RIP Mickey Rooney # 57

By: palmettobug53 , 11:02 PM GMT on March 30, 2014

April, 2014 Bizarre and Unique Holidays


National Humor Month
International Guitar Month
Keep America Beautiful Month
Lawn and Garden Month
National Poetry Month
National Pecan Month
National Welding Month
Records and Information Management Month
Stress Awareness Month
Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Weekly Celebrations:

Week 1 Library Week
Week 1 Read a Road Map Week.
Week 2 Garden Week
Week 3 Organize Your Files Week
Week 3 Medical Labs Week
Week 4 Administrative Assistants Week
Week 4 National Karaoke Week

April, 2014 Daily Holidays, Special and Wacky Days:

(carry over from the prior blog: March 31 - Bunsen Burner Day and National Clam on the Half Shell Day - that's a couple of weird ones.)

1 April Fool's Day
1 International Fun at Work Day
1 International Tatting Day
2 Children's Book Day
2 National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day
2 Reconciliation Day
3 Don't Go to Work Unless it's Fun Day - we know your decision
3 Tweed Day
4 Hug a Newsman Day
4 National Walk to Work Day - first Friday of month
4 Walk Around Things Day
4 School Librarian Day
4 Tell a Lie Day
5 Go for Broke Day
6 Plan Your Epitaph Day - a little morbid if you ask me
6 Sorry Charlie Day
7 Caramel Popcorn Day - Most likely created by a popcorn maker, or an Ecard company.
7 No Housework Day
7 World Health Day

To look ahead, go to Holiday Insights

I'll try to renew this once a week but I'm not promising anything!

While the daily holiday blogs are fun, I am getting kind of bored with them.

I had a couple of ideas for a different type of entry but neither of them panned out.

Linda has been doing a thankful blog. Why don't we do an daily inspirational quote blog, to go along with the daily holidays?

Here's one to get us started:

It is very important to generate a good attitude, a good heart, as much as possible. From this, happiness in both the short term and the long term for both yourself and others will come.

His Holiness, the Dalai Lama

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62. WunderAlertBot (Admin)
9:50 PM GMT on April 07, 2014
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61. palmettobug53
6:22 PM GMT on April 07, 2014
I'm baaaaack. With pretty much the same model of fan as our old one for $20.00. I stopped at Dollar General and they had some but I couldn't find a price nor could I find a clerk, other than the one at the front register.

Headed down the road to Big Lots and found what I wanted. I still can't remember where it was that I saw all those fans, though. Something like that is perplexing!

Hubby is now in the throes of assembling the fan. He's having problems, though. I think I put the last one together and I don't remember it taking me as long as it's taking him. He's not very handy.

Tony, I still have issues with tinnitus in the right ear. It's not as bad as it was. The implant surgery can sometimes eliminate or reduce tinnitus. I had it bad before, so I can sympathize.

WW, oddly enough, I bought a small can of caramel corn at Big Lots. I had forgotten that today was Caramel Corn Day. I bought it for the can! It is mostly green with some nice wood ducks on it. I'll use the can for snacks. I have several in the kitchen cabinet, of various sizes. They come in handy.

Sandi, I had no idea about Mickey Rooney until Hubby got home. I had the TV on in the living room but it was on The Weather Channel. If they mentioned it, it wasn't when I was in there. I'd been on the computer and in the kitchen or bedroom or outside, pottering about.

Mike, you look at my radar at all the wrong times! We've had a number of days where there was nothing on it at all. We'll be seeing a lot more of those yellows, oranges and reds in the months to come, though. Hoo, boy.

I do hope that front loses some steam before it reaches us.

Rob, I've been following the flooding news, as the ice has been breaking up in our northern states. It's always a big concern.

I know Young Rob will be glad to get Bernice back. While Public Transit does the job, it's really nice to be able to come and go, without having to worry about route schedules and getting out there in plenty of time to get where you are going and not be late.
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5:33 PM GMT on April 07, 2014
Afternoon BUG, today appears as if Spring may be in the area. Temp in the 12C range, a temp we haven't experienced for many weeks, a southerly wind is the harbinger of heavy rains in the forecast for tomorrow. Clearing after that, all good stuff, snow will be cleared out after tomorrow, not much evident at the moment.

