Birthday Club December 2011

Leesburg, VA(Zone 7a)

After much consideration I have decided to go ahead and change the way the Birthday Club works. I think in deference to the economic times we are in I am going to change this from a gifting kind of thing to CARDS ONLY. This change will go into effect starting in January 2012. I think that is the most fair way to do it so that the people at the end of this year who have played along nicely all year will still get their gifts from everyone.

So everyone that has a birthday starting in January will get a card from each of us in the birthday club sometime the month of their birthday. It is really a lot of fun to get snail mail these days anyway since we all live in such an electronic world. If you are so inclined to want to include a pack of seeds or something flat in with the card that is strictly up to you and should not in anyway be expected by the birthday girl.

I am hoping that this will encourage some of the people that have left us and some that would like to join, but are unemployed, to jump in and make this grow. Just think about getting 10 or 20 or 30 cards in your birthday month! So spread the word far and wide and lets see if we can make some new friends and have a sort of old fashioned pen pal arrangement.

We still want to chat and joke and know what is going on in everyone's life just like before, but at least this should remove the financial burden for a lot of people. Organized people can even get all their cards at the beginning of the year and get them all set up to go during those slow winter months.

Thanks a bunch to all of you for hanging in there and trying to make this work. I don't want it to go by the wayside. I have left the likes and dislikes lists attached for any new members that come on board as well as us old folks to look at so that we can send that extra special card. Everyone has special interests and we should remind ourselves of them now and then.

Current Members:

Rouxcrew (Joy) Jan. 15 http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/p.php?pid=8142063
Irisluvr0252 (Debbie) Feb. 25
ClanCampbell (Chris) Feb.28 http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/p.php?pid=8057458
Carolyn22 (Carolyn) April 3
AmandaEsq (Amanda) April 6
FruitoftheVine- (Susan) April 9 http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/p.php?pid=7958412
Crit (Patti) May 10
Mud_Elf (Kris) May 10
GAgirl1066 (Paula) Sept. 1 http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/p.php?pid=8039522
Ridesredmule (Charlene) Oct. 1 http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/p.php?pid=7896427
Rvnsbrk - (Juanita) Oct 9 http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/p.php?pid=7886786
GardenQuail (Michelle) October 28 http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/p.php?pid=8242576
Cville_Gardener (Carole) Nov. 30 Effective on 1/2012
Dahtzu (Faye) December 25
Hope43 (Hope) Dec. 28 http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/p.php?pid=8005430







This message was edited Dec 29, 2011 11:18 AM

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Leesburg, VA(Zone 7a)

Good Monday to all!


Sorry I didn't get this new thread started sooner. Too much going on around here right now. Don't forget our birthday girls this month Faye and Twyla. Last month for sending gifts as well and then we will be onto cards.


Have a sweet day everyone.

Neener

Barnesville (Charle, GA(Zone 8b)

Faye, are you getting frost and snow??? Wonder if a plant would freeze????

Greensboro, NC(Zone 7b)

Thanks, Neener. Hope everybody has a pleasant day. :)

A.

Middle, TN(Zone 6b)

Checking in and waving to ya'll. ^_^

Leesburg, VA(Zone 7a)

Waving back at ya Carole!!!

Henderson, NC(Zone 7b)

Hi all, Charleen we have had frost but no snow. It has been so warm that the Brugs that I had cut back have come back out only to get frost on and freeze.

Blue Ridge Mtns, VA(Zone 7a)

Might be watching for some white stuff Thursday or Friday. Plain old rain is on the way tonight, and it's going to be warm only down in the 50's. This has been the craziest Fall weather with a lot of days that felt more like Spring.

My tri-colored Geraniums outside in a big pot are still blooming but it's up against the front of our garage and has a dwarf evergreen keeping it company. Had a couple of pretty Irises reblooming around Thanksgiving, frost got the blooms and buds. Crazy things have seed pods. Anybody ever grown Iris from seeds?

