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Sunday, March 11, 2012

A Change in Schedules

Spring is almost here and when the weather gets warm, I get itchy feet and prefer being out of doors. I've said before that I intend to cut back on my blogging time and have weaned myself down to Monday's, Wednesday's and Fridays.


I'm an avid gardener with five flower gardens and it's about time to start making my world a pretty place, so  I'll be cutting back to blogging on Wednesdays and Fridays or sometimes on Monday and Wednesday I will be posting at the same time of day that I always have.  

My blogs also tend to take a long time for me to create. My last blog took me 10 days to finish and being as anal retentive as I am, I can't see myself spending less time creating something that is going to have my name on it.

I will still stop in and comment on days when I don't blog, but it will be later in the day than normal.  And I'll still run amok on blogger with you hooligans on and off throughout the day and enjoy the banter.

Have a good Sunday. I've got Mass and a mini to paint. See you all later.

56 comments:

  1. Good luck with mass and the mini!

    I can certianly understand cutting back on blogging! The pictures you've been drawing have been fantastic! And its better to have a few great posts then a bunch of good ones! (at least I think so.)

    Any reason you disided on Monday Wednesday and/or Friday?

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    1. That seems to be what most people do when they don't post five days a week. So I'm going to skip at least one of them and keep Wednesday in mid week.

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  2. Have a great Sunday. I am headed off to work and then back home to sleep. Hate clock change days. Zzzzzzz.

    Cheers and boogie boogie.

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  3. Have fun working on your mini and garden.
    It's always good to get outside.

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  4. As long as you still comment the world will be safe. I'm not much for the outdoors myself, so you're doing my prettying the world up for me.

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  5. We all completely understand your decision to blog less so don't worry about it Anne, I'm pleased that you'll be spending more time beautifying your garden since Spring is now here and everything, good luck with the mini and mass too!

    On Friday, for the first time since September, we were able to eat dinner without having to turn on a light, I kid you not!

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  6. I guess we could let you off if you promise to stick to Monday, Wednesday and Friday!

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  7. Good luck with the gardening. I'm happy to read whenever you choose to post. Wait a second, who you callin' hooligans? I prefer ruffian.

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  8. 10 days for one post? That is dedication right there. Can't blame you for getting worn out a bit.

    There's so much to love about Spring, and I'm glad that you're out gardening and painting. Don't worry about us. Enjoy the nice weather. (I should probably follow my own advice, eh?)

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  9. wow, i really wanna smell that flower! waiting for summer ;D

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  10. five gardens? What are you living in Lothlorien or something? :) We would love to see the pics when the flowers start blooming, you could make a few posts on gardening :)

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    1. I'm already taking pictures. I photograph all my flowers from first bloom through last bloom. I have about 6000 pics of the gardens first year. I'll have more this year. I also go out into the woods and dig up wild flowers and transplant them. I've got the most amazing wild tall phlox that will come back in May. I got my black eyed susans from the wild too and vines. Yes, it's like Lothlorien in my yard.

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    2. Oh and there was a 50 year old trumpet vine that was growing on the garage when I bought the house, it's glorious and I put in honeysuckle vine last year.

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    3. wild flowers from the forests... I envy you, you know, there's nothing better than being able to stay so close to the nature.

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    4. I lived in a city once for six years and I couldn't bear it. When I worked I would rather drive 2 hours to get to work than wake up in the morning surrounded by concrete.

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  11. Five gardens? I repeated Dez, oh no!..haha...wow no wonder you have to cut back. And yeah a few good posts beat a whole bunch of crappy ones. Luckily the cat is bored while Pat is at work, so we can post every day with a smirk.

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    1. Pats, do you reckon those five gardens are a coca one, cannabis one, a barley one, and such things? :)

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    2. You would think so, but no. They're all flowers. I put down 20,000 seeds last year of about 30 varieties, all perrenials. I have about 100 Irises, 100 lilies, 15 rosebushes, 50 gladioloas, 40 ranunculus, allium, sedum, canna's, delphinium,my herbs, strawberries, rasberries and blackberries. I put 300 tulips in last fall, 20 crocuses and about 100 daffodils. There's a lot more than this though. I don't sleep much guys.

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    3. we really must see the glorious pics of the gardens when tulips and irises start blooming! I have only irises in about five or six different colours since our soil is sandy and not good for gardening :(

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    4. Sandy soil is hard to correct. I'd buy (or go dig up for free from another place), some good rich, soil and mix it in with the sand down to about 6 inches. You'd love my garden Dez, it's beautiful like you.

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    5. I was wish you there Dez, but no one can make up stats like that, maybe she has a sixth secret one for her illegal growing fun. I'd say you must not sleep for you have a whole heep.

