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Survivor
Posted: Tuesday, October 15, 2019 6:31:44 AM

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Hello everyone. Time to visit the coffee house. Making some fresh coffee and cleaning out the vacuum container. I see there are still a lot of Sara's cookies left on the counter.

No painting today. That chore is finished. This is a day of rest and consolidation. I need to get to writing and proofreading.

flower



All I'm saying is you've never seen me crying and eating tacos at the same time.
Mendalla
Posted: Tuesday, October 15, 2019 10:47:26 AM

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Tea time.

Specialist appointment this morning (nothing serious, at least not yet). Less than an hour to checkin, wait, and see the specialist, hour+ wait to get the bloodwork he ordered done. This was in a hospital lab. Usually I use a private one that takes appointments but I was seeing him in the hospital so had to have it done there.

I like to write something a little eerie or spooky for Hallowe'en every year. "Haunting" is what I went for this year.

Lady In The Lake
DenimAngel
Posted: Tuesday, October 15, 2019 2:06:20 PM

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Howdy folks
It's a beautiful day here
Hi Larry and Scott
Hope all is well Scott. Bloodwork is no fun.
I'm waiting for the neighbor to come by to go to the library
A large sweet tea
*sitting out treats for the critters and putting fresh cookies on the bar *0


gillianleeza
Posted: Tuesday, October 15, 2019 6:41:27 PM

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The weather has been beautiful here as well. Tomorrow it will rain but that's okay, we really need it and I love to have a lazy rainy day now and then.

I am still working on the painting. One room required a lot of patching walls and some new baseboards and trim.

If there are any cookies left I'll grab one or two. I'll be in the corner with my feet up reading.

Have a great night everyone.

Cheers!
Mendalla
Posted: Wednesday, October 16, 2019 6:12:34 AM

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So Larry is done painting, but Gill is still working on it. You two need to coordinate things better.

Good morning, all. Rainy here which means I feel a bit crappy. I'm finding weather changes are bothering me more than they used to (or maybe I'm just noticing the connection to the weather).

And feet up in the corner sounds like a plan. * gets a tea and joins Gill *

I like to write something a little eerie or spooky for Hallowe'en every year. "Haunting" is what I went for this year.

Lady In The Lake
Survivor
Posted: Wednesday, October 16, 2019 6:30:22 AM

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Howdy. I'll join anyone here now for a cuppa java.

Weather. What ruins my day is cold weather. My skinny old body simply does not handle the cold at all. And it is 44F/7C degrees right now.

It may be nicer later. We are planning to go walking in a state park about two hours away during the day.

flower



All I'm saying is you've never seen me crying and eating tacos at the same time.
Mendalla
Posted: Wednesday, October 16, 2019 6:40:04 AM

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Survivor wrote:


Weather. What ruins my day is cold weather. My skinny old body simply does not handle the cold at all. And it is 44F/7C degrees right now.



Don't move to Southern Ontario. 7C look positively balmy once we get to January around here. *shivers*

In the end, cold is kind of relative. We once went to see my in-laws in Shanghai in February (to spend the Lunar New Year with them). Temp was probably 7-12C, which is as cold as that city normally gets (snow is a once-in-a-lifetime thing for them). I was lounging in a long-sleeved shirt and maybe a hoodie while most of them were bundled up. They were worried that I would be cold. I had been outside shovelling in -20C weather the day before we left. Cold for me, as an Ontario kid, was a rather different thing than for them.

I like to write something a little eerie or spooky for Hallowe'en every year. "Haunting" is what I went for this year.

Lady In The Lake
fuzzy1954
Posted: Wednesday, October 16, 2019 7:59:32 AM

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Morning

enough of the talk of weather (sigh) Fall has arrived and brings beautiful colours to all of the fallen leaves

dropping these off for enjoyment






Mendalla
Posted: Wednesday, October 16, 2019 10:06:49 AM

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Yummy! Perfect to go with my after-lunch tea. Thanks!

I am currently waiting to see if a job offer is accepted. This will bring my team to 5, including myself. Twenty years ago, when I started the job, not only was I a one-man shop but I was also the company's first dedicated IT person. Prior to that, they were being supported by corporate IT (which itself consisted of only one or two people, and is now up to 10 or 12).


