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    Default Monday - I fee like singing!

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    Hello Folksies -

    Don't believe everything you read, such as my title above. I really don't feel like singing, more likely croaking. I love Spring. The weather has been cool enough for a sweatshirt but warm enough for flip flops. Yep. That's spring. I won't go into all the things I am allergic too for they are legion. When my head feels like this, I wish I had a really good reason, like a hangover from a night I don't remember. Oh wait! I do have a good reason! Everything is looking so lovely wearing their finest frippery in yellow. As in pollen. I will survive. Croaky voice, cotton head and all. I really am so happy to have seen the lovely sunshine, the forsythias, phlox, daffs, and my dogwoods are just opening up, in time for Easter. I really cannot complain.

    We had a very busy weekend. No family in from out of town for this holiday (a whisper of thanks to my relations that have lots of grandkids who love egg hunts and dress up). We worked out in the yard most of last week while hubs was off for spring break. We worked in our yard, the shop's yard and Mom's. And we ain't done yet. I had to back off of Mom's big flower bed because I saw that noxious poison ivy. I declare I can look at it and it jumps on me. So, no thank you . . . I will defer that to someone who is not allergic to it. We also have our new residents - the calves are in the pasture! On Saturday morning while working in two clients, we heard some noise and went out on the porch. There running and jumping were those sweet black and white babes. Middle Son Josh woke up yesterday morning to their moo's. I am so very happy that the good looking cow man (who has a good looking woman) was able to get enough fencing done to get them in. He still has a long way to go.

    We had dinner with DD yesterday. I went over after early service to help as usual. My son in law was watering at the mouth for my biscuits. I brought the flour, butter, buttermilk and proceeded to make them up. I have never been so embarrassed in my life. I did not realize until they didn't cook right that I had brought a/p flour and not the s/r. Unedible little dog turds. Rats. I am making some for him this morning to carry over so he can eat some of that delish ham on a biscuit. And then have another with some of the honey from the farm. I may just have one with him.

    That's about it for us on The Hill; yet again, not a moment spent at the machine but I did do a wee bit of hand stitching. Nothing to brag about - wondering when I will have one done enough for binding.

    Blessings, hugs and prayers to all. BobW, I am certainly keeping you in my prayers ~ I would've been scared to death myself! Marilyn, I am thrilled with our Bubby. What a trooper and answer to prayer. Swedish Leo, your girls are lovely and that horse is magnificent. You did great.

    Don't forget to wear your smile today.

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    Morning,

    I've been up an hour or so. Blondie, glad you had such a nice Easter, biscuits and all. I fixed a small ham with a few sides and made cream puffs (can you believe it) for dessert. It was a fairly nice day weatherwise.

    Jeff has therapy this morning again. While there I need to pop over to WalMart for a couple items. Jeff is coming along pretty well. He has begun to do a few chores here at home, but he's a long way from being able to go back to work. He's hoping for the first of May.

    Spring is beginning here, but it hasn't totally Spring yet. We are expecting rain for a few days. Maybe this will be the week I can get some sewing done.

    Special prayers for our Bob and Marilyn and everyone going through trying times. Wishing everyone a happy Monday.

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    Good Morning!

    Had a very nice Easter weekend but no fan fare - we did some work outside and I sewed a little. My tulips are ready to bloom and the hyacinths are about done with a little help from a slight freeze Friday night.

    Off to start my new job today and am very excited. Still working for the former until they get someone hired - kind of dragging their feet, but I'll do as much as I can for them.

    Blessings and hugs to all!

    Carolyn
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    Good morning. We had a nice quiet day yesterday. The girls, their dh's and the two grands came over for a while early in the day and then the rest of the day was spent relaxing with dh. We had a nice dinner of stuffed shells and then more relaxing. Just what we both needed I took today off so I get to spend some time in my sewing room. And then later today I will get to watch the Yankees Opening Day. Let the season begin!

    So off I go to make a second cup of hot tea and head upstairs and spend some quality time with my fabric and enjoy the sunshine coming through the window. Of course, the sunlight is showing just how much those windows need to be washed after this rough winter but that is for another day.

    Have a great day everyone.
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    Good morning, Friends. Still love reading your posts, Blondie. Always puts a smile on my face. Things going good here in our neck of the woods. While I do check in on everyone occasionally, I don't post too much. The days come and go swiftly! Retirement is grand and being able to spend more quality time with the DH I find there is so much to be thankful for.

    Sewing many scrap friendly tops for our 'swing' unit at the local hospital. Am doing more knitting/crocheting, too. Keeping the hands busy so they don't get into the cookies!

    Take care, Folksies!
    Cynthia

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    Good Easter Monday all. A very quiet Easter weekend here. A little on the cool side. I thought Spring was coming. We are expecting snow for the next couple of days. I don't think there will be much accumulation. UGH!!!!!!

    I worked on a table runner and made three rice bags yesterday. Hubby has to work today for I am hoping to get some cleaning done today.

    Have a great day everyone.
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    Default Re: Monday - I fee like singing!

    Holiday's over so we're all getting back to our everyday routines and schedules. Supposed to be in low 60's today so there will be some windows opened today. Like Ginny I've noticed they do need to be cleaned but that will have to wait until another day. Will also ignore the overflowing laundry basket, once I begin laundry I never get to my sewing machine.

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    Good morning friends! Glad to hear of every one's Easter doings! I didn't do family yesterday, since we had a gathering and big meal last Sunday. I did cook for myself, mainly because my fast food options were closed for the day!

    I was hot and heavy into costume sewing Saturday, and yesterday tried out a pattern for weekender luggage pieces. I made a cosmetic bag and cut out the pieces for an overnighter bag, which I hope to work on today. I want to see just how much stuff I can put into it for travel. Blondie, next month I'm coming to your neck of the woods, because a couple of friends and I are going to Asheville to the Biltmore! I've always wanted to see that!

    Hope you all have a great day!

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    Weekend went by really fast. We grilled out saturday and sunday but it was too windy to eat outside.

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    Sophie, the big girls Kit Kat and new fur baby Norman Bates. Niko wouldn't come close to get his picture done.

    I did get a good amount done on hubby's quilt. Looking forward to getting his done so I can get mine done LOL. I'm about a month or more behind.
    Soph's virus seems to be moving down into her lungs she's got a cough this morning and is a little hoarse. She did sleep the whole night which was really nice.

    Prayers and good thoughts for all. Hugs too.
    Quilter since 2013.

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    Morning all. Sounds like everyone had a lovely weekend. My weekend was very rough. After a really good, upbeat week, I seemed to crash and burn on the weekend. It hit me how much I have depended on Scott for things in my life, how incredibly adept he is at doing anything and how utterly useless I am. I won't be able to lean on him for the little things like brakes on my car, oil changes, changing out my winter/summer tires, household and furniture repairs. That I've lost a huge amount of independence by no longer having him in my life. It's a really hard pill to swallow. I'm trying hard to focus on the positive sides of moving, but that's just making me scared and panicky. Smiling just isn't much of an option at times like these I'm sad to say.

    So I AM at work today but it's pretty tough and I'm finding it difficult to keep the tears at bay. I am thinking of Marilyns wee man and BobW and everyone else who is struggling and trying to be thankful that my own wee man is happy, well adjusted and healthy. Love you all and hope you are having a great day. xox

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