Junie's Place: February 2010

Sunday, February 28, 2010

Messed up again!! :(

3 sure things in this life....

Death -
and Junie Rose messing up her blog!!

Yep-It's happened again-and a

big time mess this time!

I went to change my header
(which I have done many times before with no prob.)
but this time I removed part of the html by mistake and couldn't figure out what I had done.

So...smart me
(stupid me, that is!!)
decided to download the template again. I thought if it was the same one there would be no problem...
I lost ALL my modifications....My pics and quotes on the sidebar- ALL my addys to the blogs I visit- even my own additional blogs!

MY music songlist!!

OK-I KNOW all this can be restored...
(at least Ihope so)
but I've forgotten HOW I did this stuff in the first place!

Looking at all the html codes-I'm completely lost again-just as I was in the beginning of my blog set-up 4 years ago! I can't even find the place to put in the blog addresses of the people I visit! :(
( and a long and tedious job it will be even if I can figure out how to do it!!)

I did manage to get the header up!
(only because it was right at the top and I knew where to put it!)

Most of all-I miss my songs!!

I need help...but for now I'm saying, "To HECK with it!"

I'm going to bed!


Junie Rose


Real Good Looking Boy

Last night was a late 'WHO' night for me!!


The Who - Real Good Looking Boy
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Saturday, February 27, 2010

Sky Watch Friday ~ Pink and Blue

It's time for Sky Watch Friday sharing!
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This is one of the first flowering scenes of spring in our world-
the Red Bud tree!
I love the way it looks against the blue sky


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Thursday, February 25, 2010

Family visits

Tuesday of this week our grandson, Zach, came up for the day. We didn't do much but he and Dan (cousins) seemed to enjoy hanging out all day! We loved having them both here together.
We had not seen Zach since Christmas.

Today my daughter and son-in-law will be coming up for a few hours. That will be nice; haven't seen them since Christmas either!

Got lots to do so I better get to it!

Catch you later!


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Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Ruby Tuesday~ Feb 22, 2010 ~Refreshed Rose


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This is one of my all-time favorite rose pictures.
I've missed my roses the past few months
so I was happy to come across this shot again in my files.

OK-You might argue that it's more a
pink than red...
but I'm gonna try and pass it off as Ruby Red! :)

You can't deny it's pretty! :)

I love to see roses with the rain drops on them!

Junie Rose

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Monday, February 22, 2010

Mellow Yellow Monday ( for Feb 22, 2010)



It's time for Mellow Yellow Monday posts again!

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You may call us the old 'Mellow Yellow' couple!



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Sunday, February 21, 2010

Shadow Shot Sunday- Feb 21, 2010


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Two shadowy ladies! This is my granddaughter and me, almost a year ago_April 27, 2009!

Alli is away at college now and I only see her occasionally.
I miss her a lot!



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New poem ~

New Poem:


Saturday, February 20, 2010

Sick as a Dog

Sick as a dog!

Have you heard that expression? Sure you have!

Well... it's what's been going through my mind all day because I think it fits me well today! I mean-I am just plain sick, SICK with this cold or flu or whatever the heck it is! Sick as a dog sounds just about right!

Since the phrase wouldn't leave me alone I went searching on the origin of this old adage.

I asked Charles first, as he often surprises me with all the obscure things he knows....but he said he had always heard it said as "Sick as a mule!" Well, it's not a mule I'm sick as- (I may be stubborn as a mule) it's a DOG!! THAT'S what keeps going round and round in my head..."Sick as a dog!"

So I had to keep searching...

There are lots of sites that touch on this but none are really concise in the explanations. Oh, well...I give you this from one site I read.

" There are several expressions of the form sick as a ..., that date from the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Sick as a dog is actually the oldest of them, recorded from 1705; it is probably no more than an attempt to give force to a strongly worded statement of physical unhappiness. It was attached to a dog, I would guess, because dogs often seem to have been linked to things considered unpleasant or undesirable; down the years they have had an incredibly bad press, linguistically speaking (think of dog tired, dog in the manger, dog’s breakfast, go to the dogs, dog Latin — big dictionaries have long entries about all the ways that dog has been used in a negative sense)."

