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    Happy Thursday Folksies!

    Ever wake up with a feeling of great expectations? I did this morning. Now, mind you, I am never fully awake until I've been fully caffeinated. Unless of course, I get jolted awake by the phone ringing in the wee hours (never a good thing - for me OR the caller). Yet, this morning I woke up with an actual smile on my face as I was yawning. I thought, Wow, today will be a fun day. Fun? I have to work. True, all my clients are precious ones that I never truly tire of seeing each week. But then I realized why my day will be fun. I am going to give myself a trim and have Sis color it. The white wall of age is showing again. How nice it will be to have someone else wash my hair. As my daughter tells me often, simple things for simple minds. How true. We clutter our minds up with so many unnecessary thoughts that we feel sometimes that the weight of the world is on our shoulders. And oh, how we can magnify molehills into mountains. So, if just the simple thought of having someone else shampoo my hair gives me a smile, good for me. Actually, one fella I see each and every Thursday morning comes in mostly for the shampoo and giggles. A simple shampoo can refresh more than your hair and scalp.

    Yesterday was a lovely lovely day. I walked around the yard looking for more evidence of Spring. My tulip tree is blooming along with forsythia, dogwood and snowball bush. I have tons of Bethlehem Stars blooming, phlox as well in bloom. I am not expecting to see much azalea in their glory this year. It would appear that the winter was so long and hard that the deer came out in record numbers during the night and nibbled on them. Some must've been either so tasty or the deer were so hungry that there is little left of them. Normally I make a net out of tulle and cover my favorite ones. I was so preoccupied this last fall and winter that I neglected to even think of my azaleas. Sigh. I did take a few of my houseplants and put them out on the porch. Even though the nights are still cool, we haven't had anything in the 20's for a few weeks now. Oh yeah, I love me some Spring.

    Wishing everyone here a day full of smiles over small things that you take for granted.




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    Re: Thursday - it's gonna be a great day

    Good Morning!

    Blondie, I only get my air trimmed 2 or 3 times a year - it grows very slow. But, the one thing I look forward to when I do, is having someone else shampoo my hair. Just something about it. It is getting to be that time again.

    My good friend Deborah came over yesterday for lunch, catching up and helping me start to organize my stash. I had been telling her how much fabric I had, and I don't think she really believed me. (Shhh... she hasn't seen it all yet!) I had forgotten that when I was packing for storage I used fabric to wrap my fragiles. Just wait til I get to that.

    Going to dinner at the restaurant youngest DS is now working at. DIL is coming in to town today, hopefully they will find a place to rent.

    Off to take sister to work and get my day started. Everyone have a blessed day.
    Donna

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      Morning Everyone,

      Our water heater nightmare is coming to an end. I should be able to finish cleaning up and get my bathroom back together today. This has been a real pain, but we were able to fine a W/H that fits our space better so if there is a 'next time' it won't be so hard to take it out. Now maybe I can get some sewing done.

      We are supposed to have high winds today and the new patio table has to go into the garage until the wind dies down. We are still cleaning up broken glass from the previous table.

      Our Bradford pear trees and the phlox are blooming. We don't have bulbs that come back every year at this house. At my old house in town we have some gorgeous red tulips by the front porch. I pick a bunch every year and bring them to this house to brighten the kitchen. There is a huge Iris garden at the old house, too.

      I have to make Jeff's lunch and get him out the door to work. Wishing everyone a great day.
      sigpicwww.whisperofrose.blogspot.com


      Scottie Mom Barb

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        #4
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        Morning all! Blondie, I love it when someone else shampoos my hair. I really love the shampoo and conditioner that my hairdresser uses so the last time it was on sale, she got both my daughters and myself a gallon of each one. It will last me forever and the smell is heavenly.
        Your yard sounds like it's really coming to bloom...I would be dying with the forsythia..I'm allergic to them something fierce. A couple of neighbors have them and when the wind blows just right, I know it. It's more when they first come to bloom then later but I still don't have them in my yard.
        Hubby went back to bed about 20 mins after getting up. He's getting a spring cold..UGH! I will leave him to sleep while I venture down to my sewing room to finish up two projects today. I want to start something new so bad, and I've been so good at waiting until I finish a couple of things first. Maybe by the beginning of next week I can cut some fresh new fabric...ahhhh, if that doesn't make you smile, nothing will...LOL
        Well, hoping everyone has a wonderful day..prayers for all those in need and ((hugs)) for anyone who wants one.
        Cil
        A quilt is a blanket of love
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          Blondie! My sister calls it " turning back the hands of time". Thanks to Miss Clairol in a box! I pay a lot of money to a very cute stylist to get my clip and dip! But that white wall is creeping up on me now, and he is vacationing in Mexico! Hurry back, Adrian!

