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dernwyn
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May 25, 12:16am

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Those ladies were fortunate you were there! [In reply to] Can't Post

And wonderful of you to get them on track.

Is that all beadwork in the kalaga? How large are they?


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dernwyn
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May 25, 12:19am

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Lorien indeed! [In reply to] Can't Post

That looks so peaceful, the lights and flets in the redwoods! That would rejuvenate one!


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dernwyn
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May 25, 12:22am

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So sorry to hear! [In reply to] Can't Post

Even it they're not someone you know very well, still, it's a shock to everyone! Prayers and well-wishes for peace and comfort for the family.

Did you take your friend to any unusual places, or did you give them the "grand tour"?


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dernwyn
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May 25, 12:28am

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"Still 'round the corner there may wait..." [In reply to] Can't Post

What a fun discovery, sounds perfect for a full afternoon outing!


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DwellerInDale
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May 25, 12:30am

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The one that got away (for now) [In reply to] Can't Post

Yes, kalagas have both beadwork + sequins + gold thread. Here is the one I wanted to buy, which is similar to one I have at home. The length is close to 5 feet.


The figure is a Burmese angel/demigoddess. I just have to hope it'll still be there next year.

Don't mess with my favorite female elves.









Kimi
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May 25, 1:40am

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Yes, both of the terraces, in fact. [In reply to] Can't Post

There's ongoing investigations, and they're finding out more and more about the possible remains.

It really is a very special place. We first went there many years ago, and it's become much more accessible in the years since, which is great (we walked, apart from one section where we needed to hurry for the boat, but not everyone has the time or energy), while losing none of its wonder.

Many years ago we went right into one of the Tarawera craters - it was allowed back then. I'm glad to have done it, as I think I'd be too nervous of falling now.


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Kimi
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May 25, 2:12am

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Excellent news! [In reply to] Can't Post

It's so good to hear that your daughter's doing well - and so good to hear that you and Pickle have your recliner back to yourselves :)


The Passing of Mistress Rose
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Kimi
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May 25, 2:15am

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Just the right sort of adventure! What fun. [In reply to] Can't Post

The Elderflower Fizz I made last spring is just a memory of sunshine now.


The Passing of Mistress Rose
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Annael
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May 25, 3:48am

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beautiful! [In reply to] Can't Post

kalagas remind me of Tibetan thangkas

I'm sure those ladies are blessing you!

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Annael
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May 25, 3:52am

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oh, I love those unexpected new roads! [In reply to] Can't Post

I found one the other day that led off of my usual neighborhood walk - it was a dead end, but about 3/4 of a mile of a lovely walk through woods with lots of birds singing and no traffic - and a peek-a-boo view of a lake.

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Annael
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May 25, 4:04am

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I aim for 4 miles a day [In reply to] Can't Post

Although the other day I made a mistake and had to loop way out of my way before I could get back to the car; that was a 6.5-miler! I decided it warranted a milkshake.

We mix it up. We have plenty of choices: the river dike, trails along the various bays, hikes to/around lakes, old-growth nature preserves, and Little Mountain, a park right in town that encompasses a good-sized hill with a variety of trails. If I'm not walking with my friends, I have a 4-mile loop around my neighborhood that I like.. We occasionally venture farther afield but most of these are 10-20 minutes drive from us. Next month my friends are doing "Trek for Treasure," a yearly fundraising thing; I'm not on the team because my knee won't let me do all the hikes, but I'll join them for the easy ones at the beginning.

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dernwyn
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May 25, 12:28pm

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I agree! [In reply to] Can't Post

That 6.5 was doing a walk-and-a-half! Laugh

But it's the best thing for your knee - and how's the shoulder holding up?


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dernwyn
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May 25, 12:30pm

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So intricate [In reply to] Can't Post

No wonder at all that it was that price. Are these all wall hangings?


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Greenwood Hobbit
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May 25, 1:29pm

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Thanks - [In reply to] Can't Post

I've no idea why I find it so hard to submit links! Chelsea Flower Show is comfort viewing; don't have it on as a background to housework, sit down and lose yourself in it!


