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Friday, April 27, 2012      3 comments

We need to desire success at weightloss and getting healthy more than fearing failure. So many times as we diet we face failure..and many times when we fail to meet our goals ... Read more


Thursday, April 26, 2012      4 comments

This has been my motto for many years now. I realized long ago that we can be miserable or we can be happy and it is a choice we can make every minute of every day. And you kn... Read more

Gathering Cobwebs

Wednesday, April 25, 2012      1 comments

I just love this picture from Graphic Fairy...and just love the green June bugs that are waiting on the Fairy queen. But alas she looks like I feel...just sitting still too lo... Read more


Sunday, April 22, 2012      0 comments

We have to take the thorns with the roses...I love being outside but the thorn for me right now is the fact that I'm allergic to privet hedge pollen and it is in full bloom. I... Read more

More fruit

Saturday, April 21, 2012      3 comments

As you can tell we have lots of baby fruit where we live. Apples (topleft), dwarf lemon (top right and has to be kept in pot to take inside in winter), blueberries (bottom lef... Read more

Butterflies are free

Friday, April 20, 2012      3 comments

Not sure I posted this photo before. I happened to just "catch" the perfect photo of a monarch butterfly on one of my iris. I love iris and now they are beginning to get ra... Read more

Can you tell the difference?

Thursday, April 19, 2012      6 comments

We have several varieties of peaches and one lonely almond tree. Strangely almonds start their lives similar to peaches and really you can hardly tell the difference in the le... Read more

Gnome Village

Tuesday, April 17, 2012      10 comments

I worked hard today getting the little gnome village in order. Hubby had been complaining that it was hard to weed eat around we made a concrete moat around an are... Read more

owl rug

Monday, April 16, 2012      5 comments

Many of you know that I have been working on an owl rug to go on the wall of my spare bathroom. Well he is finished except for the limb that goes at the bottom..I didn't pl... Read more

Plum good

Sunday, April 15, 2012      3 comments

If nothing happens weatherwise, we ill have plums this year. We have several varieties from a small wild yellow to an ozark to a green gage to a red....We eat at many as we... Read more


Saturday, April 14, 2012      8 comments

Today was weigh day and I'm down my 1 pound..I'm excited about this and am hoping that next week is even better. Personally I don't like weighing as usually when I weigh one day, I want to weigh several times that day and then everyday. It is ha... Read more

Just another busy day!!

Thursday, April 12, 2012      1 comments

Just been busy today running errands and doing things around the house. I did manage a 15 minute walk but much too short really. I need to step it up some. I did eat on the low side today so that part wasn't hard..But it was cold again today...F... Read more

Garden hint

Wednesday, April 11, 2012      2 comments

One of the things that hubby and I do to save money on our flower gardens is to find plants that are native or buy regular ivy. Ivy makes a terrific plant in a planter. We ... Read more

Garden Scenes

Tuesday, April 10, 2012      4 comments

Today has been another good day. First got a walk in and then hooked on my owl rug outside..then we drove to the local plant nursery and bought bunches of annuals...Got the... Read more

A very very good day!!

Monday, April 09, 2012      1 comments

Today has been a wonderful day. Sun came out and warmed things up so the achy joints went away. I got a good walk in and then sat outside the rest of the day and hooked on my owl rug. Got mainly the head finished. But only downside of today was... Read more

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