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Greetings, and welcome to Fiesta Friday!

Altaira
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Oct 8, 4:16pm

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Hello everyone!

It's yet another beautiful Friday here in Colorado, which is really living up to it's Colorful Colorado nickname with all the fall colors in full display in this part of the state. It was a pretty uneventful week for me. I'm finishing up a project for a client today which will leave the weekend to get everything back in place after new carpet. Actually, we'll be moving some things ''out' of place, then back because I found a nice area rug for the living room to go under the sofa, chair and coffee table. We eat in front of the TV so we really need something to prevent mostly me Blush from spilling crumbs and things on the nice new carpet. The area rug is a relatively easy-to-clean one that's mega-soft, so we'll get a nice treat for our feet too!

How about you? What have you been up to this week? Any plans for the weekend? Let us know! The bar and buffet are well-stocked, as usual, and ready for Fiesta feeding and fun!

*puts quarters on juke box* play us something to go with nice, cooler weather, and have a fantastic weekend! CoolHeartSmile




Koru: Maori symbol representing a fern frond as it opens. The koru reaches towards the light, striving for perfection, encouraging new, positive beginnings.



"Life can't be all work and no TORn" -- jflower

"I take a moment to fervently hope that the camaradarie and just plain old fun I found at TORn will never end" -- LOTR_nutcase





dernwyn
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Oct 8, 4:54pm

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The ever-problematic "how can I keep the rug pristine where I'm eating" - and it sounds like you've got the perfect solution! (It's amazing how much of a mess a single crumb can make.)

We had a pot-luck lunch today, so I am stuffed with sampling all sorts of casseroles and salads and...cheesecakes. Pumpkin spice cheesecake is SO rich!

I've got to head back to work, so I'll just grab a mug of coffee with a drab of Bailey's, please, Altaira. We're going to visit my mom-in-law tomorrow, it will be a colorful drive through the Berkshire hills! Cool


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cats16
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Oct 8, 5:09pm

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Hope that rug of yours really ties the room together. Angelic

Another overcast day here. We had some brief showers the other day, accompanied by a two or three hours of thunder and lightning. Quite refreshing for this time of the year, when it's not expected!

I *think* I'm hiking with my friend tomorrow, this time for real. Her roommate had a questionable cough last weekend that led us to reschedule, so barring any last minute cancellation we'll be going. It's been a long week for me, so I'll take every minute outdoors I can get.

Have a great weekend, everyone!

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Altaira
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Oct 8, 5:11pm

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Sounds lovely [In reply to] Can't Post

...the visit and the drive. I googled it and the fall colors look amazing.

Oooh, the potluck sounds amazing too. What was your contribution? My brother's mother-in-law's pumpkin cheesecake recipe is the best. it's the only reason I own a springform pan. LaughLaugh

*mixes a bit of Bailey's with coffee* As usual, it sounded so good I made one for me too!



Enjoy the rest of your day and have a fabulous weekend!


Koru: Maori symbol representing a fern frond as it opens. The koru reaches towards the light, striving for perfection, encouraging new, positive beginnings.



"Life can't be all work and no TORn" -- jflower

"I take a moment to fervently hope that the camaradarie and just plain old fun I found at TORn will never end" -- LOTR_nutcase





Altaira
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Oct 8, 5:18pm

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Ver-r-ry funny. As a matter of fact, it does!

The hike is finally happening! Glad to hear you'll be able to enjoy the great outdoors after a long week. I hope you don't get caught in any of that refreshing weather! Cool Seriously, enjoy and get rejuvenated!


Koru: Maori symbol representing a fern frond as it opens. The koru reaches towards the light, striving for perfection, encouraging new, positive beginnings.



"Life can't be all work and no TORn" -- jflower

"I take a moment to fervently hope that the camaradarie and just plain old fun I found at TORn will never end" -- LOTR_nutcase





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dernwyn
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Oct 8, 7:34pm

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...I didn't make anything, as I was scheduled for Jury Duty today, and didn't find out until last night that my duty was cancelled. But that's okay, there's always too much food! Laugh We had a Professional Development day today (giving the kids a 4-day weekend), with a long but good presentation on school safety.

