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Posted by medontdo 5b Ks (My Page) on
Fri, Apr 4, 08 at 9:47

making new friends  :'))

ok since march was the month on the 13th that uranus was discovered (thank you tracy for showing me some march's link :')) i thought this would be cool!!
the RULES UGH!! all needed though,
1. you must be 18
2. must be a gw member
3. must have lots of fun!!
4. must if you have something on your mind, tell us!! so what if its all whiny, geez we all have whiny days!!

now for the other part, must be signed in by march 16th, that's everybody's right day!! :'))
**the colors are blue, red, orange, green, violet, yellow and white. those are the colors seen in the pics.
**This is a MUST what ever you send must be fragrant!!

**as the name suggests it can be at least 3 tulips (for the month of march) thats between you and your swap buddie!! LOL
but at least 3 of some sort of bulb :'))

**must be at least 1 set of bulbs (other than the tulips) :')) since no plants can be shipped now :'((

**there must be 3 packets of seeds from your partners wants lists.
**everything must be shipped by april 1st. confirmation would really be nice, it helps to make you feel safe and let you know that it got there safely!!

Have fun everyone!! Looking forward to having lots of fun with this!!
and pleas lets keep this "clean" :')) HEE HEE i know, it will be so very hard to do!! LOL
lets make lots of new friends everyone and don't be afraid to come in and say hi!! :'))


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ok, its started!! :')) i sooo wanta see what the next ones are all about!! WOO HOO!! or YEEEE HAWWWW LOL HEE HEE we get to check into the motel tonight, he had to work today, that soooo sucks!!


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I'm sorry he ended up having to work today! I hope you have a fantastic time on your trip!!! I LOVE staying into motels! So do the kids. We do it so rarely (as I'm sure most of you do) that they find it to be a real treat!! Espeically if there is a pool (which we always try to make sure we have.) I hope you all have a GREAT time!!


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OOOOOH It is so quiet on here today! Wow! Does everyone have nice weather and is out digging in the dirt?

Michele, where are you off to? I must have missed it. Wherever it is I hope you have a great time!


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Its been raining here all day and got chilly too. I "cooked" Churches Chicken for supper lol.


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me toooo!

Ha ha! I "cooked" leftover chinese for me and we ordered pizza for the kiddos! lol! I am a big cheater! It rained alllllll day long here. It was supposed to quit late in the afternoon but DIDN'T! Rain, rain go away, come back another day... in JUNE!


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Same here - rain, rain and more rain!! Sun isn't in the forecast until next Wednesday! But, hey...at least it's not snow!!!

My sweet hubby got me a laptop computer for a belated birthday present!! My birthday was the end of March and while we were out yesterday, I said, "Why don't we look at computers? I had no idea he would buy one!!! My desktop has been acting up lately and I'm afraid the hard drive is on it's last legs and I have wanted a laptop forever! I'm so excited!!

Anyway, I've been busy trying to get everything switched over. What a job, but it will really be worth it. I spend so much time on the computer in the evenings, I think Fred is looking forward to me being able to be in the living room with him in the evenings working on the computer instead of in my office.


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Must be raining everywhere! Last week was so beautiful we started to lay in our brand new vegetable garden. The one really sunny spot in our back yard is full of gravel.

Our house was built 6 years ago on a lot that was originally the back yard of the house behind us. The gentleman who owned the property used the lot as a garden. It also had a garden shed and a gravel drive (most of the gravel is still there) :(

It took a whole day to dig the gravel out of a 10 x 10 space. Another day to get rid of most of the gravel and it has been raining eversince. Now we have a 'pond' ha ha ha
Well a good way to see if the drainage is good I guess! But what a muddy mess. Hopefully the rain will stop soon so we can fill the hole back up!

After the drought last year I will not complain about the rain, but it is getting a bit old. Oh well, better to have it and not need it, than need it and not have it!

shadymeadow you are a lucky girl! I wold love a laptop (I could work outside then!) Enjoy!

Frances


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Good morning all - hope everyone is a little drier today! We had rain all night - back yard is looking like the bayou! lol Am off to the Botanical Gardens Spring Show in City Park in New Orleans today - yeaaaaaaa - can't wait - hope I find lots of goodies there. Cya'll tonight!
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Have a great time at the show Em. I love going to the shows. Tell us all about it when you get back!

Our rain stopped, finally, and the sun is shining! It was nice hearing the birds chirping again! lol! Time to check my ws containers. I had a few with sprouts the other day. I hope I find more!


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Yea!! Tracy has sprouts!! I check mine everyday now, sometimes my youngest helps me look. So far I have 19 different flowers coming up. I've been trying to clean up some of my flower beds. I don't do that in the fall like I should. Lots of leaves. But I figure the leaves make a good mulch for the winter. I've saved the bigger bed for last. Its going to take some work. I don't know if I'm quite up to doing it myself. We'll see. I think I have spring fever!!

Have a DRY, sunny weekend everyone!!
Karen


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Carol

I just wanted to say, I am humbled by the gifts in this box... My bare naked yard is already more beautiful. I can't wait till it stops raining so I can venture outside to plant these beauties

3 Beautiful Lilies (red and yellow TALL) bulbs
Gladiola (I confess I have not grown these for many years but cant wait now that I do not have to lift them in winter)
A daylily (Daylilies are my fave flower)
Many many seeds including a variety of Mallow varieties I have not tried, I am very fond of mallows)Morningglories (pink or red with a picotee edge) Roma tomatoe,(how did you know I make sauce!) (My southern husband thinks I am a madwoman)
a very pretty flower candle in a terracotta pot

I hope I did not forget anything (If I did I will come back and tell you)

But not to worry Carol, you were not late! I am in no hurry! a box like this is definately worth the wait!

Thank you so much for sharing you garden with me

Frances


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Karen, how exciting! 19?! Woo HOOO! That is so great! Ah the leaves are just an exercise in futility in the fall. I kept up on ours like you wouldn't believe last fall. Want to know how my yard looks? Brown leaf heaven! The neighbors all have big oaks that are still dropping leaves. They didn't let go of all of them last year and still have plenty hanging on the branches. I will be raking until JUNE! lol!

Frances, your box sounds wonderful! All of those plants sound fantastic. I am drooling thinking of the wonderful sauce you will make with those Romas! There is no tomato better for a good sauce, in my humble opinion. lol!

Carol, that was a beautiful box of goodies! Fantastic!


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karen we just laft our leaves too, they were great mulch and now they are half way to lovely compost :)

Tracy I agree romas make the best sauce, sweet and meaty! cannot be beat! I really love to roast them too, a little olive oil, garlic and basil yum yum!

