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Survivor
Posted: Sunday, June 28, 2020 7:05:43 AM
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The heat will be in the 90s this week. We aren't happy but it is life here in Kansas. Java will help a bit.

Have a great Sunday, all.

flower

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

Here's my latest story you might enjoy.

https://www.storiesspace.com/stories/drama/-into-the-night-.aspx

Here's a story Series I created that is called The Education of Mindy. This is the first story.

https://www.storiesspace.com/stories/flash-fiction/-mindy-learns-part-one-.aspx
DenimAngel
Posted: Sunday, June 28, 2020 12:50:21 PM
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hello1 Howdy folks
A large iced tea sounds fantastic right now.
A beautiful day here and the birds are chirping. Saw two little lizards sunning themselves outside on my porch

Today is shaping up to be a lazy laid-back kind of day. Hoping to get inspired to write something.
*peeking in the cookie jars * Yay cookie bandits
*removing the left overs and putting them in the emergency cookie tins behind the counter *
*Filling the cookie jars with sugar cookies shaped like sunglasses,palm trees, cupcakes and ice cream cones. *
The cookies are diabetic friendly too
I thought we needed a feel good summer vibe.
*giving the adorable mascots fresh cold water and treats *
Stay safe everyone.hello2


Mendalla
Posted: Sunday, June 28, 2020 2:06:34 PM
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DenimAngel wrote:
Saw two little lizards sunning themselves outside on my porch


An animal I rather wish we had. In terms of reptiles, there are literally no lizards native to Southwestern Ontario, just a few snakes and turtles that are rarely seen by city boys like me (I fondly remembering finding a snapping turtle when visiting relatives in Caledonia, Ontario as a kid). So I love visiting places that have them. The first time I spent time in the Caribbean I fell in love with iguanas, but also enjoy cute little lizards like anoles and such.

Nice day. Getting a bit warm but not terrible. Apparently Ottawa, where Little M lives, is going to get the worst of this heatwave. Which is weird because in winter, they are colder than us. Must be the moderating influence of us being sandwiched between two Great Lakes (Huron and Erie).

* takes a palm tree and sunglasses from the cookie jar and some iced tea from the fridge *

My latest, here for your enjoyment:



Survivor
Posted: Monday, June 29, 2020 8:47:45 AM
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Having my first cuppa java. Nice day. Talking about animals nearby within a mile of my home I've seen muskrats, geese, ducks, loons, beaver sign, several kinds of turtles including snapping. Plenty of fish since a fishing pond is across the street. And we are in an urban area.

Within five miles is a state park with a large lake for sailing and fishing. Plenty of seabirds there including gulls and pelicans. And this is right here next to a city of around 100,000 folks. We are very lucky with our wildlife.

Have a great day, friends.

flower

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

Here's my latest story you might enjoy.

https://www.storiesspace.com/stories/drama/-into-the-night-.aspx

Here's a story Series I created that is called The Education of Mindy. This is the first story.

https://www.storiesspace.com/stories/flash-fiction/-mindy-learns-part-one-.aspx
DenimAngel
Posted: Monday, June 29, 2020 1:52:41 PM
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clapping hi friends
A beautiful day here. Sun shining and birds chirping went for a walk this morning and saw a baby and mama cow.

Not much going on here today just getting some writing done.
*peeks in the cookie jars * still in good shape
*giving the adorable mascots fresh cold water and treats *
Hope everyone is staying safe and sound.
We have a fishing pond about 5 miles from my home it's got all kinds of fishys
cheerleader have a good day everyone


Mendalla
Posted: Monday, June 29, 2020 1:53:52 PM
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Survivor wrote:


Talking about animals nearby within a mile of my home I've seen muskrats, geese, ducks, loons, beaver sign, several kinds of turtles including snapping. Plenty of fish since a fishing pond is across the street. And we are in an urban area.


