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Saturday, December 24, 2016

From Our Home To Yours.

Well guys, it’s that time of year again…another year is almost at a close and for many of us, it is a sentimental time.   We think of those we know and love, we get in touch with friends and family and if you are like our family, you think of those less fortunate than you, with generosity.   I just wanted to take a moment to extend warm wishes from our family to yours for a safe and very Merry Christmas!  
Before I let you run off to your Christmas Celebrations, I wanted to share with you, a little something.   A few years ago I came across this poem that was written by Helen Steiner Rice,  and it is just so very fitting, that I am going to share it with you again.  
Enjoy.

 

I have a list of folks I know, all written in a book
And every year when Christmas comes, I go and take a look,
And that is when I realize that these names are a part
Not of the book they are written in, but really f my heart
For each name stands for someone who has crossed my path sometime,
And in the meeting they've become the rhythm in each rhyme
And while it sounds fantastic for me to make this claim,
I really feel that I'm composed of each remembered name
And while you may not be aware of any special link
Just meeting you has changed my life a lot more than you think
For once I've met somebody, the years cannot erase
The memory of a pleasant word or of a friendly face
So never think my Christmas cards are just a mere routine
Of names upon a Christmas list, forgotten in between,
For when I send a Christmas card that is addressed to you,
It is because you're on the list that I'm indebted to
For I am but a total of the many folks I've met,
And you happen to be one of those I prefer not to forget
And whether I have known you for many years or few,
In some ways you have a part in shaping things I do
And every year when Christmas comes, I realize anew,
The best gifts life can offer is meeting folks like you.
And may the spirit of Christmas that forever endures
Leave its richest blessings in the hearts of you and yours.


It seems that this is a year of learning for us all…and Cowboy and I are NO exception to this rule.   This year we learned that no matter how busy our lives are with work and everything else….to NEVER wait until the week before Christmas to shop for gifts for the ones on our list!  Never again…lol…and I don’t think I need to explain why.  Smile
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Until Next Time…Merry Christmas!

*)*)*)… I'd rather be rejected for being who I am than accepted for being someone I'm not.  At least I don't have to keep track of my act...I can just be me!  Can you? When one does just a little too much to convince, the truth REALLY shines through.   Just Sayin’   
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Wednesday, December 23, 2015

A Christmas Poem

by Helen Steiner Rice

I have a list of folks I know, all written in a book
And every year when Christmas comes, I go and take a look,
And that is when I realize that these names are a part
Not of the book they are written in, but really f my heart

For each name stands for someone who has crossed my path sometime,
And in the meeting they've become the rhythm in each rhyme
And while it sounds fantastic for me to make this claim,
I really feel that I'm composed of each remembered name

And while you may not be aware of any special link
Just meeting you has changed my life a lot more than you think
For once I've met somebody, the years cannot erase
The memory of a pleasant word or of a friendly face

So never think my Christmas cards are just a mere routine
Of names upon a Christmas list, forgotten in between,
For when I send a Christmas card that is addressed to you,
It is because you're on the list that I'm indebted to

For I am but a total of the many folks I've met,
And you happen to be one of those I prefer not to forget
And whether I have known you for many years or few,
In some ways you have a part in shaping things I do

And every year when Christmas comes, I realize anew,
The best gifts life can offer is meeting folks like you.
And may the spirit of Christmas that forever endures
Leave its richest blessings in the hearts of you and yours



Sunday, June 1, 2014

JUST SAYIN’

I could not have said it better myself!
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It is not a race… and no matter how many of you follow me…I appreciate you all the same.
Just Sayin’!

Again...if you follow me...and I am not following you yet..let me know...and I will rush right over there and follow you too!

Until Next Time....Happy Following!!


*)*)*)..."I haven't stopped looking for the good in people. I've just accepted the fact that I'm not always going to find it."
-Patti LaBelle

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Thursday, January 16, 2014

Fertilizer Friday/ Flaunt Your Flowers Jan 17/14

 Welcome!!!   Today is the first Fertilizer Friday party of 2014!!!!   Isn't that exciting!?   

 Friday is a BIG day for us here at Tootsie Time…(ok, just me really…there is no one else here…lol)  It’s a big deal because it means it’s PARTY TIME!!!!
Fertilizer Friday is the day of the week than an ELITE group of gardeners from all around the world get together, snap photos, link up and Flaunt Their Flowers!!!
If you are new to Tootsie Time and Fertilizer Friday, I just know you are asking yourself…”How do I join?”

Well…it’s easy really. Here’s all you need to know to become a part of this great group of gardeners, bloggers and friends:

If it is spring or summer where you live, you need to snap a few photos of what you have growing, blooming or just love to look at that is of the plant variety…if it is winter where you live, you may post past favorite photos…or indoor plants…whatever you like.
The only criteria is that it is a plant or something growing!
You do not need to use fertilizer to participate in this party, but if you do, this is the reminder to fertilize weekly!
All I ask is that: Your post must include the logo above and/or a link to Tootsie Time, or the linky will be deleted
I would like to invite each and every one of you to join in and share your photos...