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    6. ignore the typo, I didn't get what you said at all :PPPP

      I'm sure I would love the garden, Annzie. We did buy a truckload of soil, but it doesn't help much since the wind brings new sand. It's quite hard to get used to, since our old place, where we lived for 20 years, a farm, was on rich soil where everything grew like crazy and we grew and ate our own veggies and fruit, and now we can't even grow flowers normally.

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    7. I agree with you and you get confused, I'll remember not to do that in the future..lol

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  12. You know, it's awesome. Some of the best bloggers out there don't post for weeks, sometimes months. I'd wait for an Anne's Attic post.

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    1. Thank you D4. I'm finally getting used to your taking time off blogging on the weekends. It's good for you to get out and have some fun!

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    1. I will and you do the same. It's almost jello-shot pool party time for you guys.

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    2. No shit right? You better be here in about a month.. You need to back up your smack talk....
      (Wink..smile).

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  14. Hi Anne remmeber the mini is just a 3D canvas paint it like you would a picture layers and depth of colours are the key, be inspired thats what happened to me i looked at others and thought ok its time for me to improve my work, have fun
    Cheers
    Kent

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    1. I've already made my first serious mistake. Too much paint, she's soaking in Pine Sol right now. I'll begin again tonight, but I'm not at all discouraged. I learned an important lesson with that mistake!

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  15. Practice makes perfect Anne, your tenth figure will look 10 times better than your first!!

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    1. If it doesn't, I'll shoot myself. I'm getting ready to start over again on her now.

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  16. I agree with Dez, I'd love to see more pictures of your gardens...I think I'm so awesome with one garden and here you are with five. I'm so embarrassed LOL

    Enjoy your warm weather, your garden and your hubby, Anne - you deserve it!

    Good luck with your mini. Since I'm already asking for pictures of stuff, I'll also put in a request for one of her too.

    Take care my dear!

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    1. There will be photo's of the garden and the insects that inhabit it. I love shooting macro and the flowers pose so perfectly for that kind of photography. It's so warm today I can feel spring singing to me.

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  17. nice...there is def something about putting your hand to the earth and bringing forth new life...so enjoy...and will look forward to seeing you when we see you...smiles. anne, oh anne how does your garden grow?

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    1. With silver bells and cockle shells and pretty maids all in a row. Just like my mother's and grandmother's before me did.

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  18. That's good the garden!
    life is in the garden !!
    I have one too, with a lot of rose-trees (mostly ancients ) and I have only 1 blog!
    (and a wife and too children, and.....

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    1. I love putting my hands into the dirt, planting seeds and watching them grow. When I bought the house the only thing in the yard was 2 tulips and a yucca plant, 1 climbing rose and the trumpet vine. Now it screams with life and color.

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  19. Five gardens, that's amazing, and what a huge number of plants. I bet your garden in bloom is a wonderland. I spent all day outside today, too. Trimming back trees, cleaning out and rearranging then garage and shed. Then barbequed some chicken. We're also working on our list for Square Foot Gardening. Have to wait til May. Have a lovely Mass and enjoy painting your mini. Just take your time, and remember, perfect is the enemy of good. Don't be too hard on yourself as you paint.

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    1. Barbequed chicken, it sounds so good. I've got one in the oven roasting right now. Clean and simple is what I need to shoot for on this one. I'm getting back to it now.

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  20. It is hard to keep up with everything. I've started this season with good intentions, I mowed the lawns this weekend and started digging the beds over ready for planting...

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  21. I wasn't very happy when I woke up at 9 this morning and realized it was 10 lol

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  22. Five gardens is a lot to keep up with! It's good that you're balancing everything that you enjoy :)

    At least you'll be here for the banter. That's the best part!

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  23. I've taken to hunting morells this spring. It's a lot of hiking and I spend around 4 to 6 hours per day doing it on the weekend. xo

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  24. Ahh, yes...the arrival of summer. The dreaded weather that makes me want to become a shut-in.

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  25. Hello Anne, have fun in the garden and with painting your minis. I have a garden too, but it's not really my thing. Everytime I work in the garden my wife says: Your not longer in the army. Stop digging trenches! So I get my goal and can work on my models :-)
    Regards
    Bruno
    http://lonewolfswelten.blogspot.com/

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  26. I'm trying to blog as much as possible as well but hobbies and videogames are getting in my way. Not to mention the urge that makes you want to improve your post a bit more everytime you are finished. Delays, delays everywhere.

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  27. Pretty flowers! Should post more of your garden for us to see!

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  28. Have a wonderful time in the garden, faerie-lady! :)

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  29. Hope you have a great time :)

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  30. Springtime is here and the only thing I'm doing is hoping I have enough anti-histamines for my allergies. :\

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