Our area has gone from being the northern edge of the city when we built in 2000 to well inside it now as development has spread North from us. Our neighbourhood has a creek in a small valley running down the Western edge. There's been beaver there in the past (seen trees they've cut) but not sure about right now. Definitely deer, because they sometimes come up into the neighbourhood. And when I was walking down a new trail they made into the valley last year, I noticed there were coyote warnings up so I guess there's coyotes down there now. And then the usual urban/suburban wildlife like coons and squirrels.

Gettin' steamy here again, but last night was still cool enough that I got a good bike ride in. Will probably stick to walking tonight or maybe stay in and use the stationary bike (though I am trying to get outdoors for exercise as much as I can).

Time for an iced tea and ... oo, there's a cupcake-shaped cookie left.




My latest, here for your enjoyment:



gillianleeza
Posted: Monday, June 29, 2020 2:42:54 PM
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It's gotten hazy hot and humid around here. Typical for the DC metro area. I'm not a fan.

I just got back from a week at the beach. My husband, two older sons, daughter-in-law, and my son's girlfriend all came with us. The beach in NC is family-friendly so not a lot of people are on the beach at any one time. It was easy to stay socially distant. We stayed on the beach so a quick walk down the stairs and we were on the sand. We spent all day there and in the water. My sons did most of the cooking so it was a nice break. Good food laughs, sun, surf, and family made for a great week. I almost forget about all the other things going on in the world.

I hope everyone here has been well.





Some of my stuff.
https://www.storiesspace.com/stories/memoirs/learning-to-fly.aspx
https://www.storiesspace.com/stories/memoirs/misery-loves-company.aspx
https://www.storiesspace.com/stories/poetry/we-always-go-on.aspx
https://www.storiesspace.com/stories/poetry/heart-flutters.aspx
Mendalla
Posted: Monday, June 29, 2020 7:12:44 PM
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Hey, Gill. Glad to hear you had a nice vac. I'm taking some time off this week but no big plans. My part of Canada is still pretty locked down. Just stay home and do something that isn't work. Write, watch TV, something like that.



My latest, here for your enjoyment:



Survivor
Posted: Tuesday, June 30, 2020 6:37:05 AM
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Good day my friends. The coffee is ready to serve as well as hot water for tea and cocoa drinkers. It does seem rather hot for cocoa around here.

flower

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

Here's my latest story you might enjoy.

https://www.storiesspace.com/stories/drama/-into-the-night-.aspx

Here's a story Series I created that is called The Education of Mindy. This is the first story.

https://www.storiesspace.com/stories/flash-fiction/-mindy-learns-part-one-.aspx
Rumple_deWriter
Posted: Tuesday, June 30, 2020 10:51:09 AM
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How's by you, Larry? I've been locked down here in the Valley of the Sun for sooooo long, it's hard not to envy Gill for her week on the beach. At least it is until the old and little used brain recalls just some of the trials not to mention tribulations she's had in the recent past. You go, Gill.

Thanks to Larry for the coffee and to Sarah for the cookies. There are a lot of things I can bitch about these days but those two items ain't on the list. ;)

glasses8

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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: Tuesday, June 30, 2020 1:50:41 PM
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hello2 hi peeps
It's a beautiful day here. The birdies are chirping
A large iced coffee sounds yummy in the tummy
Not much going on here today plan on getting some writing done.
I hope everyone is staying safe and sound wherever you may be.

I have fresh cookies today
*moving the cookies from the cookie jars to the emergency cookie tins *
In Big Bird we have :peanut butter blossoms, white chocolate chip cookies, apple cinnamon whippersnappers and tropical angel cookies
In Cookie Monster we have :tropical angels cookies, peanut butter blossoms, banana chocolate chip and blueberry crunch cookies
*giving the adorable mascots fresh cold water and treats *

Stay safe everyone happy8



gillianleeza
Posted: Tuesday, June 30, 2020 5:18:24 PM
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In North Carolina restaurants had reopened with limited capacity. Same with stores. We didn't go out to eat but did get take away from restaurants twice that had curbside service. No shopping on this trip except to the grocery store. Everyone was wearing masks and I went early so not many people were in the store. I don't want to tempt fate.