This week I am celebrating EVERYONES birthday, by sharing this cute little thing I found while looking online for interesting and new flowers to plant in my yard this coming spring!  I decided that today was as good as any to share it...It isn't my flowers, but I haven't any to share...it is winter here!   So...I am sharing each month in flowers. 

Traditional Birthday Flower Guide.
You have all heard of birth stones...and you have all heard of the traditional gift list....but have you heard of the traditional birthday flower guide? If you have not....today is your lucky day!
I found this online at a site called homestead garden.

Since it IS January...and we have a full year of birthday's to be ready for, I thought maybe everyone would enjoy seeing what the flower is for your birth month.

In Gem stones, I am an emerald...and in flowers I am a Lily of the Valley...(darn!  I wanted a better flower than that!  lol)    What are you?


January--Carnation

February--Violet
March--Jonquil
April--Sweet Pea or Daisy
May--Lily of the Valley
June--Rose

July--Larkspur
August--Gladiolus

September--Aster

October--Calendula

November--Chrysanthemum
December--Narcissus
I hope you enjoyed seeing which one you are! (at least no one is a Dandelion)


Until Next Time....Happy Celebrating (if it's your birthday!) :)

*)*)*)... Its not what you say, But how you say it..The tone of your words affect more than the words itself..


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Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Welcome 2014!

Well friends, a new year is upon us, and it is cold cold cold here in Alberta Canada.   We have had freezing rains, frigidly cold weather and snow snow snow!  Myself…I am desperate for spring to come, as the winter months seem to drag on at a snail’s pace.  I want warm winds, spring rain and SUNSHINE!

I hope you all had a wonderful holiday season, and sent 2013 packing with a smile.   I wish for you all a great year to come, filled with all the good things life can offer, including love, good health and prosperity. 

In spite of the bitter weather…2014 has come in with a smile for me.   I am in a good place in my life right now…busy, peaceful and happier than I thought I would ever be.   It feels good to be here…as you all know, there was a time that if anyone had told me that I would be even a fraction of this  happy 2 years ago, I would have told you that you were insane! 

I have taken on a few new challenges this year, and I have been busy as a bee learning some new skills, and planning future projects…all of which I do plan to share with you all as soon as I can!    I plan to finish sharing the 108 year old house project (as I go along…and reveal a few changes I have been making inside my own house now.  I can’t hardly wait to get things finished up and share them!   It seems to take a lot longer to finish a project since I moved from the city to this little rural community.   If I don’t have the things I need to complete a project, the chances are pretty good that I will have to wait until I take a little road trip to a larger center to find what I need!   Be patient with me…I am working as fast as I can!  Smile

Our holiday break is almost over…Fertilizer Friday will resume it’s regular postings next week…  The post will be up in the early evening of January 16th!!!   I hope to see you all there with bells on!!!   I can’t wait to see what you all have to share from your greenhouses and gardens…

I have been snooping around in my seed catalogs at all the glorious flowers and plants that will inspire me to get planting the spring crop of annuals in the greenhouse.   Oh how I do love a little dirt therapy any time I can get it!  

I have also been looking back at some past posts during our little break…and have made the decision to bring back a little thing that I used to do WAY back when Tootsie Time was young…The Q&A posts!   You guys remember them don’t you???   Those were the posts in which I did my best to answer questions that you all sent to me.   I really enjoyed those posts…and can’t wait to get started on another one or two!

So…What do you want to know?  Let me know!!!   You can send me your questions via my email…or you can simply pop them into the comments box at the end of this post…I moderate all comments, so they will not be published until AFTER I put up the post to answer! Smile 

So….WELCOME 2014!!!   This is going to be an exciting year for us all…and I am just so excited to be able to share it all post by post with all of you….and equally excited to visit your pages and celebrate all of your lives too!
Enjoy the last week of our holiday break kids…we are about to get our Tootsie On very soon!

Until Next Time…Happy New Year!

*)*)*)…Paradise is wherever you are happiest...

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Sunday, June 30, 2013

YOU REAP WHAT YOU SOW


Before I share a little story with you all today…I just want to say:
Happy Canada Day!!!! to all of my Canadian friends and followers…We are a proud Country…a strong people and I am so glad I live here!
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As we attend the Festivities of Canada Day, there are bound to be crowds of people, of all walks of life.  I ask you to keep in mind the following story as you head out to celebrate.

You Reap What You Sow

“Good morning”  said a woman as she walked up to the man sitting on the ground.

The man slowly looked up.
This was a woman clearly accustomed to the finer things of life. Her coat was new.. She looked like she had never missed a meal in her life.

His first thought was that she wanted to make fun of him, like so many others had done before.. "Leave me alone," he growled....

To his amazement, the woman continued standing.
She was smiling -- her even white teeth displayed in dazzling rows. "Are you hungry?" she asked.
"No," he answered sarcastically. "I've just come from dining with the president. Now go away."

The woman's smile became even broader. Suddenly the man felt a gentle hand under his arm.

"What are you doing, lady?" the man asked angrily. "I said to leave me alone.

Just then a policeman came up. "Is there any problem, ma'am?" he asked..

