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Friday, May 2, 2014

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One of my crab apple trees.

  1. It's May 1st!  We're half way through spring already!  I have a tradition of taking off the flannel sheets on this day and putting the summer sheets on the beds on this day.  Well, we're still quite snug in our flannels, so I'm not going to change them out just yet.  I think this is a first!  So where's that global warming? ha.  I've been freezing all day!
  2. The strawberry patch is lush and is showing lots of blooms.  I haven't produced enough fruit in past years to really enjoy them, but they are looking good this season!  Sometimes a raccoon family will invade and gobble them up.  I've even seen Robins eating them.  My boys eat 8 pounds of strawberries each week. See why I want to grow my own? ha.
  3. I saw my first butterfly of the season!
  4. So here's a question for you.  Do you call each post you write a 'blog'?  Every once in a while I hear someone say they wrote a blog about this or that.  Don't they mean a post?  The blog is the whole site and each entry is a post, right? My OCD flares up whenever I hear someone say it the other way.  It's like not putting the ketchup bottle in the proper spot in the refrigerator. lol....
  5. I flunked bulb planting.  Seriously flunked.  I tried forcing bulbs for Christmas and only got measly little sprouts about a month late.  I bought bulbs late in the fall and put them in the freezer over the winter.  I planted them in pots outside a couple of weeks ago.  Nothing.  Yep, I get an F. ha.  Maybe I should just stick to the regular way of putting them in the ground in the fall.
  6. I washed the boys' winter coats and put them away today.  If I jinxed the weather and it snows, I'll take all the blame. ha.  Although, it did snow in parts of Minnesota yesterday!
  7. It's Wanda and Keith's birthdays today!  Two of my favorite bloggers!  Happy Birthday!


68 comments:

  1. WHAT?? I'm FIRST??? That almost NEVER happens!!
    Now I forgot what I was going to say..... too excited I guess.

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    1. Wow...I'm as surprised as you! haha....

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  2. What! and I'm second!! lol
    unless I am slow at typing this comment.
    then I might be third or fourth.

    Great shot of the Crab Apple Tree
    Did you know in England those flying insects used to be called Flutterbies? True
    Question 4: Definitely not Blog because that is the whole thing, "My Five Men"
    I think the correct phrase is Blog Post . . . . . . . or just Post.
    You have been industrious today,
    Happy birthdays to Keith and Wanda

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    1. I'm so glad you agree about the blog/post thing. Otherwise, I'd have to unfolllow you! ROFL. ...hahaha....

      flutterbies? No, I have never heard that. But, then, you've taught me lots of British words that I would have never otherwise known.
      But I did teach you bumbershoot, right? :)

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    2. So what are you going to teach me tonight? lol

      And you would never 'unfollow me' would you?
      Yes you did teach me bumbershoot! If I used that word, Betsy, people would think one of three things:

      1, I was making an inappropriate remark
      2. I was stark raving bonkers
      3. I was talking about umbrellas or brollies. (see I remembered!)

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    3. Hmmm....I have no idea! You're so much older and wiser than me! hahaha....
      I'll think of something while I make dinner and come back to impress. (oh geesh...now I've really
      set myself up, haven't I?) lol....

      and I thought everyone already knew you were bonkers....

      ok...better duck and run now.....lol....

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    4. Honestly! You are so unkind sometimes! I am mortally wounded! and I'm going to have a RANT!!! ROFL
      And if I had a Cherokee Tomahawk I would chuck it at you - so there! Eddie's on the warpath!

      Enjoy your dinner and you'd better come up with something good to compensate for those dreadful remarks!! LOL
      Of course you are quite right when you say I am wiser!! hahaha
      and Linda is the only one who thinks I am bonkers!

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    5. A rant? Well, why don't you just go and write a BLOG about it? lol....

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    6. You've just broken your rule!! . . . . . and called a proposed post a blog.
      WOMEN!! They are always changing their minds!! . . . . just as they train us to do something they tell you the opposite! LOL

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    7. lol.....was hoping you'd catch that. :)

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    8. You'd have to get up very early to catch Eddie out!!! :)

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    9. Err! Err! - now that question has really 'stumped me' . . . . . so BOTH!