Virginia is entering phase three on Wednesday. No limits on retail stores and restaurants can increase capacity. I am still waiting on my doctor's to have in-person visits. I've had two video appointments but that won't work for dermatology or a mammogram.

Not sure when my parent's retirement community will allow visitors again. That's been very hard on them. My father can not understand what is going on. At least he hasn't called me in the middle of the night to ask why I have abandoned them for a while. Those phone calls were not pleasant.

I'll have a lemonade and some cookies, please.

I hope everyone is having a good week.

Cheers!

Some of my stuff.
https://www.storiesspace.com/stories/memoirs/learning-to-fly.aspx
https://www.storiesspace.com/stories/memoirs/misery-loves-company.aspx
https://www.storiesspace.com/stories/poetry/we-always-go-on.aspx
https://www.storiesspace.com/stories/poetry/heart-flutters.aspx
Survivor
Posted: Wednesday, July 1, 2020 6:19:45 AM
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Hello to everyone this morning. I have the coffee on now but it is not quite ready.

Our governor has now placed us in this position. Masks must be worn inside any public place along with distancing. If you are outside the mask is not needed unless you are getting into crowds. So I can walk the dog without a mask as everyone in the neighborhood does. We meet and greet but stay separate. Oddly enough that is what I've been doing for months now. I thought that was already the rules.

I've been to see my oncologist in person but other doctors have been Zoom visits.

Our biggest problem will be the anti-maskers who will refuse to wear masks in the grocery stores. They are so irritating since they obviously could care less about the safety of the people around them.

Well, going to check on the coffee now.

flower


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

Here's my latest story you might enjoy.

https://www.storiesspace.com/stories/drama/-into-the-night-.aspx

Here's a story Series I created that is called The Education of Mindy. This is the first story.

https://www.storiesspace.com/stories/flash-fiction/-mindy-learns-part-one-.aspx
DenimAngel
Posted: Wednesday, July 1, 2020 1:06:04 PM
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hello1 hi peeps
The day is beautiful here. The birdies are chirping.
Got an appointment for my allergies. Masks are required in the waiting room area.
Masks are required in public places here but not everyone is following the rules.
I have a mask I wear when out. It's pretty and one of a kind.
I have sugar cookies shaped like pieces of candy today. They are diabetic friendly too .
*moving the cookies in the cookie jars into the emergency cookie tins behind the counter.
*filling the cookie jars with pretty sugar cookies and giving the adorable mascots fresh cold water and treats *

Stay safe everyone! hello1


elizabethblack
Posted: Wednesday, July 1, 2020 6:14:50 PM
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Our Governor has been very careful, but all of a sudden he is going ahead with Step 3 on Friday. Crazy. Now is the time to wait and see because 3 is too open and lax.


Survivor
Posted: Thursday, July 2, 2020 6:34:35 AM
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Hey there friends. Serving up the fresh java right here. And the pup is busy gnawing his Tiger stuffy.

I submitted a story this morning, finally finished it last night. Glad that is done.

flower

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

Here's my latest story you might enjoy.

https://www.storiesspace.com/stories/drama/-into-the-night-.aspx

Here's a story Series I created that is called The Education of Mindy. This is the first story.

https://www.storiesspace.com/stories/flash-fiction/-mindy-learns-part-one-.aspx
DenimAngel
Posted: Thursday, July 2, 2020 1:43:39 PM
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hello1 hi peeps
A beautiful day here . Birdies chirping and the sun is shining.
Went to the thrift store for the first time in MONTHS. Got some yarn for crocheting. Dodie picked up a couple of baskets. I didn't see any books I wanted . The ones I was interested in were already spoken for. It was a little bat-sh*t crazy in there too many people not wearing masks so we go what we were looking for and got out quick.