"No problem here, officer," the woman answered. "I'm just trying to get this man to his feet. Will you help me?"

The officer scratched his head. "That's old Jack. He's been a fixture around here for a couple of years. What do you want with him?"

"See that cafeteria over there?" she asked. "I'm going to get him something to eat and get him out of the cold for awhile."

"Are you crazy, lady?" the homeless man resisted. "I don't want to go in there!" Then he felt strong hands grab his other arm and lift him up. "Let me go, officer. I didn't do anything."

"This is a good deal for you, Jack" the officer answered. "Don't blow it.."

Finally, and with some difficulty, the woman and the police officer got Jack into the cafeteria and sat him at a table in a remote corner. It was the middle of the morning, so most of the breakfast crowd had already left and the lunch bunch had not yet arrived...

The manager strode across the cafeteria and stood by his table. "What's going on here, officer?" he asked. "What is all this, is this man in trouble?"

"This lady brought this man in here to be fed," the policeman answered.

"Not in here!" the manager replied angrily. "Having a person like that here is bad for business.."
Old Jack smiled a toothless grin. "See, lady. I told you so. Now if you'll let me go. I didn't want to come here in the first place."
The woman turned to the cafeteria manager and smiled....... "Sir, are you familiar with Eddy and Associates, the banking firm down the street?"

"Of course I am," the manager answered impatiently. "They hold their weekly meetings in one of my banquet rooms."

"And do you make a godly amount of money providing food at these weekly meetings?"
"What business is that of yours?"

I, sir, am Penelope Eddy, president and CEO of the company."
"Oh."

The woman smiled again. "I thought that might make a difference." She glanced at the cop who was busy stifling a giggle. "Would you like to join us in a cup of coffee and a meal, officer?"

"No thanks, ma'am," the officer replied. "I'm on duty."
"Then, perhaps, a cup of coffee to go?"

"Yes, ma’am. That would be very nice."

The cafeteria manager turned on his heel, "I'll get your coffee for you right away, officer."

The officer watched him walk away. "You certainly put him in his place," he said.
"That was not my intent. Believe it or not, I have a reason for all this."
She sat down at the table across from her amazed dinner guest. She stared at him intently.. "Jack, do you remember me?"

Old Jack searched her face with his old, rheumy eyes. "I think so -- I mean you do look familiar."

"I'm a little older perhaps," she said. "Maybe I've even filled out more than in my younger days when you worked here, and I came through that very door, cold and hungry."

"Ma'am?" the officer said questioningly. He couldn't believe that such a magnificently turned out woman could ever have been hungry.

"I was just out of college," the woman began. "I had come to the city looking for a job, but I couldn't find anything. Finally I was down to my last few cents and had been kicked out of my apartment. I walked the streets for days. It was February and I was cold and nearly starving. I saw this place and walked in on the off chance that I could get something to eat."

Jack lit up with a smile. "Now I remember," he said.. "I was behind the serving counter. You came up and asked me if you could work for something to eat. I said that it was against company policy."

"I know," the woman continued. "Then you made me the biggest roast beef sandwich that I had ever seen, gave me a cup of coffee, and told me to go over to a corner table and enjoy it. I was afraid that you would get into trouble... Then, when I looked over and saw you put the price of my food in the cash register, I knew then that everything would be all right."

"So you started your own business?" Old Jack said.

"I got a job that very afternoon. I worked my way up. Eventually I started my own business that, with the help of God, prospered." She opened her purse and pulled out a business card.. "When you are finished here, I want you to pay a visit to a Mr. Lyons...He's the personnel director of my company. I'll go talk to him now and I'm certain he'll find something for you to do around the office." She smiled. "I think he might even find the funds to give you a little advance so that you can buy some clothes and get a place to live until you get on your feet... If you ever need anything, my door is always opened to you."
There were tears in the old man's eyes. "How can I ever thank you?" he said.
"Don't thank me," the woman answered. "To God goes the glory. Thank Jesus...... He led me to you."

Outside the cafeteria, the officer and the woman paused at the entrance before going their separate ways...

"Thank you for all your help, officer," she said.

"On the contrary, Ms. Eddy," he answered. "Thank you. I saw a miracle today, something that I will never forget. And.. And thank you for the coffee."

God is going to shift things around for you today and let things work in your favor.
God closes doors no man can open & God opens doors no man can close…

I received this story in an email from a good friend…and it touched me enough to share with you all.  I have got a few friends who are having a difficult time for one reason or another right now…and I think this story is fitting for each of them to read.

Without any more delay…I wish you all a HAPPY CANADA DAY!!!   Be Safe Friends!

Until Next Time…Happy Celebrating!

*)*)*)   Happy endings in life are not just handed-out...You have to fight for them, earn them..and only with bruised hearts, torn souls, and sacrifices are they won...

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Thursday, July 12, 2012

Fertilizer Friday/ Flaunt Your Flowers July 13/12

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HAPPY FRIDAY AGAIN!!!! Welcome to the party!

