Super Kelly Beam Girl

Just Good Stuff, The Pea | Posted by Jannie on 4 March 2013 @ 11:59 AM 49 Comments

Considering Kelly’s been in Level 6 gymnastics for only 5 weeks, I’d say her 9.45 score for that routine in Dallas yesterday, earning her 2nd place for beam in her age group, is a darn fine achievement!

She also placed 2nd for her floor routine, with a 9.3.

She loves everything about gymnastics!

I do too! Of course, I’m just the chauffeur and check-writer, but the sport is wonderful and she has the best training you can imagine with really wonderful people!!

And due to their great scores yesterday, Kelly and her mates will advance to Level 7 in June!!


Now, beautiful and handsome friends….. I may not be posting here again for a month as another lady and I are sharing a business venture that needs a lot of time and attention. Might take only 2-3 weeks, tho. We’ll see how it goes.

I’ll be out to see you all at some point.

Have fun and laugh muchly every day, okay?! Life is beautiful.

Love, Jannie



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  • 1

    On 4 March 2013 at 4:45 pm

    brian miller said, 

    life is beautiful…for sure…and way to go….nice scores…and so cool they are advancing so quickly…bet it is pretty amazing for you to watch jannie…proud mama…smiles.

  • 2

    On 4 March 2013 at 10:08 pm

    Daisy said, 

    Congratulations to Kelly! I’d say she did quite well. Good luck with your business venture, Jannie. I hope it goes well. Take care. Hugs to you.

  • 3

    On 5 March 2013 at 3:46 am

    Hilary said, 

    Hi Jannie .. how wonderful for Kelly that she did so well – amazing and I’m so pleased she’s enjoying it all so much. Mama is very proud –

    Good luck with that business venture – and catch you shortly … a month doesn’t seem long in the blogging world …

    With big hugs and thoughts … from Hardwick and me – xoxoxoxo Hilreeeee

  • 4

    On 5 March 2013 at 11:16 am

    Jannie said, 

    DEAREST BRIAN!! I’m very surprised how quickly they have moved up lately. And already moving on to “Optionals.” They got what it takes, tho — why not challenge them, eh? :) Luckily, she really loves it. It actually WAS so amazing to watch her at this meet yes, as I’d not seen any of her “new moves” at all. In fact, not since her last meet, in January, had I witnessed any of the Level 6 add-ons. That back walk-over has impressed me forever!! And I like how as her skill and control develops her natural elegant poise shines through!

    DEAREST DAISY!! Well, it’s a business venture that involves cleaning out a storage locker and selling its contents on Craigslist and eBay, and donating the rest to GoodWill. Wonderful exercise for me!! :) And for The Hubby and his friend as they help me lift the big stuff later today. As the girls advance at the gym, the worth-it tuition does increase. But God, the Universe and Action will always provide. :) Yeah, she did so well! She’d fallen on the full turn both times in warm-up, but she pulled it off. Just a couple wobbles — nice saves, tho! And 1/10 taken off for going 1 second past the second bell. Did you hear the bells? A ding, then a ding-ding.

    HILARY, DEAREST MY LOVELY HILARY!! :) Let me post this, as my computer’s been very naughty lately and has been crashing…. hold on…

  • 5

    On 5 March 2013 at 11:28 am

    Jannie said, 

    Okay, Hils, my computer complied and posted. Seems lately if I don’t “talk” to it for a while it gets cranky and wants attention.

