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  • in reply to: 5/21/2015 in VSR Welcome ~~~~ #5412352 Report Abuse
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    Good morning everyone.  It is chilly right now and the furnace is running, but the weather dude promises a nice day later….and I think the birds songs are saying that as well.

    Today I will be doing some odds and ends in my shop and cleaning it up…in preparation for a 4 day weekend for me.  I also have lunch with friends today which I always look forward to.  I hope my friend with cancer is able to make it today.  She’s not doing so well since that radiation procedure she had May 1st…..not sure what is in store for her in the near future.  I honestly believe it is time for her kids to be in charge of her before it is too late.  We have done and are doing all we can as friends.

    Marilyn…so sorry that you had a bad night.  I do hope that the aleve and ice (or the coffee) makes some of your pain go away.  Do try and take it easy today…and sneak in a nap or 2 if you can.

    Molly….so, it is grand central station at your house for awhile, huh?  lol  We also have an old wardrobe in our house that has been in the family for years.  It isn’t anything fancy but has sentimental value….plus it helps hold some of Larry’s clothes.  He has LOTS of clothes!

    Wendy…I am anxious to hear about your day at Ronald Mcdonald house and just what you get to do.  I hope you have nice weather for today and for your entire vacation…any special plans while you are off?

    Melissa.. sounds like your job is close to done for a few months….Yay!  I am so glad that we don;t have to battle the deer here.  I do see a rabbit coming and going from under our deck and larry saw a baby rabbit in that garden the other day….I sure hope she doesn’t have a nest under there.  I haven’t noticed any damage done to plants from rabbits yet.  Our DGS’s class took a trip to the Decorah Fish Hatchery and Eagle’s nest this week.  I haven’t talked to him about it yet, but interested to see what he has to say about it.

    Have a great day everyone.  Charlene


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    in reply to: I went to carpel tunnel doctor today #5412341 Report Abuse
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    Good luck to you, Leroy.  I am amazed that you don’t have to miss any work with the surgery.  I guess they are always perfecting and improving everything medical wise.  DSisIL had her appendix removed last week and was gone from home a total of 4 hrs…..years ago that would have been a weeks stay in the hospital.

    I am also glad you went when you did and hope the surgery helps to get rid of your pain and regain normal usage.  Charlene


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    in reply to: FYI…..A great bird site #5412171 Report Abuse
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    Kathy…i guess it is just you and I interested in this site….lol.  I probably should have posted it in the bird forum…never thought of that.  It is the only site I found with the audio songs and calls of birds.  Charlene


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    in reply to: Clematis Blooming #5412169 Report Abuse
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    Those are beautiful, Stanette.  Do you believe that mine are ready to bloom…several weeks early for here!  Charlene


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    in reply to: Just found my seeds. #5412167 Report Abuse
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    I have plans of direct sowing a few annuals…but I also am waiting for a warmer day.


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    in reply to: Wednesday in the VSR May 20, 2015 #5412088 Report Abuse
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    Karen…tell your DH “Happy birthday” from me!  Charlene


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    Leslie….love that dahlia.  We don’t usually have to stake dahlias.  I think it is because ours have to be dug every winter, so it is much later in the year when we can plant them,,,much slower growing season than yours have.  I haven’t even planted my bulbs yet….just planted a few that I started from seed.

    Beautiful iris, Gayle.

    Laughing at Ili….she says her hydrangeas are “finally” blooming….ours are just now starting to come up.  They come back from the root every year here, so the only kind we can grow are the variety that bloom on new wood.


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    in reply to: Update On DGS OT.sob if you would like. #5412084 Report Abuse
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    Tina…my heart goes out to you and especially to poor Langdon.  I think talking to the older boys is needed, but before chewing their butts, you might want to ask how things are going for them at school.  I have read that often kids who bully their younger siblings are being bullied by someone themself….picking on their younger brother is a way of making them be in charge rather than being the one picked on.

    Did you print off Melissa response?  She works with children that age and can easily identify problems.  There are probably more things to work with him than book learning.  We have a Keystone Area Educating services in NE Iowa and they are great to give help and give advice for troubled children.  They worked closely with our DGS with Aspergers Syndrome Autism.  He has now been released from the program….a success story! They gave DD a day by day plan of things to do and things not to do to help our DGS .  It was free to our DD.  It is a federally funded program, so I am guessing their is probably something similar in your area.  The sooner Langdon’s problems are addressed the better.