I like to write something a little eerie or spooky for Hallowe'en every year. "Haunting" is what I went for this year.

Lady In The Lake
Rumple_deWriter
Posted: Wednesday, October 16, 2019 12:13:35 PM

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Goodies and coffee -- life can have compensations.

It's Oscar Wilde's birthday, according to Garrison Keillor on his Writer's Almanac. He included a Wilde quote that was new to me.

A man's face is his autobiography.
A woman's face is her work of fiction.

Illegitimi non carborundum , y'all.

glasses8


Writing is not necessarily something to be ashamed of, but do it in private and wash your hands afterwords.[/ - ROBERT HEINLEIN

Schemers Scheme -- young women talking about young men

OF WAR, AND PEACE, AND MARY BETH: my contest winner, honest

For Whom the Good Tolls an 'RR' and it's short, no kidding

DenimAngel
Posted: Wednesday, October 16, 2019 2:02:00 PM

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Howdy folks
A large sweet tea
The weather is nice on my little mountain
*putting out treats for the little critters *
*sitting out cookies and red velvet cake *
Enjoy the goodies..
Climbing up in my favorite chair with Miss Molly the monkey


gillianleeza
Posted: Wednesday, October 16, 2019 3:46:35 PM

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One last weather note, my apologies to Carl. It is very windy here and I love it. Hearing the wind blowing the leaves is one of my favorite sounds. I am also partial to wearing sweaters. Broke out a few of my favorites, so I'll be hanging out wearing an oversized fuzzy sweater and my favorite warm slippers.

There is a lot of excitement and nonstop local news coverage here of the Nats making the world series. After the Caps winning the Stanley Cup two seasons ago and now the Nats, maybe there is hope for the Redskins and the Wizards. Or not.

I don't like warm beverages so I'll have a glass of wine and eat some red velvet cake. Thanks, Sara!

Cheers!
DenimAngel
Posted: Wednesday, October 16, 2019 4:46:08 PM

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gillianleeza wrote:
One last weather note, my apologies to Carl. It is very windy here and I love it. Hearing the wind blowing the leaves is one of my favorite sounds. I am also partial to wearing sweaters. Broke out a few of my favorites, so I'll be hanging out wearing an oversized fuzzy sweater and my favorite warm slippers.

There is a lot of excitement and nonstop local news coverage here of the Nats making the world series. After the Caps winning the Stanley Cup two seasons ago and now the Nats, maybe there is hope for the Redskins and the Wizards. Or not.

I don't like warm beverages so I'll have a glass of wine and eat some red velvet cake. Thanks, Sara!

Cheers!

You're welcome Gill.
I love warm fuzzy slippers and I'm partial to hoodies in the winter and I have a sweater that has penguins on it


Mendalla
Posted: Thursday, October 17, 2019 5:29:25 AM

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We had a heavy wind last night and its still pretty strong this morning. Knocked over both my blue box and my garbage can.

Still no word from my (potential) hire. Crossing fingers.

* pours tea and settles down with cat on lap *

I like to write something a little eerie or spooky for Hallowe'en every year. "Haunting" is what I went for this year.

Lady In The Lake
Survivor
Posted: Thursday, October 17, 2019 6:29:10 AM

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Waiting for the coffee to brew. I have out a green bin for trash, a blue bin for recyclables, and a large paper bag for organic waste (leaves/twigs). Luckily no winds to blow them over.

Ballet class this morning after I get some coffee to get my body going.

flower



All I'm saying is you've never seen me crying and eating tacos at the same time.
Mendalla
Posted: Thursday, October 17, 2019 6:36:39 AM

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Survivor wrote:


I have out a green bin for trash, a blue bin for recyclables, and a large paper bag for organic waste (leaves/twigs). L


Here in Canada, it's usually blue bin for recyclables, green bin for compostable food waste, and black bags or a plastic "can" for regular garbage. My city doesn't do the green bin program, though. Endless discussion about one, but it never happens.

In my city at least, yard waste (leaves and such) is done separately once or twice a month and uses, as you say, paper bags or other recyclable containers. You can also use a garbage can and they'll just dump the leaves and stuff into the truck and leave the can.

