Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Aww Summertime.....

  The tiger lilies are blooming and looking pretty.
  Showing their freckles. :):) 
  Black eyed susans  are in bloom. I hope they last a good while.
 Coral bells are looking nice. They seem to truly love the shade.  The clematis is still blooming a few flowers at a time. Just tiny bits of color here and there in the yard.
  Yesterday I went to our dr. for my check up. I was the only one there. Hooray.  You know they weigh you the first thing...well I had lost a pound since last year. A pound. Glad I been working out. LOL  Just kidding.  My labs last week were for approval of my cholesterol meds.  The dr said everything was good. told me to keep it up and stay out of trouble. Then he wanted to schedule a scoping, I am two years past due for that. I said, "No , not till Indiana covid numbers start going back down. So he ordered one of the mail in kits for colon cancer tests. Well yes !!! No prep or hospital.  I am all for that.
   Later Ted and I drove to daughter Lizzy's. There was a storm go thru on Saturday. They lost many trees. Two going on the house. Friends arrived after the storm and put tarps on  the roof for them.  The insurance people will be out today.  A house , a quarter mile from Lizzy's lost their roof.  It may have been a tornado. I just wanted to make sure Liz and Matt had the inspectors check out the chimney also, after so much damage on their roof. We wore our masks while there. 
   Hope all of you are doing your part to slow the Virus.  Please take care of yourself and your loved ones. XO

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  1. Glad things are going well on your end, Susie. I've been a bit topsy turvy so it's good to get this good report! Smart move about the scope.

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    1. Jeanie, I was thrilled when the dr. said I could do that mail in test. I mean really how simple.I was glad my vitals and labs were good too. Hope all is well there. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

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  2. Beautiful flowers!

    Congrats on the lost pound. 😄

    Glad they only had damage and nothing worse. Was anyone hurt at the house that lost the roof?

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    1. Sandi, I did not know anything about the people who lost there roof. I hope they are safe, did not hear any news of anyone being hurt. I was thankful my daughter and her husband had insurance and friends who came quick to help out.
      I almost laughed about seeing I had lost a pound. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

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  3. Your flowers are beautiful and I'm glad you got your appt in. I had my eyes checked and was glad to get that done but they can't order glasses right now! Shish! Hope you have a good week and no more bad storms. Hugs to you both!

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    1. Thank you Diane. We will be having a few of those pop up storms. Liz, Matt and Emma will be fine. So thankful for their good friend who came so quick to help them. I love the way the lilies are looking. Wish the flowers could last all summer. Blessings to you, stay cool and safe. xoxo, Susie

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  4. Glad things are going well. The flowers are beautiful!

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    1. Thank you Jan. I did not get to put any annuals out have not for two years. So when the old faithful flowers keep coming back , it sure tickles me. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

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  5. Very interested in your coral bells. So many shady places that could use a bit of color in my garden. Yay for a good report!

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    1. Vee, When I planted the coral bells they were called Palace Purple. They come in many different kinds. They are a nice plants. Oh yes girl, I was happy for a good report. Blessings to you, stay safe, xoxo, Susie

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  6. Susie, your flowers are just beautiful. I am so glad no one was injured in the storm, property damage is bad enough. Hope your tests turns out to be perfect.

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    1. Thank you Nonie. I was happy to do an easy test and get good labs and vitals. I am truly thankful for my daughter's good friends who all came so fast to help out. People can be so kind. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

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  7. Your flowers are so beautiful and give me a smile. Your storms are so REAL, goodness glad everyone is OK. I see the ads for home colon tests. Better than that other way..ugg. We were in church for the first time and done safely, and then fresh air at the ocean was just what the doctor ordered for me and my hubby. It was wonderful. Came home to hear our Gov. has shut down everything again!! 4th time.

