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Margaret
Interests: running, tennis, microbrews, parenting, camping, traveling, reading mysteries, espresso, teaching french
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That is very kind of you! I would rather go out to coffee. I won't be at my best for this surgery since it scares the crap out of me. The funny part is that my dad will probably drive me and when I get there, they will assume that he's getting the surgery and I'm the driver. I'll also be the youngest person in the waiting room by several decades. LOL
Toggle Commented Jul 13, 2014 on Changes at Stargazer
 Typepad HTML Email Ah, that's why it looks black. Black goes with everything though. I can't wait to see them. :)
Toggle Commented Jul 12, 2014 on Sizzling! at Kingfisher Cove
So amazing and gorgeous! Wish I could have made it down, but that's on the top of my list when we get into fall. :) So are the mocha chairs dark brown? They look black in the photo. I will have to embiggen. xoxo
Toggle Commented Jul 12, 2014 on Sizzling! at Kingfisher Cove
 Typepad HTML Email Thats what many say--sell the car on my own. Stressful to think about though. Ive done some on-line looking, and it is extremely valuable. (but more confusing in some ways) My problem is that comfort is a big issue for me and whether it drives like a car or a truck. For that Ill have to actually take the vehicle on a test drive. :)
Toggle Commented Jul 10, 2014 on Changes at Stargazer
 Typepad HTML Email I think they still hesitate to do both eyes at once--just in case. :( Im expecting the nickel and diming, although with the Focus around, Im not sure whether I should get a new car yet or not. However, I DO need to force myself to look at them to at least figure out what interests me. A car payment does NOT.
Toggle Commented Jul 10, 2014 on Changes at Stargazer
I love it--those cabinets are luscious and I can't wait to see the counters. :) You know how I feel about mochas and espresso machines--yay for Monin dark chocolate mochas. I don't think I'll make it down for this break(car shopping perhaps, boo hoo) but will come down again this summer for sure. xoxo
Toggle Commented Jul 10, 2014 on Wednesday? Already?!!? at Kingfisher Cove
 Typepad HTML Email There were many knots and they were all beautiful. I had to use one of his utility knives to cut the rope apart. Really emotional. Ashley is in Dublin and Dylans family is very nice; his dog seems to like her too! Im sure shes cold though as the temps are low 60s and 40s for a low. She leaves Dublin for Dakar on July 14th and then will have the opposite problem of extreme heat.
Toggle Commented Jul 8, 2014 on The Ties that Bind at Stargazer
 Typepad HTML Email I dont know why your e-mail isnt coming through on your last couple of comments, T! The old girl(Trailblazer) is in the shop overnight with electrical problems. Its a wake up call to start looking around, but I HATE making big decisions like that. Not at all sure what I want/need. And Im very attached to the vehicle because Patt drove it to all those gymnastics meets, on many road trips and it will be very emotional to get rid of it. :(
Toggle Commented Jul 8, 2014 on Blink at Stargazer
This looks great and you will LOVE it! My kitchen isn't as big as this, but it's good sized and it makes cooking and being in it way more pleasant. :)
Toggle Commented Jul 3, 2014 on Kitchen Cabinets! at Kingfisher Cove
I suspected that he was sowing some wild oats because cats like him DO. So glad to see his smug face peering at me from this photo. Whew!!
Toggle Commented Jul 2, 2014 on HE'S BACK!!!! at Kingfisher Cove
Oh, no! Cats are scary because they are so independent and stay away when they feel like it. I hope he comes back safely.
Toggle Commented Jul 1, 2014 on Feeling Heartsick at Kingfisher Cove
This post reminded me of how much we had to carpe diem with Patt and how poignantly beautiful it was. Our last few years together were painful, joyous, terrifying and unforgettable. I'm sure I don't have to explain that to you. xoxo
Toggle Commented Jun 25, 2014 on Carpe The Hell Out Of The Diem. at Miz S
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I love sunny and warm days and your beautiful house and deck. What a lovely view!
Toggle Commented Jun 22, 2014 on Summer Solstice! at Kingfisher Cove
 Typepad HTML Email Sure, you can borrow it anytime. Just let me know! Patt knew how to work it, I don't. John probably will. :)
Toggle Commented Jun 21, 2014 on Thinking Ahead at Kingfisher Cove
It will all work out, but this is an overwhelming list. Patt had a very pretty machine that transferred vinyl to CD, if you're interested. My development has a garage sale, if you want me to let you know the date. It's a long way to haul things though. Maybe a flea market in your area? I like my landline because my cell doesn't get good reception in the house. (and not good at all between here and Africa)
Toggle Commented Jun 20, 2014 on Thinking Ahead at Kingfisher Cove
The first part of your post made me happy--especially seeing you guys camped out in that gorgeous house. It was a very nice room to have dinner in when I was down visiting. :) The work stuff and and the stent-SHIT. When do we get a break from stress and annoying people? I feel your pain.
Toggle Commented Jun 17, 2014 on Work (But Fun) at Kingfisher Cove
What a bitch of a day AND week. Mine has been better, but only marginally. My commute is 7 minutes at least. (unless I get behind a school bus)
Toggle Commented Jun 12, 2014 on Fury at Kingfisher Cove
I tell myself that birthdays are no big deal, but then when people don't acknowledge it, I feel deflated and depressed. I don't blame you for having a negative attitude; your job is a shitstorm and much as you love John, it will be hard to see him retired while you're still working. I used to get a bit resentful of self-employed Patt who was still in bed when I was leaving for work at 6:45 and who could sleep in as late as he wanted. I have had to set an alarm for MOST OF MY LIFE. (although the summers off are nice!) We'll have to plan some get togethers when you're home without John. In the summer, I can come up to your house and bring you dinner or something. xoxo
Toggle Commented Jun 3, 2014 on Nine More Get-Ups at Kingfisher Cove
It looks so wonderful! A definite step forward and the weenies are looking very relaxed about it. Will they adjust to the pet door? I hope so. Otherwise, it could be "messy."
Toggle Commented Jun 2, 2014 on Scenes at Kingfisher Cove
Oh, this is so awesome! I can't wait to come back and visit. So exciting!!
There is just too much to comment on here! I'm with you on the comfy hotels, hated Joyce's Portrait of the Artist as A Young Man, love beer tours although I'm not a fan of Guinness and am entranced with the scenery in Dublin. My older daughter's sort of boyfriend is from "Dooblin." :)And I read a mystery that featured information about the bog people so that was super interesting to me.
Toggle Commented May 31, 2014 on Sisters in the UK: Day 9 {Dublin} at Creature Bug
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You're very welcome. :) Glad we could drag John away from work. He needed a break.
Toggle Commented May 27, 2014 on Dogs and Cats Don’t Take Photos at Kingfisher Cove
It is gorgeous, although I'm not brave enough to stay in a hostel. I can do without my phone very nicely since it's not a smart phone anyway, but not knowing where I am is a nightmare of mine. (terrible sense of direction)
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I'm hoping so as well! I really don't want to deal with that much change. I was and am overcome by their thoughtfulness. (and it's utterly gorgeous)
Toggle Commented May 22, 2014 on When a wordy person is speechless at Stargazer
I don't know if I saved the flower; all the blooms are gone and many of the branches. I replanted it right away; Nilly had rooted it out of the ground. :(
Toggle Commented May 22, 2014 on Monday, Monday at Stargazer