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*Opens door* This week's Fiesta is out of this world!
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dernwyn
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Sat, 2:07pm

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The Eagles have - abandoned? [In reply to] Can't Post

They were majestic, but hopefully they're looking for "greener pastures"! At least you can be sure that Pickle is safe from anything else that might be flying by now.

Is he ready for a bit of turkey and 'taters? Smile


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dernwyn
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Sat, 2:14pm

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Getting everything dressed up [In reply to] Can't Post

in their cold-weather finery! With the knitted items and the lights, it brings out a very festive look, and that's perfect for these couple of months when it's so dark so early. That is so cool that you've got a group working on it, how many are in your knitting group?

Holiday lights are starting to go up around here, although there's one family that's had a yardful of decorations up since last March, their way of fighting the pandemic and bringing smiles to those driving by. Cool


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dernwyn
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Sat, 2:22pm

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Gardening is a good work-out in itself [In reply to] Can't Post

As long as you're careful to not strain the muscles with lifting. I should think it would complement the Pilates nicely! Laugh

Take it easy and enjoy the weekend!


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dernwyn
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Sat, 2:27pm

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The final frontier. [In reply to] Can't Post

Sorry, that just came out automatically! Laugh

That's odd, I'd have thought Trader Joe's would be a prime target of delivery apps. Good luck with the shopping, this weekend is going to be nuts with everyone prepping for the holiday.

It will be just hubby and son and me here, so I've picked up a turkey breast, not the whole bird. As long as there's enough leftovers for sandwiches and soup, they're happy!

Stay safe!


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Otaku-sempai
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Sat, 3:01pm

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Oh, okay. [In reply to] Can't Post


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Peter Schilling's "Major Tom (Coming Home)" (1982) is a sequel or answer song to David Bowie's "Space Oddity" (1969). But your question just acquainted me with two facts I didn't know before: (1) the Major Tom character appeared in several David Bowie songs; and (2) Schilling's song was originally recorded in German.


I didn't know that there was a sequel to the song "Space Oddity". Thanks for the info! I've heard "Major Tom (Coming Home)" plenty of times, but wasn't aware of the connection.

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dernwyn
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Sat, 3:05pm

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Well, up there [In reply to] Can't Post

they don't have wind resistance! Laugh

Of course, imagine how much more quickly you'd get across the Strait if you were travelling at space speeds...I wonder how they'd bring the ferry to a halt?


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dernwyn
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Sat, 3:08pm

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Omigosh! Congratulations [In reply to] Can't Post

on getting a new freezer so quickly! Cool

Riding on the tides makes for pleasant kayaking - more time to enjoy the surroundings than having to tend to the water. Enjoy the weekend!


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dernwyn
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Sat, 3:15pm

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It's tonight? [In reply to] Can't Post

Thank you for the reminded - and "break a leg"! Laugh


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grammaboodawg
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Sat, 3:17pm

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Turkey & taters, fersher! [In reply to] Can't Post

He has NO PROBLEM letting me know when he wants a treat (usually cold baby carrots) or that I need to "drop" any foodstuffs I may be preparing. I don't give him scraps or things from my plate so I don't get that begging big-eye watch of every single bite. But I'm a sloppy (apparently) preparer. He stands at my feet and keeps watch of the floor between where I'm standing and the stove/counter cuz he knows I'm going to lose control of something. You can also tell what I'm making by looking at the top of his head and back. The cats help with that cleanup ;) It's a whole "thing" around here.

Have a GREAT Thanksgiving holiday, m'dear! :D



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Sat, 3:19pm

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*applause* Oh.... well done! [In reply to] Can't Post

I'm so excited for you! :D *squeeeeeee!*



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dernwyn
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Sat, 3:32pm

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Checked out the show. [In reply to] Can't Post

Outstanding. I'm still over-awed by how they manage to choreograph some of those moves out on the field without everyone stumbling over each other. Very clever with the percussion, and getting even the band up on the trampoline at one point!


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dernwyn
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Sat, 3:36pm

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I miss my "vacuum cleaner"! [In reply to] Can't Post

My last pup passed over the Rainbow Bridge several years ago, and none of the cats have been interested in falling scraps, they stay away when I'm chopping up a storm.

