Friday, June 5, 2020

Hot Pretty Days.....

 Trying to lure birds with feeders and flowers.  Getting the hummingbirds here a lot. I have changed out their feeder to freshen it. This isn't it. :)
 Thirteen years ago, I bought a flat of this ground plant. It's called patchysandra. It's crazy hardy. I planted that flat in town and brought a few pots of it out here from what I grew in town. . This is just one spot I planted out here in the country. I have given so much to my children too.  It will get this pretty yellow flower on it , but stay so nice and green the rest of the time. Kind of browns during winter.
 See how pretty the skies have been. A little too warm to work long in the heat but love the sunshine.
My granddaughter sent me a picture of her dog Madison. The sweetest dog ever. Loves people . Lynzie said she needs to be groomed, but I think she looks pretty just as she is.
   Hope all of you are doing fine,  and staying well.  I am praying for all of you. Ted and I are well. My dental appointment went okay, no return visits. Ted got his maintenance chemo, has not lost all his energy yet. Maybe in a week.  His rides the exercise bike and lifts weights., when he can. Doing well so far.  Glimpsing a bit of light at the end of the tunnel.  Please stay safe. XO




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  1. That looks like some hardy ground cover. Hope the ground cover we planted yesterday grows like that.

    Can't put out bird feeders here by me because it attracts the bears.

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    1. I am scared of bears...LOL I would send you some of this plant if I could. :) Enjoy your weekend. Blessings to you, xoxo, Susie

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  2. Sounds like good things are happening. I enjoyed the pictures, I must say especially the dog. My kind of dog, great picture.
    Glad Ted has some energy and since haveing a dental appt that went wrong a short while ago, THAT sounded good to me.
    Sherry & Jack out of the woods.

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    1. Ted will start to feel a bit weaker in a few days. I always hope he doesn't but it is the same each time. My dental appt went ok. But when my regular dentist gets back to work, I'll go see him and have a conversation. I really like Madison the dog. So sweet and never barks unless the doorbell rings. Blessings for a fun weekend . xoxo, Susie

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  3. I AM THANKFUL YOU ARE BOTH DOING OKAY. MADISON IS ADORABLE. LOOKS LIKE MY NEIGHBOR'S DOGS NAMED RICKY AND LUCY. PRAYING FOR STRENGTH FOR TED.

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    1. THANK YOU KAREN FOR THE PRAYERS. THEY MEAN SO MUCH FOR US. I HAVE BEEN PRAYING LOTS LATELY. MORE THAN NORMAL.:) ENJOY THIS WEEKEND. BE SAFE. BLESS YOU, XOXO,LOVE, SUSIE

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  4. The yard is looking lovely. So glad that you are both perking along and glad that you had a good report at the dentist. Good going!

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    1. Thank you Vee. I was happy to not have to make numerous trips to that dentist. But I feel there's still a little something not right. I will just see my dentist when he returns to work. Yes, It's good that Ted and I can get a few things done. But as you know honey...it's always something. I just cry little and pray alot. Stay safe, Blessings, xoxo, Susie

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  5. Everything looks lovely! That is such a pretty dog,, looks so gentle. I’m so glad Ted getting along so good, it’s been such a struggle hasn’t it.. I keep you both in my prayers,

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    1. Thank you Laurie, I know that every prayer said for Ted and I has helped us so much. We truly appreciate each one too. It's the biggest thing we can all do for one another, pray.
      Madison the dog is a real sweetheart. She is gentle and love the two boys who play with her so much. I think she likes hanging with them, just in case they drop some food. LOL Blessings to you and yours, stay safe. xoxo,love, Susie

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  6. Your yard looks so pretty! It is awfully hot here. In the 90s and so humid. It is supposed to be nicer over the weekend and I sure hope it is. Glad to hear the good news on your dentist visit and Ted's chemo.

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    1. Thank you Kathy. It was not such a scary trip to the dentist...but my mind runs away with terrify thoughts. I think we have had Aug. weather here lately. I like around 65-70 . Stay safe . Blessings to you and Joe. xoxo, Susie

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  7. SUSIE!! I'm so glad to see a post from you! Thank you for stopping by my blog and leaving such kind words :) Your yard looks lovely and Madison is such a pretty dog! Well wishes and blessings to you and Ted :)

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    1. Pilar, Thank you so much for the well wishes. We are blessed to have kind people in our lives. It was fun for Ted and I to be able to do a few chores together. Oh that Madison is an adorable dog. I love well behaved dogs and she is the best. Only barks if the doorbell rings. LOL Take care of yourself and your mom. Blessings to you, xoxo, Susie

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  8. Hi Susie. Nice pictures of you yard and flowers. I love the dog. It so reminds me of a dog I had for years when I was young. Only mine was black, a cocker spaniel.

