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Wednesday, March 28, 2012

What I Did Wednesday #25




  1. Watered my little herb pots, which have sprouted nicely!
  2. Bought a new supply of little cat nip mice.  Shy little Oreo Girl won't let me touch her, but she does sneak in through the back door and grab them in her mouth and dash outside like she's made a great capture. She must have them all stashed somewhere in the bushes.  I should have named her Magpie! ha.
  3. Noticed my violet patch has bloomed.  I can see it through the fence while sitting at my desk!
  4. Sat a little while on the porch swing.  The sun is warm but the breeze is still chilly!
  5. Speaking of Oreo, she and her 8 siblings are resting easier today as the mean old tom cat that was attacking them and causing wounds is no longer on this earth.  Not a fun thing to do, but became necessary.  What a relief!
  6. Cleaned the bird cage.
  7. Went to the grocery, post office and pharmacy.  Loved all the blooming trees in the yard when I got home!
  8. Began sorting the vintage bottles I got at an auction.  There are several worth enough to put on ebay!  There are also several I'd like to keep for my own collection, one which actually says Kokomo, Indiana on it, which is where I was born!  How fun!
  9. We love asparagus but I've never bought white!  Do you like it?  Does it taste the same?
  10. Speaking of those bottles.  Did I tell you there were 680 of them?  Yes, I finally got them all washed.  What a 3 day adventure, but it deserves it's own post, so that's all I'll say for now.
  11. My coffee maker broke!  It's Pat's fault, you know.  I said things broke in threes here and that Spencer's laptop died.  He said my coffee maker would be next and it was!  I swore him to shut up and not guess a third! haha.  I've been drinking strong black tea until my new one comes that I ordered on Amazon.  But I'm telling you, I don't have my usual zip.  Although, that Zojirushi hot water system I bought The Mister has really come in handy for making cups of tea!  Still, I need my java!
  12. I picked up this cute vintage metal tray at the thrift store not long ago.  The pears look nice in it as I let them ripen.
  13. And last but not least, I want to announce that Jax has won the Pedicure Party Giveaway!!!  Congratulations, Jax!  Email me your mailing address and I'll get your package in the mail right away!  And thanks to all that joined in the fun!  Let's make it an annual event!


What a beautiful spring day it is here!
I hope you've had a lovely day, too!
What did you do?

114 comments:

  1. A nice day...I wish I had a porch sing! ;)

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  2. I also need more nimble fingers...swing!!! ;D

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    1. I do love my porch swing but it was a little too chilly to stay out there very long! ha.

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  3. what nice pictures Betsy! love the pears and im happy Jax win:)))
    Betsy you change the time of your posts??

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    1. love the purple flowers too!!

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    2. I just had my post written already and thought people might be looking for the giveaway winner, so I went ahead and posted early. Still need to visit you!

      Hey...I bought blueberries today and the label said they were from Chile! :)

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    3. I have a friend that live there in USA anf told me the chilean bluberries are sweet! iI find nice too:)

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    4. they are delicious. I think I'll just eat them like they are instead of baking with them. yum.

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  4. I really like your "what I did Wednesdays"...I may do a post like this someday...but for now its easier for me to do "wordless Wednesday". 8~)
    I can't wait for you to do a post about the bottles. ;~)
    Well...we got wind, rain, hail, thunder & lightening this afternoon. But...we did get to see a little blue sky before the storm went through. 8~)
    Take care,
    Nancy
    P.S. Congrats to JAX
    And yes...you should do the pedicure party again. 8~)

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    1. wordless wednesday is the opposite of what I did wednesday, don't you think? haha...they are my wordy-est posts. :)

      wow..you had quite the storm! We're supposed to get rain this evening. I even made it to the grocery without rain today! yay!

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    2. It was very short...whiz & it was done!

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    3. Those are my favorite kinds of posts, actually. But once in a while I like to talk. ha.

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  5. Love the porch swing. So sorry about the coffee maker.

    I did 5 loads of laundry. Washed a bunch of dishes by hand. ( My dishwasher is on the fritz.) Made supper.

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    1. I only did 3 loads today...and I vacuumed, which was way overdue. ha.

      The Mister is at a business dinner tonight so I'm having leftovers... :)

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    2. Leftovers are good! We had baked chicken, potatoes, and green beans. Boy did one little boy scowl about the green beans. :)

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    3. haha...did you get any in him? My boys love green beans..especially Harry. He even loved them as baby food...and cried when they were all gone! ha. He still asks for them every night and is disappointment when I make them another veggie. lol. Your dinner sounds wonderful!

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  6. i made two laundries today and made tacos for kid!
    how many bottles look really nice!

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    1. sounds like you were busy, too...and you were nurse to the sick kids!

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    2. yes Im the nurse and think now I have thr kids virus!

