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Tonya
Harstine Island, Washington
A safe harbor, a good place to enjoy the view
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We’re hosting our neighborhood’s annual potluck at our house a week from this Sunday and panic is beginning to set in. The host provides the main dish and everyone else brings salads and sides and appetizers. BUT, there needs to... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Kingfisher Cove
Oh....shit.
Toggle Commented Sep 10, 2019 on "I'm Not!" at Kingfisher Cove
Still cracking up over this. Quinn's mama had just scolded him for throwing food on the floor. He's even adorable when he sulks! (Only a grandma can say that!) 🤣🤣 Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Kingfisher Cove
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Oh, holy hell. Do not let the cuteness deceive you. Like all kittens (I know…), it’s 100-mph and then CRASH. But those 100-mph episodes are frequent, grueling, innocently (?) violent, painful, frustrating, and destructive. My legs are in bloody shreds,... Continue reading
Posted Sep 9, 2019 at Kingfisher Cove
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As I knew would be the case, there are aspects of this panel that kind of make me cringe, but overall I’m pretty happy with it. And: NO BUBBLES! Whew! When I took this picture below, that little squirrel on... Continue reading
Posted Sep 6, 2019 at Kingfisher Cove
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OK, you guys. Eeeek! I’ve been working methodically, carefully, on a big glass project. I won’t say what it’s actually going to be yet because I kind of want that to be a surprise (if it all works out), but... Continue reading
Posted Sep 2, 2019 at Kingfisher Cove
Yep. I'd probably "accidentally" smash that trump mug... I can relate to the drifting away after our parents both died. I keep "polite" distance from my trump-loving and conspiracy theorists brother and SIL. It's sad.
Toggle Commented Aug 31, 2019 on Family Business at Stargazer
Late to comment, and you are IN SCOTLAND as I write (I hope!) Looking so forward to hearing/reading all about your adventures. I sure do hope your travels back home aren't full of angst, but enjoy while you're there!
Toggle Commented Aug 31, 2019 on Struggles at Stargazer
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It’s been (and continues to be) a l-o-n-g couple of weeks with Stephen Colbert on vacay (probably not due back until after Labor Day), and also HOW IS IT ALREADY LABOR DAY? Jeeze. The Puyallup Fair (ok, the Washington State... Continue reading
Posted Aug 30, 2019 at Kingfisher Cove
Looks like you had a great trip, and your pics from the fair give me a hankering to attend OUR state fair this year (it's been literally ages—well over a decade). So, maybe we will. ('Course, then there's the issue of leaving the dog alone...) It would have been hard for me to be in trump country, though. Ugh.
Toggle Commented Aug 24, 2019 on Iowa impressions at Stargazer
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Just about to head into the glass studio (or should I water the deck plants first? Or maybe make a sandwich, since it’s lunch time?) Hmm. Helen and Ron came over Wednesday and stayed the night, so they could then... Continue reading
Posted Aug 24, 2019 at Kingfisher Cove
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Can you even believe that it’s basically “late summer?” Technically that’s not true until well into September, but I think most of us view the latter part of August as the Big Wind-Down. And here we are. Ultimately, it makes... Continue reading
Posted Aug 19, 2019 at Kingfisher Cove
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I just have to begin with this adorable photo of Quinn with his besties, Callie and Nikko! They are the sweetest dogs! I got to know them quite well when I was staying with the kids in San Diego for... Continue reading
Posted Aug 11, 2019 at Kingfisher Cove
No thanks to camping in Madagascar (leeches and spiders and mosquitoes, oh my!), but I sure love the beaches! A former Florida republican congressman on the news yesterday said that as long as republicans are in control (in either the Senate OR the House), we can expect the massacres to continue. They will NEVER change the status quo. Ever. (His words).
Toggle Commented Aug 6, 2019 on Yesterday and today at Stargazer
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Still reeling after the weekend’s back-to-back mass shootings with weapons of war. Twenty-two dead in El Paso, TX; nine dead in Dayton, OH, with at least the former now designated as a hate crime. Continuing my absolute loathing of this... Continue reading
Posted Aug 5, 2019 at Kingfisher Cove
WHO NOT TO BLAME FOR MASS SHOOTINGS: Videogames Lack of prayer Mental illness (women have mental illness, too, but 98% of these shooters are young, angry white men with easy access to killing machines) WHO TO BLAME: The shooter White... Continue reading
Posted Aug 4, 2019 at Kingfisher Cove
Smiling about your Navy ship tours. I enjoyed the tour of Nate's destroyer when he was in Seattle for Fleet Week in 2012. Here's a pic of Nate instructing us during the tour: https://bit.ly/2LWXOd5 And even with a kiddo in the Navy for 10 years, I don't know the Navy lingo, either! I swear when I'm around him, he speaks in acronyms! I could see the PI globe from my office when I worked in Seattle. There was a lot of talk during that time of removing the globe and placing it in a museum. I kept expecting to come to work one day and it would be gone. I agree with you about avoiding Seattle because of godawful traffic and lack of parking. The train or a bus would make it so much more doable! (But, nothing from here, unfortunately).
Toggle Commented Aug 2, 2019 on Seattle, etc. at Stargazer
So unfair! I know few people who live as healthily as you do. I think genetics play a much bigger part than we realize. Love these pics and all the interesting trips (near and far!) I've had to look up Madagascar and learn a bit about it, something I love doing. I always do that when a book I'm reading takes place in unique environs.
Toggle Commented Aug 2, 2019 on The Flip Side at Stargazer
These days, a hearty laugh with goose honks is absolutely warranted. (Highly recommend watching in full screen view for the ultimate effect!) Continue reading
Posted Aug 2, 2019 at Kingfisher Cove
Missing my Quinn (and his mom & dad), and missing my Mojo and trying to battle those blues. I’m pretty much succeeding, mostly because the weather has been lovely (sunny, but not too hot, rather breezy) and my deck pots... Continue reading
Posted Jul 30, 2019 at Kingfisher Cove
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Three weeks of clouds and gloom (and some impressive rain, but not enough to negate the drought), and finally the sun is out and aboot [sic] again! While the east coast is literally melting in a spectacular heatwave, we are... Continue reading
Posted Jul 19, 2019 at Kingfisher Cove
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I hadn’t read “Big Little Lies” because I figured it was a silly beach read, “chic fic,” a gossipy trope about privileged, buffed, polished, back-stabbing helicopter moms, and so it didn’t interest me in the least. No-thank-you-very-much. But I have... Continue reading
Posted Jul 10, 2019 at Kingfisher Cove
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Not so much the weather (although it’s been quite cloudy lately and I miss the blue skies and blue water), but I continue to be in utter disbelief that Mojo is gone. The ache is searing, and it’s never-ending. I... Continue reading
Posted Jul 6, 2019 at Kingfisher Cove
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I’ve been in a fog since Tuesday night, when I went to bed and Mojo wasn’t curled up by my pillow. I thought, “Well, it’s hunting season.” In years past, he’s been known to roam on summer nights and we’d... Continue reading
Posted Jun 27, 2019 at Kingfisher Cove