very close on #3. jeanne is in the right ballpark on #7 and shirley, you are dead on with #6.

maryanne


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  • Posted by mellen 4a/5-ctrl. IA (My Page) on
    Sun, Apr 5, 09 at 1:04

I received some special gifts from Melissa today for winning her game. She sent lemon fragranced hand lotion, B&B cucumber melon hand sanitizer, and some coneflower seeds. Wonderful!!! Thanks so much, Melissa!

Maryanne, here are my guesses:

1. 7
2. passed out
3. fair one/light one
4. Depends
5. 14
6. clean house
7. tea cups
8. bathroom
9. crime/mystery
10.7 1/2

Well?
Mary Ellen


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Good morning girls.
I'm heading to Home Depot and then out into the yard, but first, I thought I'd take another shot:

1. 13
2. wet the chair
3. Godsend
4. lawn chair
5. 4
6. housework
7. teapots
8. yard
9. horror
10. 9


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Mellen~ I hope you enjoy them, I know I go through both lotion & sanitizer like crazy.:O)

Maryanne~ ICK YUCK GROSS! With the mice! I can relate- the last duplex we lived in, we had mice. We didn't know just HOW bad until we moved out, went back later that week to clean....and they were literally an inch deep in my boy's bedroom closet! There must have been hundreds of the critters.
I don't think I stopped shuddering for a week!
I STILL freak when I see a mouse in the house.
UGH. Never again.
*shudder*

I hope everyone is having a great weekend so far! We're in a for a hard freeze in a few days, so I have to bring all my plants BACK inside, and I'm glad I've been lazy on starting the garden this year. LOL No seedlings to worry about.

Have a good one, everyone!
Melissa


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good morning everyone

maryellen - depends was one of the funniest things i ever received (thanks carol) but not the strangest.

dottie you are over on 1 and 10 and way too low on 5 and even though jeanne and mary ellen were in the right church, wrong pew, you are spot on #7.

so now, 3 of you guessed #6 correctly.

i'm trying to figure out how to give you a clue to #2, but i'm loving all the answers to that one so far.

beautiful day out today, especially after the outrageous winds we've had for the last few days. but as of right now, i'm inside, doing much needed and overdue #6.

have a good morning, be back later.

maryanne


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UPDATE
Alwaysagarden - PASS
Amybabyboy - PLAYING
Brittneysgran - PLAYING
Debbya - PLAYING
Diggindirt49 - PASS
Dieg01991 - PLAYING
Dirtundermynails -- has anyone heard from april?
Drgulley - PLAYING
Earthly Delight - PLAYING
Fcoffill - PASS
Hazelnutbunny - PLAYING
Luckyladyd - PLAYING
Ilovefarac - PLAYING
Margaret 2007 - PLAYING
Mellen - PLAYING
Missg - PLAYING
Remy - PLAYING
Sandlapper Rose - PASS
Squanzon - PLAYING
Theresa24 - PLAYING
Uptreasa - PLAYING
Veeja11 - PLAYING
Wynative - PASS



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I'm back to try again!

1. How many bird feeders do I currently have on my property? 9
2. Whats that "embarrassing" thing I did at the dentist?
Forgot wallet and couldn't pay
3. What does my granddaughters name mean?
Love
4. Whats the "strangest" thing I have ever traded for on GW?
swing
5. On the subject of mice as mentioned in a prior post, we lived in a rental property prior to purchasing our current home which was infested with the critters. How many did I catch/trap in just one day? 10
6. What is my least favorite thing to do?
clean house
7. I collect many things, but one "common" item is in miniature - what is it?
teapots
8. Where am I posting from?
Someone else's house
9. What is my favorite genre of movies? Comedy
10. What size shoe do I wear? 9

Jeanne


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  • Posted by mellen 4a/5-ctrl. IA (My Page) on
    Sun, Apr 5, 09 at 15:22

Trying again:

1. 12
2. screamed
3. first born
4. garden poo
5. 12
6. house clean
7. teacups
8. kitchen table
9. sci-fi
10. 7 1/2

Mary Ellen


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hint for #2 - take it to a "whole 'nother level". when i say embarassing, i mean embarassing.

