Monday, June 1, 2020

Pleasant Weekend.....

  The weather in Indiana was the best this weekend . My daughter said it was chilly for her and her husband, so they did not play golf as they wanted.  I know this , because we drove by and sat in the car while Angie and Mark stood in their driveway and talked with us. I enjoyed that visit so much, but long to hug my children.  Distancing isn't easy for families.
 You all will be happy to know I did get the walkway grass cleaned off the edges. Gain about 6 inches more of walkway. My gosh, I can not let that go so long.

 I dug up some of this Red Nancy (it should be called lavender) and plant in a spot by the front steps.
 This was one of the wonderful sunsets. .Everyone mowed their lawns this weekend. It was a good time to do yard work. Ted mowed again yesterday and I weed whacked. Even did a bit at the neighbor's :)
A wee nest  here and there. About a million of those tiny wrens around here.  Seems all they do is fight. , we hear them from sun up till sundown.  Ted said, "don't they ever shut up?" LOL
   I hope all of you were safe this weekend. So much going on and this virus distancing. Praying for all of us.  XO





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  1. You folks got a lot done! You have wrens and I have chipmunks who "chip" angrily at each other all day. They do get annoying!

    Praying that the social distancing is not an issue soon. We can't go on like this forever.

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    1. Vee, I don't mind the stay home and distancing to help man kind. But it sure is not how humans want to live. Oh my, we have chipmunks too, squirrels and rabbits. LOL. I only know rabbits make a sound if a young girl named Liz grabs a baby one up. LOL My daughter did that once. Blessings to you sweet Vee, stay safe. xoxo, Susie

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  2. What a cheery entry with beautiful spring/summer shots. I love wrens. AND yep, that edging of the grass can get ahead of you in a short time.
    Sherry & jack Y'all be safe and WELLER!

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    1. Thank you Jack and Sherry. We saw our bluebirds again this weekend. A cardinal built it's nest in the honeysuckle by the shop door. Not a good spot when we are going in and out. Blessings, stay safe. xoxo, Susie

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  3. It was a sunny but chilly weekend here too. Like you I mis all the hugs but am thankful when I get to see any of my family. The grass is growing like crazy but it is wonderful to see so much green. Beuatufil time of year. Keep safe and healthy!

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    1. Thank you so much. I hope you stay well also. I love the way the day are getting longer. It's like I do not want to go to bed . Blessings, xoxo, Susie

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  4. It was a chilly but sunny weekend here too. Like you I love seeing any of my family, but I do miss the hugs. Thankfully they are all safe and healthy and we want them to stay that way. So we keep our distance. Love seeing all the green. The grass is growing like crazy. Glad you got so much done! Keep safe and healthy !

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  5. It's so nice to get outside and do yard work and planting. The flowers on the deck look nice and how cute to see the bird egg in the nest.
    Thanks for the blog visit and have a great day!

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    1. Thank you Julie. I did so enjoy this weekend. The weather was my favorite kind. Warm, sunny and a breeze. Blessings to you and yours, xoxo, Susie

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  6. You’ve been busy and it must be wonderful to have some normal days after the winter you’ve had. Everything looks lovely in your photos, I love the robins eggs! Have a great week Susie!Ted too!

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    1. Thank you Laurie. I hope your week is a good one also. Ted did a chemo this morning, two more days. The dr has shortened his rounds to 3 days instead of 5. It felt like old times with Ted and I working together on the yard. We sat and visited on the porch. I loved it. Blessings to you and your family, xoxo, love, Susie

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  7. Love the pictures and looks like you've been busy lady. Hugs and blessing, Cindy

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    1. Thank you so much Cindy. Hope all is well with you and yours. This weekend was the best so far. I just loved sitting out after we did our yard work. Then we cleaned up for a quick lunch to sit out some more. LOL. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

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  8. I love the photos Susie, the sunset is peaceful, it makes me smile.

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    1. Thank you Carla. That is how I felt when I saw your anniversary photo. So sweet. I am loving these perfect days. Blessings to you and your fellows, xoxo, Susie

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  9. Oh Susie, I love the sunset picture, something about a wonderful sunset that just seems to bring a sense of peace to the end of a day.

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    1. Nonie, This weekend was just about perfect. Sunny, warm and a breeze. Plus Ted and I were able to do yard work together like old times. It did seem very peaceful. No noise and the air was sweet. I like that kind of quiet. Blessings to you, xoxo, Susie

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  10. we are well, it sounds like you are as well!!! it's nice to hear that ted is out, cutting grass, even tho that is a chore, i'm sure he is enjoying the fresh air!!

    the red nancy is so pretty, i am not familiar with that plant but it would look great in my gardens!! good to hear from you susie!!!

