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Posted by flowergirl34 5 Upstate NY (My Page) on
Sun, Oct 2, 11 at 12:53

****please pretend the logo is right here :0) *****

Welcome to OUR BLOOMIN' FRIENDS October's HAPPY HALLOWEEN SWAP!

I love Halloween!! It has been my favorite holiday since I was very young. The pumpkins, the candy, the decorations, hay rides...and best of all TRICK OR TREATING!

This is going to be a very simple swap.

Your HAPPY HALLOWEEN package must consist of 3 items.

1. a HALLOWEEN or Fall themed card for your receiver to enjoy.

2. a HALLOWEEN treat...I know chocolate always springs to mind here. But it can be anything, even something lovingly made by you :)

3. a FALL TREAT for the garden. Something for fall planting. Bulbs, corms, or even an iris sound lovely. Any 1 kind you wish to share with your receiver. NOTICE~~~ I said 1 kind...that's right ladies only 1 kind. So you can send 3 Texas Flame Tulips (but they are only 1 kind). Get it. :) Very easy!!

Like I said this is going to be a very, VERY simple swap.

Okay, so here are the rules:

1. Your HAPPY HALLOWEEN MUST fit into a flat rate envelope or a flat rate box, your choice. Nothing bigger is allowed, sorry. You must mail with Delivery Confirmation. And post here when you mail.

2. You have until October 11 to sign up. I'll post partners on the 12th. Please have your packages mailed out by October 26, that way they should all be received by Halloween :).

3. Please post receiving your special HALLOWEEN package when you receive it so we can all enjoy your HALLOWEEN with you.

4...and most important...YOU MUST BE A OBF MEMBER TO JOIN THIS SWAP. If you would like to be sign up to be a member please post here and we will let you know what to do next. OBF is a year long trade group.

So what are you waiting for...sign up...its going to be easy and fun! I'll even be posting some fun Halloween games throughout the month...

HAPPY HALLOWEEN TO ALL MY BLOOMIN FRIENDS :)

vina


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Vina- I will be first to sign up....I love Fall. Thanks for taking this Month.

Shirley


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  • Posted by mellen 4a/5-ctrl. IA (My Page) on
    Sun, Oct 2, 11 at 14:07

Vina, you're a real peach of a gal for stepping up to take October.

Yep, sign me up!


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Thanks for posting a swap for us. Sign me up, too!
(...and I'm glad you kept it simple... have way too much going on these days, but like you - I love fall and a little Halloween fun.)
Jeanne


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I will sign up as well:) THanks Vina!


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I'm in for this one. I love Halloween!! Thanks for hosting. Smitties


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Oh! How wonderful!! Just checking in and already some sign-ups :)

Welcome Ladies!

Signed up for some Halloween Fun:
Shirley (brittneysgran)
ME (Mellen)
Jeanne (sandlapper_rose)
Jen (jlee160)
Vina (flowergirl34)

I just couldn't leave October up in the air... would just be too sad. Hope you are all in the mood for some super Halloween fun! :)

I have 2 school events this month. 2 board meetings (different boards), 3 birthdays (mom's, hubs, and mil's). and some other filler things in there, that I actually have to check my book on to see "when" they are :). Hopefully, I'll do this swap the justice it deserves.

I'll be posting a game this coming week, and we will hopefully have some more sign-ups.

Have a super Sunday!
vina


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Sign me up too, please! :)


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Hi Vina. Sounds great please count me in.
Love Fall, Halloween and SIMPLE. That is about the right speed for me these days
BB.


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sounds like a wonderful swap! count me in :)


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Hey everyone!

Hope your having a great Monday. Its been raining on and off here all day. Will make weed pulling a lot easier. I started trimming back my iris the other day, and realized I have A LOT yet to do, lol! :)

Welcome Bunny, Beth and Rose! So glad you decided to join our little Halloween party.

Signed up for some Halloween Fun:
Shirley (brittneysgran)
ME (Mellen)
Jeanne (sandlapper_rose)
Jen (jlee160)
Vina (flowergirl34)
Melissa (hazelnutbunny)
Beth (beth_b_kodiak)
Rose (rosemctier)

Have a great night! :)
vina


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Hi All, sounds like a fun swap, can't play tho will be in hawaii, have fun hope to play soon. hugs Photobucket


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hello
I'm in, just cant resist
michelle


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Morning all! HAPPY WEDNESDAY! It has finally stopped raining! We have had rain every day since last Thursday.
I would love to go out and pull all those nasty little weeds that have been sprining up in my absence, but, I have to go and help my mom this morning. And I have a PTA meeting this afternoon, and hubby's birthday is today. So I'm making a special dinner and a birthday cake.

Margo, I am so sorry that I skipped right over your post on joining. When I rush, I skim, not always a good thing. So sorry!

Welcome Michelle!

Carol, please fill us in how your Hawaiian vacation was this year. Are you going to the same part of the island? Or new hotel and totally new scenery? Just love to hear about vacations :)

I am just torn about something...I am needing to vent right now and maybe get some advice. The meeting that I have today is going discuss the fundraisers that we do at the school. Among the fundraisers are a SPCA fundraiser to help the animals at the local animal shelter. We have done this every year for the last 4-5 years. I have never needed the shelters assistance in any animal matter before...that is before this summer. I had a black kitty dropped off at my house. I thought that she was a neighbor's new cat and thought nothing of it when I saw her around the pond and in my back yard. That is until the day I went in my garden shed and low and behold she has 2 newborn kittens in there! She was growling and hissing at me. I went and got her some food and made her as comfortable as she would allow me too. That afternoon I called this exact SPCA, thinking, they would help me. After all this is their JOB! to help unwanted animals!

When I called I was yelled at for about 5 minutes. Getting told they "don't take no cats". That is was "my problem", and that I was " a liar" and the cat was really mine. I have to admit I got very angry with this phone call and when I tried to defend myself with all these accusations I was hung up on. I never called back. Needless to say, something got into my garden shed (which is what I trying to warn them about), and attacked the mother and 2 kittens. I paid out of my own pocket for vet care for the 2 kittens. They passed away, they were just too little. The mother had taken off with an injured leg. I thought she was dead too, until she showed up at my back door about 1 month ago. Healed with a limp. I caught her and took her to the vet. I paid to have her spayed. She was pregnant again. She now has all her shots and is living outstide, with hopes that she will trust us enough to come in when the snow flies. The kids have named her Clover Louise.

Now here's the kicker...I have it in my power to not do the fundraiser for the very organization that put me through all this. We have 4 other animal rescue organizatioins in the county. All of which could use the help.

Out of pocket for this summer of fun I have paid over $250 in vet bills for cat's and kittens that were not mine...till now!

And no, I didn't contact the other organizations about the kitty problem. 2 of them are for dogs, 1 is for horses and large animals, and the other is a food pantry for animals. So the only place for people to go with the problem that I had, and I know I'm not the only one with this problem, is to this animal shelter.

So here's the ???? should I pass them by and give the donations to the other organizations? Is that being petty, or is it letting them know they need to change the way they treat people?

And a side note the school kids donate about 200 bags of food, 90 bags of kitty litter, blankets, towels, leashes, collars. Even printer paper and office supplies. Last year they needed to take 2 loads out with the truck.

Any advice would be appreciated on this I am so torn.

Okay back to gardening fun :)

Signed up for some Halloween Fun:
Shirley (brittneysgran)
ME (Mellen)
Jeanne (sandlapper_rose)
Jen (jlee160)
Margo (smitties)
Vina (flowergirl34)
Melissa (hazelnutbunny)
Beth (beth_b_kodiak)
Rose (rosemctier)
Michelle (micyrey)

This is shaping up to be a very HAPPY HALLOWEEN! :)

I'll be posting the first game on Friday.

Off to make a cake.
vina


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vina I understand you frustration, we now live out in the country, and we have no SPCA, animal control, or anything.
people bring animals and dump them here. we had a cat show up last year just after we moved in and she was sickly and looked like she had mange. we ended up having to pay $50 to have a vet put her to sleep becouse we were not in the area for any animal organizations to take her for adoption.
one of our local farmers said they usualy take care of many of these stray cats becouse they were inundated with wild, dangerous and disesed cats a few years ago and no one will help with the problem.