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Oh, girls I agree! I love romas! This year I got the Big Mama Roma seeds I've wanted since last year. I've got some nice looking seedlings of those, and looking very much forward to those big romas!!!


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Mmmmmm, Frances and Becki, do you ever make crostini? I love it, I use thick slices of ciabatta bread lightly toasted with a drizzle of EVOO, basil leaf, roasted roma tomato and a dash of sea salt or melt some nice parmesan on top. It is such a fresh treat! I used that as an appetizer every now and again and it always goes so fast.


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MMMM - I've never made it, but that sounds SO yummy right now!!! Wow! You made me even hungrier than I already was!! Dave has thick cut pork chops (the call the Iowa Chops around here) and baked potatoes on the grill. I am so ready for it to be done!!!


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Oh Wow! Grilled porkchops! I love those marinated in Jack Daniels, Brown Sugar and a little Balsamic Vinegar. We haven't had those since last summer. Sniff, sniff... I miss my grill!


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Frances, I am happy you like your box. Hi Pixie, i think your flower on the last thread may be a morning glory, also called moonflower sometimes. give Fox his monthly hug. my friend Jamie picks Alan, says she likes a guy with a sense of humor. Pixie turned me on to sweet tea in texas, can't get it here tho. bad pixie, how is my lil bunny doing?
hugs to all
carol


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Carol you are going to spoil Fox with all these hugs lol but he loves them and says hugs back!!!! Sweet Carol if Jamie were around I'd give Alan to her lmao cause about right now I don't like his "sense of humor" lmao j/k. I am sorrrry about the sweet tea turn on but you saw how I drank it lmao lol, unsweetened with sweet and low lol. You and Fox were the sweet tea drinkers lol. Carol I am going to send you a pic of the basket you sent to me, its got a bud thats going to bloom tomorrow (it better bloom tomorrow cause I am tired of waiting lol wink wink). OMG that basket is sooo full of plants its amazing, I put the hanger on it but just don't know where to hang it yet so its sitting on my picnic table where it looks pretty.

Frances thats a great box!!!! Carol you always send such wonderful boxes!!!

Tracy I had to copy that recipe, it sounds soo yummy and right up my alley too! You will have to explain to me what EVOO is though cause I don't know lol.

MMMM I love Roma Tom's and can't wait til mine start fruiting so I can make some paste. I have a few marble sized tom's on my wingit tom so kinda wondering what they will taste like when they are finished lol. (these are seeds from a tom that I bought and we didn't use so I tossed it into a pot last fall, the seeds took, and now they are very big with just a tad of soil in the pot (three plants)). I also have several baby cukes and some heirloom Tom's fruiting and a pumpkin budding out lol.

AND four babiesssss whooohooo.

Yall have a great night,
Trina


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EVOO = Extra Virgin Olive Oil. Sorry, that is a Rachel Ray abbreviation. Sooooo much shorter! lol!

The marinade is:
1/2 cup Jack Daniels or your favorite bourbon.
2 TBSP Brown Sugar
1 TBSP Balsamic Vinegar
1 tsp Sea Salt
1/2 tsp Fresh Cracked Black Pepper (know how much you love that, wink)
1.2 tsp dijon mustard (I use that if I have it but leave it out when I don't)

Put all of it in a large zip log baggie and mush it up, place 4 THICK pork chops in the bag and let it marinate for about an hour. Grill the chops on medium/low heat until firm to the touch. Pour the leftover marinade into a sauce pan and cook it over med/high heat until it becomes thick and bubbly (stirring constantly), this will become a nice reduction for dipping. Just drizzle a bit on the plate and dip away. It is sooo good!

How are the baby birds doing today? Did any more hatch?


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lol on the cracked pepper gonna have to do that for the chops I have in the freezer when I cook them lol!!

Yeppers there are now 4 lil beaks poking up waiting for food lol. SOOO CUTEEEE they are!!

Here is one of my DL's that bloomed this morning, I have several with buds on them whooohooo!!

DL (cold harbor)

DL 2 (Cold Harbor)

I think this one is Cold Harbor. Both of these (two different fans are blooming around the same tag and they both look the same, one hasn't opened completely though)


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I've hardly ever watched Rachel Ray, but I knew exactly what EVOO is!! Use it all the time, and it's so much quicker to say!!! That recipe looks awesome! I'll have to try that next time. We usually just brush it with BBQ sauce. They were very yummy! Tonight, we are having chicken roasted on the grill (we usually do it on beer cans, but didn't have any, so tonight it's on diet pepsi!) And we already have our round steak soaking in soy sauce for tomorrow's supper - it is incredibly tender and delicious! I LOVE it when the weather is nice enough for grilling! Dave makes the best stuff on there!!!! Plus, there's much less clean up!


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Mmmmm, roast chicken on the grill. sighing now... I have always meant to try the chicken on the beer cans. I saw one of the FN shows that had them roast them with 1/2 full beer cans over the grill. It looks really good! How long do you grill them for and how hot? I'd love to try it. Yum yum yum! Not a huge fan of Rachel Ray but used to have her 30 minute meals on when I was cooking dinner after the barefoot contessa was over. Haven't watched any of those shows in a looooong time though. Makes me want to eat way too much. lol!


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Oh - I love Barefoot Contessa!! Haven't watched it in forever either, but she is great!

Dave does it, so I can't say for sure the temp, but I think he tries to keep it about 250-300. We have a great beer can cooker that cooks 2 at a time, so we always do 2, and we generally do 2 big chickens, so we have plenty of leftovers for other meals during the week. We had 2 big chickens (probably 5+ pounds each) grilling for about 2 1/2 hours. We are very strict users of the meat thermometer, so time doesn't mean as much to us - temp does. He tries really hard not to let it get over 160 in the breast, as hotter than that, and it tends to start drying out. Before we put the chickens on the grill, I rub EVOO all over them, and then sprinkle on garlic powder, dried onion pieces and parsley (though I'm out right now, so it was basil tonight.) : ) I just realized you probably asked about the temp, because you probably use a gas grill? We use only charcoal, and Dave likes to throw in some hickory chunks too, so it smokes the chicken. The skin gets very dark looking that way - it looks burnt. But, the chicken tastes very good!


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My life revolves around food and plants!

Isn't Ina amazing? She comes up with the best party foods. Love her!

Yep, I am cooking with gas. I've been thinking of turning my 9 x 13 metal baking pan with a sliding lid into a wood smoker to place in the gas grill. I've seen some with vents in the lid. I could punch those in and then soak some wood chips and then place that on some of the burners that we aren't using. I think if I just use one or two of the burners then I can probably make it work. Thanks for the recipe! That sounds so good! I will give it a shot after I refill our tank. Can't wait to start grilling again!

