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Tuesday, March 25, 2008

How's Your Spelling?

Your Spelling is Perfect

You got 10/10 correct.

Your spelling is excellent. You also have a great memory and eye for detail.

I admit I guessed at one of the words and I was glad it was multiple choice - I didn't have to actually spell them. I always have problems with the word mispellmisspell.

Thanks to "J" at Thinking About for this one.

We have our first rosebud on one of the climbers. Had to transplant the small bush; I don't think it was getting enough sun underneath my window. I hope we got to it in time. It was looking rather forlorn. The tomato plants are growing - I'm still waiting for the first tomato.

The Easter dinner went off without a hitch except I cooked far too much food, even allowing for the amount my son can put away all by himself. Tomorrow I'll make spread/salad out of some of the ham and freeze the rest until later.

To those who left comments about the "menu" and the amount of work, much of the food came from boxes and cans this time rather than scratch. I didn't have the time, energy, or ingredients on hand to do a lot of last minute preparation. My sweet potato casserole is better than Betty Crocker's (even after I doctored it up) but it was okay. The music did help although I decided Beethoven (Emperor Concerto) might be a little much.

Tim and I met for coffee earlier today; his treat since he wasn't working. I came home to a phone call from the Social Worker. She was in the area with the girls. They stopped by for a few minutes so I was able to give them some of the things they'd asked about. It was so good to see them and I think it was good for them to see Ray and our little house. We keep telling them we're fine but better they could see for themselves. It was one of the best surprises we've had in a long time.

Our weather continues to be lovely. The forecast calls for rain this weekend but that's normal for March and April. We're far more fortunate than much of the country which is still digging out from blizzards and floods.

Bloglines is still acting up and so is Blogger, at least for me. I think I've gotten around to most of you but it's difficult to tell who has new posts and who doesn't. Blogger is being stubborn about comments sometimes but at least I can keep up with what you're doing.

For anyone out there who is also a Facebook friend. I'm not ignoring you. I lost my password in the great computer crash. I'll get a new one - just keep forgetting to do it. Meantime, thanks for thinking of me with the Superpokes, etc.

Other than that, not much is new. I'm waiting for baseball season to start. The American League played their first game today from Tokyo (started at 3:00 a.m. our time) but the Giants don't open until next Monday.

Take care everyone and thanks for the visits.


The Future Was Yesterday said...

Your Spelling is Perfect
Show off!:) I only got 8/10, and it doesn't tell me which ones I missed!!!! Now I'll be awake all night trying to figure it out!

I proofread a lot of my wife's papers, too (Gulp!). I thought I was pretty good. "Pride goeth before.....":)

PI said...

I know my spelling has deteriorated - it's an age thing - but I keep my OED to hand. It must have been great for you and the girls to see each other.
I'm avoiding facebook as I don't think I could cope with anything else. It takes me all my time to keep visiting cyber friends.

Bee Repartee said...

Did you put your recipe up on your recipe blog? Sweet potatoes..yumm.

I have trouble with misspell too. Spell check is making me lazy, I think. :)

What kind of tomatoes are you growing? I'm contemplating which ones to grow.

Gail said...

I'm glad you had a nice Easter. We did too, except we spent it at the nursing home w/my father-in-law. He passed away tuesday the 25th. Read my blog.

lindsaylobe said...

Hi Ann
What a wonderful posting, along with your first rosebud your life seemed to me to echo a certain post Easter joy.
Best wishes

Day Dreamer said...

Multiple choice!!!??

I panick with multiple choice! ACK!

(glad to hear you're having good weather, tho!)

Karen H. said...

Good Evening Ann,
I took the Spelling Test and here is what it said about mine:
Your Spelling is Good

You got 8/10 correct.

Your spelling is generally pretty decent. You are prone to a few mistakes, but the mistakes you make are pretty forgivable.

I guess that's pretty good for a slang talkin' southerner. LOL. I'm glad your Easter Dinner went well. It's always better to have some leftover than not have enough. I can't believe you are already waiting on Tomatoes. I do love fresh garden tomatoes. I don't like the ones you buy in the store in the Winter months because I can tell they have been frozen. I bet it was nice to see the girls and I know you really enjoyed seeing them. We are suppose to get some rain on Friday and then possibly some heavy rains again on Monday and then the possibility of Severe Weather as well. We sure don't need anymore heavy rains. Our girls softball season starts this weekend. They are both in Pre-Season Tournaments. That is if it don't rain on Friday. We will have to wait and see what it does. Take care my friend and have a great evening. May God Bless You and Yours.


Sometimes Saintly Nick said...

At one time my spelling was excellent. Then I became dependent upon spellcheckers.

May I borrow some sunshine from your weather? Like soon?

Janice said...