The mainland is being advised of possible flood watches, ice is beginning to break up combined with heavy rains trouble can result, believe the flood threat not severe, but local concerns are a possibility.

Yes Rob has a greater appreciation for his mobility now that he has been on Public Transit for the past month, however feels he should be on the go by end of the week.

Have a good one.

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59. clearlakemike
5:08 PM GMT on April 07, 2014
Your radar looks scary. But it often looks that way when I look. So you are probably use to it. As a "westerner" it looks frightening to me. If I do decide to move to SE Florida someday I guess I will have to get use to that. And hurricanes. But at least, it will be warm.
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58. sandiquiz
4:58 PM GMT on April 07, 2014
I heard about Mickey Rooney this morning on the news, and funnily enough, C and I were both saying he must be the last of the golden greats of Hollywood .

Hope you found a new fan whilst out on your jaunt.
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57. palmettobug53
4:19 PM GMT on April 07, 2014
Hubby just got home and informed me that Mickey Rooney passed away yesterday.

One of the last few remaining links to Old Hollywood.

Legendary Micky Rooney dead at 93

Am off to Big Lots. BBL
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56. WeatherWise
2:41 PM GMT on April 07, 2014
Hi Bug! I like your radar feed, not what is on it though. It shows my area as well - lots of rain. Have the heat on this am a cold rain - 40 degrees with rain today. I felt I needed a little warmth. Think our rain is here to stay throughout the day. Hope you are having a sunny day!
All three holidays for today sound great:

7 Caramel Popcorn Day
7 No Housework Day
7 World Health Day

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55. plapman
2:38 PM GMT on April 07, 2014
Good morning Bug.
The implants wouldn't work for me. My hearing loss is noise related. The right ear cuts out at about 4000 HZ.
My biggest problem now is the never ending tinnitus.
Have a great day.
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54. palmettobug53
2:37 PM GMT on April 07, 2014
We've got two doors on each doorway. The inside doors have a solid bottom and windows on the top half. I opted for those, rather than solid doors, so I could let in light, as well as to be able to see who is at the door, before unlocking it. Even with my implants, I can't ask, "Who is it?" and hear a reply, never mind recognize anyone.

Open those doors and there's a second door - a storm door. The top two thirds are glass but in two sections. The bottom section can be raised to expose a screen.

Without that bit of screen on the door, we couldn't open the doors without having anoles and geckos and all sorts of bugs getting in. Or Gus going in and out at will, which I'm sure he'd love!
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53. sandiquiz
2:25 PM GMT on April 07, 2014
I have one of the windows in my bedroom open all year. It is only in the summer I open the other one to get a cross draught!
The window does have the sliding screen I made across it to stop the moths and other flying insects coming in when they see the light. The screens also keep Max in!!
Come the summer the back door will be open all day. That does help keep the house cool. I daren't open the front door as that doesn't have a screen, and the last thing I want is the insects in....or Max out!! Lol
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52. palmettobug53
2:04 PM GMT on April 07, 2014
Sandi, we had used the fan for the first time this year on Friday night. Saturday night, it just quit. It is a cheaper model and we'd had it for 5-6 years, if not more. It has gotten quite the workout.

It's not hot enough to turn our A/C on yet but the bedroom had gotten a bit overly warm at night. Hubby has all the windows caulked and painted shut and we can't open them. Grrrrr....

The rest of the house has been fine; I've had the front and back doors open, until I went to bed, so there was a cross draft. We also have a ceiling fan in the living room.

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51. sandiquiz
1:32 PM GMT on April 07, 2014
Morning... it is difficult typing with one hand, whilst the other holds on to a kitty's front paws to stop him trying to help!!

I am glad you are having a day of rest today, although fan shopping might take it out of you!

We have a huge floor fan which we haven't used for a couple of years. I don't use a fan in the bedroom, I open both windows, one each side of the room, and seem to get enough breeze. Our summer nights are no where as warm as yours, though!