I would ask the SPCA what they do DO to help people and animals and decide if this is what you want to saport anymore.

michelle


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  • Posted by sjc48 5 Michigan (My Page) on
    Wed, Oct 5, 11 at 8:40

Hi Vina-just lurking over here this morning. Has anyone else had the same kinds of experience with the SPCA in your area? Even so, I would write them a letter, explaining why you aren't supporting them this year; at the very least, they need to know that they have a rude employee.
Shirley


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Vina, I totally understand your frustration. I am totally appalled at the treatment you received that day. I am hoping that this one women does not represent the attitude of all the workers there. Is there a manager you could speak with there. Call them and just be up front about your concerns and how you were treated. The manager needs to know how you were treated. If you get the same attitudes, you may want to go further up the chain. Too many animals are abused and mistreated in this country for this person to turn off people who are willing to help. The least they could do is give you some advice on where to go or what to do. If you do get the bad attitudes, I would take my donations somewhere that they would be appreciated.

I know about the dumping of cats/kittens in the country. We now have 6 cats and a 7th who arrives every evening for dinner. One of these we actually adopted, the others found us and four of them were kittens. We are fortunate to have an organization in Toledo who will spay or neuter cats at a low cost. You can even bring ferels in a cage and they will do them for 25 dollars. I had to go through a lot of calling and rejection before I discovered them.

Most cat organizations around here are full and actually offered to put me on a 8 month waiting list before they could take my stray kittens, (3 of a litter we found in the road). We decided we might as well keep them because if we had them for 8 months, we wouldn't want to give them up anyway.

It is a very frustrating ordeal. Kudos to you for helping this poor mother cat.

Good luck with Clover Louise and keep us posted as to what happens.

Margo


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Hey all!

Thanks for your advice. The sad part about some of this is the person that I talked to wasn't an employee...she was the lady in charge! I found out this because when this all happened I was so upset that I had to call someone. So I called my MIL, and it just so happens the lady having lunch at her house that day was on the board for that exact shelter. She told her what happened, and that woman was not very happy. Needless to say, I found out who it was.

The cat situation was never addressed to me, and I was just left in the lurch so to speak. And it made me wonder?...do you actually have to know someone and name drop to get help?? I never mentioned who I was or what organization I volunteer for, nothing. I shouldn't have too. And sad to say, I have mentioned this incident on more than one occasion and I get the same response...."you too?" So this happens all the time.

I live in the country. And I grew up in the country. I know about how people dump animals when they get tired of them. My mom has 8 cats right now. All dropped off. When I was growing up we even had 2 dogs dropped off. The whole idea of it makes me sick that you can just toss a creature aside like its a piece of old luggage. And what's worse when a person comes along that actually is in need of assistance they get called a (and I quote) "liar".

Clover Louise has found a "forever home" with us. Even though Apple and Kiwi (yup! 2 previous dumpees) are not too happy about it. They all keep hissing at each other. And since Clover has trust issues, she is keeping her distance. Poor thing. The vet said she's probably on 10 months old. Can you imagine? In 10 months of your life you had a home, get dumped some place weird, have kittens in a shed, get attacked, kittens are killed, your injured, get pregnant again, then get spayed, and some lady is standing out on her deck every night trying to get you closer to the house to eat....trust issues...HOLY MOLY!

I've already talked to 2 other board members today, and we all agreed that we are taking our donations some place else. We even thought we could divide them among 2 or 3 places. We'll see what everyone else thinks this afternoon.

Have a super day everyone and thanks for letting me vent.

"crazy cat lady" signing out :)


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Vina,

Quite disgusting behavior by the SPCA. I, for one, will not be making any more donations to them.

I to would write a congenial but FIRM letter to the head honchos (national and local) of the SPCA stating the FACTS of your phone conversation. Let them know in closing that you will be taking the fundraising dollors/and the items the children donate, ie dogfood, collars and so on elsewhere, specifically to other local animal rescues/animal orgs that are in great need and appreciative.
While your at it, you might as well send the letter to your local newspaper(S). The press "sometimes" works in wondrous ways! Let's face it, people are passionate about animals, animal rights, animal donations...animal everything. People do not like seeing animals get screwed. Animal orgs...taking your money/other donations, but when it is time to take in an animal for rescue and they will not and they accuse you of lying..........there is a problem, a big problem! This stuff pisses me off!!

Clover Louise...love the name.

Now back to the fun stuff...LOL!
I would love to play some Halloween fun with you ladies! Count me in!

Off to frolic in the rain. A nice storm is relieving its self here in Southern Cal....certainly a nice change.

Happy Wednesday to all!

Annie


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I think they ladies have you covered, Vina! :) Very good ideas, here. Especially sending the organization a direct & to-the-point letter. Some things get a better response when they are in writing.
And love Annie's media idea as well. If you are not the only one that has had this particular problem (especially the rude phone conversation!!), this problem needs to be addressed...in the most public way possible! Sometimes a little embarrassment is the best cure.


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Vina, glad to hear of your decision to take your donations elsewhere. One has to wonder what kind of treatment the animals get if that is the way they treat humans.

I am betting that all your cats will get along in time. Our little Luna ran out of the field this summer at about 6 weeks. Her brother came out the night before but we were able to find him a good home. Our little tabby, Peanut did not tolerate Luna at all. She would hiss and smack at her but Luna held her own even though she was so tiny. Now they get along just fine.

The feral male that has been hanging around, Meow, goes after our other cats so I feed him after everyone is locked in the garage for the night. He eats and then leaves. If he ever stops attacking our one female cat, he can stay.

It is funny. Before we moved to the country, we were never cat owners. My husband has never had any fondness for them but ever since we brought our first cat home, he just loves all the cats. A complete turn around.

I would definitely write the letter. Have others sign it as well. Something has to be done for the animals sake. Good luck.

Margo


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Hi everyone, hope you are all well.

Vina, I am amazed at the reaction you received when all you were trying to do is get some help from an organization that prides itself on helping animals. I am in agreement, write the letter. Let them know yuo normally make donations and what those donations are and that this year, you have decided to bypass them because they are contradicting their role in society. If you just chose to move on and not make your donation without any word to them, how will they know where their absolute weaknesses are? I commend you for your persistence.

If it wasn't for people just "dumping" animals, I would have never known how much I could love a dog. My first dog was a neglected dumped animal...until we got her and loved her for 13 years until kidney cancer got her.

i think the animal dumping is so much more prevalent today because of the economy. people give them up first but fail to do it responsibly. our spca's will not release an animal until it's spayed or neutered...it makes you take that first step in animal responsibility.

Best of luck with your continued handling of this situation. But please, don't let them get away with it...make some noise, in the right way so people will listen.

As for this month, I am going to pass. Have fun!

Maryanne


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Happy Friday everyone!

I want to thank everyone for their advice in the "kitty" matter. We had our meeting and everyone decided to bypass them this year. We are going to split the donations up between 3 different organizations. I even volunteered to contact them. :) And a letter is going to be written, on behalf of myself and the entire organization. It is also not going to be sent to the building, but instead mailed to the board members, so that it will have to be read into their meeting minutes at the next meeting they have. I am hopeful that will receive a response.

Thank you all so much again everyone for all your help in this matter. Because I "vented" here and you were all my sounding boards it made it a lot easier to bring it up at the meeting. THANK YOU! THANK YOU!

Now...
BACK TO THE FUN STUFF!!!!

Annie, WELCOME TO THE HAPPY HALLOWEEN FUN!

Maryanne, thanks for stopping in and your advice. Please hang around and play some games with us :)

GAME TIME! GAME TIME! GAME TIME! GAME TIME! GAME TIME! GAME TIME!

OH! YES! It's HALLOWEEN SPOOKY BINGO!

Okay, so here's the rules:
Below are a list of words. Please pick 10 of the words and email them to me, with your name somewhere on the list too :)
My dearest daughter will draw 1 word a day until we reach a SPOOKY BINGO!!!!
I will be sending out a spooky surprise prize package to the winner.....mmmmmwwwwwaaahhhaaaaahhhhaaaa (that is suppose to be a spooky laugh)...I tried :)

You have until Monday, October 10 (Columbus Day) to sign up for SPOOKY BINGO. The first word will be drawn on October 11.

****YOU DON'T NEED TO BE SIGNED UP FOR THIS SWAP TO PLAY BINGO...just on OBF member.********************

HALLOWEEN SPOOKY BINGO WORDS:
1. candy apple
2. corn stalks
3. wagon rides
4. ghosts
5. pumpkin
6. werewolves
7. candy corn
8. witch
9. donut holes
10. bobbing for apples
11. frankenstein
12. goblins
13. jack o' lantern
14. apple cider
15. vampire
16. costumes
17. corn maze
18. popcorn balls
19. monster
20. parties
21. the mummy
22. gourds
23. candy
24. Ichabod Crane
25. trick or treat

Signed up for some Halloween Fun:
Shirley (brittneysgran)
ME (Mellen)
Jeanne (sandlapper_rose)
Jen (jlee160)
Margo (smitties)
Vina (flowergirl34)
Melissa (hazelnutbunny)
Beth (beth_b_kodiak)
Rose (rosemctier)
Michelle (micyrey)
Annie (canyonwind)

There is still plenty of time to sign up for the swap.