Friday is a BIG day for us here at Tootsie Time…(ok, just me…there is no one else here…lol) It’s a big deal because it means it’s PARTY TIME!!!! Fertilizer Friday is the day of the week than an ELITE group of gardeners from all around the world get together, snap photos, link up and Flaunt Their Flowers!!!
If you are new to Tootsie Time and Fertilizer Friday, I just know you are asking yourself…”How do I join?”
Well…it’s easy really. Here’s all you need to know to become a part of this great group of gardeners, bloggers and friends:
If it is spring or summer where you live, you need to snap a few photos of what you have growing, blooming or just love to look at that is of the plant variety…if it is winter where you live, you may post past favorite photos…or indoor plants…whatever you like. The only criteria is that it is a plant or something growing! You do not need to use fertilizer to participate in this party, but if you do, this is the reminder to fertilize weekly! All I ask is that: Your post must include the logo above and/or a link to Tootsie Time, or the linky will be deleted.
So....I would like to invite each and every one of you to join in and share your photos...

I am still out and about on Vacation!!! Until I get home, I am going to leave the flower flaunting to you guys! I will, however share a special “weed." I have been growing this particular variety now for about 13 years.

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This particular weed goes by the pet name “Duch” or “Duchy” (pronounced DOOCH….or DOOCHIE) …(as he’s called around home)

On July 10 1999, I became a mom for the first time. HAPPY BIRTHDAY BUD!!! YOU ARE OFFICIALLY A TEENAGER!!! (UGH…I don’t like the sound of that…ha ha)

My Bud has been the love of my life since the first moment I saw him! I am so proud of all that he has done and at what a great kid he has been. (mostly…ha ha)

I am lucky that he is usually around to give me a hand whenever I am desperate enough to ask…and hugs when I need them. He is a good kid…smart, athletic and best of all he’s mine!

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He has grown up so fast!!! Like a WEED!

I hope your birthday was wonderful! I can’t wait for you to come home and have a celebration with me! Arizona is nice…but mom’s place is HOME.

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I am sure he has that look on his face right now as he reads this sappy stuff!

Love you Baby!!! xoxo

I also want to wish the two crazy “gnome-rs” my mom and dad…(a.k.a Grampie and Grammie)…

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…Happy Anniversary!!! Without you…neither Me or my Bud would exist! We love you loads…and are lucky to have you! Did you find the gnome I put in your yard to celebrate the 11th of July…Your special day!

It is pretty bad when this is the only photo I have of you guys standing together …taken while I was laying under a shrub across the street, watching you discover all the gnomes I had hidden in your yard! ha ha! Love you guys!

ok…there is this one too…

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Maybe some up to date family photos are in order here???? Perhaps some that include all of us with smiles??? At least one where Grammie isn't making a face would be fabulous! ha ha! uh huh…that is me in the photo with them!

This brings us to the end of my slightly unusual flaunt for this week. Now it is your turn…bring it on! (keep in mind, I will be away from my computer…and that I moderate all my comments, so with that being said, be patient with me…I will do my best to get online and publish what comments you leave as often as possible…but I will more than likely not be around to drool over your flaunts until I get home.)

What are you waiting for??? Get flaunting!

Wishing all of you hugs, smiles, and safe and happy weekend plans! Thank you all so much for dropping in today, and to those that faithfully link in to this party…and who are patient while waiting for me to finally visit you…THANK YOU!

Until Next Time….Happy Gardening!

*)*)*) to my three special winks….If being crazy means living life as if it matters, then I don’t mind being completely insane.
~April Wheeler

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Sunday, July 1, 2012

I AM…

Coming to you often from a location in Alberta Canada!!!

It’s CANADA DAY!!!

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Happy Canada Day to all my fellow Canadians!

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Happy upcoming July 4th to all the Americans out there!

See you soon with a little peek at a project!

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Until Next Time….Happy Canada Day!

*)*)*)…to my special three…Trust is something earned not a privilege. Never take a second chance for granted

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Wednesday, June 27, 2012

The Plucking Story

For a long time now, I have been going through some difficult things in my life. I have leaned on some of the strongest and kindest people to get through all of it. Those people know who they are, and know how much I appreciate them all…I am forever grateful to all who have offered me such comfort. I found much comfort from many of you online, and from a few true friends that live here. It was sometimes easier to share with my online friends, because they were non threatening...non judgmental and they were offering an unconditional comfort simply because they cared. I thank you all who have such beautiful hearts. It is now my turn to offer some unconditional love.

It has come to my attention that there are a few of my favorite people going through similar difficult times, and I wanted to share a story that gave me comfort when I needed it. It was told to me by a lady from victim services one day when I was in the deepest depths of my despair…and I have thought about it a lot ever since. Often during my darkest hours this story would somehow comfort me and make me feel like there was hope.

Ladies…this one is for you…I hope it stays with you…and reminds you that you are never alone…ever…and that this is just a stop on the way to a beautiful transformation for you.

"Life is ten percent what happens to you and ninety percent how you respond to it." ~ Lou Holtz

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She arrived into his life a brilliant bird with crimson feathers. She delighted him, intrigued and amazed him. Soon, he asked if he may pluck just one feather, and she let him. But then as they grew to know each other longer, he plucked another one and then another and another. As the days of courting ceased, he took the liberty to pluck a few more, this time without asking.