Enjoy the last day of your long weekend:)
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50. palmettobug53
1:13 PM GMT on April 07, 2014
Good morning.

Finally! A day where I can be lazy and not have to make excuses for it. It's NO HOUSEWORK DAY.

The rain that was supposed to arrive Friday night never did. We had off and on again sun until yesterday, when it did cloud over. I saw a few raindrops on the sidewalk and cars from time to time but no rain. Which worked out well, as I did make a run to Walmart and the grocer yesterday after lunch.

I think we're going to get it later today, though. There's a line of rain and T-storms moving through the Southern states.

I need to find a new floor fan on an adjustable stand for the bedroom. Our old one gave up the ghost the other night.

Walmart was sold out of almost everything in the fan section, except for big box fans and a few window fans. There were several of one style of floor fan left. It looked vintage/retro and you know I love that. It was $54.95! I've looked online and those styles can run up to $250.00 or more - YIKES.

There's no way I'm going to spend that much on a fan. I'll stick with the commonplace white plastic for $20-25.00.

I saw a whole bunch of fans somewhere a couple of weeks ago but I can't remember where it was. I wasn't in the market at the time, so I guess the location didn't register.

I'll be off to Big Lots or Dollar General later today, fan shopping. I also forgot to get milk yesterday.
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49. Bogon
10:00 PM GMT on April 06, 2014
Wow, that's a cool link. You can watch the sun rise while the tourists mill around.

The game was actually closer than the final tally reflects. Clemson sort of gave up during the last thirty seconds, and SMU ran up the score. I believe the Tigers' defeat was as much psychological as physical.
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48. palmettobug53
4:05 PM GMT on April 06, 2014
I think this is it: Street View Treks - Ankor Wat.
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47. palmettobug53
3:37 PM GMT on April 06, 2014
We're playing blog tag, Bogon! lol

I wondered about that; how do you find a street view when there's no street address?

It's embarrassing to admit but, while I am all Clemson, I'm not much of a sports fan. I do keep tabs on the scores for the football season and am happy when they win, sad when they lose. I don't keep up as much with their basketball and baseball games. I did know that they'd gotten to the semifinals in the NIT. Bummer that SMU won. It was a close game: 65-59.
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46. Bogon
3:21 PM GMT on April 06, 2014
Angkor Wat? Hey, I'll have to check that out.
...If I can find it somewhere in the jungles of Cambodia. Since it's surely one of their big tourist attractions, maybe it'll have a big sign on it.

Bug, I searched your blog for any mention of Clemson's foray to the semifinals of the NIT. Seems to me that ought to be worth at least one chorus of the Tiger Rag.
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45. palmettobug53
2:02 PM GMT on April 06, 2014
Happy Sunday.

It's Plan your Epitaph Day? Who thunk up that one? Then, there's Sorry Charlie Day? What's that about; those old Charlie the Tuna commercials?

We got downright chilly overnight. It's 61F/16C out there right now. Cloudy, too, but no rain yet. We've got about 90% chance today. It ranges from 20 to 80% for Monday through Tuesday night.

I HAVE to get to the grocer today, rain or no rain. The cupboard is bare. I wanted to do it yesterday but I did not feel like bothering with it, after all that yard work.

I don't feel too bad today. A few stiff muscles but they're loosening up. Starting the ibuprofen immediately was a good idea.

Hi, GG. You might be on to something with Gardening Week and Epitaph Day. Only a gardener knows how easy it is to lose track of time when you're working outside. Or get going with a big job. It's a wonder more of us don't wind up as fertizer in our yards!

Sandi, I knew you'd be shocked! lol

My own yard still needs work but you know how it is, when you've been itching to do something and are finally given the go ahead! Besides, Mr. G can no longer do much outside work and the yard was really ratty looking. That tends to attract unwanted visitors, despite the fencing.

I wish this had happened several weeks ago, though. I didn't realize until after I was finished and all cleaned up that the green briar growing up that crepe myrtle had reached and started to entwine the electrical line from the pole to Mr G's house.

