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Finish This #64

 

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“Spring is …” by: Marilyn Griffin

Spring is… flowers

April Showers…

Spring is… a sunny day

children play…

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Spring is… a blue bird

songs heard…

Spring is… green grass

fishing pole cast…

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Spring is… a walk

around the block…

Spring is… swinging

geese winging…

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Spring is… warm

a thunder-storm…

Spring is… sprouts

children’s shouts…

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Spring is… tulips

Kentucky Mint Juleps…

Spring is… new

sky of blue…

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Spring is… planting

frogs chanting…

Spring is… trees

even a sneeze…

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Spring is… here

another year!

 

 

 

I had bought these Easter Candy Molds at the thrift store for 9 cents a piece…

Couldn’t pass up this deal!

Probably last year at the end of Spring…

You have to think ahead sometimes to get those good deals…

If you want an easy thing to do… this is it!

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There was a Tall Bunny and a Short Bunny… both so cute!

After washing and drying molds… I sprayed them “a little” with cooking spray to make them pop out easier…

I just used baking semi-sweet chocolate piecesmelted in the microwave

You can use the bigger squares of almond bark… if you wish…

I do want to make some white chocolate morsel ones too!…

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There was also an egg-shaped one…

I put a few sprinkles in the bottom of the molds for these…

I think I would use more next time for more color!

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I’m kinda messy… with the pouring of the chocolate into the molds…

so, I wiped with a damp napkin to remove excess…

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Place in the freezer for about 1/2 hour… and they pop right out! 

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I had used 1-1/2 bags of chips and made 20 pieces… 

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I had placed a sprinkle in the eye area before pouring chocolate… on the bunnies…

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The eggs turned out fine… but, as I said… a little more color would have pleased me more…

 

 

I asked Mel if the kids were going to do an Easter Egg Hunt?… k0516983

They are getting to be 10 and almost 13 years old…

so I was wondering if they thought they were too big!…

“Yes!”, she said…

“I thought we would… kinda refraining from a lot of candy…

but, want to have some… and they love this part of our day”…

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Since I was left with the plastic eggs from Easters at my house…

I told her, “I’ll fill what I have”…

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Don’t you just love the bright colors!…

(Filling the eggs)

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Wrapped bunnies and coins of chocolate… 

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Chocolate eggs too!…

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Added water balloons for a little fun…

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and bubbles are always good!…

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100+ eggs filled…

I think that’s enough!… 

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These little carrot ones are numbered…

which will entitle them to a bigger prize…

matching the number to some prizes (or money) that I will purchase…

Have to make it a little more enticing!…

Now… who can I get to hide them! k6051894

Finish This #63

 

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Describe a room in your home (include pictures if you wish) …

These two girls might be why I like this room

It’s MINE!… ha, ha!… along with them!

They always find me and are content to lay around or sleep

just be close I guess!

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My eclectic collage of items I like in my Louisville Cardinal Room!…

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Surround yourself with things you love and your “place” will be peaceful and relaxing!…

Photos of “my loves”… husband, sons, grandkids, daughter-in-law…

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My bulletin boardand bookcase where Jill sleeps…

“See her on the bottom shelf?”…

It’s a messy room most of the time…

and maybe a little dusty… until I re-organize and clean once a month!

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My closet full of whatever I want to save… and that could be anything!…

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Painting done by Grandkids… their arms as trees!…

and a retro clock I just liked!… and a few Cardinals I framed…

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NO door…I’m in and out of this room all of the time… so my son installed this beaded one…

Reminds me of my “hippie days”…

and the wallpaper… if you look close… says University of Louisville…

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A retro radio  sings to me at times… from country to popfitting my mood!

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My favorite coffee spot and time to myself!

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Kit Kit joined me this morning…

She eventually retrieved the frog I wipe my screen off with… and checked him out!…

Do you see why I chose “my happy space” for this assignment!

