It did not happen

oxford mill lunch
@GardenGerty (99424)
United States
June 2, 2017 10:31am CST
The nap, that is. I honestly tried. I laid down on the comfy guest bed and Princess joined me. I rested. I just have so much on my mind to do that it is hard to be still. I did some mowing so that I felt I could put some bedding out on the clothes line to air without it getting grassy. I mowed the front. I also lined out a place where I want to make a flower bed of strictly violets. Well, maybe I will also add Johnny jump ups, as they were always my favorite as a kid. The violets grow wild around my yard. My sister has done this and it is very pretty looking. Much better than the bark chips in the area I am going to use. The birds are pleased as mowing disturbs bugs for them to eat, and shakes out seeds from plants. Right now I am having iced tea. Then either a snack or lunch. My headache is much better. I am sure to sleep well tonight. The image is from a meal at the Oxford Mill, a year ago on Mother's Day. The high school students run this restaurant in an old grain mill to learn business operations.
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• United States
2 Jun 17
That meal looked like it was very enjoyable. Who heads the restaurant, an economics teacher? Well it's best to go ahead and get everything done. Perhaps you'll tire yourself out and make it an early night tonight.
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@GardenGerty (99424)
• United States
3 Jun 17
I am not totally sure. It was a very nice meal with chicken. I love that the kids have this opportunity. There is a school district about ten miles from here where students run a green house. School seems more interesting to me.
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• United States
3 Jun 17
@GardenGerty It does sound like a lot of kids in the communities around you are given opportunities to experience hands on things that will help them in their future. We didn't have that when I was in school. The most we had was the egg / baby we had to take care of.
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@GardenGerty (99424)
• United States
3 Jun 17
@ScribbledAdNauseum In my high school there was FBLA, and the extent that I saw of their activities was to go to a local bakery and get "long johns" to sell on Friday for a nickel a piece to raise money for the club, Future Business Leaders of America. When my kids were in school it may have been a sack of flour, or maybe a programmable "Baby Wait Awhile" doll. That may have been later.
• United States
2 Jun 17
Such a nice meal..I had heard about that place the Oxford when I lived in Ottawa. Glad your headache is gone. Yes you will sleep well later on Heather.
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@GardenGerty (99424)
• United States
3 Jun 17
It was very cool, hubby had made the reservations to surprise me, as he knew that I get blue when my kids do not communicate on Mother's Day. That is how they are, but he likes to distract me.
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• United States
3 Jun 17
@GardenGerty Oh...so sorry they don't at least call Heather..hmm that annoys me for you
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@GardenGerty (99424)
• United States
3 Jun 17
@TiarasOceanView That is how their dad was about all holidays. This year I talked to daughter the day before, plus we were e mailing quite a bit. Son, I talked to two days later in person and got a big hug. He said he thought about me but not at the right time.
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@Courtlynn (66133)
• United States
2 Jun 17
Yeah naps arent my thing anymore either. Can never take one. Always something to do or running in my head. Glad you got to mow and are relaxing now.
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@GardenGerty (99424)
• United States
3 Jun 17
Even when I was a child I did not usually nap. I really like mowing.
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@Courtlynn (66133)
• United States
3 Jun 17
@GardenGerty i napped. Even napped when babysitting my nieces and nephews and they took theirs. Lol. Some reason i cant now.
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@GardenGerty (99424)
• United States
3 Jun 17
@Courtlynn As you said, something always on our minds.
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@just4him (117368)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
2 Jun 17
You've been busy and should get a good night's sleep, especially with all that fresh air.
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@GardenGerty (99424)
• United States
3 Jun 17
I love being in and out all day. It feels good and lifts my spirits.
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@just4him (117368)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
3 Jun 17
@GardenGerty Being outside is good for that. I think that's why I like being in front of the window as I work on the computer. I might not be outside, but I can see what's going on out there.
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@GardenGerty (99424)
• United States
3 Jun 17
@just4him My computer faces a window.
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@celticeagle (118280)
• Boise, Idaho
3 Jun 17
Sometimes naps just don't happen. Life is so busy it is hards to calm oneself. Next time maybe.
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@GardenGerty (99424)
• United States
3 Jun 17
Getting the rest itself was good for me, though. I was very satisfied with my day yesterday.
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@celticeagle (118280)
• Boise, Idaho
3 Jun 17
@GardenGerty .....That's great! Can't always say that.
@Hatley (164652)
• Garden Grove, California
26 Aug
violets amd johnny6 jump uips were my moms favortes and i grew to love tem too and wehn we had ourown hiome I had a lotof vilotets in various colors in my yrard dtooi and johnyn umo ups too
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@GardenGerty (99424)
• United States
29 Aug
They are so faithful and colorful to keep coming back.
@KrauseHome (35034)
• United States
29 Jun 17
Violets is a nice addition and very pretty. I remember Johnny Jump Ups. Just not sure they sell them around here. We had flowers growing for a bit til the neighbor kids broke one of the Big flower pots that some were in and killed them. We have not tried since.
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@GardenGerty (99424)
• United States
29 Jun 17
My sister has the violas or johnny jump ups wild in her front yard as well as some in her garden . I used to call them Johnny jump outs because they often left the garden and moved into the yard. Sorry your flower pot got broken.
@sueznewz2 (9999)
• Alicante, Spain
3 Jun 17
I'm sorry you didn't get your nap... but you did get a lot of other things done ...
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@GardenGerty (99424)
• United States
3 Jun 17
At the end of the day I was very pleased.
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@prashu228 (25811)
• India
2 Jun 17
Hope you had a nap by now... Nice meal Have a great day
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@GardenGerty (99424)
• United States
3 Jun 17
I rested, but did not sleep. It was a good meal.
@andriaperry (50737)
• United States
2 Jun 17
I wish I could mow today, my grass is getting so high. The man in the field over is driving me crazy with the hum of his tractor, he came back to bush hog it again, sure to run snakes down here
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@GardenGerty (99424)
• United States
3 Jun 17
We have snakes in our yard. I like them better than mice in my house. They seem to keep them away.
@moffittjc (43085)
• Gainesville, Florida
3 Jun 17
I was so tired today that I couldn't wait to lay down. After I picked my son up from school and brought him home, I had 30 minutes of time before I had to go pick my daughter up from school. My son said there was no way I could take a nap in that short of time. I proved him wrong. I was out as soon as my head hit the pillow, and about 15 minutes later I woke up completely refreshed.
@GardenGerty (99424)
• United States
3 Jun 17
I like those power naps and would have liked one today. Glad you got one.
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@moffittjc (43085)
• Gainesville, Florida
3 Jun 17
@GardenGerty I feel more refreshed taking a 10-15 minute power nap than I do when I get a full night's sleep! I love power naps!
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@GardenGerty (99424)
• United States
3 Jun 17
@moffittjc I used to do those frequently.
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@Corbin5 (106636)
• United States
2 Jun 17
So glad you headache is much better. I never can take a nap. I have tried, but no success. I do love violets. A garden full of them would be delightful.
@GardenGerty (99424)
• United States
3 Jun 17
It will soften up the entry area. I have some white and some lavender. My sister has some deep purple as well. I love them all.
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