Friday, July 14, 2017

Friday Flower Bloggin'


My beautiful hibiscus is blooming. Ted bought it for me at a farmer's roadside stand in Vineland, NJ. I dug it up and brought it with me to Chesapeake City.

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Friday, June 2, 2017

Friday Flower Bloggin"


My beautiful Asiatic Lily is in full bloom. My brother gave me this plant about 20 years ago. I brought it with me from Vineland. I always enjoy when it blooms. I wish the blooms would last longer.

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Monday, May 29, 2017


Today would have been our 46th Anniversary. It's been 10 years since he's been gone. I still miss him more than ever.

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Thursday, May 11, 2017

Got a new perm yesterday. Today, Sparky gets his grooming. I did some weeding yesterday. Still have a lot to do and I need to plant my Easter Flowers. Seems like it takes forever to get the flower beds in shape. I have to wait until June to put some of the mulch down as the portulacas and vincas don't sprout until then. My front garden by the fence is overgrown with purple cone flowers, daises and clementis. I have to transplant some of them or they will choke out the portulacas. I would like to put some across the road but there are ticks over there. I'll have to spray myself and wear protective clothing if I do that.

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Tuesday, May 9, 2017

It seems winter has returned. We had a brief few days of summer and then back to the cold. It is 38 degrees this morning. Not quite winter but not balmy May either.

The darn cleaners lost my suit jacket. It is a black wool crape. I wear it to my concerts. I don't wear the jacket when I'm singing because it has big brass buttons across the front. But I wear it to the concert as some of the churches we sing in are cold. The lady keeps telling me she will tell the boss. He's been away. She wants me to bring the receipt for it but I don't have it. Ted and I went to a sales conference in Louisville, KY and one of the sponsors had a boutique and I won a shopping spree. I got the black suit, a pair of black slacks, a black silk blouse, a black broom skirt, and a navy blue linen sundress with jacket. It seems like a lot of black. My friend kept bringing the things for me to try on and I was limited to time. I don't know what to do about the jacket. It's a bummer.

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Monday, May 8, 2017


I wore this dress to the Chesapeake City Ecumenical Association's Gala. It is the same dress I wore at my 25th Anniversary celebration. It's good to know that it still fits.

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Wednesday, April 26, 2017

I got some sad news yesterday. My cousin Jim passed away. I didn't see much of Jim as a child. I mostly saw his father, Uncle Durant. My dad was the youngest in the family and many of my cousins were older. Jim and his sister, Dorothy were married and lived in Oregon. Uncle Durant would tell me about his train trips out to Oregon. I always wanted to take the train out there to visit my cousins but never got the chance. I met Jim's younger sisters at Uncle Bill's funeral but didn't meet Jim until Uncle Durant's funeral. I started having family reunions and Jim would come. He enjoyed seeing all his cousins and filled me in on the family. My grandmother died when I was 7 and she spent those 7 years of my life in a hospital bed. I never really got to know her. I corresponded with Jim through emails and on facebook until he became ill and was unable to post. I miss hearing from him. RIP Jim.

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Saturday, April 22, 2017

Friday Flower Bloggin'


My beautiful little redbud tree. This one was found growing in the middle of my walkway a few years ago. It was about six inches tall so I moved it over to the west side near my patio. It had only a few blooms for a couple years and this year it is in full bloom. It creates some much needed shade on the west side. I brought some others from Vineland but they are still smaller than this one and have never bloomed. I think they have too much shade even though the redbuds in Vineland were in deep shade. Maybe they need some fertilizer.

Thursday night, we had a thunder storm. Sparky had gone to sleep in the bedroom and when he heard the thunder, came running out to me for comfort. He wasn't always afraid of thunder but a couple years ago, there was an extra loud clap on thunder in the middle of the night and he's been scared ever since.

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Thursday, April 20, 2017

I was worn out after hosting my Easter dinner. I got the leaves of the table put away and the table back down to it's regular size. I stacked up the chairs but they are still sitting in my kitchen. I have to take things out of the shed to put them back in. Right now, stuff is piled up like a Fibber Magee closet. I went to exercise on Tuesday and did the financial work for the church. Wednesday, I went to Bible Study but we mostly talked about Barb's sister, May, and the serious medical concerns she has been going through. Keep her in your prayers. May has had a hip replacement that got infected. She had to have it removed and wait 6 six months to replace the hip all over again. She went to a nursing home where she got some other infection and had to wait even longer so the nursing home sent her home. She finally had the hip replaced again and developed the same infection. She doesn't want to go through surgery again but the doctor's claim without it she will die. She feels she couldn't survive the surgery. She has been suffering for 5 years with this.

We had choir practice last night. Only a handful of us showed up. I am worried about the choir. John and Kay may quit. They are upset because John wasn't asked the sing "The Ancient City" for Palm Sunday. It has been a tradition for years for him to do this and everyone enjoyed it. The director likes to do things differently but I like tradition. It you want different then go to the Contemporary Service is how I feel. Anyway, I wanted to hang some towels out on the live but they are calling for rain. It was cloudy and damp yesterday and my clothes didn't dry. My dryer's not working. I think I moved it too far and pulled out the wire harness. I haven't had the energy to pull it out, hope over in back of it and fix it. I had to hang my clothes on the shower rack. Fortunately, I have two bathrooms.

