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  • in reply to: the potting shed july 30 2015 #5451938 Report Abuse
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    Good morning…I think. Woke at 5:30. I can tell ya that “early riser” thing just doesn’t fit my life style anymore. LOL Got a little nap from 7 to 8. Beats nothing, I suppose. It has left me with a headache. I hope it goes away as I need to do laundry, clean up the kitchen and have yet another nap before bunco tonight. Hehehe
    Don’t need to mow for a change. Too dry for anything to grow. Even though I am watering, my trees are dumping leaves till it looks like fall. I may use the mower to mulch them up just so the yard doesn’t look so messy.
    Need to cut this short. This headache is just being mean. Maybe I can sleep it off. Have a great day, all. KB


    in reply to: Potting Shed – for Sunday 26 July #5449839 Report Abuse
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    A quick good morning. Have my cousin and his family coming. Will be another hot one, but it IS that time of year.
    Have a wonderful Lord’s Day! KB


    in reply to: “The Potting Shed…Saturday. 25th July. #5449301 Report Abuse
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    Good Saturday morning. Going to 103°. Anyone like to come for a visit? ;) I’m sorry I’ve been absent so long and am so far behind on the “goings on”.
    I must admit, even though he is the most well behaved child I know, I am too old to be keeping up with a 7 yr. old. If you are sleeping…a little hand will gently rub your arm and ask what is for breakfast. If you are about to doze off in your chair, a little voice will ask for a snack. If it thunders, there is complete panic. You realize it is futile to try and keep up with sweeping, mopping, spills in the frig and any glass surface…especially, front and back doors. AND…if I never have to make another fried bologna sandwich, I will be so happy(his favorite)!LMBO His nana got home on Thurs. so I am free. However, I just realized…I have to get up and go get whatever I forgot on my own. You know you never appreciate things, until they’re gone. LOL I hope I haven’t made it sound bad. It really wasn’t. I was just CONSTANT.
    My internet went down. They fixed it. It lasted part of 1 day. Didn’t really matter, my computer bit the dust. They fixed the internet…again. Got the computer fixed. Some sort of battery I didn’t know it had was fried by one of the storms. Battery-$3.86…labor-$85. UGH
    We have gone from flooding to hot and dry, of course, so I have the sprinklers going on the st augustine. With the drought going on for so long, I have some roots that came to the top that I need to deal with before they interfere with the lawnmower. Still trying to come up with a plan.
    I need to wash the tree over my patio. It has that sticky stuff that gets everywhere(even my hair if I set too long, ugh)and the white stuff/things under the leaves. I forget what it’s called, but know it will kill it if not washed and we have no rain in forecast.
    That is all that is happening here.
    Sorry for all I have missed!! Have a great weekend! KB


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    Good afternoon. Hot, hot, hot here. Good thing we are used to it or we’d all be falling over. LOL
    Finally feeling better and was going to mow. Mower wouldn’t make a sound. Asked John to come save me and it turned out I had killed it with the blades engaged. Duh. As soon as he flipped them off, it started right up. ;)
    Got the main yard all mowed. Will mow the big side yard when it gets a bit cooler out. Still need to try and weed eat the front. I’m dreading that something awful. If I can manage to get the sidewalk done neatly, I can live with weed killer for the rest.
    I have the pups. My BIL is having some pretty sever problems, so they have an appointment with some new doctors at MDAnderson. He was doing and looking so good since the last transplant. It’s awfully scary. I plan to try and clean her house for her while she is gone. That will be a little pick me up, I think. I just hope I can hold up to the whole job. LOL
    Snow, I have had my 3rd tomato. Yeah! Now, if my squash would just stop shriveling. Boohoo
    Stewart, I’ve moved over into the age/territory of trying to lessen the work. I’ve been working like crazy to get rid of objects I have to weed eat around. It’s so hard on me but my little man does a terrible job on it. :)
    Marcia, congrats on the bean harvest. I need to get back over to the blog and see what you are up to. Hehehe
    Fred, you reminded me I need to fert. out back.
    Robbie, laundry is the never ending story at my house!
    Leroy, hot here, too. It is that time of year for us.
    Margba, we could use a tiny shower, but they’re never tiny anymore.
    Mary, I didn’t read back. I miss you. Hope you are just busy.
    Sherry, I’ve been having internet problems, also. A nice man came and fixed me up with a new box to the tune of $100. It’s always something. I hope they let me pay it out!
    Think I’ll get off and have a snack before I got out to mow. Have a lovely nite.


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    Not sure if it makes bunches of blooms like that, but it looks like an Allamanda blooms to me.