Greenwood Hobbit
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May 25, 1:31pm

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the song feels rather dated [In reply to] Can't Post

but a good garden never gets old! I don't have hollyhocks, the slugs murder them, but hollyhocks grow like weeds in my daughter's garden (sandy soil, full sun) so I can visit them.


grammaboodawg
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May 25, 2:01pm

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Already started :D [In reply to] Can't Post

The grass was very dry when I got up on Friday, so I started on it straight-away! Only a couple of hours through the tall stuff so far, but I do plan on getting it done asap! Once the rain decides to chill ;)



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Annael
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May 25, 3:00pm

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shoulder is fine [In reply to] Can't Post

I am about at 80% range of motion, but I was worse than that for years before the surgery and can do most things, so it's a nonissue.

Definitely the walking is good for the knee. If I don't walk, it starts to hurt. Moving arthritic joints seems counterintuitive but it really is the best thing for them. As a friend says, "gotta keep moving or I'll seize up."

I am a dreamer of words, of written words.
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DwellerInDale
Rohan


May 25, 3:16pm

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Yes, they can be wall hangings [In reply to] Can't Post

Or, you can use them as curtains. This is my recent purchase; it includes the five animals elephant, horse, peacock, bird, and lion-dog. The length is 56 inches.




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dernwyn
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May 25, 8:01pm

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cats16
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May 26, 12:33am

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Thanks! [In reply to] Can't Post

Last night ended up included a full rosary prayer, so everyone's having a tough time but is doing their best.

The grand tour, I'd say! It's tough in such a big metropolitan region since you can never see .001% of what you'd like to show, so you just have to pick a few things you think the person would like, and accept that they'll miss a lot of other cool things. We did wander into a really nice little Tibetan and Nepalese restaurant at the end of the lunch hour. They had a really good lunch combo and had very generous portions, so it was fun discovering a new place that we'll definitely want to support moving forward. I also took her to a couple of local bookstores, even though she's mostly library-only with her reading material.

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




grammaboodawg
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May 26, 3:23pm

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*geeky hand clapping!* RED [In reply to] Can't Post

[Almost] Retired: Extremely Delighted! What a great way to celebrate Retirement for all of you. It's also a wonderful way to give your co-workers a chance to celebrate YOU! ALL OF YOU!! ;D

Oh my.... you must be getting down to counting the days instead of months and weeks! :D Do you have an official date yet?


I hope you're enjoying your last "work time" holiday!!! Sly



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Ethel Duath
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May 26, 5:40pm

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Congratulations on your retirement! [In reply to] Can't Post

You can look back on all the good you've done, all the children who love books that might not have otherwise, pick up your staff and bag, grab Charlie, and head off to Rivendell .SmileSmile



dernwyn
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May 26, 11:51pm

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Well... [In reply to] Can't Post

The date is the fiscal end of the school year, June 30th, but the last working day is the Friday before, June 28th. Last day of classes is the 12th, and most staff will clear out shortly after, and I've got some vacation days to still take, but this will give me a few days to prep the summer inventory and set up for incoming supplies and get the July 1st order in place and ready to go.

Then it will be someone else's job...


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dernwyn
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May 26, 11:57pm

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LOL! [In reply to] Can't Post

Thanks! I've been gradually clearing out my stuff. The first week of June will be starting to say "good-bye" to the kids, although I'm always seeing them at the grocery store etc.!

My librarian has a great sense of humor. She found a poster which she's put up in a hallway, it shows an iconic figure with the words "BATMAN RETURNS...his books to the Library", and then you realize the figure is holding books in his hands!

I think some nice day-trips will be in order, especially once the weather cools and kids head back to school and places are less crowded during the week. Smile


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Altaira
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May 27, 4:48am

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Love Rotorua! [In reply to] Can't Post

I've only been there once, but my brother-in-law is from there so B.G. and the rest of his family have been there lots. Waimangu looks wonderful, and simply magical at night. We went to Wai-O-tapu and hiked all around, but we'll definitely have to put Waimangu on the list for our next visit.

Best of luck with the writing! Smile

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