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Margaret
Interests: running, tennis, microbrews, parenting, camping, traveling, reading mysteries, espresso, teaching french
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It's good, but very chopped up between times and people. I think it's better to read a lot of it in a stretch, which I haven't done. It's starting to come together now on page 100ish. Tomorrow is no kids, just the stress of getting ready. In a way, it's worse dealing with the anticipation than the reality. Sometimes. Lots of red leaves around, already. This seems awfully early!!
Toggle Commented 2 days ago on Fall Thoughts at Stargazer
A beautiful and peaceful evening indeed with no work to go back to for a while. Yay for relaxation and beach walks! Nate has sure got some guns!! I bet you can't wait to get your arms around him and find out all his news. :)
Toggle Commented 2 days ago on Beach Walk! at Kingfisher Cove
Great test for those gutters. I was happy to see Mojo on the beautiful counter; I can't keep Mari off mine, so I've given up. Love the glasses and the gravel really does look like asphalt. In fact, that's what I thought it was from the photos.
Toggle Commented 2 days ago on Bliss at Kingfisher Cove
I can certainly understand why your brain would be dead; you are, as the saying goes, "meeting yourself coming and going." I want you to remember that if the lunch is one more thing on your plate(you better be honest and tell me!), Carol and I can bring down some food for a potluck. I cook everything like bacon with the lid firmly on, then take it off the heat to turn it. Otherwise, as you said, a LONG CLEAN UP. Your work sucks. No other way to put it.
Toggle Commented 5 days ago on No Time to Blog! at Kingfisher Cove
I think the way the trees(in your shot) frame the sunset is every bit as expensive. With a kitchen that beautiful, my expectations for lunch have gone up several notches. ;)
Toggle Commented Aug 24, 2014 on The Kitchen is 99.9% DONE at Kingfisher Cove
Still hoping for good news about the casino job and also for a relaxing weekend at Harstine. It sounds like you BOTH need it!!
Toggle Commented Aug 22, 2014 on Icky Week at Kingfisher Cove
I adore the granite and will expect WONDERFUL meals when I visit...because that kitchen demands them. ;) You do have a plot of paradise there, T and now a beautiful home to retire to. (SOON, I hope!)
I bet you know too much about the goodbyes! It's difficult when it's for such an extended period of time and VERY far away. :( I give both girls a lot of credit for being way more adventurous than I ever was. I hate it though.
Toggle Commented Aug 18, 2014 on Saying goodbye at Stargazer
I have to tell you that there are times when I go out in the garage and smell Patt; I'm sure it's from his stuff still out there, the lacquer, the Brut cologne, etc. But it's unmistakable. I HOPE you get this new position, not just for the easier commute or the ability to get rid of the Des Moines house,but because you are at the end of your rope with this horrible pressure cooker job!!
Toggle Commented Aug 12, 2014 on Back in Hell. Again. at Kingfisher Cove
Me too! It's pretty miserable right now. The soft paws will make it more manageable because she won't be able to scratch me and draw blood. (like she just did) My crime was feeding her a cat treat because she hadn't yet scratched me this morning-LOL. I do love the cheery colors of the photos and the way it got framed. Perfect reminder of my time in Alaska.
Toggle Commented Aug 10, 2014 on Time at Stargazer
Also sage green looks good with many dramatic colors like reds and oranges, as well as midnight blue.
Toggle Commented Aug 10, 2014 on This and That at Kingfisher Cove
Good for Helen! I get nauseated in small planes, so it's best that I stick to the big ones. :) Glad to hear that you'll get to see Nate. I'm supposed to be seeing Alison, but she's so busy that it's not happening as much as I want. The house is looking incredible! Can't wait to see it in person.
Toggle Commented Aug 10, 2014 on This and That at Kingfisher Cove
Apparently this one isn't that high; it just looks that way to me! The waterbed had been losing water through evaporation, so it was really low. It was super comfy last night--I loved it!(it's way easier to get out of than the waterbed too) However, I woke up a couple of times thinking I was in a hotel room. :) It's a pillow top, in the soft range.
Toggle Commented Aug 8, 2014 on August is a butt kicker at Stargazer
I'm glad you're taking the day off! Is the resemblance a sign, maybe? :) I'm hoping for VERY good things from this interview!!(but it does sound like a complicated day)
Toggle Commented Aug 8, 2014 on ♪♫ Tomorrow!! ♪♫ at Kingfisher Cove
Hi there--I don't know who you are because my e-mail to you bounced back. Yes, both girls' rooms have single beds, BUT are full of my furniture from the master bedroom, as is the hallway. Alison's room is blocked off by my dresser, although I suppose I could climb in there to get to the bed. (no, thanks, I'm not that agile, especially in the AM)
Toggle Commented Aug 2, 2014 on What I don't post on Facebook at Stargazer
 Typepad HTML Email I would be available--just let me know! End of August is tricky with inservice days, but if you decide to call and want me to drive, I can give you dates that are open for me.
Toggle Commented Jul 30, 2014 on Teary-Eyed at Kingfisher Cove
Fantastic work on John's part! I am disgusted with what you've gone through with this tear duct surgery; it has been screwed up from the beginning. Will you schedule it in August? Depending on the date, I can come up to drive you.
Toggle Commented Jul 30, 2014 on Teary-Eyed at Kingfisher Cove
Wendy is doing acupuncture and exploring Buddhism. She's looking for the best lawyer she can get, someone who understands international assets. I agree about the dying versus the abandonment. My grief is simple and uncomplicated by bitterness or anger. (at least, not directed at Patt) I planned way too much for this summer!!
Toggle Commented Jul 29, 2014 on News and gripes at Stargazer
 Typepad HTML Email The romances are very YA and that is annoying sometimes, but the stories are interesting and I love how she's tied in fairy tales.
Toggle Commented Jul 28, 2014 on Reading Fiend at Kingfisher Cove
 Typepad HTML Email Yes, a warm and wonderful book--but a few of the characters were a bit over the top. I've read Field of Prey(good!) and Second Watch(don't remember it, but I like J.P. Beaumont) Was that the one where he had just had surgery? So far, there are three in the Lunar Chronicles. I just finished Cress. (Rapunzel) There will be a fourth book eventually.
Toggle Commented Jul 28, 2014 on Reading Fiend at Kingfisher Cove
Beer, beer, beer!! ;) I hope John's poor mouth settles down; it would be miserable to do all that work in that much pain. Dental agony is dull, throbbing and relentless. What are you reading?? Some recommendations? Did you enjoy the Fannie Flagg?
Toggle Commented Jul 27, 2014 on Reading Fiend at Kingfisher Cove
We sure all have stresses and mine are less than many people's, so I'm thankful for that. Next month will be the reality of getting ready for work. Although I like my job, it still requires a lot of mental energy to prepare!!
Toggle Commented Jul 27, 2014 on Reality at Stargazer
Oh, I hope it works out for you, T! It sounds like a perfect location and perhaps a way out of the pressure cooker. FINGERS CROSSED!
Toggle Commented Jul 24, 2014 on News! at Kingfisher Cove
Becky says that encountering a bear or a moose is much more likely in winter. In summer, bears fish and stay out of civilization. In the winter, they do forage in the cities. I can't really explain how gorgeous the scenery was, but then I was fortunate enough to have clear, sunny weather for most of my stay. The weather is like ours, touch and go. :)
Toggle Commented Jul 24, 2014 on Connections at Stargazer
What incredible work he does! He reminds me so much of Patt with his creativity and eye for detail.
Toggle Commented Jul 24, 2014 on It's a Lighting Thingy!!! at Kingfisher Cove