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    Happy Sunday morning! It is a blessed day here. Plenty of bright sunshine and warm temps.
    I finished the weeding and trimming the bushes yesterday. I’m so thankful to have it done. The mowers came and I even had them go over the front again so it would all have the same start at regrowth. He had to mow the back twice because it was sooo grown up. Oh, my…if I could rake, it would be the biggest pile ever! I son’t find myself avoiding looking out the windows now. ;)
    He checked my mower and it needed a new spark plug, so I asked him to get filters and everything we need to do a complete turnup and start the season off in good shape. They only mow every other weekend, so if it turns out hard for me now, I will just hire them for every other week. I really like mine done weekly.
    Stewart, refresh my memory…I don’t have a horse. I must have been commenting on my sister’s ponies they have for Wesley.
    Ken picked up Reesey late yesterday when they got back from La., but they will both be back Monday to stay while they are in Houston for his transplant checkups. She brought my crate home finally, so now they don’t have to haul theirs over here. Sure will be easier all around.
    Must run. Wishing all a wonderful Lord’s Day! KB


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    Good morning! Supposed to be 82° but it will need to get busy. I’m back in my under-roos until it happens. LOL
    I’m sad for my little couple. They are going to assisted living next Wed. I’m not sure what kind of scary situation they got into earlier this week, but it prompted him to decide they should just go on to assisted living now. They’re so sad. I wish I could drive so I could go down and visit them later.
    I finally got to speak with the lawnman’s wife. She thinks he will come talk to me today. I sure hope so. My yard is just awful. It’s so big, I just hope he will agree to take on the task. Also, I asked her if she thought he might look at my mower while he is here and see if he can get it started. Soooo, I am still hanging on what will happen. I know he is scheduled to do the yard across the street today, so……fingers crossed!
    Snow, a roller coaster here, too. Even built fire on Thurs. Burr!
    Marcia, congrats and enjoy you nite out!
    Leroy, take it easy as possible.
    Sherry, glad you’re enjoying the new tv. IF I get my yard mowed today, I’m going to set out my few little plants.
    Stewart, I have always wanted a greenhouse, but the thought of heating stops me every time I think to order.
    Have a great day! KB


    in reply to: Only a Grandmother would know…… #5381962 Report Abuse
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    I remember that one from when I was a kid. Thanks for the trip down memory lane. They don’t make jokes like that anymore!


    in reply to: Weleetka? #5381582 Report Abuse
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    Don’t know about the storms or pwoer outages, but I believe she is having some issues with her legs. Was planning on seeing doctor last time she posted.
    Just hoping she is ok all the way around!


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    A good, thankful morning. Sorry for those in the line of the tornado’s paths. The clouds looked so mean from here, but I could tell they were “going down the river”, as we say around here.
    My sister came yesterday afternoon and mowed my front yard. I’ve decided the rest is just too big and will see about having it done this first time. I can’t do it anyway as still no sign of John coming to get everything going. What a mess!!
    Bunco tonight. Hope I don’t forget. LOL
    Dr. office called back. A1C is still in range, but not as good as last time. Ugh, need to get that back under control, but I sure have enjoy all of my sneaking cookies. LOL
    So happy to see the sun is peeking through. It was still gray and ugly when I got up. I really want to finish trimming my spirea bushes. I know it’s bad to cut all of the blooms off, but they just get so big and out of control. Scratch on the house when the wind blows. Drives me nuttier than usual. LOL
    Marcia, I don’t worry about leaving it on all the time. My computer guy says it’s better for the machine. I just use the free Microsoft Essentials and Super Anti-spyware they recommended. All of the spy stuff runs at nite. I must admit I don’t dump my cookies and such nearly as often as I should.
    Tigsy, it’s nice to be so popular you have to choose sometimes! ;) Have fun at both events!
    Snow, we have had some really nice rains lately. My yard and beds are so grown up. I had forgotten what it was like to have things grown without a big water bill!! I’m so, so happy that my trees are getting some nice drinks.
    Dave, were any of the storms close? Hope not.
    Sherry, yeah on the A/C! I’m trying very hard to keep my promise of never complaining of one single drop of rain we might ever get if the drought would go away. Am praying this is the beginning of the end for that ol drought!
    Stewart, sounds very nice and BIG!
    Have a thrilling Thursday, ya’ll! :) KB


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    Margba, don’t sweat the small stuff. I’m just so shy and quiet it is easy to over look me. Hahaha…AS IF!!! This all gave a great giggle!
    Marcia, good luck with your deer deterrents. It always amazes me when I see gardeners who are pleased to attract those nasty buggers to their garden!
    Fred, I’ve not had a single issue since I am staying logged in all time. However, I DO have issues with staying logged in. I don’t trust any site enough to want to be signed in 24/7. I never log out or turn off my computer.
    Brenda, I always think of all the ironing you must have to do with just hanging your laundry. Of course, this is coming from the person who irons her clothes out of the dryer. My friends make fun of me for creasing my jogging pants, so I suppose I am weird. ;)
    Mary, welcome to the nice weather. Isn’t it wonderful?!
    Sherry and Tigsy, it has become the norm here the last several years. Seems like it’s cold, cold, cold and then it 101°!
    Leann, that sounds so exciting. I used to race dirt track in my younger days(yes, the only woman in the bunch), so I love anything that goes fast and makes lots of noise doing it! Hehehe Hope your dr. appt. went well.
    Dave, hope your day has turned into a winner.
    Stewart, I want a weed burner so bad, but everybody discourages against it here because of high winds and so much dead grass most of the time. I sure wouldn’t want it to set a wild fire, so I just spray Round-up and Ground Clear. ;(
    Nineteen bowls of homemade chili done and in the freezer. I even use it in summer, as I like a Frito pie or hotdog for a quick meal when coming in from the yard. Love it when I can check a chore off my list. :)
    I promised to fill in at bunco tomorrow nite. I always dread going, but have fun when I get there. The food is always home cooked and delish, so that is a nice plus. LOL
    I am so sleepy. I’ve got to get up and get busy. It’s way too late for a nap.
    Later gators! KB


