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Old 03-29-2014, 09:39 PM   #6431
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Harley (the dog) told us she needed some food so Glenn and I hopped in the truck and headed to the farm store. Got a 50-pound bag of dog food, looked at the baby chicks and ducks they had for sale and set out to drive home.

About halfway home, Glenn made a turn off the main road. I asked him why and he said he knew of some old abandoned home places down the road and he wanted to stop and pick some daffodils for me.

After a few twists and turns, driving over a couple of small bridges over a creek (Terrapin Creek), he spied what used to be someone's home.

There were tons of daffodils in a pattern that clearly was around a foundation of a structure at one time.

We came home with armloads of beautiful yellow blossoms.

I put them in an antique cut glass vase that is cobalt blue. They're on the kitchen table and I can enjoy them every time we have a meal or I walk into the kitchen.

My sweetheart is truly a man of steel and velvet and he makes me smile in the most unexpected ways.
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Old 03-29-2014, 10:19 PM   #6432
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PAG, that must have been fun. Nice 'do, even if there are a few too many hair doodads.
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Old 03-29-2014, 11:02 PM   #6433
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p.a.g., you were a living Barbie doll! So nice of you to entertain your nieces.



Katie, I bet those daffs look lovely in that blue vase. Enjoy!
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Old 03-29-2014, 11:30 PM   #6434
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p.a.g. you look absolutely divine. That hairdo could be a winner in the international hair styling competition. You make a great model.
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Old 03-29-2014, 11:32 PM   #6435
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Harley (the dog) told us she needed some food so Glenn and I hopped in the truck and headed to the farm store. Got a 50-pound bag of dog food, looked at the baby chicks and ducks they had for sale and set out to drive home.

About halfway home, Glenn made a turn off the main road. I asked him why and he said he knew of some old abandoned home places down the road and he wanted to stop and pick some daffodils for me.

After a few twists and turns, driving over a couple of small bridges over a creek (Terrapin Creek), he spied what used to be someone's home.

There were tons of daffodils in a pattern that clearly was around a foundation of a structure at one time.

We came home with armloads of beautiful yellow blossoms.

I put them in an antique cut glass vase that is cobalt blue. They're on the kitchen table and I can enjoy them every time we have a meal or I walk into the kitchen.

My sweetheart is truly a man of steel and velvet and he makes me smile in the most unexpected ways.
One of the benefits of living in Tacoma was seeing fields full of wild daffodils. They sure are a pretty flower. They must have really stood out in that cobalt blue vase. Lucky you!
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Old 03-30-2014, 12:25 AM   #6436
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It was very fun spending time with them.

Katie, daffodils in a cobalt vase sounds gorgeous! What a neet way to get them too.
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Old 03-30-2014, 07:45 AM   #6437
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Yesterday I took a dozen lemon cookies to a friend. He lives alone and was turning 94. He's slowing down a bit, but was telling me how he is breaking in someone for his job (an accountant at the same firm for scads of years) and finally has to turn over his dancing instructor job to a younger person because he's not as steady on his feet as he used to be. In return for the cookies, he gave me a lot to think about, and smile about.
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Old 03-30-2014, 08:36 AM   #6438
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Big smile when I stepped on the scale this morning!!
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Old 03-30-2014, 02:12 PM   #6439
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My nieces styled my hair today. It started with Sproutlet the Older (STO) braiding my hair. It was a very messy, very loose braid but still a braid. Sproutlet the Younger (STY) then asked if she could put barettes in my hair so I got out my box with hair stuff and let her look at the barretes I have. STO noticed my hair chopsticks and stick style bun holders and asked about them. I explained what they were and how they worked and she asked if we could use them in my hair. I helped her make a bun out of the braid and well, here, the pictures explain it best.

That's almost every barette and hair stick that I currently know the location of. I'll admit though, I've had worse hairstyles. One was even done by a "professional". Yeah, it's a bit excentric and over the top, but overall, I'd have to say they did a really good job. I mean, they are 4 & 2. At that age I'm pretty sure I was still trying to figure out how not to get my hands tangled in long hair every time I touched it.
That is just great! They did do a good job! Those Sproutlets are so precious, even if they do drive their Mom crazy.
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Old 03-30-2014, 02:32 PM   #6440
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Katie,
I love the daffodil story.
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