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Old 04-17-2019, 07:27 AM
 
Location: Western Colorado
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They sure are. I seldom remember what I have dreamed. When I do, they're pretty boring or I will sometimes dream my brother and I are together again. That's always nice because he left us way too early due to heart trouble. I always said up happy after dreaming of him.

That's nice. I usually dream I'm in green grass, trees, and around a lot of people having fun.

 
Old 04-17-2019, 11:20 AM
 
Location: ☀️ SWFL ⛱ 🌴
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Day three of digging up air potato vines and I’m still alive. I try to look only at the area around me while I’m working. I get overwhelmed if I take in the whole area. I’m finding a hoe works better than a shovel.

I saw the tail of a black racer disappear into a saw palmetto. Later, I saw he was on the other side of it, sunning himself. I went to get my phone for a pic and he was gone when I came back. I’m sure I’ll get another opportunity soon enough. My Mom had a morbid fear of snakes I never inherited. Dad used to have me watch at the end of a hedge as he used a hoe to get a snake to move out. I was the lookout, until Mom found out about it and raise holy hell.

I love being outside in the morning and find people like to stop and chat as they are walking by, or in the case of one man, he pulled his car over on the wrong side of the road to talk about clearing lots. Nice people and it gives me a break.
 
Old 04-17-2019, 11:46 AM
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Location: Middle Tennessee
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I miss the racers that we had around our yard in Florida. 21 years there and saw them often for that whole time. Once I was laying on my stomach by the pool after swimming. Dozed off and when I opened my eyes I was looking right in the eye of a racer stretched out about 18 inches from me. Guess he figured if it was a good place in the sun for me, it was good for him.
 
Old 04-17-2019, 05:04 PM
 
Location: ☀️ SWFL ⛱ 🌴
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I miss the racers that we had around our yard in Florida. 21 years there and saw them often for that whole time. Once I was laying on my stomach by the pool after swimming. Dozed off and when I opened my eyes I was looking right in the eye of a racer stretched out about 18 inches from me. Guess he figured if it was a good place in the sun for me, it was good for him.
We had a juvenile racer in our pool cage last spring before DH put screen caps on the drains that go outside. The young ones aren’t black yet and are patterned at that age, which I didn’t know at that time and was worried about what kind it was.

Our neighbors across the street saw an iguana at the back of their property last week. I’ve seen one in a local park, so knew they were in the area. The anoles don’t bother me, but iguanas... I don’t want to be surprised by one.
 
Old 04-18-2019, 05:18 AM
 
Location: Williamsburg, VA
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It's funny how the older I get the less interest I have in gardening. I enjoy reading about it, and Jean especially inspires me to want to go out and get into it. And then, somehow another day goes by and I've done anything BUT gardening, LOL. I'm seriously considering building a large rock garden in one area just so I won;t have to mess with growing things over there anymore.
 
Old 04-18-2019, 09:47 AM
 
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It does depend. I have always loved gardening, and still do. This past year, starting about August, I have had health issues and hospitalizations, and they have impacted my ability to garden. This spring it is swollen hands and a painful back. But I manage by going out for shorter intervals and that is working. For me, it also serves as a relaxation mechanism, and I enjoy getting outside by myself.

Jean, I sure do not envy you with those air potato vines! Good luck with it!

Piney Creek, there is nothing wrong with a rock garden. Rocks can be beautiful too!
 
Old 04-18-2019, 10:36 AM
 
Location: La Jolla
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We are packing up the truck and heading to the Sierras for some spring skiing for the next few days. Mammoth still has plenty of snow and I'm looking forward to some warmer weather skiing versus how cold it was when we were there in February.

Hope everyone has a great Easter weekend!
 
Old 04-18-2019, 01:31 PM
 
Location: Texas
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We are packing up the truck and heading to the Sierras for some spring skiing for the next few days. Mammoth still has plenty of snow and I'm looking forward to some warmer weather skiing versus how cold it was when we were there in February.

Hope everyone has a great Easter weekend!

Happy Easter to you too. My big excursion for the day was a haircut. BIG plans for tomorrow.... an adult Easter Egg hunt at the Senior Center.
 
Old 04-18-2019, 07:03 PM
 
Location: ☀️ SWFL ⛱ 🌴
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It does depend. I have always loved gardening, and still do. This past year, starting about August, I have had health issues and hospitalizations, and they have impacted my ability to garden. This spring it is swollen hands and a painful back. But I manage by going out for shorter intervals and that is working. For me, it also serves as a relaxation mechanism, and I enjoy getting outside by myself.

Jean, I sure do not envy you with those air potato vines! Good luck with it!

Piney Creek, there is nothing wrong with a rock garden. Rocks can be beautiful too!
I’m feeling sorry enough for myself, but appreciate the sympathy. I find it a type of meditation too, but would prefer meditating seated comfortably.

I’ve always preferred being outside and gladly traded for trimming and cutting the grass if DH would vacuum and dust inside. I am getting gardening half boots, I’m tired of sandy socks and scrubbing my feet every day in the shower, shoes aren’t cutting it out in the suburban sprawl “wild”.
 
Old 04-18-2019, 08:55 PM
 
Location: Williamsburg, VA
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Here's a little glimpse at how retirement has changed our lives. The spring for our garage door broke today. We called the repairman, and he'll be out in the morning to fix it. No big deal. I called some friends we were supposed to go hiking with, they said "No problem, we'll do it Saturday." I was supposed to take some boxes to FISH. Called my next door neighbor, who is also retired. She was happy to help out, and being retired she had the time to come over and get me and the boxes to their destination. After we got home, she and her husband came over and helped us manually lift the heavy door so we could put our garbage out and get one of the cars out. Everything else we had planned for the day was easy to rearrange. An annoyance, but not a big deal. Spending some fun time with my neighbor even added a little bit of fun to the day.

What a difference from the last time a spring broke in my garage. That was such a stressful day! Had to call a taxi since we couldn't get the cars out and I couldn't miss work that day. Lots of stress trying to figure out which one of us could stay home to meet the repair men. There weren't any neighbors home to help out. Lots of stress from my boss because I was late to work, and it also meant I had to work late. All day long there was a series of phone calls to juggle responsibilities since I had no way to drive anywhere.

Just one more little reminder that I sooooo love being retired and having neighbors who are retired.
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