I've got sunshine, on a cloudy day.....

Regina, Saskatchewan
June 17, 2008 11:31pm CST
I love that song "My Girl" by the Temptations, and all day it's been running through my head. Why? Because the sun finally came out! We had sunshine yesterday, but today was downright HOT! It's supposed to continue all week, with a thunderstorm here and there, but that's ok, as long as there's no hail. So I gathered up the town (we really need a bell in our Church belfrey so I can call them all at the same time!) and we got to work and loaded up all the sand bags and had them put back into 'storage'. We got them ready for transport but had to wait until today for the flatbed to come and remove them after loading. Our streets are now dry and back to normal, and the road blocks are also gone. I don't feel like I'm living in the movie "Children of the Corn" anymore! LOL I also have a green beard on my front 'lawn'. I had graded it and reseeded it, and this afternoon when I watered it, I could see the spaced out blades of grass poking through the peat moss! It looks like a fine fine beard of green stubble! Too funny. By the end of the week, it should look more like a real lawn and the neighbours will stop laughing at me. The seeds we spread on the town 'green' sprouted last week and the common is now ready for the shrubs and flowers that a neighbour has been housing in her big garage. By the end of the week, the new grass should be thick enough to set up the outdoor teahouse and the common will start earning it's existence! LOL Summer is late coming to us this year, and the rains have delayed so much. But things are looking up, and my challenge to the residents to work on their landscaping for a town garden competition, has paid off. The rain and two days of sun have made everyone's efforts blossom and I'm going to have a hard time choosing winners! LOL I'm hoping next year to enter the town in the national "Communities In Bloom" competition and at least win the "Most Improved" prize! The soon to be ex has nearly finished building the new post office at the back of the Co-Op Store, and my ladies group is planning a grand opening at the end of June. And wouldn't you know that as Mayor, I have to be the one to make a speech of thanks and congratulations to the soon to be ex for his fine work! ROFL See why I have to be civil to the guy? But he really has done a great job and the Canadian Postal Service is really impressed - and building for a government agency, you can bet he's been sweating bullets to get it right the first time, or the cost of redoing anything comes out of his own pocket! So my little town is shaping up. In early July I want to hold a town painting party and repaint the outside of our tired old lady pub! I know you all would be here in a heartbeat to help, but I haven't the budget for it.*sigh* Besides, I'm supposed to build a dungeon for you first? LOL I don't have a digital camera anymore, and so I can't post pics yet. I have three 35mm SLR's of my own, but no way of getting the photos developed quickly as it means a trip to the city. Any suggestions on how to get the soon to be ex to loan me his digital? He's very protective of it! LOL
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@olivemai (4738)
• United States
18 Jun 08
You finally got some sun! I was thinking of telling that was enough wind and cold, and asking if you received some sun! LOL We had a very cool weekend and two days this week have been cold and windy! Today is less cold, not hot yet, although I do not really want it to be hot! Warm is good enough, and cool nights even better!
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• Regina, Saskatchewan
19 Jun 08
Yesterday it was really hot here and my hydrangeas wilted. So give me warm days and cool nights all year round and I'd be a happy camper!
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@olivemai (4738)
• United States
19 Jun 08
We are having problems with wilting too! Remember the other week, you said you could send me some cold and wind in exchange for some heat and sun? Seems it worked too well!
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• Regina, Saskatchewan
19 Jun 08
Ooops!
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@Winter08 (441)
• Canada
18 Jun 08
You could suggest that you need it to make a pictoral record of your shared possessions for the his/her lawyers to use during the settlement meetings. And then you could keep forgetting where you stored it for safe keeping whenever he asks for it back. Or you could recount a Mad Meg happening and imply that the camera has taken a short "vacation" until Mad Meg recovers her memories.
• Regina, Saskatchewan
19 Jun 08
Winter! What a devious mind you have! LOL I like it! I especially like your suggestion about Mad Meg. THAT he would believe! ROFL
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@Winter08 (441)
• Canada
19 Jun 08
With a Mad Meg Happening, you could potentially keep the camera forever as it sounds like she has difficulty remembering things.