Here's mine;
You got 7/10 correct.

Your spelling is a bit of a problem. Your instincts on how to spell things aren't horrible, but you often make an embarrassing mistake or two.


I'm glad you had a nice visit with the girls, and they got to see your house.


megz_mum said...

Hi Ann
I got 9/10 :(
Want to know which one I missed though!

Carin said...

My spelling was perfect too! Although, I think I had a bit of an unfair advantage. JAWS loudly butchered up the sound of some words, which was my first clue that they were the wrong choice. But it didn't do that to all of them, so it's not all because of JAWS. Grins. Glad you had a good easter. You're always so busy.

Michael said...

Hi Ann,
What a Easter so far, I am tired out, ill be back at work soon for a rest!!!

Cecil said...

Hey Ann... I am not looking forward to getting healthy.. he he he... but I know I really need to... It will be very difficult because our family really focuses on food.. but I will survive.. Cecil

clairesgarden said...

nice to have the girls for a surprise visit.
hope your weather forecast improves soon, we're under wind and freezing rain here for the day, yuck.

Josie said...

What a fun quiz, Ann. I got 10/10 as well. We're very clever, aren't we?

I haven't had a chance to visit some of my favorite blogs lately, so I am popping by to say hello...!


peppylady said...

I got 6 out of 10

ancient one said...

I didn't even try the test yet... but I know I can't spell..haha

Sounds like things are going your way right now... I know you were happy to see the girls and I know they were happy to see y'all!

I might go back and try that test! LOL

Susie said...

Hi Ann,
I got 9/10. I think I rely too much of spell check!!
How fun for you to see the girls again (and good for them too!)
Glad your Easter dinner went well. We're enjoyed our weather here too. The weather further north was not so nice!!

a. beaverhausen said...

Normally I'm a great speller. After all...I taught English in school! However, I did have that glass of wine with dinner....

tAnYeTTa said...

Eye hahve perfic speltin.

Ewe no thiss write?


*waving to granny*


gmcountrymama said...

I already know I am a bad speller! Glad your Easter went well.

Lucy Stern said...

Ann, I haven't taken the spelling test yet but I will before I go. I'm so tired right now, I can hardly keep my eyes open....I've been pulling a couple of very late nights while working on my taxes, but that is done for now....YEA! My refrigator decided to die last week and I had to go out and buy a new one. Most of the meat in the freezer was beyond saving but we filled five ice chests with frig food. I am so glad that is done too. You know the old saying, "When it rains, it pours." It sure felt like that last week. (Our tomatoes are in the ground too.)

Talk to ya later, Lucy

Merle said...

Dear Ann ~~ I am so happy that the social worker brought the girls to see you and Ray and your house, and
I am sure they enjoyed seeing you as well as you and Ray did them. Lovely surprise. Bad luck about your Easter plans and hope the friends are better now. You did very well with your very
hurried meal which sounded yummy. I
got misspell wrong as I only used one s. Oh well, not too bad.
Thank you so very much Ann for keeping my niece Vicki in your thoughts. Still no news about her op - I hope it is soon and all goes well. Take care dear friend, Much
love, Merle.

The Maven said...

Just dropping by to say hi and catch up on your goings on. The meal sounds like it was delicious! Glad you were able to see the girls, too. How wonderful!

Take care, Ann!

mreddie said...

I got 9/10 - it would probably be worse if I had not learned a lot from spell check. :) Wow - tomatoes already growing - it's still a little cool to plant here yet. So glad you folks got to see the girls. ec

Jobthingy said...

Granny, youre on facebook? ill have to go find you :)

*hugs* glad you got to see the girls and easter went well.

Michael said...

Hi Ann,
I have tagged you if you wanna head over to my blog to see what its all about

Meow (aka Connie) said...

I got 9/10 ... not sure which one I missed !!

Glad you got to see the girls, Ann ... must have been wonderful ... bet they've grown.

Hope you and Ray are doing OK. Look after yourselves.

Take care, Meow

Merle said...

Dear Ann ~~ I do hope you are all right as you haven't posted for a while. Hope your weather is being kind to you. I have left an award for you on my last post. Take care, dear friend, Much love, Merle.

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

Hope you are alright my dear.,.You haven't updated in a while...!
I am not on Bloglines, but Blogger is STILL a problem for me and comments....I have no idea what their probl;em is, but it is very boring and sometimes annoying!

I didn't try the Word thing yet..But I will!

Lavender said...

I am glad everything is going well for you. I have been out of the blogosphere for a while, myself. TTYL!

Jo said...

I am so glad to hear the girls got to come over. Pleasant surprises like that one are the best.
I got 9 out 10, because I misspelled misspelled. Ah well. I am actually a horrible speller.