Have a super day everyone!
vina


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yay! bingo! my favorite :) sent you my list!


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Vina- I sent my Bingo words LMK if you do not receive it.

I took a Vacation Day today and DH and I cleaned out the basement. You would not believe the crap we found. I kept telling him if you have not used it in the past 6 months throw it away. I never want to become a hoarder so it's a must to throw away junk.

Shirley


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Vina,

I must be losing it. I posted here a few hours ago that I sent you the 10 words for the game but...it is not here. I probably posted it on another thread. I need a glass of wine!

If you do not receive the words (sent them via GW), post here and I will resend.

Happy weekend!!

Annie


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Happy Sunday everyone!
So far I have Bingo lists from:
Jen
Rose
Annie
Shirley

1 more day to sign up :) for BINGO.

Shirley, I hear you about the hoarding feeling. I watched that show a couple of times and felt so bad for those people. Then I get this weird feeling like, OMG, that could be me. Then I go around the house and C L E A N! :)

Have a great night ya'll.
Talk to you tomorrow.
vina


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Vina~ I sent my word list, please let me know if you didn't get it. :)


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Just got back from camping and discovered there is going to be BINGO!!!!! Vina, I just sent my words.

Beautiful weekend for camping. We were trying out our new camper for the first time. We bought it in the spring and this is the first chance we have had. The weather was perfect and the colors are fantastic. Took some great pictures on a hike we all took. The camper is a smaller one but has a bathroom and a bed that doesn't have to taken down and put up and that is all that counts for me. :) Worked just fine.

Hope everyone had a great weekend. Margo


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Margo-I love camping. I like you find it hard to have time to camp but hopefully when DH and I retire we can camp more. I love road trips in the Fall of the year....the leaves are gorgeous this year.

Vina - Looking forward to our Bingo...we are playing Bingo at work and get a number each day. That is if there are no reported accidents. If an accident occurs the game stops. I wonder sometimes how many get hurt and just don't say anything because of the Bingo.

Shirley


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TODAY IS THE DAY! :)
FIRST BINGO WORD!!!!!!!

Signed up for some Spooky Halloween Bingo are:
Jen
Rose
Annie
Shirley
Melissa
Margo

Margo, your camping trip sounds wonderful! I wish we made more time to do more camping. We have only gone 1 time this whole summer. And we were so busy we never even took the boat out once...some times I wonder where the summer goes? On the bright side, the pool is done.:)

Shirley, you could win bingo twice! At work and here!!! :) Good luck!

Okay...drum roll please....the first bingo word is:
CORN STALKS

Signed up for some Halloween Fun:
Shirley (brittneysgran)
ME (Mellen)
Jeanne (sandlapper_rose)
Jen (jlee160)
Margo (smitties)
Vina (flowergirl34)
Melissa (hazelnutbunny)
Beth (beth_b_kodiak)
Rose (rosemctier)
Michelle (micyrey)
Annie (canyonwind)

Today is the last day to sign up for this swap. I'll be posting partners tomorrow late afternoon.

I'm off to go on a garden walk. I met this super nice lady at least 4 or 5 different times at different plant swaps and plant related events in the area. And then, our daughters are both in the same dance classes. We got to talking, and she invited me over to see her gardens this morning, and then she's coming over to my house. SO EXCITED! I love seeing other peoples gardens and getting new and different ideas. Get's the wheels turning for next year, lol! :)

Have a great day!
vina


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I have not been posting much. Our dog had been very sick for close to two months and we had to have her put to sleep yesterday. As you can imagine, lots of tears at my house. She was a beautiful Golden Retriever and we had her for 12 wonderful years. Before that I fell and have a fracture that fortunately seems to be healing nicely.
I am eager to move into November. October has not been such a good month here. I hope everyone else is doing well.
I'll be looking forward to this swap.
Jeanne


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vina, i lost my bingo list! i thought i saved it but apparently not and, well, i suck. could you email it to me please?

yay, partners tomorrow! doing the happy dance!


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Rose - I'm with you....yeah partners tomorrow.

Jeanne - So sorry to hear about all that has happened lately. We sure do get close to our pets and it hurts so to lose them. Glad to hear you are healing. Take care of yourself.

Vina - Lucky you...maybe you and your friend can share plants too.

We are getting much needed rain today. The leaves here are breathtaking. Lots of leaf lookers showing up. I try to take lunch to work each day this time of year, you can hardly get in the restaurants.

Shirley


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Good morning everyone!

Jeanne, so sorry to hear about your loss! and your injury! October is not turning out to be your month. :( Sending you BIG HUGS!!!

My MIL just called last night that they had to take their dog to the vet last night. He has not eaten anything in 2 days. Not normal for a 165 pound golden retreiver. He's 13 years old. The vet said he has a UTI. Poor puppy! I still miss my Noah, and he has been in heaven for 8 years. Darn dog, I still cry when I think of him. :)

Rose, emailed you your bingo list. Let me know if you didn't get it.

Shirley, the same thing is going on where I live. People take these train rides to see the fall foliage. They start in Utica and go to the Adirondacks. Bed and Breakfasts and Inn's are usually booked right up this time of year. Winery's are crazy busy this time of year. Everything seems to move in high gear until right before Thanksgiving :)

I went to such a lovely home yesterday! Her and husband are great veggie growers. They grow garlic (over 100 different kinds). And they gave me some to try. I've never grown garlic before and I am very excited to give it a try. Her husband also has his own micro-brewery and grows his own hops. It was very interesting. AND...I got 2 new Hostas: Guacamole and First Frost. Both are beautiful!

She then came to my house and we walked around for about 2 hours. She kept collecting seeds off my plants. And I couldn't help but laugh...finally I went in the house and got her some paper baggies for the seeds. She liked my Coreopsis: Jethro Tull (which I received from a wonderful GW'er) and Dianthus: Siberian Blues (and I sowed these seeds from a GW'er swap). So she took some extra ones of these home. I told her all about the GW, and all you lovely ladies, and she then came in the house and I showed her my seed stash. We then planted ourselves at my dining room table for about and hour and half and we went through EVERY baggie. I shared baggies that I had, and split some she wanted to try. She was so excited!! She kept saying, "You can't get that around here! OR Where did you get THAT?" :) It was so nice meeting another seed/plant addict like myself, that lives so close to me :)I told her I wouldn't have 1/2 the stuff that I have without the GW. I had a wonderful day!!

And now for the important stuff....BINGO!!!!

THE BINGO WORD FOR TODAY IS: GOBLINS

Spooky Halloween Bingo Words Already Drawn:
CORN STALKS
GOBLINS

Signed up for some Halloween Fun:
Shirley (brittneysgran)
ME (Mellen)
Jeanne (sandlapper_rose)
Jen (jlee160)
Margo (smitties)
Vina (flowergirl34)
Melissa (hazelnutbunny)
Beth (beth_b_kodiak)
Rose (rosemctier)
Michelle (micyrey)
Annie (canyonwind)

Sign ups are now officially closed for this swap...but since I'm not assigning partners till late this afternoon...and if you really need a HAPPY HALLOWEEN! :) you have till I post partners to sign up.

Hope everyone has a great day!
vina


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Afternoon Everyone!

PARTNERS! PARTNERS! PARTNERS! IT'S TIME :0)

Michelle (micyrey) sends to Jen (jlee160)

Jen (jlee160) sends to Margo (smitties)

Jeanne (sandlapper_rose) sends to Annie (canyonwind)

Rose (rosemctier) sends to Michelle (micyrey)

Melissa (hazelnutbunny) sends to Beth (beth_b_kodiak)

Margo (smitties) sends to Shirley (brittneysgran)

Beth (beth_b_kodiak) sends to ME (mellen)

Shirley (brittneysgran) sends to Rose (rosemctier)

Vina (flowergirl34) sends to Melissa (hazelnutbunny)

ME (mellen) sends to Jeanne (sandlapper_rose)

Annie (canyonwind) sends to Vina (flowergirl34)


Let the swapping begin!

Have a great night!
vina


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Yay, Partners! :) I'll have my box out tomorrow!


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Hold the phone...

Wait a second here.....I've got 2 addresses for Beth! Eeek!

Beth, could you please email me with the correct address for you, so I can get the mailing label printed? My email is my gw name @hotmail.com

Thanks!!! :o)


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Got it!!! Will get my box together this weekend. Thanks

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Happy Thursday!