In Your Easter Bonnet

This little “Fishing Girl” had lost her fishing pole…

She was always sitting in our home where I grew up…

My daddy bought her and made her a special little shelf to sit on…

I treasure her!

I found a little twig outside on my walks in the yard and…

then I finally located this little blue glass fish to dangle from it…

She would pleased with her “catch” I think!

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I couldn’t resist this homemade little White Bunny made from a Handkerchief…

I loved the embroidery and details…

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and my last “find”… 

an Easter “Music Box”… with that Vintage Look …

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It plays “In Your Easter Bonnet”…

Enjoy Judy Garland and Fred Astaire singing their rendition from the movie “Easter Parade”…

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Irving Berlin – Easter Parade Lyrics

In your easter bonnet, with all the frills upon it,
You’ll be the grandest lady in the easter parade.
I’ll be all in clover and when they look you over,
I’ll be the proudest fellow in the easter parade.
On the avenue, fifth avenue, the photographers will snap us,
And you’ll find that you’re in the rotogravure.
Oh, I could write a sonnet about your easter bonnet,
And of the girl I’m taking to the easter parade.

 

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I have $250,000 to spend as I wish, so I purchase …

I have put off answering this “finish this link”…

because if I was given this amount of money… k0158133

I would go over and over how I would want to spend it!…

But, deep in my heart

I really would like to move to Savannah, GA…

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So, that would take about half of the money doing that!…

I would find a cozy little cottage… or a condonear the water… 88

I would sell everything I have pretty much… jptm04

I wouldn’t move anything I wasn’t greatly attached to…

I would use part of the money to hire someone to come in… pack everything… and deliver it for me… k6170784

At this point I might have all of the $250,000 spent…

But, if not… I would use some to decorate our new place…

I’m usually not stingyk4555465 or “Scrooge Like” but, at this time in my life…

I would be thinking of me and Bobby…  k23987206 … making our life as pleasant and easy for the rest of our time… k20469384

When the Grandkids came to visit… k20871504I would want to take them everywhere… and enjoy the days with them beach-cruiser-172-blue

Showing them all of the new places I have discovered in our new surroundings!… wavinggirl1

OK… You now have seen a little into my dreams k19271399 … desires… k23813193 and wishes if I had those extra dollars to spend!

 

 

My day off!…

I returned to the YMCAnot to work… but, to go to my water aerobics class…

Have missed it so much!…

and hope to be able to continue without interruptions for a while!…

I got home… and had “making some Lentil Soup” on my mind… to go along with my salad and Bobby’s sandwich…

Quick as a wink it was finished… and the remainder is simmering in my small crock pot…

I so love this easy recipe…

It really is delicious!…

and after adding all of the calories… It came to about 105 Calories per serving!…

Love it!

 

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Ingredients:

2- cans of Lentil Beans… drained…

1- can Stewed Tomatoes… blended with my blender into more of a sauce…(still had some small pieces)…

about 1- can of water… More if you desire…

1-Tablespoon Celery Flakes…Of course fresh would be lovely…

1/2 package Lipton Beefy Onion Soup Mix…(dry)…

Salt/pepper to taste…

Combine… bring to boil and enjoy… That fast!

 

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Yummy…Yummy!

Afterwards went out to swing with my Bobby…but, can’t sit still for long… until I’m walking the yard…

I am so anxious for those little signs of Spring!…

My little neighbor had planted these pretty little flowers for us to share on our property line last year…

A little flower bed for us to admire as we talk across the fence… or sit in our swing…

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The woods behind us are still brown with so much dead wood showing…

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Will be picking up later today… these limbs blown from our big trees….

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My glass birds have made it through a couple of winters now…

and I still love them as they jingle in a breeze

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The Red Birdhouse doesn’t have any dwellers as yet…

A few birds have flown around it…

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Walking around the house to sit in our glider I noticed the clear blue sky…

No leaves… just a few buds… as you can see in the photo of light red and green beginning to show…

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Tomorrow… rain and temperature dropping…

I will enjoy today!

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