    Yes, my dear — and part of said business venture today involves continued attention to the big corner in this house I’m clearing out for a bed and a dresser. I’m finding bags of Kelly’s BABY CLOTHES in there!!! :) A few she wore a lot I’ve bagged and stored and the rest for donation. As I mentioned to Daisy above, it’s an eBay / Craigslist selling thing. A bit daunting but… load by load we are chipping away at it! :) Yes, and soon her training will move up to 25 hours weekly from her current 22. So, most likely no DS Pokemon games until the weekend. Bed time is 10:00, firm! She wakes at 7:15 on a school day, and half an hour earlier on many Saturdays. But — she LOVES it. Our gym owner gave these Super Texas Seven yesterday off gym. And they have today off every week, anyway. And she’s been all “Oh, I wish they HADN’T given us any days off, because I can’t wait to get back and… hold on…

    gonna publish…

  • 6

    On 5 March 2013 at 11:29 am

    Jannie said, 

    Oh, so what was I saying?? Yes, she can’t wait to get back to gym and see what they’ll get to do next!! :)


  • 7

    On 5 March 2013 at 1:56 pm

    Ruth said, 

    That was awesome to watch, Jannie – yeah, Kelly!

  • 8

    On 5 March 2013 at 5:30 pm

    LL Cool Joe said, 

    Wow what a star, she’s excellent, and you can tell from her face she loves it!!

    Good luck with your business venture!

  • 9

    On 5 March 2013 at 6:00 pm

    Talon said, 

    I tip my hat to Kelly! (not that I’m wearing one, but if I was I would definitely tip it!) Amazing!

    Good luck with your venture, Jannie. The internet always feels less shiny and bright without you on it! xxx

  • 10

    On 5 March 2013 at 8:06 pm

    Lynn said, 

    Woo hoo! Go Kelly and go you, for getting her to that point. That’s a lot of driving around, I imagine, but I know it’s worth it. Love that happy face on her. :)


  • 11

    On 6 March 2013 at 6:28 am

    G B Miller said, 

    Excellence for Kelly! And good luck with your business venture, I know you’ll have success. And thanks for letting us know that something very necessary will keep you away from the blog world for a spell. It’s much better to know that there’s a known reason for the disappearance as opposed to suddenly vanishing without a word.

  • 12

    On 6 March 2013 at 9:56 am

    Colleen@LooseLeafNotes said, 

    Excellent photos. I remember those days, only for me (who has boys) it was soccer and wrestling. All the best on your new venture. Catch you later!

  • 13

    On 6 March 2013 at 9:01 pm

    Jannie said, 

    Dearest Ruth, thanks so much! I must’ve watched it at least 20 times already, and I enjoy it every time. Glad you liked too! It’s just amazing to see her progress, and I wonder what she will do next.

    Joey!! Her poise and confidence in this leave me quite happy. Her enjoyment and relaxed mode was obvious, compared to some of her earlier meets. Olympics 2020, perhaps!?

    But now I have to zip away as I see the young gymnast and her dad are back!!

    See the rest of you later!


  • 14

    On 7 March 2013 at 3:25 am

    SnaggleTooth said, 

    Glad Kelly is doing so well in her class 6! She’s obviously very talented in her sport!

    There’s a level 7, 12 year old from here also doing very well internationally- named Jillian Rawding. Maybe she’ll run into Kelly? She was in the paper this week.

    Hope your checking account gets filled up with more money to spend very soon!

  • 15

    On 7 March 2013 at 7:25 pm

    Jannie said, 

    TALON, pretty cool, huh? The difference between what she could do a year ago and now is mind-boggling. And as long as she’s down with gymnastics, so am I! I put on a good 8 hours today on the Venture. Feels good indeed. And keeping so physically active I can eat all I want!! :) Oh, and ahhhhhhhh on your last sentence — thanks!!

    yes, Dear LYNNIE, a bit of driving to and fro, but as you say… totally worth it!! She can look back at what she’s achieved and always be proud of herself. It will be fun to share the next updates of her progress. Yes, that beaming pic of her is awesome. She’s not made it to 1st on the podium, but I’m sure she’ll have plenty of that experience too, with her cheerful winning “can-do” attitude.

    Hey G.B.!! I am getting a nice blog break now after busting butt all day moving stuff. Feels good to work those lifting and organizing muscles! I know I’ve been an infrequent poster of late, but it won’t always be so. Working on my new songs too, trying to make time for my music and getting a good 1-hour show together. I’m actually getting there! By this summer I’ll have a nice solid show ready, whoooohoooooo.

