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I Love This, I Could Do This April 30, 2009

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 From Kimba at A Soft Place to Land

 

 

 

 

And  I did it! It looks great.  Just picture it on my door which is brown and my hanger is brass.  I’ll be so glad when I learn how to post my own photos.  Thanks for the idea Kimba.

 

Love This Poem April 26, 2009

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Reading in Bed
by
Helen H. Moore

Oh, what could be better
Than reading in bed,
Or thinking about
All the books that you’ve read?

With someone who loves you,
A father, a mother,
A doll, or a pet,
Or a sister or brother,

A grandma, a grandpa,
An uncle, an aunt –
(Can you think of anything better?
I can’t!)

While outside the sky
Is all twinkling with light,
From stars that shine down
As we sleep through the night.

Oh, what could be better
Than sleeping in bed,
When the books that you love
Fill the dreams in your head?

 

From InForum Blog by Shelia Liaugiamas

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An article to read for any pertinent information.

 

A Helpful Meditation on Weight Loss

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April 26

1 Thessalonians 5:18
In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.

 

It’s easy to be thankful when we have everything we want or need. It’s when we’re forced to do without that thankfulness be-comes difficult. Giving thanks for the opportunity to do without our daily bread is sometimes very, very hard. Yet, God is sure to help us when we need help the most. When we feel weak or hungry or unhappy, He will stand beside us and give us comfort. We’re blessed to have God to rely on. Be thankful for the love and care of our Lord. In all things praise Him. When we learn to be thankful in our need, we are all the more thankful in our abundance.

Today’s thought: If it is my heart’s desire to be thin, God will help me!

 

The Way Some People Get Things Done April 24, 2009

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Okay, this has happened so many times and is so irritating.  I’ll come across a post, usually via a link for somebody’s blog and I’ll read the entry and think I must comment on this blog.  So I do and then the stupid thing tells me I need to log on to WordPress, which I already have so there goes my comment!  From now on, I’m going to comment on my own blog about how brillant their blog is.

So today, the brillant idea is from her. The things I loved were her ACRONYM cleaning system, her use of index cards which is something I’ve done in the past and her giving her day and her index card list to the Lord each day.  What she doesn’t get done, she feels is something the Lord didn’t want for her to get one that day.  Love it.  The acronym thing I’ll have to H/T to her.

From Nicole as linked to above.

Monday ~ Mounds of Laundry and Mop it Monday (6 loads of laundry and mop my concrete floors)
Tuesday ~ Toilets Tuesday (all bathrooms)
Wednesday ~ Wipe it Wednesday (dusting and all other surfaces)
Thursday ~ Tidy Up Thursday (put things back where they belong)
Friday ~ Finish Up Laundry and Floors Friday (about 5-6 more loads of laundry and vacuuming)
 

About Knockout Roses April 23, 2009

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http://en.allexperts.com/q/Roses-732/knockout-rose-pruning.htm  basically, prune to shape in spring and continue to do so through the summer.  Deadhead as needed.  Keep the heartiest canes if you have to make a choice.

Information about Knockout roses history can be found here.

 

Looks Like I’m Late

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but there may be hope per this information:

Planting seeds indoors in transplant pots

 

If it’s spring or summer (late March thru July) and you missed out on planting in the fall or winter, you can stratify the seeds artificially. Just mix equal parts moist sand with the seeds directly in their plastic packet. Place the packets in the refrigerator (not the freezer). After about 45 days you can plant the seeds indoors in pots. Don’t worry about the sand, it can be put in the pots with the seeds.

Germinate the seeds indoors, because the indoor temperature is optimal for seed germination. Outdoor temperatures tend to be too warm to promote seed germination.

Transplanting your seedlings

When the seedlings have two or three true leaves, they are ready for transplanting into their permanent location.

 

Be sure to water the seedlings after transplanting. Keep watering them until they are established – usually for a couple weeks. Mulching is helpful to keep weeds down and conserve moisture.

Many plants will flower their first or second year from seed!

From http://www.kansasnativeplants.com/propagate.html