THE BINGO WORD FOR TODAY IS: GOURDS

Spooky Halloween Bingo Words Already Drawn:
CORN STALKS
GOBLINS
GOURDS

Talk to you later! :)
vina


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Okie doke...Beth's box is flying her way!
DC# 9405 5036 9930 0249 6134 59

Hope you enjoy, Beth! :D


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Margo- will u email me ur addy? Thanks!


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Jen, just sent an email. Margo


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Vina,

I am headed out of town until Tues or Wed. Your Happy Halloween will go out sometime after I return. I need to check and make sure I have your address. I will email you if I need it.

Happy Friday!

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Happy Friday!!

WOW! The boxes are already flying :)!! This is so exciting. I love seeing what everyone comes up with when they send boxes. It's always so different! :)

Bunny, your box will be going out next week.

Annie, whenever you send will be great! :) Thanks!

THE BINGO WORD FOR TODAY IS: COSTUMES

Spooky Halloween Bingo Words Already Drawn:
CORN STALKS
GOBLINS
GOURDS
COSTUMES

HAPPY HALLOWEENS ON THE WAY!

Michelle (micyrey) sends to Jen (jlee160)

Jen (jlee160) sends to Margo (smitties)

Jeanne (sandlapper_rose) sends to Annie (canyonwind)

Rose (rosemctier) sends to Michelle (micyrey)

Melissa (hazelnutbunny) sends to Beth (beth_b_kodiak)***SENT***

Margo (smitties) sends to Shirley (brittneysgran)

Beth (beth_b_kodiak) sends to ME (mellen)

Shirley (brittneysgran) sends to Rose (rosemctier)

Vina (flowergirl34) sends to Melissa (hazelnutbunny)

ME (mellen) sends to Jeanne (sandlapper_rose)

Annie (canyonwind) sends to Vina (flowergirl34)

Hope everyone has a great weekend! We are suppose to get cold, rain all weekend. Along with 50 mph winds. YUCK! I have a lot of running around to do this weekend too. I think I'd rather stay home and watch some of those really good Hallmark movies. I just love those!

Talk to you soon!
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I have three of the four words in my Bingo.

I emailed Shirley for her address but nothing yet. I accidentally deleted my list that I have had for a long time. I hate when I do those kinds of things. If someone has the whole list, could you send it to me. Thanks.

High winds here. I was going to go out and harvest seeds today too. No chance of that now. I am not sure when it will stop blowing but hopefully sometime this weekend. I have another swap I need to collect seeds for.

I hope everyone's Friday is going well.

Shirley, not sure if you received my email so if you see this, could you send me your address.
Thanks

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Michelle, is your address still the same? I'll be mailing out on monday or tuesday.

Vina, are we supposed to be using the small flat rate box? or just a flat rate box?

Margo, i'l send you the list i have when i get back to my computer. prod me on fb if i forget LOL


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Rose...I believe Vina said either flat rate envelope or flat rate box, although I am not sure what size box.

Vina...I emailed to you the address I have on you this morning. Let me know that it is correct!

Thanks!

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I think she meant the small flat rate box that costs only $5 to mail, that way it's the same as the envelope.

At least....I *hope* that's what she meant, because that's what I used! :)


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Afternoon everyone! :)
Wow! Margo, KUDOS on the Bingo words so far. Taylor has been doing an excellent job of drawing I see :)

Rose, its your choice for packaging. Bunny was right on :) Small flat rate box or flat rate envie. This is where packing like a yoga master can come in handy :)

Annie, got your email and addy looks perfect.

Now to the important things...like BINGO :)

THE BINGO WORD FOR TODAY IS: DONUT HOLES

Spooky Halloween Bingo Words Already Drawn:
CORN STALKS
GOBLINS
GOURDS
COSTUMES
DONUT HOLES

Have a terrific Saturday everyone!
vina


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i don't have any of the small small one but i have some of the regional rate small ones, so i'll just use that one. i don't feel like driving into town to get another box LOL


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Margo-I did not get your e-mail but sent you my address a few minutes ago. High winds were bad here Friday but not so bad today. We had to wait real late Friday night before we could put out our yard sale items.

Busy day today...had a 6 family yard sale. Got rid of alot of stuff and made a few dollars to boot. My cousin who visits every year arrived with her DH to spend a week with us. They bear hunt with my DH. Bears are sure plentiful this year. Bear sitings have been steady for the past month. I don't think I could shoot one so I leave the hunting to them.

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Hello
Rose I sent you my new address didn't you get it?
It is the missouri one the I'll is the old one.
If you have the mo one you are good to go.
If not then let me know.

I don't have the address for Jen can you please email it to me.
Then I am ready to send.

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Happy Monday!
Sorry I didn't post a bingo word yesterday. We had an unexpected emergency. My MIL's doggie went to heaven yesterday. He was 13 years old. A very large Golden Retreiver. He stopped eating on Thursday, and they took him to the vet and they found blood in his urine. Ran some tests and did an ultrasound and found a tumor. Poor thing. By Sunday, he was really not doing well at all...she called the vet and he was sent to rest yesterday. He was such a sweet dog!

I'm glad to see boxes/envies are flying. :)

Margo, I sent you an email to with Shirley's addy. Hope you get it :)

To make up for no bingo word yesterday Taylor drew 2 words today.

THE BINGO WORDS FOR TODAY ARE: GHOSTS & POPCORN BALLS

Spooky Halloween Bingo Words Already Drawn:
CORN STALKS
GOBLINS
GOURDS
COSTUMES
DONUT HOLES
GHOSTS
POPCORN BALLS

Have a great day everyone!
Talk to you soon!
vina


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michelle, i didn't get it. my email is rosemctier@aol.com. sometimes the gw email doesn't get through :(


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Annie,
Your package is on its way to you. Wish I could have figured out a way to pack more into the box, but anyway I hope you like what I sent. (I have a delivery confirmation, just don't have the number here in front of me.)
Jeanne


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Taylor is my new best friend. I have five words so I am half way there.

I am sending hubby to the post office for me tomorrow. I will come back and post the DC number after work.

Margo


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Good morning everyone!

Margo, Taylor is thrilled :) She loves BFF's, lol!

I see the boxes are flying...I can't wait to hear what's in them. That's half the fun for me :)

TODAY'S SPOOKY HALLOWEEN BINGO WORD OF THE DAY: BOBBING FOR APPLES

Spooky Halloween Bingo Words Already Drawn:
CORN STALKS
GOBLINS
GOURDS
COSTUMES
DONUT HOLES
GHOSTS
POPCORN BALLS
BOBBING FOR APPLES

HAPPY HALLOWEENS ON THE WAY!

Michelle (micyrey) sends to Jen (jlee160)

Jen (jlee160) sends to Margo (smitties)

Jeanne (sandlapper_rose) sends to Annie (canyonwind)***SENT***

Rose (rosemctier) sends to Michelle (micyrey)

Melissa (hazelnutbunny) sends to Beth (beth_b_kodiak)***SENT***

Margo (smitties) sends to Shirley (brittneysgran)

Beth (beth_b_kodiak) sends to ME (mellen)

Shirley (brittneysgran) sends to Rose (rosemctier)

Vina (flowergirl34) sends to Melissa (hazelnutbunny)

ME (mellen) sends to Jeanne (sandlapper_rose)

Annie (canyonwind) sends to Vina (flowergirl34)

Today is going to be a wonderful fall day here. I have to work at the school this morning, but, this afternoon I am going to garden till I drop. I have some things to cut back, leaves to rake (I like to put them on my strawberry plants) and as usual WEEDING. It's going into the low 50's with rain for the rest of the week. So I figure I'd better take advantage of some nice days while I still can.

And some of my iris' are reblooming! Grandma's Purple Flag, Grapesicle, Immortality, Autumn Tryst, and 2 others I can't think of right now. Such a happy spot in the garden this fall. I've never had this many rebloom all at once. Just makes me smile :)

Yesterday I made over 100 Halloween cutout cookies for Taylor to take to school today for a special snack for the kids :). I had so much fun! Bats, jack o' lanterns, mummies, cats, moons, leaves...all cutouts. I even dyed the dough and decorated that way. I think the leaves came out the best. I dyed red, green and orange dough and the swirled it together, kinda like if you use fondant, and then covered with orange sugar crystals. We even made little halloween baggies from sandwich baggies and covered them with spooky pumpkin and ghost stickers. Have I mentioned...I LOVE HALLOWEEN!

Now its on to candy apples, and my favorite...SPIDERWEB COOKIES, with a little chocolate spider :)

Have a great day!
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OOOHHHHH Vina I wish I was in Taylor's class....Those cookies sound yummy. I have irises blooming now too, DH picked some purple, yellow and white ones and put them in a vase for me. I will take them to work with me tomorrow.
I started to fuss at him because I did not see the names before he cut them but decided to skip it. I'm sure the white one is Immortality.

