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Mon 9/1/14

Monday, September 01, 2014

What a day. Rain stopped the trimming so I worked on the house. Got a lot done! Packing, organizing, and cleaning. I stayed with GS for most of the day and had a blast! He's 2 1/2 years old and is mimicking almost everything he hears and sees. when his parents came home his dad was playing with him and GS took off on a flying leap and ran from his dad's shoulders down his back and legs to get to his mother.(Dad was lying flat on the floor stretched out on his stomach). I laughed and told his dad "you just get no respect!" and baby immediately announced to mother "I get respect". I told him I had to go home because his great aunt was hungry and he looked at me and said "I hungry...I go with Maggie (me). We just have the best time egging him on. Today we watched short portions of 2 Disney movies, made a tiger out of play dough, played with our food (grapes make great eyeballs and bugs....don't ask.....) had a growling contest, read books, and did laundry. We took a long nap, tried on clothes, and made peanut butter fingers out of a sandwich (again, don't ask) ..He doesn't cuddle with me...we play and play hard, up and down, jumping, climbing steps, and learning without it being a chore. Love time with that kid. It will make the rest of the week go easier.
I'm working a half day tomorrow and using the afternoon to finish cleaning the car and resting. More storms are expected. The yard will have to wait. I was able, however, to get up into the garden and get the rest of the new lilies marked with labels. Just takin' it day at a time.
Be blessed all and know that regardless of the pressure you face today, tomorrow will eventually get better. Choose joy, choose to be the best you can be and just keep Sparkin'!!

  
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BLUEJAY1969 9/2/2014 4:00AM

    Aren't GS's great?? I spent about 2 hours with mine today and I loved every precious minute of it. He is one of the reasons I am working so hard to get into some kind of shape besides round! I am so glad you got to experience his joy for a while today!
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DAWNWATERWOMAN 9/1/2014 11:26PM

    Glad that you had such a wonderful time with your dear grand son. Here's hoping that your half-day won't drive you crazy. Bright blessings to you dear one. Love ya

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Sun 8/31

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Just got home from speaking at a church in a nearby town. good people. They were very accepting. It's just been a long day. I'm really tired. I did get to see GS tonight and played with him after church. tomorrow is DD's 7th anniversary and I'll get to stay with him a few hours. The yard can wait, my GS comes before all else!! LOL.
Going to bed. Finished an afghan this morning and had to rip out about 8 rows of another because I didn't watch what I was doing. I'll knit it back during surgery wait time.
Be blessed all and just keep Sparkin'!!

  
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REALTYLADYLISA 9/1/2014 7:39PM

    You surely know how to fill up the hours in your day! Glad the speaking went well/you were well received! Yep, I can hear my grandmother say over and over again...rip it out...." but Grammmm" (whining) I would say...and she would answer...If you're not going to make sure you do it right, just don't do it at all! Her handiwork was always a work of art...well beyond function. I'm not as good at my stitchery as she is, but I did learn to be painstaking about it!

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AUNTALICE2 9/1/2014 10:34AM

    Would you post a picture of your finished afghan? I would like to be able to admire it! Home made anything is the best! you are giving of yourself. It take determination to tear out rows on a finished afghan. Good for you!! Hope you have a lovely time with your grandson!! emoticon

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LINTPICKER 9/1/2014 8:11AM

    Good for you in making the choice to repair the error in the afghan. I am the same way. Sometimes it is hard to rip out the bad, lots of extra work, but we find peace in the correction.

I hope all goes well with the surgery. You are are blessed woman and you share your love with many here on spark! We are blessed as well!!

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BARB4HEALTH 9/1/2014 8:03AM

    emoticon Grandkids are GREAT!

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NANA2PRINCESSES 9/1/2014 5:44AM

    Admire you for ripping out the rows that were not right. I've been known to shelve a project when that happens. Enjoy your time with GS.

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BLUEJAY1969 9/1/2014 4:17AM

    Great job on completing your afghan! I crochet and have only ever finished two in my whole life! It's too bad you had to rip some out but at least you'll be able to keep mind and hands busy while Honey is in surgery! Glad you got to spend some time with GS!
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KAREN-IS-HERE 8/31/2014 11:35PM

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DAWNWATERWOMAN 8/31/2014 11:26PM

    Great job on finishing your afghan. Sorry that you had to rip out the other one. I hate doing that. Glad that you had a good speaking engagement today. Wonderful that you got to spend time with your grandson. I know that you love that. Bright blessings for a wonderful day tomorrow.

