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Blooming Tuesday

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

My frist daffodil of the year. Ours have been slow blooming this year as it has been so cold at night. That is good in a way as it will keep our fruit trees from blooming out and then getting bit on a late freeze. We could take some lessons for slow blooming. I get so discouraged sometimes when my weightloss comes to a stand still like it has been since November. I am happy I haven't gained but still no loss. I have gone down one pant size from the start but would love for it to be 2 or 3 size loss instead. I need to remember that I'm blooming slowly like my daffodils.

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SUNNY332 2/25/2009 11:52AM

    Beautiful, Barb!

Enjoy your walk. I am headed out for a walk also.

There are buds on the trees here so that is always a good sign.

Have a Sunny emoticon Day!

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Dotee dolls

Sunday, February 22, 2009

I've been busy this past week making "Dotee Dolls" which are tiny little creatures you make with scraps of fabric, beads and babbles...Some think they are to show a little of your personality of yourself in each one. I think each has their own personalities and they dictate what embellishments you need to add. They are not really good for much but to bring a smile on someones face whether my own or someone I may give one to. They are just so whimsical, quick to make and so much fun.

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LIVINHEALTHY9 2/22/2009 9:29PM

    Very cute and creative.
Good for you!


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Saturday, February 21, 2009

I've taken a couple days away from the computer and went out one day and have noticed more wild flowers are up. The bluets are really blooming and are just covering the ground. I just love these tiny lovely flowers. It has been warming nicely and so far the fruit trees haven't bloomed but are really budded. I'm hoping they don't bloom for awhile yet as think we will have a late spring due to Easter being in April this year.
I got some lime yesterday and got my roses, iris and clematis limed. I noticed one of the clematis had beginnings of leaves. I cut one severly back so it will take awhile to catch up this year. I imagine the Jackmani will bloom alot this year though. I'm hoping my Italian parsley comes back but right now it doesn't look like anything there. The morning glory have a few shoots up. I really hope some come up later as feel it is too early for them as well.

I certainly haven't been an early bird lately. I've had trouble sleeping last 2 nights and think it is due to the RA pains lately. With warmer weather, they will get better.


High School Prom

Thursday, February 12, 2009

I've been digging through some of my old pictures and came across this picture of me at my senior prom. It was an ok time. Not as exciting as I had expected. First I had already gone on to college at the time as I had enough credits and grades were high enough so I really were away from those high school friends. I wasn't dating anyone so really didn't have a date. A boy that was a year younger than me was wanting to go. He was like a brother to me and in fact I had baby sat his younger sisters at times. So we went together. I had a great time with him as felt no pressure for anything really when I was with him. I had never had my hair put up at a beauty shop as I had endured the agony of my sisters visits when she went to dances. She would come home boo-hooing cause she didn't like it and then she would brush it all out (what a waste of money) and then just wear it down. But for my senior prom I decided to have mine done. When I got home, I hated it as it made me look like Shirley Temple but I wasn't about to pull a stunt like my sister and brush it all out. So when anyone said anything to me about my hair that night, I just told them I was starting a new trend. All the kids back then had planned to stay out all night. After the prom they were making a trip up to a lake cabin and continue there until the next day. I decided it wasn't worth the effort so I was home and in bed by midnight. Talk about cinderella. Funny thing is when I talk to my old schoolmates about how they felt about the prom that year and most said they hated it!!! Strange...I didn't hate it, just was surprised it wasn't what I expected.

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FIBERGODDESS 2/21/2009 5:40PM

    What a lovely picture! I guess the haird suits the dress, very much fairy like :)

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Grandbaby announcement

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

I just had to show what my daughter-in-law did. It looks like a professional photo and the place she had the photos processed thought she was professional. She then put it altogether on the card and added ribbon to send out for her announcements. Can you tell this baby is going to be spoiled? I love the Scripture she added too.

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BGGARDEN 2/11/2009 7:30AM

    OH MY GOODNESS.... Look at that little love bug! You are the luckiest nana EveR!!!! LOVE IT!!! I bet you are cuddling that little sweet pea every day.
Congrads to you and your family once again.


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