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Thursday, July 30, 2015

TGIF
 

I need this week to end. Other than our concert with Kasey Chambers on Saturday evening, I am hoping for some serious downtime with Tamara. A nice slow weekend of nothing will be great.

Have a splendid weekend and enjoy your update. By the way Ze is safely back home and I am sure we can expect some good rambles from her next week. Until than, Peace to you all.

Elisa

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Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Homeward Bound
 

By the time this is posted I'll be on my way home. Almost certainly still somewhere over North America because about a third of my flight time is there. Plus I have to change planes in Chicago (never been there before) which adds an hour to the time.

All being well, I arrive at Heathrow late morning (UK time) Thursday. Then there's a wait for the coach. Then the journey home. I should finally get home sometime around 19.00 hours.

I'll be spending Friday recovering & trying to re-set my body clock.

This should post automatically but either E or Tamara will need to post it to the Yahoo group (thanks, mates). There's nowhere near as much as I thought I'd have for you - AO3 went down while I was checking it. I will catch up when I get home & I'll either set it so E or T can post it or I'll post it next week.

See you next week - from home. Goodnight and may your God/s go with you.

Ze

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Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Back in Dallas
 

GCLS is over for another year. Drove back from NOLA to friends in Dallas on Sunday.

Spent yesterday doing the tourist thing.

Saw The Grassy Knoll. And The Book Depository.

And a fantastic series of sculptures representing a cattle drive.

Went up a tower with a great view over the city.

Had problems getting food - if your salad has a list of ingredients which does not include cheese why the hell would the salad you give me be covered in bloody cheese!! That went straight back. (Not me that returned it - I'm English - I would just have left it uneaten and not complained - we're like that.) The second attempt was delicious. Had these little hot pepper things on it. Very nice.

Ze

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Monday, July 27, 2015

When Your Kid is an Introvert
 

We're in the final week of my mother's visit. I do love my mother but I'm not ashamed to say I'm looking forward to Friday. I'll drop mom off at the airport bright and early, then take Cal to his dad's. Home sweet home with just me, Max and Beanie (and E when she gets in from work)....heaven.

Tamara

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Sunday, July 26, 2015

Easy Sunday
 

Nice breakfast and than a splendid day at the Ballard Farmers Market and home for pulled pork sandwiches with lots of other tasty items. Back to work for me in the morning. Gonna be a long week.

Enjoy your updates and have a great week.

Peace, Health and Happiness.

Elisa

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Saturday, July 25, 2015

Saturday
 

Saw Ant-Man today with the family. It was a lot of fun and we all recommend it.

Light night for updates. Good time to catch up on Ze's days.

Tamara

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Friday, July 24, 2015

The Weekend Arrives
 

We had one more day on the go. We enjoyed the Hibulb Cultural Center and some barbeque in Marysville. All around nice day even with the small amount of rain we had. Just enough to make the grass grow I am sure.

Tomorrow is heading to be even more relaxing as we will finally get to sleep in and than relax with an afternoon movie. An all around easy day for sure.

Here is hoping you all are having a great day and weekend is splendid.

Peace, Health and Happiness.

Elisa

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Thursday, July 23, 2015

Road Tripping
 

We've been busy here the last few days. Yesterday we traveled to Marymount, WA and toured The Lemay Family Collection Foundation. If you're at all interested in vintage automobiles, this is the place to go. I can honestly say I didn't expect it to be quite so interesting.

Today we spent some time at Ikea. We decided the last time we visited Ikea was also when my mom was here but it was about 5 years ago. After today's visit I believe we can wait 5 more years for another.

Tomorrow we're heading to Marysville to visit the Hibulb Cultural Center. This should be a lot of fun. I'm pretty well versed in the cultures of Oklahoma tribes but Northwest Native American tribes are still very new to me.

Tamara

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Wednesday, July 22, 2015

And So to NOLA
 

Arrived in Dallas at 3am Tuesday UK time... I was knackered after 25 hours being awake (with only 3 hours sleep in the previous 46) but the only thing I could think was Bloody Hell it's f*king hot here. It was 9pm Monday and it was still 40c. Forty bleeding degrees Celsius...

Today (bright & early local time but mid morning for my body-clock) road trip!! Off to New Orleans...I wouldn't even begin to think about driving that kind of distance in a single day back home (not that I can drive that distance in the UK - not without driving off the end of the country & into the sea... You know what they say... in the UK a hundred miles is a very long way, in the USA a hundred years old is a very long time... (my city is 1935 years old and is far from the oldest in Britain, let alone Europe).

I think it's every bit as hot in NOLA as Dallas... but far more humid... I'm about to do a Wicked Witch impression... "I'm melting, I'm melting".

See you next week - but only for Tuesday. On Wednesday I'm on my mammoth journey home & I'll be in a 'plane somewhere.

Goodnight and may your God/s go with you.

Ze

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Tuesday, July 21, 2015

I'm in a Lone Star State of Mind
 

By the time this is posted I will be in Texas, staying with friends with whom I'm travelling to GCLS.

I'm setting this up before I go because I don't know if I'll have access to do so on Tuesday.

I'm currently at the airport.My cousin graciously drove me to the bus station to catch my coach for Heathrow Airport, at 4am. I say "graciously" but it was more like, "I'm up, I'm driving, but don't say a F***ing word". She is not a morning person. *g*. My ferrets were a bit surprised to have playtime & breakfast, in the dark, at 3am, but more than happy. They like early mornings - unlike my cousin. At least she gets to go back to bed. I don't. Not for another 16 hours or so...

Ze

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Monday, July 20, 2015

A Quick Monday Goes By
 

Short week as a few more days off with the family are on the horizon. Busy days at work though and sadly my motivation is not very high. I need to get busy.

Sorry only few updates but Ze's day is tomorrow and we may be helping out as she is going to be heading back over the pond soon. I am sure the ferrets are missing her and she is missing them.

Enjoy your updates.

Peace, Health and Happiness.

Elisa

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Sunday, July 19, 2015

Warm
 

Our heatwave is back but only for a few days. Next week's forecast calls for a return to the 70s.

We've managed to keep the house nice and cool. The portable air conditioner is a lifesaver.

The only downside to all of these fans and air conditioning is it sometimes kicks my allergies into high gear. I had a few sneezy days in Oklahoma and have been fighting attacks every few days since we got back. Now I seem to have a case of sinusitis.

I really don't want this to turn into a full blown sinus infection...that would suck. I may even resort to the nasal spray. Hope I don't have as wild a reaction to it as E did. You know you may have snorted too much Afrin when your sense of smell disappears for the day....

Tamara

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Saturday, July 18, 2015

Little Warm Today
 

I live in Seattle because I don't want to live anywhere else. The weather is comfortable. Until you get a freakish summer with lots of heat. This is that summer. It's in the 90s today and really that is just plain wrong for this city. I know many cities all over the world are used to it, however Seattle (or Shoreline in our case) is not one of them. I like the gray cool rain even in summer. Sure it is nice to have some splendid sunny days, but really a few into the 80's is plenty. While we were in OKC there were 7 days in the high 80's low 90's, that is crazy.

Looking forward to the averages again.

Enjoy your updates.

Peace, Health and Happiness.

Elisa

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Friday, July 17, 2015

Lazy
 

Lazy day for us today. Mom and I did a few chores and played on our computers. We also took a trip over to Mike's to go through Cal's clothes. He's growing like a weed and it's time to pull the too small clothes out of the rotation.

Tonight I've got a movie for us to watch, then I think I'll hit the hay early. It'll be nice not to have to get up by 7am to get Cal moving for his conditioning camp at the high school.

Tamara

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