Edit! OMG, the fresh scent of a skunk is wafting through the open windows. Gag! Gotta go find my cats.



This message was edited Dec 5, 2011 7:57 PM

Middle, TN(Zone 6b)

No snow here either, but we just had about 5" of rain and it's still in the forecast for today. :(

Annual Christmas poinsettia from my brother arrived yesterday. Beeg!!

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Athens, PA(Zone 5b)

Carole

It's beautiful! I would rather have rain, than snow.

Tulsa, OK(Zone 7a)

Faye getting you pk. out next 2 or 3 days.. i love B>C> so get presents..lol no i like being friends having friens.. take care blessings..

Mountain View, CA(Zone 9b)

Hi, all.
Thanks for the new thread, Neener. :)
Wow, iris seeds in December! Haven't tried growing iris from seed. You might try doing a google search to see what you can find out.
Oh, Susan, I received the calendar you sent... Thank you! It arrived Saturday. Had my husband describe the pictures to me. They sound lovely :) There are so many neat little details in each one!
Have a great day, all!
Michelle

Greensboro, NC(Zone 7b)

Hi girls!

Good news?! I got laid off over the weekend. :D

Being out of work does have it's upside - If I had been working all season I would not have gotten to know and love the new neighbors across the street. I really do feel thankful for having been home all summer for that reason.

Loveyou!!!

A.

Blue Ridge Mtns, VA(Zone 7a)

You're welcome, Michelle and every one else. Seems like there's an article I read on here about growing Iris from seeds and was curious if anyone had tried. Not sure the pods will ripen since we've had several frosts.

I love rainy days, but enough is enough. Lovely Poinsettia there and a thoughtful brother, Carole. I should add Poinsettias to the list of plants I kill.

Durn, Manda! Now what.....back to the drawing board or the thesis?


Tulsa, OK(Zone 7a)

Faye mailed it noon today. should be there friday.. I fogot a card forgvie me by your birthday get it mailed.Take care. many blessings..


Twyla..

Greensboro, NC(Zone 7b)

Hey Froot:

Shame on me and my thesis. :/

I need someone to come and kick me in the pants. Oh NEEEENER . . . .. Where is that girl when I need her. :P

Loveya.
A.

Leesburg, VA(Zone 7a)

I'm right here Amanda! Slow starting this morning. Rainy morning + fuzzy pets curled up in bed= sleeping late. Then I needed to run out to the store so I can be home tomorrow when the carpenters come.

Faye I have your box ready as well, but I haven't been up to schlepping it out in the rain. Hopefully later this week.

Twyla yours went out this morning.

Now I need to get busy making cards for next year!

Henderson, NC(Zone 7b)

OH BOY! Christmas is coming..and Birthday too. Thank you nita, I'm excited already.

Hello all you good people. Not going to ask if you're busy, think the season makes busy a given. Don't overdo, remember, Jesus is the reason for the season.
Love & Hugs
Faye

Greensboro, NC(Zone 7b)

Faye - that's nice. ;)

Thanks for the reminder.

Loveya.
A.

Mountain View, CA(Zone 9b)

Just a quick hello... Need a nap... falling asleep while trying to read :)
Take care, and have a great weekend, everyone!
Michelle

Leesburg, VA(Zone 7a)

Just stopping by to say Hello to everyone. Kind of feeling like a grump the closer to the holidays we get. Sorry to be the absent hostess. Faye I finally managed to mail your box today.

Everyone stay warm and have a nice day tomorrow.

Henderson, NC(Zone 7b)

Nita, please feel better. We love you and yes, we need you too. Thank you, I'm looking forward to getting the box.

