Monday, September 19, 2011

Winners and Answers -

Great Googly Moogly!
As the comments were coming in, my heart was breaking.  I want to send you ALL some honey!
I thought about sending everyone a teaspoon.
Can you imagine.

The winners are -

Commenter 2 - Joy!
Commenter 46 - Blessings from a Wildflower!
and Commenter 84 - Thistle and Thyme Farm!

Please email me at with your address.

And now to start answering your questions...I'll just do a few here and there, so I don't bore you to sleep.

Erin, Gina and Patti asked me what my favorite way to use honey is - and I'd say it's just to eat it straight out of the jar, or make honey cookies or oatmeal honey bread.  But since I no longer eat cookies and bread *weeps* I just eat it straight.  I actually don't like it in my tea.  Go figa!

Nana Diana asked me how long it took before I noticed changes in myself after starting my 'kickbutt' (her words : -) program - Diana - it took me almost 20lbs before I really started seeing a change - and nearly 30 lbs before people started consistently noticing. 

Tracy asked me if I grow a veggie garden - I started out growing veggies, and didn't have any flowers.  I love veggie gardens, and think that a well maintained vegetable garden is every bit as pretty as a nice perennial bed.  Once I started putting in the big flower gardens around here, my veggie patch got smaller and smaller, and this year - due to tendinitis in my arm, I didn't plant one.  I poked a few tomato plants in amongst my flowers.  Oddly, I didn't miss it too much - just went to Farmer's Markets.  I do hope to have one next year though - it's all just so much work!

Happier Than A Pig in Mud asked me about my red door, and what would be the next color I would paint it.  Well - the door is still red.  I promise a pic soon!  The red door - a dirty country red - is growing on me.  It seems to make no sense in my head that the only thing on the house that is red is the door - seems that I need 'other things' to tie it in.  I'll get some red mums, a flag with some red in it etc.  I'm happy to say that I've quit obsessing over it.

OK, that's all for now!  I'm riding my bike to the gym to go and work out, and later today have my Cooking Club!  The theme for today's club is 'Lunch in the Mediterranean'.  After that, I do some volunteer garden work at an old historical house in town.

Have a fabulous day!


  1. Yay I won!

    I love these posts where you answer questions. People ask things I would never even think of asking. When I read the question I suddenly realize I needed to know that!


  2. Congrats to the winners, thanks for the fun give-away! Glad you're liking the door, I think red is a great color for a door:@)

  3. Go away for one measly weekend and I missed out on all the fun! Oh well, it will be good reading anyway...

  4. Congratulations to your winners!

  5. I am sad Hey, 3 weeks til Thelma and Louise go camping. Yay~ Bring me some face oil btw. I am getting excited!! xoxo

  6. I agree with Small Town I love when you answer questions!! And I think you look fabulous, simply fabulous!!! xo

  7. Well, you just go and have a fabulous day too!

  8. But do you like salt in your tea....??

  9. I've been absent. I've missed all the fun. the contest. the chance to cheer you on and encourage you. you didn't need me. you did it all on your own. I'm so proud!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Way to go!
    I'll try not to be so far away...

  10. Now that would be cool, a bit of honey on some paper. Hum.... I can dream cant I?

    CONGRATS to the lucky winner!!

    I hope your day is blessed, sounds like it will be a busy one.

  11. Congrats to the winners of such ah 'sweet' prize!
    Have ah good day and stay on the sunnyside.

  12. Congrats to your winners! And "great googly moogly" is always followed up with, "that thang is juicy" up in here. But I do live with a frat pack.

  13. Thanks, Jayme! This was a great post and congrats to the winners! I am at the -20 mark and I notice it- weighting (get it -waiting?;>) for the next ten to drop off behind me! You are doing so good,Jayme and I am so proud of you! Glad the red door is growing on you- sometimes it takes a while! xo Diana

  14. I'm lovin' your 'kick butt program!'
    You KICK BUTT! :)
    (in a good way)

  15. Congrats to the winners. And very fun questions were answered.

    You have such a full, packed, interesting life. I hope you share a recipe or two.

  16. Thank You! I'm so happy and can't wait for the liquid "Gold" cause I will be baking bread to spread the honey on!
    ~~Peace & Love & Big Hug~~
    Blessings from a Wildflower

  17. Just found your blog ~ LOVE it!
    I built, mixed, and toiled to make square foot gardens in my small yard this past season. I planted, watered, fussed, tied, and sprayed it.
    Then one day, along came an opposum. He brought his friends, the flock of mocking birds. Between the four of them, they ate every single RIPE tomato, cherry tomato, and green bean I grew.

    Next year I'm going to plant very hot peppers and very pretty flowers. I think I paid more for water and materials than I would have at the farmer's market!

    Thanks for your blog. So enjoyable!

  18. Hmmm, straight from the spoon. Yum ;)


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