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Happy Wednesday!!!

Shirley, I also have Baby Boom flowering! Just noticed it yesterday afternoon. I've never had that one rebloom before :). I'm going to cut a bouquet today for Gramma and surprise her at work with them. She just loves iris, but doesn't really grow any. She always says if she wants to see any she knows where I am :)

The cookies were a big hit! Some kids thought they looked like playdough, lol! I guess I went a little over the top with the coloring.

I received the most beautiful dahlia this year from a gw'er. Now is the time to be bringing the little fellow in. Does anyone know if I'm suppose to pot it and stick it somewhere out of direct line of frost/snow, or do I just dig up the root and bag it up to put in the basement/fridge for the winter. Never had a dahlia before and wasn't going to fuss with digging and overwintering it, BUT, then it put on such a show for me this summer I just have to save it! Any knowledge on this guy would be terrific.

BINGO WORD FOR THE DAY: WEREWOLVES

Spooky Halloween Bingo Words Already Drawn:
CORN STALKS
GOBLINS
GOURDS
COSTUMES
DONUT HOLES
GHOSTS
POPCORN BALLS
BOBBING FOR APPLES
WEREWOLVES

Have a great day!! Talk to you later!
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Vina, I dig up my dahlia tubers every fall. I dig up the whole bunch of tubers, rinse them off, and put them in a small brown lunch sack. I then store them in the basement on a shelf. This has worked for me for years. I got mine in late this year so I am just starting to enjoy their blooms. You can dig them up after the frost, you just don't want a freeze to hit.

Dahlia's are so easy to grow and the tubers can be broken up for more fun blooms to experience or share.

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Vina-Your Gramma is a smart woman....Irises are gorgeous.
Margo being in zone 5 probably knows best about dahlias for that zone but I don't dig mine here. The key is they don't need to get wet and then it turns cold and they rot, so I cover mine with black tar paper and then mulch so it doesn't blow off. They stay nice and dry all winter.

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I received my "Happy Halloween" box today from Jeanne.
Perfect......daffodils....I love daffodils....they are so happy, an orange marshmallow pumpkin...as I write this,my husband is enjoying it as an "appetizer" before dinner...he just could not wait....and a darling halloween card with a witch on the old broomstick....cute card.

Thank you so much Jeanne!!!

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Good morning everyone!

Margo, thanks so much for the info. I'm going to go out and dig them up today. :) That sounds so easy, maybe I'll try more dahlias next year!

Shirley, the bouquet was a big hit! People coming in and out were asking where do you get iris' this time of year? :) That made me smile.

Annie, that does sound like a Happy Halloween! I love daff's too!

BINGO WORD FOR THE DAY: ICHABOD CRANE

Spooky Halloween Bingo Words Already Drawn:
CORN STALKS
GOBLINS
GOURDS
COSTUMES
DONUT HOLES
GHOSTS
POPCORN BALLS
BOBBING FOR APPLES
WEREWOLVES
ICHABOD CRANE

HAPPY HALLOWEENS ON THE WAY!

Michelle (micyrey) sends to Jen (jlee160)

Jen (jlee160) sends to Margo (smitties)

Jeanne (sandlapper_rose) sends to Annie (canyonwind)***SENT***REC'D***

Rose (rosemctier) sends to Michelle (micyrey)

Melissa (hazelnutbunny) sends to Beth (beth_b_kodiak)***SENT***

Margo (smitties) sends to Shirley (brittneysgran)

Beth (beth_b_kodiak) sends to ME (mellen)

Shirley (brittneysgran) sends to Rose (rosemctier)

Vina (flowergirl34) sends to Melissa (hazelnutbunny)

ME (mellen) sends to Jeanne (sandlapper_rose)

Annie (canyonwind) sends to Vina (flowergirl34)

Melissa, I'm going to get busy on your Happy Halloween this weekend! FOR SURE! This week has flown by!

Have a super Thursday!
vina


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No hurries, Vina! :o) Good things are worth waiting for!

Beth's box was delivered on the 15th. I hope everything made it OK!


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margo- I still do not have your addy- will you please email me with it? Thanks:)


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Michelle, we have had a week of teen drama and trauma, coupled with nonstop rain, so i haven't mailed your box yet. it is supposed to warm up next week, so i'l get it out on monday, i promise :)


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Apologies to Bunny.
My wireless device died and I just now got a new one in my hands and installed!!!!!! Yeah.
Sorry Bunny. The candy has been eaten and the plant planted and I'm just now getting to thank you. You did very well with your choices.
I have been eating Skinny Cow ice cream for a long time but did not know they made candy too. It was a real treat and I'll look for it in the stores.
The iris looks very good green and healthy. I put it into a new bed I'm making on the front bank. I look forward to seeing it bloom,
iris are one thing that do well here with the intense dry heat. Good choice and many thanks.

Your card was a very nice one that i figure you made yourself. You amaze me with all the things that you do and do well. You are a very busy Bunny.
HUGS to you and all the little bunnies.
Now to get my package in the mail for Mellen.
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Vina,

Happy Halloween is headed your way Friday afternoon. I will post the DC# Friday evening. Thanks so much for hosting...this has been fun...fun...fun! Your cookies sounded so good...wish I was a kid again!!!!!

Dinner time...must run!!

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HAPPY FRIDAY :0)

Rose, I'm happy my little ones are little for a few more years. I don't think I'm ready for teen drama. I may go up to 3 cups of coffee a day instead of 2, lol!

Ooh! Bunny what kind of iris did you send? That box sounds fun and yummy! And I finally have a game plan for your box! I was packing up seeds for another swap and it just came to me :). So I'm off on a little shopping fun today, for you...and probably for me too, since I always buy things in 2's (one for me and one for you, lol!)

Annie, can hardly wait :) I love surprises, especially HAPPY HALLOWEEN surprises! :)

THE BINGO WORD FOR THE DAY IS: CANDY CORN

Spooky Halloween Bingo Words Already Drawn:
CORN STALKS
GOBLINS
GOURDS
COSTUMES
DONUT HOLES
GHOSTS
POPCORN BALLS
BOBBING FOR APPLES
WEREWOLVES
ICHABOD CRANE
CANDY CORN

How is everyone doing on Bingo??? Anyone close yet?

HAPPY HALLOWEENS ON THE WAY!

Michelle (micyrey) sends to Jen (jlee160)

Jen (jlee160) sends to Margo (smitties)

Jeanne (sandlapper_rose) sends to Annie (canyonwind)***SENT***REC'D***

Rose (rosemctier) sends to Michelle (micyrey)

Melissa (hazelnutbunny) sends to Beth (beth_b_kodiak)***SENT***REC'D***

Margo (smitties) sends to Shirley (brittneysgran)

Beth (beth_b_kodiak) sends to ME (mellen)

Shirley (brittneysgran) sends to Rose (rosemctier)

Vina (flowergirl34) sends to Melissa (hazelnutbunny)

ME (mellen) sends to Jeanne (sandlapper_rose)

Annie (canyonwind) sends to Vina (flowergirl34)


Have a super Friday everyone! Kiddo's have a half day today, so we are pizza and shopping this afternoon :) Can't wait!

Talk to you soon!
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Glad you enjoyed everything, Beth! :)

Vina~ The iris was Mother Earth. I have only a few that I can find tags on, and this one seemed a bit appropriate...kinda said harvest time to me. For some reason. I'm strange that way. :o)


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Shirley, your box is on the way and I am awaiting word that it has been received.

Vina, I just sent you an important email.

I am doing well with Bingo and have six words already.

Spent the day super cleaning and then the plan was to go out and plant up my eucalyptus, curry, lavender, and a rosemary plant to bring in because of a frost due tonight. My back is suffering from the cleaning so hubby has agreed to take a nap and then dig them up for me. (He works 4am to 1).

We also have a football game tonight and we sit in the press box and he calls the game while two of us spot for him. I am not sure I am going to be able to do it tonight. Took some tylenol and I am going to take a bath.

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Good Evening....

Vina,

Happy Halloween DC # 0311 0820 0000 9057 0925.........

RE: BINGO...I believe I only have three thus far. Margo is looking good! Is Taylor still doing the picking??? Maybe Billy might like to take a stab at it.....LOL!

Happy Weekend to all!

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Margo - I received my wonderful Happy Halloween box. Thank you so much for all my treats.

I received:
Tulips - Kaleidoscope
Halloween Card
Kit Kats, Milky Ways & 3 Musketeers
Necklace -

Margo thank you so much for such a thoughful box. I love the necklace you made....I went to a craft show today and wore my necklace. I have just the right place to plant my tulip bulbs and hope to do that after Church tomorrow. I love chocolate candy and have been devouring it.