I like to write something a little eerie or spooky for Hallowe'en every year. "Haunting" is what I went for this year.

Lady In The Lake
fuzzy1954
Posted: Thursday, October 17, 2019 12:57:04 PM

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Just dropping by with need for a cup of coffee




Time to think of a ride to enjoy the colours of the fall leaves. One of the better locals is The Lake of the Ozarks. I great ride indeed









DenimAngel
Posted: Thursday, October 17, 2019 1:28:09 PM

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hello1 hi everyone
*sits and out treats and toys for the furry little critters*
*puts out cookies on the counter* today's offering is :sugar cookies with pumpkins,white chocolate chip, peanut butter and peanut butter and banana cookies
Gets a large sweet tea and climbs up in my favorite chair with Miss Molly the monkey
Happy Thursday folks


AnnaMayZing
Posted: Thursday, October 17, 2019 1:37:57 PM

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Copyright 2014 AM.

I photo I took a few years ago just a few miles from my home.

I'll join you, if I may, Carl. Thick, strong and black, please. (No comments! Shame on you )

Hi, Sara. Won't you join us? hello2

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
fuzzy1954
Posted: Friday, October 18, 2019 4:41:28 AM

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Hello Anna and Sara

Coffee been brewed and ready for the coffee drinkers
Hot water sit on the counter for our tea drinkers too.

Well it's another TGIF here in Oz.
Sending well wishes out to all and have a great weekend too






Survivor
Posted: Friday, October 18, 2019 6:31:16 AM

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This morning Victor gets his annual visit to the vet. We have to watch him carefully. The first time he got his shots he had a horrible reaction. His little face swelled up and he could barely breathe. We had to take him to an animal hospital at about 11:00 at night. Quite a little trip over to Overland Park, Kansas.

Now, each year we take him in early enough to observe him for the day and get him back to the vet if necessary.

Time for a nice cuppa java.

flower



All I'm saying is you've never seen me crying and eating tacos at the same time.
Mendalla
Posted: Friday, October 18, 2019 7:00:07 AM

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Good morning all! Nicer day here. Cool but the rain and wind have passed. Thanks for the nice Fall photos Fuzzy and Anna. My area has just started changing. A spell of warm fall weather and a late first frost delayed things (again, this makes two years in a row).

Hope all goes well with Victor. There's doggie treats waiting if he's okay.

* puts the kettle on and loads up a kettle with loose leaf Earl Grey *


I like to write something a little eerie or spooky for Hallowe'en every year. "Haunting" is what I went for this year.

Lady In The Lake
gypsy
Posted: Friday, October 18, 2019 7:20:53 AM

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A visiting friend brought me a half kilo box of fine Belgian chocolates, I'm happy to share them. The box is in a cool spot on the counter. Help yourselves but leave some for the late comers!



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



Rumple_deWriter
Posted: Friday, October 18, 2019 9:35:08 AM

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Gypsy, both you and your friend are bundles of goodness. (munches on one teeny tiny bit of chocolate while reaching for another) ;)

As I'm sure, just positive, all the regulars here have been thinking, so to speak, that what Inspirations needs is a mascot. Therefore and without bothering to consult with Larry, let me suggest that Victor would, imo, be a great choice.

And in conclusion, over on the Competitions and Calls for Submissions forum, some noble but modest mod has posted 22 Literary sites that, believe it or not, pay writers. Just between us, there will be another list posted in about a week if that sorry-ass mod gets motivated.

glasses8

Writing is not necessarily something to be ashamed of, but do it in private and wash your hands afterwords.[/ - ROBERT HEINLEIN

Schemers Scheme -- young women talking about young men

OF WAR, AND PEACE, AND MARY BETH: my contest winner, honest

For Whom the Good Tolls an 'RR' and it's short, no kidding

Survivor
Posted: Friday, October 18, 2019 9:54:26 AM

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Rumple_deWriter wrote:


As I'm sure, just positive, all the regulars here have been thinking, so to speak, that what Inspirations needs is a mascot. Therefore and without bothering to consult with Larry, let me suggest that Victor would, imo, be a great choice.

glasses8


Without bothering to consult Victor I approve his selection as the Inspirations mascot. I'm sorry Bill can't see it but I am posting Victor's mugshot here as of now to be hung on the coffee house wall of honor. He is happy and healthy after his doctor's visit and his shots. He'll be around for a long time.



