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Interests: running, tennis, microbrews, parenting, camping, traveling, reading mysteries, espresso, teaching french
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I love seeing that gate too because it means I almost get to see you! :) Cookies look wonderful; I need to figure out how we're going to do them this year with Alison working and Ashley coming in on the afternoon of the 24th. Eek. Your glass ornaments are beautiful!!
Toggle Commented Dec 7, 2015 on Random Things at Kingfisher Cove
You make me want to watch my DVDs that I had made of our old VHS-C tapes. However, it is also very poignant and tear inducing for me. Perhaps at Christmas the girls and I will watch some. Glad that you're reveling in the memories, even with tears.
Toggle Commented Oct 28, 2015 on Oh! Tears! at Kingfisher Cove
Thanks for the reading tips! I've got Robert Galbraith's latest on my Kindle, as well as the latest Karen Slaughter mystery. The only thing I dislike about the digital library books(besides waiting for them) is the pressure to read them in 21 days, especially if more than one comes in at once. Love the flowers and the pics of the kids. They are a beautiful couple!!
Toggle Commented Oct 25, 2015 on Slowly Recovering at Kingfisher Cove
It looks utterly wonderful! I'm so glad that it went well and that your memories of it will be positive. Lots of work and stress, but well worth it for the great time you(and everyone else!)had.
Toggle Commented Oct 20, 2015 on WHAT A SHINDIG!!! at Kingfisher Cove
I can't even talk rationally about guns any more; I'm beyond furious that NOTHING CHANGES. It's terrifying and frustrating. Glad the new oven is in and hope it is a vast improvement. It can't be worse than the POS you had before.;)
Toggle Commented Oct 10, 2015 on Ups and Downs at Kingfisher Cove
Toggle Commented Oct 10, 2015 on THIS! at Kingfisher Cove
It is so beautiful there! I'm glad that I missed the Seahawks game; I would have been swearing my head off. Hope that the weather behaves for the reception. xoxo
Lots of stuff to stress about, but many things to be glad about too, like getting to see THE KIDS. And celebrating their marriage! I hope to do that some day. :)
Toggle Commented Oct 10, 2015 on Ready for Da Kids! at Kingfisher Cove
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