There's nothing I can do about it now. I won't work around electrical lines; it's too dangerous. I doubt our ladder would reach that high, anyway. I can't pull on the bottom parts as those greenbriars really latch on to anything they touch with those curly tendrils of theirs: fences, tree, lines. They'll just have to weather off. The idea of a high wind is worrisome, though; that line could break.

Found something cool in the paper this morning. You can now tour Ankor Wat on Google Street View. I haven't tried it yet but it sounds neat.

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44. sandiquiz
12:12 PM GMT on April 06, 2014
Oh, heavens girl.. what are you doing! I can imagine you have enough to do in your own garden, never mind working on next doors!

And where was J whilst you got all "achy" doing your Girl-Guide-good-deed?

Hope you are not too stiff today. At least you have an extra day to recover this weekend :)
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43. GardenGrrl
10:08 AM GMT on April 06, 2014
Garden week or plan your epitaph day. I think I will stick with above ground gardening and forgo becoming fertilizer for awhile. So keep your gardening above ground and don't over do it....
Hey wait, there may be a reason the two are linked ;)
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42. palmettobug53
11:12 PM GMT on April 05, 2014
I've already started on the ibuprofen. Once I stopped, I came in took some ibuprofen, then shed my sweaty, dirty clothes and got into the shower.

My feet still look dirty, though I scrubbed and scrubbed.

I took another ibuprofen a little while ago and will take another before bed.

Those pipe weeds sound weird. It's a good thing you found a use for the ones you pull up. That's a bonus!

I can't imagine poinsettas getting that big. I'll bet it's a sight. Esp to us folks that only see the little potted ones at Christmas time.

Before the bank put up a privacy fence down their entire property line and Mr. G put one up along the back of his property (thus closing off easy access), guys would buy beer at the gas station nearby and sneak behind that house to drink. You can imagine the empty cans, bottles, beer boxes and paper bags we used to have all over the place. Now, with the fences up, they can't get behind that house without walking around the block and coming down the street. Thankfully, they consider that too much trouble and do their drinking someplace else.

Although I noticed today that someone has pushed one section of the fence from a post over by the bank. I'm going to have to do something about that. I pulled it as close as I could but there's still a gap.
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41. clearlakemike
10:55 PM GMT on April 05, 2014 did a lot Bug! Whew. Yes, Barefoot, Poinsettias grow like trees here. They start blooming around early November and last into January/February. They line the road along parts of the highway into town. It is very festive and ushers in the holiday season here. Now, the Jacaranda trees are blooming. I use to love the jacaranda trees blooming all over Southern California in April and May. I hit it just right when I went back there last year. They were blooming from Santa Barbara to Palm Springs. The enormous fig trees lining the streets of old Spanish colonial style SB are beautiful also. I got out of the car for awhile and walked around the old downtown area to stretch my legs and enjoyed it so much. Such a beautiful city.

I would love to have a vacant house next to me as long as there were no squatters. It would be worth the yard work, etc to me in that case. It sounds like it was out of control a Charleston version of Miss Haversham's house. There is large old growth ivy that grows along a tall chain link fence at the house in San Francisco that has to be pruned back every so many years. it is massive. They fill up a container box out on the street with the cuttings. 12 x 3 feet is a big pile too! Keep the ibuprofen handy.

Our big gardening chore here is pulling up all the pipe weeds. They are these prehistoric looking rubbery things that will go out of control. They even grow on the lava rocks themselves. No soil required. We have discovered that they make a good driveway filler over the lava cinder and rock driveway. They dry up into a nice fibrous mat.
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40. palmettobug53
9:14 PM GMT on April 05, 2014
BF, I don't know. I was on my blog page in BETA and the mail thing looks just like it does in NEW WU.

My background on my blog is white, as is the new comment box. The background in MY comments is still light blue. Your comment's background is white.

What does look different is the Charleston weather page.

Maybe I'm not where I'm supposed to be! It wouldn't be the first time. LOL

I guess it'll all sort itself out in the end. I'm not going to obsess about it. I've been through so many program changes and upgrades at work, this is old hat to me.