    in reply to: Anyone sew here? #5381037 Report Abuse
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    I’ve never prewashed or even heard of anyone doing it. It would be quite ridiculous for them to make something that would run on your piece when washed, I think!
    However, with any garment/fabric you can soak it in salt water and it will “set” the colors. My mama always did that first thing, even with new jeans back when it was tacky to wear faded jeans….a LONG time ago. LOL It does work great, though.


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    Good day, ALL! It’s another gorgeous one here. Supposed to be in high 80 again. Wow it’s been so nice!
    Finally bought my tomato, squash and peppers. Decided that’s all I want to mess with this year. It’s still so wet and the tiller nor either lawnmower will start and I’m still waiting(not so patiently)for John to come and get me going for another year.
    Sad for all who are still having cold temps and congrats to all those seeing lovely signs of spring!
    Have a wonderful Wednesday! KB


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    Fred, it is the bigger one. His mom told me a bit ago that dad says he’ll be here for the surgery…no matter what. The little one is coming over in a bit to help me in the garage. He won’t be able to do much, but he likes to “help”. Don’t think it will last long. The front has definitely moved it.

    Brenda, that sounds like some kind of haunted appliance I would have here! Guess we’ll both have to do like my repairman said and just used em till they lock up. I just ordered an air pistol this morning. I hope it will have enough power to use as a varmint gun. Already have something digging along the carport and under the tree out front. If it turns out to be a skunk, I will just let him move on out as he sees fit without spraying. Hehehe I’m hoping to be a pain in the others butt!

    I left a note at my friend’s house. Her DH works on anything mechanical. I hope he will come by and get all of my “machines” started. Tiller nor either lawnmower will start. Probably need to get up to the store and get new gas, too.

    Better get back at it.


    in reply to: Anyone have any good low-sodium recipes? #5375772 Report Abuse
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    I have the same problem. I’m sure going to be watching this post in hopes someone has ideas I can tolerate. FYI, my GP suggested salt substitutes. I found them awful and while looking for alternatives, I ran across a warning about one of my meds not mixing with them. I told the dr. and she said, “Oh, yes, I forgot about that. You can’t use salt subs.”!

    I tried the Ms. Dash and spices and just was terrible to me.

    I use the spices to cook. I have my own salt shaker with 1 tsp of salt. I use tiny sprinkles on my food and try to make sure the salted side of a bite lands directly on my tongue. I know that all sounds nuts, but that little bit of salt seems to trick my taste buds. Then I make a sort of game with myself about how many days I can make that tsp of salt last. I can stretch 1 1/2 tsp to 7 days! My heart dr. said that would be fine as long as the food wasn’t already salty. ;)

    I supposed they told you to use fresh or frozen. I had an extensive pantry, so I tried washing the canned veggies. It didn’t work for me. Don’t know what it was about washing them first, but they not only tasted awful, they smelled bad…to me, anyway. LOL

    You are on the right track, just have to keep plugging. Likely what works for one, may not for another. I know that’s the way it’s been for me. Plus, I’m diabetic, so I can’t have sugar. One of my doctors actually told me to go home, cut up squares of cardboard and eat them because that’s the taste of what i can have from now on!!


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    Marcia, thank you! I really enjoy coming when it isn’t such a PITB! LOL


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    Happy sunshineeee morning! Yesterday was just spectacular in the high 70s. Gosh, I even broke a sweat! Hehehe
    My sweet neighbor’s son broke both arms jumping rope in gym at school. I thought I’d make him some get well cupcakes. Poor kid is 16 and really doesn’t want his mama going back to having to wipe his hinny. He will have surgery on the really bad one on Thurs. and if his dad is still out of town, she has asked me to go with her.
    Rain is supposed to start again tomorrow and be off and on the rest of the week.

    Have a wonderful day! KB


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    Good beautiful morning, friends! The sun is shining bright and all is well with the weather in our neighborhood. Of course, this is to be our nicest day this week and I have to work, but I will enjoy it anyway!!
    My computer is making me a nervous wreck. It turned itself off right in the middle of my FB read earlier. I was so happy it came back, but suppose I should start looking for a replacement. I wouldn’t mind if I could get a new one with 7.
    I have just discovered I have no trouble on this site if I stay logged in(which I don’t like to do, but for sanity sake…). None of the back and forth to get here or move around. It certainly is pleasant!!
    Can’t hang around, I haven’t even dried my hair and I have to be at work in 30 min. Yikes!!

    Have a spectacular day and I hope NO SNOW for anyone! KB


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    Wow, that looks like a bonfire! Enjoy the warmth!


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    I have both mine through ATT and one doesn’t kill the other. My internet has only been down once in all these years, but the phone used to go down alot before they replaced the line.


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