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Saturday, April 25, 2015

The World Looks to Nepal
 

Very little to read tonight, but there seems to be plenty to keep you busy out there. Here is hoping help comes to Nepal quickly.

Peace, Health and Happiness.

Elisa

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Friday, April 24, 2015

Rain and Frisbee
 

We've got a day of Ultimate Frisbee tomorrow. Little e's team is attending Spring Reign all weekend. Last year we attended and made a weekend of it. Even Max had fun walking and walking and walking.

This year little e is with her other mom so we're just going on Saturday. The cool thing about tomorrow is little e's first game is against a team from my school. I'm interested in seeing how good Eckstein's Ultimate team is since I've never seen them play.

We won't be taking Max this year. Saturday is supposed to be rainy and windy. He doesn't enjoy the rain at all. Instead Mike will be popping over to take Max for a walk mid-day. We'll be doing our best to stay warm and dry.

Tamara

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Thursday, April 23, 2015

Busy Week
 

Not much going on at home but work seems to be crazy busy. But I have few days off next week as a treat to myself. I like that a lot.

Per our usual not a ton to read, but Ze's couple of days should keep you all busy for the week and weekend. Also make sure to check out her pictures of the new pets. They be awfully cute.

Enjoy.

Peace, Health and Happiness.

Elisa

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Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Saints, Dragons, and Soldiers
 

Tomorrow is St. George's Day (and Shakespeare's birthday). We don't tend to make a lot of fuss about that sort of thing (Patron Saint of England stuff) in England. Especially since anything even mildly patriotic tends to get hijacked by racists, fascists, and right-wing extremists. But if any English readers do celebrate it - Happy St. George's Day to you.


Its tears were England’s crystal rivers
Its breath the mist on England’s moors
Its larder was England’s orchards,
Its house was without doors
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He hid the sleeping dragon
Inside every English heart


St. George is also patron saint of several other places so we wish our readers from Georgia (the country, not the US state), and Catalonia, and Portugal, and Greece, a Happy St George's Day too.

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Saturday is ANZAC Day. We wish our New Zealander and Australian readers a good day.

Take some time every now and then
Think back and say ‘I remember when’
You were as brothers you and they
Sent by your country into the fray
To a land of sun, dried dirt and dust


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And if anyone would like to see what Arctic and Polar are like there's a couple of pics here

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

Ze

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Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Wedding
 

The wedding went well.

The weather couldn't have been better.

It was a registry office ceremony not church, as both of them have been married before and neither of them is particularly religious. Which means, since all religious references are forbidden in registry office weddings. you don't get the cheesy readings from Corinthians or Ruth.

The bride wore a royal blue frock, (sorry but that's the best description I can come up with - I kind of don't do fashion but it looked something like this) with a powder-blue bolero-style jacket and carried a small bouquet of blue and white carnations. She looked gorgeous.

The groom wore a dark grey suit with a powder-blue tie. He looked nervous.

They both looked ridiculously happy.

And Barbara looked proud enough to burst. She wore a frock a bit like her mother's but in powder-blue.

Ze

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Monday, April 20, 2015

Gorgeous Spring Day
 

Back to work for both of us today. My day went well. The kids were happy and the adults looked rested and ready for the long sprint to the end of the school year.

Tamara

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Sunday, April 19, 2015

Final Day
 

Vacation is ending. Back to work for me tomorrow. Today was all about nothing. Didn't get much done. One final chore was completed which was to break down the trampoline to give to our daughter's other family as they have a young son who may use it. Our kids have aged past it. Good news for me is it frees up some space for me to place my hammock.

Enjoy the updates.

Peace, Health and Happiness.

Elisa

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Saturday, April 18, 2015

Sun!
 

The end of our Spring break has been chock full of beautiful weather. Bad for us but good for the kids in Shoreline whose Spring break is next week.

Today we've got a Ultimate Frisbee double header. Not much else going on for us except that. Have to soak up the last bit of Spring break slugdom while we can.