Go here to read more

Bothersome thought, too...all the really sick-SICK dogs I've known have eventually died-and often with the decision being made for them! :(

Hey-I'm just sick of being SICK! Seems like it's been a month but I guess it hasn't actually been that long!

( wish I was tough as nails but I not)


Hope to be "Fit as a Fiddle" soon...THAT has a good ring to it...though I'm not too sure of exactly what it means...I'll ask Charles!

(the wimp)

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Camera Critters~Feb 20, 2010



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The Robins are back for their brief late winter visit
at our place here in north Florida!

( click on pics to enlarge )


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Friday, February 19, 2010

Sky Watch Friday~ Feb 19, 2010


It's time for Sky Watch Friday!

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I'm happy to see this kind of sky returning
to replace the gloomy, gray skies of recent days!

Is it spring yet?


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Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Having a bad day...so far...

....and I'll tell you why!

First off... I awoke feeling awful, with this cold that has been hanging on for days and days; renewed in it's intensity about 100%

I drag myself out of bed (2 hours earlier than usual) and go to put on my robe over my PJs. As I was pulling it together, what did I spy, on the inside, crawling up from the hem??? Yep -you got it- a spider-a BIG, mean and ugly spider! I got out of that robe in a flash-dropped it but quickly picked it up again to look for the spider. It had gone (under my bed??) and I'm left wondering if I imagined seeing it. I DO hope so because I will eventually have to sleep again in that bed!

After finding another warm robe , and checking for spiders, I make my way out to the kitchen; hoping to find the coffee made. No such luck on this hapless day...as my husband is sleeping in front of the TV in his den.

Oh well- first I need to put the cats out. Only Lucy is normally indoors overnight-and the others sleep on the back porch...but with this extremely cold weather we've had I often let the 3 of them come in at night. They were all ready and eager to go out and face the cold morning.

I had settled down with my first cup of coffee a little bit later. I happened to glance at the sliding door that goes out to the porch and there sits my little Lucy! OK-at first I thought because of the cold she had got her fill of the outdoors quickly. As I was going to let her in I was able to get a better look...and there she was- wanting to offer me another gift of a dead bird! :( Made me very sad-and MAD at Lucy! You'd think the Meow Mix I always have ready for her would be enough!!

There was nothing I could do as the little bird was not moving and there was no chance of rescuing it...but I darn sure wasn't about to let that cat in right at that moment! I didn't watch any longer!

Some might say I should confine my cats to the house-at all times. It's not possible for us to do that for a lot of reasons. It's the natural order of things so, as upsetting as it can be at times, I realize I can't save the world -or even the birds and lizards that my cats catch...(not to mention the Hawks that get many more than my cats do!) It's in the Plan- nature is designed that way.

Nevertheless I am STILL not in a very good mood with Miss Lucy...but I will get over it!

My cats:

Lucy and Tiger
General Tommy Franks

Our temps were again in the high 20s overnight and everything was frosty when I first got up! It's depressing with all our plants brown and dead looking. Not sure how much will revive at all...if and when this winter weather gets over! Many of our citrus trees are hurt bad- if not totally DEAD!

Our place after the freezes:

Orange trees are badly damaged, with fruit dropping and some still hanging on but ruined

The green grass is Rye grass , a winter grass that my husband sowed-so we'd have some green. The brown you see in back would be the way our yard would look without the Rye grass.

Dead fern all around the fish pond...

Roses will come back but are pitiful right now!

(Click on pics to enlarge)

Thank God for the Camellias! They are a winter flower here and our bushes are very tall ( maybe 10 ft) and loaded with blooms! Our colors are red and light pink (the big bushes) and we have 2 small bushes with white blooms!
Only cheerful thing about this long, cold winter!!