    COLLEEN!!! How awesome to see you!! So sweet of you to check in on the Funsterment crowd. I appreciate it! Soccer and wrestling, I bet that kept you hopping!! :) They will get to do a fair bit of out-of-state travel once they hit Level 7. That oughta be an adventure!! Looking forward to seeing Chicago.

    SNAGGLE!!! Kelly was born doing gymnastics. :) Well, I exaggerate, of course, but she crawled up steps at 5 months, and never stopped climbing. :) Yes, you remember her 2 broken arm episodes since we’ve been blogging buddies. :) WOW, I Googled Jillian — awesome!!!!! She’s doing so great. Amazing what the mind can overcome after an injury. Thanks for sharing that. Well, my checking account is not too high at the moment, but God willing it will replenish soon!! :) :)


  • 16

    On 8 March 2013 at 9:12 am

    Dr. J said, 

    She’s doing great!!

    I love gymnastics! Our Florida gymnastics team is ranked either I or 2 in the country!! They just set a school record with a near perfect team score!

    It’s fun to see kids like your daughter, knowing that the members of our team all went through these stages on their way to the top!

  • 17

    On 8 March 2013 at 12:53 pm

    Sara said, 

    Wowzer!!! That video of her beam work was fantastic. I’ve always thought that was the hardest apparatus to do and she did a beautiful performance.

    I loved the middle picture — all the little girls in their colors; some hugging, some with their hands in the air and some “beaming” with happiness, like your own:~)

    It is both thrilling and scary to watch a child do sports. My eldest played tennis and my youngest was an equestrian. Regardless of which sport, my heart always in my throat! But both girls loved what they did and it was a thrill to watch them. Enjoy it and the time you spend with Kelly.

  • 18

    On 11 March 2013 at 11:36 am

    Jo Mifflin said, 

    OMG ~ Jannie!!! ~ Kelly is freaking amazing, just like you of course :D she is terrific, you must be so proud of her… I started to clap when she dismounted ~ what a absolute star… Love you all so much :D

  • 19

    On 12 March 2013 at 9:50 pm

    Jannie said, 

    Yay, I’m here! I’m here. And Blue Bunny’s in the tulips. I think he needs butterflies and a robin.

    Anyway, I’m eating this Really Fabulous yogourt.

    And my hair looks so great today.

    But back to Kelly on the beam, and such…

    I made the below poster and displayed it on the team bulletin board of her gym last week…

    I’ll actually put it in the NEXT comment.


  • 20

    On 12 March 2013 at 10:39 pm

    Jannie said, 

    So, here’s the poster, but now I’m too tired for comment-anwering tonight. Catch you all later!



  • 21

    On 14 March 2013 at 8:27 pm

    Jannie said, 

    I am eating raw almonds.

    Not bad. Not great. But not bad. :)

    Cake would be great. But unto each thing it’s time, and for everything a purpose under heaven.

    That is AWESOME, Dr. J. !!! Kelly and I will for sure Google your State team. She and I really enjoyed YouTubing the recent American Cup, and catching the Girls teams match — Lousiana State vs. Alabama. Those women are amazing!!! Kelly actually expresses interest in going for a gymnastics scholarship at some U.S college. You go, Kelly-Girl!!! Yeah, how cool would it be to see some home video of the current reigning U.S. Women’s Gold Medal Winning Olympic athletes as little girls. :) I love that I have video of Kelly as young as age 3 or 4 at her first gymnastics show! She loved the moves from the start!!

    Gonna go ahead and hit Post on this, as my computer’s ghost is up rattling around again lately, and crashing the nodes…

    Posting….. in


  • 22

    On 14 March 2013 at 9:04 pm

    Patricia said, 

    I remember pictures you posted of Kelly in a coffee shop and her legs were just straight up from the table…performing then with bigger futures in mind.

    Good luck on your business ventures.

