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Interests: running, tennis, microbrews, parenting, camping, traveling, reading mysteries, espresso, teaching french
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It hasn't been super gray here, although the mornings and evenings are certainly brisk. I like fall, but it always makes me sad and nostalgic. Maybe it's because that's when Patt got sick in September of 2010 and started going downhill in fall 2012. It's also back to school and all the stresses that go along with that.
Toggle Commented Sep 22, 2015 on Gray Days at Kingfisher Cove
I love all the sunset photos, but I hated the feeling(and smell) of the smoke in the air. Glad that it's gone. You've gotten LOTS accomplished and relieved much of your stress. I'm curious about the kids' menu; what did they/you choose? WHEN will that blankety-blank oven ever get fixed?
Toggle Commented Sep 13, 2015 on Bullets! Pictures! at Kingfisher Cove
These are a lot of scary logistics, considering our capricious weather! I don't want to bring this up--but how is the oven? Gorgeous photos, love her hair and dress. Nate is beaming with happiness!
Toggle Commented Sep 4, 2015 on Logistics at Kingfisher Cove
I loved my time down there with you, kayaks or not! The book sounds interesting and I may give it a go, but not until I'm more settled in school. You should try The Rosie Project for a lighter read. You will LAUGH OUT LOUD. (at least I did) Today was crazy indeed. My brother and his family were out of power and couldn't get into their house; he had my car and I had his. It was a flipping mess, but worked out OK. I like your hair darker! Your oven situation would make me furious; I'm glad it worked for our delicious quiche, but you NEED it for some big events. GAHHH!!
Toggle Commented Aug 30, 2015 on Wild at Kingfisher Cove
Deer in the headlights emoji? I'm so happy that the Des Moines house is OFF YOUR BACK. Now you can truly enjoy your plot of paradise at Harstine, which I get to enjoy in a few days!! I'm really looking forward to it. Anything I need to bring? xoxo
Toggle Commented Aug 22, 2015 on Holy SMOKES!!! at Kingfisher Cove
I may have fixed the color issue by going up at night (without sun blasting in the window) and taking a few new shots. They look more true to color, don't they? Brown versus khaki?
Toggle Commented Aug 21, 2015 on It serves me right at Stargazer
What a wonderful theme they have! The colors and style fit perfectly in your house too. I would be so overwhelmed cooking for foodies/gourmets like them and would have a tough time keeping my mouth shut about the politics. ;)
Toggle Commented Aug 18, 2015 on Gatherings at Kingfisher Cove
I'm glad that you're getting the Des Moines house off your backs--one fewer ball to juggle. I love the peacock glass; that one turned out beautifully! John is amazing; I marvel over how much he can get done and how organized he is. I would definitely be overwhelmed.
Toggle Commented Aug 13, 2015 on Progress! at Kingfisher Cove
Sounds like some good, bad, awful and great--a mix of everything. I tend to focus on the stuff I can't control and get mad about it. So, I won't even try to upgrade, since I doubt that my ancient computer(running XP) will take it. I really need a new computer but I love the one I have! Why can't they just run forever?
Toggle Commented Aug 10, 2015 on A “Growly” Week at Kingfisher Cove
Love Snoskred's comment! I am fascinated and horrified by Trump and disgusted with his attitudes. Glad you enjoyed The Martian! I've had issues with lipsticks too. :(
Toggle Commented Aug 7, 2015 on Time for Bullets! at Kingfisher Cove
TONYA! How can you criticize that? It's gorgeous and artistic. I love the colors and the style.
Toggle Commented Aug 7, 2015 on Reveal? at Kingfisher Cove
I need to do something with my photos too, but it sounds like a LOT of work. (and time!) I hate frustrations, minor though they are, and lipstick is very important. I've worn Clinique Heather Moon for years and would be devastated if they discontinued it. It's difficult to find that certain shade/sheen that matches our favorite. (and Clinique doesn't have that horrible lipstick smell) Those rocks are very pretty, but I have no idea what they are. I can't believe you're still dealing with that oven!! Geeze.
Toggle Commented Jul 28, 2015 on A *Wee* Bit Grumpy at Kingfisher Cove
The colors in the bookends were beautiful! As you said, what a waste of a lot of glass and time. I adore your vanity and carousel, so clever. Where are you in The Martian? Even you talking about it has made me want to go back and re-read it. I don't know if you'll love it as much as I do, but even if you only like it half as much, that's something! (hard to recommend books because all our tastes are different)You have an amazing view!
Toggle Commented Jul 24, 2015 on Just Chatting at Kingfisher Cove
The tomato paste, peanut butter and chili powder are the prime ingredients in what's called Mafe or sauce arachide in Senegal and Cote D'Ivoire, respectively. A very popular combination of flavors and SO DELICIOUS. That is an amazing sunset!! We're getting lots of them this summer. :)
That is a cool looking car; I would take a double take also. I'm scared to ride a bike these days. It might be OK on Harstine, but the traffic here and the inattention to the road would terrify me on a bike.
Toggle Commented Jul 13, 2015 on The OTHER Little Yellow Car at Kingfisher Cove
That's beautiful!! I don't suppose they have them on line anywhere either? We got a few sprinkles yesterday, but NOT rain at all. I still had to water. Maybe today?
Toggle Commented Jul 12, 2015 on The Week at Kingfisher Cove
Wonderful photos and I LOVE Sandra's new haircut! I know you're sad to miss it, but it will make the party even more rousing!! Congrats to both of them and to you. xoxo
Toggle Commented Jul 6, 2015 on ANNOUNCING! at Kingfisher Cove
And it's WAY too hot for me with no central a/c. I'm thankful for the portable unit downstairs, but my bedroom, oy vay.
Toggle Commented Jul 2, 2015 on Sizzle! at Kingfisher Cove
You look wonderful in that color with your beautiful curls! I love the design and colors in your home; John is doing great work!
Toggle Commented Jul 2, 2015 on Sizzle! at Kingfisher Cove
Great post and I had such a wonderful time! Once again, we shared history with each other and that was amazing. 5-4!!
Toggle Commented Jun 28, 2015 on Historic at Kingfisher Cove
Just make sure none of those critters get in the guest bedroom for my visit!LOL Living so close to nature has its pluses and minuses!
Toggle Commented Jun 24, 2015 on Wild at Kingfisher Cove
I'm with Snoskred, I love that color palette. You are so talented, T. I can't wait to get down there in late June to chat and see your latest creations. And drink beer on your deck and laugh our lips off. :)
Toggle Commented Jun 13, 2015 on ‘Tis the Season at Kingfisher Cove
Love your bathroom and shower. That shower head reminds me of Korea! On a smaller scale and with one pet, I completely get your hardwood angst. It's so beautiful, but impossible to keep clean with pets.
Toggle Commented Jun 9, 2015 on Stuff at Kingfisher Cove
Glorious!! The weather and the setting--I can't wait to come visit. I should have some "fun" stories by then. :) I'm not looking forward to the temps being this high. I'm more of a mid 70s to low 80s person.
Toggle Commented Jun 6, 2015 on Calm Before the Storm at Kingfisher Cove
I need to come down there for a visit and to get some of that YUMMY food. Let's figure out a date in June, OK? I would love to catch up. It even takes a while to get places here, thanks to stupid traffic. At least your drive is peaceful and not crazy inducing. :)
Toggle Commented May 30, 2015 on Makin’ Bacon (and other things) at Kingfisher Cove