Time to take Sparky out.

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Monday, April 17, 2017

I had a busy weekend. On Saturday, I went to my brother, Don's. We went to the cemetery in Broomall to place flowers on my husband and parent's graves. I had lunch with
Don, finished watching a movie and headed home. I had to search around for some Easter Flowers for my guests. I had to get the white plastic chairs out of the shed and wash them off. I washed the green plastic lawn furniture and go out the white table for the deck along with the cushion for the glider. It was going to be warm on Easter so I though some people might want to eat outside. I looked at the instructions for the ham and the stuffed shells and wrote down a schedule for the time to cook them.

Sunday, I was up early and into the shower to get ready for the Sunrise Service. It is always so lovely to watch to sun come up over the Canal. The Wesleyan Church hosted this year and served a wonderful breakfast of waffles, pancakes, eggs, scrapple, bacon, fruit, juice, coffee and cakes. I was stuffed. They also gave away beautiful purple petunias. Home I went to change into my dress for the nine o'clock service. It was a lovely service and I was so glad to see my friend, Joan who was recovering from pneumonia. After the service, I ran down to the General Dollar to get ice but they had none so I went to the Valero gas station. They had 16 pound bags but I had no choice. I took the large bag in to pay for it and the man said they had smaller bags so he took the big bag back and found a small one for me. It was going to be hot and I forgot to turn my ice maker on after I changed the filter in the frig.

It was getting hotter and hotter as the day went on. It was 89 degrees on the East side. The sun hadn't gotten around to the west yet so it was only 81 degrees. I dreaded having to turn on the oven in that heat but the house remained cool until 3pm when the temp on the west side reached 89. Just as I stepped out the door to walk the dog, the air conditioner kicked on. When I got back, I lowered the thermostat to compensate for the oven. It remained comfortable for the rest of the day. That was partly due to the sky clouding up making it cooler.

I had ten people for dinner including: Brothers Don and Rick, sister-in-law, Sylvia, nieces Cheryl with husband, Ed, and son Ethan, Tina with husband, Sean, nephews, Bob and Rick.
The dinner turned out well and everyone brought something to add to the ham, shells, and asparagus. We all stuffed ourselves and had a nice time. After everyone went home, I called my mother-in-law to wish her a Happy Easter and to see how she was doing.

It was a long day and I was beat.

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Friday, April 14, 2017

Thursday: I went to exercise class but no one showed up. I did a few things in the office and went home to do more yard work and wash. I heard a mower running around 1pm and thought that's odd as Juan usually comes at 5pm when he is done work. I looked out and saw my next door neighbor, Robin, mowing the lawn. We share the middle of my west yard and I have Juan cut along the side of her shed as she has never cut there. I had planted some purple cone flower there it was too late, she had already run over them. It was just the leaves so I think they will be alright. I had forgotten to mark them when I put markers out for Juan not to cut there. I quickly put a stake out next to the flowers and when Juan came later that evening, he saw them.

Off to church I went for the Agape dinner on Holy Thursday. It was a lovely setting with the partition decorated with little white lights and the Festus trees with their white lights. Marian had gone to Israel in February so had photos enlarged and posted on the partitions. She told of her visit to the Holy Land and how moving it was to walk in the places that Jesus walked.

After dinner, we had a lovely service with several stations. First, we dug our hand into a bowl of soil and pulled out a rock. The next station was to place the rock near the alter. The next station was to wash the dirt and sin off our hands and out of our life. The next station was to offer prayers to those we had concerns about. It seems my list of family and friends is endless. I picked the most pressing concerns, wrote their names on a slip of paper and hung it on the Prayer Tree. We sat silently in the pews while everyone finished their stations. Then we sang some hymns and were given the Benediction.

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Wednesday, I did a lot of errands. First to the Laundromat to was the king size comforter. Next to Big Lots to see what they had for sping decorations. Next to Acme to get the ham for Easter dinner. Next to the gas station to fill up and on to the car wash. Next to Redner's to get the rest of my groceries. Asparagus was on sale. Home to do more weeding. I didn't see any Easter plants for sale along the road ways. I hate it that the Apple Barn closed. They had such wonderful plants at a reasonable price.

The Anglican Church hosted the Lenten Service. They had soup and bread and then had a Communion Service. My eyes bugged out when I saw them sharing the Communion Cup. I am a germ freak and I was aware of two people who had just had the flu. I was last in the line. I dipped the tip of my wafer into the wine and imagined I had a sore throat and was probable going to come down with something. I know, I'm paranoid.

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Tuesday, Sparky has his teeth cleaned of the tartar. I dropped him off at 7:30. He had to have anesthesia so was there all day. I went to Walmart and got 10 bags of mulch. It was on sale for 1.97. They had a flowering peach tree. I'll have to go back and get it. When I got home, I went to exercise class and then got the bills ready for Laura to pay. I had to make sure we had enough money as payroll was do this week. We did have enough so I went home and left it up to Laura my assistant treasurer. I did some weeding in my flowerbeds, getting the yard ready for Juan to cut the grass.

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Monday, April 10, 2017

My lovely spring flowers are blooming. Some are just about finished. They made a bright splash of color after the bleak winter.

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