I got a wonderful surprise today. My very first Birthday Gift. (correction, 1st gift was from FOTV, thank you Susan) Thank you so much Twyla. I love everything. The Cameo I will wear to church. The booties socks, well they are already on my feet. The desk calendar will be used daily and each time I see it, I will think of you. The purse calendar is a must have for my Dr. appointments, and last, I will wait until Spring to hand the Garden Flag. Twyla, thank you so much for being so thoughtful. You are a treasure to all of us.
I think I'm right in saying that Twyla didn't miss anyone that was on the birthday list for the entire year. A lady of her word.
Love & hugs
Faye

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Henderson, NC(Zone 7b)

Twyla, my warm feet thank you.

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Blue Ridge Mtns, VA(Zone 7a)

LOL Faye. Your feet look nice and toasty. Remember the metal Christmas Cardinals bucket you gave me? Was that at the Round-Up? Anyway, it's chocked full of Christmas candy and looks so much prettier than a wicker basket.

I agree, Twyla, you're a gem and have been so good to all of us.

Neener, Send those carpenters down here when they're finished, or you get tired of them, which ever happens first. Bet I already know which one that'll be.

Got your tree up yet in the new house, Paula? Can't wait to hear more progress reports.

Tulsa, OK(Zone 7a)

Faye, so glad you got and liked it. your a winner always., Juanita was going faster than my typingi recieved your birthday present today thanks so much.. love the card and the tiny ladybug on back.. i did manage to buy my daughter a small Christmas gift and kids each one five so its hard and not much but thats not christmas's reason..

Everyone be well , many blessings.. May He bless you all always., meet all your needs.

This message was edited Dec 10, 2011 8:16 PM

Tulsa, OK(Zone 7a)

Susan, your always on time never late last few months i was some i'm sorry but things not best around here.. but God has his hand and it will get better ...

I pray it for everyone ..

Henderson, NC(Zone 7b)

Twyla you inspire me in so many ways. Take care, be safe and happy.
Faye

Leesburg, VA(Zone 7a)

Thanks all.. It is cold out there and I have things I should have finished already like the deer fence. They are munching on Bob's azaleas already. Have no inclination to go out. Maybe tomorrow when I have to help my partner to load wood. Once I'm bundled up I could maybe get inspired....NOT!

Twyla I was hoping you can use the gift card for a little something you might want. Didn't know what else to send you this year.

Henderson, NC(Zone 7b)

Big bunch of hugs to Nita! Love you lady.

Mountain View, CA(Zone 9b)

Hi, all.
Stopping by to say hello :)
We had a couple of Christmas parties to attend yesterday, and when we got back, I gave my guide dog the last of his birthday bones from Char... a little Christmas party treat :) Char, he says they were delicious! :)
Have some ideas for our birthday girls this month. Hoping I can get things together soon so I can get them mailed out. Twyla and Faye, will let you know when things are mailed!
Michelle

Barnesville (Charle, GA(Zone 8b)

I am so glad you dog liked the treats. I'll try to add them again....

Tulsa, OK(Zone 7a)

Juanita, thats great i need a purse got mine with duct taped..lol. oh wrell. i so appreciate it.


blessings all.

Mountain View, CA(Zone 9b)

Hi, all.
Char, it's been fun listening to my guide dog eating the treats you sent. The bones are large enough that he can't eat them all in one bite, so he bites off a peece and puts the rest down on the floor in front of him to eat after he finishes the bite he has. But they're just the right size for a little snack! :) I also have these dog treats that are shaped like little hearts. I usually give him a couple at a time when he gets these. They're the perfect size to hide in your hand. After my husband trims my guide's toenails, my husband gets to give my guide a treat. He likes to hide one of these heart treats in one of his hands and have my guide guess which it's in. It's always funny to listen to them go through this routine. LOL
Twyla, sounds like that gift card you got from Neener is just perfect :) Have fun picking out a new purse!
Finally got to plant some more seeds the other day. Planted some pansy seeds (these are supposed to be fragrant) and an old package of alyssum (mixed colors). The pansy seeds are packed for 2012, so they ought to do well. The alyssum are from 2008 (bought them and never got them planted... sigh), so we'll see what I get. Figured if they don't grow, I can always plant something else there :)
Well, better go get some more things done around here. Take care, everyone, and have a great day!
Michelle

Leesburg, VA(Zone 7a)

Plumbers are here this morning and the mayhem returns. Another fun day in renovation land!

