All New! *N.O.L.V. edition

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Edith here!

I woke up this morning and felt like a Munchkin after the farmhouse had landed!

I opened the door to discover that the Earth is all new and suddenly in
Technicolor.  Spring has finally sprung here on Long Island, and it
smooched everything in sight.

The Magnolia tree is magnificent.

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The grass (where the birds didn’t eat all the seed) is greener.  The fishies in the little pond made it through the winter and are lazing in the sunshine, like tiny golden whales. 

The bamboo is shooting up everywhere.

All the little brown birds are building nests on my gutters and eaves, until my split-level begins to look like a witch’s cottage. 

Miss Daisy lies on her back in the sunshine, all four legs to the sky, showing her speckledy pink belly to the sun.  The day is filled with light and birdsong.

You get it.  Spring Fever — I has it.  The victim is struck by a certain delicious lassitude.  Nothing seems worth doing if it requires too much effort. 

Why work?  See how effortlessly Nature is producing marvels for us?

Why do we start a new year in the winter, anyway? 

This is when it all begins.

And so, what else new with me?

I now have TWO grandbaby boys!

Adam and Jeanne delivered Sebastian Q Felber on March 26th!!  Yes!  (More pics and more about that "Q" here)

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Susie and Ed are nurturing Hugo Norbert Holland, who now walks and giggles, plays jokes, and even has his very own vlog on Babble.com!

And yes!  I finally finished the revisions on the Manuscript that Kept Being Interrupted by Life, the Universe and Everything. Plus my Susie refreshed my website anew, with a brand new contest just for you!  Do go see — and enter, do!

So what do I do now?  Susan/Sarah (see her recentest blog) said much the same about times between creative efforts.  But I’m a victim of the Spring.  I feel about as creative as a crocus.  I don’t want to work at all.

I’ve my new book, HIS DARK & DANGEROUS WAYS coming out May 27th.  But I can’t linger in the book aisles too long…

There’s a proposal to write.

There’s research to do.

Friends to visit.

And a whole lot of lazing to do in the sunlight beside the little fishpond, like a medium-sized pink whale.

What I need from you, dear readers, is for you to tell me how you greet the Spring.

Please do not tell me abut Spring Cleaning.  Or anything that requires large muscle activity.  (I don’t think I have those anymore anyway…did I ever?)  That includes Sports and Games, unless, of course, we’re talking about good seats at the Stadium.

Just let me know how you would idle away these few fine days.

One brilliant idea that springs forth in the comments here will be picked at random to get an autographed book by moi — winner to be announced on my next Wenchly blog!

So please, stop and smell the tulips, and say away.

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*N.O.L.V. = Caution: This blog contains Nothing Of Literary Value. 🙂

UPDATE 4.20: The "Q" link was wrong — but fixed now!

75 thoughts on “All New! *N.O.L.V. edition”

  1. Edith- I think a garden tour is a great way to start the spring. Sometimes I go to the White River Park garden in downtown Indianapolis, or the gardens on the grounds of our art museum. Sometimes I just take a walk through the neighborhood and see what other people have growing in their yards, and wonder if I could get it to grow in mine. If you are lucky enough to have some travel time and budget, wouldn’t it be great to go to one of the premier gardens like the one at Biltmore? Or even take in the Chelsea Flower Show! Nothing so inspiring as a garden in spring- and as for Romance-well, it all began in a Garden, didn’t it?

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  2. Edith- I think a garden tour is a great way to start the spring. Sometimes I go to the White River Park garden in downtown Indianapolis, or the gardens on the grounds of our art museum. Sometimes I just take a walk through the neighborhood and see what other people have growing in their yards, and wonder if I could get it to grow in mine. If you are lucky enough to have some travel time and budget, wouldn’t it be great to go to one of the premier gardens like the one at Biltmore? Or even take in the Chelsea Flower Show! Nothing so inspiring as a garden in spring- and as for Romance-well, it all began in a Garden, didn’t it?

