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elizabethblack
Posted: Saturday, July 20, 2019 5:46:45 PM

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Late in the day, I don't want coffee or tea. Have a nice big glass of ice water. Must stay hydrated they keep saying. Today I didn't go outside at all. Spent a couple of fun days away this week, but the heat! Had to keep a proper attitude to have a good time. But saw old friends, went to a wonderfully interesting auction where a box of baseball cards sold for $12,400 to an over the phone bidder. Amazing. Always remember for it to get that high someone was bidding against the winner. And postcards. So many - probably 1,000 over several lots and the money they went for...thought I was hearing things.

Hope everyone has a good night with plenty of cool a/c. I didn't open the drapes to keep the heat out.



Survivor
Posted: Sunday, July 21, 2019 6:35:33 AM

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Early in the day for me. Just after 8:30 and the pup is walked. I'm awaiting the coffee to brew.

Quiet weekend around here.

Cheers, all. flower



All I'm saying is you've never seen me crying and eating tacos at the same time.
elizabethblack
Posted: Sunday, July 21, 2019 7:51:06 AM

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Good morning Larry. I have done a load of laundry and watched Sunday Morning on CBS, Listening to wonderful happy music now. A friend posted on FB a big mama black bear and her 3 cubs following along walking through a field near her house. This is over the mountain from me in a place called Fort Valley - rather restricted access location. All the people living there have been calling each other because evidently the mama bear is a rather permissive mom, she lets those cubs go anywhere and do whatever they want. Just need to check outside before you go outside evidently. It is amazing to have wildlife like that close by. We just have the white-tailed deer that think we planted our property for their culinary delight. You can get six feet away from them yelling at them to go away and they are all hard of hearing and just look at you until one of you backs down. Hope everyone has a wonderful Sunday.


gillianleeza
Posted: Sunday, July 21, 2019 8:52:37 AM

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The only wildlife we see here are deer, foxes, and rabbits. Another heat advisory day, with temps to 100 and high humidity. Thankfully it will cool off by Tuesday.

Cooling off in the water is not ideal, the bay is 85 and local pools are about the same.

I'm getting some things done on the inside of my house today. Lawn and garden work can wait until it's not a sauna outside.

I made some Cherry Limeade, I have plenty to share.

Cheers!
Survivor
Posted: Monday, July 22, 2019 6:38:02 AM

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I live in a city of about 100,000 folks but on the edge of town. There are a state park and lake within 5 minutes. Simply walking the pup in our neighborhood gives me glimpses of deer, muskrat, beaver, and snapping turtles on occasion.

It should be a pleasant 83 degrees today.

Just need that coffee to brew for the first cup.

Cheers, all. flower



All I'm saying is you've never seen me crying and eating tacos at the same time.
elizabethblack
Posted: Monday, July 22, 2019 10:20:31 AM

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I am so glad they are promising better temperatures tomorrow . Maybe your weather will move east Larry and give us a break. Last night's thunderstorm was wicked. Thunder clapping right on top of the house. And some people had trees come down and hit their houses or take power lines with them. Nothing compared to the flooding other parts of the country have been experiencing. Showed 3 large oak trees that looked like they had been twisted so hard they broke. Now that is a mini something or other. Not normal wind.


Kavyansh
Posted: Tuesday, July 23, 2019 5:08:10 AM

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It is a hot July day here in Devon with an almost cloudless blue sky and just the slightest of a cooling breeze; and I am practicing what the Dutch call ‘Niksen’ or more poetically in Italian ‘la dolce far niente’ — in translation ‘the sweet art of doing nothing’ which entails nothing more arduous than allowing my mind to simply wander without purpose. This enviable quality of being able to really enjoy doing nothing is something which our European neighbours have long mastered, but which is so strange to our English natures, believing as we do that every waking moment should be filled with activity and that allowing the imagination to wander unhindered is nothing short of laziness. But the truth is that it’s quality time well spent, In fact so enjoyable it’s sweet, juicy, and delicious, just like homemade pasta with fresh pomodoro sauce or Italian ice cream; and it is positively beneficial in clearing the mind of all those toxic thoughts and recharging batteries that have been exhausted as we rush about aimlessly in pursuit of money or fame or happiness.

I would love a cooling glass of citron when I can summon the energy to lift the glass to my lips and maybe some stracciatella and pistachio ice cream when you have time sir, but please don’t exert yourself too much — remember doing nothing and daydreaming is positively life enhancing.

For the word of God is alive and powerful. It is sharper than the sharpest two-edged sword, cutting between soul and spirit, between joint and marrow. It exposes our innermost thoughts and desires. Hebrews 4:12
Survivor
Posted: Tuesday, July 23, 2019 6:46:20 AM

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Just returned from the pup's morning walk. The coffee is brewing. I'll have a cuppa java when it is ready.

No birthdays of active members today. I didn't see a new member this morning.

