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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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Friday, July 18, 2014

Milder Temperatures
 

Our weather is finally cooling down. This has made mom cold. She's definitely used to Oklahoma heat. A typical Seattle summer leaves her wearing a sweater and shivering under our ceiling fan in the computer room.

We don't have too much planned for the weekend. On Wednesday we'll leave for a short trip to Olympia with both kids. Duncan is going to be our house/pet sitter while we're gone. The prospect of visiting the state capitol and seeing a bunch of museums didn't really excite him. Imagine that.

Small update for y'all tonight. Enjoy!

Tamara

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Thursday, July 17, 2014

The return of normalcy.
 

Family is home...the animals and I are happy about that. The weather, which has been overly hot, is returning to averages. I love our summer average. What's not to like about cool mornings as the marine layer burns off to beautiful sunshine with 75 degree days? Perhaps every 10 days or so we get a spit of rain. All good. Tomorrow is the return of that weather. In fact we are stepping back a little with a cooler and wet weekend. I can live with it.

Sorry about our spacing of the update on Monday. Both of us were preoccupied by the flight home the following day.

Enjoy and thanks for coming by.

Peace, Health and Happiness.

Elisa

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Wednesday, July 16, 2014

What?? No Football??
 

I feel a little lost without the World Cup to watch...

The new (domestic) football season doesn't start for a few weeks yet - though the women's league is a summer league so I do have the odd game to follow - not many because, as usual, women's sport is poorly served by TV broadcasters.

Still, the Commonwealth Games starts this week, that'll keep me occupied...

Enjoy your updates - there's plenty to read. See you next week, goodnight and may your God/s go with you.

Ze

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Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Fun on the Allotment
 

Cracking World Cup final, wasn't it? Great game. And the best team won. Congratulations to Germany, you deserved the win.

The weather's been pretty good here - so good in fact that people are now complaining that it's too hot, too humid, and we need a bit of rain as their gardens are too dry.

What would we Brits do if we couldn't complain about the weather...

Spent most of the weekend (when not watching sport) working on the allotment - the weeds have had a growth spurt. The ground really is dry, and pretty hard to dig, so I wound up with blisters on my hands. Much to the amusement of the lads at work. The jokes were not fit for polite company - and rapidly became very, very boring.

Stripped the broad beans (it was time to finish picking them), there weren't that many plants really but we got masses from them - about fifteen kilos. Phenomenal. Sowed some rocket in the cleared space (it grows really quickly).

The humidity and heat means the cos lettuces are bolting before they're a decent size, so I've sown a few more in hopes they'll do ok. The lollo rosso seem to be doing all right though. And from the looks of it we're going to have a pretty good crop of potatoes. And the beetroot are doing well.

The peas, however... we had that spell of cold and very wet weather, earlier this spring, at precisely the wrong time for the peas. There is just one plant - and even that looks pretty sorry for itself. We might get two peas from it if we're lucky. And by that I mean two individual peas in one pod - not two pods.

Ah well. Peas are cheap enough to buy.

Ze

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Sunday, July 13, 2014

Keep those thoughts positive!
 

Tomorrow is our last day in Oklahoma and it hit me that mom will be staying at my house for three weeks. Three weeks. Next year I may make her reservations. *sigh*

Tamara

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Saturday, July 12, 2014

Seattle Summer
 

Our average 75 is being blown away. The next 10 days should all be high 8o's to low 90's. That is crazy and not my cup of tea. Heatstroke is a serious issue with me and our temps are not helpful. The dog is circling right now, however it is the hottest point of the day and I need to have a break of that prior to walking the doggie. Here is hoping where ever you are it is pleasant. For some that may be my current weather, so come take it away.

Enjoy your updates.

Peace, Health and Happiness.

Elisa

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Friday, July 11, 2014

Yep, it's still hot here.
 

We've been doing a lot here in blazing hot Oklahoma. Yesterday we went to Lawton and saw my cousin. Today we took it easy and watched a movie with Nana Gayle who is recovering from knee replacement surgery. Tomorrow it's off to the Chickasaw National Recreation Area to swim.

I've been giving the kids a day between our road trips to veg and relax. Unfortunately we haven't been able to relax and swim at Nana Gayle's pool this year due to pump issues. My brother just moved into a new house that also has a pool. No swimming in it either because he's been trying to get it clean after the previous owners ignored it for a year (also the pump was broken). Maybe next year they'll both be in shape for swimming.

Not too much for you to read tonight. Have at it.

Tamara

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Thursday, July 10, 2014

Warm
 

Times like today I am thankful I did not go to OKC. Our 88 is plenty warm enough for me. We have had days in a row and the forecast is calling for more of the same for the next week or so. This is plenty of heat for me. In fact pushing it when I walk the doggie, so going to OKC which will be in the high 90's today seems not good for me.

Ze gave you all a ton to read the last couple of days enjoy them. I have a few more today but nothing like Ze's posts.

Good news for many as tomorrow is Friday. I know I am part of that...yay for TGIF.

I chat back at you on the weekend.

Peace, Health and Happiness.

Elisa

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Wednesday, July 09, 2014

Bitter Oranges
 

I am knackered. Too tired to even think - let alone ramble.

Yet another late kick-off, then extra-time, followed by a penalty shoot-out. I hate penalty shoot-outs.

And that's the Dutch out of the running... now they have to play Brazil it what must be the most painful, disheartening, pointless game... the third place play-off.

It's going to be a difficult final to watch on Sunday. Germany v Argentina. Traditionally English football fans hate the German team. Not the individual players you understand. Or the German people. Just the football team. But we also hate the Argentinian football team - we have never forgiven them for the "hand of God", deliberate, blatant cheating.

It's going to be even more difficult for Brazilian fans. I can't imagine a bigger football nightmare for them than having your worst rivals win the cup in your country, in your best stadium. If Argentina win it could turn a bit nasty...

I think I'll probably back Germany... lesser of two evils and all that... *g*

And I had Holland in the sweepstake at work, too... ah well.

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

Ze

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Tuesday, July 08, 2014

Who Would Have Thought It
 

That the semi-final would turn out to be so one-sided.

Much as the romantics would have liked the idea of Brazil winning the World Cup on home soil, the realists knew they were unlikely to do so. Their performances so far have been adequate but not exactly awe inspiring.

Most people expected a 2-1 or 3-2 Germany win. With a tough contest, a result ground out rather than flair and skill on show. A lot of the paid pundits even considered a Brazil win as possible.

What we got was a stunning display of German teamwork, skill, and efficiency over a disgracefully poor, pathetic Brazilian surrender.

And a totally unheard of scoreline for a World Cup semi-final.

Unbelievable.

Ze

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Monday, July 07, 2014

Hot in Oklahoma
 

Took the kids to Jenks, Oklahoma today to visit the Oklahoma Aquarium. It's grown since the last time I was there with the boys. If you're ever near Tulsa, OK give it a visit.

That trip took up most of our day but I knew it would. Tonight we'll meet my brother for dinner at Abel's. Then home to relax before our annual picture day tomorrow.

Y'all enjoy the updates. Plenty from Ze tomorrow I'm sure.

Tamara


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