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    1. Wanda, I am grateful to my daughgter and her husband 's good friends for helping them in that time of need. My daughter was scared. She had just mowed and was home alone.
      I am happy to get that mail in test. So much easier than the prep and hospital. Oh I wish our Gov would order masks till this virus is gone or a vaccine is found.
      Oh I can imagine the fresh air off the ocean. I know you loved it. Blessings to you and Don, stay safe. xoxo,love Susie

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  8. Sorry to hear about your daughter's roof damage. Your flowers are so beautiful. I just love tiger lilies but have never grown any. I'm glad you can do the mail in test; much safer and a lot easier! Sending love and prayers to you and yours. xo

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    1. Thank you Mildred. You are so kind. I was happy when my dr. said I could do that mail in test. So much simpler. I was happy with my vitals and labs too.
      Grateful for the friends of my daughter and her husband being so quick to help. Blessings to you , keep safe. xoxo,love, Susie

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  9. Ohhhh I like black eyed susans. I want to grow them next year.

    Beautiful garden and flowers. I love the tiger lily. Gosh I wish I had more property so I could grow everything I like.

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    1. Debby, This black eyed susans were brought out here from our place in town 15 years ago. They do better if they get lots of water. I got a ton of those lilies from my daughter Liz about 5 years ago and they have spread like crazy. Debby, you wishing you had more land to grow flowers on makes me think of my mom...she used to say in the spring when flower trees were in bloom ,"Oh I wish I had one of those" about every tree she saw. I told her she would have a forest. LOL I miss that woman. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

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  10. Oh, Susie!! I am so grateful for your summer time this year as opposed to the summer time of last year!
    Beautiful flowers and a new normal - even if it's rather surreal...

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    1. Me too Linda. It's not all smooth, but certainly not as bumpy as last year. :) Ted was feeling good today. The driveway sealing crew was here today at 6:50 and went right to work. Done by 8:55 and gone. Two driveways! Looks great. Ted was happy about that. Hope you are doing well and stay cool. Blessings xoxo,love you, Susie

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  11. Such lovely flowers! The tiger lilies are stunning!

    Congratulations on losing the weight, all one pound of it! I have a doctor's appointment coming up, myself; I'd love it if I went down a pound instead of up!

    Glad your daughter and her husband are unharmed and all they suffered was some roof damage.

    Hope all continues to be well and take care.

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    1. Thank you. I am grateful my daughter's house will be fixed and all we be good again. Their landscape will be very different with the big tree loses. The family, pets and chickens are all safe. God is good. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

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  12. Your flowers are so pretty, Susie,, Losing the weight especially with lock down is amazing, Glad you had a great report.
    We had a terrible storm yesterday, broke tree limbs on the Bradford Pear trees, lots of cleanup today!
    Home all goes well with Your daughter's repairs. Stay safe.
    Blessings,
    Sue

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    1. Thank you Sue. Yes, those pear tree are bad about being damaged. They almost need other trees as a backdrop to break the wind. My daughter lost 40 to 50 foot trees. Lots crazy in her yard and the roof is terrible. I am grateful for their friends and insurance.
      I love how our lilies look this year so bright. Makes me smile to see them. Blessings, stay safe . Blessings, xoxo, Susie

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  13. Your flowers are gorgeous! I love, love, love black-eyed susans. Nice to get a good report from your doctor! Stay safe and well!

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    1. Hi Terri, the original black eyed susans I planted we brought from when we lived in town 15 years ago. I am hoping they get bigger. Oh I laughed about that big weight lose of one pound. but hey going in the right direction. LOL I was thankful for the good report . Blessings, xoxo, Susie

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  14. So sorry to hear about the storm and your daughter's house. Good to have insurance. It's nice that the two of you are able to get out and do some visiting, I'm sure even the drive was delightful . . . Just getting out of the house once in awhile is a good thing. God bless you both you're in my prayers.

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    1. Thank you my sweet friend. I am so grateful for the prayers. they are helping us. Yes, thankful the kids are safe and have insurance to get the repairs. Matt will be sawing fire wood a long time Connie. Those trees were 40 to 50 feet tall. I don't know yet how many they lost, it's huge pile of leaves,limbs and trees. Yes going to Liz's and back was a pleasant drive. Take care and stay safe. Blessings to you,love, xoxo, Susie

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  15. Pretty flowers. Black eyed susans are one of my favorites. They seem to last quite a long time too.
    We pretty much stay home and only venture out once in a while. Of course we make sure we wear our masks!