Trina, you are one lucky devil! I can't believe you already have daylilies blooming! Sheesh! Don't mind me, I'm just jealous. I bought some dahlia tubers today! One is mystery day and the other is arabian night. I also picked up 2 red caladiums to put out near the front of the forest. They will look so neat back there! I think I will mix those in with the ferns that Em sent. I love the look of these big fronds and colorful fat leaves together! I am dying for our last frost to come and go so I can get these planted! lol!


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We do a lot of grilling here too. Last night I was being kinda lazy and grilled brats and sausage. But I also do the beer chicken, and Jack Daniels chicken and steaks. On pork chops we like to do a honey onion glaze :) It's fantastic! I'll have to dig out the recipe, cause I just do it automatically now :P, and post it for everyone. Oh! And using the honey onion with a little crushed mint and rosemary is wonderful on chicken too!

Kathy


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Hey Michele, where are we in this round? Did everyone send and receive yet?


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hello ladies!!! we got back today from salina!! it was so fun! i got to spend some time with suzie while the guys went to the rodeo on the second day! she's really sick!! she say's some days are good and some are not. but i just worry about her so much!! she has a hard time cuz when they put the throat thingi in it puctured her vocal cords and now they're freaking (the vocal cords) so she has to kinda teach them to breath all over again, and mixed with diabetes and everything else. and i got to see my nieces and nephews!! it was soooo cool!! although makeyla doesn't even look like she's grown at all! and elijah won the trophy for mutten busting, he stayed on the longest! he's just soooo proud of that!! and jaylin (his sister) her sheep jumped and she was soo proud of that!! at first that look didn't say that!! LOL but i was sooo amazed by them being being sooo small and being on sheep and not minding!! and these things are soo fast!! one stomped on a girls face! i felt so bad for her! we seen her at jumping joes and she looked like someone beat the ya know what out of her!!! geez!! i'missed you all sooo much though!! and my bed and my pillow and my messy home!! LOL


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Oh man - reading these posts is making me hungry! Went to a garden show at the New Orleans City Park Botanical Gardens yesterday - awesome! I bought beaucoup plants! 15 of them! LOL Only thing that stopped me is that they didn't take plastic LOL I have some pics that I will try to post tomorrow - camera battery is dead tonight - its on recharge. Yesterday was my birthday and I had the best day ever. After going to that show, meeting up with various friends, then a great lunch with a friend at a neighborhood market that has tables and chairs set up outside to eat, then later in the evening out to dinner with hubby and then my daughter surprised me and came over and baked me a birthday cake! Could not have asked for a better day! Hope all are well and happy. I am too tired to read through all of these posts tonight - Will do it with my morning coffee tomorrow. Sleep well everyone! Cya tomorrow! Em


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what i think i have so far :'}!!! :'}}

ok so far i have
debbya-recieved
sharon-recieved
kathy-recieved
veeja-sent
lindar-recieved
tracey-received
becky-received
frances-received
happyseed-received
jamie-nothing yet
em-=received
momcat-sent
sandy-received
am i right so far?? i surely hope so :'>> i just put the received on them if they were also sent out.


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happy birthday emmmmmmm!!! :'}}

Happy Birthday Em!!! OHHHHH that is soo cool that you could spend all that time with friends and family!! that is just sooo neat!! :')) that always makes it so much more neater!! :')) yep that made alot of sense!! LOL

Here is a link that might be useful: Happy Birthday Em!!


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that sucked!! i wanted it to show up!!! ** snapping my fingers!!** LOL


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Em, I am so glad you had a beautiful birthday! That all sounds wonderful! There is no better way to spend it than that! Big Hugs!
Tracy


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Rodeo gal

Michele, thanks for the update! I am so glad you had a good time at the rodeo. Those little kids are amazing with the animals aren't they? That poor little girl that got stomped on. Her poor face! I am sorry Susie is having so much trouble. I had a friend who had surgery on her neck and her vocal cords were damaged. She did have to have a surgery to repair it and is back to her old self now. It took about a year for them to heal up and work like they used to. She had to go to some type of occupational therapy if I remember right. I will keep Susie in my prayers.


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I am glad you had a great Birthday, Emily!! Sounds like a fun day! Happy belated Birthday! Can't wait to see some pics!!

I'm so glad you had a good time, Michele! We missed you too!!!

Hugs,
Becki


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Happy Birthday, Emily!

Michele - welcome back, we missed you! Glad you had a good trip.

Sandy


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Oooh! I am SO late!!! Yikes!!

Happy HAPPY late birthday, Miss Em!!!

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Thanks for all the birthday wishes! Michele and Tracy you are soo talented with the graphics - I love them!

Michele - am so glad you had a good time - that poor lil girl - ouch!! I can just imagine what big smiles your niece and nephew had! Is Suzie your SIL? think I missed that. am hoping she totally heals - and soon! We missed you while you were gone!

I am busily taking notes on all this great food you guys are cooking! yummmm yummmm - darn I miss our grill - it didn't float LOL and we haven't replaced that yet - gotta get a new one this summer!

Pixie - your pics are beautiful - you are another one that is soo talented with the graphics - love to see you post them.

Shady - what a wonderful b/d present! I know you must have been so surprised when he bought it!

Frances - great box - am sure you will enjoy everything! yummy Roma tomatoes!

Carol - awesome box! I know you made Frances very happy!

Kathy - hows the wedding plans coming along?

lets see if I can post some pics here

Tracy - you will have to post pics of that lil forest of yours when things start growing! Sounds like it is going to be beautiful!

Here is a link that might be useful: ficus elastica


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Bunny - that is adorable!!! Thank you sooo much :)


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Seek Codes
MySpace  Graphics
MySpace Graphics

OHHH Miss Em...... HAPPY LATE BIRTHDAY!!!!!! I am soo glad you had a good one!!! Hope you have a WONDERFUL Year ahead also!!!!

Smiles,
Pixie


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can someone tell me how to link my photobucket album?


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Pixie - Oh my Goodness!!!! That's awesome - thank you!!


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Em, I love those plants! Here is some help with photobucket. Have 2 tabs open on your browser. One for Photobucket and the other for GW forum page that you want to post the picture to. In Photobucket click on the picture you want to put in the message on GW. You will see 4 different code boxes to the right of the picture. Right click on HTML code for websites and message boards. Left click on copy. Then you will go back to the GW Tab and right click in the message box, then left click Paste. You will see the HTML code for your picture appear. Click on preview message and then you will see the picture that is going into your message. Then click Submit Message.


