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Good morning everyone!

A beautiful morning in Ottawa. The sun is shining and temperatures are already 13 (mid 50s). And the temperature will only increase. Highs are forecasted into the mid 20s/70s. A perfect day!

Speaking of a perfect day, yesterday was also very enjoyable. Kim and I went to the Works for dinner. We both had delicious burgers. I actually wanted a homecooked meal for my birthday, but she spent so much time shopping (for my presents) that she was too hungry to make a meal! ...Maybe she'll make it tonight! Kim bought me a nice t-shirt, shorts and shoes. I needed each. I am thrilled with the gifts. Other than that, I received cards from my mom and grandmother. My grandma isn't doing very well, so she wasn't able to sign the card. That is slightly hard to take, but I'm glad she asked my mom to purchase me a card for my birthday. She will forever be very thoughtful!

I spoke with my dad for a quick moment last night. He's coming up on Friday. As I mentioned, it will be great to see him again. He seemed a little excited to come up. Both Kim and Mike are away for much of this weekend, so my dad and I will have plenty of time to hangout and do whatever.... such as watch plenty of hockey!

I should get back to work. I have acupuncture today and am very hopeful for a positive result. They have me trying everything! Have a great Wednesday, everyone. It's May. It's Pines Day. Not much more we could ask for!
I'm glad to hear that you had a very happy birthday! Sending prayers for your Grandmother, she sounds very sweet.
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We don't have a garden space yet, but we do plan to have one after the addition to the kitchen has been completed. I can hardly wait! You are so lucky, Made!
This takes me back ... my grandparents lived next door, and their entire backyard was a garden, bisected by a narrow path. They had been farmers until they sold their farm in 1946 and moved to town, but they never gave up the farm life. They grew all sorts of vegetables; the vegetable patches were bordered with beautiful flowers; they even had a green apple tree and a small arbor of Concord grapes in the backyard, and my grandfather glassed in an old shed and installed an oil heater so he could grow plants in his "greenhouse" throughout the winter.

Me, the first generation off the farm ... I can't grow a thing. Our flower edgings are barren, and I wouldn't presume to try to grow vegetables. Only one house plant in my care has ever survived and thrived (a Christmas cactus), yet my grandfather was the "plant whisperer" of the neighborhood. His back-porch windows were full of robust African violets that just wouldn't thrive for anyone else. A quiet man, but full of everyday wisdom.
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Hello everyone!
It's going to be sunny today with temperatures in the lower 60's. I walked the dogs and started some chores already this morning. And I just finished cooking some Italian sausage and frying meatballs. I am going to make a pot of sauce after I run a few errands. I need to go to the Hallmark store for a couple of cards and I'm going to stop at Barnes and Noble since its in the same shopping center. Not really looking for anything specific, but I always love to stop in and walk around.
I hope everyone has a great day!!!
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I am skeptical. I don't know if I trust that crazy camel in this "May I" game. He's probably going to make many of us embarrassed! That Carl is certainly clever.
Beware of hidden cameras! The video will probably be featured next week at the 'Pines ...
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Does your mom ever go to Biltmore House, Bradmac? I love to visit that place!
Oh, yeah, we love visiting the Biltmore House. We went on Father's Day the last time. They let fathers and children in free, so we just bought tickets for Nancy & mom. Good deal!

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Good Morning everyone,

I'm up and about early today, I've been sort of a slacker with being off work recouping, so I have not been getting out of bed untill 8:30-9:00 everyday day, mostly because trying to sleeping with these sutures in my leg is a bugger. Today, 5:30; I have some early doctors appointments this morning, the first one at 9....

I called my boss yesterday morning and asked him if they missed me or needed me and he so nope... (geeez thanks) no seriously, he said we had no work so I don't need to rush back (I thought that was pretty cool of them to say that), with a oh by the way you will have to use your sick/ vacation time....lol

Well, I hope everyone has a good day today, at least there's one good thing about today, It's Wednesday, May 1st....(what's that, 197 days untill the Christmas season?)
How nice of them to offer to let you use your vacation time...LOL!
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hello my friends....itīs a public holiday today...so no work....going to our public zoo today with Kandice...sheīs going to love it!!!
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Good morning everyone!

A beautiful morning in Ottawa. The sun is shining and temperatures are already 13 (mid 50s). And the temperature will only increase. Highs are forecasted into the mid 20s/70s. A perfect day!

Speaking of a perfect day, yesterday was also very enjoyable. Kim and I went to the Works for dinner. We both had delicious burgers. I actually wanted a homecooked meal for my birthday, but she spent so much time shopping (for my presents) that she was too hungry to make a meal! ...Maybe she'll make it tonight! Kim bought me a nice t-shirt, shorts and shoes. I needed each. I am thrilled with the gifts. Other than that, I received cards from my mom and grandmother. My grandma isn't doing very well, so she wasn't able to sign the card. That is slightly hard to take, but I'm glad she asked my mom to purchase me a card for my birthday. She will forever be very thoughtful!

I spoke with my dad for a quick moment last night. He's coming up on Friday. As I mentioned, it will be great to see him again. He seemed a little excited to come up. Both Kim and Mike are away for much of this weekend, so my dad and I will have plenty of time to hangout and do whatever.... such as watch plenty of hockey!

I should get back to work. I have acupuncture today and am very hopeful for a positive result. They have me trying everything! Have a great Wednesday, everyone. It's May. It's Pines Day. Not much more we could ask for!
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Good morning, MMC!!

Happy Pines Day!!!!!!

It dropped 30 degrees overnight! It's cloudy, rainy, and the snow starts this afternoon. We have a winter weather advisory out until tomorrow night. Up to 6 inches possible. Gulp. (It reached 82 degrees yesterday!)

My parents are supposed to be driving north to see Harlowe & I tomorrow afternoon, hope it doesn't affect their trip.

Adrian left this morning for a trip with his Dad. They're going to the Kentucky Derby, and they are both very excited!!

How is your day looking?

Well, I need to wash the bedding & get some course reviewing in.

Have a wonderful day, friends!!

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