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Old 05-03-2016, 05:02 PM   #25521
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Just got back from the local greenhouse/garden center. I was greeted there by one of the resident dogs, who presented me with a very slimy, sandy tennis ball. Unfortunately, I throw like a girl, so she was probably a bit disappointed with my distance, though she kept bringing it back to me.

I'm cutting way back on annuals this year, my shrubs and perennials have pretty much swallowed up all the prime real estate. I did get a few tomato plants, some nice coleus and petunias, ornamental sweet potato vines, and my Magilla Perillas. I wanted to get there before Mother's Day. It's a very popular place, and tends to get swarmed and picked over by Mother's Day.
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Old 05-03-2016, 05:46 PM   #25522
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Oh, yummm! Homemade bagels, and pickles! Looks and sounds so good, Andy and CG.

Just waiting on Tyler to get here at 3. Sometimes I go get him, sometimes my daughter takes off work for 15 minutes to bring him over. He will be "sooooo hungry, Gramma...!" when he gets here, so 'snack' is first thing and always pretty big. A typical after school snack for him is a cup of yogurt (he loves Chobani), celery sticks and peanut butter, a banana, a bowl of sliced apple or watermelon, Goldfish crackers or some other crunchy, chocolate milk, and 2 cookies.

Dawg...cute story about the resident garden center dog with the tennis ball! We have one small mom and pop owned bookstore in town, and whenever I go in, Oliver is there somewhere. He's a 3 legged kitty and a sweetheart. This pic cracks me up because it says 'Warning - Not For Private Use' on the box, but Oliver begs to differ.
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Old 05-03-2016, 05:50 PM   #25523
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Whoa, Cheryl, Tyler sure can pack it away! Good for him!

Sweet kitty. There's a bookstore in Mpls, near where my brother lives, that has roaming chickens, cats, and a ferret. Probably some other critters too.
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Old 05-03-2016, 06:24 PM   #25524
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Whoa, Cheryl, Tyler sure can pack it away! Good for him!

Sweet kitty. There's a bookstore in Mpls, near where my brother lives, that has roaming chickens, cats, and a ferret. Probably some other critters too.
He does! He's slender, always on the go, and still eats a good dinner at home, so I don't have a problem with giving him extras of fruits and such. He knows he can only have 1 cup of choc milk and no more than 2 cookies, though.
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Old 05-03-2016, 10:30 PM   #25525
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He does! He's slender, always on the go, and still eats a good dinner at home, so I don't have a problem with giving him extras of fruits and such. He knows he can only have 1 cup of choc milk and no more than 2 cookies, though.
My granddaughter was like that. Ever since she could sit up and feed herself. No child size helpings for her. Today at 22 y.o. she still eats the same way and takes a size 0 dress. As much as I love her, deep down inside me I hold a hatred for her when she complains that she can't find anything to fit. "Everything I try on is always too big." Sure kid, rub it in.
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Old 05-03-2016, 10:37 PM   #25526
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I have been sitting here reading the news. What is going on in Alberta? Isn't Alberta where the prairies are? I know that Saskatchewan is Canada's bread basket.

My sympathies to the folks of Alberta. I just hope and pray that no lives are lost or even homes.
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I have been sitting here reading the news. What is going on in Alberta? Isn't Alberta where the prairies are? I know that Saskatchewan is Canada's bread basket.

My sympathies to the folks of Alberta. I just hope and pray that no lives are lost or even homes.
They are having record heat, 32.6C (90.7F). I'm really concerned because Fort McMurray is pretty much the centre of the tar sands.
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Old 05-04-2016, 12:23 AM   #25528
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I had some quiet time this evening after Anna went to bed, and just became overwhelmed at how just little things are soooooo special.

What an awesome feeling!
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Old 05-04-2016, 03:46 AM   #25529
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Oh my goodness, it's awful in Fort McMurray, AB. They have evacuated the whole city because of the wild fire. Whole neighbourhoods are gone.

If you are on FB and have friends in or near Fort McMurray, see if they have checked in: https://www.facebook.com/safetycheck...re-may03-2016/

Here's a CBC report on the fire:
Fort McMurray wildfire remains out of control after city evacuated - Edmonton - CBC News
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Oh my goodness, it's awful in Fort McMurray, AB. They have evacuated the whole city because of the wild fire. Whole neighbourhoods are gone.

If you are on FB and have friends in or near Fort McMurray, see if they have checked in: https://www.facebook.com/safetycheck...re-may03-2016/

Here's a CBC report on the fire:
Fort McMurray wildfire remains out of control after city evacuated - Edmonton - CBC News
Heaven knows that specially in California, we have wild fires every year. The running joke throughout the U.S. is that California does have four season They have the dry season, the fire season, the rainy season, and then the mudslide season. And when they have a wildfire season, it is a season to not be forgotten. So much destruction and loss. Here's hoping for the very best for Ft. McMurray.
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