  • 23

    On 14 March 2013 at 9:38 pm

    Jannie said, 

    Hi Dear Sara Girl. Yep. A big wowzer for me too seeing her new stuff. To me it’s the hardest too. Tho bars can be a challenge, so much strength needed. Beam is Kelly’s fave, yay, next bars, then floor, then vault. I’m thinking of getting her a private lesson vault, if she wants. She says floor can be really exhausting. Tennis and horses require a lot of strength and stamina on the part of the athlete. Do either of your girls keep it up these days?

    Jo, Jo my blossom that grows
    and beautifies the lane
    You are always sunshine
    that clears away the rain.
    I love you in the morning
    And in the afternoon.
    I love you by the sunset.
    And by the light of every moon.
    So glad to get your comment, as I was feeling a little sad about my ice cream spoon getting bent trying to scoop my coffee Haagen Dazs out a few minutes ago. Now my spoon is all bent up like the letter “S” but I shall donate it to the spoon museum I shall one day open on the other side of my donut shop. And I have lots more nice spoons, thankfully more sturdily made than the one that just crapped out. I am currently having some nice Yogi brand “Throat Comfort” tea. Each bag has a little zen-ism on the tag. This one reads….. “A Relaxed Mind Is A Creative Mind.” I like that! My teabag yesterday said. “Work, but remember to live.” So today I’ve done pretty-much nothing but live. (Tho, I did just do up eBay labels for 4 parcels to set out for Postie tomorrow. Mailed 3 today too.) The Pea is at a sleepover, which will be a back-to-back, as I am hosting the other girl tomorrow night. They better get some sleep tonight!! Luckily, I can sleep in tomorrow morning to be ready to face 2 potentially cranky girls in the morrow. :) This week is Spring Break and Kelly has a full 9 days off, counting the 2 weekends. She and I have been having a ball doing lots of fun local touristy things. Tomorrow will be Zilker Park, probably. And out own park which is great because, tho the lake is still pretty cold, the air temps are in the 80s. Nice for swimming and such. Well, my dear, Jannie is going to enjoy some more of her tea and then who knows what? Maybe some song lyrics, blog hopping or putting some new pics up on my “Other Stuff” page. Love to you my dear…….


  • 24

    On 14 March 2013 at 9:57 pm

    Jannie said, 

    Well, Dear Lovely Patricia, like an angel butterfly you alight here again. Yes, yes, yes, I remember that coffee shop post indeed — Kelly doing her acrobatics in the booth we were sitting in. Gosh, that must’be been 3 years ago now! She was still at her old school, Parkside. Oh goodness, that free-spirited child of ours. :) :) I’m so grateful she’s enjoying everything about her gymnastics experience. I just signed her up for a week long summer sleep-away camp at the gymnastics program at a university in another state. Looks like about 25 or so girls, maybe more from her gym are going to it too. They’ll get to travel there by bus, and stay in college dorms. Wish I could be 11 again, and her twin and going too!!!! :) So wonderful to see you back, my dear — I’ve missed you so much!!! I do check in on your blog from time to time.

    blessings and clean dishes!!!!! :) :)


  • 25

    On 15 March 2013 at 7:18 am

    Leslie said, 

    so excited for Kelly / lots to be proud of mama (she’s growing up to be a fine young woman)ackk keep her a little girl

    Also excited for you hope the business venture is an exciting ride for you and your friend

    stopped by to leave some moon dust, a hug, and a smile


  • 26

    On 15 March 2013 at 9:29 pm

    Jannie said, 

    I know, Leslie, she is growing up so fast. Yet… this week, Spring Break, it’s been a joy to see her still loving playgrounds, asking to go to the Childrens’ Museum, and she and her friend made sand castles this afternoon at the little sandy beach at the lake. May we ALL keep the sweet spirit of childhood fun in our hearts. :)

    LOVE your moon dust, Girl!! A real treasure from this miracle of stars that reminds me that tho we may not be on each others’ blogs as much as we may have in the past, we are ever friends.

