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Thursday, May 17, 2012

What I Did Wednesday #27



  1. Cleaned the bathrooms.  Some day I'm going to get rid of that 1980's pink! ha.
  2. Scrubbed the kitchen and bathroom floors.
  3. Finished up the cookies.  Now have 26 dozen heart shaped wedding favors in the freezer.  Whew!
  4. Enjoyed a rose bud opening!
  5. Charcoal has finally, after 9 months, decided that he would like to be petted.  He comes in a flops down at my feet when he's ready. lol.  I'd say he's no longer feral. :)
  6. Enjoyed a pot of coffee.
  7. Gathered up all the trash.  Ended up with 4 large bags.  Geesh!  Are we the only ones that do that?  I guess that's better than keeping it around. ha.
  8. Welcomed the boys home from school.  Thanked Alex for lining up the shoes.  Not sure why they have to be in the hallway, but they do!  If I move them to their closet, he moves them back! ha.
  9. Noticed the strawberries are ripening!
  10. Sad news...the cardinal's nest has been abandoned.  Only one egg remains.  The rosebush hasn't been disturbed at all, so I don't think it was a cat or other animal.  I'm thinking a snake!  We do have them and I saw one last spring right in that spot as he slithered right by me.  Yikes.  I still hear Mr. Cardinal singing in the yard, so maybe they are just going to try again.
  11. Vacuumed.
  12. Started a new bag of things to donate to the thrift store.

Did you have a nice day?

♥


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    1. Lots once more at your shore
      And yeah pink is a bit hardcore
      But I guess it does the trick
      Making the bathroom so slick
      Blame the snake for it
      And not the cats one bit
      Now you must care for the egg on your own
      Adding another animal to your thrown
      Might create quite the rift
      And send some kitties to the thrift
      And lined up shoes
      Surely doesn't give my ocd the blues

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    2. well aren't you swell
      chiming the first bell! :)

      Not sitting on that egg
      no matter how much you beg.

      at least the shoes are nice and neat
      I'll take it over messy any day of the week!

      The pink really has to go
      hopefully before I'm too old.

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    3. Pat you live to fight!
      anyway The rose is beauthy of course, here is autumn so my roses are died:( is the life:)
      I was sure you was making cookies:) LOL oh I guess ha!

      About Alex (many times I dont see a picture NEW from him) you dont know but Ditto a pair of years ago ALWAYS lined up all his shoes before to sleep:) what you think? Only this year I notice he doesnt make LOL but by years he made, damn ! never I taked a picture Im so silly!

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    4. haha...I need to take a picture soon. It's hard to take their pictures!

      haha...oh, that is cute that Ditto lined up his shoes. It made him sleep better! Too bad he stopped. lol.

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    5. ey you have strawberries what nice! I had a year but the dogs beat them!! They run all day.
      I hav eto make something special to care them!
      Today I laundry , line the clothes, iron, make a pizza, for dinner, sleep for a while (I have a cold) clean the bedrooms (horrible) the twins are terrible.and now Im here LOL

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    6. Ditto made always special things I dont know why, but now his bedroom is a mess

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    7. Usually the raccoons get my strawberries! :(

      You were busy, too! Pizza sounds good. :)

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    8. Yep live to fight
      Each day and night
      Oh dear it is fun
      And must be done

      Not going to sit on the egg all day?
      That is not nice at your bay
      Need to help it chirp chirp
      And fed it some chewed up worms with a burp hahahahaha

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    9. No chirping or burping will be heard
      as I think it was too cold to become a bird.
      Dr DooLittle can't do it all
      maybe you should come help at my hall.
      lol.
      You can have worm patrol
      and do the litter box stroll.
      hahahaha.

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  2. What a great DAY!
    Mine wasn't as fun as your day.

    Sad about the nest.

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    1. Not as fun? Well, if you went to school, yeah..it's always more fun to stay home! ha.

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  3. Wow, an entire day in photos. Sad to say you probably did more today than I've done all week lol Too bad about the Cardinal moving, but I guess it's a good thing if there are pet snakes around :) I can't stand snakes, they really freak me out. i had a buddy in college that had this 7 foot snake, I can't remember what it was python or boa but it was big and white and it wrapped itself around your arm, scared the heck out of me when he put that on my unknowingly. Gives me the shivers just thinking about that. That's funny you mention that, I've never really thought about it either, but we've always lined up our shoes in the hallway, it's always been like that.

