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Friday, June 5, 2009

A wet morning

walk for me today. It rained the entire time I was out walking. It was kind of nice though. I wore my rain pants, slicker and with the umbrella too, I stayed nice and dry. I only saw one other person out walking their dog. All this rain we are getting sure makes everything look that much greener. This foot bridge I walk over looks pretty with the lush greenery on either side of it.
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I actually did stay home today and finished all of my cleaning. :-)
This is the ivy that Jackie and Kerry gave me when they came over last Sunday. I said I was going to hang it by the front windows in the living room but decided to put it here instead. I hope the ivy does well. I have tried ivy before but it always dies and I'm not sure why. I would appreciate any tips you might have for me.

I had some computer work to do too - bills and reconciling all the accounts. It's really a breeze and fun to do with Quicken.
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I read for a bit this afternoon and started knitting another white square for the sampler afghan. Last night I sewed the nine squares that make up a strip together and then sewed it on the other 5 strips. That makes 6 down and 5 to go.

Ken is going out with friends after work so I'll have an evening alone tonight. I am going to make a batch of Welsh Cookies and have them for my snack because I finished up my ice cream last night. I have a DVD from the library of a show called The Shield that I've never seen before and will give that a try. Then its back to knitting and reading.

Happy Friday everyone! Hope your having a good one.
Happyone :-)
Contentment comes not from great wealth,
but from few wants.

7 comments:

  1. Everything does look lush, doesn't it? Walking in the rain is so peaceful.

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  2. Another rainy day here too. I wish I could offer you some tips on growing ivy, but I don't have good luck with it either. It grows like crazy outside so I don't know why it is so hard to grow indoors.

    Enjoy your cookies.

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  3. Rain certainly makes things lush and green. It's a very nice change after the two years of drought we've had here.
    I enjoy using Quicken also.

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  4. It has been so very very warm here... lots of sunshine for the past 2 weeks. Not such a good thing for our wonderful forests as fires already have been breaking out but today, clouds have rolled in and some light rains have started up. I hope it will be some relief for the mountains.

    I have had always a brown thumb for ivy plants as well. I hope you have good success with this one.

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  5. Thanks for the visit last week. I keep trying to make a post but can't seem to come up with anything.

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  6. Ivy likes low light, indirect with lots of moisture. If you look it up online, you will get two opposing instructions, I found that funny. I have mine in my shower window and it is doing beautiful!

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  7. Thanks Pam for the ivy pointers. It is in indirect light now and I'll make sure it gets lots of water.

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