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Harstine Island, Washington
A safe harbor, a good place to enjoy the view
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Typepad, the company who hosts my blog, has been in the throes of difficulty and hasn't stepped up to fix their problems. So I decided to start a "continuation" blog over at Wordpress. You can find me here. Continue reading
Posted Oct 8, 2023 at Kingfisher Cove
I HAVE to share this. It's possible that things are "devolving" a bit, but it cracks me up because THIS IS SO NATE. As a little kid, he was the class clown due to his "silliness." As he got older,... Continue reading
Posted Sep 29, 2023 at Kingfisher Cove
Why do I put myself through this? I have more of an inclination to blog during these frustrating, dysfunctional, Typepad's-doing-nothing-to-fix-this times, which is bonkers, I know. They even claimed on Twitter the other day that "All is fine!" What B.S.... Continue reading
Posted Sep 24, 2023 at Kingfisher Cove
I remember Diane Redmond had a Lite Brite (we were about 9/10). I was mesmerized! Oh, wow, on your deck! Yeah, John's saved quite a bit of $$$, but boy is it hard on his body.
Toggle Commented Sep 24, 2023 on A Beautiful but Angsty Day at Kingfisher Cove
I got Quinn a Lite Brite for his birthday. (I always wanted one when I was a kid, and never got one!) I saw a short video of him opening it, and he had no idea what it was. I... Continue reading
Posted Sep 23, 2023 at Kingfisher Cove
Tonya is now following Margaret
Sep 22, 2023
After stewing for 24 hours, and doing a little research, I’ve decided to go ahead and have those two root canals taken care of (certainly with no joy). Apparently it’s not uncommon to have painless dental abscesses, although I wouldn’t... Continue reading
Posted Sep 20, 2023 at Kingfisher Cove
I’m trying an experiment—I’m composing this in Word and then I plan to copy and paste it into Typepad’s (ridiculous) composer where I’ll add any photos (hopefully). Word is similar to Open Live Writer, with much easier access to formatting... Continue reading
Posted Sep 19, 2023 at Kingfisher Cove
I guess if I'm going to continue blogging, I am now forced to use the godawful Typepad composer instead of my beloved Open Live Writer that I have used for well over a decade. Typepad has apparently severed all connection... Continue reading
Posted Sep 17, 2023 at Kingfisher Cove
Summer(ish) continues with clear dry days, but with the caveat that the temps are beginning to decrease and the breezes are kicking up. Pleasant and pretty! It’s amazing how early the sun goes down behind Squaxin Island now. Every day... Continue reading
Posted Sep 10, 2023 at Kingfisher Cove
Ugh. Taking a break from watching “The Beat with Ari Melber” because he’s interviewing Bill Mahr. No thanks. The mute button is golden. I’m still smiling about Quinn’s first day of Kindergarten yesterday! Look at that excited little guy! I... Continue reading
Posted Sep 6, 2023 at Kingfisher Cove
Well, that’s it. Summer’s done. (I’ve always considered summer as June-August). I’ve already seen a LOT of fallen orange/yellow leaves. So. My deck flowers are still blooming and pretty, but the foliage is starting to get lanky and a bit... Continue reading
Posted Sep 1, 2023 at Kingfisher Cove
Yes, it’s sobering that we’re at this moment for our country, that a former president has now been indicted and booked for 91 felony crimes. But you know what? I absolutely saw the truth of what the country was in... Continue reading
Posted Aug 26, 2023 at Kingfisher Cove
So far, no fruit flies this year. I fully expected to once again plop glasses on the kitchen counters of apple cider vinegar + a drop of Dawn, with fork-poked plastic wrap to trap those assholes. (Such a miserable enterprise).... Continue reading
Posted Aug 22, 2023 at Kingfisher Cove
It’s been a HOT week around these parts (in multiple ways!) Four days in a row in the 90s. Pant pant. I keep watering my deck pots most mornings before the sweltering starts, and they’re still looking pretty dandy! (It’s... Continue reading
Posted Aug 19, 2023 at Kingfisher Cove
Am I recovered from our SeaFair weekend? I should be, since we were only there for one day, but I’ve been dragging butt since we came home! It was fun, and Helen and I had such a wonderful time (with... Continue reading
Posted Aug 9, 2023 at Kingfisher Cove
This was posted on Twitter by “Jack E. Smith.” I know it’s not really him, but holy hell!! By now someone has explained the J6 indictment to him. They’ve explained he cannot claim any forms of privilege. None apply. He... Continue reading
Posted Aug 4, 2023 at Kingfisher Cove
Relief. Guarded relief. It won’t feel pure until he is convicted and sentenced, but yes, I’m relieved. While the previous indictments and the upcoming one in Georgia are important and necessary, it’s this one that is vital. We can’t have... Continue reading
Posted Aug 3, 2023 at Kingfisher Cove
It’s Indictment Watch time again! But THAT took a left turn! I woke up yesterday on pins and needles, wondering if we would hear about a new expected indictment against trump regarding Special Prosecutor Jack Smith’s January 6th investigation, but... Continue reading
Posted Jul 28, 2023 at Kingfisher Cove
I’m 100% onboard with the Hollywood writers/actors strike (I have major issues with CEOs earning 399-1 more than the workers who create the success of their companies). The vast majority of those writers (and actors) are not highly paid A-listers,... Continue reading
Posted Jul 25, 2023 at Kingfisher Cove
Is there actually such a thing as a pan or skillet that has a flat cooking surface? That isn’t domed in the center so that oil flows to the edges? My cast iron pans come close, but I don’t like... Continue reading
Posted Jul 22, 2023 at Kingfisher Cove
I just saw a “Stories” video on Facebook posted by my daughter-in-law from the rooftop of the hospital where she works in Virginia, captioned “TORNADO WARNING!” There was a massive wall of nasty clouds with lightning flashing from within, and... Continue reading
Posted Jul 19, 2023 at Kingfisher Cove
Out of the blue last year, I took a blog break. I honestly don’t know exactly why—burn out? I do know that something in particular happened around the time I stopped blogging—the Dobbs decision came down from the godawful Supreme... Continue reading
Posted Jul 16, 2023 at Kingfisher Cove
We’ve had this Madrone tree along the beach bank that has been slowly dying. Here’s a pic from a few years ago where that shorter tree in the middle was healthy-ish. It was still rather annoying, blocking part of the... Continue reading
Posted Jun 6, 2022 at Kingfisher Cove
Absolutely remarkable! Yes, I managed to get up at 4:45 a.m. Tuesday and we were on the road at 5:30. (Then hit brick walls of commuter traffic in Tacoma and Federal Way…) We drove directly to Stan Sayres park/pits, which... Continue reading
Posted May 26, 2022 at Kingfisher Cove