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henrietta_fielding
Posted: Friday, January 18, 2019 2:53:41 PM

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gillianleeza wrote:
I'm not a fan of hot drinks even in the winter I prefer ice cold beverages. I will, however, try to sneak a few marshmallows away from Sara to snack on.

Not looking forward to a cold rainy weekend. Hopefully going out for dinner and a movie later, after dealing with family drama.

I hope everyone is keeping warm.



Family drama sounds grim. Dinner and a movie after sounds well deserved. I think you need a few cocktail umbrellas to spear those mini-marshmallows with, Gill!

Bedtime lemon and ginger tea here, please. I"m wearing layers over my layers. Dank and chilly here. Brrr!
Survivor
Posted: Saturday, January 19, 2019 11:01:28 AM

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Good day, to all. Hope it's going well. We got around an inch of snow last night. Not too much.

Just wanted to mention that it was the birthday of Janis Joplin. Quite a lady.




I'm having another cuppa java to continue the day with some online surfing.

Cheers all. rr
elizabethblack
Posted: Saturday, January 19, 2019 11:35:40 AM

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And a very Happy Birthday to Survivor.............




Mendalla
Posted: Sunday, January 20, 2019 5:31:57 AM

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Hey, Happy Birthday, Larry. I brought in a tray of birthday cupcakes for the snack table. Variety of flavours so find a favorite and dig in.

* puts on the kettle and makes a tea *


Featured Story:
Night of the Wind - (Fantasy) A mysterious traveller, a strange storm, a chaotic night for a small town.

Other works:
Spooky People - (Poetry) A playful verse for Hallowe'en.
On Seeing the Light (Re)born - (Poetry) A reflection on seeing the sun rise while on vacation
Voice of Ice - (Horror) A powerful winter storm leads a professor to a disturbing discovery
Survivor
Posted: Sunday, January 20, 2019 6:54:43 AM

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Mendalla wrote:
Hey, Happy Birthday, Larry. I brought in a tray of birthday cupcakes for the snack table. Variety of flavours so find a favorite and dig in.

* puts on the kettle and makes a tea *


Thanks, Scott. You get your tea brewing and I'll make a fresh pot of coffee.

Cheers, all. rr
gillianleeza
Posted: Sunday, January 20, 2019 5:11:08 PM

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I'm enjoying a peaceful quiet night at home. Everyone is out watching football elsewhere.

I'll take a birthday cupcake and a ginger-ale and settle in to catch up on some reading.
elizabethblack
Posted: Sunday, January 20, 2019 7:30:09 PM

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Oh very exciting and nice of Scott to bring the cupcakes. I would love to have one and a chamomile tea. I have been enjoying the Victoria series on PBS. Nothing a good American woman loves more than queens and the history of England.

Wordpusher715
Posted: Monday, January 21, 2019 5:09:15 AM

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"I'm late, I'm late for a very important date.
No time to say hello, good-bye,I'm late, I'm late,I'm late
I'm late and when I wave, I lose the time I save.
My fuzzy ears and whiskers took me too much time to shave.
I run and then I hop, hop, hop, I wish that I could fly.
There's danger if I dare to stop and here's a reason why:
I'm over-due, I'm in a rabbit stew. Can't even say good-bye,
Hello, I'm late, I'm late, I'm late."

Sorry for being tardy, Happy Birthday, Larry!

occasion4


I live, I love, I perform, and I lament.
Survivor
Posted: Monday, January 21, 2019 11:07:25 AM

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Thanks for the good wishes, Pusher.

It's noon and I still need more coffee to keep warm. This is ridiculous. Hate the cold.

Oh well. Safe and warm inside.

Cheers, all. rr
Mendalla
Posted: Tuesday, January 22, 2019 5:37:42 AM

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elizabethblack wrote:
Nothing a good American woman loves more than queens and the history of England.


I always find it interesting how fascinated Americans are by an institution that they gave the boot to more than two centuries go. Meanwhile, I live in a constitutional monarchy and am bored to tears by the whole thing.

Good morning, folk. Kettles on for the tea drinkers. Picked up a new selection of fine black teas for you to enjoy. Added some whole bean coffee and an automatic grinder for coffee folks wanting something special, too.

Frigid weather but it's a bit warmer than on the weekend (single digit instead of double digit negative temps).

No football here. Our Grey Cup is in November so it's just hockey and (in Toronto at least) basketball in Canada right now. Though some Canucks do follow the NFL and likely are raging at the apparent officiating debacle on the weekend.