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Sun 8/31

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Just got home from speaking at a church in a nearby town. good people. They were very accepting. It's just been a long day. I'm really tired. I did get to see GS tonight and played with him after church. tomorrow is DD's 7th anniversary and I'll get to stay with him a few hours. The yard can wait, my GS comes before all else!! LOL.
Going to bed. Finished an afghan this morning and had to rip out about 8 rows of another because I didn't watch what I was doing. I'll knit it back during surgery wait time.
Be blessed all and just keep Sparkin'!!

  


Sat 8/30

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Went out early and headed for the east edge of the property. We've had a pretty bad series of winters for a few years and I had gravel spread on a space so that up to 4 cars can park up there in bad weather. Weeds grow up in the gravel if I don't keep it sprayed and today I refreshed the area by pulling up matting weeds and spraying. then I did the same for the trees that frame the drive. I trimmed the bushes, and then mowed the rest of the property. Monday I plan to trim all day. I went down to the woods to work on the brick pile and when I climbed back into the area I took a look back into the woods to see how bad the undergrowth has become. I used to keep the woods cleaned out for walking paths and shade gardens and when my father was no longer able to help with the Spring clearing, I started focusing on the center areas and let 3 acres go wild again. Trees have fallen, vines have choked out a lot of the spaces and the undergrowth is overwhelming. However, a neat find when I was surveying were 2 more brick piles back further into the density. I'll have to check them out once this pile has been sorted and stacked. Rain came in and I had to stop after the 7 hours..but I've gotten some work done on the afghans and am ready to head for church in the morning. Honey came down to chat a minute and has called several times today. He's a bit nervous. And so am I ...and life goes on.
Be blessed all and just keep Sparkin'!

  
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SIOL55 8/31/2014 9:13AM

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BLUEJAY1969 8/31/2014 2:23AM

    I hope you take some time to just relax this weekend! I know you are trying to get everything done before winter but .......... breathe! I agree with Alice about how your property must be beautiful for all the work you put in on it!
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AUNTALICE2 8/30/2014 10:19PM

    Your property must be a vision for all the work you put into it. My goodness, I wish I had half your energy. Enjoy church tomorrow - I will pray for Honey and for you. emoticon

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AJB121299 8/30/2014 10:02PM

    Nice

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DAWNWATERWOMAN 8/30/2014 9:55PM

    Hope that the rest of your weekend goes well. Have a lovely day at church. Prayers for Honey. God bless you my friend.

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Fri 8/29

Friday, August 29, 2014

Well, little crazy was not there again today. Another nurse left at noon and I took her place so I ended up working over an hour. Nice day though. Enjoyed the calm. Stopped by Honey's house and then came home to the field. He's cleaning and getting his house in order so that he can leave without worrying. He's cut the grass and washed clothes and is just getting his head in gear.
after I mowed until dark, I decided to mow the dog's hair too. first haircut the little guy's had since coming to live with us. Not a good cut, but no mats left. I've worked on an afghan and am now going to bed. Bro is coming Tues and I want the grass cut, the yard clean and the house ready for them to visit. It will be a marathon day tomorrow. Spraying and trimming, finishing the mowing and then getting the front garden ready for the mums. Heading for bed.
Be blessed all and have a great holiday weekend.Keep Sparkin'!!

  
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REALTYLADYLISA 8/30/2014 6:48PM

    Some day I want to see that garden and yard of yours!


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AUNTALICE2 8/30/2014 6:22PM

    God bless you and your participation in life's challenges! You work hard for yourself and others....I wish you much joy with your brother's visit. I only have one left and I treasure him. emoticon

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KAREN-IS-HERE 8/30/2014 11:02AM

    emoticon happy dog days of summer

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NANA2PRINCESSES 8/30/2014 6:15AM

    Sounds like a lot to do in a short time. Good luck! I have a list for today as well, but think I'm going to have rain interruption.

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BLUEJAY1969 8/30/2014 4:07AM

    You are a dynamo girlfriend! I don't even know what to say! Keep on keeping on!
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GRANNIEC1 8/29/2014 11:53PM

    WOW, can you bottle some of that energy!! LOL Keep up the good work!! emoticon

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DAWNWATERWOMAN 8/29/2014 11:52PM

    I get tired just reading your blogs. I hope that you get all completed that you hope to do before brother's visit. Love ya

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