Hi, Mike. I'm sorry to hear of your money tree and resulting money woes. That might be my problem. I don't have a money tree.

How wonderful that you can do cannas. I've tried several times and all I get are a few puny looking leaves before they simply give up the ghost. Bad bulbs, I guess. Serves me right for buying the cheap ones at Walmart.

I would love to be able to grow a poinsetta outside.

I have a feeling I'm going to be invalided tomorrow. Instead of doing housework, like I should have been doing, I was doing yard work.

The kicker is that I wasn't working in my own yard. I was working in the yard of the vacant house next door. Three hours worth!

The owner of the house is in his 80's and he's not up to maintaining the yard like he used to. (Why he's not renting the house anymore, I haven't figured out and I'm too polite to ask - it's been vacant for a good 15 or 20 years.)

He comes over and checks the house every couple of weeks but really can't do the yard work.

Yesterday, his son and DIL came by to do a quick once over with the mower. She and I got to talking and I mentioned how overgrown his shrubbery was and how tempted I was to do some trimming but didn't know how Mr. G would feel about that. I had asked about pruning and shaping up his crepe myrtles once and he wasn't agreeable to the idea. All three of them had a lot of criss-crossing branches and suckers that needed clearing out.

She gave me the green light. It was like offering candy to a kid. That yard has been bugging the daylights out of me for a couple of years, which is about the length of time since Mr. G. was up to doing any pruning or yard work.

There was a ton of downed limbs and twigs in the back yard. I got almost all of that up. There's still several year's worth of leaves at the very back but those can wait. I trimmed up all the shrubbery (rosemary, nandina and a possible red tip) along the front of the house. I did some judicous pruning of his three crepe myrtles.

I still need to finish pruning that possible red tip at the front of the house. Whatever it is, it was SO overgrown. I didn't want to do it all in one go; I was afraid I'd kill it. I'll wait about a month or so and then finish shaping it up. But I got the height down to about 5 feet and some of the worst of the overgrowth between it and the house. It was almost up to the eaves and you couldn't get between it and the house.

There was some greenbriar shooting up through one of the crepe myrtles along his fence. I saw a few tubers, so broke out the shovel. The more I dug, the more I found. There must have been 40-50 greenbriar tubers. I think I got most of them. Time will tell.

The trash pile on the side of the street is a good 12 feet long and 3 feet high. That's how much I picked up or cut and hauled to the street. Me, myself and I.

I'm gonna hurt tomorrow! But I feel good and I think Mr. G will appreciate it. Once he gets over the shock. lol
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39. sandiquiz
8:47 PM GMT on April 05, 2014
Bug ... I see Barefoot has given the little person a name...'blockhead' !! I like that! lol

Actually, as I said in my blog, the blockhead doesn't change but a little red envelope appears beside it, then when you click on blockhead it opens a tab, with a list of actions, one of which is mail.

Unfortunately, the mail wouldn't open on my IPad in beta, it defaulted back to compose each time, so I had to open NUWU to read what you had said.

So now I will go and reply to it!!

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38. Barefootontherocks
7:24 PM GMT on April 05, 2014
In beta, are you clicking on that blockhead icon/person before you can see the mail light?

Background color in all the blogs is white - except my own. It's gray. When you are in your own blog, do you see a white or a gray for background? I also see gray background in the comment box. Do you?

When I lived in Hawaii, Ioved that a Christmas poinsettia can be planted outside and grow as big as a tree!

RIP, Godot.

Have a good weekend, bug et al.
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37. clearlakemike
7:10 PM GMT on April 05, 2014
Hi Bug, Happy April. I have grieved over plants and still do over some of the ones I planted here when I first arrived. Especially, the "Money Tree" that died soon after we settled in. It was so prophetic! LOL

Little did I know that I would still be grieving over it all these years later. Some other's didn't make it either. But I have had the most amazing resurrection with the Canna lily. The recent rains have brought it back from stubs to a full blooming wonder. So, miracles do happen, I guess. You just have to be patient sometimes.
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36. palmettobug53
6:41 PM GMT on April 05, 2014
Sandi, my little person didn't go red but the word 'mail' did. Just like usual.

