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Mon Jul 21

Monday, July 21, 2014

Decided to hold the mowing for another few days. I have too much to finish in the garden that will be delayed even longer if it's wet. Beautiful day out...I'm still at work. Rain comes in tomorrow and will last several days. i should be able to finish the afghan this week and have another one started. Gotta stay busy. running out of time. Too much life to live to just sit and waste my days.
Be blessed all and just keep Sparkin'!!

  
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NOWYOUDIDIT 7/21/2014 6:01PM

    In the 90s here. Too hot!
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DAWNWATERWOMAN 7/21/2014 4:11PM

    I don't think that you would know HOW to waste time! Bright blessings to you my friend.

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SIOL55 7/21/2014 4:01PM

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Sun Jul 21

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Worship in the morning and family in the afternoon. Came home and went back to the garden. We have rain coming in and I was torn between mowing and working on the labor part of the area. Ended up doing the hand work. I pruned the broken branches out of the wild plum trees and we took about 4 or 5 loads up to the burn pile. I dug up a stellar de oro bed and replanted it with hostas and a few other cluster plants. Sister seemed to like it. I took all the new lilies to the center garden and finished digging out the square to pull up the iris and replant the area with lilies included. I hauled dirt and dug out more of the next walk. It's going fast. I'll start carrying gravel this week. I'm seeing more and more progress as I focus on the list. We're finding things in the barn that I can set up and display as part of the 'art' and I'm scouring books and programs to get ideas.
Be blessed and keep Sparkin'!!

  
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KAREN-IS-HERE 7/21/2014 1:05PM

    a gardener's chore is never done

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LINTPICKER 7/21/2014 8:49AM

    more pictures please!! emoticon

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DAWNWATERWOMAN 7/21/2014 12:34AM

    Your blogs make me tired just reading them. You are amazing. You're in my prayers dear one.

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Sat Jul 19

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Busy day. took the ox yoke to the Amish to see if they can restore it. did the usual post office, bank chores and actually got lost on the way back to town. I'm not used to all the back roads up in the hills around our area and made a wrong turn. Just keep driving and you'll end up somewhere. And we did...back to home base, picked up sister and left for the lily farm. found some beautiful plants, ate out, dropped off Honey and came home to work in the garden. I found a tiller that my dad had parked over in the side of the woods by the field and was able to cut the vines away from it and a neighbor will use his tractor to pull it on out. I'll paint it to stop the rust and put flowers around it as a focal point above the garden. I dug out more humus and took out another big piece of the rotting tree that we're working to pull out. I went to the old herb garden, dug up a wheelbarrow load of rock that I'd used as space dividers and built up another layer on the pseudo well. It's coming along nicely. I dug out some more of the next walk I'm putting in, dug up some iris to replant, and unloaded the new lilies. It's step by step. But...a neighbor has come to tour the space now and seems to like it even as it is.
I've worked on an afghan I'm wanting to finish and did just a little sparking. My delight is that I have not gained back any weight and in the course of working and eating more and more appropriately, I've lost another 4 pounds.
God is good. Be blessed and keep Sparkin'!!

  
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KAREN-IS-HERE 7/20/2014 11:46AM

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BARB4HEALTH 7/20/2014 7:41AM

    emoticon on your progress! Have a great week!

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NOWYOUDIDIT 7/20/2014 6:24AM

    emoticon No weight gain back is super!! emoticon

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Fri Jul 18

Friday, July 18, 2014

Long day at work. We went to an artist's reception tonight and then out to try out a new restaurant. I'm ready to chill out and get to bed earlier than usual. Be blessed all and just keep Sparkin'!

  
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REALTYLADYLISA 7/19/2014 12:18PM

    Sounds like a nice ending for the day and the week!


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LINTPICKER 7/19/2014 8:44AM

    work is hard! Hope you enjoyed the artist reception!

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DAWNWATERWOMAN 7/18/2014 10:34PM

    sweet dreams my friend. Love ya

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Thurs Jul 18

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Thought I would get off early today but no such luck. Had a nail in a tire and went to have it fixed after work and then stopped to get a load of scrap marble. I was able to keep it sorted when I got home and unloaded and am even more excited about the fireplace/firepit area above the center garden. I then focused on weeding and replanting the iris beds. I was also able to get another few feet of the side garden walk bed dug out. I hauled humus from the rotted trees to the wildflower garden base, trimmed back rosebushes and moved some new projects into the center area. I'm going to do the tacky and use a couple of old tires for raised flower beds. Not sure what color I'll paint them, but they'll be good bases. Sister found an old 3 tiered tea cart and took it to the garden today. I'll paint it and put small herb pots on it. I was able to salvage a couple of short logs by digging foundations and setting them in the holes like pedestals. It's supposed to rain tomorrow so I might be out of the yard for the weekend...but it will eventually come together.
We were required to attend a training session today on team communication and connection. Boring...We smiled and played nice and were then told that we have at least 6 more monthly sessions. Oh we're gonna have such fun. Go team!!!
Off to bed! Be blessed all and just keep Sparkin'!!

  
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ROSAMARCELLE 7/18/2014 5:06PM

    Sounds as if you worked very hard. Have a great weekend emoticon

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KAREN-IS-HERE 7/18/2014 1:55PM

    I got my roses trimmed in the last light of day (yesterday) Your garden(s) sound wonderful
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DAWNWATERWOMAN 7/18/2014 1:11PM

    Bright blessings to you my friend. You always amaze me. I can't wait to see pictures of your finished landscaping.

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LINTPICKER 7/18/2014 6:32AM

    Teachers have to do a lot of those sessions where we all sit around bored to tears! Our biggest gripe is that they treat us like the students. They often want us to "play" games they concoct to "help us understand" what or how we should be teaching the kids. I am always amazed that they make grown people with degrees do such stupid games!

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