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Re: What's Going On With Your Day

Post by 2Anne on Fri May 11, 2018 7:25 am

Very quiet day but slowly packing for a month in Spain as we go next week.
Am off to get birthday card for son re tomorrow. I know he's passed but sense he visits and I want him to see it. Also put candles and photos.
Will go to shops soon and get scrip from doc's to chemist.
Husband been weeding the garden,- this means going round with a weed sprayer as our gravel path is full of them. Once the sun comes out and with all the rain its terrible.
We have a beautiful lilac tree in the garden thats just coming into blossom and it looks so pretty.

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Re: What's Going On With Your Day

Post by lightfootfan on Fri May 11, 2018 8:18 am

Back is hurting today as it was yesterday. Might have to do with my sitting at a file cabinet, as I have my desk moved to the living room.
Rain has stopped, but the radar shows a lot more on the way, so I don't think I'll be going out today. Hopefully, I'll have an easy day.
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Re: What's Going On With Your Day

Post by Glad E Olah on Fri May 11, 2018 10:41 am

Yes take it easy LFF.

I love lilac but cannot seem to get a bush to grow here. 2Anne maybe it is my soil.

Going to run errands this morning. Also going to be hot! Had to turn the A/C on. Hated to so early for we have gone from cold to hot with hardly no spring.
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Re: What's Going On With Your Day

Post by 2Anne on Fri May 11, 2018 11:09 am

Our lilac was one bush but its put daughters out and we have a bed with several trees flowering and it looks beautiful. It might be your soil Glad but Lavender does well here in Norfolk too.
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Re: What's Going On With Your Day

Post by joyous on Fri May 11, 2018 4:16 pm

2Anne, we also have a large, old Lilac and we're allowing it to spread along the creek bank. We love Lilacs. It blossoms just at the time the Irises blossom and the scene is purple/lilac for awhile.
I hope your vacation in Spain is relaxing and pleasant.

Lightfoot, I'm concerned about this move and that it's causing you discomfort. Maybe you need to take an entire day off, aside from walking Chipper.

We were up early and off to a Subdivision sale. The first stop had really nice things. I bought set of two pinkish bath towels, one pinkish hand towel, several washcloths which are white with a pink rose on them and two smaller than hand towels, white with a pink rose. I have used Sea green and Forest green towels for years and decided a change might be nice. I saw a lot of nice things, but there is so little I need. At another house, I bought three, new in package, tee-shirts for my large grandson.
After lunch, I let the doggies out. I went to Meijer for a few items and let the doggies out again on my way home. I did three loads of laundry today. Rather busy actually.
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Re: What's Going On With Your Day

Post by lightfootfan on Fri May 11, 2018 4:59 pm

@joyous wrote: Maybe you need to take an entire day off, aside from walking Chipper.

I feel like I'm taking too much time off, but we're at a standstill till Loretta gets help from her Grandson.
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Re: What's Going On With Your Day

Post by 2Anne on Sat May 12, 2018 1:33 am

Change is hard LFF so sending good wishes🙋
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Re: What's Going On With Your Day

Post by lightfootfan on Sat May 12, 2018 5:29 am

Thank you, 2Anne.
Well, here it is 6:30 in the morning, and I've been outside with Chipper, and changed the grape jam jar in the Oriole feeder. They sure like that grape jam!
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Re: What's Going On With Your Day

Post by joyous on Sat May 12, 2018 9:55 am

Lightfoot, do ants bother your Oriole feeder?
We used to have a feeder for them and ants got
into it.
We feed Hummingbirds. We also plant flowers that
attract butterflies and bees/Honey bees I hope.

