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Old 03-15-2013, 05:17 PM   #9411
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Dried about 10 tablespoons of used fine coffee grinds in a 175*F oven for ~2.5 hours and sprinkled on top of the Miracle Grow potting 'soil' in which I've been trying to start some Greek oregano and corn salad seeds. Some of the soil was starting to show signs of mold or mildew
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Old 03-15-2013, 05:55 PM   #9412
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Finally finished grubbing out and amending the soil (really just sand) for a new flower bed, about 4' x 20'; will be planting zinnias and some Passionfruit seedlings to attract butterflies. I'm thinking of pitching a tent at Lowe's to save me the back-and-forths. It's just a joy to be outside, the past few days have been perfect weather, 70-75 degrees and low humidity -- the days I'll remember this summer when the heat and humidity return.
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Old 03-15-2013, 07:00 PM   #9413
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I recently finished trying to get that stupid bug out of my work pc.
One of my buddies sent me what amounted to the 12 step program. Maybe redundnacy in malware removal tools will finally shovel some dirt on it.
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Old 03-15-2013, 07:34 PM   #9414
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I supposed this should go under "What made you smile lately." But I am sitting here after checking my other email account. I received a Birthday wish from one of my grandchildren. She lives in Maine and is one of the children that were adopted after my daughter's death.

She was just an infant when she was adopted. And when she would hear her sister and brother talk about 'their mother', she would get confused. She had never been told she was adopted. She knew who I was and what relation to her I was. Her grandmother. But how? So one day she was snooping around and came across my phone number. She called me out of the blue and I told her if she ever had any questions, I would always tell her the whole truth. No matter how painful it may be for me or her. A year later when she was old enough to travel on her own, she came down from Maine and spent the weekend. We talked and talked. And I kept my word to her. I answered all of her questions with total honesty. She went back home with some anger in her because her mother had kept everything from her. After a few phone calls, she calmed down and understood where her adopted mother was coming from.

As a result, every Mother's Day, my birthday, Christmas and any other important day, she always sends me a card in the mail or an email. She is the only grandchild to do this. I love her so dealy. I wish I could post a picture of her. She is knockout beautiful. Enormous blue eyes, and natural blonde hair. In the sunlight with the wisps of hair blowing, it looks like a halo around her head.

I am a firm believer that every child has the right to know who their natural parents are and their personal history.
I agree completely. We adopted our daughter (14) when she was 3 days old. I hope some day to meet her birth parents. It was a closed adoption & we have never known anything about the. My dh doesn't neccessarily feel the same way. My dh's sister asked me one day "Why would you want to meet them?" My response just a simple.." To thank them. What a supreme gift to give up their own infant to an unknown family".
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Old 03-15-2013, 08:06 PM   #9415
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Today I have done some ironing and a bit of gardening

Looking forward to tonight as we are going to mums for dinner...for Steve's pre birthday dinner! Tomorrow is his birthday..yes Steve's birthday is on St Patricks Day

Mum is making one of Steve's fave dishes, it will be a lovely night
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Old 03-15-2013, 09:36 PM   #9416
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I agree completely. We adopted our daughter (14) when she was 3 days old. I hope some day to meet her birth parents. It was a closed adoption & we have never known anything about the. My dh doesn't neccessarily feel the same way. My dh's sister asked me one day "Why would you want to meet them?" My response just a simple.." To thank them. What a supreme gift to give up their own infant to an unknown family".
When my daughter was murdered, the three youngest of her five kids were adopted by family friends. All were open adoptions. The two families that adopted them were also friends. One adopted the boy. He had a lot of medical problems and it was felt that he was best served if he went where he could receive individual care and love. The two girls went together to another family. Many times me or some other member of the family would babysit. The only problem I had with any of it is that the youngest was never told she was adopted. I didn't feel it was my place to tell her. But when she asked me a few questions, I refused to lie to her. Her mother became angry. But she should have told her before she started to ask questions.
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Old 03-15-2013, 10:58 PM   #9417
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This will be the first day of visible progress in my home building adventure. I am meeting at the house site with my builder, house designer/architect, sewer person, and landscape designer. The house footprint will be staked out, elevations shot and discussions started about how to proceed with my home water catchment system.
That is this most thrilling thing that can happen. I hope it gives you joy!
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Old 03-15-2013, 11:18 PM   #9418
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Just got done helping DH put in a new kitchen faucet. Why oh why can't it ever be easy
You said DH was involved...
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Old 03-16-2013, 12:09 AM   #9419
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You said DH was involved...
You got that right.
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Old 03-16-2013, 12:22 AM   #9420
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I am just putting the finishing touches on the 2012 package of paperwork for the income tax guy!

I wish they would just go to a flat federal sales tax and end this annual nightmare!
Amen Aunt Bea!
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