          Need to get going on costumes and off this ipad today. I think I will be driving through Hamilton, Mo on Saturday on my way to Iowa to visit my grandkids. #1 grandson earned a special religious award through the Boy Scouts. They will get their award from the bishop on Sunday afternoon. I miss their special events, so I don't want to miss this one!

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            Just stopping by to say good morning and have a wonderful day! Prayers and hugs
            Shirley aka buckeyequilter
            I work to support a sewing habit that I don't have time for, because I work!

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              #7
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              Good morning!!! There is SUN. ...and a cat on my lap, coffee in my view...and I get out of work long before the 70+ degree day will fade away....
              Taking my camera out for a bit of exercise after work....

              MIL was sent home yesterday with some scary chemo pill things, and had oncologist Appt on Friday.... Thankfully, my SIL and BIL are both nurses, and SIL is actually the Quality Control officer at the hospital, so she knows everything and everyone... so nothing will fall thru the cracks as far as this all goes...

              Thanks for all your good thoughts.....
              here is a (((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((hug)) )))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))) back.... pass one on!
              ...Trish

              (I'm sarcastic. Breathe deeply, then laugh...)

              my blog-- http://www.aliaslaceygreen.com my photos --- http://www.rteest42.com

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                #8
                Re: Thursday - it's gonna be a great day

                I'd be charged a "finders fee" if I paid someone to shampoo my hair.

                I am at work this morning and then when I get home my mother-in-law will be there and is visiting through the weekend. I love my in-laws as they are good, kind people but it does sort of upset my rhythm having house guests. I am glad that she will get some time away from her own six year old (after raising their biological children, they adopted a baby who is now almost seven) and get some uninterupted cuddles with this unhappy little fellow:


                My serger and the 22 miles of thread I ordered to go in it arrived! I have not gotten much chance to play with it yet because of the baby and cleaning so my M-i-L doesn't see the filth and squalor her daughter and I live in. I thought I would be really brave about it but I'll be honest, it is intimidating having all those manual adjustments. I did play with the edge of a scrap of quilting cotton until I got it to serge a 4 thread overlock correctly. I have a mountain of flannel downstairs waiting to be turned into blankets so I hope to get some more time to dial it in and actually make something with it soon.


                I am looking forward to a beautiful weekend coming up. I am teaching a class about chicken coop design and construction on Saturday at a local architectural salvage place. We are unfortunately down to 9 chickens after one was killed by a hawk while free ranging a few months ago and another died of natural causes (most likely egg-bound) earlier this week. The other birds are doing well although they look a little ragged after they picked at each other after spending too much time inside their coop over the long, cold winter. We are getting 7-8 eggs a day though so that is a nice treat.

                I hope everyone has a nice day.

                ...and Sawyer hopes you have a nice day too!
                Loosely based on a true story.

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                  #9
                  Re: Thursday - it's gonna be a great day

                  I agree it is nice to have your hair shampooed by someone else. It is one of the treats I enjoy a lot.

                  I got up this morning and have a load of wash in already. I meet the coffee group at 9am. Not much else going on here.

                  I finished the pillow shams for the D4P that I have been working on. The top is done, so I'm getting ready to start a new project.

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                    #10
                    Re: Thursday - it's gonna be a great day

                    Hug captured and sending it along to others... Thanks, Trish. I needed a good hug this morning.

                    I'm trying to expand/enlarge a finished quilt today. Just doing the "quilting" part of the extension, then will figure out how to add it to the rest of the quilt. Means I have to "frog" one edge, but the fabric matches perfectly.