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    3. Oh no! Don't you hate it when that happens? You all can be sick together. :(

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    4. yes hope not bu I feel so bad:(

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  7. What a wonderfully busy Wednesday you have had. Looking forward to your bottle post. :)

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    1. It might put a tinge up your back. ha...that is, if you don't like bugs.

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    2. Now you really have my curiosity going. :)

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  8. yes the asparagaus are really delicios but the white cook a little more than green, and yes tasty delicious when i was a child my mom always made a soup with thr asparagus water!

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    1. oh thanks for telling me that! Can't wait to try them!

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  9. we love asparagaus too Betsy!

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  10. LMAO ohhhh you are giving me the full blame and telling me to even shut up at my sea?
    hahahaha that just causes me such glee
    Maybe if I tell you the third a bloddy wanker will come due
    That would be such fun too..hahaha
    The kitties all to seem to be resting more at ease
    Stealing the catnip mice before you can get them to freeze
    You really do live all Mayberry like at your place
    Such a lovely little space
    Oh dear now I'm using your words too
    This just will not do
    Now Jax can be late for work even more
    As she does her feet as well as her hair in the morning at her shore..hahaha
    You'll may get a call from the Japanese
    Wishing you the Gawker's fleas on your knees..haha

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    1. yes, it's all your fault, you!
      And you know it, too! hahaha.
      Yep, a little bit of Mayberry
      makes me kind of cheery.
      It was also great to have all nine cats
      asleep on the porch this afternoon
      with nobody trying to kill them, that crazy loon.
      Now they can just enjoy being alive
      instead of trying to survive. :)
      I'm glad the word exchange is working both ways
      with me saying strat and flibo and you saying dear to your dismay.
      And yes, Jax has a new reason to be late for work
      or she could do her toes while she works and lurks.
      haha.

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    2. hahaha I can handle all the blame
      As it just grows my fame
      All nine cats alive and well
      No longer going through Hell
      Is great piece of mind for them and you
      And yeah trading words what can we do?..haha
      Toes at work would be interesting to see
      Though not sure the Japanese would look at her too kindly

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    3. they already think she's crazed
      laughing to herself and acting amazed
      having way too much fun for being at work
      being late and spilling coffee while she lurks.

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    4. You two do realize that I am RIGHT here, right??? I can hear you both!! hahahahaha

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    5. well, you weren't when we said it....haha...but we knew you'd get here eventually. :)

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    6. LOL yeah always a little late
      That is just her fate

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    7. LMAO!!! That's sad, but very true!
      Sigh...My manager called me at 5am just to help me get to work on time. That was a fail!

      but late or not, I could still read everything you said! Hmph...
      And the pedicure excuse is much better than egging myself... hahahaha

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    8. hahahaha you can't be late when the manager calls
      Have to hurry extra fast to your work stalls
      But I suppose if an egg comes due
      And the window being open isn't true
      There is not much you can do
      So stick with the feet and capturing moths in the loo
      Those are much better reasons for being late
      And read away for all of this is at Betsy's plate
      All caused by her
      So the cat will just sit and purr

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    9. You're getting me back
      for blaming you that my coffee maker had a heart attack
      aren't you
      yes, it's true.

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    10. haha maybe just a little bit
      But still the cat likes to take the coffee maker hit
      Because he was oh so right
      About your second thing that would break at your site..haha

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    11. maybe this time we'll just stop at two!
      although I'd love it if my refrigerator broke
      it's so old I'm surprised it hasn't choked.
      I'd like a new one of those
      to hold all the food for my fellows.
      ha.

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    12. Could always break it on purpose and call it number three
      Then you killed two birds with one stone at your sea..haha

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    13. lol...you mean take a pellet gun to it?
      or how would I break it? lol.
      pull out some wires from the back
      and said it also had a heart attack?

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    14. Just unplug it and get Nugget to chow down
      Let him go right to town
      And the cords will no longer work
      Then you can blame him with a smirk
      And a new one will come due
      For you and your crew

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    15. Not a bad idea there
      not even absoludacris, if you dare.
      He's been blamed for chewing cords before
      and we have to keep them off the floor! ha.

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  11. had time to jump on and say hi before i head out sis...so you popped the cat? oo nobody better mess with you anymore...smiles....

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    1. the cat is dead...had help, though.
      and now the word is out...mess with Dr. Dolittle's home
      and you'll likely be looking down the barrel of a gun! ha.

      have a wonderful few days away. xo

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    2. You were able to do that with a pellet gun?
      WOW I am impressed! Though make sure you get all those boys 'handle' and ear clipped or they will be just like their daddy :o(

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    3. april 10th is the next clinic day at the humane society. Hopefully the rest will go that day! I'd like to have them done before this next litter is born!