Cheers, all. flower



All I'm saying is you've never seen me crying and eating tacos at the same time.
rune
Posted: Tuesday, July 23, 2019 8:23:08 AM

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Hello, I'm Rune new here hello2



RuNe'S DooDLiNG iN THe SaNDS

Ballerina & Meg's Sonnet a collaboration with Survivor
The Feast Of All Saints a collaboration with Meredith
Burnt Toast a collaboration with Fuzzy1954
The Autumn a collaboration with ChrisM

My wandering crazy mind is just doodling in the sands ~ RuNe
Survivor
Posted: Tuesday, July 23, 2019 9:20:16 AM

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rune wrote:
Hello, I'm Rune new here hello2


You are so silly. "New here". geek

Have a cuppa java, dear lady. flower



All I'm saying is you've never seen me crying and eating tacos at the same time.
Kavyansh
Posted: Tuesday, July 23, 2019 1:23:45 PM

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As I said it has been hot here today - hot for England that is - and once the wind dropped it was rather uncomfortable because of the humidity, which is also often the case in England when the temperature climbs. Doing nothing was definitely the best option and it allowed me to lie flat to ease a minor bout of sciatica which has been plaguing me recently - growing old sucks at times.

As the evening is drawing on a glass of a good single malt whisky might be better than coffee if that is possible. It might also help take my mind off the depressing fact that our British Trump clone Boris Johnson will be taking office as Prime Minister tomorrow, a man totally unfitted for office who was elected by under 100,000 members of the Conservative Party - a very British coup d’état and a mockery of all the ideals of Parliamentary democracy.

For the word of God is alive and powerful. It is sharper than the sharpest two-edged sword, cutting between soul and spirit, between joint and marrow. It exposes our innermost thoughts and desires. Hebrews 4:12
Survivor
Posted: Wednesday, July 24, 2019 6:29:26 AM

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My coffee pot is brewing and I'm awaiting my first cuppa java.

The lawn mowing fellows are out cutting the grass for this week. We are on a 5 day per week watering schedule now with a slight drought occurring.

Cheers, all. flower



All I'm saying is you've never seen me crying and eating tacos at the same time.
elizabethblack
Posted: Wednesday, July 24, 2019 10:18:52 AM

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So happy to welcome RuNe here. giggle. And Keith, my heart goes out to you - feels like civilization is crumbling.


Welshdreamer42
Posted: Wednesday, July 24, 2019 12:34:48 PM

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Kavyansh wrote:


As the evening is drawing on a glass of a good single malt whisky might be better than coffee if that is possible. It might also help take my mind off the depressing fact that our British Trump clone Boris Johnson will be taking office as Prime Minister tomorrow, a man totally unfitted for office who was elected by under 100,000 members of the Conservative Party - a very British coup d’état and a mockery of all the ideals of Parliamentary democracy.


Did you get the huge thunderstorms where you were? There was a massive one over me, I watched it for hours. Quite spectacularly turbulent and volatile. Couldn't help thinking it was rather apt after the events of the day


"I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I needed to be."

Douglas Adams, The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul
AnnaMayZing
Posted: Wednesday, July 24, 2019 3:39:18 PM

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Yes, even nature is venting its anger. dontknow
I love thunderstorms, the bigger the better for me. There is something so awe inspiring and gothic about them, dark and violent and yet, once passed, the air is sweet and clear.

Would anyone care to join me with a double espresso?

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
rune
Posted: Wednesday, July 24, 2019 8:19:48 PM

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Double espresso coming up!





RuNe'S DooDLiNG iN THe SaNDS

Ballerina & Meg's Sonnet a collaboration with Survivor
The Feast Of All Saints a collaboration with Meredith
Burnt Toast a collaboration with Fuzzy1954
The Autumn a collaboration with ChrisM

My wandering crazy mind is just doodling in the sands ~ RuNe
rune
Posted: Wednesday, July 24, 2019 8:21:10 PM

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Survivor wrote:
rune wrote:
Hello, I'm Rune new here hello2


You are so silly. "New here". geek

Have a cuppa java, dear lady. flower


hahaha (hugs) Larry





RuNe'S DooDLiNG iN THe SaNDS

Ballerina & Meg's Sonnet a collaboration with Survivor
The Feast Of All Saints a collaboration with Meredith
Burnt Toast a collaboration with Fuzzy1954
The Autumn a collaboration with ChrisM

My wandering crazy mind is just doodling in the sands ~ RuNe
Survivor
Posted: Thursday, July 25, 2019 6:30:27 AM

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The arabica is brewing and the pup is settled onto my pillow.

Soon we need to leave to get a crown put on a tooth. That will take up the morning.

Cheers, all. flower



All I'm saying is you've never seen me crying and eating tacos at the same time.
elizabethblack
Posted: Thursday, July 25, 2019 12:42:10 PM

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[quote=Kavyansh
As the evening is drawing on a glass of a good single malt whisky might be better than coffee if that is possible. It might also help take my mind off the depressing fact that our British Trump clone Boris Johnson will be taking office as Prime Minister tomorrow, a man totally unfitted for office who was elected by under 100,000 members of the Conservative Party - a very British coup d’état and a mockery of all the ideals of Parliamentary democracy.[/quote]


So sorry to all you poor souls that have Trump's clone as your new PM. Even though we'd like someone else to feel our pain...it's too cruel.