I'm definitely in BETA, as the http is ''
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35. sandiquiz
3:01 PM GMT on April 05, 2014
Bug - sent you mail via Beta... will you please check to see if you can see it, and if the little person changes red?
Ta, :)
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34. palmettobug53
2:22 PM GMT on April 05, 2014
I can relate to grieving or being upset over losing a plant. I've lost a few that were given to me by relatives who have now passed away. The plants had sentimental value and it was hard to lose those links to loved ones.

Godot had been with you for a long time and was tied into many memories for you.

I'll send good vibes your way to Godette.

Two of my little wild Texas cacti didn't make it over the winter. I've one left and it looks good. I need to repot it, as I had all 3 in one pot, and it's a little off kilter in there alone.

The spineless prickly pear is fine. It's back down to 3 pads. One pad completely disappeared a few weeks ago. I suspect Hubby knocked it off, sweeping out front and disposed of it. He professes ignorance of the whole affair, though, and blames it on the squirrels. Which could be possible, I suppose......
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33. Thoughtsteader
2:12 PM GMT on April 05, 2014
I didn't mention Godot's passing. I was so grief-stricken, it was a little embarassing. It was a cactus, for heaven's sake.

Godette had been propped up for a couple of years. When I got her, she wasn't very healthy. When she started to grow, the connecting "link" between her bottom portion and what took off was only about an inch in diameter. She simply got too healthy - she was so big and heavy,the top part broke off. So, I let it callus off, and then put her in a pot to she if she'd root again. Being a cactus, of course these things happen slowly. Very slowly. But, she looks great and still is nice and firm, and with those two buds on top that haven't gone kaput, there may be hope. We'll see. At least she's in fresh dirt and now can be out in the sunshine. Fingers crossed!
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32. palmettobug53
2:06 PM GMT on April 05, 2014
Good morning.

It's kind of half sun, half overcast. It's a good thing I got all the laundry done yesterday. I might throw a load or two in on Sunday, to get a head start on next week's mountain. I've got enough hanging space inside for that.

I really need to hit the grocer sometime today. The larder is getting a bit bare. Do a little picking up, dusting, etc.

Briar - I suppose that, if you're reallyreallyreally into it and have been attending in previous years, it might be something some couples plan on as an annual thing. You'd still have room accomodations and meals on top of the ticket price, if you're from out of town.

Dancing is not something Hubby does and I couldn't see myself dragging him along, even if our budget was up to those ticket prices. I'd have no interest in going alone.

Linda - Finally! The main painting is done and you can get your plants back outside and gussied up.

When did Godot pass away? If you mentioned that, I missed it. And Godette is ailing? Oh, dear.

You're right; the 2nd week of April is Garden Week. If you look again, the entire month is Lawn and Garden Month.

Taxes. Ugh. I let time slip past me and we didn't get our taxes to our preparer until this past week. I was pleasantly surprised to find out we'll get a decent refund. With most of the interest gone from our mortgage, the most I was hoping for was to break even. I imagine that what did the trick was the fact that Hubby wasn't working for most of the year and my out of pocket medical bills was higher, due to my implant surgeries. It dropped us into a lower tax bracket.

I think we'll be replacing the icebox and stove/oven with the proceeds. Both are ancient! Anyone need a beer/bait fridge? lol
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31. sandiquiz
1:50 PM GMT on April 05, 2014
Go for Broke Day

That's a strange one... I am always BROKE!

Hope you got the laundry dried outside. I have managed to get some down today and dried outside, I even did the bedding, but now need to iron it whist it is still slightly damp... so better move myself :)

Happy Saturday:)
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30. Thoughtsteader
1:26 PM GMT on April 05, 2014
My goodness! You're in the midst of a four-day weekend. Good for you. Too bad that you've got rain in the forecast. We've got our fingers crossed for rain, actually. The whole state needs it, as water restrictions are popping up here and there.

I got a job finished yesterday and made a running start at another one, so it's going to be a relaxing weekend. The job I finished has its proceeds designated for taxes, so I might as well finish those up and send them in.