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whoaaaaaaaaa way too big lol


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ok girlies!!! here's a surprise for a surprise person!! hmmmmm who o who is it???? who o who is it that's gonna cheat?? hmmm me being the onery person that i am, i'm sooooo posting the #
03040370000087071121 its sent priority so the other person is not recieved their box yet. there is rhym and reason, which all shall be revealed in the end. LOL

ok susie is my step mom but i love to call her susie, she has diabetes and she has to take insulin, and wear a meter. she has the type where she will never get to be normal. so that's why i worry so much, and she's just been having a tough time with a lot of things!! errrr!! thank you for keeping her in your prayers!! she needs all of them she can have!! i'll post pics later of what i have of the nieces and my rugrats!! LOL hugs


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YAY Miss Emmm You did it!!!!! I love the Coleus' sooo pretty!!!!


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Michele - you are being a stinker!! lol sorry to hear about susie - will keep her in my prayers! Can't wait to see the pics of the kiddies!

I forgot to take a pic of my new Persian shield - it is sooo beautiful!

I sure didn't think of what the yard would be like when the leaves on all the trees came in - DUHHHHHHHHH lol I have even less sun that I thought I would - gotta open it up some so am going out to trim trees. Cya'll later! Em

Here's the snowbank brug - hope I don't kill it!

http://i250.photobucket.com/albums/gg258/EPClements/100_0689.jpg


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lets try this - grrrrrrrrrrr lol

Here is a link that might be useful: brug


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I was trying to use a link that would let you go into my album and see them all - never mind! HA I'll try again later. Have a great day all!


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Happy belated Birthday, Em!

Wedding pans are coming along great! I'm actually starting to believe that everything will go off with a hitch *wink* I've made my bouquet, my Maid of honor's bouquet, Cliff and his best man's boutineres, my cake topper, and several other things. I made the invitations and got them into the mail on Thursday. I'm working on other flower arrangements now. SIL and MIL are helping with the food. We've decided on our cakes, which I'm making the Thursday before. It's been decided that my Girls' night out will be the night before the wedding cause that's the only time everyone can get together. It may turn into a combined Bachelor/Bachelorette party cause Cliff's brother is his best man, and we're not sure how the party for him is gonna work with the new babies. I'm hoping to go and pick up my gown and see what alterations will be needed later this week. The flower seeds for the favors are ordered and on their way, still need to dye the favor bags in my colors. The main things now is coming up with the finances for the rest of the stuff- food, beer,sodas,photos and minister. We've got the minister and photographer reserved and meeting with them on May 8th to go over the ceremony and specific pictures we want. Cliff's godparents are letting us borrow as many hay bales as we need for seating.

What gorgeous pictures, Em!

Michele, I have a feeling someone is gonna be in for a WONDERFUL surprise!

Kathy


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Kathy...I am getting so anxious to see pictures of everything!!! I can't wait for the big day, I'm so excited for you!! LOL I love weddings!!!! :O)

Michele....You are such a sweetie. Don't tell ya often enough, so I wanted to say it!!
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thanks! on both accounts!! LOL ya know my kids rule, right?? LOL i got some very big boxes sent off today! on another related case!! LOL YAY!!! now all i'm still waitning for is some nice peaceful still weather!!! LOL
i wanted to charter under another school to get k12 free, i can, but the technology and setup is what will cost me!! LOL but it will be worth it in the long run!! i might just have tabor in it and next year put talla in it, cuz she's so far behind right now, she's just soooo stubborn, she does what she wants, i have a hard time with her, but today i got her to spell two words!! so i was proud of that, and counting is a real chore with her!! but she can almost say her abc's all the way thru!! she likes to write HER way. its now raining!! wooo hoooo!!! later :'))


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Susie is in my prayers. Pixie is a sweetheart as you have found out em. we are lucky to have her. I miss bunny hunting season. hugs bunny
carol


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Medo,
I use the k-12 here, and can help you out if you get stuck. In CA, they send a computer per student, and a refund check for the internet costs. As for the kiddios, they will have them take an accessment test so they start in the right section of the courses for where they are (example, Evan is in 3rd grade 3nd quarter math, second grade 1st semester language arts). Don't worry much about what grade lvl they start in, as some things are covered later in the public schools, than in the k-12 classes (example, I didn't go over coins or time in preschool with evan, but that's part of the K math class, so even thought he knew the rest of the K book, we started with it for the first 2 months while he learned money & time, then got the next grade mid-year, as soon as he was ready for it). The one thing I would do with Talla now is get the book "Teach your child to read in 100 easy lessons" by Engelmann, and start working on it over the summer, it'll make the phonics lessons go smoother, and if she finishes the book, she can skip K phonics, and go right into 1st grade ones (phonics is my least fav class to teach).


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Hi Everyone! It is so hard to keep up with all you guys. I went out of town with the kids for Spring break and came back to slop hogs all weekend. Well it seems everyone is starting to get some wonderful Spring blooms! YAY!
For the record I sent out Jamie's box last week and The del con # 0307 1790 0000 7235 1591 says she receiived the box on Saturday the 5th. I hope she likes what I sent.


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i'm sure she did sharon!! your one of the sweetest people and most thoughful people i know!! so i'm sure she's just really busy, i thought she said this weekend her son? had a thing to do like karate or something? ahhhhh i don't remember. LOL frazzle brain here, its dreary out so everything is foggy in up there!!
well that will be so nice fishy! we are tryining to get this done, right now one of the places say 95 but i don't know if that is per child. it just said 95
. so tomarrow i'm gonna give them a call that's when she has the free time. :')) i like your coleus em!! its pretty!! ya i have to remember to make my pics smaller. but ya know. later gals!!


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I still have some questions about internet home schooling. I did a search and found something for Oklahoma, but it wasn't very helpful. does anyone have a link that might be really helpful? I know nothing at all about homeschooling, but am interested in finding out for my three younger children. I get the idea that perhaps they won't be pressured as much in subjects they do well in and not rushed through subjects they struggle with.

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Michelle,

I was finally able to take a couple pictures of the baby birds for ya!!! There are five of them in the "cave" (nest). In these pictures you can make a couple of them out.

This is of one facing straight at the camera (eyes are still shut)

baby birds 1

This is when it turned to the side and opened its lil beak. (I zoomed in on the camera so they aren't that big lol)

baby birds 2

I know they aren't very cute but they areee soo sweetttt!!!


Smiles,
Pixie


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Kathy,
what did you want to know? I have my daughter in charter syber school.


