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Old 04-24-2011, 06:10 PM   #7401
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I attended my own church's Easter services for the first time. Every prior year, the young wife and I have gone to her mother's church in NJ. But since we just got back from Florence last night, we were excused this year. I sing in the choir and was pleased to finally actually perform the Easter music that we practiced, although I feel a bit hoarse after belting out the "Hallelujah Chorus" from Handel's Messiah and the "Hallelujah" from Beethoven's Christ on the Mount of Olives several times during early morning practice and at two services. Still and all, a good day.
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Old 04-24-2011, 06:18 PM   #7402
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The Easter Bunny just showed up in the middle of watching the Yankees-Orioles baseball game on TV. Mr B surprised me with a solid milk chocolate rabbit he bought on the sly during the week. I had dropped major hints about a chocolate Easter bunny last week, complete with my best little girl pouty look.
It was commercial break and all of a sudden he ran out to the car in his white terry bathrobe.
I think I'll keep this guy.

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Happy Easter everyone. We did not do the big Easter dinner either, since there is only DH and myself at home. We normally do the big Ham dinner, but decided to do steaks with onions and mushrooms on top, baked potato with sour cream, asparagus and deviled eggs. We have strawberries and angel food cake for dessert. I really wish that my family could have been here, especially my dear granddaughter. It would have been fun making up an Easter basket and having an Easter egg hunt.
Deviled eggs and angel food cake....well that about evens things out!
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Garden visitors today. Could they be trying to tell me something?


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It was commercial break and all of a sudden he ran out to the car in his white terry bathrobe.
I think THAT was the Easter surprise!
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Are those turkey vultures??
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I sent Mr B off to Syracuse to the VA VR&E office for his final decision on whether he will be funded for college courses or not. The local college advisor has told him he needs 9 courses to complete to convert his current bachelor's to one specifically in Accounting, which will enable him to sit for the CPA exam.
His goal is to either freelance or get something PT to beef up his SS earnings record for the next 3 years.
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I decided to have black bean soup for lunch and as I went to pull the tab on the can the can exploded . I looked at it closely and it looked like the can was slightly puffy . Wrote to Goya's customer service and they are sending me a box to send the can in for analysis . Pretty Scary Stuff ! I may have dodged a bullet today .
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I decided to have black bean soup for lunch and as I went to pull the tab on the can the can exploded . I looked at it closely and it looked like the can was slightly puffy . Wrote to Goya's customer service and they are sending me a box to send the can in for analysis . Pretty Scary Stuff ! I may have dodged a bullet today .
YIKES! That is indeed scary!
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Shovelled mulch. DW has a habit of saying - I need to get the garden looking good - Translation: She buys a bunch of plants, loads of mulch etc.... I dig and shovel.
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Shovelled mulch. DW has a habit of saying - I need to get the garden looking good - Translation: She buys a bunch of plants, loads of mulch etc.... I dig and shovel.
Perfect division of labor. DW does the planning and design and you provide the muscle.

DH and I have the same arrangement and while he grumbles at times, I LOVE that he's willing to do the heavy lifting since I can't...so I hope your DW appreciates your help as much as I appreciate mine!
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Oh she does. I am the beneficiary of many good things. One example, she is as close to a gourmet cook as one can get without a restaurant. And there is more.......
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Gorgeous photo of those vultures. If that birdhouse is occupied-wow what a time to be really really still. (OR maybe not since they are carrion birds)

I mowed my lawn and tried to move a flower pot to front of house...broke into pieces before I got there.Ordered a magazine subscription, an unearned treat to myself.
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Must be that time of year...

I just finished walking all the irrigation lines, replacing chewed up drip emitters and splicing out nibbled lengths of drip line. It looks like I'm all set for the dry season.

Next up: flats of annuals
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Gorgeous photo of those vultures. If that birdhouse is occupied-wow what a time to be really really still. (OR maybe not since they are carrion birds)
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Actually that bird house is just for show. It's been up a couple of years after my wife bought it and painted it. Brightly painted birdhouses are a nice cheap outdoor decoration idea. And good for the birds to stand on and do other things on . Michael's craft store sells them for about $5 unfinished.

We also have serious birdhouses that are the types bluebirds and oak titmice prefer and are mounted to avoid predators. No painting on those.
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