If I can beat this cold I figure I might have a chance of making it to Spring!

SO....How is your day going-so far?? :)

Junie Rose

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Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Ruby Tuesday_Feb,16 2010 ~RubyHearts


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When my husband and I exchanged our Valentine gifts to each other, here's what we saw!

We had chosen the exact same candy gift for each other!

This often happens with us.
There have been times when we have even picked the same cards to give each other for our shared celebrations... ;)
...and this seems to happen more,
the longer we are together. We will soon celebrate our 49th anniversary.

(Kinda scary! :) Are we becoming the same person? LOL)

In this case, though, I can only say we both have excellent taste in chocolates!

Junie Rose

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Monday, February 15, 2010

Mellow Yellow Monday ~( for Feb14,2010) ~ wishing for spring


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In this long, cold winter
I find myself wishing for spring and summer days ~

Junie Rose

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Sunday, February 14, 2010

Happy Valentine's Day

Come And Be My Valentine

Oh! Come and be My Valentine
and give your love to me.
Those words I’ve waited, long, to say
are wanting to be free!

Let’s put away our doubts and fears
and trust our hearts to know,

the way our lives were meant to be;
and how our love should grow.

Come hear the song that’s in my heart
that’s playing just for you.
No sweeter music could you know,
nor words, so pure and true.

Come with me, and be my love,
with all my life to share-
packed with hugs, and kisses -sweet-
this love, beyond compare!

Oh! Come and be My Valentine
and give your heart to me!
Together, we’ll declare our love,
for all the world to see.

June Kellum ~ 2008

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Saturday, February 13, 2010

Flowers for Valentine's Day

This is a Valentine bouquet I made today.

I used Camellias from my yard and arranged them in cups inside this vintage tin I have!

I love the old fashioned images on this tin box, which was most likely first used to hold candies!


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Friday, February 12, 2010

Weekend Reflections ~ Feb 12, 2010


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...A glance back to a summer day...

... at Junie's place.

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Thursday, February 11, 2010

Sepia Scenes~Feb 11, 2010 ~ Sisters in Sepia


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~Sisters in Sepia~

These are from my birthday on May 5th~ 2009 ~

my sister, Joy, and me.


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Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Super Bowl Half-time Show -2010 ~ "The Who"

I LOVED seeing the greatest Rock band, EVER,

play the Super Bowl this time!

Enjoy !

"The Who"

Thanks for these vids go to


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Tuesday, February 09, 2010

MelloYellowMonday_at Our Place


My Mellow Yellow Monday post is at *Our Place* this time!

Come visit us there!


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Monday, February 08, 2010

Super Bowl Sunday

Last night was a good one...good food-good company good game-good win!

We met at ( Chris and Joy-Joy) my son and DIL's house for the game and dinner and snacks. We were Chris and Joy-Joy-Mike and Joy-(my sis and BIL) Alan and Lauren (my nephew and his wife- and Charles and me!

The ladies were , mostly, in the kitchen chatting during the first half- up until the halftime show!

Wow-it was a thrill for me to see The Who perform the halftime show -and -IMO-they were super good! I hope to find some youtubes of the show, but haven't looked yet!

OK-The game itself was exciting...and very tense in the second half- which we all watched and cheered as the Saints pulled off that big win!! Everyone was happy in our little circle, with the outcome of that game! :)


It turned out to be one of my bad nights of sleep...not only did I have trouble getting there but when I did I had the weirdest dreams ever... In one part of that strange story I was lost from my sister , in a huge crowd of strangers- without my purse or $$$ or cell phone-nor my camera LOL!
(Yes-MY CAMERA!!!) I kept thinking (in the dream) if I just stand here-holding on to this rail
( in front of a building where we had both been standing) my sister will come back! ....but she didn't-to my best recollections...as the way with strange dreams it just continued on with other outlandish things happening...In one part C. and I were also in a strange and huge crowd of people...saw twin little boys almost go over a cliff and we were trying to save them...(I hope we did)...on and on...all thru the night...