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    Morning everyone. A very nice morning with a nice breeze. Perfect out on the patio. I’m going to wait until late tomorrow to mow. I’m still hoping I will start to see some yellowing/dying from the spraying, but I’m pretty sure the rain came way too soon. UGH, guess it will be to do again.
    Nothing really planned. Isaiah is still with his papa. They went fishing yesterday and he caught a nice bass. I know there will be great stories. ;) I am enjoying my down time.
    I was so fearful of what my A1C results would be this time, as my middle name seems to be “cheat”. LOL Well, it was the same as last time, so I am not in trouble. Whew!!
    I wish my brother would show back up with the trailer this weekend and get the rest of my junk iron. I want to get everything gone. He was doubtful about some things, but I told him my age decreases my fondness for “cute” things in the yard that have to have the weed eater.
    Stewart, we say flag stones. Isn’t that odd how we can all talk about the same thing and have so many ways of saying it?!
    Sherry Happy Birthday! I shall add my good wishes in all places possible. Hehehe
    Marcia, just one of many. So many lovelies on the blog.
    Margba, don’t know about SA, but it is a nice day here.
    Leroy, I am so amazed at all of the people having triple digit weather and not here. Predicting in the 90s all week.
    Mary, enjoy your trip!
    Robee, enjoy your time at camp. I hope Mother Nature is nice to you. ;)
    Dave, welcome to Texas…again! Hehehe
    Snow, always wonderful to see you stop by. Our temps have been so mild and rain so intense, I think if I had grown broccoli, I might still be harvesting!!
    Better get busy. I’m thinking of tackling where the pegboard fell and dumped all of the hoes and rakes and such. What a mess!
    Have a fantastic Friday! KB


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    Morning all. It’s a lovely, hot day, but I still have to mow. I was begging to be able to do this not long ago, so I’m definitely not complaining.
    I am so happy to report I finished pulling all of the weeds in the back and front beds. I hope my little man shows up to weed eat soon. I will try and do the front before I mow. Sidewalk needs edging so bad. I can’t look at it any longer. Had to take 2 pain pills to get past what all of the work has infuriated my ol hip…so it’s a good time to push it. I’ll deal with the aftermath, after. LOL
    One other thing I want to get done…just for myself…is clean the front door glass. I don’t know why kids can’t look out a window without sticking their face AND hands to it, but they are all the same. My little house guest won’t be back until Wed. to slather himself on it again. ;)
    Sherry, stay cool!
    Dave, I have the same problem some days. It’s easy for me to choose the chair and a/c over the heat and sweat of working outside. ;)
    Keggy, nice to see you. Sounds like a nice day with family. Can’t beat that with a stick.
    Stewart, be careful moving the rocks. I stacked all of those concrete edging pieces yesterday and am having to function on pain pills this morning. Some things are just necessary and you live with the results.
    Brenda, hugs and more hugs. It does sound like a sad and trying day. My heart is with you. And Wesley wanted me to hook the little red wagon onto the mower and pull him that way. I nixed that one for this trip. ;)
    Hopscotch, don’t work too hard!
    Marcia, I put in a load of laundry in to wash while I was mowing, but it’s finished and I’m still sitting here. LOL
    Margba, my friend says it would be ok to live here if our humidity went away. I guess I’m just used to it.
    Tigsy, happy crafting!
    Better get at it. Have to go to town after gas. What a PITB!
    Have a happy Monday! KB


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    Happy, Happy 4th of July!!! We’re only going to be 93° today. Yeah for our continuing good weather.
    The community picnic and fireworks was last nite and I had such a wonderful time watching it thru Wesley’s eyes. He is in total awe of the entire thing. He has been asking for a ride on the lawn tractor all week, but it was too hard with 2 of them. So, that was our transportation to the picnic. It was fun going, but I felt plenty foolish riding home by myself. I took an LED flashlight to use as a taillight. Brady said it worked well. His mom and dad made it in to pick him up and they followed me.
    Love will make you do some pretty crazy things.
    Stewart, my friend in Germany says they are going to 102° today and no a/c! I forget there are places in the world that don’t generally use air conditioning.
    Mary, Tigsy, Margba and Marcia, quite one for me, too. I have had a very large week and I’m looking forward to some down time.
    Sherry, careful, you are starting to sound like me! It will come to you….sometime. Hehehe
    And that mowing thing…it’s happening here at least twice a week. I feel like all I do is run after gas!
    Have a great holiday and weekend! KB


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    Howdy all. It’s a nice day. Good breeze, lots of sunshine and only 84°, so far. I don’t know what has come over me. I usually don’t stop the mower until I’m finished, but I stopped earlier to fill in a wallow in the side yard and now I’m in here cooling off and having a drink. I may never get this project finished. LOL

    Better get busy. Have a pleasant day! KB

     

     


