Monday, October 28, 2013

So Briefly...

   Why yes, we are back online now and new posts will be forthcoming, as will be visiting your blogs. I've bloody well missed you!

   There's been a lot of work done on raised beds over the last week, (and the Great Scot will be making me a potato box too, yay!) as well as a lot of inventive cheapskatery that I'll be sharing...with a few pictures. Speaking of pictures, here's a quick pic: With autumn coming on I felt the need to create a colourful and cheerful 'Pretty Spot' in our upper hall, so I whipped up a bright cloth to put on top of a wooden cabinet which used to belong to my Dad, added some flowers and a few decorative items and voila'! Instantly smile-worthy.



   On the Mom and Pop front: Pop had his second surgery and is doing splendidly. Mom has had her second chemo session and is still experiencing no side effects, other than being thirsty afterward. She felt so well this second time that they went out to eat afterward! They've also joined a gym; go Mom and Pop! 

   Hope all of you are doing well and look forward to catching up!


31 comments:

  1. glad your folks are doing so well!

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  2. Oh Jacqueline that is such good news about your Mom and Dad and joining a gym. Go go go:)
    Love the cabinet and the cloth made me smile too. Hug B

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  3. So glad to see you back on here and I'm happy to hear about your mom and pop :)

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  4. Welcome back and glad all is well, pic too is swell

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  5. I'm so happy to see you back and hear that your parents are doing well! :)

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  6. So thankful Mom & Pop are doing so well. I love your fall décor.

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  7. Glad t0 see you here and happy to hear Mom and Pop are doing well!

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  8. Welcome back and happy to hear all are doing good. Your cabinet looks beautiful with bright color...

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  9. So happy to hear that your parents are doing well! Good to see you back!

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  10. So glad to read the positive parental report! And I love that "pretty spot."

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  11. The cabinet looks so sweet for fall. I'm glad your parents are doing well under their circumstances. Mine go to the gym too but I think my dad sees is as a social hour more than workout time!

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  12. So long it has been since I have visited. I was offline for a while too. Good to hear about your folks. Happy Autumn! Hugs from Robin.

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  13. Sounds like things are looking happy over there at your place. I'm glad to hear it!!

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  14. Lovely 'sunny' piece in your hallway! So glad to hear you Mom and Day are doing well - both improving and doing well with their treatments! Must be such a relief for you!

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  15. I so love hearing happy updates about your parents! I'm thrilled that they are doing so well :) I want to hear more about this potato box as my hubby wants to grow potatoes next year!

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  16. So glad to get an update from you. Also happy to hear about your parents. :)

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  17. When I first read this post, I thought you said he was building you a photo box. I thought, hey, I need one of those. I snorted when I reread it and it said potato box.
    Y'all take care of yourselves.

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  18. Wonderful news about your parents. Glad to see a post by you pop up. Sounds like you and the Great Scot have been busy and happy.

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  19. Oh it is nice to see you Jacqueline! and ...yup, in fact leaving in about an hour and a half for it! YES!

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  20. I think you should come decorate my house. I have zip talent at it. ZIP.

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  21. I know you must be relieved to be back online! Sounds like things are going very well in your corner of the world. :)

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  22. So happy to hear your folks are doing well -- and going to the gym! An inspiration. xo

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  23. Sounds like your parents should be an inspiration to us all! Good for them.

    Thank you for stopping in. Yes, you certainly may pin the Five Spice Pork & Apple Stirfry recipe. It is pretty tasty.

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  24. Your parents are inspiring, and so are you.
    Good to see you again, Jacqueline.
    Happy Halloween.
    xoRobyn

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  25. go mom and pop is right! yay!! and i am so jealous of your raised beds...we have big plans every year and never do it. (maybe next year) it's soo good to see you back online! we've missed you!

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  26. It's good to see you. So happy for your parents! Wonderful that they joined a gym. :)

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  27. I'm glad your computer is up and running- good news about your mom and pop too. Have a great weekend!

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  28. So nice to see you posting. Good wishes and prayers for Mom and Pop. I belong to a senior group that has gym classes and it's great. So glad I found it.

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  29. Your Mom sounds like such a trooper. Glad to hear they have joined a gym, they say sweating will help release all kinds of toxins from our bodies.... so get out there and sweat your butt off.

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  30. I'm glad your parents are doing as well as they are!

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