Gradually, he was taking her feathers when she was not looking, until she noticed one day that patches of her body were just about bare! But, there were still lots of feathers left she realized…and she was relieved.

As the days wore on, he found her less and less radiant. Splotches of white skin were showing here and there, peeking out trough her few remaining soft scarlet feathers. He still continued the plucking of these feathers late late at night when she was defenseless and tired …or at weak moments when she needed him most.

One morning, after he had gone, she looked at herself in the full length mirror (something she has become increasingly reluctant to do these days) and saw that she was completely bare. Not a feather left. Nothing. She was a bald, pale, naked, embarrassed bird. She did not even look like a bird anymore at all.

“I wonder what he has done with all of my feathers…” she said to herself. “He must surely have wanted them for something.”

As the day wore on, she looked around the house. She found a couple of her beautiful crimson feathers in the ashtray under the butts and ashes. There were a few amongst the dust and lint behind the television. He had been using one to apply glue and it was caked and dried on the table beside his model airplanes. A bunch of her feathers had been used to wipe up paint and were wedged into a corner on dirty newspapers…and downstairs, she found a whole pile of them that had been stuffed along with old worn socks and broken shoes into a big plastic garbage bag.

“My lovely crimson feathers!” she thought, shivering and nude in the cold.

He called her later that day to tell her he didn’t need her anymore, so she went off alone to try to recuperate and wait for her feathers to grow back. It was not easy for her… she was afraid, broken and alone. It took a long long time…it ALWAYS did.

The little bird went off alone to think about what she needed and wanted to do to begin healing and regaining her feathers back. The little bird realized that she could not do it alone, and that she needed to talk.

She sought out a group of other birds, that had the same number of feathers as she did….NONE. There, in that group of birds, the little bird felt protected and safe. She had found a haven where she could begin to grow new feathers. These beautiful new feathers were bigger and stronger than before. Still alone and frightened, the little bird began to take piece by piece, the nurturing from her new found flock. She found the hope and strength to keep on working on healing herself. She struggled each day with reminding herself that it was possible to get the feathers back and that it was not her fault that she had lost them in the first place.

Within the group, the little bird learned not to blame herself. She began to get stronger as a result of her experiences within the group. Every day, she took a little time to love herself. When she needed to, the little bird called on the strength and support of the group. Day by day, the little bird found herself getting healthier and stronger.

As her feathers started growing back, she began to notice the brilliant colors of her feathers and she began to notice the beauty within herself. What she noticed most about her feathers was that they were equally as beautiful as they had been in the past, but that they were stronger and they were un-pluckable.

Her feathers were warmer and they protected the little bird when she needed to be protected from others. Then the day came that the little bird realized she had enough feathers and that she could choose to give some away…but only to fellow givers.

The little bird chose to never associate with takers again. Now that she had her lovely strong feathers, she decided that it was time for her to spread her wings and fly….AGAIN.

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I do hope you enjoyed my little story today…and to those who needed to hear it…I hope it helps. I am sending you each a great big hug…and reminding you that there is always a friend right here, if you should need one. You know who you are!

Until next time….love ya!!

*)*)*) to my special three: ”… never EVER play head games with someone more prepared than you are, and "Don't ever start a fire you can't put out." -anonymous

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Thursday, May 10, 2012

Fertilizer Friday/ Flaunt Your Flowers May 11/12

THIS FRIDAY IS A VERY SPECIAL FRIDAY!!! DO YOU KNOW WHAT DAY IT IS????? keep reading …you will soon find out!

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HAPPY FRIDAY AGAIN!!!! I am SO glad to see you!
Friday is a BIG day for us here at Tootsie Time…(ok, just me…there is no one else here…lol) It’s a big deal because it means it’s PARTY TIME!!!! Fertilizer Friday is the day of the week than an ELITE group of gardeners from all around the world get together, snap photos, link up and Flaunt Their Flowers!!!
If you are new to Tootsie Time and Fertilizer Friday, I just know you are asking yourself…”How do I join?”
Well…it’s easy really. Here’s all you need to know to become a part of this great group of gardeners, bloggers and friends:
If it is spring or summer where you live, you need to snap a few photos of what you have growing, blooming or just love to look at that is of the plant variety…if it is winter where you live, you may post past favorite photos…or indoor plants…whatever you like.
The only criteria is that it is a plant or something growing! You do not need to use fertilizer to participate in this party, but if you do, this is the reminder to fertilize weekly! All I ask is that: Your post must include the logo above and/or a link to Tootsie Time, or the linky will be deleted.
So....I would like to invite each and every one of you to join in and share your photos...

I am not flaunting this week…I have something a little bit different planned for you today. I am so happy to share this Friday Post with you all …as it is a VERY special post for a VERY special Weekend! Not only is it time for the Friday Flaunt…and it IS Mother’s Day this weekend…BUT….

This Saturday Tootsie turns another year older…and Tootsie Time Turns 4!!!! Happy birthday to Tootsie Time!!!

Today is special for a couple of reasons....the first is that it is my birthday today. I am now celebrating my 41st year of life. ugh
The second...TOOTSIE TIME IS 4 YEARS OLD TODAY!!!