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Mary Ellen,
Thank you so much for the Halloween surprises! I received a pack of daffodil bulbs (and daffodils are my very favorite flower), candy, and a really cute Halloween card. This was a fun swap and simple to do. Thanks for the idea. I missed swapping during all those hot, dry months.
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  • Posted by mellen 4a/5-ctrl. IA (My Page) on
    Sun, Oct 23, 11 at 20:46

Jeanne, you are welcome. Glad you enjoyed. I agree that this swap was fun and VERY easy to do.

Been having gorgeous weather here. 60's and 70's just can't be beat this time of year.
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Shirley, glad you enjoyed your box. I was a little worried because I sent my husband to the post office for me with strict instructions to get DC. He did remember to get it but when he got home and I asked him for the receipt, he said he didn't have one. The kiosk said it was unable to issue receipts that day. Grrrrrrr He didn't even think to write the number down off the label before he put the package in the bin. I couldn't track the package because I had no number.

Oh well, from now on, I do it myself.

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Happy Monday! So sorry everyone I have been an MIA hostess the last couple of days. Trying to pack so many things into a weekend...I'm still bushed :)

Everyone's boxes sound great!!

Margo, I received your email...and I can't tell you how many times I have forgotten to get a dc! Don't be too hard on hub's :)

Bunny, I love Mother Earth iris. And your right they fit right into fall wonderfully :) Or should I say wonderfally...okay, I know that was corny!

Okay, now to the most important thing...BINGO!!!

Annie, Billy is drawing the next three words...hopefully he'll bring you some luck! :)

We are now drawing one word for Saturday, one for Sunday and one for Today...

AND THE BINGO WORDS FOR TODAY ARE: FRANKENSTEIN, MONSTER, WITCH

Spooky Halloween Bingo Words Already Drawn:
CORN STALKS
GOBLINS
GOURDS
COSTUMES
DONUT HOLES
GHOSTS
POPCORN BALLS
BOBBING FOR APPLES
WEREWOLVES
ICHABOD CRANE
CANDY CORN
FRANKENSTEIN
MONSTER
WITCH

HAPPY HALLOWEENS ON THE WAY!

Michelle (micyrey) sends to Jen (jlee160)

Jen (jlee160) sends to Margo (smitties)

Jeanne (sandlapper_rose) sends to Annie (canyonwind)***SENT***REC'D***

Rose (rosemctier) sends to Michelle (micyrey)

Melissa (hazelnutbunny) sends to Beth (beth_b_kodiak)***SENT***REC'D***

Margo (smitties) sends to Shirley (brittneysgran)***SENT***REC'D***

Beth (beth_b_kodiak) sends to ME (mellen)

Shirley (brittneysgran) sends to Rose (rosemctier)

Vina (flowergirl34) sends to Melissa (hazelnutbunny)

ME (mellen) sends to Jeanne (sandlapper_rose)***SENT***REC'D***

Annie (canyonwind) sends to Vina (flowergirl34)***SENT***


So many boxes are flying...I just love simple swaps! Have I missed anyones sending out there box? If so, please let me know and I'll update the list.

Everyone who hasn't mailed yet has until the October 26th to mail. So everyone can have a HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!

Melissa, putting the finishing touches on your package today and will be mailing tomorrow :) Happy Halloween!!!

Talk to you all soon!
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It looks like I will be hostess for both November and December. I will post the November swap after Halloween. Just to let you know that awhile back I wanted to do a book related swap and then it didn't happen, so I plan to use that idea for November. So... if you have a book you read lately that you really liked, keep it for another few weeks. We will be sharing favorite authors/favorite books as part of our November swap. Nice weather to curl up inside and read... not to mention it will be getting dark earlier and earlier... I dislike that part of fall. These will be fiction only and paperback/lightly used are fine. There will also be something you will send along with your book, but more about all of that in November. Do not tell what your book is - there will be some secret choices being made as part of this swap.
If I am not back to post here before November, Happy Halloween to everyone!
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Good afternoon!

Jeanne, that sounds like a great swap. I'm already mentally signing up...and thinking of a few book choices.

Anywhoo...I was getting lunch ready and my mailman showed up with MY HAPPY HALLOWEEN from Annie!

In my super bubbler was:
~an adorable handmade card by her neice. Way too cute and hanging on my fridge!! The witches are so cute with all that long hair...totally spooky :)
~yummy!!! snickers and hershey bars
Billy saw these and kept walking around the table, with his little Halloween pumpkin that he has been carrying around with him for the last week, saying "trick or treat momma, trick or treat!" and I would put a candy in his pumpkin. He would be so excited he'd go around the table and give me back the candy and do it all over again! He's getting in some good practice!
~Trick or Treat gloves for Taylor...sorry Annie...I think these are for me! Taylor's going to be a Velociraptor for Halloween, Billy is a T-Rex.(both of my kids want to be Paleontologists when they grow up):0) And yes!, just like you thought in your card, I am dressing up :) (your never too old for Halloween)...I'm going to be the Scary Godmother. I have my costume all ready and these gloves will be perfect! Scary Godmother is a Halloween Special on Nickelodeon. Taylor and I have been watching it since she was 1, and Billy since birth. LOVE HER!!
~Calla: Green Goddess
I just looked this up and its beautiful. It says to let dry out and store in dark, cool place till weather is above 55. Is it already dried out in the baggie that its in? I can't wait to grow this in the spring. I'm going to put it with my beautiful dahlia that I saved too :)

Annie, thank you for such a wonderful, colorful HAPPY HALLOWEEN! Everything was wrapped so thoughtfully and such a joy to open!! :)


HAPPY HALLOWEENS ON THE WAY!

Michelle (micyrey) sends to Jen (jlee160)

Jen (jlee160) sends to Margo (smitties)

Jeanne (sandlapper_rose) sends to Annie (canyonwind)***SENT***REC'D***

Rose (rosemctier) sends to Michelle (micyrey)

Melissa (hazelnutbunny) sends to Beth (beth_b_kodiak)***SENT***REC'D***

Margo (smitties) sends to Shirley (brittneysgran)***SENT***REC'D***

Beth (beth_b_kodiak) sends to ME (mellen)

Shirley (brittneysgran) sends to Rose (rosemctier)

Vina (flowergirl34) sends to Melissa (hazelnutbunny)

ME (mellen) sends to Jeanne (sandlapper_rose)***SENT***REC'D***

Annie (canyonwind) sends to Vina (flowergirl34)***SENT***REC'D***

Have a super day! and talk to you soon!
vina


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I mailed Rose's box Friday but just figured out I mailed it to the wrong address. I found an old list at work and used the address for Rose but she e-mailed me a diffrent address.... I bet whoever gets the package will be wondering What In The World.

So sorry Rose I should have waited until Saturday but was not sure I would get back to the PO. I got your e-mail when I got home on Friday but had already mailed the package. I figured all this out when I returned to work today and noticed the two addresses were different.

I will update an address list for all members and hopefully avoid this in the future. I have noticed alot of us asking for addresses each month so this will be a good time to update the list.

Shirley


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shirley, that's fine-- that's the cabin! i'm just in the house for now, but the bf is still at the cabin. he will pick it up and bring it to me :)

michele, your box is packed and ready to go out tomorrow!

the address thing is my fault-- i haven't sent out updated lists in a while. i will let this be my last plea for updates before i email them to everyone.


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Michelle, I Received your box. Thank you so much for the cute card, popcorn, bookmark and iris :) very cute:)


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Good Morning Everyone!!!

Cold out this morning (high 40's), but SUNNY! So I'll take it :). Won't be long before I have a few feet of snow to contend with.

Boxes seem to be flying...everywhere, lol! :)

Bunny, your package is sitting on the table next to me. On its way to the po. I'll post the dc when I get back. :)

THE BINGO WORD FOR THE DAY: TRICK OR TREAT

Spooky Halloween Bingo Words Already Drawn:
CORN STALKS
GOBLINS
GOURDS
COSTUMES
DONUT HOLES
GHOSTS
POPCORN BALLS
BOBBING FOR APPLES
WEREWOLVES
ICHABOD CRANE
CANDY CORN
FRANKENSTEIN
MONSTER
WITCH
TRICK OR TREAT

HAPPY HALLOWEENS ON THE WAY!