*sips* Thank you! I think I'll pick up some apples on the way home, and make Mom-in-law some spiced applesauce. You have a fun weekend, too!


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dernwyn
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Oct 8, 7:35pm

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is good to have! As long as there's no showers forecast for the hike. Enjoy! Cool


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cats16
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Oct 8, 7:46pm

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Thanks! Smile

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cats16
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Oct 8, 7:47pm

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Is it started to get cold(er) in your neck of the woods, or is the late summer warmth still clinging on for a bit longer?

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Greenwood Hobbit
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Oct 8, 9:00pm

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It's been a beautiful day here - [In reply to] Can't Post

21C, 6 or 7 degrees above what it should be. That's all going to change soon, though - maybe we'll start to get some proper autumn colour, which hasn't got into its stride yet,when the nights grow colder. I'm looking forward to the reds, gold and copper (and occasionally burgundy) of autumn. Our native hedgerow field maples go a glowing buttery yellow, beeches turn copper, the sumach in my front garden turns red and some sorbus (rowans) near the local supermarket turn the more unusual burgundy shade.
I do like a fuzzy rug that you can dig your toes into; enjoy it! My living room is a bit small and well-filled to make a rug enjoyable, but my daughter has a much larger room with a woodblock floor and a lovely rug that has a sort of 'distressed' abstract pattern, which I do rather covet.
Have a good weekend, all - cheers!


Altaira
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Oct 8, 9:31pm

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Our native hedgerow field maples go a glowing buttery yellow, beeches turn copper, the sumach in my front garden turns red and some sorbus (rowans) near the local supermarket turn the more unusual burgundy shade.


That, along with some evergreens smattered in make for impressive autumn viewing. We have some of that here too, but pretty much everything that isn't yellow aren't native plants and trees with the exception of a bush or two. Still, I'll take it!

Enjoy the weekend and the nice weather while it lasts! Smile


Koru: Maori symbol representing a fern frond as it opens. The koru reaches towards the light, striving for perfection, encouraging new, positive beginnings.



"Life can't be all work and no TORn" -- jflower

"I take a moment to fervently hope that the camaradarie and just plain old fun I found at TORn will never end" -- LOTR_nutcase





dernwyn
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Oct 8, 10:05pm

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Those will be lovely when they start to turn! [In reply to] Can't Post

It's been 19C-23C in the days around here as well, a bit on the warm side, but the nights are a pleasant 10C-14C. We're starting to get some nice colours, especially reds and oranges.

Distressed abstract pattern: is that the kind where it looks like it's old and worn?


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Annael
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Oct 9, 1:06am

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ooh, I'd like to get in on that White Russian action [In reply to] Can't Post

I have to have one every time I watch "The Big Lebowski."

I'm back from my vacation on the dry side of the Cascades where the fall colors were amazing! There was one tree in particular I kept photographing . . . in the center it was still green, but farther out on the branches yellow and then flame red. As someone said, it looked like a flame. The vine maples in the passes were aflame, the aspens were just turning. Alas I was not able to hike up to larch country to see them in their golden glory.

We were supposed to close on the house today, but because there's a backlog in the appraisal review process, it's pushed out to Tuesday. Cannot wait to be done! I went over all the accounts today to make sure I've dotted every i, and sent my siblings a summary. Just two outstanding bills and a couple of checks from selling stuff still to come in, but everything looks tidy. I think I have discharged my duty!

Maybe make that a Black Russian with a shot of Kahlua too?

NO plans for the weekend. None. Nada. If weather permits I may take a jaunt to Mount Rainier to say goodbye before the snow closes the higher roads.

I am a dreamer of words, of written words.
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Greenwood Hobbit
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Oct 9, 8:43am

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I forgot to mention my neighbour's amelanchier, which is turning a very tasty burnt orange and which I can see from my living room.


Greenwood Hobbit
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Oct 9, 8:50am

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Distressed abstract - how to describe? [In reply to] Can't Post

Imagine someone has taken wire wool to a piece of metal with several layers of paint on it - rust,gold, navy, teal - and scrubbed it one way, then the other, to reveal criss-cross streaks of various colours.That's as close as I can get! It's very attractive and practical, which it needs to be with two young boys and a dog galumphing about on it.


dernwyn
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Oct 9, 11:58am

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you could post a pic of that tree? It sounds amazing!