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  3. Edith- I think a garden tour is a great way to start the spring. Sometimes I go to the White River Park garden in downtown Indianapolis, or the gardens on the grounds of our art museum. Sometimes I just take a walk through the neighborhood and see what other people have growing in their yards, and wonder if I could get it to grow in mine. If you are lucky enough to have some travel time and budget, wouldn’t it be great to go to one of the premier gardens like the one at Biltmore? Or even take in the Chelsea Flower Show! Nothing so inspiring as a garden in spring- and as for Romance-well, it all began in a Garden, didn’t it?

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  4. Edith- I think a garden tour is a great way to start the spring. Sometimes I go to the White River Park garden in downtown Indianapolis, or the gardens on the grounds of our art museum. Sometimes I just take a walk through the neighborhood and see what other people have growing in their yards, and wonder if I could get it to grow in mine. If you are lucky enough to have some travel time and budget, wouldn’t it be great to go to one of the premier gardens like the one at Biltmore? Or even take in the Chelsea Flower Show! Nothing so inspiring as a garden in spring- and as for Romance-well, it all began in a Garden, didn’t it?

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  5. Edith- I think a garden tour is a great way to start the spring. Sometimes I go to the White River Park garden in downtown Indianapolis, or the gardens on the grounds of our art museum. Sometimes I just take a walk through the neighborhood and see what other people have growing in their yards, and wonder if I could get it to grow in mine. If you are lucky enough to have some travel time and budget, wouldn’t it be great to go to one of the premier gardens like the one at Biltmore? Or even take in the Chelsea Flower Show! Nothing so inspiring as a garden in spring- and as for Romance-well, it all began in a Garden, didn’t it?

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  6. Oddly enough, there’s nothing specific that I can think of that I do to greet the spring. Strange! I suppose I find myself getting outdoors a lot more, taking walks, heading out to run errands a little bit more than in the winter.
    But tulips are my favorite flower so I stop and exclaim about their beauty every time I see one! 🙂

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  7. Oddly enough, there’s nothing specific that I can think of that I do to greet the spring. Strange! I suppose I find myself getting outdoors a lot more, taking walks, heading out to run errands a little bit more than in the winter.
    But tulips are my favorite flower so I stop and exclaim about their beauty every time I see one! 🙂

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  8. Oddly enough, there’s nothing specific that I can think of that I do to greet the spring. Strange! I suppose I find myself getting outdoors a lot more, taking walks, heading out to run errands a little bit more than in the winter.
    But tulips are my favorite flower so I stop and exclaim about their beauty every time I see one! 🙂

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  9. Oddly enough, there’s nothing specific that I can think of that I do to greet the spring. Strange! I suppose I find myself getting outdoors a lot more, taking walks, heading out to run errands a little bit more than in the winter.
    But tulips are my favorite flower so I stop and exclaim about their beauty every time I see one! 🙂

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  10. Oddly enough, there’s nothing specific that I can think of that I do to greet the spring. Strange! I suppose I find myself getting outdoors a lot more, taking walks, heading out to run errands a little bit more than in the winter.
    But tulips are my favorite flower so I stop and exclaim about their beauty every time I see one! 🙂

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  11. Envious, Envious, Envious. Spring has briefly flirted with us here in Oregon, and then rudely turned its back on us, as after a lovely weekend last week, the weather has turned wintry again, with a touch of snow thrown in to really bring us down. But, on those rare, lovely spring days (few though they are), The Tulip Festival in Woodburn is alive with color, Whale Watching at the Coast is a true sign of spring, and to the Japanese and Chinese Gardens here in Portland for some quiet relaxtion when I am not relaxing my yard watching the birds and squirrels at play.

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  12. Envious, Envious, Envious. Spring has briefly flirted with us here in Oregon, and then rudely turned its back on us, as after a lovely weekend last week, the weather has turned wintry again, with a touch of snow thrown in to really bring us down. But, on those rare, lovely spring days (few though they are), The Tulip Festival in Woodburn is alive with color, Whale Watching at the Coast is a true sign of spring, and to the Japanese and Chinese Gardens here in Portland for some quiet relaxtion when I am not relaxing my yard watching the birds and squirrels at play.