Michelle (micyrey) sends to Jen (jlee160)***SENT***REC'D***

Jen (jlee160) sends to Margo (smitties)

Jeanne (sandlapper_rose) sends to Annie (canyonwind)***SENT***REC'D***

Rose (rosemctier) sends to Michelle (micyrey)

Melissa (hazelnutbunny) sends to Beth (beth_b_kodiak)***SENT***REC'D***

Margo (smitties) sends to Shirley (brittneysgran)***SENT***REC'D***

Beth (beth_b_kodiak) sends to ME (mellen)

Shirley (brittneysgran) sends to Rose (rosemctier)***SENT***REC'D KINDA? :0)***

Vina (flowergirl34) sends to Melissa (hazelnutbunny)***SENT***

ME (mellen) sends to Jeanne (sandlapper_rose)***SENT***REC'D***

Annie (canyonwind) sends to Vina (flowergirl34)***SENT***REC'D***

Everyone who hasn't mailed you have until tomorrow, the 26th, to give your partner a HAPPY HALLOWEEN! Please post here when you mail.

Have a great day!
vina


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Vina...Are you sure the Calla arrived in OK condition???? Please let me know if is "damaged"....OK???? It is a lovely Calla....Of course, I do not have to lift mine here in Southern Cal. Out here, mine grow to 6-7 ft.

RE: Bingo.....nice work Billy....LOL!

Happy Tuesday to all!!

Annie


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Back from the po....Miss Bunny your dc is: 0308 3390 0002 0057 3175 :)

Annie, it looks great! I opened up the bag so it could dry out for a few days and then I'll shredded paper bag it in the basement. I am so excited to see this grow! The pictures I looked up are just beautiful. I can't thank you enough!

Have a great afternoon everyone.

We have S N O W in the forecast for Thursday and Friday morning. YES! I said SNOW! Here we go...

vina


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wheeeee got my box from shirley today :) m & m cookies, which are already gone, but i did share with my bf LOL a really cool painted decorative shovel with a cute scarecrow on it, which will go on my door once the skeleton comes down-- i love harvest! and best of all, 6 thalia daffodils, which are pure white! i have never seen all white daffodils before, and think they will be amazing with my checkered lilies:) ah, spring,why must you be so far away!thank you so much,this was a lovely treat :)

michelle's box made it to the PO today, and your confirmation number should be in your email. usps.com is so much easier than i thought it would be :)


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GOOD MORNING! Today is the day! Today is the deadline to mail your HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!! :) This month has just flown by, and this week, is in some kind of hyperdrive for me, lol!

Beth and Jen, your our last Happy Halloweener's :) Has anyone heard from them? Maybe I should send them an email?

Rose, M&M cookies....yum! I have never tried the usps.com. I was always afraid that I would get to the end try and print, nothing would happen, and they would charge me for it anyway, lol! Silly, since I have never even checked out how to use it.

Since it is so close to Halloween and still no BINGO...we are now drawing 2 words a day till someone hits it.

THE BINGO WORD(S) FOR TODAY ARE: CANDY APPLE and CORN MAZE

Spooky Halloween Bingo Words Already Drawn:
CORN STALKS
GOBLINS
GOURDS
COSTUMES
DONUT HOLES
GHOSTS
POPCORN BALLS
BOBBING FOR APPLES
WEREWOLVES
ICHABOD CRANE
CANDY CORN
FRANKENSTEIN
MONSTER
WITCH
TRICK OR TREAT
CANDY APPLE
CORN MAZE


HAPPY HALLOWEENS ON THE WAY!

Michelle (micyrey) sends to Jen (jlee160)***SENT***REC'D***

Jen (jlee160) sends to Margo (smitties)

Jeanne (sandlapper_rose) sends to Annie (canyonwind)***SENT***REC'D***

Rose (rosemctier) sends to Michelle (micyrey)***SENT***

Melissa (hazelnutbunny) sends to Beth (beth_b_kodiak)***SENT***REC'D***

Margo (smitties) sends to Shirley (brittneysgran)***SENT***REC'D***

Beth (beth_b_kodiak) sends to ME (mellen)

Shirley (brittneysgran) sends to Rose (rosemctier)***SENT***REC'D AND YUMMY!***

Vina (flowergirl34) sends to Melissa (hazelnutbunny)***SENT***

ME (mellen) sends to Jeanne (sandlapper_rose)***SENT***REC'D***

Annie (canyonwind) sends to Vina (flowergirl34)***SENT***REC'D***


Talk to you later!
vina


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Looking forward to it, Vina! This has been a rotten week so far, so having something in the mail besides bills will be great! :)

I have 6 of the words so far. Not doing so well! :P


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o my stars, BINGO! woohoo! had the last two :) i'm so EXCITED :D

1. Candy apple
> 2. Ghosts
> 3. Werewolves
> 4. Witch
> 5. Bobbing for apples
> 6. Goblins
> 7. Corn maze
> 8. Gourds
> 9. Ichabod Crane
> 10. Trick or treat

vina, i've had very good luck with the usps website. only way to use the regional rate priority boxes is to print postage online, and they really do save a lot of money, so i've gotten used to the online options. so easy! you should check it out!


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it was 7 bulbs. the bf just called to tell me he found one under the table. when i pulled out the bag the side ripped and out they tumbled-- hopefully i've found them all, before the dog does! the card was really cute too-- a little puppy in a bushel :)


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WTG, Rose! :o)

I like the usps website, and print labels when I can. They don't charge you if it doesn't print out correctly, which is GREAT. :)
I also found out that they have PADDED flat rate envies! Yay!


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Good morning ALL! :)

ROSE, CONGRATULATIONS!!!!! ON BINGO!!!!! :) I will be packing up your Happy Halloween prize and sending it off later this afternoon :)

I was getting a little worried that we would be playing this till the middle of November :)

Thanks for the info on the usps site. Bunny, that is actually what I was afraid of. Sometimes my printer will say its printing and then nothing comes out. It's like you have to butter it up sometimes for it to work, lol. And I LOVE the padded envies, your Halloween is coming in one.

HAPPY HALLOWEENS ON THE WAY!

Michelle (micyrey) sends to Jen (jlee160)***SENT***REC'D***

Jen (jlee160) sends to Margo (smitties)

Jeanne (sandlapper_rose) sends to Annie (canyonwind)***SENT***REC'D***

Rose (rosemctier) sends to Michelle (micyrey)***SENT***

Melissa (hazelnutbunny) sends to Beth (beth_b_kodiak)***SENT***REC'D***

Margo (smitties) sends to Shirley (brittneysgran)***SENT***REC'D***

Beth (beth_b_kodiak) sends to ME (mellen)

Shirley (brittneysgran) sends to Rose (rosemctier)***SENT***REC'D***

Vina (flowergirl34) sends to Melissa (hazelnutbunny)***SENT***

ME (mellen) sends to Jeanne (sandlapper_rose)***SENT***REC'D***

Annie (canyonwind) sends to Vina (flowergirl34)***SENT***REC'D***

Only 2 more to mail and a 4 to receive and we can wrap up a great Halloween for this year.

Have a great day everyone!
vina


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I am mailing today:) Sorry for the delay.


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I received a Click and Ship notice from the USPS that Jen has sent my package. It included the DC number so will let you know when it arrives.

Margo


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  • Posted by mellen 4a/5-ctrl. IA (My Page) on
    Thu, Oct 27, 11 at 19:30

Beth sent her package, and I received it today. No worries when it comes to Beth. She is the best! She sent 2 varieties of daffodil bulbs-Cheerfulness and Salome. I got them planted right away today. They are right next to the sidewalk where we walk to the front door so they will be a 'cheerful' greeting. Beth also sent teas along with some honey straws, coffee flavored candies, and the cutest knicknack! It looks like a little owl perched on a rock. It is actually a little nutshell split in half. 1/2 faces front and the other 1/2 faces the back with one on top of the other. The inside of the nute REALLY looks like an owl face. It is TOTALLY AWESOME!!! Beth, I love all that you sent. Thank you sooo much!
Hugs to you, too,
ME


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Good morning everyone! It's Friday!!!!!!!

Wow! Have you all been busy since yesterday :)

Jen, your right on time :0) Thanks for posting.

Your right ME, I never have any worries about Beth...or any of you ladies for that matter. You all make hosting these swaps a breeze and I can't thank you all enough.

HAPPY HALLOWEENS ON THE WAY!