Needless to say I awoke early and with a feeling of having rested not at all.

Had to go shopping, nonetheless...for groceries and other stuff at Walmart... Had a weird encounter there too...almost like a continuation of my restless night...

Since it was past lunch time and I had not eaten since my early morning coffee and toast I decided to have a sandwich and coffee in the McDonald's in Walmart. The restaurant there is tiny , with just a few places to sit but I picked a spot away from the other tables- a small, 2 seat table...I had just started to eat my chicken sandwich when a man approaches my table with his food and says,"Do you mind if I sit here?" Well...I was taken aback-taken completely off guard...and well-since we were complete strangers to each other...and since there were other tables available for him...I was surprised to say the least- but -not wanting to be rude I said, "No, I don't mind!" This man -in the space of maybe 10 minutes-asked me the most direct and personal questions...Oh-nothing"out of the way" (as my sweet Mom would have put it) but, my goodness,
who wants to start giving out any info at all to a complete stranger?? ....How long have you lived here...Where were you originally from...Is your husband shopping with you....And I was told about his health problems...and the age of his mother(91) :) and that he eats lunch there every day... and that he had been looking for a rich wife for a long time...In Wal-Mart???? :)

OK-I have to say that's the quickest I have ever finished a sandwich and drank coffee...Most of it went in the trash, to be honest! I wished the man a good day and went on my way to finish my shopping!

At the time it just felt strange...but thinking about it I realize it was probably a 'come on' to me...lol-if that's even the right term. HAHA- I asked Chas if he thought the old guy was flirting with me, or what...and he said,"Of course he was!" Well, hey-I'm a few decades out of practice for these things...

As a result I did my shopping - very slowly- thinking the old guy might be waiting to try to talk to me again...

AHHH- a strange day following a strange night!!

Hope tonight and tomorrow are better!


Sunday, February 07, 2010

Egg Cracker


Well, I tell you-this '
cracks me up!'

Go to this place to view it!

I was watching TV early yesterday when I saw this commercial for the first time! It had me laughing out loud as I sat there all alone in that room!

Who would have thought that- anyone-anywhere- would ever consider the need of making cracking eggs easier!!

Thanks, Mrs Warren-
(my 7th.grade home ec teacher way back at Redland Jr.High-)
for teaching us how to crack an egg and even how to separate the white from the yellow! :)

Actually I never realized it could be a problem for anyone...now I feel sooo smart! :)

Also it's a good feeling to know I will not need to spend that $19.98 on this gadget!

That 20 bucks can be better spent on some music CDs or a rose bush!

( Charles just added...'Or 10 doz eggs! ;) )

What do you think?

(...or is it just me that sees this as a useless gadget?)

Junie Rose


Super Bowl Sunday

~~Super Bowl Sunday~~


For a new and 'fun take' on the importance and appeal

of the Super Bowl game
(to some people)

visit my blog friend



( Thanks, TT &T...that was fun; very witty! )

Junie Rose

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Saturday, February 06, 2010

Shadow Shot Sunday~ Feb 7, 2010


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This little doll sits in a big basket on my wide window ledge in my living room.

Today I noticed how the shadows of the blinds and lace curtains were making patterns on her face and thought it might make an interesting picture.

...Besides...you all know how I love to show off my dolls, so this is a good chance to introduce 'Hannah.'

Hannah is from the 'Best Friends' collection by doll artist Heidi Ott. This doll stands about 18" high and is dressed in a very well made, old fashioned dress and bonnet and with leather lace-up shoes.

This was not an expensive doll but I found this collection so sweet and charming I bought 'Hannah' and one other little girl for myself, several years ago.
( at TARGET- Just after Christmas when I could get a terrific bargain price!)
Yep-I'm a kid who never grew up! :)

~~~But just look at that face!~~~


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