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  13. Envious, Envious, Envious. Spring has briefly flirted with us here in Oregon, and then rudely turned its back on us, as after a lovely weekend last week, the weather has turned wintry again, with a touch of snow thrown in to really bring us down. But, on those rare, lovely spring days (few though they are), The Tulip Festival in Woodburn is alive with color, Whale Watching at the Coast is a true sign of spring, and to the Japanese and Chinese Gardens here in Portland for some quiet relaxtion when I am not relaxing my yard watching the birds and squirrels at play.

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  14. Envious, Envious, Envious. Spring has briefly flirted with us here in Oregon, and then rudely turned its back on us, as after a lovely weekend last week, the weather has turned wintry again, with a touch of snow thrown in to really bring us down. But, on those rare, lovely spring days (few though they are), The Tulip Festival in Woodburn is alive with color, Whale Watching at the Coast is a true sign of spring, and to the Japanese and Chinese Gardens here in Portland for some quiet relaxtion when I am not relaxing my yard watching the birds and squirrels at play.

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  15. Envious, Envious, Envious. Spring has briefly flirted with us here in Oregon, and then rudely turned its back on us, as after a lovely weekend last week, the weather has turned wintry again, with a touch of snow thrown in to really bring us down. But, on those rare, lovely spring days (few though they are), The Tulip Festival in Woodburn is alive with color, Whale Watching at the Coast is a true sign of spring, and to the Japanese and Chinese Gardens here in Portland for some quiet relaxtion when I am not relaxing my yard watching the birds and squirrels at play.

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  16. Spring is prime sailing time for Texas. In summer it’s hot and still. But in spring it’s cool and breezy. We can sit on the boat and look at the trees, water and clouds and feel at peace.

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  17. Spring is prime sailing time for Texas. In summer it’s hot and still. But in spring it’s cool and breezy. We can sit on the boat and look at the trees, water and clouds and feel at peace.

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  18. Spring is prime sailing time for Texas. In summer it’s hot and still. But in spring it’s cool and breezy. We can sit on the boat and look at the trees, water and clouds and feel at peace.

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  19. Spring is prime sailing time for Texas. In summer it’s hot and still. But in spring it’s cool and breezy. We can sit on the boat and look at the trees, water and clouds and feel at peace.

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  20. Spring is prime sailing time for Texas. In summer it’s hot and still. But in spring it’s cool and breezy. We can sit on the boat and look at the trees, water and clouds and feel at peace.

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  21. I waded squishily across my lawn today to inspect the raised bed perennial garden, which has only been visible to the naked eye for about two days (before, it was covered with snow). I saw crocuses (croci?)!! Purple and in bloom!! I was tickled pink. I still can’t walk onto the front porch because there’s a mini-Everest covering the steps, but it was in the 70s today, so that won’t last long. My spring break started today. Usually we travel in search of sun or kids or grandkids, but I plan to spend time writng and moving my winter clothes upstairs. I like to go to garden shows/expositions, or just the local nursery greenhouse to plan what I might plant. I’ll sit in an Adirondack chair if I can find a dry spot and read outside.

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  22. I waded squishily across my lawn today to inspect the raised bed perennial garden, which has only been visible to the naked eye for about two days (before, it was covered with snow). I saw crocuses (croci?)!! Purple and in bloom!! I was tickled pink. I still can’t walk onto the front porch because there’s a mini-Everest covering the steps, but it was in the 70s today, so that won’t last long. My spring break started today. Usually we travel in search of sun or kids or grandkids, but I plan to spend time writng and moving my winter clothes upstairs. I like to go to garden shows/expositions, or just the local nursery greenhouse to plan what I might plant. I’ll sit in an Adirondack chair if I can find a dry spot and read outside.

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  23. I waded squishily across my lawn today to inspect the raised bed perennial garden, which has only been visible to the naked eye for about two days (before, it was covered with snow). I saw crocuses (croci?)!! Purple and in bloom!! I was tickled pink. I still can’t walk onto the front porch because there’s a mini-Everest covering the steps, but it was in the 70s today, so that won’t last long. My spring break started today. Usually we travel in search of sun or kids or grandkids, but I plan to spend time writng and moving my winter clothes upstairs. I like to go to garden shows/expositions, or just the local nursery greenhouse to plan what I might plant. I’ll sit in an Adirondack chair if I can find a dry spot and read outside.