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• Regina, Saskatchewan
19 Jun 08
LOL - yep. I wonder how long the soon to be ex could hold out before he started following her around begging her to tell him where it was. LOL I might have to arrest him for stalking! ROFL
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• United States
19 Jun 08
Sounds so lovingly quirky and quaint Sparks... You make everything in your little niche so inviting and warm... I wish to move in! I am so sure you are inventive enough to figure out a way to steal that camera! Post the pics when you can.... I look forward to seeing them PS Sugar, I know I have emails from you and I shall get to them this evening. I have not had much time as of late on my own computer. I have been waiting to read them so I could savor the stories!
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• Regina, Saskatchewan
19 Jun 08
No sweat Angel - one of them is a forward of this discussion! LOL
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@mummymo (23709)
18 Jun 08
I am so thrilled that the weather is improving for you and things are coming together! Seems like the soon to be ex has some uses - well I guess everybody has to be good at something! lol hmmmm Methinks an enterprising woman like you could persuade teh ex to part with his digital camera - you outsmart him big style at every turn and I really want to see your beard of grass - you worked so hard to get it! xxx
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• Regina, Saskatchewan
19 Jun 08
Shhhhhh mummy, but today I DID get it and took some pics of my beard of grass for you all. I'll post them later. Now all I have to do is figure out how to return the darn thing before he notices it's gone! Thank god I kept my set of keys to the RV!LOL
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@mummymo (23709)
19 Jun 08
That's my Spark! lol Can't wait to see the photo sweets! xxx
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@Rosekitty (19445)
• San Marcos, Texas
18 Jun 08
I Know Sparky..late again..LOL..and seem to be always a day later then everyone..LOL..but do love My Girl! Congrats on getting your town up and coming and hearing the new progress and knowing you get to be a azz by congratulating your ex..hee hee..glad its you and not me..it just wouldn't come out right if i spoke..LOL..
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• Regina, Saskatchewan
19 Jun 08
LOL - and who knows how it'll come out when I 'spoke'! ROFL Oh kitty, it's going to be a hoot. I'm going to have to post my 'speech' here for you all to share! It'll probably be a stunner! ROFL
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@tessah (6622)
• United States
18 Jun 08
better song!! http://youtube.com/watch?v=W-oB_ncWRfg
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@tessah (6622)
• United States
18 Jun 08
well another happy jumpin kicky tune for you then! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bTdGJuDZp4I&NR=1
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• Regina, Saskatchewan
19 Jun 08
Great songs choices Tess. Thanks. I love the songs that I have deep memories attached to, and My Girl has a very special one. "I Can See Clearly Now" is a lovely song but the memory attached to it is actually very sad. Long stories. But they are both great songs. As for The Black Eyed Peas - too old to have a memory attached but their song is still fab and makes me wanna dance, so it's an even better choice! LOL
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@tessah (6622)
• United States
19 Jun 08
come come mister deejayyyy turn the music up!! http://youtube.com/watch?v=zCRoeJcnjR4 im fergie ferg and me love you long time http://youtube.com/watch?v=y71S8X1iImU if only.. ..;dr00| ~swoon~;..
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@mommyboo (13198)
• United States
18 Jun 08
Hi Sparks! Sounds like things are shaping up nicely over there =) As for charming the camera out of the ex, did you suggest an offer he can't refuse, like dinner? I don't mean inviting him anywhere either, just maybe cooking him something. All the men who have ever been in my life turn into jelly at the promise of good food.
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• Regina, Saskatchewan
18 Jun 08
I gave him dinner on Father's Day when he came whining at my door because he was feeling 'depressed' at being alone on Father's Day. If I offer again so soon, he'll think he can move back in! LOL Maybe a cake (he has a BIG sweet tooth!) with a message inside saying "Your camera or the next time I poisen the cake!"? ROFL
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• Regina, Saskatchewan
18 Jun 08
Hey mama - a big DOH! from me. I thought of that very thing the minute I posted my response to Boo! LOL You're so smart!
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@Hatley (164756)
• Garden Grove, California
19 Jun 08
Like I said once before get a hive of african bees and set it outside the trailer then call him and bump the hive, bet you can just pop in and get the digital before he knows what' happen as he will be running from the bees. lol and lol.
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• Regina, Saskatchewan
19 Jun 08
Hatley! Have I told you what a wonderfully wicked woman you are? LOL A lady after mine own heart for sure!
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• United States
18 Jun 08
And when it's cold outside, I got the month of May!!! I don't care what's said, it's the "Oldies" that count!!!!!!!!!!!