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    1. No, no Fred..the snakes are not pets! lol. But I guess they are a part of the zoo, nonetheless, You know, snakes don't bother me at all! It's spiders I can't stand. Well, centipedes are the worst. Eew...now those will give me shivers!

      Shoes in the hallway, huh. OK...I'm blaming your family. Somehow that idea blew down here to Ohio! lol....

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    2. well a strong wind probably could do the trick, it's really not all that far, especially for the wind lol Funny you mention spiders, my mother just got bit by one yesterday afternoon, she's fine, got some cream and it's almost healed already, but just found it ironic in a way.

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  4. Had a great day, Betsy...stayed in and did some housework...dusting mostly...moving things around..
    getting ready for the long weekend...hopefully 4 days at the lake...yahooo..
    love your photos...sad about the cardinal...I have a red squirrel, who we call "red"...well guess who ripped thru my bathroom screen...AND WAS IN MY BATHROOM!!!! I was freaking...I closed the door....thankfully he went back out the screen...anyway...the moral is...I have stopped putting out bird seed for a few days...to perhaps discourage him/her...just nyger for the fab finches...anyhoo...didn't mean to natter on for so long....I just feel kinda like I am talking to a friend...far, far away...
    Talk to you another day...

    Cheers
    Linda :o)

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    1. you are talking to a friend...and I love your long rambles!

      OK..red squirrel in the house. lol...careful now, or I'll give my Dr. Doolittle title to you!
      hahahaha. Oh, that is too funny! Haven't seen a squirrel here since the cats adopted me but they used to scarf down all the seed. So frustrating!

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  5. What a busy Wednesday. I too love your pictures and can just picture each item on your To Do List.

    Our Squirrel "Gordo" only eats the sunflower seeds in the mix, and then the birds come and feast. He's an early morning riser, as soon as I put out the seed.

    Today dropped my car off for it's service which is near my daughter...so we spent the day together. Talk, Talk, Talk....love it!!!
    She would be happy if her boys lined up their shoes anywhere!! HaHa

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    1. Sounds like a wonderful day! Can't beat girl talk. haha.

      Your grandsons sound perfectly normal. lol...

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  6. Sounds like you got a lot down! I've just been concentrating on school work

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    1. ooh...I'm really glad school work is done for me. lol. But good luck there! :)

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  7. The weather was perfect so even though I was busy I gave myself some time off to sit on the patio swing to just be quiet and listen to the birds sing and enjoy the last half hour before going to get the kids from school. Kind of the calm before the imstarvingwhatstheretoeat storm. ha

    Bet you're relieved the cookies are done. :) Too sad about the Cardinal family! but I'm loving that beautiful rose!

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    1. I sat an relaxed a few minutes before the bus came! I need that! lol. And yes, I have a couple of boys that look in the refrigerator even before taking off their back packs. lol.

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  8. You're growing strawberries? Eep!!

    I heard that they grow like weeds. My grandmother always complains about how growing two simple strawberry plants took over her garden!

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    1. Sorry! ha. I know you would prefer blueberries...which I would love to grow! My boys eat 8 pounds of strawberries every week! I hope they spread and produce that much...that would be wonderful! haha.

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  9. smiles at him moving them back to the hall way...had a pretty scary day myself...paramedics, my aspie...not a lot of fun but alls well in the end...and you will be sharing the strawberries right? smiles.

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    1. ugh...sorry about the day...glad everything is ok. Of course I'd share strawberries with you! :)

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  10. Just reading this exhausted me. You got about 10 times more accomplished today than I did! Come to think about it, what did I do...

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    1. haha...oh now, I know you did something productive! :) Thanks for the visit! :)

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  11. These kind of posts are fun! Like a picture journal.
    ~Aidyl
    http://aidylewoh.blogspot.com/

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    1. Exactly! I started doing them several months ago...just an ordinary day in photos.