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    1. Thank you Debbie. I am excited about your butterflies. I love seeing them. Can't wait to see some here. That Red Nancy is like a border plant. It was spreading in back , so I thought I would put it in a bare spot by the steps. :) Blessings to you and your husband, xoxo, Susie

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  11. You've been busy! I'm glad you were able to visit with your daughter. It all looks so pretty in your area! Hope you continue to stay safe and well.

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    1. Thank you Bless. I saw more people wearing masks today. It made me feel a bit more at ease. Although, where ever I go I wear one and wash my hands . we use sanitizers in the vehicles till we get home and the first things we do is wash our hands. It's a habit now, hopefully a good one. Blessings to you, xoxo, Susie

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  12. I chuckled at your hubby's comment about the birds ☺ Looks like you accomplished much, busy bee. Gorgeous yard!! Glad you got to visit with some family but do I ever long with you for more than 'from a distance'!! I have to pray constantly to keep my head and heart in the right frame of mind. It's getting harder, I confess. BUT, we are well and we have ways to connect for which I am so grateful.
    Take care, my friend!

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    1. Doris, The grandkids that are married with babies, send me videos. That always puts a smile on my face. Ted and I had some nice quiet time on the porch this weekend. Enjoying the birds and waving if anyone drove by. LOL Blessings to you and your family. xoxo, Susie

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  13. Nice job on getting the brick path back in shape. That's hard work!!

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    1. Happy , that was a tough job. But it does look so much better. I have got to stay on top of that chore. LOL. Blessings to you , xoxo, Susie

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  14. I'm so happy to read your posts and know how you are getting along. I'm glad you can visit some even if it's at a distance! Your flowers are very pretty! Hugs to you both!

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    1. Thank you Diane, I think about you out hiking with your husband , and I think, wow they surely love that, plus you see so many wonderful birds and animals. I love seeing your paths. Blessings, stay safe, xoxo, Susie

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  15. Hi, Susie! We've been "safe at home" here since March 13; groceries delivered; Zoom for family time; curbside pickup for prescriptions; drivethrough for banking needs; until data is more promising, that's our routine here! You are up to your usual with lovely flowers! So glad to hear that you are doing well! - XOXO!

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    1. Thank you Nellie. I have missed all of you so much. I am glad you are well and safe. We do all the drive thru things w can here also. I have a dental appt this week and I am totally dreading it. Blessings to you and yours, stay safe. xoxo, Susie

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  16. Hi Susie. I had to chuckle over the loud birds and Ted's comment. We get some crows I think that can really be loud. You yard looks so nice. I know, I would love to do some real hugging!

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    1. Wanda, I think we are all needing some good hugs and lots of love. Seems everyone is stressed. Ted is happy with our hummingbirds. I put the feeder where he can see it from his recliner, so he has enjoyed some armchair bird watching. LOL We laughed about the wrens, as we were sitting out and trying to have a nice conversation. LOL The weather was just amazing this weekend. Blessings to you and Don. Stay safe, xoxo,love you, Susie

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  17. I am thrilled to hear about your 'normal' day! It seems like forever since y'all have had one!! Praise God!
    I love days like you had. We had a good one today and more 'normal' than we have had since all this Covid 19 stuff!
    Continued prayers for you both! You are so special to us....

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    1. Thank you Linda. I was happy to read your post about being a somewhat more normal time than we have had of late. Ted was happy to do some things he could not do for so long. We even went to the DQ drive thru
      Got an ice cream and went to the park to people watch. Like walking there dogs running. Some little ones were playing on the playground. It had been fenced in a long time to stop the gatherings. We watched a couple sit on the creek bank and yell to the golfers across the way at the course. LOL It was sitting in the house. We wear our masks when the windows of the vehicles are opened or we get out. But just sitting and enjoying the park was great fun. Blessings to you and LD. We love you guys here at this house. :):) xoxo,Susie

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  18. PRAYING FOR OUR NATION AND FOR YOU AND YOUR FAMILY.

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    1. THANK YOU KAREN. I AM PRAYING TOO. WE NEED GOD'S MERCY. BLESS YOU, XOXO,LOVE, SUSIE

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  19. Beautiful pics! So glad eerything is growing green. Janice

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    1. Janice, I am glad our lawn is starting to shape up. It's been a mess for a year. Please stay safe. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

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  20. Please send us a few extra prayers, dear Susie. My neighborhood is calm, thankfully!, but as a city we need all the prayers we can get. Prayers for you and Ted, too!