The coffee is still ready and hot and the hot water is awaiting tea drinkers.

A lovely treat, Gypsy. Quite yummy.

flower



All I'm saying is you've never seen me crying and eating tacos at the same time.
gypsy
Posted: Friday, October 18, 2019 10:10:26 AM

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Rumple_deWriter wrote:
Gypsy, both you and your friend are bundles of goodness. (munches on one teeny tiny bit of chocolate while reaching for another) ;)

As I'm sure, just positive, all the regulars here have been thinking, so to speak, that what Inspirations needs is a mascot. Therefore and without bothering to consult with Larry, let me suggest that Victor would, imo, be a great choice.

And in conclusion, over on the Competitions and Calls for Submissions forum, some noble but modest mod has posted 22 Literary sites that, believe it or not, pay writers. Just between us, there will be another list posted in about a week if that sorry-ass mod gets motivated.

glasses8


Rump, you are so welcome to enjoy the chocolates. This friend come to town every two years or so and ALWAYS, unnecessarily, brings the half kilo of chocolates. It is a pleasure to share them.

HOWEVER!!! AHEM!!!

No to a unilateral designation of a wee doggo even one as sweet as Victor as the mascot!

Some, maybe many of us, are cat people, meaning cats rule OUR lives. No way we can bow down to the feline imperative for consideration.

On to the next difference of opinion and enjoy the chocos.



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



Mendalla
Posted: Friday, October 18, 2019 10:22:11 AM

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He's so cuuuuuuute. * pets the cute doggie * Kind of thought he was older than he looks there, or is this an old photo.

And thanks for the chocolate, gypsy. Yummy!!


I like to write something a little eerie or spooky for Hallowe'en every year. "Haunting" is what I went for this year.

Lady In The Lake
Mendalla
Posted: Friday, October 18, 2019 10:41:15 AM

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gypsy wrote:

No to a unilateral designation of a wee doggo even one as sweet as Victor as the mascot!

Some, maybe many of us, are cat people, meaning cats rule OUR lives. No way we can bow down to the feline imperative for consideration.



cat is willing to share with Victor. Not so sure about Sara's monkey, though.

I like to write something a little eerie or spooky for Hallowe'en every year. "Haunting" is what I went for this year.

Lady In The Lake
gypsy
Posted: Friday, October 18, 2019 11:10:51 AM

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Mendalla wrote:
gypsy wrote:

No to a unilateral designation of a wee doggo even one as sweet as Victor as the mascot!

Some, maybe many of us, are cat people, meaning cats rule OUR lives. No way we can bow down to the feline imperative for consideration.



cat is willing to share with Victor. Not so sure about Sara's monkey, though.


Aye ah, feline/doggo sharing is on board, (note order of primacy please). Primates are welcome but does it need to be pointed out? They are primates. Distant cousins, hence, not mascots.

At least to me and ayup wrong have I been more than once in this terrestial stint.



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



Survivor
Posted: Friday, October 18, 2019 11:48:28 AM

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gypsy wrote:
Mendalla wrote:
gypsy wrote:

No to a unilateral designation of a wee doggo even one as sweet as Victor as the mascot!

Some, maybe many of us, are cat people, meaning cats rule OUR lives. No way we can bow down to the feline imperative for consideration.



cat is willing to share with Victor. Not so sure about Sara's monkey, though.


Aye ah, feline/doggo sharing is on board, (note order of primacy please). Primates are welcome but does it need to be pointed out? They are primates. Distant cousins, hence, not mascots.

At least to me and ayup wrong have I been more than once in this terrestrial stint.


Victor is a true gentledog. He's proud to share mascot duties with a feline type. He would gladly allow her a wee bit of preference. I reckon we should happily designate Molly the Monkey as a coffee space comrade. I know for a fact that she adores Victor.

More coffee for me at the moment.

flower



All I'm saying is you've never seen me crying and eating tacos at the same time.
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