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World Cross Stitch Day

Its a thing. Who knew? I certainly didn’t know until I heard it mentioned on a couple of YouTalube channels. So – just like all the other days this week – I decided to do some cross stitching in honor … Continue reading

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Oops

My plans for this coming weekend are fairly simple; travel, hangout, come home. So, about 2100 I decided to check the Southwest App on my phone to verify my Thursday departure/Monday return.  Staring at the screen didn’t make the facts … Continue reading

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Camouflage

In case you were wondering the why of the coloring of California’s black tail deer – I present the following: these two characters are the offspring of the doe who seems to spend an inordinate amount of time resting near … Continue reading

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And a new tire

After getting through my 0800 conference call and waiting on George to finish his, we went and picked up Dani’s car and dropped it off at the tire place. The guy there took one look at the old tire and … Continue reading

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Frog Pond

and no lily pad. There are days on which (in which?) attempting to accomplish anything is not a good idea. So it went today. Probably the only thing I successfully managed was cooking dinner.  First I wanted to complete the … Continue reading

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Sucky day

what started out as a pretty ordinary Saturday fell prey to the domino theory. You know that one – once the first thing goes wrong it sets off a chain with each subsequent disaster compounding life, the universe, and everything. … Continue reading

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The slowest car chase

Yesterday afternoon (yes, I do mean Thursday) I observed what must be one of the slowest car chase scenes in the history of California motor patrol history. Hearing multiple sirens, I looked out my craft room window to see a … Continue reading

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Directions

Actual directions in Mission Bay, SF.  Turn onto 7th Street. Turn left on 16th Street. 0.5 miles later (and several intervening streets – Turn right on 4th Street. Who laid out these streets anyway? Alex misses the Chicago street grid … Continue reading

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Checking boxes

It only takes about an hour to get through my routine check up at the SFVA. Checking in, blood, exam, finished. Have to schedule a scan (since it has been 2 ½ years since the last, but no emergency). However … Continue reading

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Prickly Pears

It was Sunday. I spent a nice sized chunk of the day hanging out with the older two of Dani’s dogs (BTW – I still think “Dani & the Dogs” is a great name for a band). She and Mako … Continue reading

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Let Sleeping Dogs lie

Alex is back in New York for a family event. Dani is at some dog event with Mako and I am hanging out for a few hours with the remaining two ladies.

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Mostly stitching

Well, in reality, minimal cleanup and mostly stitching. I was able to unload enough off my desk to be able to use the surface. I found the patterns that I needed to have scanned (and Noah did that for me). … Continue reading

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negative, negative, negative

nothing like getting an answer back a lot later than one would want. Test taken on the 23rd didn’t arrive at the lab till the 24th (today) and the results were posted extremely late in the evening. Not sure I … Continue reading

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ten degrees warmer

basic physics says that warm air rises. All of us have been told this over and over again. In reality, it is something that you can easily believe if you live in a house with more than one floor. I … Continue reading

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not much happening

I took today as an extremely quiet day. Didn’t go anywhere. Didn’t do much of anything other than hide out in my craft room. I finished Pisces (picture to follow) and started Aires, the next in the Forbidden Fiber Co … Continue reading

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No deer today

The garden has been empty all day. Well, not completely empty – there are my various flamingo ornaments and the lemon tree has what appears to be a bumper crop of lemons. But no deer. Every day so far for … Continue reading

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The young visitor

Look who showed up with mom late this afternoon… having had a regular parade of deer on the patio this week, I hadn’t been paying much attention till George pointed out this little cutie.  Obviously old enough to go day … Continue reading

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sleep day home

If I had any sense, I would have stayed awake on Monday after getting home. But no, I was so wiped that I went to sleep early. Which meant, of course that I was wide awake at 2230. Which was … Continue reading

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Flying home

It is almost, but not quite like the song – it is a long day’s journey – but into more day rather than night. We checked in easily enough, figured out that we needed to hike upstairs to the Z … Continue reading

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Errand Day

and packing – which I really didn’t even think about till after supper. First – there was an afternoon game. I remembered to trade in my ticket prior to the deadline for an extra ticket to one of the Mets … Continue reading

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