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Margaret
Interests: running, tennis, microbrews, traveling, reading mysteries, espresso, walking
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OH, I love this post so much and not just because you shared that meme. It's unbelievable how these crazies(and their lunatic "ideas") have become mainstream. It's also terrifying. Yikes about Nikki. I wouldn't enjoy finding dead animals in the house or outside. Mari would love to get her claws into the birds that frequent our yard. She used to be a great hunter(according to Alison) when she was an indoor/outdoor cat.
I agree with Karen--what great activities Nate and Sandra do with him. Teaching him how to fish is so wonderful. Does that window washer come into Pierce County? I could sure use his services!!
Toggle Commented Jun 21, 2020 on Solace (And Solstice!) at Kingfisher Cove
Excuse my language, but that is just plain shitty! (and unfair to your whole family) I know that the Navy can do what it wants, but why renege on something that means so much to families? Grrr. I wonder if they're having more cases and just not saying. Quinn is such a beautiful little guy with animation and joy in his face. Hope you get to see him in the NEAR FUTURE.
Toggle Commented Jun 19, 2020 on Beyond Bummed at Kingfisher Cove
who is the old friend because I'm suspecting I might know her? My blog reader is down which is annoying since I don't keep an exactly up to date blogroll. I'm jealous of you being able to post wonderful photos of Quinn because I'm in trouble (I think) for some of the ones I've posted of my grandson. I think Ashley wants many fewer of them. I haven't posted a single one on Facebook, but I thought my blog would be OK. :( I'll have to check out those books. I'm running out of reading since I'm burning through books at the moment.
Toggle Commented Jun 16, 2020 on Books and Gripes at Kingfisher Cove
Sorry, I took the photos of my grandson down. He is definitely beautiful and his pjs are adorable. I'm very fortunate to be his grandma. Not sure about any more public photos. I can email you some though. :)
Toggle Commented Jun 15, 2020 on Cat(atonic) during Covid19 at Stargazer
He is adorable, and looks so grown up exploring the beach. I could have done so many cleaning and organizing projects, but my heart isn't in it. I too have buried myself in books. WHEN will people see that this virus is coming back with a vengeance? WHAT will it take? I'm beyond angry and depressed.
Toggle Commented Jun 11, 2020 on Out and About at Kingfisher Cove
I am struggling so much with this latest insanity of Trump's and very fearful of how bad it could get. I feel like I'm living in an unstable third world country right now. (never felt that way before) Their new place is gorgeous! I especially love the flooring. I wish you could see the kids. Any timeline on that?
Toggle Commented Jun 5, 2020 on Longest Days, Darkest Days at Kingfisher Cove
OH, no! I'm so disappointed for you! I can feel the time slipping away and know you must long to see your kids. I'm there too! It has been a shit storm since at least late February and it doesn't seem like it's going to get any better. Undoubtedly worse. :( Are you reading anything good at least?
He is such a beautiful boy! I sure do love my little grandson too, although I can't wait to hold him and kiss his chubby cheeks. When will you get to see the kids in person? I don't know where this mess is going, but we KNOW that our "leader" will exacerbate the problems and inflame the situation further. I am sad and terrified at the same time.
Toggle Commented May 30, 2020 on Sad at Kingfisher Cove
I doubt that we'll ever get out of Phase 1 in Pierce county, and the covidiots aren't helping that along. Grrr. What will you do for supplies since your stuff didn't come? That's going to be wonderful to visit with the family; I'm quite envious! I can't wait to see my own grandson exploring his world like Quinn loves to do!
Oh, my, your description of the zooming is SO entertaining. (probably because I wasn't involved) In my zoom, if I host a meeting(which I always have to do since I'm one of the more tech people in the group), it's always the same meeting # and password. They dumped us off after exactly 40 minutes, which is jarring. Suddenly everyone disappears! I'm excited to join the Grandmas to boys club. I never had a son, so this is very special to me! It's like I finally got a son!! That's a beautiful mask. I love the pattern.
Toggle Commented May 23, 2020 on Hilarity (and frustration) Ensued at Kingfisher Cove
Oh, I love that photo of Quinn and Nate! I'm discouraged by the virus news, but EVEN MORE by the attitudes of so many people. True covidiots! You already know this from reading my blog. This is a fight that we've lost, I feel. Now it's time to minimize as much risk as possible. I think that Inslee is doing a magnificent job at trying to keep us safe, and I appreciate living here even more than I did before. That sunset is incredible!!