Glad you had a relaxing vacation - next time, you'll be able to do the hiking! My sympathies on the closing, a co-worker had the same thing happen last month, the appraisal review for the house he was selling got delayed and he had to re-schedule the closing for the house he was moving into, the rental van, etc. What a headache. Crossing fingers for Tuesday!

Good-bye to Mount Rainier? For just the season, I hope?


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Annael
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Oct 9, 6:53pm

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somehow I can never upload a photo, despite magpie & others trying to make it easy. But here it is on facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/...;set=a.1017889321559

Goodbye to The Mountain just for the season. I never got down there to hike this year, which is unusual . . . but my summer was just a bit busy!

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Altaira
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Oct 9, 11:44pm

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Koru: Maori symbol representing a fern frond as it opens. The koru reaches towards the light, striving for perfection, encouraging new, positive beginnings.



"Life can't be all work and no TORn" -- jflower

"I take a moment to fervently hope that the camaradarie and just plain old fun I found at TORn will never end" -- LOTR_nutcase





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Annael
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Oct 10, 2:59am

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I slept in today, did a load of laundry, and then spent half the afternoon on the phone catching up with friends. Watched the latest GBBO. And . . . that's it. Going to turn in early with my current book. Life is good.

I am a dreamer of words, of written words.
-- Gaston Bachelard

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dernwyn
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Oct 10, 9:52pm

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Sad news to report. [In reply to] Can't Post

ElanorTX has been letting us know about her fiance being treated for cancer and other medical issues. The chemo had gone well, but then he developed what they called failure to thrive.

He was taken to the ICU Friday, and passed away Saturday morning.

He has his own grown children, and nine grandchildren. Elanor has family on the way to be with her, and her church family is also caring for her.

Many {hugs} and prayers to her, this is so heartbreaking! Frown


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Greenwood Hobbit
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Oct 10, 10:03pm

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How sad. I'm glad she will have people around her to help her through it.


Dame Ioreth
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Oct 11, 12:21am

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Failure to thrive is one of the unknowns of cancer treatment. I'm so sorry.

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Dame Ioreth
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Oct 11, 12:35am

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It was beautiful. The weather cleared just in time so we had sunshine and all the arrangements worked out. I didn't get many pictures. I wanted to pay attention to the moment and I am so glad I did.

My son is married! Wow...

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ITLs don't get enough FAS. :)

Where there's life there's hope, and need of vittles.
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dernwyn
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Oct 11, 12:57am

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You've just acquired another child! Laugh

Many blessings to the two of them. Have you yet come down from walking on air? Cool


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Oct 11, 1:10am

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Such sad news.

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Dwarves: "Pretty rings..."
Men: "Pretty rings..."
Sauron: "Mine's better."

"Ah, how ironic, the addictive qualities of Sauronís master weapon led to its own destruction. Which just goes to show, kids - if you want two small and noble souls to succeed on a mission of dire importance... send an evil-minded beggar with them too." - Gandalf's Diaries, final par, by Ufthak.


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Dame Ioreth
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Oct 11, 1:17am

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I was so proud of my kids. They jumped right in and helped with everything. A wedding at home is a challenge and it turned out beautifully.

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ITLs don't get enough FAS. :)

Where there's life there's hope, and need of vittles.
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cats16
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Oct 11, 3:08am

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Such sad news. {hugs} to ElanorTX - I'm so sorry for her loss. Heart

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cats16
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Oct 11, 3:09am

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That's wonderful news, congrats to the happy couple! (And happy mom!) Smile

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Annael
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Oct 11, 5:17am

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please pass along my condolences. What a tough ride that's been for them.

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Greenwood Hobbit
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Oct 11, 7:51am

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dernwyn
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Oct 11, 12:15pm

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The tree's coloring really does resemble flames!

You were busy this summer? Wink But maybe it will be best to wait 'til next year, when you'll have a "new" shoulder - and, wait, didn't you have knee surgery also?