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    1. Yes, Wanda, Madison is a cocker spaniel. So sweet. She belongs to Luke and Max , my great grandsons. Hope you have a great weekend. Blessings to you and Don, stay safe.xoxo,love, Susie

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  9. Beautiful plant! I am so happy that you and Ted are doing good! Keep on keepin' on, better days are ahead for all of us... I PRAY! Enjoy your weekend dear friend, HUGS!

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    1. Thank you Theresa, you are such a kind person. I am glad we are blog family. I pray for all of us . There's not a one who doesn't need prayer. The more prayers the better. :) Blessings to you and yours, xoxo, Susie

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  10. i agree, madison looks so pretty and fluffy. the pachysandra is so pretty, i love nice ground covers like this, especially when they flower!!!

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    1. Thank you Debbie. Guess what...I saw a black swallowtail butterfly yesterday. I was so excited. LOL. Gotta take joy where we find it. Blessings for a great weekend, xoxo, Susie

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    2. awwww susie, maybe it was one of mine!!!

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  11. So good you are seeing that light at the end of the tunnel. It does give hope for the future.

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    1. Oh seeing any hope helps us so much. It's been a tough time. Times that I thought I could not go on. So I cry at times. But then I pray. LOL. That seems to help. LOL Blessings to you, stay safe. xoxo, Susie

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  12. That little dog is just the cutest! Makes me wish I could have one! lol Love your pretty flowers in that big flower bed. Take care! I keep you both in my prayers! Hugs!

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    1. Thank you so much Diane. I am grateful for your prayers. They help. Good old Madison, is so darn sweet. She always hangs out with Max and Luke. I say it to eat anything they may drop. I bet Lynzie never has to mop. LOL Blessings to you and your husband. Stay safe. xoxo, Susie

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  13. I hope I can encourage some humming birds to visit my garden this year. How hot does it get in your area? We can top 100 at times and that is a bit to warm. Hugs and prayers for you both,

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    1. Nonie, we get some 90's which is way too hot, for this old girl. LOL I would love a summer of 65-70. Just right. Some times if you have lots of red flowers the hummers seem to like that. Blessings, stay safe. xoxo, Susie

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  14. I'm glad your appointmemnts went well. That pachysandra is beautiful. I should look into that one!

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    1. Jeanie, If you get that plant, I think you will love it. Once it takes root, you can pull up two or three sprigs and plant elsewhere and your off to getting another clump. Oh Jeanie with my fear of dental work , I could have danced leaving that office. But I will return to see my own dentist when he comes back to work...as I feel something is not right. Blessings for a wonderful week. Stay safe, xoxo, Susie

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  15. Glad to hear that all is going well with you and Ted. Your yard looks lovely and I need to find some of that hardy plant!

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    1. Bless, You will love it. Yes, it was nice to relax for a few days. Ted will start to feel the chemo now, he seems a tiny bit slower. But in three to four weeks he will feel better. Blessings, stay safe, xoxo, Susie

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  16. Susie it all looks so pretty and Madison is so sweet!! So glad you'll not need any more dental work. I needed alot this Fall and they are not done with me because the virus stopped things. Hope y'all are having a real nice weekend. The protests continue here, i hope they remain PEACEFUL. Hope Ted is feeling well! Hugs my friend!

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    1. Thank you so much Debbi. Ted is starting to feel slower. That's how the chemo works on him. He slows down for a couple weeks, then starts to regain some energy, then it's time for more chemo.:( I feel more will be done with peaceful protests than rioting. It's way past time. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

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  17. I keep saying prayers for you both and I know how hard it is on you to being the caregiver. I am glad that you are able to get outside to work in the yard. I am glad that your dental appointment went well. It is o.k. to cry. I know that I did. It is a way of releasing tension. Take care my friend. Hugs and prayers Shirley

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    1. Thank you Shirley, I remember all the things you had to deal with as your husband was in the nursing home. You took care of him too. It's hard to take care of ted's health, his chores, my chores, paper work, and my own health. Which has been pushed back so many times, I even forget my own meds. Good thing I only take two pills a day, one being an aspirin. Blessings to you, stay safe, xoxo,Susie

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  18. I have a honesuckle vine that the hummers love! We sit outside for dinner and watch them. So cool! Sweet pup. We had a Cocker too. Janice

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    1. Hi Janice, Those cocker spaniels have a good disposition. I don't know if our hummers go to the honeysuckle here, because the cardinals built a nest in it. They are so fun to watch. My mom used to sit on our porch and marvel at their size and speed. :) Blessings, xoxo, Susie

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  19. Your comment on my blog is so true and made me smile. I haven't heard of this plant, but it sure is pretty!