Have a fine day, all!

Featured Story:
Night of the Wind - (Fantasy) A mysterious traveller, a strange storm, a chaotic night for a small town.

Other works:
Spooky People - (Poetry) A playful verse for Hallowe'en.
On Seeing the Light (Re)born - (Poetry) A reflection on seeing the sun rise while on vacation
Voice of Ice - (Horror) A powerful winter storm leads a professor to a disturbing discovery
Obituarius
Posted: Tuesday, January 22, 2019 6:11:56 AM

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My wife and I lost our best friend last night. Puppy Doggy (miniature poodle) adopted us seventeen years ago. Now she is memories of the good times we had. Teaching me how to fetch her treats.
gypsy
Posted: Tuesday, January 22, 2019 6:48:04 AM

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Mendalla wrote:
elizabethblack wrote:
Nothing a good American woman loves more than queens and the history of England.


I always find it interesting how fascinated Americans are by an institution that they gave the boot to more than two centuries go. Meanwhile, I live in a constitutional monarchy and am bored to tears by the whole thing.



The French are quite fascinated by the British monarchy, royalty and all that as well. And their removal of the monarchy was quite brutal, to say the least. My take on it is they enjoy the pageantry, the scandals, the history etc because they don't have to live with it or under a constitutional monarchy themselves, or pay for any of it.



The subject who is truly loyal to the Chief Magistrate will neither advise nor submit to arbitrary measures. Junius



gypsy
Posted: Tuesday, January 22, 2019 6:50:21 AM

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Obituarius wrote:
My wife and I lost our best friend last night. Puppy Doggy (miniature poodle) adopted us seventeen years ago. Now she is memories of the good times we had. Teaching me how to fetch her treats.


Ah, I'm sorry to hear that. Seventeen years is a long time with an animal, and it is so painful to lose one. All my sympathy to you and your wife.



The subject who is truly loyal to the Chief Magistrate will neither advise nor submit to arbitrary measures. Junius



Obituarius
Posted: Tuesday, January 22, 2019 7:04:15 AM

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Ah, I'm sorry to hear that. Seventeen years is a long time with an animal, and it is so painful to lose one. All my sympathy to you and your wife. [/quote]

House (pets) friends embrace love and never tell lies
Survivor
Posted: Tuesday, January 22, 2019 7:36:38 AM

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Please accept my sympathy for your loss, Al. This is so hard for you to take, I'm sure.
Mendalla
Posted: Tuesday, January 22, 2019 11:25:59 AM

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Condolences, Obituarius. I haven't had pets in a long time (wife doesn't like furry beasts in the house) but did in my youth (both a cat and a dog) and remember them well.

Featured Story:
Night of the Wind - (Fantasy) A mysterious traveller, a strange storm, a chaotic night for a small town.

Other works:
Spooky People - (Poetry) A playful verse for Hallowe'en.
On Seeing the Light (Re)born - (Poetry) A reflection on seeing the sun rise while on vacation
Voice of Ice - (Horror) A powerful winter storm leads a professor to a disturbing discovery
Wordpusher715
Posted: Tuesday, January 22, 2019 1:29:33 PM

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Al, sorry to hear about your loss. May the memories of your lives together bring you comfort as the pain of loss diminishes.

I live, I love, I perform, and I lament.
AnnaMayZing
Posted: Tuesday, January 22, 2019 3:08:15 PM

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Obituarius wrote:
My wife and I lost our best friend last night. Puppy Doggy (miniature poodle) adopted us seventeen years ago. Now she is memories of the good times we had. Teaching me how to fetch her treats.


Sorry to hear that, Al. Cherish the happy memories.

The third part of this epic journey starts here... https://www.storiesspace.com/stories/drama/the-long-road-home-chapter-1.aspx


"Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it." George Santayana
gillianleeza
Posted: Tuesday, January 22, 2019 9:44:26 PM

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Pets are family and it is always so hard when you lose one.

I can't sleep so I'll hang out here and straighten up.

After that, I'll settle into a comfy chair with ginger ale and a book.

I hope everyone is doing well.

Cheers!
henrietta_fielding
Posted: Wednesday, January 23, 2019 3:40:00 AM

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Haven't popped in here for a few days, so it's been good to read through the posts and catch up with you all.

Sorry for your loss, Al.

Snowy morning here, so I'll have an Earl Grey tea. Hot. :)
Survivor
Posted: Wednesday, January 23, 2019 7:07:54 AM

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Snowy morning here as well. The pup and I were the first to disturb the snow outside this morning. We didn't get far before the 18 degree weather and snow froze his little feet. As usual I carried him home to warm up.