    Business venture….. panned on working on the storage locker clearing / selling venture today, but a little detour mapped out an alternate adventure for me. Looking forward to putting on my sneakers and stretchy pants to get some more loads tomorrow! Might even don a hat if it does not mar my freshly-coiffed tresses. :)

    Hug, moon dust and your smile exactly what I’d secretly ordered from the Universe earlier today. Thanks!! Love you, Sweetie!!!!


  • 27

    On 20 March 2013 at 5:49 pm

    Heaven said, 

    Love the video & pictures of your daughter, she is very talented ~

    Congrats to her and the team ~

    And good luck on your business venture ~ Take care ~

  • 28

    On 20 March 2013 at 9:35 pm

    SnaggleTooth said, 

    Just popping by to wish you a Happy Spring!

  • 29

    On 21 March 2013 at 11:30 pm

    Jannie said, 

    Thank you Dearest Grace Heaven, I was thinking about your comment earlier and her talent. She’s always loved to climb, jump and test her physical abilities. She was only 3 months old when I was building a block tower at a bank to amuse her and she reached out and knocked it down! She crawled up into the kitchen (only 2 steps and quite a low rise) at 5 months. I remember her cousin Georg was here and him saying “Well, what are YOU doing all the way up here?” And that shining look of success on her face then. And when she took her first steps at age 10 mos. Anyway, late night reminiscing here. :) Yep, working away at the gainly employ for about 8 hours a day.

    Snaggle, Bo Baggle… Thanks for the spring wishes! Has it sprung your way too? I think summer actually kicked in here too for a couple afternoons. Did you tip a solstice cocktail to the stars? Or is it the other one, what’s that called? Summer Solstice and Winter whatchamacallit? I guess we’re in Equinox now. Spring has sprung. I bought my bedding impatiens today. And got a FREE slightly damaged bag of organic soil for only a penny. Yep!!! :)


  • 30

    On 22 March 2013 at 5:32 pm

    k and b said, 

    How long has she done gymnastics? How many levels are there?

  • 31

    On 22 March 2013 at 5:53 pm

    Liara Covert said, 

    Amazing stories you share here. tashi loves swimming and other sports too. We are each drawn to experiences that expand our spirit and allow us to explore new degrees of freedom.

  • 32

    On 23 March 2013 at 3:30 pm

    MaryDE said, 

    Ah, but our little stars need the check-writers :) . Super-congrats to Kelly.

  • 33

    On 23 March 2013 at 3:35 pm

    claudia said, 

    oh that’s awesome..she moves so elegantly…really wow.. i can imagine how proud you are…

  • 34

    On 23 March 2013 at 3:48 pm

    brian miller said, 

    hey you…it is good to see you…how are you? i guess in two weeks since i read this your girls in the olympic trials already…ha…just playing….great to see you…

  • 35

    On 25 March 2013 at 3:02 pm

    Jannie said, 

    So, Dudes! Here are 2 pix I took this morning…



    Pretty good weekend in Business Venture sales.

    It takes teamwork, of course. Hubby helps out too. I like being his boss. :)

    K & B — you all are AWESOME!! So glad to see you out and about for a comment. Thanks. Well… Kelly began her first gymnastics training at age 2 or 3 (I’d have to look at the Properties on the jpegs to see the actual date. She had a great 2 years with “The Little Gym” then tried Kung Fu, ballet and tap for 2 years, or so. Then started once a week at age 7 at the gym we are still lucky to be part of. A little over a year ago she made it onto the competitive team, after 3.5 FUN years advancing to the top of the “Golden Girls” on the recreational side. I asked her in the car a few weeks ago what her favorite parts of her week days were and she replied… “Lunch, and getting to go to gymnastics.” :) Oh, her gym goes to Level 10, then it’s on to college, or I guess the Olympic and other International levels. Hope she wins. All those product endorsements she’ll star in will set me up right nicely in donuts for all time.

    Dearest Liara, maybe you have an Olympic Swimming candidate on your hands?? I love seeing what kids will gravitate towards, it’s amazing what they can achieve. New degrees of freedom and expanded spirit are what I’ve been experiencing here a lot today on this fun Monday! There is a magic about the day.