And, now that they have the spray painting finished at my place and have only the trim to do, I can move the plants back out, repaint a couple of plant stands, and generally begin prettying up my little corner of the world. It's sad that Godot is gone, but there still are some buds on top of Godette that look viable. Now that she's been replanted, I'm hoping her root system will take off and she'll get back to herself. ;)

ADD: Oh! I just saw that week 2 is garden month. I'm right on track!
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29. BriarCraft
11:38 PM GMT on April 04, 2014
$95!? Yikes! You'd have to reallyreallyreally be into dancing to spring for those tickets. I guess that keeps the riff-raff out.

This is a good week for libraries -- sure can't do any gardening. I did hear a rumor it might be dry here next Monday.

Looks like you've had a gorgeous day for hanging out the laundry or just about anything else outdoors. Enjoy!
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28. palmettobug53
6:24 PM GMT on April 04, 2014
I saw something on ETV/PBS the other night that caught my attention: The 2014 Palmetto Bug Stomp is being held April 11-13.

Nope, it's not stomping on palmetto bugs, though that does happen a lot here during warm weather. I saw one of them on the front stoop last week and let out a scream! lol

It's a dance festival. From what I see online, it's kind of like old fashioned reels with some square dance moves thrown in.

Tickets are $95.00 each. While it covers all the events for the entire weekend, it's still a little pricey for my pocketbook.
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27. palmettobug53
3:26 PM GMT on April 04, 2014
Happy Friday!

What an odd choice of days to celebrate: Hug a Newsman Day, National Walk to Work Day, Walk Around Things Day, School Librarian Day and Tell a Lie Day.

I don't know any newsmen/women, I'm off today and I refuse to go to work, walking or not. I probably will walk around things today but I will not tell a lie.

I think School Librarian Day is the best one. Or Media Center teachers, as they're known these days.

I've been up for a while, had coffee, read the paper, watched some news/weather on TWC, showered/dressed and I've got laundry started. Today is going to be nice, so I'd better get the heavier stuff that needs to go on the line done while the sun shines.

Cal, I read something about someplace in the Mojave yesterday or the day before and wanted to mention it to you but I can't remember, for the life of me now, what it was! My memory is like a sieve.

Pros, yes, it was a.. ahem... brief romantic moment between Oliveea and Oscar, shall we say? LOL
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26. Proserpina
2:58 PM GMT on April 04, 2014
Calpoppy, OGAl is enjoying her new home and surroundings. Each day is a new adventure day for her and her husband, and pets.

Bug, how are you? Xrated moment? Blush, blush!

Today is hug a newman day, although you are not a newsman I am hugging you anyways. It is also tell a lie day, well, Mimi is the most behaved Bichon on earth!

Take care amiga.
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25. calpoppy
6:06 PM GMT on April 03, 2014
So Ogal moved to Jackson, that is great. They love it there so much. I wonder if she will change her handle, LOL! I bet her labs will be in pure heaven there.

To bad you will be getting rain on your 4 days off. But rest and relaxation isn't to bad either.

We are gearing up for our last trip out to the Mojave Preserve next week. Then I don't think we will be going anywhere until late June early July. We like to go up to the Eastern Sierras then. After that we aren't sure, been looking into Colorado or Northern New Mexico during Aspen fall color time. We have plenty of time to think about it :)

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24. palmettobug53
4:40 PM GMT on April 03, 2014
Hi, ho, and Happy Tweed Day. Why that's in April, I have no idea. It seems more in tune with winter, than spring.

Skye, I've fiddled a little bit with watercolours many years ago. Not enough to really get the hang of them, though.

Sandi, Gaviscon is works; I already have Tums in my desk drawer. I did have to use them; I got awfully 'erpy' most of the afternoon.

I am off Friday and Monday. Of course, now that I've got it on the books, there's rain in the forecast. Of course!

Wab, I've noticed that it's been windy a lot at Phoebe's the past few weeks.

WW, that's a lovely collage.

Oh. My. I just saw an X rated moment on the Alcoa Osprey cam.