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Thanks, Linda! Well, I'm wondering about cost for one thing, and materials for another. Can they work at their own pace? I'm guessing I'd need something that's connected to the Oklahoma Public schools? I think I'd be more comfortable with cyber home schooling because I'm not confident in my own abilities to keep up with a lot of the new ways of doing things and how early I see them teaching things now that we learned later in school.

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Since I don't know which part of Ok, here's the list for the state. I'm certain there's more. If you can get me a city, I can go from there. I've worked with Calvert while teaching abroad, and with k12.com during the last 3 years. Yes kids in charter schools work at thier own rate, and can have different years in different subjects. If you use a charter school that's attached to a public school then it's all free. If you pick a school that is not publicly funded (not connected to your state schools, then you do need to cover the costs, but you can usually get a good discounted rate, if you shop early (even the best charter programs are cheaper than preschool fees).

Here is a link that might be useful: Ok charter schools


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did ya have to pay for any fee's?? i'm wanting to find out if i am supposed to pay anything at all? i want to charter thru one of them to get it for the kiddo's. :')) the only one they have listed when i clicked on it to enroll for them to test is lawrence. thats a ways from me!!! :'((


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Sharon,
Thank you so much for the most wonderful box.. She thought of everyone right down to the fish.. lets see if i can remember everything..

2 pairs of blue gloves for the boys with cute bugs on them
Alisa a cute shirt that says cutie
red and purple glad bulbs
pkg of bulbs
doggie treats
goldfishfood
mini tomatoe grow kit
sm green candle in flower pot
pkgs of seeds don't have them in front of me to nsme
watering worm--soo cute

thank you so much we enjoyed it so much..

Carol ur pkg went out i will post the dc# when i get it out of the truck..

Jamie


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YAY!!! that's sooo sweet sharon!! your such a sweetie!! :')) but of course i always knew ya were!! LOL **BIG SMILE**
now we're just waiting on veeja and momcat, i believe :')) and that'll wrap this baby up!! there have been some really nice boxes sent!! i'm so happy for everyone!! :'))


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Medo,
No it's all free, our test was done at home, but I start them in K in the program. Here's the page on enrollment from lawerance, it's the same instructions I have here in CA, fill out forms, and take the accessment tests, you should be able to do it all online, and perhaps fax in a copy of the immunization card or such. Our charter is out of San Diego (2 hours away), but we have a local class here that consists of kids in the 2 towns here, and we do all field trips, PE days, and testing locally, instead of having to travel over to the main site. Best thing to do is call the 1-800 number for the school, and ask them your questions.

Here is a link that might be useful: Enrollment page


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he took the math and is done and it said he was math 3 semester 2. what does that mean?? don't tell me 3rd grade math???!!! eeeeks!!! that's soooo terrible!! ok i'm terrible at math!! i'll admit that. on the other hand, he is awesome in his language. missed 0!!! wooohooo!! that's my boy!! he soo takes after me!! LOL math and all HEE unfortunately LOL ok so i'll give the lawrence one a ring tomarrow. the emporia one isn't on the list but they also do the k12. and so does one in mission woods. and kansas city. i printed off talla's stuff for her, and talla will be doing them tomarrow and he will be finishing them tests up tomarrow. so we'll have something to look forward to, and to see how terrible i've been doing. :'(( but on the other hand, he does know ALOT of things about real life!!! i seen on sq ft gardening where they show what all is in it for schooling!! i thought that was soo cool!! LOL i am very greatful for all of your info and all of your help!! i hope you know that!! :'))


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Pixie - love your babies - here's a pic of mine. They have "flown the coop" now but I still see them around here.

Here is a link that might be useful: baby birds 3/08


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Here's one of my fav buys at the plant show

Here is a link that might be useful: ficus elastica


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I'm in Edmond, OK. It sounds like going through one of the public charters is the best way to go, still get the benefits and no fees like going to public school. Hmmm.. I'm gonna look at that link. The only thing I could find yesterday was for high school,which Tiffany is. Devin is in Elementary and Vince will be in middle school next year.

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right above the highschool one is the elementary link, and tabor is in with the high school even though he's middle maybe, LOL i don't know now!!! LOL man i'm totally freaking here!!! yes i freak over dumb things!! wanna hear something funny?? i cut my hair last night, no one noticed, not at all!! now these guys notice everything about me! how weird is this??
ok waiting on two packages right?? i found a good cd for your rr kathy!! now if i can squeeze a few bucks out of the old man i'll be doing great!! we've come up with a new plan to get things done so i don't have to listen to the irritation, LL i'll start writing down the stuff i want, where i want it, how much it is, and exactly what it is. he's on a mission now, LOL i have to go to the rate and review place :'))


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Hey girls! I wanted to post a little helpful tip on the cd's. Request your favorite cd at the library (most have online services now for requesting books, cds, and dvds), they will call you when it is in so you can run and pick it up, then you can upload it onto your musicplayer on the computer. Then you can burn it onto a blank cd. Write the name of the cd on the top or make a list of the songs and place it in the jacket of the case for your favorite mix. My son does this all the time and then downloads his favorite tunes into his mp3 player.


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Em, I love the picture of the little bird with his mouth open wide! Feed Me! LOL! Too cute!


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LOL! Tracy, I thought my bunch was the only ones that did that! WE make weekly trips to the library and the kids are always borrowing CDs to upload!

Kathy


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Thanks Miss Em, I just love that you still see your babies flying around. Your Rubber tree plant is awesome, I love the varigated leaves, I have two but they are both solid leaves. I have both of mine planted outside beside my fish pond. I adore the "planter" you have it in, so creative!!!

Smiles,
Pixie


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Kathy,
Sara is in the K-12 program. Since it's connected to PA state schools, there isn't any cost. THey send you a lap top and a fax/scanner/printer to use for the school year. They also reimburse you for the cost of the internet hookup every so many months.

I like it because if she has a question she can call her teacher and talk about it. They will give one on one sessions if there is a problem. Sara is in 12th grade. I took her out of public school because she missed something like 46 days last year because stress gave her stomach problems.