    MaryD, why I do believe it’s been such a while since you popped in for tea! Feels like old times, my friend. Yes, and with a gymnastics home that puts its heart and soul into training, while making it fun, with respect for all is truly a PRICEless. As to checks, I could write them “all day long” but covering them is important too. :) :) Luckily I can work flexibly from home, and make myself available for Her Gymnastics-ness chauffeuring needs. :) And sorry you were in “Pending” comments there for 2 days, been that long since I’ve been here.

    Claudia, elegantly yes, a great word for her and this performance! And too bad I cut the video off so quickly, she was absolutely BEAMING after this beam performance to have gotten that full turn. Oh well, there will be more beam beaming, and I’m sure more for bars, vaulting and floor exercise too, and hopefully for many many years to come!! :)

    Hi Brian, that’s so nice of you to come back. You always go so above and beyond the blogging call of duty. And we all appreciate you so much!! ya know….. she very well could be doing even more advanced moves than this in the 2 or 3 weeks since I posted this. When she catches onto something, she really gets it, and is inspired to the next lessons. Yep, enjoyed a bit of blog hopping earlier this week.

    And now….. I am going to another place…


  • 36

    On 25 March 2013 at 6:17 pm

    Chris Edgar said, 

    I love it — she has her zany smile even on the award platform. Just think, you get to be the first among the entourage of chauffeurs and check-writers that will soon surround her. Assuming Olympic gymnasts get surrounded by such people. If they don’t, they should.

  • 37

    On 25 March 2013 at 11:23 pm

    k and b said, 

    She started that early?? WOW.

  • 38

    On 26 March 2013 at 10:21 am

    Alice Audrey said, 

    She just gets better and better at it. That beam routine is amazingly polished.

    Good luck and work hard on the business venture. Sounds like things are going well for you on that front.

  • 39

    On 27 March 2013 at 4:53 pm

    Sara said, 


    I hope you’re busy going to gymnastic events and wrapping packages.I watched the beam event again and marveled at how Kelly manages. That’s such a difficult apparatus, but she does it so well.

    To be honest, I miss your poetry. It always delights me. There’s a joyful quality about the way you write; it makes me feel like I’m skipping as I read it. This may not be the best way to explain, but I want you to know I think you’re a great poet.

    Happy day to you!

  • 40

    On 28 March 2013 at 12:45 am

    Jannie said, 

    Yes, Dear Chris, they should get that treatment and more, like sported around on one of those canopied pillow-laden things carried by 4 servants (or bodyguards,) fanned at every turn when it’s summer, and warmed by the glow of coals in antique copper during the colder months.

    Karen, that was her first formal training. Starting at 6 months she and I did a lot of Mommy and me classes at Gymboree, sometimes up to 4 times a week…

    but I’ll have to let you go, sorry.

    I was out on a “girls night in” earlier, so tired now. 1 more day of school — then I can actually SLEEP IN three mornings in a row if I so desire!! Easter Break from early morning gymnastics too.

    I’ll finish this comment another time. And Hopefully soon!


  • 41

    On 28 March 2013 at 11:02 am

    jo miffo said, 

    :D Hi sugar :D

    Guess what??? My poopster will be 21 on the 5th April :D Just one day after another very special birthday ;)


  • 42

    On 29 March 2013 at 3:33 pm

    Talon said, 

    Dropping in (not sure if you’ll see this or not) to wish you and Jim and Kelly a very Happy Easter! xxx

  • 43

    On 4 April 2013 at 2:20 pm

    Jannie said, 

    I’m here. I’m here!!

    How are you all.

    Alice Audrey — I was pretty amazed to see her skill and polish now. Got the business project pretty-much all sewn up, as much as we can for now! Done with the storage locker 100%, wheeeeeeeeee. Sold quite a bit of stuff with lots more to go. And went on a china buy yesterday. And you know what?? I am actually liking this working “real job” :) :) stuff. Looking forward to posting again soon, tho. Maybe jump in for the Tuesday poem fest over at dVerse. I miss you guys a lot!!