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    Happy Canada Day!!!
    Brenda, that dog/bit tale scares the hooey out of me. I hope it doesn’t get infected. Maybe the extra bleeding will help that part.
    Today was my last day with Wesley. His papa has the day off tomorrow and they are going for haircuts. But we had a really fun day playing in the sprinklers and trimming trees and ………… I am pooped. Za will go to his mom tomorrow for 4 days…he usually wants to come back to me after a couple, so we will see. I hope he stays. I need the down time.
    Boy did that new med work. No pain in my hands and got right to sleep. BUT, waking up is another matter. LOL Think I need to adjust when I take it, but thankful for the relief.
    Margba, I hate coming home from shopping and having all that mess to put up. It’s a hateful job, but somebody has to do it. LOL
    Fred, good luck on your dad’s appointment.
    Snow, I’m coming by for a bucket of maters, ok?! Hehe I picked my second of the season and I finally have a baby squash. Yeah!!
    Stewart, unless you are getting up to 110/113°, you aren’t in Texas in July and August. Hehehe My friend is in Germany with her family right now and she said they were needing rain really bad, but the pics she’s shared looked “as green as a gourd”, as my mom would say.
    Sherry, I hear you with the mosquitoes. They are just awful here. The funny thing is that we were in a drought so long, we actually got used to not having them. Why, you could sit out on your patio without being eaten alive. Not now! Also, I do not get the notifications either.
    Marcia, I hope you get that checked out. How is the garden doing? It sure looked happy the last time I was over at the blog.
    Dave, are the beans for a fall garden?
    Tigsy, that is a nice cool day.
    Mary, how is everything in your neck of the woods?
    Have a good evening. KB


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    Hi, ALL. A gorgeous, sunny day here, but going to be H-O-T later.
    I pulled weeds for a long time this morning while Wesley played outside. He even helped me and was good help. Za decided to spend a couple of days with his mom, so I’m really enjoying having Wesley to myself. We just might ride the lawnmower to the park and have a picnic.
    Dr. visit went well. Add one, take one away. I guess that’s pretty good. She said if things are still going this good after one more 3 month visit, we can go to 6 months. Yeah!!
    Need to mow again. Maybe I can get some done after he goes home.
    Brenda, what a great idea. Little boy rumbas! LMBO
    Gotta run make sammies for the picka-nicka. Have a great day. KB


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    Good morning. It looks to be a nice one here. The sun is up with slight chance of rain. It’s 68°, but headed to high 90s. That’s about right for this time of year. I’m dreading heading on into July.
    Za and I had to get up early and be ready for Wesley to arrive. I do home they have mercy on this old lady. I’ll have them both all week. LOL
    Tigsy, the little boy is my neighbor’s grandson. I kept him when he was a baby and he’s just always been attached to me. He comes to visit a couple times a week. He loves his mom, but he knows he can’t count on her. SO, I’m it for 3 more weeks.
    I did get the new flag mounted and up yesterday. I have to try and do some guy wires though. I can tell it will go in the first storm. Should have bought a smaller one.
    Margba, if I don’t get any squash, I’ll just try for a fall crop. The heat will stop all of our gardens from producing very soon.
    Better go. Za and I are going to wait on the porch for Wesley to arrive.
    Have a good one. KB


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    Happy, sunny Lord’s Day! We had more rain on Fri. I was a downpour, but moved on off by midnight. I barely made it in the house from mowing before it hit. The mowing is every 2 to 3 days. Seems like all I do is go get the gas can filled! I sure am not complaining because I had forgotten just how wonderful it was to look out the windows upon a nice, green lawn. Awesome!
    Our family 4th of July party was yesterday. My cousin stays up all night smoking about every meat you could name. They also cook huge cobblers in an earthen pit. Beyond yummy!!
    I still have the 7 yr. old here with me. He is so sweet and he helps me all he can. I
    thought he would stay more with his mom, but he doesn’t even want to stay as much as was scheduled. He has done very well, but with nearly 3 more weeks before his nana(they have always had custody of him)returns…….fingers crossed.
    Now that we are getting some sunshine, my little tomato plants are trying their best to grow. I should have tried to replant the squash that died. With only one left, I’m not sure I will ever have anything but blooms. One of the pepper plants has a fruit, but the poor plant is so tall and leggy, it’s pitiful.
    Have a wonderful Lord’s Day and I will be back as time allows. Hugs and prayers to all who are in need. KB


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    Howdy! Marcia, it’s so sweet of you to think of me. I had a week long siege, but I am ok. Beautiful blooms. Nothing like that here, as the drought wiped out everything but the poor little jasmine that never grows or blooms. LOL Your graduation excursion sounds fun.
    Tigsy, my neighbor got soaking trying to mow his yard yesterday.
    Margba, seems so odd to hear of people planting now when we are already so H-O-T! It all sounds like a good plan.
    Fred, is your orchard large?
    Dave, good you are getting some nice tomatoes to go with those nasty cukes. Hehehe
    Mary, you are a power house!
    Leroy, hope your seat doesn’t get wet! Yikes!!
    Sherry, we are saturated again and now the tropical storm is supposed to dump on us, too. UGH
    Stewart, enjoy your new “fixture”. ;)
    Hugs to my buddies, Snow and Brenda. Hope all is well with Robbie and Leann. If I missed mentioning you, it’s my age…not a true oversight! :)
    Have a great evening. KB


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    Just a quick “Good Morning”. I’m still kicking, but just barely. Have decided this must be a bug. Meds only make me sick for 1 day at a time. Feeling better this morning. Just hoping it continues. It’s been a miserable week AND I’m missing a trip to go spend the weekend with Wesley at the carnival and the rodeo. :(
    Hope you are having a great day and a better weekend! KB


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