Smile; you're on Candid Camera!
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23. WeatherWise
1:58 PM GMT on April 03, 2014
Hi Bug! Just checking in to see how you are doing and get my holidays lined up again. They were having a time on one of the tv morning shows yesterday celebrating National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day - May have been the weather channel AMHQ show.

Hope you are having a wonderful day!

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22. sandiquiz
12:59 PM GMT on April 03, 2014
It is "Don't Go to Work Unless it's Fun Day" AND we know what your decision would be if you could really do that!!

Are you off all tomorrow, or just the afternoon?
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21. whitewabit
6:26 PM GMT on April 02, 2014
Bug .. Phoebe getting blown around a little today ..
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20. sandiquiz
5:50 PM GMT on April 02, 2014
Oh, poor you...I prefer Gaviscon ;-)

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19. Skyepony (Mod)
4:58 PM GMT on April 02, 2014
Try & enjoy it. Just finishing mine.

That may be last of the paintings..atleast watercolor you all might see out of me for a while. Think the drawings come out better when I've only got an hour or two like that.
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18. palmettobug53
4:53 PM GMT on April 02, 2014
Quick fly by.... Had therapy this morning, so I've only got 30 minutes for lunch. Spent 10 in the kitchen getting to the microwave to heat my soup. I've only 20 min... no, 15 minutes to eat.

Where's my Tums?
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17. palmettobug53
2:14 AM GMT on April 02, 2014
Wet white wabits to you, too, Skye. Poor little bunnies, getting hit with rain, thunder and lightning. hehehehehe

It's about time I saw some of your artwork. I'd heard through the grapevine that you had some talent. You did good, for not having done much in a couple of years.

Lord knows what my artwork would look like now. I haven't done much of anything since high school. I don't even want to think how long ago that was!

Gams getting back into art, the way she has, has made me feel some faint stirrings of desire to put pen or brush to paper. I've never done much with oils or acrylics. It was mostly charcoal, pen, ink, pencil, pastel chalk/pencils or even crayons.

I think I have some old supplies. Somewhere.
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16. Skyepony (Mod)
4:34 PM GMT on April 01, 2014
Damp White Rabbits X 3. Happy April & what ever weather you want:)

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15. palmettobug53
4:30 PM GMT on April 01, 2014
Happy April, everyone, and white rabbits, white rabbits, white rabbits!

It's April Fool's Day.

Also National Tatting Day. It makes me think of my great aunt, with her shuttle and fingers flying.

It's Library Week and I got some bad news in yesterday's paper. My local branch will be closing and moving over to James Island. How they think that will better serve both James Island and West Ashley, I don't know. I might as well hit the main branch downtown after work.

James Island is NOT going to be very convenient. My local branch is close enough that I could walk there. Not that I could, really. I always get too many books to be trying to stagger back home on foot.

Wab - I hope April will bring an end to your snow and cold weather.

GG - I never saw a purple cow, I never hope to see one. But I can tell you, anyhow, I'd rather see than be one!

Rob - You're in the same boat as Wab.

I know your local snowbirds have to be regretting their migration back to their summer range.

Pros - What lovely daffies. Mine are pretty much spent. I can still see a few scattered dots of yellow but their day is done for this year.

Well, look what April turned up - OGAL!

I can't believe you've actuall moved to JH. With all the visits you'd been making westward over the past few years, I guess it makes sense. Settled in yet?

Sandi - Just LOOK at the ears on those 'rabbits' !!!!!

Those are.... They're, uh... No, don't tell me. Uh... OH! Devon Rex?

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14. sandiquiz
2:09 PM GMT on April 01, 2014

Wishing you a very happy April, with sun and warmth, laughter and plenty of Easter Eggs!

HI OGal!!!

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13. OGal
1:04 PM GMT on April 01, 2014
Just wanted to pop in and wish you White Rabbits and happy April Fools Day. We have made our move to JH and are almost finished unloading boxes. Hope all is well at your house.

Hello to everyone!
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12. Proserpina
12:26 PM GMT on April 01, 2014
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