    SARA!!!! I miss you so much too. You are super, super, super awesome (as I sure hope you know.) I have been writing some poems into my iPhone in the car when inspiration strikes. Thanks for being here again, your visits are always a magical spot in my day. And guess what?? Kelly’s coach requested her to have a private lesson for the next level of beam, so that’s pretty awesome. Her coach is really tough (in a good way, of course.) That means Kelly’s been doing awesome (Coach’s exact words.) And Kelly loved the lesson. whoohooo.

    JO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! xoxoxooxoxoxoxoxoxoxoox TWENTY-ONE tomorrow!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Happy birthday tomorrow, Pascell!!!!!!!!!!! HAPPY DAY, DEAR JO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! XOXOOXOXOXOOXOXOOXOXOXOXOXOOXOXOXO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!XOOXOXOOXOXOXOXOOXOXOXOOXOXOXOXOOX!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!XOOXOXOXOOXOXOXOXOXOOXOX!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!XOXOOXOXOOXOXOXOXOOXOXOXOXOOXO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!XOOXOXOOXOXOOXOXOXOOXOXOXOOXOXOOXOXO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    TALON!!!! I hope your Easter was as great as ours. And THANK YOU for popping back in. Thanks SO MUCH!!!!!!!!!!!! I’ll be out and about soon. Want to put up 30 new auctions, then run rampant through the wildflowered blogging meadows.


  • 44

    On 11 April 2013 at 12:40 pm

    Linda said, 

    Hi Jannie,

    Time flies doesn’t it? I thought I’d been here for this one but guess I just read it on the fly and didn’t get back. You have quite an accomplished daughter, and I know you’re proud. I hope Spring has sprung for you. Our weather went from a cold March to a very warm April. What happened to Spring?

    Anyway, I hope you and yours are well. Have a great weekend!

  • 45

    On 11 April 2013 at 9:48 pm

    SnaggleTooth said, 

    Hi Jannie! We’re not planting things outside here yet. More almost frozen rain to walk thru tomorrow. A teeny Weenie tiny Thyme sprouted in my kitchen finally today. See if I can keep some going all year again. Maybe the basil will come up too….
    Planted Impatien seeds n still waiting for those too.

    Good luck with all those auctions!

  • 46

    On 16 April 2013 at 6:28 pm

    Jannie said, 

    Thanks ladies, I read your comments days ago and started replying but time pulled me elsewhere.

    Linda — you’re a peach, as usual! Spring is glorious here. My pittosporums are totally abuzz with honey bees. I wonder where there hives are? Maybe I could follow them home some how. Guess I’ll have to grow wings and shrink myself first.

    Snaggle, any parsley, sage or rosemary with that thyme? :) Sounds wonderful, that and basil. I bought impatiens seedlings, all doing well. Luckily, I got them all in just before 2 days of rain last week, whoohooo.


  • 47

    On 17 April 2013 at 11:50 pm

    Alice Audrey said, 

    I could never the the dverse poetry thing figured out. Not sure where my brain synapses are missing, but whenever I go over there I can’t figure out how to plug in.

  • 48

    On 18 April 2013 at 11:39 pm

    Jannie said, 

    Alice, you old whippersnapper you at commenting, who should be home fluffing up your Jack & Jill crinolines… I was having a problem plugging in at DVerse then I tried commenting a little before 2:00 on the previous post and / or Following them on the previous post and it let me in. Elsewise I kept F5ing and F5ing to comment but Mister Linky did reject my advances. :) Is what you mean by plugging in? Or just getting a poem ready and generically joining in? My synapses are prettymuch kaput. :)


  • 49

    On 26 April 2013 at 12:59 am

    Alice Audrey said, 

    Just figuring out how they work. Brian would have little comments at the bottom of his posts of what was expected, but I could never put what was expected from the site in enough time to do anything with it.

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