I perhaps should tell you the strange story of the 6 disappearing kittens. All of a sudden two days ago there were 6 healthy, feisty, adorable kittens frolicking in the yard. Couldn't be feral but not ready for them to fall in love with me I didn't go outside in case they fell in love with me. Let several of my friends know and they wanted to know if I could pet them and pick them up - just to be sure. So I went out the next morning and they were gone. Gone. No idea what happened to them. I would guess they were about 10 -11 weeks old. All slight variations of each other. Grey striped with white feet, tip of tail, nose, etc.

Maybe I should write a Halloween story about them....

Hope all are well.


Survivor
Posted: Friday, July 26, 2019 6:27:41 AM

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Good day. As always awaiting the brew. The air outside is slightly cooling down. Just a hint that perhaps the summer is closing a bit.

Cheers, all. flower



All I'm saying is you've never seen me crying and eating tacos at the same time.
Welshdreamer42
Posted: Friday, July 26, 2019 9:10:46 AM

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Can someone pop the kettle's on, I'd love a lemon tea?

Summer's in full swing here and I just ate strawberries and cream while sat out in the sun flower


"I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I needed to be."

Douglas Adams, The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul
Adagio
Posted: Friday, July 26, 2019 9:39:44 AM

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I just discovered "spearmint green tea." It's delicious.
elizabethblack
Posted: Friday, July 26, 2019 6:55:53 PM

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Lovely day here. A bit of high temperature, but humidity lower. It was 88 today and into the 90's tomorrow and for the next stretch of days. See everyone in the morning.


gillianleeza
Posted: Friday, July 26, 2019 7:38:15 PM

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The weather is much much nicer now. Not as hot and less humidity.

Thankfully the weather will hold for the weekend and we will get a day on the water tomorrow. I need that time away from stress and responsibility.

I've been on a baking and cooking spree. Today I made banana bread, raisin, and blueberry scones. For dinner some pizza dough and toppings from our garden. Peach cobbler for dessert.

I hope everyone is doing well and has a great weekend.

I left some scones on the counter.

Cheers!

Survivor
Posted: Saturday, July 27, 2019 6:20:05 AM

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Good morning. It is morning here, anyway. The pot is brewing.

Such nice weather that I am going to take a walk after my first cuppa java. I really do need the exercise if I am going to take that ballet class this fall.

Hope everyone has a pleasant day.

Cheers, all. flower



All I'm saying is you've never seen me crying and eating tacos at the same time.
Survivor
Posted: Sunday, July 28, 2019 6:26:57 AM

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Hello, everyone. Starting out nice enough in the 70s. After I get the coffee brewed I will take my morning walk.

Pup is settling down on my pillow. Resting up from his tiring nap all night long.

Cheers. flower



All I'm saying is you've never seen me crying and eating tacos at the same time.
Mendalla
Posted: Sunday, July 28, 2019 8:14:28 AM

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Warm and muggy here again. I'm sure we'll be looking back at this nostalgically come Feb. but for now, it's too *bleep*ing hot.

Brought some ice cream and frozen yogurt for the freezer. Assorted flavours. Help yourself.

*grabs an iced tea *

Once again pondering where to go with a sequel to Night of the Wind. I'm thinking more of a mystery around who was behind it all but haven't got all the pieces in place, yet.


Looking for something to read? Look no further. The link below has a selection of poems and stories for your enjoyment.

https://www.storiesspace.com/mendalla/stories
elizabethblack
Posted: Sunday, July 28, 2019 5:11:32 PM

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Oh Gill, not fair to make us all hungry. You started out making my favorite things and went on to make even better favorite things - and finally my very favorite peach cobbler. Wow. Hoping you had a wonderful weekend as both days were lovely here and hoping they were on the water.

And Larry, I am delighted and happy that you are still considering taking ballet classes again this year. I do envy you that sort of flexible muscles.

And Scott, how nice to bring in ice cream and frozen yogurt to share. Don't be surprised with this weather that it goes rather quickly. And I know you are such a wonderful writer you will come up with "all the pieces in place".

Managed to have one of those days never to be repeated. Put two cars out of commission. Lost transmission in one and windshield in the other. It's a long story. I'm sure in 20 years I will be laughing about it but not today.

Lovely to see you here.


Survivor
Posted: Monday, July 29, 2019 6:53:21 AM

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It's plenty humid out there today. I got my walk in but it was muggy.

Now I've gotta wait for the coffee to brew.

I've been thinking about the Moon challenge. I have an idea but it has to come together.

Cheers. flower



All I'm saying is you've never seen me crying and eating tacos at the same time.
Welshdreamer42
Posted: Monday, July 29, 2019 10:21:14 AM

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Survivor wrote:


It's plenty humid out there today. I got my walk in but it was muggy.

Now I've gotta wait for the coffee to brew.

I've been thinking about the Moon challenge. I have an idea but it has to come together.

Cheers. flower


That sounds promising, I look forward to reading it. I'm mulling over a Time Warp challenge piece. Still geek I must get it written.
Could I have a lemon and ginger tea, please?

"I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I needed to be."

Douglas Adams, The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul
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