This year she has missed three days and her stomach meds have been cut down to one pill. She enjoys going, she works at her own pace, her own hours and can fit it around her work schedule. I just wish I would've done it sooner!
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Medo,
Don't worry much what grade number he gets, when 1st doing his placement. Yes that's 3rd grade 2nd semester, but that includes time to the minute, adding, subtracting decimals (money skills), geometry (adding sides to get the area of a shape) and long multiplication and division. If he's not covered any of those topics, than that's the book he starts in, he'll wiz thru the parts he already knows how to do, and then when he finishes up the new stuff, they'll promote him mid year to a new grade. What usually happens is that the time, money and geometry isn't covered in the public school till later, so they miss those questions. It's completely normal for a kid to do better at math or reading, instead of being at the same rate in both.
Best way to get him started at exactly where he needs to be in math, is to do the quizes at the end of each lesson first, if he can pass the 2 minute quiz with a 80% or better, he can move onto the next lesson, in about a week of taking/passing quizzes (math should be an hour a day) he should be right at the lessons he needs, once those units are done, they'll order his new 4th grade books, so he can get them started asap. The 1st year will be an adjustment as he picks up the parts of math he missed, and lands in his grade. Generally the things they cover are about a year ahead of the schools here in town grade-wise (the work my 2nd graders do is ahead of the homework the 3rd graders get in thier public school, and there's very little "fluff" or busy work involved. With Talla, start the K lessons, and work on the alphabet over summer, try the website below for some "games" that are really pratice for her. It's the program put out by the univ. of Colorado for free use.

Here is a link that might be useful: starfall - k-3rd grade reading games.


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LOL i was gonna post a rate on hnb and then realized duh!! none of it was seeds or plants!!! LOL how der moment!! LOL
talla cooks in the microwave now!! very good most generally. LOL
it looks nice out today i have to finish the laundry and hang it up. then tomarrow it will rain hubby says.
thank you!! so much!! ok, i won't freak sooo much, i have to call the one lady and will call the other tomarrow. LOL i am really gonna get these kiddo's into this program!! for sure!! no matter what! LOL i am soooo thank ful to you fishy!! and thankyou for that website!! do you have or know of any for tabors age? for math he's supposed to be in 6th grade. man that's just crazy!!!


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OMG - I love that site, Fishy!! Thank you!!! Lily is REALLY getting into asking what letter different words start with, and finding and writing letters already, so this site is PERFECT for her! Thank you! I would love to take her to Kindergarden Round Up next year, when she won't even be 5 until after the school year starts, and see what the teachers say! I have a definite hunch that this girl will be reading already by then. Thank you again, and again, Fishy!!


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your lucky!! talla has no use for reading she likes to be read to and likes making up stories, i would love any ideas in getting her into reading, this girl is very stubborn!! i thought i was stubborn!! (she's a cancer!!) LOL


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Oh, no worries Medo, it's a little alarming when you first see the grade levels, but it goes fast when it's only sections they're missing. you're far better off starting him at the level he tests in at, instead of the grade he was in at his old school, as the lesson's won't match up (example, I'm covering african history 5AD to 1500AD this month, in the public schools, they're still doing "my comunnity" type social studies).


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michelleeeeee

Michelle,

You are a stinker, BUT one of the sweetest stinkers I know!!!! Mail just ran and I received a SURPRISE BOX!!!! OMGOODNESS Girlie THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!!!

Michelle sent me some "Pink Beauties" Glad. bulbs and over 60 something packets of seeds, I am still going through them. Rebs and a friend helped me open the box. Then Rebs thought I was crazy cause I danced around to in here to post! (ok he danced too so Im not the only silly one here!)

Michelle, thank you sooo much! You are such a sweetheart!!!!

Love ya,
Trina


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thanks!! feeling much better now!! ok here's the story behind it all, now, talla is the reason for the box, LOL she wanted to thank you so much for the fairy stuff, LOL she soooo loves her fairy things, LOL and of course her fairy friend!! LOL she is simply amazed i have a real fairy friend!!! LOL
here is a story that is soooo cute!! i got from a friend of mine, ya'll prob got it too,, LOL
Goodness

A mom was concerned about her kindergarten
> Son walking to school.
> He didn't want his mother to walk with him.
> She wanted to give him the feeling that he had
> Some independence but yet know that he was safe.
> > So she had an idea of how to handle it.
> She asked a neighbor if she would please follow him to school in the
> mornings, Staying at a distance, so he probably wouldn't noticeher.
> > She said that since she was up early with her toddler anyway,
> It would be a good way for them to get some exercise as well, so she
> Agreed.
> > The next school day, the neighbor and her little girl set out
> Following behind Timmy as he walked to school with another neighbor
> girl he knew.
> > She did this for the whole week.
> > As the two walked and chatted, kicking stones and twigs,
> Timmy's little friend noticed the same lady was following them as she
> seemed to do every day all week.
> > Finally she said to Timmy, "Have you
> Noticed that lady following us to school all week?
> Do you know her?"
> > Timmy nonchalantly replied, "Yeah, I know who she is."
> The little girl said, "Well, who is she?"
> > "That's just Shirley Goodnest," Timmy replied, "and her
> Daughter Marcy."
> > "Shirley Goodnest? Who the heck is she and why is she
> Following us? "
> > "Well," Timmy explained, "every night my Mom makes me say
> The 23rd Psalm with my prayers, 'cuz she worries about me so much.
> And in the Psalm, it says, 'Shirley Goodnest and Marcy shall follow me
> All the days of my life', so I guess I'll just have to get used to
> it!"
> > The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make His face to
> Shine upon you, and be gracious unto you; the Lord lift His
> countenance upon You, and give you peace.
> > May Shirley Goodnest and Marcy be with you today and always.

isn't this soooo cute!! HEE HEE LOL
i know some of us run in the same circles, LOL
i'm sooo glad you liked your box!! that was sooo fun to put some of them together and then talla, if she had it her way, she'd of thrown in the whole fridge!!! LOL


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See?! I TOLD ya'll that Michele was a sweetie!!! :O)


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na, i'm not that sweet!! its all the fake sugar i drink!! LOL and honey!! LOL and its my rugrats!! HEE HEE my hubby was soooo happy today when he got the mail from hnb, cuz of the velcro, he was like what does she like??? so he was in topeka and i'm not gonna tell ya what he did, but its sooo funny!! LOL ups man just came to deliver hubbys hat, LOL and he actually came onto the porch this time!! WOW!!! imagine that!!


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Forgetful bunny

Ahh, Michele! I just feel so rotten that I kept forgetting to mail that to ya!! Gee Whiz!!
I had it sitting on my desk, and every day I'd look at it, and think "I need to walk out & put that in the mailbox".....and then I'd look up, and the mailman would already be there! UGH!!! And he's so quick, that I'd never make it in time to catch him. LOL
But I'm glad you FINALLY got it. Was that enough?? Do you need more?? Let me know!!! I'll get it to you SOMETIME!! LOL :O)


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i think that'll be enough!! its a few pockets and ahhh don't worry!! it's less i had to do!! sowing on them velcro is not my favorite!!! LOL but i tell him for you i'll do it, i hope you sure do love me a whole lot baby!!!! LOL
he's got the bronchitus and sinusitus again!! but this time he caught it in time, so he won't be out of work a week. that's a great thing!!
but your an awesome bunny for just even offering it!! :'))


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Well Michelle you will have to give my lil Fairy a big hug from me!!! You tell her that I LOVE it all!!! I still get tickled at her thinking I am a real fairy. I just love that!