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Annael
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Oct 11, 2:15pm

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I was going to have the knee surgery first but I got a cortisone shot that really helped, and then the shoulder went very wonky very fast, so that's happening next. Shoulder surgery this fall, a year to recover, then I'll have the knee done. By 2024 I should be hiking again!

I am a dreamer of words, of written words.
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Annael
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Oct 11, 4:53pm

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I'm so glad you got a happy day in the midst of the crazy work situation.

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Oct 11, 11:00pm

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Oh no. [In reply to] Can't Post

Deep, deep sympathy to her and the whole family.



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Oct 12, 1:06pm

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So busy... in a good way :) [In reply to] Can't Post

I'm getting so many things ticked off my "Summer gotta do" list. It's been great... plus I made a trip to northern Michigan and my Charlevoix/Lake Michigan escape. I always feel so refreshed when I can make it to the big water, collect pebbles and rocks, and enjoy the changing colours of the trees. Most of northern MI is covered with trees and it's got some serious hills (small mountains, imho), so the view is spectacular! The weather was perfect on the only unrainy day all week.

I smiled when I saw you were putting a carpet down where you hang out the most and enjoy your dinner in front of the TV. *hand shoots up* It's my favourite time of the day when I can look forward to what I'll have for dinner and what will I watch while I'm enjoying it! It was especially fun when I was visiting Mom and we planned just like that every day.

I hope everyone had a great weekend and enjoying an equally great week! *waves fondly* Thanks for taking such great care of us, Altaira!



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Oct 12, 1:10pm

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This is awful. They've been through so much and have been in my prayers. *wraps arms around E* Words can't express the sadness.


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Oct 12, 5:43pm

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The trees are really getting busy with their colouring here in Michigan :) And a pot-luck sounds perfect right now!
*warm hug* I hope you have a peaceful week :)



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Oct 12, 5:51pm

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There really is nothing like getting a good, quiet walk in to recharge your batteries. I hope you had a great weekend!



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Oct 12, 6:02pm

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It's too bad they don't last longer than a couple of weeks, but oh what a show! Even the wildflower growing along the road are so beautiful this time of year.
I hope you had a great weekend and that your week is going great, too! :)



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Oct 12, 6:17pm

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I'm so glad your time away was so beautiful. You really should get to the Mt before the weather moves in. I'm so happy for you that all the arrangements and hoops to jump through for the house are just about done. Today (Tuesday) should do it for the biggest part. Congratulations :D



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Oct 12, 6:36pm

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One of those incredible moments in your life you can point to and say right here, right now, things have changed. I'm so happy for you and your family!



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Oct 12, 7:44pm

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I got a hike and then some - the "hike" was really a Cirith Ungol like climb up some very steep stairs that went all the way to the top of the hill. Three days later, my calves are *still* feeling like lead! Though that probably says more about my muscle strength now rather than the difficulty of the stairs. Angelic Still very fun with some great views at the top, but oof! I'll be doing a normal trail next time I hike.

And glad to hear you made it to your happy place up north! Do you have a system for categorizing rocks/pebbles/etc that you've collected? Or do they just all go into the same receptacle together?

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Greenwood Hobbit
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Oct 12, 8:20pm

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My sumach is turning now [In reply to] Can't Post

and I see that every time I look out of the kitchen window. It's lovely and bright on a grey day! Older grandson has been picked for the school's under-14 running team; he's 11 and one of the youngest in his year, so he's very pleased. He's long and springy, built for speed - unlike his Grandma!


dernwyn
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Oct 12, 9:17pm

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It was very pretty! [In reply to] Can't Post

The yellows and oranges are abundant in the Berkshires, but there's plenty of reds as well, this time of year is a "feast for the eyes"!.Laugh

LOL, being besieged by youngsters each day isn't exactly "peaceful", but the joy of being able to help them out gives one a sense of peacefulness!


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grammaboodawg
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Oct 12, 10:52pm

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I have them all sorted by size... from teeny-tiny to fitting the the palm of my hand. I make things with them. Bird houses, gnome homes, hobbit homes, lighthouses, etc. This last trip, I scooped up a full plastic grocery bag in this last trip ;)



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Oct 12, 10:54pm

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Where I grew up, we had a small forest of them right next to our house. They are so lovely!