I do have fresh sugar cookies today shaped like the Canadian flag, hearts and maple leafs
(sorry I fought Canada Day yesterday it was crazy busy)
*putting the day old cookies in the emergency cookie tins behind the counter and filling the cookie jars with the sugar cookies that are diabetic friendly too *
*giving the adorable mascots fresh water and treats *

Things are slowly shutting down here in Arizona (again)
Stay safe everyone hello2



Survivor
Posted: Friday, July 3, 2020 7:01:14 AM
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Ready for the day. Coffee is ready as well as the tea kettle with its water.

Starting out warm and getting hotter. I'm glad I got the wisteria tied up on the trellises and pergola yesterday.

Victor is settled in to take his 'after getting up' nap.

Have a great day.

flower

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

Here's my latest story you might enjoy.

https://www.storiesspace.com/stories/drama/-into-the-night-.aspx

Here's a story Series I created that is called The Education of Mindy. This is the first story.

https://www.storiesspace.com/stories/flash-fiction/-mindy-learns-part-one-.aspx
Mendalla
Posted: Friday, July 3, 2020 9:22:06 AM
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Hunkering down for another hot one here. Got some online shopping done (one for curbside pickup, one for delivery) and that's really about it. Not very ambitious but, hey, it's a day off and I am sure it's okay to just crash and rest on those.

Anyhow, one of my orders was to replenish my tea stash. Scottish Breakfast, Duke of Earl (a fancy Earl Grey), Wakoucha (a Japanese black that's on sale so I decided to try it), and my favorite sencha. I will restock the loose leaf here once they arrive.



My latest, here for your enjoyment:



gillianleeza
Posted: Friday, July 3, 2020 9:53:14 AM
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It's hot here as well. An expected high of 95 today. I do miss my parent's pool.

I'm not a fan of fireworks, I have a severe phobia of unexpected loud noises. Professional fireworks displays I am okay with, but not the sudden loud noise of random neighbors lighting off personal fireworks.

I haven't been outside on the Fourth of July since I was a child. My family loves loud fireworks. I stay inside and cook.

Smoked, barbecue pork shoulder is on the menu. Haven't figured out the sides yet, except for coleslaw.

Going to go and do some gardening. I need to weed and harvest some basil to make pesto.

I hope everyone has a good weekend.

Cheers!



Some of my stuff.
https://www.storiesspace.com/stories/memoirs/learning-to-fly.aspx
https://www.storiesspace.com/stories/memoirs/misery-loves-company.aspx
https://www.storiesspace.com/stories/poetry/we-always-go-on.aspx
https://www.storiesspace.com/stories/poetry/heart-flutters.aspx
DenimAngel
Posted: Friday, July 3, 2020 1:20:45 PM
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grommit hi peeps *HUGS*
A large iced coffee sounds yummy in the tummy right about now.
Not much going on here trying to tie a bow on a story but the story wont cooperate.
It's shaping up to be a warm 4th of July weekend. No activities planned but no surprise there.
I hope everyone is staying safe and sound wherever you may be.
I do have fresh cookies. The are patriotic sugar cookies.
*filling the cookie jars with fresh cookies and putting the day old cookies in the emergency cookie tins behind the counter *
*giving the adorable mascots fresh cold water and treats *
Have a great day everyone or atleast try to.





Mendalla
Posted: Friday, July 3, 2020 1:45:56 PM
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Nice to see you slipped some Canadian ones in there, too, Daisy. We Canucks appreciate it.

To honour both countries, I'm taking a star and a beaver with my afternoon green tea.

I dashed off something today that I might drop on here. Too long to be a micro, but close to it.


My latest, here for your enjoyment:



DenimAngel
Posted: Friday, July 3, 2020 4:52:18 PM
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Mendalla wrote:
Nice to see you slipped some Canadian ones in there, too, Daisy. We Canucks appreciate it.