Smiles,
Pixie


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Pixie?!? You mean you're NOT a real fairy???
*gasp*

You've just ruined this bunny's illusion.
Thanks so much. :O(

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Pixies

Melissa, I sorry, I'm a Pixie, a Special type of Fairy.

Pixies and their nearest cousins the Woodland Fae live very close to the earth. They take on the darker hues of the plants and trees that they live amongst, as protection from humans and predatory animals.

They gather at dusk to sit together in quiet places to share their meals and discuss events of the day.
They have a great bond with the small animals and birds that they live near to, and much of their time is spent rescuing distressed creatures and caring for them.

Pixies have a particular talent - they make music using the wind. They channel it through leaves and reeds of grass to get the different tones and intonations. Humans can sometimes hear the music if they listen carefully. Most humans are too busy and noisy to hear the beautiful wind music.


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pixie and dragonfly wand

Smiles,
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when we go to the creek and when we are close to wooded area's i can hear a slight music, its like the woods and leaves are playing music or GOD is talking, it is so weird!! when we were at the creek last summer, i had talla and tabor listen to the "music" and they had a blast! we of course were trying to discuss where maybe it was coming from. LOL


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Its my Pixie friends Michelle :)


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Michele, you are such a sweetheart! I love that Talla and you sent such a pretty surprise box to out Pixie friend!

I spent the afternoon outside in the sunshine today cleaning out my old yicky front flower bed and raking up leaves. The boys all helped bagging it all up after school. It is so nice to be out there and making some progress.

Bunny, you inspired me, I am collecting all our long fallen branches and getting ready to make a teepee for the kids. I got quite a few already, now I need the back part of the yard to dry up so I can get the rest that I see back there. It will look so neat with all these amazing morning glory seeds I have received in trades after they all grow up the branches. I can't wait to get going on that.


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they sing beautiful music!! i love to just sit and listen to it!! my hubby is letting me order some more stuff from novosel, how awesome is he??? sometimes when i think i just wanta just really get rid of him, or something, (ya know, the meds we'rent working right so i'm getting them adjusted) and then he turns around and does something nice like that!! how sweet is he?? :'))
awwww tracy your kids are so nice!! i wish mine was that nice!! i guess i have to put a boot in his buns as someone told me once!!! LOL


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Michele, they are good kids, it has taken years of barking orders to get some things done the first time I ask. It was unusually easy to get the help today. Probably because it was so nice out and I did all the hard work of raking it all up into a pile before they came home from school. All they had to do was hold open a bag and stuff the leaves in. Ted, Jack and Dan did the pile of leaves in the back and then Pat and I took care of the front bed, tons of mg vines, leaves, sticks, not to mention all the trash that blows into the yard from the litter bugs driving down our little country road! Grrrrr!

Now comes the fun part, demolition! Ha ha ha ha! I am tearing out all the bushes in the front, all the old plantings and bringing in a bunch of dirt to raise up the bed. I will be planting out some of the hydrangeas that I picked up last year that are holding over in the shade garden along with a bunch of perennials that I ws'd. I have more babies popping in my containers so I am a happy camper! It might snow this weekend, not too excited about that but it is supposed to warm right back up again.


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ohhh man i'd love to have hydrangea's that could grow in ks that i could put out and leave out all winter in ks, on the north side, cuz thats where our planting space is, ahhhhhh. our house is on the south end of our property and the road is on the north and the west of the property. i think the people behind us are taking out all the tree's on the east side. i hope so!! then i will plant lots of stuff there!! on MY side of the property. LOL i might put up a fence cuz her kids play football and i don't want them running into my flowers. eiks!!! i'm not sure yet. i like them they are very nice people! and their kids are very respectful! and i don't believe that fences make nice neighbors, but for my flowers that may be there it might work. not a tall one, but a short inexpensive one, whatchya think???
i know!! grant said we are supposed to get snow this weekend too, HELLOOOOOO NO MORE SNOW!!!!! i'm so tired of snow!!! april 21st get here!!! LOL i just planted a crap load of tomatoe seeds, including roma. i hear they are supposed to be good for something with canning and such. so, this year i'm trying really hard to get it all right!!
i think i have to start some more b peppers from seeds just to make sure!! i can never be to sure!! LOL i want my garden to be great, LOL (don't we all) :')) but most of all i want to have a great canning time this year!! i need to do lots of beets!! in fact tons of them!! and i want to do lots of like picante sauce!! we eat alot of that!! and diced tomatoes!! i put that in everything when i can!! maybe i can make chili and can it!! that would be cool!! we freeze veges' but i am not good at the cooking things to the taste, they always taste green still. ohhhh and spaghetti sauce! i want to make lots of my own stuff!! what else?? any idea's?? beans-pinto and those red beans!! hmmm, wonder if i can grow the ones out of the bag?? LOL hmmmmm experiment. i LOL
yes its a rainy day and i'm soooooo bored!! LOL HEE HEE
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ohhhh man we just had a like 10 min storm and it tore the north side of the plastic off, and i only have a little bit of plant damage!! WHEW!! but now i have to get some lavender. it knocked over my one planter that had my lavender seeds in it. so i have peanuts all over the yard, we didn't know what it was at first, LOL well i put it in my planter, cuz my planter is so heavy!!! well, on the other hand i get to plant other stuff in it now!! LOL
so tabor went out and fixed the north side for me, he is soo sweet!! man sometimes i could just totally hug him forever, but could you imagine how he'd hate tht!!??@@ LOL


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Good morning everyone! T.G.I.F. and its mud day!! YEA lol We are getting the soil for my raised gardens today. We were supposed to do it last weekend but with DH working long hours and Saturdays and I HAD to go to that garden show last Saturday and then family things all day Sunday there was no way we could squeeze it in. So now when DH gets off today, we are going to get it. I will probably be in the mud all weekend - can't wait!Good thing too cause my veggies and flowers are starting to beg for it. Wish I could just plant things in the ground around here. I'll start working on amending some sites later in the summer - maybe next year will be better.

Michele - what an awesome surprise - such a very sweet thing for you and the kids to do for Pixie - I know you made her very happy! I love that Shirley Goodnest story - too funny! Oh I think I may have some lavender seeds I could send you. I'll check in a little bit. Did you get those other ones I sent you recently?