Baby carrots! That Pickle sure knows how to keep his teeth scrubbed clean! Cool

Have a great Thanksgiving, gramma. Despite all that's happening, there's still so much to be thankful for.


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Greenwood Hobbit
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Sat, 4:53pm

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Our knitting group has about 24 on the books [In reply to] Can't Post

and they all receive the group emails, but at our weekly library meetings (when the libraries were still open *sniff*) we usually had around a dozen regulars. A few don't come to the meetings because they can't make it, but they knit for our causes. It's a great little social group too. Over the summer a few of the group decorated a tree by the village shops with lots of knitted flowers, animals etc and asked for donations for medical staff at the local hospital, to buy them something nice. Response was great - we raised £1200 which bought 'goodybags' for 21 staff rooms each with new kettle, lots of tea, coffee, sugar, biscuits (which they'd normally have to buy themselves) and we've had some very positive feedback from them. We have 70 woolly hats going to the Liverpool Seafarers Mission to go into Christmas packages and a whole pile (I've lost count!) of baby vest and hat sets to go to The Gambia in the New Year via the local Rotary Club. We're a small group, but we keep busy!


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Sat, 7:11pm

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Good one, dernwyn! [In reply to] Can't Post




dernwyn
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Sat, 8:27pm

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You are amazing! [In reply to] Can't Post

What a bevy of busy knitters you all are, and what wonderful ways to share your crafting skills! I recall you mentioning doing fun things with the knitting, but I didn't realize how far-reaching your efforts are!

*bows low* Heart


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Greenwood Hobbit
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Sat, 10:18pm

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*bows in return* The funny thing is, I started the group off [In reply to] Can't Post

but I can just about cobble together a 6" square for a blanket! I'm the cause of a lot of charitable knitting in others, though. Smile


dernwyn
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Sun, 3:33am

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On second viewing [In reply to] Can't Post

I suddenly realized that the conductor, when she briefly removed her hat at the start, was giving the Vulcan salute!

Also had to keep rewinding to find where the snare drum got dropped, finally found it around 7:30 in. What a save.


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N.E. Brigand
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Sun, 4:27am

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The dropped drum is a legendary moment. [In reply to] Can't Post

I can't remember if the percussion judge who returns it to the player is the same judge who, as a member of the "Hellcat" Band from West Point (where he is an instructor), was hit by an axe on a national TV morning news broadcast about five years ago. Sometimes the audio tapes of the judges' comments on various performances turn up on Youtube, and he was head in a later show saying, "If I can dodge an axe, I can dodge a bass drum" -- but he's not famous for dodging it!


Treachery, treachery I fear; treachery of that miserable creature.

But so it must be. Let us remember that a traitor may betray himself and do good that he does not intend.


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grammaboodawg
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Sun, 3:25pm

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I love the holiday lights :D [In reply to] Can't Post

My area is definitely lighting up. I'll be putting mine up over the next few days, too... when it warms up just a few more degrees. The lights absolutely lift my spirits. Even the isolated homes in my farm area are lighting up. It's fun this time of the year when all the fields are shaven (crops harvested), so I can see a good mile or two away and see these little pockets of lights :D
I hope you have a wonderful time baubling your community! Such a great tradition to keep alive even if it has to be a bit incomplete. It will make next year's all the better!



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Sun, 3:31pm

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Chocolate Blaster? Yummmmmmm... [In reply to] Can't Post

You had me at chocolate! *slaver, slurp* I'm glad you're having a Thanksgiving gathering. They're not defined or restricted to a number of people present; but by the love and sharing that goes on even remotely :D
I'm still making a traditional turkey dinner though I won't be having anyone here or going anywhere. BUT THAT'S OKAY! I'm actually enjoying the simplicity while still doing calls/visiting remotely. G'son at college in Iowa will also be going solo, so we've got plans to watch a movie together while on the phone.
I hope you have a wonderful holiday and dinner. :D CHEERS!