Yes...Tootsie Time is 4!

I have had such a wonderful time with this whole blog adventure...and for three years I have been typing away every chance I get to visit and to post. I hate that life is so busy that I don’t get to visit you all as often as I would like to, but soon…I will have a routine going on, and life will settle down a lot…and I WILL be there to return all the visits I have missed returning in the last while.

Four years ago today, (May 12 2008) I started Tootsie Time as a birthday gift to myself. Four years ago…I was a sad, scared girl, who loved to garden, and share the blooms of my labors with my online family. You all have walked a long difficult journey with me, through hell and back…to take me to where I am today….and for that I would like to say THANK YOU !!!

When I first started Tootsie Time, I began to slowly write, and was so thrilled when I had a whole 20 followers...today...I have over 850 precious followers! I had no idea when I began that this was going to be so much fun and so very rewarding.

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Me when I started Tootsie Time

My life has changed dramatically over the past three years…for the better…I never dreamed I could be the person I am today! I am proud of who I have become…and of the happiness I have been blessed to find!

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When I think about how much this little adventure has given to me I get a lump in my throat. What began as something to distract me from some upsetting issues in my life, has become a hobby that gives me more than I had ever imagined.

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Many of you have been my shoulders to lean on during the most difficult times of my life. Without all the love and support from my online family, I would surely have given up. My friends and family are very important to me…online and off.

Thank you for all of the inspirations, motivations, hugs, and support, good times, giggles and tears that we all have shared. I love that many of you have offered me an unconditional friendship that extends many many miles. I have enjoyed telephone visits, letters and gifts…I just simply have enjoyed all of you!

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Blogging is a great way to express ourselves, connect with friends all over the world, and learn about the differences we all have. Without each of you, I would not have become the person I am today! My life has changed dramatically over the past three years…for the better…I never dreamed I could be the person I am now!

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I am proud of who I have become…and of the happiness I have been blessed to find! The followers I have are more than just friends...they have become family to me. I am a very lucky girl!

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Here's to another year of fun, posting, and growing… with you all!

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Thanks for following, commenting and sharing with me… for being patient when I don’t make it around…and mostly for being my friends!

now…get busy…its not YOUR birthday…you don’t get a weekend off!!! I wanna see you flaunt!!! lol

See you all right back here on Sunday morning for a special tribute to Mother’s day!

Until Next time….¸♬´¯`♬Happy ¸♬´¯`♬Blogging!¸♬´¯`♬

*)*)*)Forgiveness and love, cannot be earned, deserved, bought, sold, won, or forced. They are a gift and should never be taken for granted or expected. Only accepted. if you are lucky enough to get a second chance…well you know what I mean!

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Friday, December 23, 2011

DID YOU KNOW???

Did you know tht the chopping down of the Christmas Tree represents the death of Christ and putting it back up again represents the resurrection of Christ?
Did you know tht the wreaths we hang are never ending circles, that represents eternity?
Candy canes were made to look like sheperd hooks and the colors red, Jesus's blood, white, purity?
The gifts represents the gifts the wise men brought for Jesus?
Sooooo....when you are running around trying to get the "perfect gift", stop yourself, take a deep breath and remember we have been given the perfect gift. Jesus Christ was given to us to remove all of our sins.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU JESUS!!!!
Until Next Time......MERRY CHRISTMAS TO YOU ALL!!!
*)*)*) to my special three...I know you are loving my posts...and Itruely so pray that this Christmas will bring to your heart a softness that has been missing. Letting go of all the self loathing that causes you to abuse those who you should admire, love and appreciate. And to ONE of you in particular....if your nasty comments continue...your Christmas gift from me will in fact be a restraining order wrapped up in police charges!! HUGS!

Thursday, December 22, 2011

…For My Followers! (and a Fertilizer Friday Announcement)

I am so happy you stopped by!
I want to wish you all a very Merry Christmas! Due to the Holidays being so very close, I have decided to forfeit our weekly flaunt until Jauary 6, 1012. Fertilizer Friday is getting a teensy little break!
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This is a very busy time of year for everyone, and with friends and family gathering together…time is of the essence!!!
(¯`•._) MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!(¯`•._)
I wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
(¯`•._)HAPPY NEW YEAR!! (¯`•._)
I found this little poem online, and thought I would share it all with you today. It is my “card” to everyone this year, as, I DID write out all the beautiful cards, addressed all of the envelopes, and even added postage to most of them. I then proceeded to pack them into a box…and have NO idea where that box is!!! Therefore…you will not receive a Christmas card from me this year….No one will…but maybe…with any luck…I will locate those cards …and you will be getting TWO cards from me next year! haha!
The poem reads:

A Christmas Poem

by Helen Steiner Rice

I have a list of folks I know, all written in a book
And every year when Christmas comes, I go and take a look,
And that is when I realize that these names are a part
Not of the book they are written in, but really f my heart
For each name stands for someone who has crossed my path sometime,
And in the meeting they've become the rhythm in each rhyme
And while it sounds fantastic for me to make this claim,
I really feel that I'm composed of each remembered name
And while you may not be aware of any special link
Just meeting you has changed my life a lot more than you think
For once I've met somebody, the years cannot erase
The memory of a pleasant word or of a friendly face
So never think my Christmas cards are just a mere routine
Of names upon a Christmas list, forgotten in between,
For when I send a Christmas card that is addressed to you,
It is because you're on the list that I'm indebted to
For I am but a total of the many folks I've met,
And you happen to be one of those I prefer not to forget
And whether I have known you for many years or few,
In some ways you have a part in shaping things I do
And every year when Christmas comes, I realize anew,
The best gifts life can offer is meeting folks like you.
And may the spirit of Christmas that forever endures
Leave its richest blessings in the hearts of you and yours.