Henderson, NC(Zone 7b)

Nita, sure wish I could brighten your day as you did mine. What a fantastic Birthday Gift. Thank you so much for everything. And now to list the wonders of my Birthday Box.
Thank you Nita for the special card that you made for me. It will be saved with your others.
Large beautiful tri colored Coffee Cup & Saucer Planter. I have one that I planted a Christmas Cacti in and that's what I'll plant in this beauty.
Cafe Godiva Chocolate Truffle Arabiac Coffee. Can't wait to try this.
Can of Cream Wafer Rolls
Cocoa Chocolate Chip Scones mix. And
A set of beautiful Wine Bottle Stoppers
Thank you so much Nita for helping to make this Birthday special.
Faye




Leesburg, VA(Zone 7a)

You are so welcome my friend. When I saw the planter I knew I needed to go with a coffee theme. :0) I know you will plant something really fun in it.

Love you lady,

Blue Ridge Mtns, VA(Zone 7a)

Good for you, Faye. I save Neener's cards too and all the others so many friends have sent me. Now what could be better than coffee laced with chocolate and a reminder of wine?! Any word from your tests yet? I've got one eye on The X-Factor and bet you're watching the show too :)

My SIL is flying stand-by tonight from DFW to Charlotte. With any luck she'll get there at a decent hour and get a little sleep in a hotel before she drives to her Mom's house tomorrow. It's another whirlwind trip for her like it was in October. She has to be back at work Monday morning and am hoping she'll have a decent departure time sometime Sunday, one of the busiest travel days of the year.

Michelle, I grew Baby's Breath from seeds this year for the first time, had pretty good results, and tucked the plants in my hanging baskets. None grew nearly as showy as ones the florists have but gotta say I was happy with the outcome. Let us know what kind of germinate rates you get from your poppies and Alyssum. Strange how fresh seeds sometimes for me have done diddly and old ones have taken off.

When's everybody having their Christmas Dinner? Looks like ours will be Saturday, then hubby and I will have another one for just the two of Christmas Day, Faye's Birthday!

Love & Hugs, Everyone!


Sand Springs (Tulsa), OK(Zone 7a)

HEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE-Y YA'LL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I've been lost and no one found me! LOL So now I found you and you can't hide from me anymore! Please put me back on the list. I am alive, well (except for this crud I have at the moment) and kicking....sort of!

Fruity .... I may be bugging your ear off! Interest thread just went up for the Sock, Sniff and Sip thread.

Hey all...........Here is the link to a new swap I am hosting for January. (I'm having some help from some of the best hostess' in it!) It is the Sock, Sniff and Sip swap. Please check it out and share it with other threads you visit if you want to. Thanks!

Crit

http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1233609/
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Blue Ridge Mtns, VA(Zone 7a)

Been fighting the crud too and know how you feel, Patti. Bug away!

Now if we could just coax Erin into coming back, and who else? What could be simpler than sending Cards in 2012, even if mine aren't homemade :0

Henderson, NC(Zone 7b)

LOL, yep Susan, you remembered. I did watch X-Factor. We are having family here this Sat. for late lunch then will go to Daughters Christmas Day. Hope each of you will have the Christmas that will leave the very best memories.
My very last test was Monday. (I'm going to shout) I DO NOT HAVE CANCER! Praise God. All tests came back negative. The stomach problem has been diagnosed as I B S, yeah that's bad but that I can handle. Couldn't handle Cancer. The throat problem is coming from my Chronic Sinusitis, Asthma and Reflux. Hopefully voice therapy will teach me to keep my throat open as I speak.
Thank you all so much for your thoughts and prayers. I do know prayer works.

Now look at my treasures.. Than you again Nita. Love all this chocolate stuff and especially the Cup & Saucer.

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