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  24. I waded squishily across my lawn today to inspect the raised bed perennial garden, which has only been visible to the naked eye for about two days (before, it was covered with snow). I saw crocuses (croci?)!! Purple and in bloom!! I was tickled pink. I still can’t walk onto the front porch because there’s a mini-Everest covering the steps, but it was in the 70s today, so that won’t last long. My spring break started today. Usually we travel in search of sun or kids or grandkids, but I plan to spend time writng and moving my winter clothes upstairs. I like to go to garden shows/expositions, or just the local nursery greenhouse to plan what I might plant. I’ll sit in an Adirondack chair if I can find a dry spot and read outside.

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  25. I waded squishily across my lawn today to inspect the raised bed perennial garden, which has only been visible to the naked eye for about two days (before, it was covered with snow). I saw crocuses (croci?)!! Purple and in bloom!! I was tickled pink. I still can’t walk onto the front porch because there’s a mini-Everest covering the steps, but it was in the 70s today, so that won’t last long. My spring break started today. Usually we travel in search of sun or kids or grandkids, but I plan to spend time writng and moving my winter clothes upstairs. I like to go to garden shows/expositions, or just the local nursery greenhouse to plan what I might plant. I’ll sit in an Adirondack chair if I can find a dry spot and read outside.

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  26. Edith, I’m amazed that you are just now telling us about this handsome new addition to your family. I didn’t think any of us grandmothers had that much self-control. I envy you, as it seems that both of your “boys” live pretty close to you.
    As for Spring, I enjoy seeing things coming back to life and bloom all around and thinking about what we’re going to buy at the local nursery for my DH to plant in our own small corner of the world. Then I just look forward to warm weather for the next few months.

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  27. Edith, I’m amazed that you are just now telling us about this handsome new addition to your family. I didn’t think any of us grandmothers had that much self-control. I envy you, as it seems that both of your “boys” live pretty close to you.
    As for Spring, I enjoy seeing things coming back to life and bloom all around and thinking about what we’re going to buy at the local nursery for my DH to plant in our own small corner of the world. Then I just look forward to warm weather for the next few months.

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  28. Edith, I’m amazed that you are just now telling us about this handsome new addition to your family. I didn’t think any of us grandmothers had that much self-control. I envy you, as it seems that both of your “boys” live pretty close to you.
    As for Spring, I enjoy seeing things coming back to life and bloom all around and thinking about what we’re going to buy at the local nursery for my DH to plant in our own small corner of the world. Then I just look forward to warm weather for the next few months.

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  29. Edith, I’m amazed that you are just now telling us about this handsome new addition to your family. I didn’t think any of us grandmothers had that much self-control. I envy you, as it seems that both of your “boys” live pretty close to you.
    As for Spring, I enjoy seeing things coming back to life and bloom all around and thinking about what we’re going to buy at the local nursery for my DH to plant in our own small corner of the world. Then I just look forward to warm weather for the next few months.

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  30. Edith, I’m amazed that you are just now telling us about this handsome new addition to your family. I didn’t think any of us grandmothers had that much self-control. I envy you, as it seems that both of your “boys” live pretty close to you.
    As for Spring, I enjoy seeing things coming back to life and bloom all around and thinking about what we’re going to buy at the local nursery for my DH to plant in our own small corner of the world. Then I just look forward to warm weather for the next few months.

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  31. Sharon – I wish you were right about “my boys” living close to me. But Brand New Sebastian lives on the left coast, and I about as far as you can get on the right!
    Hugo the Magnificent lives in a nearby state, so that’s OK… I guess. Though even that seems too far away.
    sigh.

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  32. Sharon – I wish you were right about “my boys” living close to me. But Brand New Sebastian lives on the left coast, and I about as far as you can get on the right!
    Hugo the Magnificent lives in a nearby state, so that’s OK… I guess. Though even that seems too far away.
    sigh.