I will be back very soon with more of my renovation posts!!! Thanks for stopping in today, and for the comments filled with wonderful feedback!
Until Next Time…Happy Holidays!!!
*)*)*) to my three winks: Love me or hate me, both are in my favor..If you love me, I'll always be in your heart..If you hate me, I'll always be in your mind ~Shakespeare~ I wish you all that you so richly deserve for 2012... hugs!

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Wednesday, December 7, 2011

A How-To… And a Smile!

Hey all!!! I got this in an email today and thought I’d share it with you. As I read this email I was very serious and concern was growing for my friend… This is what she wrote me:

“My dear friends, Somewhat embarrassing to admit, I'm not getting an annual bonus and Christmas is tight this year. I will be making bedroom slippers for you all as gifts.

Please let me know your sizes. You'll most likely agree that it's a splendid idea, and should you wish to do the same, I've included the instructions below.

How to make bedroom slippers out of maxi pads:

You need four maxi pads to make a pair.

Two of them get laid out flat, for the foot part.

The other two wrap around the toe area to form the top.

Tape or glue each side of the top pieces to the bottom of the foot part.

Decorate the tops with whatever you desire, silk flowers (this is most aesthetically appealing), etc.

These slippers are:

* Soft and Hygienic

* Non-slip grip strips on the soles

* Built in deodorant feature keeps feet smelling fresh

* No more bending over to mop up spills

* Disposable and biodegradable

* Environmentally safe

* Three convenient sizes:

(1.) Regular, (2.) Light and (3.) Get out the Sand Bags.

I've attached a photo of the first pair I made so that you can see the nifty slippers for yourself.

... Awaiting your response. It's crucial that I get the right size for each one of you.”

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….as you may have figured out…she is just as silly as I am! I loved this little home made joke and thought you might get a kick out of it too!!!

hee hee!!!!!!!!

Until next time…Happy (ahem) ‘crafting’

*)*)*) to my three winks…I am strong because I know my weaknesses. I'm alive because I'm a fighter.I am wise because I've been foolish. I laugh because I've known sadness.

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Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Check Out These Tips!

SOMETHING FOR YOU TO KNOW
& THEN PASS IT ON

I got this in an email today…and considering how many of us have ant issues…I thought I’d post it…I like all the other great tips in here too! Check them out!


Ant Problem:

Ants hate cucumbers.
Keep the skin of cucumbers near the place or ant hole.



To get pure and clean ice :

Boil water first before freezing.
To make the mirror shine:
Clean with sprit
e



To remove chewing gum from clothes:

Keep the cloth in the freezer for an hour.


To whiten white clothes:

Soak white clothes in hot water with a slice of lemon for 10 minutes


To give a shine to hair :
Add one teaspoon of vinegar to hair, then wash hair.


To get maximum juice out of lemons :

Soak lemons in hot water for one hour, and then juice them.



To avoid smell of cabbage while cooking:

Keep a piece of bread on the cabbage in the vessel while cooking.


To avoid tears while cutting onions:

Chew gum.


To boil potatoes quickly:
Skin one potato from one side only before boiling.


To remove ink from clothes :
Put toothpaste on the ink spots generously and let it dry completely,
then wash.


To skin sweet potatoes quickly :
Soak in cold water immediately after boiling.



To get rid of m

ice or rats :

sprinkle black pepper in places where you find mice or rats.
They will run away.



Chinese Proverb:
'When someone shares something of value with you and you

benefit from it,
You have a obligation to share it with others.'

So..., pass it on!

I have managed to inflame my injured arm, and cannot spend much time doing anything with it as it has been super painful. (not sure why, but it is super duper sore!)

I will be back with bells on in a couple days. Just giving the old gal a little break when I can. lol (grammie…you can stop laughing any time now!)

I will see you all here for Fertilizer Friday…if not before!

Hugs!!!

*)*)*)…I wish I had as much talent for Drama as you three do…WOW…but…alas I don’t…so I will just sit back and watch the show! Lucky me it’s interactive hey??? ROFLMAO! MWUAH!

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Wednesday, April 6, 2011

A Sad Ending.