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    1. Thank you Ginny. If you can find this plant , you will love it. If anything around here lives it's because it 's hardy..I have no time to fuss with any plants. LOL. Blessings, stay safe, xoxo, Susie

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  20. Hi Susie :)) That patchysandra is gorgeous! Oh Madison...that face, those eyes...I'm in love! I pray for light at the end of that tunnel for both of you! xx

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    1. Rain, I truly miss my daughters and their families. I also miss their pets. Madison is a sweet dog. My daughter Liz has a big bower/lab mix, weighs about 85 pounds and tries to sit in your lap. It is so funny. Hopefully soon we can all eb with our loved ones and not feel like we might be bringing something scary into their lives. Blessings, stay safe, xoxo, Susie

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  21. Paul R. is back! Returned April 29.

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    1. Thank you. I hope I can find his blog . Hope he is still blogzilla. Blessings to you, xoxo, Susie

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  22. We will all take that glimmer of light at the end of the tunnel. Glad to hear your dental appointment went okay and Ted is feeling well enough to be active. Madison is a pretty girl...nothing like a dog to lift one's spirits.

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    1. Thank you Donna. I am ready for Ted to be totally healed and we can resume living. I want to see the grandkids and their pets. I miss them all. Blessings, stay safe, xoxo, Susie

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  23. The patchysandra looks beautiful, Susie. That's a nice ground covering you chose. Madison is so cute. I bet you miss your family during this stay at home time. It's getting warmer here now, and Summertime is on its way.

    I hope you have good June days, Susie. So glad to hear Ted is doing better.

    ~Sheri

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    1. Thank you Sheri. Hoping the virus will soon be gone from our world...but saw so many gathered up and not wearing masks during many of the protests...the virus may be here to stay. I have a new great granddaughter , she was born on Friday and Finnlee another great is about 7 months old and I have only held him 3 times. I miss hugging my daughters. Sp sweet girl I am missing my whole family. Praying for all of us all over this nation to be healthy and happy with our loved ones. Ted is still doing okay...that last chemo will start wearing him down soon. Praying all the time around here. :) Blessings to you my friend, and your family, xoxo, love Susie

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  24. Hi Susie, I am thankful for this update on you and Ted. May the Lord continue to bless and keep you both. I love your groundcover. Madison looks so sweet and loyal. This is Mildred. You can click on my name to visit my new blog. Love and hugs.

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    1. Hi MIldred, I will gladly come visit. :) I miss so many of our blog family's sites. I am forever grateful for prayers. We have needed them thru out this journey. Blessings to you and yours, xoxo,love, Susie

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  25. Glad to hear that Ted is doing well dear Susie. And my mercy....that Madison is a cutie! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

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    1. Thank you Cindy. I am eager to get to hug my family members and then I am going to pet their dogs and cats. :):) Blessings to you, xoxo, Susie

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  26. Hi Susie, I am so happy to hear that things are going well. You are both in my thoughts and prayers.
    God bless,
    Connie :)

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    1. Thank you so much Connie. I am starting to feel worn down. I am not a young woman and it's all catching up to me. I still need my cataracts taken care of...the stress of the virus being everywhere is tiring too. I pray for everyone in this world to be safe from it. We do our part , always wiping things, spraying, sanitizing. Wearing masks. Connie, I have prayed for you, I know your heart is hurting. Please know so many care for you. Blessings, xoxo,love, Susie

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  27. Looks like its a pretty summer in your area Susie...glad to see and hear you both are doing well....hugs from Texas

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    1. Thank you Betsy. It is still a bit of touch and go at times. The warm weather and sunshine help lift our spirits. Blessings to you and yours, xoxo, Susie

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  28. For some crazy reason your photos won't download for me today...only your written post. My laptop has tried and tried but they just won't come through. I'll have to come back later because I really want to see the photos:) So glad hubby is doing well right now...let's pray that keeps up! Thanks for coming by to visit the "birds" at my blog:)

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    1. Thank you Cheri. I think at times all of us have blog problems. I hope you can visit again. Blessings to you and yours, xoxo, Susie

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  29. Madison is a cutie. What a pretty color too. It has been really nice this week with the temps finally falling some. I am loving the sunshine too. Happy Friday and have a wonderful weekend.
    Hugs,
    Kris

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    1. Thank you Kris. I hope you and your family are all doing well. I know we are all going to enjoy this coming weekend's weather. My kind of summertime. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

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  30. My husband had a dog like Madison when he was growing up. Her name was Katie. He loved her so much.
    Pets are so very special to us.
    Thank you for sharing Madison with us.

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