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Yesterday I had a great surprise when my grand daughter Kayla came over with her friend Paige. Kayla is staying with her friend who lives on the next block, because they are having spring break from school and decided they wanted to come to visit me and do crafts.
Kayla has always been cool, even when she was a baby. She’s always wanted to help in my gardens or in my sewing room. She is actually very talented in everything she does without being cocky about it. The girls decided that wanted to make masks, and this meant dragging out everything from glue to feathers and glitter to bling. After I found two blank masks that where already primed, I left the girls to their own devices.
The masks the girls made were really impressive, I’ll admit. I thought they would whiz bang through making them, get bored and go on to something else, but they took their time and decorated them exceptionally well. It was nice having them both here and watching them work on their project reminded me of when her mother and friends used to sit around at our house and do crafts.
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I’m so happy that the beautiful weather I mentioned in a post recently, has lasted. Today, I’m going to try and clean out the eaves troughs and also pick up sticks, sweep up whirly twirleys as I call them. Those little seed pod things that come off my maple trees in zillions. They are a major pain for me.
I also have to fix the screening on the windows and vents in the attic. There are a lot of home improvements I plan on doing this year, inside and out. Money is the problem, but somehow it will come.
I never plant until after Mother’s Day, so now I’m getting all the seeds organized and put in containers instead of plastic bags and seed packets that will blow away when I lay them down next to me. The egg carton containers are really great for this, if you have heavy seeds to plant. The egg carton won’t move much.
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Yesterday I went shopping for a ground cover that is unusual. I’ve seen so many run of the mill ground covers in my gardening time, that I wanted…well, I’m not sure what I want just yet, but will know it when I see it. I’m thinking perhaps something fragrant in yellow.
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I’m doing the, Happy Dance right now and have been since yesterday afternoon. Most know that my computer’s video card went out and though that those two little words, “video card” may seem like techno words, It was my son that told me what I needed and those are the only words I remember.
I’m so glad he has gotten it fixed and I can enjoy typing and writing and doing what I love to do when I have time. I look up old gardening styles and learn lots of other things for gardening. I look up old dress styles and costumes ideas. Name it, I no doubt will find something interesting while I’m doing my “finger digging” on the computer.
I’m looking forward to taking a break and search for some ideas to make more storage in the house. Ideas that won’t cost an arm and a leg and can be used for multi purposes. I’ll post a picture of what I find! Always a time for home improvement and organization. Let alone help with matters.
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The Sears store that is in the mall in the town next to ours, is going out of business. I think most of the stores in the mall have or are going to close soon. It’s a shame, because there were some really great stores there over the years.
I went to Sears and there was a sale on all the lawn tools. I was in heaven. Everything was marked at really low discount prices. These are some good tools too, and before this I didn’t have the money to spend on them. Gardening isn’t just a hobby to me, it also brings in a small income. Not much, but every little bit helps.
My lawn tools are really important to me. I’m known to treat them like my “babies”, since I’m pretty protective of them. I have a feeling it’s going to get worse, now that I have saved a great deal of money buying these tools, and want to make them last a good long while. I obviously couldn’t get the warranty Sears offered before, so I’m going to take care of them, and as selfish as it seems, I’m not going to lend them out to anyone.
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