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  33. Sharon – I wish you were right about “my boys” living close to me. But Brand New Sebastian lives on the left coast, and I about as far as you can get on the right!
    Hugo the Magnificent lives in a nearby state, so that’s OK… I guess. Though even that seems too far away.
    sigh.

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  34. Sharon – I wish you were right about “my boys” living close to me. But Brand New Sebastian lives on the left coast, and I about as far as you can get on the right!
    Hugo the Magnificent lives in a nearby state, so that’s OK… I guess. Though even that seems too far away.
    sigh.

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  35. Sharon – I wish you were right about “my boys” living close to me. But Brand New Sebastian lives on the left coast, and I about as far as you can get on the right!
    Hugo the Magnificent lives in a nearby state, so that’s OK… I guess. Though even that seems too far away.
    sigh.

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  36. I can’t lie – we cheer the Grand Snowbird Exodus. Today at the hospital, all the staff were giddy with delight. We laughed, we shared snacks, we tried not to make eye contact with the one patient from Up North present.
    We are filled with joy.

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  37. I can’t lie – we cheer the Grand Snowbird Exodus. Today at the hospital, all the staff were giddy with delight. We laughed, we shared snacks, we tried not to make eye contact with the one patient from Up North present.
    We are filled with joy.

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  38. I can’t lie – we cheer the Grand Snowbird Exodus. Today at the hospital, all the staff were giddy with delight. We laughed, we shared snacks, we tried not to make eye contact with the one patient from Up North present.
    We are filled with joy.

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  39. I can’t lie – we cheer the Grand Snowbird Exodus. Today at the hospital, all the staff were giddy with delight. We laughed, we shared snacks, we tried not to make eye contact with the one patient from Up North present.
    We are filled with joy.

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  40. I can’t lie – we cheer the Grand Snowbird Exodus. Today at the hospital, all the staff were giddy with delight. We laughed, we shared snacks, we tried not to make eye contact with the one patient from Up North present.
    We are filled with joy.

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  41. Spring is weird in the desert, and I’m pretty much of a shut-in, anyway, so I celebrate by reading poems about Spring:
    Spring rides no horses down the hill,
    But comes on foot, a goose-girl still.
    And all the loveliest things there be
    Come simply, so, it seems to me.
    If ever I said, in grief or pride,
    I tired of honest things, I lied:
    And should be cursed forevermore
    With Love in laces, like a whore,
    And neighbours cold, and friends unsteady,
    And Spring on horseback, like a lady!
    —Edna St. Vincent Millay

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  42. Spring is weird in the desert, and I’m pretty much of a shut-in, anyway, so I celebrate by reading poems about Spring:
    Spring rides no horses down the hill,
    But comes on foot, a goose-girl still.
    And all the loveliest things there be
    Come simply, so, it seems to me.
    If ever I said, in grief or pride,
    I tired of honest things, I lied:
    And should be cursed forevermore
    With Love in laces, like a whore,
    And neighbours cold, and friends unsteady,
    And Spring on horseback, like a lady!
    —Edna St. Vincent Millay

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  43. Spring is weird in the desert, and I’m pretty much of a shut-in, anyway, so I celebrate by reading poems about Spring:
    Spring rides no horses down the hill,
    But comes on foot, a goose-girl still.
    And all the loveliest things there be
    Come simply, so, it seems to me.
    If ever I said, in grief or pride,
    I tired of honest things, I lied:
    And should be cursed forevermore
    With Love in laces, like a whore,
    And neighbours cold, and friends unsteady,
    And Spring on horseback, like a lady!
    —Edna St. Vincent Millay

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  44. Spring is weird in the desert, and I’m pretty much of a shut-in, anyway, so I celebrate by reading poems about Spring:
    Spring rides no horses down the hill,
    But comes on foot, a goose-girl still.
    And all the loveliest things there be
    Come simply, so, it seems to me.
    If ever I said, in grief or pride,
    I tired of honest things, I lied:
    And should be cursed forevermore
    With Love in laces, like a whore,
    And neighbours cold, and friends unsteady,
    And Spring on horseback, like a lady!
    —Edna St. Vincent Millay