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    10. Alright, Eddie dear, here's my fun fact to teach you tonight....

      The cigarette lighter was invented before the match!

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    11. Well strike a light!! ROFL Fancy that!!
      Was it Fred Flintstone? No it wasn't!
      I have just looked it up and it was invented a long time before the match.
      Love it. Now, my dear can I go to bed?

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    12. Amazing, isn't it?
      Yes, get your beauty sleep. I'll have another ready for tomorrow! :)

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  3. I'm with you on the post blog issue, but I'm easy, I know what they mean, lol, When I force bulbs I put them in the crisper drawer of the fridge for the cold period, , never heard of putting them in the freezer, still flannel sheets here as well, you have been busy and your photo is beautiful, so is your headder but I have said that before, have a wonderful evening,

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    1. Oh, I don't say anything to them, either...but it grates on me like scratching on a chalkboard. ha.

      Maybe that's what I did wrong...I froze the poor bulbs! Still, it was -15 F degrees here over the winter. Seems like the freezer would mimic that better than the refrigerator. Yep, flannel sheets are staying a while longer....

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  4. You have a blog; you just wrote a post. My own OCD agrees! ;)

    I think your crab apple tree is beautiful . . . it looks like your area is about a month behind where I live. I've been missing all the blossoms, so it's nice to get to relive it all with yours! :) Spring just goes too fast, don't you think?

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    1. I'm SO glad you agree! (and have OCD!) hahaha....

      The blossoms are the best part of spring and they only last a couple of weeks! Sometime we get a storm that blows off all the petals and it's even shorter!

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  5. Blog = the whole thing
    Post = as you wrote today - and as I haven't done for ages!
    Bulbs = plant in the fall, they will be fine underground and you won't be late or forget them. Leave yours too it and see what happens, they haven't been in the ground long, put them somewhere where they will get the sunshine on them to warm them up a little.
    Happy May Day! xx

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    1. thank you :) I need bulb school! ha.

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    2. I did the refrigerator thing one year....not the freezer......but I potted them up in the house.......in January....not outside....and they were great!
      A blog is a blog...a post is part of a blog.....fools! Ha!
      A butterfly! Really? Awesome.....
      Still fleece sheets for us too!

      Cheers!
      Linda :o)

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    3. It must be the freezer that is the bad thing to do!

      Yes...one butterfly. Probably froze today, though. haha.

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  6. You have a 'proper spot' for the ketchup bottle, doll? Wow. Just... Wow.

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    1. Yes! Right side door, bottom shelf. Everything has an assigned spot. haha.
      Well, Pat would appreciate this, anyway. lol....

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    2. lol yep, appreciate it indeed
      As I have spots for everything at my feed
      Not that it is a ton
      But they all go in their own space under my sun

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    3. I knew I could count on you.
      We wouldn't have disorderly food.
      haha.

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  7. Half way through Spring - yikes! it's still cold here - In my opinion the blog is the whole, the post is the part!
    Mary

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    1. I'm glad we all here agree on the blog/post thing. But there are some...I've heard them talking! haha.
      Yep, it's cold here, too!

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  8. I have a reminder on the calendar to wash the winter coats on May 15th. It's ALWAYS warm enough by then

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    1. Yes, it is! I might be rushing it a bit! ha.

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  9. Love your crab apples tree Betsy is beautiful!
    I said Wanda Happy Birthday but she is on tyravel.
    Here's is raining today, and not leaves in my liquidamabars, a lot of wind!
    Esperanza put a curtain (a good of mine) over the bunnies´s jail :))
    (for nights) Nugguet sleep inside of your house?

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    1. yes, Wanda is gone for a few days...traveled for a memorial service for her brother and then on to see her daughter and newest grandbaby!

      Nugget is an inside bunny....he never goes outside! Hope you didn't need that curtain! LOL! So funny. Taylor always did things like that with my best blankets. Oh my!

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    2. oh dear Esperanza always make that I remeirmber someones: when we find a Little bird, when she bring a Little cat, etc,
      and now the bunnies, I think I will let theh!!sigh!!