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    1. Carol, I am praying for all the cities with unrest. Seems the NYC police never get any rest. I understand the protest, but will never understand the riots that cause destruction and looting. What kind of mentality does that take? Sad. Be safe and stay healthy. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

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  21. How Sweet to find the pretty nests around your property. Glad Ted is feeling up to working on the yard a little bit here and there. Have a great week.
    Hugs,
    Kris

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    1. Thank you Kris. I have gathered nest after the birds leave and used them as decor on the porch. Ted loves to mow. It does us both good to know he's able. Blessings to you , xoxo, Susie

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  22. Susie, thanks for your visit this morning and I feel bad I haven't kept up. I am glad to see your Ted doing so well he is mowing. That's wonderful. Your photos are beautiful and I love the nest.

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    1. Thank you Nonnie. I hope you are doing well and getting to see your family. I am still distancing and it's very sad. I miss hugging my family. It's Ted and I for lots of times, his counts are low from the chemo treatments. So we have to stay home. Blessings to you, xoxo, Susie

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  23. I'm so glad you could see each other even if no hugs allowed. And I love bird's nests with an egg. I see them as such a sign of hope.

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    1. hi Jeanie, It is good to see family and at least get to visit a bit. I will jump for joy when I can hug my daughters and their families. I miss them all. Hope you are doing well. Stay safe. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

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  24. I hate NOT Hugging, I'm a Hugger, most of our friends are Huggers ! Lawns look nice and neat where Ted Mowed, We have 1 pair of Wrens, we love listening to them!!! Sidewalk look nice and wide where you removed the grass overgrowth, It is cool here, just rained and it is 58 degrees !!!! Stay Safe and Healthy, Gary

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    1. Praying we get to hug our families soon. We are all trying to do our best to help wipe out this Virus.
      Hey, I never want to have to dig that walkway again. LOL I have the stain of the deck to look forward to...well to get done. Take care where you are and stay safe. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

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  25. Susie, the walkway looks great. You did a really nice job getting the weeds out. And Ted did a fantastic job mowing the lawn, it looks green and groomed. So glad you got to see and talk with Angie. Those Wren nests are sweet, but I can imagine how loud they can be early in the morning. Before we moved, I used to hear a bird very early in the morning. I think it made its nest right by our house, and it was so LOUD.

    I hope you have many good June days ahead, Susie. Take care and stay safe.

    ~Sheri

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    1. Thank you Sheri. It was work dear girl. Ted just loves mowing. Seems he and the neighbors are mowing every 4 to 5 days. My gosh you are right, for a tiny bird those wrens are so loud. Ted says it seems they know when we want to have a conversation. :):)
      Please stay safe Sheri. I am praying for all of to get thru this virus scare . Blessings, xoxo,love, Susie

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  26. Beautiful sunsets, yard work and flowers... perfect to me! I love the smell of freshly cut grass:) Beautiful nest and hehe "they never shut up":) I hope you enjoy this day! I am running way behind in so many chores and need to do some catching up after being out of town. HUGS!

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    1. Hi Theresa, You got your new baby and we are to get our 5th great grandchild tomorrow. It will be awhile before I will get to hold it, but my granddaughter will send pictures to me. That helps.
      Today turned into a sunny hot day. Too hot to work outside for Ted and I. I am loving the sunshine though. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

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  27. I have been enjoying our cooler weather for weeding, planting and mulching. But now it is HOT, yuck! Your sunset is beautiful.

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    1. Hi Ann, I sure do miss the old days when we all could blog more. I hope all is well with you and your family. Ted and I just keep plugging along. It sure will be nice to get some parts of normal back. Take care Ann and stay safe. Blessings to you, xoxo, Susie

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  28. Susie, you are surrounded by such beauty. The sunset is special. You are ambitious and getting stuff done. We got some zinnia plants to put out but if we don't get out in the early morning or late evening then it is too hot to do much. Maybe we are just lazy!, You think? Isn't it hard to see your kids and not give and get hugs. Hopefully soon..Take care and stay well..xxoJudy

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    1. Judy, I cried as we drove away from my daughter's. I miss my family. I try my best to be brave, but gosh any more I feel weepy all the time. The stress of everything is getting to me.
      I sure do not think you and your husband are lazy. It's gets to hot at times, and that's dangerous to be working in those heats. I get so red in the face when I get too hot. I want to get grass seed , bird seed and some plants...but can't really go to those stores. Trying to stay safe. Groceries is about all I go out for. Take care there. I think you can maybe plant one at a time. Soon too early or too late and you'll get those blasted mosquitoes bothering you. We will be smelling like bleach or bug spray. LOL. Blessings to you and the Captain. xoxo, Susie

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  29. Cute little nest. I like the photograph with the sunset. Glad to were able to visit with those you love.

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    1. Hi, So good to hear from you. Hope all is well there. We are having hot weather. I love to get sunrise or sunset photos. I dream of one day making greeting cards from my photos. :) Stay safe . Blessings, xoxo, Susie

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