Toggle Commented May 20, 2020 on When? at Kingfisher Cove
Perhaps I need to get back into King and Koontz. I stopped reading them long ago because I couldn't keep up with their books. (must have been during my heavy child rearing days) My hair looks like absolute crap right now, but I'll have to deal with it. My hair is tricky even for professionals, so I can only imagine what it would look like if I tried to trim it. Good for you for doing John's! I bet that was quite a relief for him. Those coincidences are creepy. "Moon River" twice? I love Obama, both of them. What's more, I admire and trust them.
Toggle Commented May 17, 2020 on Hair Cuts and Weird Coincidences at Kingfisher Cove
Such sweet photos of Quinn! I can hardly stand people right now--their idiocy and selfishness are astounding. And the YouTube videos and conspiracies that they buy into make me question their intelligence/mental health.
That’s a great idea! I wish my library did that. I’m fine with ebooks but dad isn’t. I think my mom actually prefers no gifts, especially plants they have to water and take care of. They’re old!
Toggle Commented May 10, 2020 on Pretty in a Pandemic at Stargazer
I'm watching Bosch with John, but otherwise I have no suggestions. I don't usually have the TV on, which I probably should. I need some noise around at times. What good books have you read lately?
Toggle Commented May 1, 2020 on Dumb Me at Kingfisher Cove
It's crazy! Are people blowing this off because it's mostly older people or those with underlying medical conditions? Are they "survival of the fittest" types who don't think it will ever happen to them or anyone they love? God will protect them? They sicken me too and terrify me! P.S. Don't tell Sandra about the 3s. They were terrible in my house.
Toggle Commented Apr 29, 2020 on Daze at Kingfisher Cove
Red wine+ rainwater. :) I feel that I need to know what's going on with those people though; I was one of the few liberals who wasn't shocked by Trump's "win" in 2016. I try to read stuff that I don't agree with, although this type of post is personal and racist. I had to call her out on it! If she does it again, I'll have to think about my next move.
Toggle Commented Apr 27, 2020 on Questions during Quarantine at Stargazer
Sorry about giving you the nachos craving, but they were delicious! I'm puzzled as to how people are thinking these days, if they are. Are they being convinced that they are threatened or brainwashed in some way? The GOP seems to function on exploiting people's fears and prejudices. Unfortunately, it works for many.
Toggle Commented Apr 27, 2020 on Questions during Quarantine at Stargazer
I agree with you. I swear that many of these people (on my FB) have been emboldened by 45's election. Suddenly, this ugly side of them has come out, which has been a huge shock and disappointment to me. This woman was my daughters' choir teacher in junior high, a long-time employee of my own school district. :(
Toggle Commented Apr 27, 2020 on Questions during Quarantine at Stargazer
I love your begonia; that is one of my favorite colors of flower! We are very fortunate, although, like you, I've lost a lot of money. (but still have plenty) I don't have a beach to walk on, but there are many beautiful trees and plants around me. I'm thankful to live in Washington right now. In the bottom threesome of photos with Nate(in the top one), Quinn really reminds me of Sandra. His smile! What a personable, handsome boy he is! I know you miss him terribly. :(
Toggle Commented Apr 25, 2020 on And the Beat Goes On. . . at Kingfisher Cove
I think we'll end up doing zoom again next month too. Only 4 of us participated but we had a good discussion, although zoom cut us off after 40. (a few other conversations have been extended by them, but not this one) What a thoughtful gesture to deliver drinks! I am beside myself too over not seeing my grandchild because of stupid people. It makes OUR sacrifices and good behavior in vain. Pick up even here in Puyallup is spotty as far as what I can get. I end up going inside the store every 2 weeks or so.
Toggle Commented Apr 23, 2020 on Zooming Book Club and Covidiots at Kingfisher Cove
Such beautiful flowers and view! I've never used the filters but the ridiculousness of them is just what we need in these times. I need some good laughs!
Toggle Commented Apr 19, 2020 on Flowers and a Foot at Kingfisher Cove
I need my cedar re-done too, as well as approximately 1,000 other things around here. Lee probably only works in your area, right? We do look like the Brady bunch! I wonder why your virtual background didn't take up the whole screen. There must be a setting there somewhere. I need to switch mine over to gallery view which was new to me. I wondered why everyone was so small up above and the person speaking was full screen. Words can't express how fearful and angry I am about this country's leadership. He is an incompetent, narcissistic idiot. Those are the nicest words I can think of to describe him. And his cronies and followers are every bit as ignorant and dangerous.
Toggle Commented Apr 17, 2020 on Boomer Zoomers at Kingfisher Cove
It sounds like everything hit you at once-John's dad's death, being away from Quinn, the strangeness of this virus situation, and the uncertainties around it. It doesn't help that I have 0 faith in our federal leadership. I've had my meltdowns too, lots of them. I can't believe all that pollen--wow!
Toggle Commented Apr 13, 2020 on Life at Kingfisher Cove