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We wanted to give an update on yesterday’s outage. Just before 9am EST, we were hit with an attack. Our mitigation tools kept the attack at bay early on. Your blogs, and typepad.com, may have... Continue »
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Still touristing! You can find us by our stipes! Continue »
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Remember learning about Venn diagrams back in elementary school? I used to love playing around with them then -- partly because they made math seem . . . not so much like math! But I also thought it was interesting to see where seemingly odd things . . . actually come together and share attributes. Take these two things, for example: Gardening Beer - brewing Where do they intersect? Why . . . HOPS! (Of course.) Tom and I are very supportive of each other's hobbies. He has no problem with my yarn stash, for example. And he is very... Continue »
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Okay. So earlier this week I was in a long-ish line at the grocery. I grabbed a magazine to thumb through while I waited. This headline immediately caught my eye. A Month of Fundays. Right there on page 114. Fundays. I loved it! I bought the magazine. And then, when I got home, I was horribly disappointed to find out that when I turned to page 114, A Month of Fundays . . . was a beauty calendar! Yes. This magazine's idea of a Month of Fundays amounted to suggestions of various beauty products or beauty regimens to try .... Continue »
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Smith and I tried to think of another place to go for Germinate's photo shoot, but honestly, why mess with a good thing? Silver Lake is a short drive from home and, when we arrive, it's an easy walk around... Continue »
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* I'm working on my German since our Germans arrive on Friday. Sadly, I have no time to learn more German, but they will prefer to work on their English anyway. So, I am busy-busy. The house has been in... Continue »
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Yesterday, I had my 6-month oncology check up. All good. So good, in fact, that I have "graduated." Now I only have to go in for oncology check ups once a year. A few years ago, I wondered about tomorrow. I'm trusting it again. (At least as much as anyone can!) Continue »
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When we moved into this house, the front path looked like this: I knew, by then, that the selling realtor's "professionally landscaped" wording, in the property description, was a stretch, but I did not imagine how much work it would... Continue »
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In our new neighborhood, I can walk ten minutes (or less) and end up with this: Or I can (and do) walk 45 minutes in the other direction, before circling back and enjoying the 10 minutes to home with my... Continue »
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My yard . . . supports a lot of wildlife. Right now, we're sharing space with several bird families. We've got a family of sparrows tucked into this nest under the eaves. Originally, it was a robin's nest. But they abandoned their yet-to-be-completed nest when they realized our patio is actually a Very Busy Place. The sparrows moved in less than an hour later! There's a finch family living in this Boston fern hanging on my patio. You can't see the nest, but every time I water the plant, Mama finch flies out in a huff! Another finch family just... Continue »
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Delivered yesterday (I did catch the mailman doing a double take at the return address of "Cookie!"): Please note the exquisite cabling on the cuffs and how Cookie managed to get the yarn to stripe in a way that tones... Continue »
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Connor said he wanted to practise his newly learned Greek language skills, so we spent a few hours at the Buffalo Hellenic Festival. He was nearly adopted by the people guarding the icons. They may have decided against keeping him... Continue »
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(Still unpacking, still settling in, still love it here) Last week, I saw my favorite doctor, my endocrinologist. This visit was for further discussion of my elevated calcium and to go over the results of the tests I had since... Continue »
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Yesterday morning, Jenny let me know that there was something Not Quite Right on the back patio. She had spotted . . . an Encroacher! Right there. In her domain! Encroacher. She watched intently -- guarding her property . . . until the toad hopped away -- into the cool spots under the hostas. And we were safe again. Have a great weekend! Continue »
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Another Father's Day. . . another Annual Croquet Tournament! This year, we tried a new twist: a Croquet Scramble! We divided into teams (a rather complicated process; I'll spare you the details). It was . . . The Cheaters Brian's Team vs. The Blue Balls (Yes. I know. Certain members of the other team could not resist. And, yes. They are rather tiresome.) I know it looks unfair; rather unbalanced. Four against three, and all. But . . . we had a secret weapon! Yep. Jenny was on our side! As usual, the afternoon was marked by . . .... Continue »
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After this morning's fog, the sun is out and I'm hoping things will dry out enough to allow for a bit of mowing later today. The forecast for the next several days does not look promising for hay-making/grass cutting. Gardening-----... Continue »
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“Home is the nicest word there is.” - Laura Ingalls Wilder We have moved - mostly. There are still a few trips to finish bringing things over from the old house, but not too many. We are making an effort... Continue »
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Vintage tunes today! If you are going to San Francisco. . . be sure to wear . . . some flowers in your hair a shawl around your neck. . . 'cuz summertime may be a love-in there . . . but summertime is also freakin' cold there! I'm off for a week in San Francisco with my sister. See you next week. (Ravelry details here.) Continue »
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This weekend I'll be spending the daylight hours alone, as Smith will be working. I have a few things I'd like to accomplish and a quiet weekend will give me the chance. Yarn is darker than it appears in the... Continue »
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Throughtout the weekend the weather would threaten with dark and stormy skies and on and off rain, but within the hour we would be treated to skies of clear blue. We gardened as we could, planting seeds and starts, slowing... Continue »
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