My day thus far:
Not much. It's dreary and damp. All I have done
is a walk around the garden. Everything is growing.
The asparagus is slow. Years ago, we set out asparagus crowns
alongside the creek. It did well and we hadn't begun using creek
water for the flowers at that time. Therefore we were able to eat it.
When we began using creek water, we could no longer eat that
asparagus, so in 2014 we set out 8 crowns in an extended bed.
In 2016 we set out 6 more crowns. In 2017 6 more crowns.
I thought we could eat it this year, but it seems reluctant to grow
large enough.
Sorry! I have turned a simple point into a diatribe!
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Re: What's Going On With Your Day

Post by lightfootfan on Sat May 12, 2018 10:15 am

The ants haven't found our oriole feeder yet. Had trouble with bees on our hummer feeder last year. We're not putting one out this year as the lady upstairs has a couple, and we'll be moving soon, I hope.
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Re: What's Going On With Your Day

Post by joyous on Sat May 12, 2018 10:19 am

Our neighbor, two doors away, has both feeders, Hummingbird and Oriole. We accuse her of enticing our birds awayLOL
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Re: What's Going On With Your Day

Post by lightfootfan on Sat May 12, 2018 11:26 am

I took down the Suet feeder, and now we have the Oriole feeder, a Finch sock, and a regular seed hopper. The lady moving here won't be feeding the birds, and out back, we'll just have the Oriole feeder and maybe the Finch sock, because there are a lot of other feeders along the back of our complex.
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Re: What's Going On With Your Day

Post by joyous on Sat May 12, 2018 11:48 am

If a person is able, I think it's almost our duty to feed birds.
After all the joy they bring us with their songs, their antics,
the way they call to each other.
We have Wren houses for their spring and summer nesting.
The larger birds are unable to squeeze inside, but there are
other houses with larger entry for them. The Robins prefer
trees for nesting usually. However, one spring a Robin tried
to build atop a light fixture. His material kept falling off. He
then tried building atop a ladder which leaned against a wall.
No luck there. Himself put a square of wood just beneath the
awning, near the gutter. The poor Robin got the idea, but his
nest building skills were nil. Himself climbed up, sort of knitted
the twigs into a first layer. "AHA" says the Robin, "So that's how it's done!"
From that little help, he went on to create a nice nest and he
and his mate raised a family right there.
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Re: What's Going On With Your Day

Post by lightfootfan on Sun May 13, 2018 7:14 am

Happy Mothers' Day to all you Moms!
I'll be going to dinner this afternoon with my Mom, Sister, and Brother-in-Law.
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Re: What's Going On With Your Day

Post by joyous on Sun May 13, 2018 7:33 am

Good son, Lightfoot!

One load of laundry.
Going to breakfast with # 3 son, his wife and her mom.
Later meeting some of my children at a park to scatter their grandmother's ashes.
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Re: What's Going On With Your Day

Post by margie52501 on Mon May 14, 2018 10:54 pm

Good Evening all. It's raining here now. Just heard some thunder also. It's much cooler in the 60's and I like that. Had to go to the pharmacy and get medicine for John today, his heart medicine that is. Also went and got a few things from Aldi's to. By the way eggs went down there this time, .77 a dozen, last week they were $1.77 for a dozen.
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Re: What's Going On With Your Day

Post by lightfootfan on Tue May 15, 2018 7:44 am

Hi all! Not a lot going on here yet. Dawn told me she's moving out Thursday. That's a mite sooner than I expected.
Will get a shower today, take Dawn to a noon meeting, and walk Chipper on the boardwalk today. Hoping the rain has quit for a while.
Have a good day all!

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Re: What's Going On With Your Day

Post by joyous on Tue May 15, 2018 7:54 pm

Hey Margie, you were away for awhile.
Welcome back.

Lightfoot, we began building an ark,
but tore it down when the rain subsided.

Okay, seriously, I managed to vacuum
all carpeted area today, got some
gardening work done. Sat on the glider,
watching the Humming birds sip nectar.
Talked with my sister awhile on the phone.
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Re: What's Going On With Your Day

Post by lightfootfan on Tue May 15, 2018 8:28 pm

We gave our hummingbird feeder to the neighbors today, but the Orioles sure like the Oriole feeder. Helping Dawn pack.
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Re: What's Going On With Your Day

Post by Spice on Wed May 16, 2018 3:38 pm

Good afternoon.

Just thought I would pop in and let you know, I am moved into a house as of May 5th. My son will be moving in at the end of the month. Still don't have much in the way of furniture but we are getting there. At least I hae a bed to sleep on...lol!


Keeping my forum offline a while longer as I will be moving it. I am in no hurry though, and taking my time setting things up for it.