6 and 7 have been established.

carol was closest with #3


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I'll give it a try...

1. 7
2. cried
3. blessing
4. shoes
5. 20
6. housework
7. teapots
8. home office
9. romantic comedy
10. 5

I found out that the birds are Carolina Chikadees which explains why they were here. Very close relatives to the black-capped Chickadee.

Beautiful day here but I am inside working.

Theresa


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Wow, I have been missing out! I guess I will give it a try!
1. 14
2. cried
3. heavenly gift
4. manure
5. 16
6. house cleaning
7. teapots
8. couch
9. psychological thrillers
10. 8 1/2

Melinda


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This is fun Maryanne.

1.8
2.your hand went out to grab something and grabbed dentist privates
3.Gods blessing
4.Garden article from magazine/newspaper
5.22
6.house cleaning
7.teapots
8.your garden
9.suspense
10. 6

Cindy


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ok new guesses
1.6
2. wet pants
3.a gift from God
4.razor ( another special gift from carol)
5.7
6. housework
7.teacups
8.mystery
9. 7 1/2, you should have used that depends I sent you.so nice to have Maryanne so active it has been awhile and she is sooo much fun. happy spring carol


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How many bird feeders do I currently have on my property? 12

2. Whats that "embarrassing" thing I did at the dentist? threw up

3. What does my granddaughters name mean? gift from God

4. Whats the "strangest" thing I have ever traded for on GW? worms

5. On the subject of mice as mentioned in a prior post, we lived in a rental property prior to purchasing our current home which was infested with the critters. How many did I catch/trap in just one day? 13

6. What is my least favorite thing to do? laundry

7. I collect many things, but one "common" item is in miniature - what is it? african violets

8. Where am I posting from? work

9. What is my favorite genre of movies? comedies

10. What size shoe do I wear? 9


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1. 11
2. let off gas (that would have to be very embarrasing)
3. precious gift
4. clothes
5. 20
6. housework
7. teapots
8. bedroom
9. detective
10. 7

Shirley


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  • Posted by remy 6WNY (My Page) on
    Sun, Apr 5, 09 at 22:28

Hi All,
Boy you've all been having fun while I was at work and at my grandmother's!
Ok I got to take a stab at this.

1 12
2 Moved your arm and almost took hold of his woochies(if yo uknow what I mean, lol)
3 God's child
4 13
5 9
6 housework
7 tea pots
8 attic
9 tear jerkers
10 6

Where I work was named the best grocery chain in the USA in the new Consumer Reports Mag!

Shirley,
Too bad! You have to get up this way sometime.
I had a dream the other day, I forgot to tell you. It must of been the tree pics. I went to visit you in my dream, and it was so pretty.
Remy


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i am having a lot of fun with this game.

cindy and carol, on #2, i laughed so hard at your answers. i will say cindy's mind is working towards the real answer. i am wondering if anyone will ever get it. just think of all the actions a dentist does to prep you - well, at least my dentist does it (and dang, is he one good looking man !!!!)

amy was the closest on #1 and then shirley answered it correctly.

#3 i might take some liberties with, because several of you are close, but i guess it's tough if you don't know her name. i think i've only used it two or three times in previous posts.

finally, someone got my shoe size.

the right answer to 4 has been guessed and answered correctly twice today, although in different words.

so now, 1, 4, 6, 7 and 10 have all been answered correctly.

and carol, yes, the razor was a great gift and to this day, i still use the same kind.

i'm starting a new post where partners will be assigned.

i'll post this over there as well.

maryanne


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So funny! LOL Here goes.
1. 11
2. You caused him to have an erection. (I'm blushing.)
3. Gracious gift from God
4. Manure, or "fertilizer"
5. 19
6. housework
7. teapots
8. family room
9. documentary
10. 7


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2. accidentally bit his hand?
3. created by God?
9. musicals?


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