                    I sat out side yesterday and enjoyed some sunshine on my pale skin. It felt sooooo gooooood. Hope to repeat that event again since the temps will be close to 70. Ah, finally, Spring!!! My iris's are coming along right on time!!
                    Judy

                    Click HERE to find me and My imagination
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                      #11
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                      Popping in before work to say hello! It is a brisk 30 now but will climb to the mid 60's later. I have a load of laundry on the line and my son is grilling tonight! Can't wait for more *signs* of spring to get to my yard so far just crocus blooming, tulip and daffodils showing some green. My son finally talked me into a smartphone, so trying to learn that...getting stuck playing games there... Gamer at heart what can I say. Aside from sewing gaming is my other time sink. I don't smoke or drink and rarely watch tv so I guess its ok.
                      Sawyer is growing so fast. What a cutie! Enjoy the weekend all. Hugs to those that need it.
                      sigpic:icon_hug: Iris Girl = April = fabric, Fabric FABRIC!!
                      Time spent with cats is never wasted.
                      Sigmund Freud

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                        #12
                        Re: Thursday - it's gonna be a great day

                        Good morning friends. I feel better today but still stuffed up. Not coughing is so wonderful. Not sure what the day will bring other than sunshine and warm temperatures. I may try and accomplish something today.

                        My son is coming for the weekend. There is a birthday party/retirement party for my sister-in-law on Saturday. I need to make sandwiches for that. I hope I continue to feel good so I can go. It will be great having Greg here for the weekend.

                        Have a great day everyone.
                        Blessed are the children of the piecemakers for they shall inherit the quilts!

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                          #13
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                          While driving home from work this morning, I noticed a large commercial van making a right turn, and having some difficulty. As I passed, I noticed his rear tire was three quarters of the way OFF the rim, as he kept merrily moving down the road! I wonder how far he got, and at what point did he decide that something was seriously amiss!
                          'Hey, Buddy! You might want to STOP!!'
                          JAYZEE! The things you see,,,,
                          I really need to get off the exclamation point.
                          It may give people the idea that I'm bright and cheerful all the time....

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                            Re: Thursday - it's gonna be a great day

                            Originally posted by Blondie View Post
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                            Happy Thursday Folksies!

                            Ever wake up with a feeling of great expectations? I did this morning. Now, mind you, I am never fully awake until I've been fully caffeinated. Unless of course, I get jolted awake by the phone ringing in the wee hours (never a good thing - for me OR the caller). Yet, this morning I woke up with an actual smile on my face as I was yawning. I thought, Wow, today will be a fun day. Fun? I have to work. True, all my clients are precious ones that I never truly tire of seeing each week. But then I realized why my day will be fun. I am going to give myself a trim and have Sis color it. The white wall of age is showing again. How nice it will be to have someone else wash my hair. As my daughter tells me often, simple things for simple minds. How true. We clutter our minds up with so many unnecessary thoughts that we feel sometimes that the weight of the world is on our shoulders. And oh, how we can magnify molehills into mountains. So, if just the simple thought of having someone else shampoo my hair gives me a smile, good for me. Actually, one fella I see each and every Thursday morning comes in mostly for the shampoo and giggles. A simple shampoo can refresh more than your hair and scalp.

                            Yesterday was a lovely lovely day. I walked around the yard looking for more evidence of Spring. My tulip tree is blooming along with forsythia, dogwood and snowball bush. I have tons of Bethlehem Stars blooming, phlox as well in bloom. I am not expecting to see much azalea in their glory this year. It would appear that the winter was so long and hard that the deer came out in record numbers during the night and nibbled on them. Some must've been either so tasty or the deer were so hungry that there is little left of them. Normally I make a net out of tulle and cover my favorite ones. I was so preoccupied this last fall and winter that I neglected to even think of my azaleas. Sigh. I did take a few of my houseplants and put them out on the porch. Even though the nights are still cool, we haven't had anything in the 20's for a few weeks now. Oh yeah, I love me some Spring.

                            Wishing everyone here a day full of smiles over small things that you take for granted.

                            [ATTACH=CONFIG]73088[/ATTACH]



                            I too am getting my hair done today...colored and trimmed! I can only afford to go every 6 weeks so as you can imagine...my hair has this gray going down the middle of my head resembling a skunk and it gets pretty bad by week 6! I love just laying back and letting someone wash my hair.
                            TODAY IS A GOOD DAY...TO HAVE A GOOD DAY...Genny

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                              #15
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                              Good morning. I often cut my hair myself, but I like to go to the salon from time to time. As for color, I use Sun-In to lighten my hair and blend in the "natural highlights". LOL!! Going to finish piecing together a small baby quilt for donation this morning using left over blocks from a larger donation quilt. After the grass (and weeds) dries it's time for mowing. Temps around 70 later so it will be a good time to "git 'er done!"
                              *~* Myrna *~*
                              *~* Quilters lead pieceful lives *~*

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