Hope everyone is doing well.
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Re: What's Going On With Your Day

Post by lightfootfan on Wed May 16, 2018 5:02 pm

Good to hear, Spice! I wish you well!
Still haven't heard on my moving. Dawn will be moving out tomorrow though.
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Re: What's Going On With Your Day

Post by joyous on Wed May 16, 2018 6:35 pm

Spice, how good it is to see a post from you.
Ahhh, a bed is so important. So is a son.

Lightfoot, I hope your move is soon complete
and you're settled into the new place and then
you can get into a new routine.

MY day has been mostly in the garden. I did
see the doggies. The little one absolutely must
jump up on me and I foolishly wore white pants.

I also took a bit of recycling and went to CVS
to buy Arizona tea at two gallons for $5.00.

Have a peaceful evening.
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Re: What's Going On With Your Day

Post by lightfootfan on Wed May 16, 2018 7:54 pm

$2.50 a gallon for tea? That's almost as much as gasoline. Our gas is at $3.05 today.
Today was a nice day here. Temperature in the low 70's, with clear skies. Took Dawn to a haircut, Chipper to get groomed, Dawn to Salvation Army store in Plainwell, to Fred's in Otsego to drop off a fake tree , to Save a Lot, and then to the boardwalk in Allegan to walk Chipper, before coming home.
Repotted 2 Mosquito plants, and got a good nap in today.
Tomorrow, I don't expect to be around much.
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Re: What's Going On With Your Day

Post by joyous on Thu May 17, 2018 6:57 pm

True Lightfoot, $2:50 a gallon for tea is a lot, but it's what my youngest son drinks and it's usually over $3.00.
I spent a lot of my day in the garden. I planted 2 rows of beans, 2 rows (short rows) of carrots. Set out a few more onions. I picked Kale. Watered most everything.
I made a Tuna, pasta salad. It was yummy and there is enough for tomorrow!
Early tomorrow we will go to a Subdivision sale. I hope it's a good one.
Oh, the doggies today too.
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Re: What's Going On With Your Day

Post by margie52501 on Sat May 19, 2018 8:58 pm

Good evening all. Been resting up the last couple of days. Feel more like myself now. The landlord had Scott come over and put a new screen door on our back door yesterday. On Monday morning Scott will be back to do the front door and kitchen floor. I have to go to the court house for classes Monday morning and will be gone for an hour or so. Working on the Election Polls come June 5th and then in Nov also. I think this will be my last year to do this. Spice it's great to hear from you again my friend. Glad you found a home to be in also. Thinking of you always my good friend.
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Re: What's Going On With Your Day

Post by lightfootfan on Sat May 19, 2018 9:52 pm

Took Chipper for a walk at the Sports Complex today. Got about a, eighth of a mile, and someone started shooting off firecrackers or something. Traumatized Chipper, so I had to take him back to the car.
Been working on packing- about all packed up now. Sorted through some of Mary's jewelry that was left. Ready to turn in. Good night all!
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Re: What's Going On With Your Day

Post by joyous Yesterday at 6:06 pm

My day:
Began with a load of laundry.
Shower.
Off the Meijer for a roasted chicken.
(Meijer does the best roasted chicken I have tasted.)
(A whole chicken is two meals for two people here)
I went by the Huron river in Huroc Park to see my
youngest son a minute. He was fishing.
This afternoon I visited my oldest son and his lady friend
of 20-some years. She was leaving for Novi to be with her
sister who will undergo surgery Tuesday. My son doesn't
feel comfortable alone, but told me to go home and perhaps
come back tomorrow, just to be in the house while he showers.

Yesterday afternoon we had rain, rain, rain. It came down so
hard and so fast, suddenly the street was full of water and
rushing down toward the creek. What we used to call a cloudburst.
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Re: What's Going On With Your Day

Post by lightfootfan Yesterday at 9:08 pm

I won't be around much this week. Have to get everything finished. The move is scheduled for Friday!
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Re: What's Going On With Your Day

Post by Glad E Olah Today at 8:13 am

We understand LFF. Wishing you well and please do not get stressed over it. Just think this time next week you will be settled in and the best thing will be saving a bit of money. If you have time stop by and tell us how it is going. Sending prayers!

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