Michelle (micyrey) sends to Jen (jlee160)***SENT***REC'D***

Jen (jlee160) sends to Margo (smitties)***SENT***

Jeanne (sandlapper_rose) sends to Annie (canyonwind)***SENT***REC'D***

Rose (rosemctier) sends to Michelle (micyrey)***SENT***

Melissa (hazelnutbunny) sends to Beth (beth_b_kodiak)***SENT***REC'D***

Margo (smitties) sends to Shirley (brittneysgran)***SENT***REC'D***

Beth (beth_b_kodiak) sends to ME (mellen)***SENT***REC'D***

Shirley (brittneysgran) sends to Rose (rosemctier)***SENT***REC'D***

Vina (flowergirl34) sends to Melissa (hazelnutbunny)***SENT***

ME (mellen) sends to Jeanne (sandlapper_rose)***SENT***REC'D***

Annie (canyonwind) sends to Vina (flowergirl34)***SENT***REC'D***

Does anyone have any big Halloween plans this weekend? We have 2 Halloween parties for the kids and trick or treating at our shopping mall. The kids always take that as practice for the "real" night, lol!

I keep thinking its only a few more days till Halloween and with it, the end of OCTOBER...where has the summer gone??? It is 22 degrees here this morning. Cold even for our weird weather standards. Having to scrape ice off the van this morning. I'm glad I'm done collecting seeds. Everything is toast now. :(...another year gone...and...another planning year YET to begin, lol! and so the wheel turns.

Jeanne, you can start gearing up for November whenever you'd like :) I have already started digging through some of my books and seeing which one I can part with. Its weird, once I read a book and really like it, I'll hang onto it for years. I may re-read that darn thing 4 or 5 times. I am just finishing up on my 3rd round with the wonderful David Copperfield...I just love that book!

Have a great day everyone!
vina


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  • Posted by mellen 4a/5-ctrl. IA (My Page) on
    Fri, Oct 28, 11 at 8:54

30 degrees here right now. We are soon headed out for St. Cloud to visit son, DIL, and NEW grandbaby. Evie is being baptized on Saturday then hubby and I will be staying there through Halloween. I know she is only a short 2 months old and oblivious to the celebrations, but it will be fun anyway. When hubs heard that I planned to stay a couple of extra days, he decided to take a couple of vacation days to stay, too. That little girl already has Grandpa wrapped around her little finger. Whenever we are with them, and they need someone to burp or hold her, Grandpa also has his arms up ready to take her.

Everyone have a great week-end!
ME


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Well, along with a few bills (Booooo!) I received a package from Vina today! Yay! :D
It was so much fun opening something GOOD for a change!

She sent a package of fun size Hershey's bars, a bag of candy corn (already munching on 'em!), a *cute* orange candy dish, glittery Halloween stickers (girls have already claimed these!), 4 Double Daffoldil bulbs (Tahiti), and some soft-necked garlic bulbs (to ward off vampires!).

Thank you so much, Vina! :D I love everything, and it was so much fun!

halloween thank you Pictures, Images and Photos


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Hello
I got a great box today from rose.
She sent a rudbeckia, a cone flower, and 2 corropsis they are all big healthy plants.
She also send several packs of seeds, hyacinth beans, 4oclocks and a few others I don't rember right now.
She included a ghost ornament, a box of carmel chocolets and a jar or fruit spread.
What a great box, thanks so much
Michelle


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Nice boxes....thanks Vina for hosting this month.

On my way to work this morning I passed under some trees in town that had tree limbs branching way out over the road. I heard this ker plunk and poop landed all over my windshield. It was bear poop and the bear was on one of the tree limbs. DH came and took the truck to get an oil change and could not believe it. He had to take it to a car wash to clean it up. The bears here have left the mountains and come into town for food. They prefer the oak trees with the acorns.

Vina-Our Church is having trunk or treat tomorrow and local businesses are having Boo Bash in the Park. The kids really rack up there with all the candy.

Looking forward to our next swap but I don't read many books. I check out books on tape from the library and listen to those at work. I have listened to over 100 books this year and think I am addicted to them. I hope the library doesn't run out. At first I bought them on ebay but that got expensive and I checked out the library and they had them.

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Oh, Shirley, bear poop on your car! Ick! That has to go way beyond bird poop. I'm glad the bear didn't fall on it, too.
I'm sure I must have posted that we had to have our 12-year old Golden Retriever put to sleep earlier this month. It was so sad - and even terribly sad during the 2 months or so when she was really sick. You feel so bad for them.
This week we adopted a new dog. She's 6-8 months old and may be part Australian Shepherd - all I can say about her breed is she has some ancester with blue merle coloring! Right now she is 22 lbs. so she will be a much smaller dog than our Golden. She went from a shelter into a rescue organization and now here, so hopefully she will decide this is just the right home for her. Now we have the pressure to stay consistent with all the rules and turn her into a well-behaved dog. She is extremely smart and eager to please. This is the first time I have had a calm, submissive dog (Do you watch the Dog Whisperer?) and wow, what a difference. I feel like I switched to "top of the line." She is already house trained, spayed, heartworm negative, has all shots, etc. That is an especially nice thing about rescue dogs - we do have a few parasite issues that lingered, but the vet has her on the stuff to take care of that.
I'll post a picture of her when I post the Book Swap. She came with the name Sydney and after much deliberation, we decided to keep it. (I am going through a phase where I like place names for pets. LOL)
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Congratulations on the new family member Jeanne. It is always so nice to be able to rescue a dog. Our little Shilo is the dog of our dreams. Having some trouble with throwing up but it looks like we might be on the right track after a trip to the vet and some meds. Poor thing is so hungry but is limited to what she can eat right now.

I did receive my box from Jen. She sent me a rooted Chocolate Joe Pye weed which is soaking and will be planted tomorrow. Also an assortment of candies which have been hidden from the family eyes. :)

Thanks Jen and Happy Halloween to all. Margo


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Happy Day after Halloween!!
So sorry I was MIA for the last couple of days. Unexpected family thingy's going on...and of course, HALLOWEEN!!

My 2 dinosaurs sure kept me on my feet yesterday that's for sure :)

I hope everyone had a wonderful Halloween! I may take a couple of days to recover. But, its so nice out today, I better get outside and take down all my decorations. We have graveyards, archways, ghosts, and skeletons...everywhere!!! It will take all day to pack it up...then on to turkeys and haybales for Thanksgiving :)

Shirley, Is bear poop lucky?? I heard an old wivestale that if a bird poops on you its lucky...does the same go for bear? :) I can only imagine how much you had to wash off...ewwwww My mom loves books on tape, and gets them from our library too. My husband just started listening to them when he's in the truck, he really enjoys them. Our library has a used book sale a couple of times a year and they always have books on tape too. I got some for my mom for 50cents each.

Jeanne, Congratulations on your new family member! Sydney is a very lucky pooch! :)

Margo, I'm glad your little one is starting to feel better. :)

Bunny, the garlic is from the garden. You can eat some and plant some if you'd like. It comes back every year, and if you cook with it, its way cheaper to grow your own. :)


HAPPY HALLOWEENS ON THE WAY!

Michelle (micyrey) sends to Jen (jlee160)***SENT***REC'D***

Jen (jlee160) sends to Margo (smitties)***SENT***REC'D***

Jeanne (sandlapper_rose) sends to Annie (canyonwind)***SENT***REC'D***

Rose (rosemctier) sends to Michelle (micyrey)***SENT***REC'D***

Melissa (hazelnutbunny) sends to Beth (beth_b_kodiak)***SENT***REC'D***

Margo (smitties) sends to Shirley (brittneysgran)***SENT***REC'D***

Beth (beth_b_kodiak) sends to ME (mellen)***SENT***REC'D***

Shirley (brittneysgran) sends to Rose (rosemctier)***SENT***REC'D***

Vina (flowergirl34) sends to Melissa (hazelnutbunny)***SENT***REC'D***

ME (mellen) sends to Jeanne (sandlapper_rose)***SENT***REC'D***

Annie (canyonwind) sends to Vina (flowergirl34)***SENT***REC'D***

I happily declare this swap officially closed. Thank you very much ladies for making this truly a HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

Now onto November...Jeanne...take it away...

vina


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wow,shirley, that's quite a story lol. glad you're okay!

i got my prize today :) man do you pack an amazing box! i got garlic-- yay! been wanting to try garlic. huge crocuses in purple, orange and white daffodils, and pumpkin shaped caramels :) very excited! tomorrow is supposed to be nice so it looks like i have some planting to do! woohoo!


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hey vina, any advice on the garlic? do i plant it now or wait til spring? do you know what kind it is?


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Hi Rose!
I believe I sent you German White Hardneck Garlic. If you want to plant some for your garden, now is the time. :)

Just crack off the outer paper a little bit on the bulbs and plant just like any other bulb. They should start to sprout a little now too, that's okay, the frost and cold won't hurt them.

I received the garlic that I sent you from a friend last year. And with my harvest this year, I was able to share :) She grows over 200 different kinds of garlic...did I mention...THEY LOVE GARLIC!!

:0) Happy Garlicing!
vina


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