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  45. Spring is weird in the desert, and I’m pretty much of a shut-in, anyway, so I celebrate by reading poems about Spring:
    Spring rides no horses down the hill,
    But comes on foot, a goose-girl still.
    And all the loveliest things there be
    Come simply, so, it seems to me.
    If ever I said, in grief or pride,
    I tired of honest things, I lied:
    And should be cursed forevermore
    With Love in laces, like a whore,
    And neighbours cold, and friends unsteady,
    And Spring on horseback, like a lady!
    —Edna St. Vincent Millay

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  46. PS – just clicked the links – I love your husband. Everything you ever said about him, the things his son just said about him, he must have been a remarkable man. I was also surprised (as a total stranger) that it’s been ten years. And your daughter in law is attractive. I hate her. I look dreadful in my post delivery pictures. I will hate her for at least seven minutes and she shall deserve it.
    (Hah! Still giddy. Making a list of the eating establishments that will no longer have lines at lunch!! It’s Our Time down south. I won’t hear How We Do It Better or What’s Wrong With Everyone Here for months!!! Of course, I’ll sweat myself silly but I have a/c!)

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  47. PS – just clicked the links – I love your husband. Everything you ever said about him, the things his son just said about him, he must have been a remarkable man. I was also surprised (as a total stranger) that it’s been ten years. And your daughter in law is attractive. I hate her. I look dreadful in my post delivery pictures. I will hate her for at least seven minutes and she shall deserve it.
    (Hah! Still giddy. Making a list of the eating establishments that will no longer have lines at lunch!! It’s Our Time down south. I won’t hear How We Do It Better or What’s Wrong With Everyone Here for months!!! Of course, I’ll sweat myself silly but I have a/c!)

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  48. PS – just clicked the links – I love your husband. Everything you ever said about him, the things his son just said about him, he must have been a remarkable man. I was also surprised (as a total stranger) that it’s been ten years. And your daughter in law is attractive. I hate her. I look dreadful in my post delivery pictures. I will hate her for at least seven minutes and she shall deserve it.
    (Hah! Still giddy. Making a list of the eating establishments that will no longer have lines at lunch!! It’s Our Time down south. I won’t hear How We Do It Better or What’s Wrong With Everyone Here for months!!! Of course, I’ll sweat myself silly but I have a/c!)

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  49. PS – just clicked the links – I love your husband. Everything you ever said about him, the things his son just said about him, he must have been a remarkable man. I was also surprised (as a total stranger) that it’s been ten years. And your daughter in law is attractive. I hate her. I look dreadful in my post delivery pictures. I will hate her for at least seven minutes and she shall deserve it.
    (Hah! Still giddy. Making a list of the eating establishments that will no longer have lines at lunch!! It’s Our Time down south. I won’t hear How We Do It Better or What’s Wrong With Everyone Here for months!!! Of course, I’ll sweat myself silly but I have a/c!)

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  50. PS – just clicked the links – I love your husband. Everything you ever said about him, the things his son just said about him, he must have been a remarkable man. I was also surprised (as a total stranger) that it’s been ten years. And your daughter in law is attractive. I hate her. I look dreadful in my post delivery pictures. I will hate her for at least seven minutes and she shall deserve it.
    (Hah! Still giddy. Making a list of the eating establishments that will no longer have lines at lunch!! It’s Our Time down south. I won’t hear How We Do It Better or What’s Wrong With Everyone Here for months!!! Of course, I’ll sweat myself silly but I have a/c!)

