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Altaira
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Oct 8, 4:16pm

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Greetings, and welcome to Fiesta Friday! Can't Post

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
Valinor


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!

Join us every weekend in the Hobbit movie forum for this week's CHOW (Chapter of the Week) discussion!




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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Any rain out your way [In reply to] Can't Post

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


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cats16
Valinor


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?

Join us every weekend in the Hobbit movie forum for this week's CHOW (Chapter of the Week) discussion!




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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Those colors sound lovely! [In reply to] Can't Post


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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.
-- Gaston Bachelard

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NARF and member of Deplorable Cultus since 1967


Greenwood Hobbit
Tol Eressea


Oct 9, 8:43am

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Grey again today - that's the English weather for you - [In reply to] Can't Post

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
Tol Eressea


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!

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

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Altaira
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Oct 9, 11:44pm

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NO plans!? [In reply to] Can't Post

 


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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NARF and member of Deplorable Cultus since 1967


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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
Tol Eressea


Oct 10, 10:03pm

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That's such a cruel thing... to have hope offered then snatched away. [In reply to] Can't Post

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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ITLs don't get enough FAS. :)

Where there's life there's hope, and need of vittles.
― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings






Dame Ioreth
Tol Eressea


Oct 11, 12:35am

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My son is married! [In reply to] Can't Post

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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Heed WBA when building blanket forts.
ITLs don't get enough FAS. :)

Where there's life there's hope, and need of vittles.
― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings






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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Ataahua
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Oct 11, 1:10am

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Thank you for the update, dernwyn. [In reply to] Can't Post

Such sad news.

Celebrimbor: "Pretty rings..."
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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