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    3. Yes, the bunnies must stay warm! Say goodbye to your curtain! lol....

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    4. Yes I said and the look happy:)

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    5. You had the bunnies last fall and winter, right? So this isn't their first cold season outside. Good thing Espy looks after them! haha.

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  10. I have not heard of freezing bulbs - my folks used to put them in the cold cellar in the basement. A post is an entry on a blog in my books. And now I have a hankerin' for strawberries! Love your buds - nothing here yet. Absolutely nothing. Feels like fall.

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    1. Buds will come soon....2 weeks ago we had nothing on the trees like fall, too!

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  11. ah and I say POST not blog, a new post , a post about this or that etc,etc.

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  12. I, too, flunked bulb planting. And I agree with you about the post/blog thing.

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    1. Well, at least I know I'm in good company, Janice! ha.

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  13. Such a beautiful picture!
    I say post too...
    I'm still wearing my winter jammies, and have our winter blanket on the bed. I was wondering about global warming too!

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    1. Yeah...and the furnace runs all day. But I'm not complaining...I hate the heat and humidity of summer.

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    2. Me too - it could just stay Spring all year and I would love it!
      I just read this article that a friend of mine who has an autistic on posted and I thought you might like to read it too.

      http://juststimming.wordpress.com/2011/04/05/the-obsessive-joy-of-autism/

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    3. Now there's a thought! Well, maybe if we had fall, too.

      thanks...I'll take a look at that!

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    4. Oh, I loved that! Thanks for sending it. Boy, I can see that pure joy in my boys. They do have their entire beings wrapped up in it like never could do. It's the giggling that gets me every time. :)

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    5. Glad you liked it!
      As for seasons - maybe skip Summer and Winter, skip between Spring and Fall. Now that I would like!

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  14. When I moved to the high desert here one of the moms at the bus stopped told me not to put away the coats until school is out. Usually we are done with them long before then but not always. I would think you write a blog entry or blog post or post to your blog but what do I know? Whatever works I guess. Everbearing strawberries have been found to give us berries most of the summer here. June bearing not so much.
    Taria

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    1. My first two years of strawberries I had the june bearing ones. Then last year I added several every bearing ones and I think they will be much better! I'm excited about how they look so far!

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  15. lol yeah i say post
    Blog sounds wrong to any in the know host
    Of course there are also some
    Who say The Twitter and The Facebook sounding a bit dumb lol
    Better not snow
    That should forever go

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    1. Page up and help me out
      on the Fox's shout.
      Surely you have assigned frig spots
      for everything in your frig lot.

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  16. our flannels are frying me right now...ha...most nights...we have still had some cold ones...today was humid...the house feels like a sauna...might have to strip the sheets and put some summer ones on....

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    1. As far south as you are, I would think so, too! Flannels are horrible if it's too hot! haha.

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  17. The flannels are still on the beds here too, and I think they are going to stay that way for a while!

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    1. Yep....this year just blew up my tradition! haha.

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  18. Getting the flannel sheets and winter coats out of the way just may be a jinx! Just kidding. Totally not good with bulbs myself although my amaryllis from Christmas won't die and although it's quite ugly, I don't have the heart to toss it!!!

    XO,
    Jane

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    1. I did that once....finally threw the ugly thing away. haha.

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  19. May May be okay.... maybe..... ;)

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  20. Taking a moment to read blogs! I MISS IT SOOOOOO! Love all the signs of spring. So glad S., A and H are loving their day care! LOVE THAT... AND love it that Spence brought home Brady Bunch!

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    1. The blooms look like spring, but it's COLD this week! Brrr.

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  21. I'm moving...it is still so wintery looking here. And cold. And it is a post on a blog. (o;

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  22. Your crab apple tree is beautiful!
    Hm, I think I refer to them as "posts" but I may or may not have been guilty of referring to one post as a blog. I do know that sometimes I say, "I need to blog that". Oh, dear, now perhaps you will unfollow me....
    I have strawberry plants that my daughter insisted on giving me when she moved. They've invaded my square foot garden and will be promptly removed if they do not produce.
    PS. We're all fighting a little bit of OCD.

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    1. There's a lot of OCD in this household. ha.

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