To honour both countries, I'm taking a star and a beaver with my afternoon green tea.

I dashed off something today that I might drop on here. Too long to be a micro, but close to it.

Of course I wanted to do something sweet for both countries and the beaver is too CUTE. hope you are having a great day


Mendalla
Posted: Saturday, July 4, 2020 6:00:07 AM
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Hey there, Americans! Happy Independence Day! Enjoy it but stay safe.



Coffee is made, kettle is boiled, and there's plenty of Sara's patriotic cookies left. Come on in and rest when you need a break from celebrating.

My latest, here for your enjoyment:



Survivor
Posted: Saturday, July 4, 2020 8:29:05 AM
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That's a great setup, Scott. We'll enjoy it.

Have fun, everyone. And be careful out there.

flower

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

Here's my latest story you might enjoy.

https://www.storiesspace.com/stories/drama/-into-the-night-.aspx

Here's a story Series I created that is called The Education of Mindy. This is the first story.

https://www.storiesspace.com/stories/flash-fiction/-mindy-learns-part-one-.aspx
Mendalla
Posted: Saturday, July 4, 2020 10:25:57 AM
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My July 4 hasn't exactly been a party so far. And the fireworks mostly consisted of me saying bad boy words. However, the grass is cut and several trees and bushes are pruned to cut down on blue language (when a branch is 5' off the ground and you are 5'11", swearing oftentimes is the result).

I'll just hunker down with some iced tea as the temperature rises. 32C here today per the forecast. And that's set to last through the coming week.


My latest, here for your enjoyment:



DenimAngel
Posted: Saturday, July 4, 2020 1:46:43 PM
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flower howdy folks
Happy Fourth of July clapping
A large iced coffee sounds yummy in the tummy right about now
A beautiful day here. Got a late start to my day but that happens
The neighbors thought it would be fun to set of fireworks late last night and boy are they in trouble because fireworks are a no no in the neighborhood.
Dodie called me to double check that it was them .

Hunkering down sounds like a good idea Scott.
Larry good to see you and Victor today

Not much going on today hoping to get some writing done but who knows.
*peeking in the cookie jars * no cookie bandits yet. Still in good shape
*giving the adorable mascots fresh cold water and treats *
Hope everyone is staying safe and enjoying the weekend.
*hugs to all*hello1



Survivor
Posted: Sunday, July 5, 2020 6:34:03 AM
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The perk is up. Heating up out there. We may go for a little drive across the landscape.

Sit down for a spell.

flower

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

Here's my latest story you might enjoy.

https://www.storiesspace.com/stories/drama/-into-the-night-.aspx

Here's a story Series I created that is called The Education of Mindy. This is the first story.

https://www.storiesspace.com/stories/flash-fiction/-mindy-learns-part-one-.aspx
Mendalla
Posted: Sunday, July 5, 2020 10:01:32 AM
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Got in a nice hour walk today. Visited the valley along the west side of my neighbourhood, which I have not hiked in a while. Nothing dramatic but it's dense enough that you can kind of forget you're in the suburbs of a moderate size city when you're down there.

My latest, here for your enjoyment:



AnnaMayZing
Posted: Sunday, July 5, 2020 12:48:35 PM
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Happy Sunday, Everyone.
I hope you all had a great day yesterday.
Our retarded PM decided that the 4th would be a good day to ease lockdown and allow pubs to open. Bet you can't guess the result!
Watch the Covid spike again.
It is taking forever to type this, My cat has decided that he wants some attention and is sitting on my lap, head-butting my hand. Every word is having to be corrected! Lfunny
He is the best kitty ever, though.



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

If anyone wishes to find the beginning of this epic saga, here it is:

https://www.storiesspace.com/stories/drama/-the-nurses-.aspx

"Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it." George Santayana
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