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• Regina, Saskatchewan
19 Jun 08
YOu got that right flatlander. Welcome to mylot! I can tell you, over the past year or so the Oldies have gotten me through a LOT of rough times! Buddy Holly is constantly playing in the background when I'm on the computer in the morning. In the afternoon I switch to Meatloaf! LOL
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@p1kef1sh (45642)
18 Jun 08
We were going to do the pub when we moved in. But OK, so long as you promise not to paint it green. I don't want the punters feeling sick before they even get there! What a lot of hard work. You are making a real difference by the sound of it. Clearly "petticoat power" suits your town. All our post offices are closing down. We could have sent you one. All Britain's bastions of solidity and heritage are increasingly being sidelined now as "progress" and "efficiency" takes over. Problem is, the service tends to reduce and cost more. So that must be good!! As for getting the ex to lend his camera. How about getting him to take the photos, under supervision of course, and then posting them. You could always commandeer it under your National Emergency powers. ROFL.
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• Regina, Saskatchewan
18 Jun 08
LOL - I will take your suggestion under advisement. We have just negotiated a breakfast meeting, so I will broach the subject then. Now though, I'm off to bed - and yes I'll be alone! LOL I've also posted the report about the Council Meeting that made me popular enough to become Mayor! LOL Check it out. You will giggle yourself silly.
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@novataylor (6572)
• United States
19 Jun 08
Sparky, tell the soon-to-be-ex that you want to borrow it so you can take pictures of the new Post Office that he's built. You can tell him you were planning to have one framed for him and you had wanted it to be a surprise, but to keep it in the time frame you're in, you need to spoil the surprise in order to be able to present it to him in public, when you thank him for the beautiful job he did on the building, during your speech as Mayor. Stroke their egos, Sparky and they'll sit at your feet. That's my suggestion. As to the rest of it, you go girl! You're getting grass on the green and even on your own lawn, the shrubs will be in soon, the teahouse will be going up soon, the pub is going to be given a facelift, and the world looks beautiful. I'm proud of ya, darlin. Keep it up. Is there a hospital nearby where my hubby could work?
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• Regina, Saskatchewan
19 Jun 08
What an absolutely capital idea! You are soooooooooo smart! I've already managed to sneak it and get it back without him knowing, but I'm going to use this idea anyway for the 'grand opening'. He'll be over the moon and have to be much more pleasant at the negotiating table next week! He won't be able to claim I'm being a b*tch and making his life a misery! LOL And sadly no, there's no hospital near by - have to go to the big city for that.*sigh* But hey, if he doesn't mind an hour's drive to work and back, it's workable living here.
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• Canada
18 Jun 08
I have a teeny weeny little digital camera that my eldest daughter sold me when I wanted to try a digital camera, but didn't know yet what features to look for and didn't want to spend a lot at first. You can have it. Maybe it would do for now, if you want, until you can get a better one. I know the resolution isn't the tops, but it wouldn't cost me much to mail it to you. I'm trying to think what the youngst daughter did with her first one, too, as she bought a newer one recently, too. I'll check on that, too.
• Regina, Saskatchewan
19 Jun 08
Well thanks Annie, that would put the spit in the soon to be exes eye! LOL
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@LouRhi (1502)
• Australia
18 Jun 08
Hi Sparks, Great to hear that everything is slowly coming together for you. It is lovely when hard work pay off! I guess your town has added a whole to meaning to the saying "watching grass grow" As for borrowing the camera from the soon to be ex - I guess asking for it just wouldn't work?
• Regina, Saskatchewan
18 Jun 08
I tried - he said no, I had enough cameras of my own! And yes - we watch a lot of grass grow around here! LOL
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@moondancer (7434)
• United States
20 Jun 08
Wow what a long story, that's okay I read it all, lol. Keep up the good work. Your lawn will be gorgeous. As for the fomer mayo, by the way congrats on landing the role. He did the best job he could I guess. Some people have people skills and that's it. They can win people over but can't do a job.
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• Regina, Saskatchewan
20 Jun 08
Hello moondancer. I'm glad you took the time to read it all! LOL So many people wouldn't bother. So kudos to you. As for the former Mayor - if he had done his job he'd still be Mayor and I could spend more time on my gardens! LOL
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