Tamara

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Friday, April 17, 2015

Sunny Friday
 

Cars got washed. Other than that it's kinda been a nice slow day. We went and got lunch out and have been taking it easy in the sunshine. It's been a really great week and I am so not looking forward to its end. However it all keeps moving forward and the weekend is here. We do get to sleep in both days and that is something special these days.

Enjoy your update!

Peace, Health and Happiness.

Elisa

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Thursday, April 16, 2015

Winding Down
 

We're nearing the end of a Spring break that's been unseasonably cool and rainy. Today was the first day this week with warm enough weather to clean the living room carpet.

Still on my to-do list is wash both cars. Oh, and I haven't finished putting comics into my database. That's best done while binge-watching tv shows.

Sadly I haven't been able to do much sleeping in. Cal's at his dad's this week but he still spends the night at our house so he can ride the bus to school the next day. At least I've been able to sleep until 7. That's better than my usual 6 am.

Tomorrow we're going to Superfluity 2015. Little e has been cooking things for their bake sale. She'll help sell baked goods on Thursday evening and Friday. We'll have fun looking at the huge amounts of donated stuff. We might even find something we can't live without.

Tamara

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Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Weddings & Funerals
 

It's been a funny old week.

Yesterday I went to a funeral. It was sad but not unexpected. A friend's brother, 57, mental health issues, drank himself to death. Such a shame because he was a lovely bloke, troubled but a true gent. We didn't wear black - he'd have hated that. We wore football shirts because he loved his team.

Tomorrow I'm off to a wedding. (Barbara's mother.) I was a little worried about what I'd be expected to wear, but Barbara's mother was brilliant. Wear what you feel comfortable in, she said, jeans if you like or a suit and tie if you want. We're both happy with whatever you wear and if any of the other guests have a problem with it then they're welcome to leave.

Barbara's mother is awesome.

I won't wear jeans, or a suit, but I will wear a smart pair of trousers and a proper leather jacket (i.e not a bike jacket).

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Today was even hotter. Over 20c - which is ridiculous for April. Arctic finally worked out what the ice-bottle was for. She was sprawled on it when I got home. Polar still hasn't figured it out yet, but with luck he'll copy Arctic. He does that a lot.

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

Ze

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Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Still Warm
 

It's still warm & sunny.

In fact it's so warm that yesterday and today I left a wrapped-up bottle of frozen water in the hutch for Arctic and Polar.

Unfortunately they don't seem to understand its purpose. Whereas Snow knew what it was for and would quite happily drape herself over it to stay cool, neither Arctic or Polar has a clue. They seem to think it's a new toy. They worry it, push it, roll it and generally fidget with it until they get the wrapping off, which they then proceed to drag across the cage a dump into the food bowl.

Then they retreat to their sleeping chamber.

I took a peek in, and at least they are sleeping on top of their blankets not burrowed into them. They were all cuddled up together, looking unbelievably cute.

I took photos.

I must post some of them up on Photobucket for you.

Ze

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Monday, April 13, 2015

Easy
 

Our easy days continue on. Did a few chores but nothing much. A cooler day with some heavy rain. Not good for Tamara's intended carpet cleaning day. We need warmer weather where we can open the windows up to dry the carpet. Today was not that day. Maybe tomorrow, but if following our weather report Thursday may be our day.

On tap for tomorrow is some baking with my daughter who is donating some baked goods to her grandmother's church event.

Here is hoping the week is going well for you. Enjoy the updates.

Peace, Health and Happiness.

Elisa

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Sunday, April 12, 2015

Vacation Days
 

We had another lazy day. I took Cal to get his hair cut. After lunch E and I vacuumed out the cars. Sadly the weather is currently a tad chilly and threatening rain so we didn't wash the cars. That's on the agenda for this week as soon as the sun shines.

Tomorrow we won't be sleeping in too much. E must take little e to visit Shorecrest High School. She'll be attending a few classes with a friend. This is to prepare her to make her final decision about where to attend high school next year.

Cal has school this week. His Spring break is next week. This means no sleeping in for me. I'll need to get Cal's butt moving. But rather than driving to work I can then crawl back into bed. Lovely.

Monday my plan is to clean the living room carpet. Then while it's drying, be a slug.

Tamara

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