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  51. Edith, what a wonderful post! This slow-down reminder was needed today. I think I shall be taking my daughter to Longwood Gardens so we can walk barefoot through the grass.
    Congrats on you new little one. He is adorable.
    Hugs,
    Nina

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  52. Edith, what a wonderful post! This slow-down reminder was needed today. I think I shall be taking my daughter to Longwood Gardens so we can walk barefoot through the grass.
    Congrats on you new little one. He is adorable.
    Hugs,
    Nina

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  53. Edith, what a wonderful post! This slow-down reminder was needed today. I think I shall be taking my daughter to Longwood Gardens so we can walk barefoot through the grass.
    Congrats on you new little one. He is adorable.
    Hugs,
    Nina

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  54. Edith, what a wonderful post! This slow-down reminder was needed today. I think I shall be taking my daughter to Longwood Gardens so we can walk barefoot through the grass.
    Congrats on you new little one. He is adorable.
    Hugs,
    Nina

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  55. Edith, what a wonderful post! This slow-down reminder was needed today. I think I shall be taking my daughter to Longwood Gardens so we can walk barefoot through the grass.
    Congrats on you new little one. He is adorable.
    Hugs,
    Nina

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  56. When I think about spring, I think about the ten days a year that the dwarf hawthorne blooms, with masses of tiny salmon pink flowers, before it goes back to being a plain old green shrub. I think about it being warm enough to eat outside when I have lunch with my friends. It’s nice most of the time in Los Angeles, but not always nice enough to sit around outside for a couple of hours.

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  57. When I think about spring, I think about the ten days a year that the dwarf hawthorne blooms, with masses of tiny salmon pink flowers, before it goes back to being a plain old green shrub. I think about it being warm enough to eat outside when I have lunch with my friends. It’s nice most of the time in Los Angeles, but not always nice enough to sit around outside for a couple of hours.

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  58. When I think about spring, I think about the ten days a year that the dwarf hawthorne blooms, with masses of tiny salmon pink flowers, before it goes back to being a plain old green shrub. I think about it being warm enough to eat outside when I have lunch with my friends. It’s nice most of the time in Los Angeles, but not always nice enough to sit around outside for a couple of hours.

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  59. When I think about spring, I think about the ten days a year that the dwarf hawthorne blooms, with masses of tiny salmon pink flowers, before it goes back to being a plain old green shrub. I think about it being warm enough to eat outside when I have lunch with my friends. It’s nice most of the time in Los Angeles, but not always nice enough to sit around outside for a couple of hours.

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  60. When I think about spring, I think about the ten days a year that the dwarf hawthorne blooms, with masses of tiny salmon pink flowers, before it goes back to being a plain old green shrub. I think about it being warm enough to eat outside when I have lunch with my friends. It’s nice most of the time in Los Angeles, but not always nice enough to sit around outside for a couple of hours.

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  61. Congratulations on the new grandbabies!
    Spring rituals for me involve walking and training the dogs outdoors. It is great for them and great for my waist line and bum, unfortunately that will have to wait, as we are having more snow this weekend than most of last winter combined.
    Another sign of spring for me is climbing the mountains and coulees looking for ticks. I love my job!

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  62. Congratulations on the new grandbabies!
    Spring rituals for me involve walking and training the dogs outdoors. It is great for them and great for my waist line and bum, unfortunately that will have to wait, as we are having more snow this weekend than most of last winter combined.
    Another sign of spring for me is climbing the mountains and coulees looking for ticks. I love my job!

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  63. Congratulations on the new grandbabies!
    Spring rituals for me involve walking and training the dogs outdoors. It is great for them and great for my waist line and bum, unfortunately that will have to wait, as we are having more snow this weekend than most of last winter combined.
    Another sign of spring for me is climbing the mountains and coulees looking for ticks. I love my job!

    Reply
  64. Congratulations on the new grandbabies!
    Spring rituals for me involve walking and training the dogs outdoors. It is great for them and great for my waist line and bum, unfortunately that will have to wait, as we are having more snow this weekend than most of last winter combined.
    Another sign of spring for me is climbing the mountains and coulees looking for ticks. I love my job!

    Reply
  65. Congratulations on the new grandbabies!
    Spring rituals for me involve walking and training the dogs outdoors. It is great for them and great for my waist line and bum, unfortunately that will have to wait, as we are having more snow this weekend than most of last winter combined.
    Another sign of spring for me is climbing the mountains and coulees looking for ticks. I love my job!

    Reply

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