I took a little trip last weekend to visit my parents. They live in a small town in Alberta. Not more than a few blocks from their cute little house is an old greenhouse. It has been there at least 35 years.
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This greenhouse was the labor of love for a lady named June Leece. She worked her little fingers to the bone to create, run, and maintain this place. She lived in a little house right next door. I can imagine how much she must have enjoyed it! What I would not give for a double dome greenhouse this size!
One lonely day several years ago, June went to her greenhouse to do her gardening, and had a massive heart attack. She passed away amongst the plants in her greenhouse.
Her children, having no interest in the greenhouse business, returned to this place only long enough to close it down, and it sits abandoned since. It was for sale for a while, but no one wanted to venture into the greenhouse business.
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I remember as a teenager, driving past and thinking that this place looked so inviting to me…never knowing that I one day would long to have a place like it. A couple of years ago, I once again was drawn to this place. I was distressed at how run down it looked…and almost angry that anyone would let it go so far down hill. It has been on my mind off and on ever since…and I have been just dying to go inside and look around.
One day last summer I decided to take a little venture across the alley to peek inside. I bugged my Dad to find out who the current owner is, so that I could have permission to enter. It appears that someone has been slowly tearing down the back offices and out-buildings…and I just wanted a little look before it was gone forever.
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Wainwright Alberta is a small town, and it wasn’t hard for my Dad to track down the owner of this place. He got permission not only for me to go inside…but to take whatever I wanted from the greenhouse, yard, anything!
I was so excited…that I drove like a maniac to get there…and could hardly wait to get my chance to go inside. I remembered what I had seen through the windows last summer, and was interested in getting an up close look at the behind the scenes view of a real commercial greenhouse. I have been in many a greenhouse… but never been one on one like I was this weekend. I never expected it to affect me quite the way it did either.
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The next day came, and I was ready to go! I got all ready, grabbed Grammie and away we went…my son in tow. The snow was deep…(and Grammies legs are short) so we went to the front doors only to see that the second of the two domes was starting to fall…
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It just looks so darned sad! I get a lump in my throat just looking at it!
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This is the side view of the first of the two domes. This is the one we went into first.
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It is all cleaned out…except for a little garbage…a lot of wool blankets, and some junk. All that is left of the actual business in this dome was the staging, the heating/water pipes…and the heater.
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Lots of gunk and mildew on the roof…
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I walked around in here and found myself imagining it all filled with plants…the smells and the blooms…the peaceful sound/feeling…
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Do you see that first post? ya…well it appears that it is all that is holding up the entire structure anymore. It really doesn’t seem to be in a very steadfast position now does it? one false move….and we are in big trouble!!! We better not bump that post!
I walked around looking at everything…hoping to maybe gain some ideas or insight into how I might make my greenhouse a little better or more efficient…after all…this was once a thriving business…there had to be some good mechanics here to make it worthwhile…right? Well…there wasn’t much left for me to learn from…so I just snooped around, and let my imagination go.
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These were stacked so neatly…I just had to look inside…
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They were filled to the brims with plant tags! Hundreds of different colors and varieties!
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Amongst all the dirty, moldy wood….was a shelf…amazingly clean, displaying this brand. It struck me how much thought someone put into each and every thing in this place at one time. I wonder if that company is still in existence?
There was a kitchen area in the back…sink, cupboards etc…plastic flowers, and vases on the counter…more plant tags…and a few little Christmas ornaments, and nic-nacs. I decided to move over to the other side…where I had seen a bunch of other things last summer that I was interested in learning about…But…
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…when I got to the second greenhouse…I was greeted with this sight. I nearly burst into tears.
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Remember when we got there and the front part of the wall was leaning in…well it was because the roof has caved in under the weight of the snow this winter.
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See those 2x4’s sticking straight out? they were the support braces …ya…when I was here last, this part was still standing and it had pots and trays, and other garden paraphernalia…it’s all buried now!
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Even seeing it now, makes my heart sink!
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I wanted to try to go in…but Grammie was having no part of it…and since she IS my mom…I suppose I had to listen…(but only because my son was there…otherwise I would have tried to see more…)
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I wonder if it was loud when it fell in…I am standing in the old boiler room…this is the roof that collapsed!
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Disappointed that I could go no further…I decided to walk out back.
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There is a vintage chrome table and chairs there in the yard…they are miraculously would have loved to have them…but they are frozen to the ground…so maybe after the spring melt…when I come back to get…
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These wonderful old windows…(which are also frozen into the ground…and surrounded by two feet of snow!) I think the chair can stay here…hahaha Grampie might be nice and pick them up for me some time. After all they do live right close by!
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As we left the greenhouses…I had to turn back several times…I don’t know why I felt so sad about this place. I didn’t know that lady…and yes I love my greenhouse…but still it just affected me. Maybe it is the way her dream ended…with her tragic death that tugged on my heart.
So….what WAS supposed to be a silly post filled with junkin’ fun in an old abandoned greenhouse…was more like a sad goodbye to a dream. Learning about this lady, also got me to thinking about other things…which is another post all in itself.
Fertilizer Friday is just around the clock a ways…are you ready to link up and flaunt with me? I can’t wait to be inspired by you!!
One last thing...before you head off, I want to remind you that I contribute on another blog dedicated to gardening year round. I installed a google friend connect gadget the other day, and would love it if you all click over and become followers! To do this...click here after you leave a comment!
Until next time!!! Happy Gardening!

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