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    4. Sorry but, Yea!
      I don't know what to call you, Annie or Dr.
      What am I saying...you will always be Dr. Dolittle! It must of hurt you as much as it did him. Sorry... (but yea).

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  12. especially ♥ numbers 3,4,6,7,9,& 12 :) My day was not necessarily fun filled, (think doctors and their vicious needles, ha) but the sun was sunny :) and warmer so it was a good day! :)

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    1. needles? ew. Have some chocolate...you deserve it. ha.

      the weather was beautiful here, too! I went to the grocery and it didn't rain...although it was supposed to!

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  13. funny you should mention that, I've been craving chocolate chip cookies and tried to tease one of the boys into baking for me :) ha, didn't work they went to Bible Study. Guess I'll have to go raid the CC bag or bake them myself :)

    So now you dodge sunbeams instead of raindrops, eh? :)

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    1. they would love it if they came home to warm cookies! yum!

      oh no...can't complain about the sun..it's been wonderful!

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    2. cookies are baking NOW! If I get in trouble I'm gonna say Betsy made me do it! :)

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    3. how could you possible get in trouble for baking cookies? ha. I'll take all the blame. lol...

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    4. :) lol, doctors orders didn't include cookie baking but I guess what goes on in the kitchen stays in the kitchen :)

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    5. I'm sure cookie baking is ok...it's the eating that might not be. :) Just have one. But I know you have great will power...you even put some away to save for lunches once!

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  14. another interesting, humorous, informative post...
    you certainly have a way with words...
    weather here has turned chilly :o(
    but there is always tomorrow...

    cheers
    Linda :o)

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    1. It was a little chilly today here, too, but wonderful sun! Thanks for stopping by, Linda! :)

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  15. I love your bottle collection! May sound crazy to some, but I think they are very cool. :)

    I think we should have toe parties more than once a year. Maybe sometime in May we should do another one, just when things are really warming up. We don't need prizes, just nail polish and Mr. Linky.

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    1. I love those bottles, too. The most fun has been reading all the embossed words on them and seeing where they are from.

      Maybe we'll do another one in May! :)

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  16. Wait! The tomcat is gone? How?

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    1. remember the pellet gun I borrowed just for him?

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  17. what an illuminating, unfolding saga. thanks for sharing this story.
    hopefully mustache will return, if he hasn't already.
    and violet patch sounds magical:)

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    1. Mustache did return...very skinny and jittery after 8 days. He stayed inside the last two days while mean tom was hanging around. Now he's free to lounge on the back porch again. ha.

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  18. I love when you do this post, glad the Tom is gone, that bothered me, I thought of those poor little kitties.
    Sorry about your coffee maker, I know how you love your java.
    That was an undertaking washing all those bottles, wow.They are lovely though. Oh sorry about the lap top too, poor spencer!
    Lovely herbs, so handy and the tray with the pears is lovely.

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    1. oh laurie..what an ordeal. It was quite traumatic...lots of drama here last night. But I'm so relieved he's gone. He was terrible.

      I'm loving the tray of pears...I might have to do that again when those are eaten up! ha.

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  19. Have I ever told you how amazing you are?!?! Thank you so much!! I'm so excited, especially since that is my favorite cream! I'll e-mail you as soon as I can figure out how to talk out your email address.

    Thanks again!!!! And I can't wait until the next annual pedicure party!

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    1. it's in my profile or here...

      elizabethbrock@att.net

      I'm so glad you won! Fun, fun! Now...at home or at work? We're dieing to know where you're going to do these pedicures! lol. At work, you could soak your toes in green tea. :)

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  20. Ohhh, a green tea soak sounds very nice!! hahaha After crunching numbers and dealing with people that make me scream all day, I say that The Japanese may be watching me take a nice foot soak with their complimentary oolong tea! hahaha But shh, don't tell them!

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    1. I'm sure nobody will notice a little foot tub under your desk. :)

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    2. Well if they are watching you
      Doesn't that mean no one would have to tell them because they would already see you in their view?...lol
      Watch out for Petsy too
      She spams your mailbox with hate mail from her zoo...LMAO..j/k

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    3. no hate mail from my zoo
      only sweet and kind words from my crew!

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    4. Just because they will be watching me doesn't mean that they will know what I am doing! That last thing they will expect is my little toes soaking in a tub of their oolong tea!!

      ...psttt...betsy...don't let pat know, but I can't do it at work for one reason! Sadly, my feet don't reach the floor. :'(

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    5. haha..Oh, you tiny thing. I should have known. Um...and you know he's right here, right? lol....

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    6. Didn't you see the "pssttt"? That's a whisper. He can't hear those...

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    7. LOL I have very good hearing though
      And hahahahaha too short to reach the floor at your work show

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    8. jax, you need a little foot stool to put in front of your chair!