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Oct 13, 3:29am

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My thoughts are with ElanorTX.Heart




cats16
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Oct 13, 7:02am

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I love that! Smile

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Oct 13, 12:23pm

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And on a perfect Fall day, as well! I just read that you collected a whole bagful of pebbles this time. Planning to do more with your Hobbit-hole on the side of the garage? Speaking of garages...when will the new roof be going on?


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Greenwood Hobbit
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Oct 13, 1:07pm

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it keeps putting up suckers, but there's no room to allow it to develop!Yes, he's a very happy bunny about the running.


Lissuin
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Oct 13, 2:44pm

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Where no 90-year old actor has gone before! [In reply to] Can't Post

Watching Captain Kirk's space launch, y'all! Who'd have thought?
Safe journey.
https://www.nbcnews.com/...-flight-123418693918


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Oct 13, 2:45pm

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Sadly, it's going to be next Spring to start again. A whole year behind schedule with all the unforeseen delays. But I want to work on it when I'm not feeling like I'm neglecting any "grown up" activity ;)

The garage roof will also have to wait until next summer. The people who are planning on doing it aren't available now, and the prices/availability of the supplies I need are ridiculous! The estimate for materials has already gone from $2,300 in July to over $2,900. So when doors shut on moving forward, I don't try to break through. Things happen for a reason; but it'll be nice when everything starts to fall into place.



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HOW VERY COOL!!!!



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Oct 13, 3:31pm

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If you have a chance to watch his full discussion with Bezos and how incredibly overwhelmed and shaken he is from what he experienced. It's so beautiful.

When everyone left the capsule, they were cheering, celebrating, shaking champagne and spraying all over as Shatner was off to one side... quiet.

At first when he got out of the capsule, he just stood there and didn't talk to anyone until Bezos walked up to him. He was at times in tears at seeing life (the Earth) and death (blackness of space). His struggle to describe what he felt is more than I thought he'd feel. I'm so grateful and moved by how much this means to him and how he now understands the beauty of Earth. He said, "I hope I never recover from this." So profound, and so passionate about life and the blue sliver of air around our planet.

I couldn't look away from him. He's amazing. I'm so proud of him... and so happy for him...



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Oct 13, 4:48pm

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While everyone else is whooping and hollering and popping champagne corks, he's off to the side quietly letting those few minutes in the dark above the blue transform him. As he spent many minutes genuinely trying to describe the effect it has had on him, we were getting more art than technology after a trip to space.
Yeah, I cried. Wink

YouTube full launch coverage. His emotional description of the experience follows this photo in the video. It's worth the watch.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SNI2x1NQYwM


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Oct 14, 1:35am

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I was so happy Bezos stayed and gave Shatner a chance to work through his emotions and truly respected and was touched by what was happening. Such a beautiful moment. The greatest reaction to this experience ever, imho.



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Oct 14, 1:55am

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to Shatner's reaction after leaving the capsule. It's hard to hear at first...



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Oct 14, 3:38pm

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I do not know what I may appear to the world, but to myself I seem to have been only like a boy playing on the seashore, diverting myself in now & then finding a smoother pebble or a prettier shell than ordinary, whilst the great ocean of truth lay all undiscovered before me.


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Oct 14, 3:43pm

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"my stomach is turning now" and was all "oh, you poor thing . . ."

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Oct 15, 3:26am

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Our hearts are broken for you, even as we hope yours will find comfort in friends and family.


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Oct 15, 5:38pm

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How horribly sad. Still, I can't help but remember Elanor sharing with us all the happy times they had together, and how they were together, supporting each other through this time. I'm sure those happy memories will stay with her forever, but so glad to hear she has lots of support right now.

Blessings to her and her fiance's family. Heart


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Oct 15, 5:40pm

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How happy and proud you must still be. Just think of all the happy times ahead for both of them and for the rest of your family. Well done to all of you! Smile


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Oct 15, 7:33pm

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Oct 15, 7:42pm

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Elanor and her loved ones will be in my prayers.


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Oct 15, 7:44pm

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Oct 17, 6:26pm

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my brother when I sent him the link.
How I wish I could go (and sometimes I want to stay)!


 
 

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