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    1. Glad you are doing so well. I have enjoyed seeing all the flowers you show us from your walks. I don't have any new flowers here but am happy with the return of old faithfuls. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

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  16. Your flowers are so pretty. I thought I lost some weight but I looked behind me and I found it! HA HA.
    Listen, stay healthy! THat's an order! Love you, gal! xx

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    1. Thank you Kay. LOL oh yes, I drop a pound and my lunchbox broke open. LOL I lost a pound- wonder where I put that candy bar. :):) I am trying to get healthier. I am thankful I only take two meds and occasionally chew tums. Blessings yo you and yours, stay safe, xoxo, Love you too.Susie

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  17. The flowers are beautiful but the tales of the storms is terrible. Loving a rood is no fun and having a tree on your house is worse. OUCH
    Hope the Ins takes care of the repairs and inconvenience.
    Sherry & jack.

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    1. My daughter says the pets will be insane from all the hammering that will take place. Good thing my son in law love to cut wood. He will have enough for about 5 years after clean up. Jack there were 8 standing dead ash trees and none of them fell...so the fullness of the other trees caught the winds. Blessings to you and Sherry, xoxo, Susie

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  18. Beautiful flowers. Glad your visit to the doctor went well. Have a good week.

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    1. Thank you Deb. I am hoping Ted and I will be doing better in a couple more months. He may be nearing the end of his chemo rounds...we shall see. Bless you, xoxo, Susie

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  19. Your flowers are beautiful and truly one of the joys of summer, but yes sadly, summer storms are not so nice. Hope the insurance covers it all and the needed repairs are done quickly for your daughter. We get the good and the bad and make the most of it all as we can.

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    1. My son in law thanked me for mentioning the chimney...he was more worried about the eaves that were torn down. Plus that boy will be sawing wood for a long time. My daughter was so upset at first but sees that her friends came to the rescue and helped, the insurance company was sending someone to deal with it pretty fast too. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

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  20. Such lovely summer flowers, Susie! Glad no one was hurt in the storm! We are putting the house on the market soon and it was so weird working with the realtor, all while masked. We won't be living here when people are going through, so that's good. Such a strange time...xo

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    1. Linda, I know you will often think of your house and have bittersweet moments. When I sold the house in town, I cried from all the memories of raising my girls there. I pray for all of us Linda. Some of the drs on the news say this winter will really be bad with the virus. Everything opened too soon. But wearing masks could have still kept the numbers low. ow people are breathing into each others' faces. Please be safe, Blessings to you, xoxo, Susie

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  21. Lovely flowers! So sorry to hear about the storm damage to your daughter’s home! Scary! xoxo Nellie

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    1. Hi Nellie. I love seeing our lilies, they brighten my day. I think Liz's insurance will be of great help on the house and Matt and some of his friends, may save money by cutting up the downed trees. They were lucky. Blessings, stay safe, xoxo, Susie

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  22. Storms can be so scary,, I’m glad no one was hurt,, I can tell from the comments your flowers are beautiful, take are,

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    1. Hi Laurie, Hope you are having good day to enjoy the summer. I think Liz and Matt will do well with the insurance 's help. Matt's buddy will help cut the trees up and stack wood. Blessings to you , Garry and family, xoxo,love , Susie

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  23. Those tiger lilies are breathtaking! So pretty! I am so sorry to hear about the trees on your daughter's house. That is one of our biggest fears since we left so many trees around the house. It scary when the wind get us. We are wearing our maske faithfully. :) I'll be so glad when all this goes away.

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    1. Oh sweet girl, me too. I am always reminded when I think of going to town. I am almost sick when I see so many without masks. I don't feel that is too much to ask of people to keep our civilization going.
      My daughter's insurance company was really prompt to access the damage. Yes, all those trees so close to ones' home is scary. We have one that might land on the house in a storm. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

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  24. Hi Susie! Oh, your flowers are just lovely! I used to have some coral bells when we lived in New York but I think it's too hot for them her in Texas. Thank you for your sweet comments.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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    1. Hi Shelia, I thought you looked so pretty in your pictures . I loved the happy look on your husband 's face.
      I just love how the coral bells do not need any special treatment. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