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    9. Might serve two purposes and help her up in the chair too
      hahahahaha so much more short fun can come due

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    10. hope she has a little seat belt on that chair so she can't slip out and fall all the way to the floor.

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    11. LOL no wonder she is always late
      That chair sounds like such a bad fate
      To tall, needs a stool and now a seatbelt too
      Maybe even a book to sit on to see her monitors view..haha

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    12. I wonder if she sits on a pillow
      when she drives her little v-double u.

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    13. Or a custom made seat
      So she can see while she sends a tweet

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    14. ?!?!?! What a bunch of bullies.... :'(

      and, NO, I can see out of the little love bug just fine. Now when I had my Monte Carlo, I had to sit on a pillow.,,,

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    15. I had a friend in high school that sat on a pillow when she drove, too! :)

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    16. hahaha would you rather have us come up short?
      With our retort..hahaha

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    17. Pat I guess you're getting the silent treatment now
      one too many short jokes came from your mouth.
      ha.

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  21. Hi Betsy, Oh No! how are you ever managing without your bedside coffeepot?

    Not ever seen the white asparagus but we love the green. I bought 5 bunches when it was on sale for $1.39 last week and we have been having it every other night with supper.

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    1. I've always look at the white asparagus but it's usually more expensive and I've always just brought home the green! Today they were the same price. The Mister called it albino. lol. I'll let you know what it tastes like!

      Need my coffee..but I'm doing alright! Don't usually drink pop, but I'm having a diet coke in the afternoon. ha.

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    2. Hummmm, I know where you can find lots of coffee shops within walking distanct.

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    3. we do have a nice coffee shop downtown, but I'm doing pretty well without it...amazing actually. ha. It's supposed to arrive Friday! yay!

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    4. ONE nice coffee shop within walking distance...unlike some spoiled people I know! lol. :)

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  22. I love that old tray. So pretty with the pears sitting on it.

    The professor loves Yorkshire tea; it's too strong for me.

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    1. I'm loving that tray, too! $1.99. :) It has the imprint of some tulips in the center part.

      Yes, Yorkshire is strong! But that's the idea right now! ha.

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  23. What a busy Wednesday! Congrats to Jax!

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  24. I love your birdcage.I also love the vintage tray you picked up, very cute.I have a porch swing too,nice to sit and watch all the springtime colors.have a nice day Betsy!Congrats to Jax too!

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    1. we picked that porchswing up from the neighbor's trash! It only needed a coat of paint. I love it...guess they didn't. ha.

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  25. I did a fraction of what you did! I love these collages where we get to know you better, very nice, Betsy. I spent the day helping an 85 year old friend prepare to move from her home into assisted living. So sweet to see all the treasures and pick the best ones for this next step. I got a vintage Brownie camera as a keepsake (But she was made it clear it wasn't an antique to her). (o:

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    1. Oh, I don't know...you sound pretty busy! What a fun and sweet thing for you to do...and the camera is a wonderful gift...antique or not. lol.

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  26. You are such a busy gal. I'm always happy to know you're enjoying some Girlfriend time - necessary for a woman's sanity! I would not be the same without my morning fix of java too. Spring has sprung and isn't it glorious? I notice every tree with blooms wherever I go - just love em. Enjoy your weekend Dearie.

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    1. yep...need some girl talk once in while! :)

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  27. I love ALL this! That Oreo...how sweet!
    We had to have a TOM cat go bye bye too...hated to do it but he was a menace to ALL!

    I have not tried the white asparagus yet either! I bet it is delicious! We had asparagus in our omelet today and it was DELICIOUS!

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    1. ooh...news better spread
      that the toms will be dead
      if they hurt our cats
      and that's a fact!

      good grief..pat has me rhyming even when I don't have to! ha.

      I've put asparagus in omlettes, too!..yum!

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  28. I'm definitely thinking of moving in with you: smart, pretty house, all those kittens AND a porch swing.

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    1. well, you know I'd love to have you! :)

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  29. Hi Betsy .. Sorry about the old boy - the rest will be distinctly happier now. Love all the photos - and 680 bottles .. great to read and see - hope the coffee maker appears soon! Cheers Hilary

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    1. the coffee maker arrived this afternoon! yay! ha.

      that's a lot of bottles, isn't it? but so fun...

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  30. I don't find any difference in flavor between white and green asparagus.

    Good-bye, Mean Ol' Daddy Cat. What, no commemorative photo?

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    1. no difference? well, that's interesting...and good to know! :)

      no photo...although I do have some!

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  31. Hi Betsy ~ So nice to get back on the computer to visit you. The memorial service is Sat. so just sitting here visiting a few of my friends, as it feels like years since I commented.

    Thanks for all your sweet and encouraging words..Love and Hugs

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