Tracy - sounds like you have been a busy bee. Good that the kiddies help you out. Am excited that your ws'ing babies are popping up. I can't believe ya'll are still having cold weather. Loved that beautiful pic of you and family - you too bunny - what wonderful families! Michele and Pixie - where are your pics??? lol

I never really thought about how different the temps are between north and south until now. Our "cold" front that is coming in this weekend will put us down to the mid 40s for a few nights but our daytime highs will be in the upper 60s and 70s. Its been in the 70s and 80s all week. Thats why I've be MIA so much - been in the yard all day mostly.

I have to say I really admire you home-schooling moms! What a major undertaking. Even if I had been able to stay home from work when my kiddies were young, i don't know that I could have done it. Bravo for you!!!

Have a great day everyone - hope everyone warms up soon! *Sending warm weather your way*!
Hugs
Em
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oh yes i did! thank you so much!! oh my i forgot to tell you!! another moment!! i've been having alot of them lately!!
thanks! we are still taking the tests with all thats going on, and talla being sick and all. she decided to get sick with her daddy! geez she's so much like him! just with my attitude!! poor child!! LOL


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ok this is sooooo funny!! grant is like so addicted to that math.com !! he has it in his fav. he has made it to 402 in the coffee shop! he is soo happy! he wants to beat the other persons score!
talla just completed the k12 test. she's 1st math and k language, it didn't really say about the reading. he still needs to finish the tests. so off to finish the stuff!! hope everyone is having a great day!! hugs!! :'))


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Thank you Thank you and Thank you fishy mama!!! talla had been on that site and omgoodness, she spent over an hour on it!! and found a garden shop! WOW did she love it!! LOL ***BIG HUGS*** she is now wanting to read!! WOO HOO!! Thank you so much from the top to the bottom of my heart!! :'))


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I received a wonderful box from Jamie, orange tulip bulbs, delphinum, columbine and aster seeds, lipstick, lip balm a cut spring bag, avon nail file, hand lotion,lavendar grow kit, sandal picture frame. I love it all. I have met Pixie and she is a fairy, cute, sweet and light on her feet. hugs to Fox, miss Pixie. it is in the 60's here today but frost on windows in morning, planted onions today, walla walla sweets happy gardening my new friends
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that is sooo cool!! WOW!! a lavender grow kit!! :'))
now talla wants to know what color your wings are?? :')) i said i would ask you :'))
now i just got this in the mail, almost made me bawl like a baby!! its so touching!! i hope it don't make anyone mad, or anything
She jumped up as soon as she saw the surgeon come out of the operating room. She said: 'How is my little boy? Is he going to be all right? When can I see him?'

The surgeon said, 'I'm sorry. We did all we could, but your boy didn't make it.' Sally said, 'Why do little children get cancer? Doesn't God care any more? Where were you, God, when my son needed you?'
The surgeon asked, 'Would you like some time alone with your son? One of the nurses will be out in a few minutes, before he's transported to the university.'
Sally asked the nurse to stay with her while she said good bye to son. She ran her fingers lovingly through his thick red curly hair. 'Would you like a lock of his hair?' the nurse asked. Sally nodded yes. The nurse cut a lock of the boy's hair, put it in a plastic bag and handed it to Sally.
The mother said, 'It was Jimmy's idea to donate his body to the University for Study. He said it might help somebody else. 'I said no at first, but Jimmy said, ' Mom , I won't be using it after I die. Maybe it will help some other little boy spend one more day with his Mom ..' She went on, 'My Jimmy had a heart of gold. Always thinking of someone else. Always wanting to help others if he could.'
Sally walked out of Children's Mercy Hospital for the last time, after spending most of the last six months there. She put the bag with Jimmy's belongings on the seat beside her in the car.
The drive home was difficult. It was even harder to enter the empty house. She carried Jimmy's belongings, and the plastic bag with the lock of his hair to her son's room.
She started placing the model cars and other personal things back in his room exactly where he had always kept them. She lay down across his bed and, hugging his pillow, cried herself to sleep.
It was around midnight when Sally awoke. Lying beside her on the bed was a folded letter. The letter said:
'Dear Mom ,
I know you're going to miss me; but don't think that I will ever forget you, or stop loving you, just 'cause I'm not around to say 'I Love You'. I will always love you, Mom , even more with each day. Someday we will see each other again. Until then, if you want to adopt a little boy so you won't be so lonely, that's okay with me. He can have my room and old stuff to play with. But, if you decide to get a girl instead, she probably wouldn't like the same things us boys do. You'll have to buy her dolls and stuff girls like, you know.
Don't be sad thinking about me. This really is a neat place. Grandma and Grandpa met me as soon as I got here and showed me around some, but it will take a long time to see everything. The angels are so cool. I love to watch them fly. And, you know what? Jesus doesn't look like any of his pictures. Yet, when I saw Him, I knew it was Him. Jesus himself took me to see GOD! And guess what, Mom ? I got to sit on God's knee and talk to Him, like I was somebody important. That's when I told Him that I wanted to write you a letter, to tell you good bye and everything. But I already knew that wasn't allowed. Well, you know what Mom ? God handed me some paper and His own personal pen to write you this letter I think Gabriel is the name of the angel who is going to drop this letter off to you. God said for me t o give you the answer to one of the questions you asked Him 'where was He when I needed him?' 'God said He was in the same place with me, as when His son Jesus was on the cross. He was right there, as He always is with all His children.
Oh, by the way, Mom , no one else can see what I've written except you. To everyone else this is just a blank piece of paper. Isn't that cool? I have to give God His pen back now He needs it to write some more names in the Book of Life. Tonight I get to sit at the table with Jesus for supper. I'm sure the food will be great.
Oh, I almost forgot to tell you. I don't hurt anymore the cancer is all gone.. I'm glad because I couldn't stand that pain anymore and God couldn't stand to see me hurt so much, either. That's when He sent The Angel of Mercy to come get me. The Angel said I was a Special Delivery! How about that?
'When you're down to nothing, God is up to something.'
lots of love!! many hugs medo! i think we have one more box left to hear about, is that right?? from momcat?


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momcat did recieve hers, she just been having prob getting on at times. so that closes this one!! :'))


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Yeah the grow a flower with the garden fairy does seem popular around here too. I really love the K history lessons, lots of basic geography, map reading, and focuses on a country a week (Russia seem to be the favorite here, with the faberage eggs). K reading is the very beginning, and some starfall to use as letter pratice over the summer'll have her ready to go come fall (make sure she plays with speakers on to hear the letter sounds). Math 1 is fairly straightforward We're wrapping up numbers to 100 now with our math 1 kids (they send counting rods & cubes to make this easier for them).


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