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  25. everything looks beautiful but the tiger lilies really steal the show, don't they?!

    i don't let my doctor weigh me, i tell them it is too depressing and they are always very nice about it!! i blame my extra weight on all the medications i take but it really has nothing to do with that. but don't tell anyone!!! * wink *

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    1. Debbie, I hate getting weighed , especially when wearing sweaters and heavy shoes. I try to think my dang shoes weigh 5 lbs. LOL
      I have noticed our other orange lilies are dying out now. But the black eyed susans are getting thicker. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

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  26. Ah very inspiring and helpful our tiger lilies only last a few weeks and then turn yellow, thanks for posting :)

    Allie of
    www.allienyc.com

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    1. I hope the lilies do last they are so bright. Blessings to you, xoxo, Susie

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  27. Susie, your flowers so beautiful. I could sit and look at them all day. They brings smiles and so much beauty. Thank you for your well wishes and prayers. xoxo

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    1. Linda, I don't get to go much or do much any more and the flowers kind of give me some joy. I was hoping to do more yard ad garden work, but the heat is too much this year. Blessings to you, xoxo, Susie

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  28. Your flowers are gorgeous and I love love the tiger lillies. That color and pattern is so unique and beautiful. Have a great evening. xoxo

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    1. Hi Kris, I am enjoying walking around the yard and looking at what is growing. The clematis did give me more flowers, not all at once. My lilies kind of bloom at a bit different times. Blessings to you, hope you are getting to be outside, it's really too hot here. xoxo, Susie

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  29. The tiger lillies are so pretty Susie!

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    1. Hi Pilar, Hope you and your mom are well and getting to maybe sit out and enjoy some summertime. It almost unbearable hot here. Blessings, xoxo,love, Susie

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  30. Your tiger lilies are gorgeous! I've got a check up first week of August. I'm proud I've lost my quarantined 10 lbs. LOL

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    1. Kudos to you. That is great. I can absolutely see why people gain...boredom and no place to go. LOL Stay safe. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

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  31. YOUR FLOWERS ARE STUNNING, AS ALWAYS. I AM GLAD YOU GOT A GOOD CHECK-UP. I HAVE BEEN WALKING VERY EARLY MORNING TRYING TO KEEP MOVING. HOPE THEY FIX THE ROOF QUICKLY. SO NICE TO HEAR FROM YOU. GOD BLESS YOU.

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    1. HI KAREN, GLAD YOU ARE WALKING. TED HAS BEEN TRYING TO WALK 30 MINUTES IN THE MORNINGS. HE HAD TO GET GOING EARLY TODAY. IT TO BE MISERABLE HOT TODAY. WE DO NOT GET TO DO MUCH . NOT EVEN SIT ON THE PORCH. TAKE CARE AND STAY SAFE, BLESSINGS, XOXO, LOVE SUSIE

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  32. Hello,
    I have those same tiger lily in my garden. :-) They make me smile with their big blooms.
    I hope all is well regarding the storms. We had a tornado in year 2017. Our roof was hit with terrible hail damage. It had to be replaced.
    Sending prayers for your family.
    Carla

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    1. Thank you Carla for those prayers. My daughter said the adjuster came out and they had to stay in a hotel over night because one of the big trees was cracked and had to be cut down before they could go home. They have a few thousand in tree work. Yikes. I like to have trees around but not close to the house. Thinking of your boy this morning, prayers for all of you. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

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  33. Susie, I can't believe your area is having storms right now. So sorry to hear about parts of Lizzie's town. Those tiger lilies are sooooo pretty. A very unique flower. And the black-eyed Susans sure are sprouting up. It's good that you can take your test from home.

    Stay well, Susie. It's been pretty warm here lately, and just trying to stay cool inside.

    ~Sheri

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    1. Hi Sheri, Oh yes, the heat makes the storms pop up at about any time. Liz's is going to get help from their insurance, thank goodness.
      I have been trying to enjoy anything pretty , like the flowers, butterflies and birds. Can't go much or do much at this time, trying to stay safe. Take care sweet girl. Blessings to you and yours, xoxo,love, Susie

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  34. I love your flowers they look great!
    Dolly

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