    Good luck to all of you.  I am glad to hear that your daughter knows something is wrong….facing the truth is the 1st step.  Charlene


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    Lovely flowers, models and berries here this morning.  Mary…what are those white flowers?  They are very striking.

    Larry bought an orange dahlia on one of his trips to a GH….I think it is beautiful.



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    in reply to: Wednesday in the VSR May 20, 2015 #5411952 Report Abuse
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    Good morning everyone.  I was awake before 6 am, but rolled over, and Larry woke me at 6:45, so I am running behind schedule…..I hate it when that happens.

    I think the sun is taking a day off, but temps don’t sound too bad for today.

    I think Julie is gone on her trip to the NW, but I still wonder what’s up with Donna?  She has been MIA for a while.  Hope she checks in soon.

    Bette…sounds like you’ve had a couple productive days off.  I opted not to do the 2nd transplant with most seedlings since we were having such nice weather…but I may have jumped the gun…lol

    Marilyn…go for digging up and planting more.  MG are usually a 1 time planting since they are great at reseeding….almost too great…..I have pulled up thousands already this Spring.

    Melissa….your Mom did make a quick trip, but glad she got to come.  I sold 8 tomato plants yesterday and Larry’s cousin is coming tomorrow to get 3 flats of seedlings that I have started for her…so every bit helps in making my plant stock look closer to being gone.  I am glad I have extra because I may have to replant a couple of things.  With the weather we’ve been having you find out real quick the plants that don’t like temps below 40.

    I have customers coming right at 8 and I have to get my work hat on….so I’d better run.  Seriously, I do not wear a work hat, but takes time to get the shop open.  Have a great day everyone.  Charlene


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    in reply to: Charlene #5411949 Report Abuse
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    I know the rhubarb custard by heart, so will post that now.  I’ll post the other one tonight.

    Rhubarb Custard cake

    1 box yellow cake mix
    4 cups cut up rhubarb
    1 cup sugar
    1 pint whipping cream

    Prepare yellow cake mix per package instructions. Pour in greased 9 X 13 cake pan and put rhubarb on top of it. Sprinkle the sugar over the rhubarb and pour the cream over all of it. Bake at 350º for 50 to 60 minutes. Let cool before eating and refrigerate leftovers.

    This looks very messy when you place it in the oven, but turns itself upside down and tastes great. Charlene

     


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    Sending good thoughts and prayers her way.  Thanks for the update, karen.  Charlene


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    in reply to: CHIT CHAT FOR TUES.MAY19TH #5411860 Report Abuse
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    Good evening everyone.  Our day was better than yesterday, but still room for improvement…lol.  I had a good day in the shop and did some GH stuff when I got home.  Some of my outdoor containers could use a drink, but I am waiting until after tonight.  We are supposed to be cold again, and I have learned that a dry plant does better than a wet plant in those conditions.

    I am wondering about Donna.  She has not posted in a while and the last time I remember her posting, she had had another sleepless night.  Maybe she finally fell asleep into a Rip Van Winkle sleep.    I hope she is doing okay!

    Sorry, Charlie (reminds me of an old tuna commercial….lol)  I did not mean to send our weather to you….I just want it to move out of here.

    Gayle…I think your weather sounded pretty darn good….and you can’t beat a MCD’s meal once in  a while….and she treated….a double bonus!

    Karen….I am envious of your hummer activity….still none here yet that I have seen….the wicked winds must have blown them away.  I wanted to congratulate you on your cholesterol test results that you mentioned the other day….what a major drop!  I’d say it sounds like the combo of diet/exercise/ and the meds you are taking are working for sure….keep up the good work!

    Marilyn….we grew the Teddy Bear sunflowers last year and I loved them!  Normally I am not a big fan of SF, but that variety was shorter and had such big full blooms…..searching for a picture….BRB….

    found one….I wonder if I still have seed for these.  It is not too late to direct sow.

    See you in the morning.  Charlene

     


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    in reply to: Charlene #5411841 Report Abuse
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    Do you want the rhubarb cake that is more like a coffee cake or the one that is rhubarb custard cake? (turns itself upside down)  Charlene


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    in reply to: Tuesday in the VSR May 19, 2015 #5411530 Report Abuse
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    Marilyn…guess I read too quickly or else my rememberer wasn’t awake yet…you clearly said you were taking over supper….even nicer than a cake…lol.


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