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Interests: running, tennis, microbrews, traveling, reading mysteries, espresso, walking
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Wow, what a huge amount of work for John but what a difference in the view! We're getting some nice days now but definitely hit or miss. The big rain that we were supposed to have turned into mostly sun yesterday. A wonderful surprise! Your 4th of July sounds great. I'm hoping that I can get together with the kids or John or both.
Toggle Commented Jun 7, 2022 on Eye-Opening! at Kingfisher Cove
Love it! Amazing indeed. I was gaping at how enormous the boat actually is on that crane. Once it's in the water, it doesn't look that huge. I bet John was giddy about the experience and seeing all the hard work come to fruition; I didn't realize he had driven unlimiteds. I thought it was just the limiteds. Now we're learning that those "good guys" with guns waited an hour to go into the building. WTF? If they're intimidated by an AR15, imagine those unarmed school children. My blood is BOILING. (yet again)
Toggle Commented May 27, 2022 on An AMAZING Day! at Kingfisher Cove
Those flowers are gorgeous; I have such a weakness for two toned ones. I need to buy my annuals! I put it off until after my trip so that I could take care of them. I am beyond frustrated, scared and furious about what's happening and WHERE it's leading. That's exciting about the hydro being ready to go into the water. John's outfit is great too, very Olde English. :)
Toggle Commented May 24, 2022 on B R E A T H E at Kingfisher Cove
What a fabulous few days and it does look like the weather mostly cooperated! Your deck is so idyllic with the fire and that view. I love the color of Nate's flower gift--perfect for your decor. I can hardly wait to get some Niko time; he also has a beloved red panda!
Toggle Commented May 5, 2022 on Wonderful at Kingfisher Cove
Hippos, as Ashley has informed me, are one of the most terrifying animals around and possibly the most aggressive creature on the planet. (besides humans) They look so cartoonish that it's hard for me to believe. That series sounds fascinating; we read a BC book about a couple who went around visiting all the national parks. I learned so much about the different states as they toured each area. Love the plate and the plants! I need to get some in May after I get back from NY. Quinn is so full of joy and smiles. What a great Easter for him, full of animals and eggs!
That piece turned out beautifully! I love the colors and design. I'm still masking mostly--partly due to being so much around my mom. I don't go many places anyway. That is a HUGE grill! I'm still working on "Unforgotten" but then will be ready to look for a new show. (although I don't have Apple+ unfortunately)
Toggle Commented Apr 14, 2022 on Doing Work, Having Fun! at Kingfisher Cove
Beautiful plate! I hope the other piece turns out; I love the look of the model. The weather has certainly been weird and there is snow in the forecast for Thurday? Yuck. I've over winter but it has more in store for us, apparently. Did you do Moderna or Pfizer for your 2nd booster? That would be SO odd to see the identical twin of someone who had died. And disorienting.
Toggle Commented Apr 11, 2022 on This and That, Ups and Downs at Kingfisher Cove
I love his bargaining! I haven't been able to watch the hearings but what I've read has made me frustrated and enraged. I hope your glass piece turns out well; I'm glad you're back in the glass studio. So sorry about your neighbor! It is sobering when friends who are near our age get sick or die. :(
Isn't it incredible to see the resemblance? I love that! I'm so glad that Nate and buddies got some much-deserved shore leave. The food looks delicious, and they seem to be having a great time. I'm sure that getting off the ship was a huge relief. It's weird to see the masks gone and yet we're NOT finished with Covid. Not by a long way. :( I wish we were because I'm heartily sick of it--but still wearing my mask and being careful.
Toggle Commented Mar 16, 2022 on Kids at Kingfisher Cove
I am worried sick about Ukraine and the fallout from that. There seems to be nothing (or little) positive in the world and in our country lately. Lunatics and idiots. So sorry about Obachan and the fact that Nate can't come back to be with his family. That's an amazing amount of basil. I read that the guy who sold Wordle had all the words pre-programmed for months in advance, so these are still his words. I imagine that the NYT will eventually make us pay for the game though.
Toggle Commented Feb 24, 2022 on The Hits Keep On Coming at Kingfisher Cove
Yes, you were in my spam folder and I fetched you out! Supposedly, if I publish your comments, typepad will learn that you aren't a spammer. I'm not holding my breath, so I'll continue to check the folder every day. Thanks so much for persisting!:)
Toggle Commented Feb 21, 2022 on The Shoulds at Stargazer
I hope Obachan recovers but 90s makes it tough as I discovered with my dad. I remember how witty Bill was and you're always talking about how much Nate makes you laugh. She looks like a loving person with a cheerful smile. And that's awful about Sandra especially with Nate so far away. Ugh. Love the sound of that spaghetti. I also had some on the 13rd and a breakfast casserole on the 14th. No flowers though.
Toggle Commented Feb 16, 2022 on And the Downs Just Continue at Kingfisher Cove
I haven't watched the Olympics much at all; perhaps it would improve my mood. Poor Sandra! This virus is so insidious. Niko finally got to go back to daycare Friday, giving his working parents a break. The stress on them has been enormous and there's no way I can help them from this far away. I'm sure the daycare will close again...who knows when? Ashley says there's a huge outbreak of Covid on campus, so that's worrisome too. My attorney (for the 1st restoration company shenanigans) is $430/hour but he is no nonsense and doesn't waste any time. Trying to get that package mailed-I would have blown a gasket! I'm glad it worked out.
Toggle Commented Feb 13, 2022 on Downs and Ups at Kingfisher Cove
Covid is still lurking around which is why I hesitate to do too much. It does get tedious though. Nate's care package sounds wonderful! I'm sure he'll love it. Niko's daycare is closed this week due to a case; the kids are going nuts trying to juggle work and a busy toddler. I wish I could be there to help. :(
Toggle Commented Feb 8, 2022 on Crap and Stuff at Kingfisher Cove
That telescope is magnificent; I can't wait to see pictures either! I wonder how it will change our knowledge of the universe! I love tapas too and have had lots of fondue, being a French teacher and traveler. (Swiss fondue is great!) Those giraffes look made for your place because of their color. I've heard of The Detectorists and would like to watch it but I don't think I have the right streaming service. I never do! I've gotten into Wordle too; I enjoy the problem solving aspect of it. What do you use as a first word? I've been doing adieu for the vowels.
Toggle Commented Jan 25, 2022 on It’s Been A While! at Kingfisher Cove