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  12. A very full day !
    Best regards,

    Pierre

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    1. yes, it was...but it was a fun one! ;)

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  13. You have been very busy.;)) Yes, I can collect quiet a lot of trash too.;) My Wednesday was ok, spend at work, but right now I have the whole Thursday ahead off me and i have started it with a great cup off coffee.;)
    xoxo

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    1. A Thursday at home...how wonderful! :)

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  14. Awwww I hope the Cardinals try again!! There's still time!!! I hope they try!! Yay! take care
    x

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    1. Me, too...I keep watching for them..I've seen Mr Cardinal several times!

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  15. Charcoal is evidence that you are The Cat Whisperer, Betsy!! Poor Mr. and Mrs. Cardinal. I hope they find a safer spot if they try again. blessings ~ Tanna

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    1. I really feel like I've accomplished something there! And wow..it took a long time! Still haven't touched two of them! But they look a little more trusting! Hopefully this summer!

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  16. I hate cleaning bathrooms....save some cookies for me......love roses.......cute cat.....you must have a strong stomach, one cup maybe two of coffee is all I can handle.....trash day is Friday here.....Sam loves to line everything up.....we have a peach tree....with doves living in it....have a great Thursday....

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    1. I hate cleaning them, too...but I love them clean..haha...so it must be done.

      I do have a strong stomach...a whole pot in the morning on an empty stomach. Doesn't bother me at all. I even add a few Advil in there sometimes! lol.

      Wish I had a peach tree!

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  17. That's a very productive Tuesday. Now I need to have a very productive Thursday as you have inspired me :)

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    1. haha...well, whatever you do, I hope it was fun!

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  18. We have a LOT of trash too Betsy. I always think MORE than we should!!!!

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    1. must have something to do with lots of kids and lots of groceries! haha.

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  19. I love these Wednesday posts, Betsy! So sad about the cardinal nest but I guess that's Mother Nature's way. And how sweet of Charcoal to flop over to be petted. My 2 cats do that several times a day and it always melts my heart!

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    1. They are my favorite posts, too! I think it's because I really don't have to think of anything to say. Just list what I did...and carry my camera around with me!

      It is sweet, isn't it? Especially when you see a scared and shy kitty start to trust you. awwww.

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  20. Hi Betsy .. I agree very sad about the Cardinal nest - but let's hope there's time for another. Everyone has to live - even snakes .. great photos and notes about jobs done, in process of being done .. the wedding favours look like they'll be good ... 300 to decorate. The kids - and their decisions .. interesting lining up the shoes - at least they're tidy. Cheers Hilary

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  21. I've just enjoyed catching up with you blog. I love your Creative Tuesdays and auction posts particularly.
    Funnily enough I have just stated a new bag of stuff for the charity shop too. I loved your Zoo collage and the fact that you included yourself in it :-)

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    1. Well, hi, Kathleen! How have you been? Nice to see you back. Oh yeah, I'm the queen of the zoo...I had to be included. lol...

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  22. I did not read through all of your comments, but Pat's did make me think a bit of Horton who hatched that beautiful egg for the lazy Maizy Bird. I could just see you sitting on that nest while the neighbors walked by pointing and laughing. Okay, so maybe not.

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    1. hahahahahaha. Oh, that was funny. Yes, they would point and laugh...even more so if there was a cat patrol going on up on the roof, too! lol. Oh, this is a crazy place!!!

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  23. Well you sure got a lot done - where does all that trash come from ???
    Mary x

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    1. It's zoo trash. That's the only explaination. lol. :)

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  24. I love your pink countertop! Retro is very in right now.
    That rose is near perfect...ours haven't bloomed yet.
    We had a nest of cardinals in the wreath on our front door last year. They didn't come back this year, though.

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  25. Hi Betsy how was your day?? so busy I think!!

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  26. Is your coffee pot a one or two cupper? I'm addicted to MickeyDs coffee.

    Aww, I'm sorry to hear about the abandoned nest. Are you sure?

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    1. Um...(she says embarrassingly) it's a 12 cup pot. lol. :)

      Yes, I'm sure about the nest. And sure about the snake now, since I found an egg on the ground with a little hole on the side and the contents sucked out. A cat would have broken open the whole egg...this was a snake for sure. :(

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  27. It has to be in the way you see the world, but even mundane things look fun at your house. :)

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