I'm having some of the freshly brewed java, of course.

Cheers, all. rr
Wordpusher715
Posted: Wednesday, January 23, 2019 8:25:58 AM

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Coffee, please. Quality auditor will be here within the hour. This is my only chance to breathe and prepare for his visit. Wish me luck that there isn't a non-conformance to be found. I'm ready for the struggle.argue

I live, I love, I perform, and I lament.
Obituarius
Posted: Wednesday, January 23, 2019 8:28:50 AM

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Good morning and pass the butter. We are having pancakes, southern style. Squeeze me some coffee...please.
Mendalla
Posted: Wednesday, January 23, 2019 11:09:11 AM

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Not sure how Southern style differ from my Canadian flapjacks, but I'll suspect they are good. Loves me some Southern cooking and I don't get down there as much as I used to.

It's past lunch so some green tea would be in order.

Featured Story:
Night of the Wind - (Fantasy) A mysterious traveller, a strange storm, a chaotic night for a small town.

Other works:
Spooky People - (Poetry) A playful verse for Hallowe'en.
On Seeing the Light (Re)born - (Poetry) A reflection on seeing the sun rise while on vacation
Voice of Ice - (Horror) A powerful winter storm leads a professor to a disturbing discovery
Mendalla
Posted: Wednesday, January 23, 2019 11:10:51 AM

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Wordpusher715 wrote:
Coffee, please. Quality auditor will be here within the hour. This is my only chance to breathe and prepare for his visit. Wish me luck that there isn't a non-conformance to be found. I'm ready for the struggle.argue


Best of luck. My employer is ISO certified (9002 or something like that) so we have regular audits. However, our last audit they didn't bother with IT so I was off the hook.glasses8


Featured Story:
Night of the Wind - (Fantasy) A mysterious traveller, a strange storm, a chaotic night for a small town.

Other works:
Spooky People - (Poetry) A playful verse for Hallowe'en.
On Seeing the Light (Re)born - (Poetry) A reflection on seeing the sun rise while on vacation
Voice of Ice - (Horror) A powerful winter storm leads a professor to a disturbing discovery
Wordpusher715
Posted: Wednesday, January 23, 2019 11:21:08 AM

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Mendalla wrote:
Wordpusher715 wrote:
Coffee, please. Quality auditor will be here within the hour. This is my only chance to breathe and prepare for his visit. Wish me luck that there isn't a non-conformance to be found. I'm ready for the struggle.argue


Best of luck. My employer is ISO certified (9002 or something like that) so we have regular audits. However, our last audit they didn't bother with IT so I was off the hook.glasses8


Thanks, This is a Supplier Audit to ISO-9001:2015 standards. We are performing a Class II FDA recall on their behalf. So far, so good. Makes me happy!hello1

I live, I love, I perform, and I lament.
hayley
Posted: Thursday, January 24, 2019 10:48:51 AM

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Wordpusher715 wrote:
Coffee, please. Quality auditor will be here within the hour. This is my only chance to breathe and prepare for his visit. Wish me luck that there isn't a non-conformance to be found. I'm ready for the struggle.argue


You have your coffee audited ???? . How posh is that? Am in awe .... notworthy notworthy notworthy notworthy notworthy


Obituarius
Posted: Thursday, January 24, 2019 12:28:27 PM

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My coffee pot gave up the ghost
Wordpusher715
Posted: Thursday, January 24, 2019 12:59:49 PM

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hayley wrote:
[quote=Wordpusher715]Coffee, please. Quality auditor will be here within the hour. This is my only chance to breathe and prepare for his visit. Wish me luck that there isn't a non-conformance to be found. I'm ready for the struggle.argue


You have your coffee audited ???? . How posh is that? Am in awe .... notworthy notworthy notworthy notworthy notworthy

laughing3

Yes, it is the best nickel-per-pound coffee in the Americas. It is often a biotic growth medium. puke

It's the reason I only drink coffee from here.

I live, I love, I perform, and I lament.
Wordpusher715
Posted: Thursday, January 24, 2019 2:12:10 PM

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Throw a log on the fire and some extra grounds in the pot. The temp FEELS LIKE -12 F right now. That's -24 C at the moment. Tomorrow morning it will FEEL LIKE -25 F (-31 C). Time to snuggle for a couple of days. Irish coffee, please.

I live, I love, I perform, and I lament.
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