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Friday, August 01, 2014

Movie Day
 

Mom, the boys and I went to see Guardians of the Galaxy today. Normally I like to wait a week or two before seeing a hyped super-hero flick. However, Mom is heading back to OKC on Tuesday and I know she wanted to see this one.

All of us thought it was great fun. Typical blast 'em up space opera with humor throughout. I recommend it if you're a fan of these types of films.

Tamara

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Thursday, July 31, 2014

On the verge of the weekend....
 

First up, thank you, Ze. You truly are appreciated. It's amazing how many stories you find. You rock!

Now I am pleased as tomorrow is Friday and here is hoping you all feel the same way. Enjoy your update and weekend.

Peace, Health and Happiness.

Elisa

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Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Gone Again...
 

Regular readers will know I mark the summer by the presence (or absence) of swifts and swallows. They arrive in April or May and I know summer is not far away. They leave in late August to early September and I know that summer is all but over.

Well this year Mother Nature is off-kilter. The "dawn chorus" stopped early. The blackbirds and thrushes have stopped singing already.

And this past weekend... they left.

On Friday, in my lunch-break, I stood and watched the swarms of swifts racing, in huge, sweeping circles, high across the sky, while below them swallows swooped and dived. On Monday I stood at lunchtime and the sky was empty.

Not yet August and they've gone.

We're still having that heatwave, there are still hordes of insects for them to eat, but they've gone. Summer's not yet over. But they've gone.

I really don't want to think about winter coming. Not yet. But there are only 147 days til Christmas...

And on that note I'll bid you good night *g*

Enjoy your updates. Goodnight and may your God/s go with you.

Ze

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Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Missed Them Again
 

It's Eid al Fitr - the end of Ramadan - we wish all our Muslim readers Eid Mubarak.

.........

Missed them again.

The Perseids that is. Though I will have a bit longer to try to catch sight of them. Weather conditions (cloudy) have meant that I've not been able to see any of the astronomical phenomena so far this year. Very frustrating.

.........

Snow has discovered yet another new toy... the watering-can.

We've had a very hot, very dry, couple of months. There was a day of thunderstorms and very, very heavy rain last week, but the ground was too dry to benefit from it. Most of it ran straight into the drains. So the ground is really dry, down at least 20cm deep, bone dry. This has meant watering the allotment, and also the flower borders on the garden. By hand. Using a plastic watering-can.

I'd finished watering the roses and put the empty can down, Snow was out with me and running around, chasing my feet, and scooting to and fro through the poster tube I'd got her to play in. Being an inquisitive little wotsit she decided to investigate the can. She managed to stretch up high enough to knock it over. She realised it was hollow and that was it - straight into it and rolling around in the dampness inside.

She poked her head out briefly to check where I was before ducking back in and wriggling around. Apparently this is enormous fun, because she kept doing it for 20 minutes. Who knew a watering-can could be so much fun??

Ze

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Monday, July 28, 2014

Sun
 

The hotter weather has returned after our week of rain. This week's temps will be in the 80s...not too bad. Strangely enough our weather mirrors Oklahoma City's weather this week. My mom will still be cold with all the fans in the house running.

Tamara

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Sunday, July 27, 2014

Back to Work
 

My three days off are over. Back to the basics for me. My daughter also packed up and is off at her other mom's place for a couple of weeks. T, Cal and Ellen are all still in vacation mode. Hopefully the weekend was joyful for y'all.

Now back to the usual, enjoy those few updates.

Peace, Health and Happiness.

Elisa

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Saturday, July 26, 2014

Fingers Crossed
 

Small update and I'm out of words. Send good thoughts for more stories tomorrow.

Tamara


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Friday, July 25, 2014

Home
 

I would say there are a few nifty things in Olympia, but over all that trip was less than stellar. How could so many places be closed for renovation in the middle of tourist season? How could so many places only open on on the weekends during summer? Not our best trip and to top off the wonderfulness we lost power in the hotel this morning just as we were getting up and about. Showering in the dark is interesting. It seemed a fitting end to the trip.

Tomorrow we will check out the Tour de Terrace.

Peace, Health and Happiness.

Elisa

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Thursday, July 24, 2014

Things to do in Olympia....
 

That list would be small. Actually the list would have been larger if many of the places we wanted to see were open. I guess summer seemed like a good time to renovate or be open limited hours. Go figure.

Our mini trip to Olympia has been mostly a bust. Although we did manage to buy a stellar yellow watermelon at the Farmer's market. And the area here is quite beautiful so there is that.

I was a little underwhelmed by the Washington state capitol. Not too much of it was open. It certainly wasn't anything like the tour you get at the Texas state capitol or even the Oklahoma City state capitol. We were treated to a beautiful use of marble.

Tomorrow we head back to Shoreline and the cats and dog. I'm sure they'll all be happy to see us.

Tamara

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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Let the Games Begin
 

Just been watching the opening ceremony of the 20th Commonwealth Games.

As it started I thought "Blimey, did they get much change from a fiver for this". But as it went on I decided I'd done them an injustice. They produced a pretty good ceremony considering. They spent a fair old whack on the closing fireworks though.

Best bits were John Barrowman with his "big gay kiss" - nicely reminding people that being gay is still punishable by death in a couple of Commonwealth countries, and by imprisonment in about 40...

And South African singer Pumeza Matschikiza - lovely voice - singing a song in the Scots language (no - not Scots Gaelic but the lowland, related to English, language of the Anglo-Saxon areas of Scotland) - Freedom Come All Ye. Dedicated to Mandela.

And they raised a great deal of money for UNICEF too. (About £2.5 ,in the UK alone, in the first 20 minutes or so).

Competition starts tomorrow - I can't wait.

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

Ze

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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Having a Heatwave
 

I'm enjoying the sunshine, the weather's been glorious. But ... (I'm English - the weather always has a "but")... it's too damned hot.

Okay - for those of you in southern Europe, Africa, most of Asia, large chunks of the Americas, Australasia, etc. complaining that temperatures between 26 & 30 celcius are too hot is ridiculous. But for us wimpy Brits it is too damned hot.

It's nearly midnight and the temperature in my (south-facing) bedroom is still over 30c.

Too hot to sleep - I'm going to have to sleep under a damp sheet...

Snow doesn't like the heat either, she's been very pleased to have bottles of frozen water, dotted about her hutch, too drape herself over to keep cool.

I might try that myself.

Ze

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Monday, July 21, 2014

A Short Week
 

A little vacation time for me. Monday and Tuesday is work and the rest is play. We will head down to or state capital and check out the sites.

Enjoy your updates.

Peace, Health and Happiness.

Elisa

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Sunday, July 20, 2014

Rain!
 

Yesterday was the International Day of Femslash. As a result you have a nice amount to read tonight.

The rain finally arrived here in Shoreline. The grass and plants should be very happy. Max, however, won't be.

I'll let you get to reading.

Tamara

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Saturday, July 19, 2014

Smooth Saturday
 

A nice easy day all around. We completed a couple of chores, which included us trying a new hamburger spot. If you're near Shoreline, WA we recommend Billie On Gourmet Burger Restaurant. It doesn't look like much but a good lunch was definitely had by all.

Now enjoy those updates.

Peace, Health and Happiness.

Elisa

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