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Sun, 4:46pm

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Today is my elder daughter's 50th b'day! [In reply to] Can't Post



My Baltimore Child is a HUGE Thor fan... has the hammer, helmet, cloak, tshirts, etc... she's pretty gone on the power of lightening! She turns 50 today! Wow... time really does fly! When I turned 50 I had just found TheOneRing.net and the fun really began! Adventures really do start at 50... and I can't wait to see what hers will be :D
I sent her a collection of 7 b'day cards... 1yo; 3yo; 7yo; etc... that all add up to 50. Then in the inside of each I wrote where we lived and what she was doing at that age. Sadly, we moved a lot, so she was in a different school/town every-other year. So I gave her a timeline via each of the card's age along with copies of pics of her at that age... all accompanied by the Thor mug ;)

Happy Birthday, Goobus! You still ROCK!



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Sun, 5:12pm

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Wow! You've gotten a lot done! [In reply to] Can't Post

Waking up muscles is a painful process... but a great kickoff for feeling stronger. Well Done! AND you've gotten your garden going before the heat moves in. BOOM! I love times like this when you get a lot done. So satisfying :D
I hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend and that the weather cooperates with your plans! *huggles* Have Fun!



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Sun, 5:21pm

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Gatherings will start up again next summer(ish)... agreed! [In reply to] Can't Post

That's what my family and I are planning, too. Actually, before all of this Covid stuff hit, I had already warned my out-of-towners that I won't be driving to Baltimore from Michigan for Christmas anymore. I made it every year while the g'kids were young and at home; but they're grown and gone. We agreed a summer visit just makes so much more sense in terms of safe driving and avoiding winter storms.
I thought of you when we found out on Friday that my son-in-law tested positive for Covid... and their autistic son spent the day with him on Thursday. *sigh* So the countdown begins. The booger is that son-in-law knew he had a low-grade fever the day before but didn't put it together that he might have it. He works at a casino; so it's not surprising he'd be at risk. And so it begins! I haven't been around any of them for weeks if not months.
I hope you can rustle up your Thanksgiving dinner for TJ and that you gathering has perfect weather! :D CHEERS!!



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Sun, 5:47pm

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Holy Spinning Rifles, Batman! :o [In reply to] Can't Post

Wow... you're right! My daughter played flute in their marching band, and they NEVER had anything as fantastic as this! Fantastic!
A month or two ago, I was raising up my flag and saw straight up off the top of the pole what looked like a pronounced orb. At first I thought it was a UFO!!!! :D Then I realized it had to be a planet; but I kept forgetting to look it up. It was only there for a day or so; but now I'm thinking it was one of these fantastic movements we're talking about now :D
I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday :) Take care!



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Sun, 5:57pm

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greetings from a different island [In reply to] Can't Post

Drove my Dad up to my sister's for the weekend (she lives 90 minutes north of us) and then went to a small cabin on one of the islands in Puget Sound for the weekend. It looks right out at the Olympic Mountains. We are having two days of non-rain (unusual in November) and I've gotten in beach walks, a lot of gazing at the changing light on the mountains, and some writing. Had an excellent session with my once-a-month, online writing group, all "mythies" like me who have published and/or are working on more books. Ordered an inscribed copy from Arthur George of his "Mythology of Wine" for my wine-loving older bro for Christmas.

Alas, today I must go pick up the old Dad and return to life as usual on our home island. This coming week involves a fair amount of decluttering. There is a 10-year-old boy on the island who has his own recycling business going; he takes stuff our normal recycling service will not, so I'm going to be clearing out the garage of a bunch of scrap metal, etc. I'm also going to haul out the large bin that holds my art supplies and be firm with myself about offering up tools I used ONCE and all those ribbons, etc. on the "Free Mercer Island" page for others to take.

Then I'm going to start the Thanksgiving cooking. We're all staying put, even my brother's family who are in our "bubble," and doing our own meals, but we plan on a virtual sharing of the meal. We'll all decorate like anything - my sister-in-law has already set her table using all the best stuff that rarely comes out of the cupboard - and raise a glass to each other, maybe play online Bingo together. I will be taking pies about to some of the family beforehand. The nice thing about the virtual get-together is that we'll get to see cousins we don't usually gather with. And Friday I will put up a LOT of lights!

We've all got the mindset that this is the last hill in the marathon and we just need to power on through - carefully. So far no one in my extended family has come down with COVID, and we'd really like to keep it that way!

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