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Saturday, February 18, 2017

Random Thoughts


me, today.

  1. I drove up to my brother-in-laws house to see my niece and her family today!  We sneaked off to a lovely little French cafe for some amazing lunch and girl talk.  Got to see those little babies, too! Time went too quickly!  Zuzu definitely remembers me even at her young 17 months which thrills me.  And Iaia is such a happy, sweet, beautiful thing.  Wow.  
  2. Last night The Mister was at a reception and a drunk driver plowed into his car, which was parked on the street.  Fortunately he wasn't in it at the time!  He thinks it's totalled with a broken axle, but we'll find out soon.  Holding our breath that the lady has car insurance. Thankful he's ok and thankful she only got 2 blocks away before her car stopped running so she got caught!
  3. Looks like a lovely three day weekend coming up!  Sunshine and temps in the low 60's!  I had a window open here this afternoon. Even I might get spring fever if this keeps up!  But it's February people!  We can have snow into April, so this is just a tease...a cruel tease. ha.
  4. Have you ever noticed that the bad thing about brilliant sunshine is how it highlights all the dust in your home?  I'm sitting here looking at the furniture and can't believe the fuzzy layer that has formed in just a week!
  5. Yes, I still have Moonshadow in my head! hahaha.  I got up in the night for a quick bathroom trip and it was there!  I almost laughed out loud.  And first thing this morning I sat up to have a cup of coffee and the tune was strumming along in my head.  Hilarious.
Hope you all have a great weekend!
Any fun plans?
I'm going to repot some houseplants and hopefully
be able to have a window or two open for a few hours!



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  1. This is the first day since November that I didn't need the central heating on. It was sunny and mild, made me feel so much better after all the mist and rain we've had recently.

    I had a new Storm Porch door fitted today. When the workmen had finished and gone there was a massive water main burst right outside in the road! Water spraying everywhere, I think God was testing my new door! Bright Blessings.

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    1. Oh yes! Now the water board people are coming tomorrow to repair the pipe. The water supply has been cut off to the entire street. A water tanker is coming in the morning to keep us supplied until the repairs are completed. The things that happen around here are unbelievable!

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    2. Sorry to hear about the Misters car. You have a French Cafe there? I wish we had one here then I can give up cooking and eat there! Is it as good as Jim's Cafe though?

      I don't bother about the dust. Let's face it, after 4 years it cant get any worse; can it? Ha!

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    3. Oh, it's much better than Jims. haha.

      http://lachatelainebakery.com/

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  2. Great photo of you! How fun for you to see the girls today! Times like that are good for the soul.
    It's warm here too. I have the patio door open and definitely have spring fever.
    Enjoy your weekend and working with your plants. I love repotting plants and getting my hands in the soil. It seems like the plants enjoy the new lease on life. And this weather is perfect for that.

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    1. I had to shut the window and get a sweater...haha...it was lovely while it lasted but got chilly!
      I like repotting plants, too....they look so much better and happier in their bigger pots! I've done it in the kitchen before if it's too cold, but outside is so much easier!

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  3. I'm happy to hear that the Mister wasn't in his car at the time. Gracious me! But, so sorry to hear about this. Glad you had a nice visit with the girls! I had a friend over for lunch today (from Maryland). It was great to catch up.....so far this had been a great weekend.

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    1. We haven't had a car in a bad accident since I was in one back in our 'before kids' years. Someone ran a stop sign and pulled out in front of me, going 55 mph...crazy, crazy.
      Very fun seeing the girls today...time went way too quickly, though. :) Glad you had a good time with your friend...Maryland? She's a long way from home. Bet she thought your weather was wonderful!

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    2. She sure did enjoy the sunshine. Apparently, it's been missing in Maryland. Lol! She and her husband have a condo here at the beach. We met through triathlons....she competes and so does Cliff.

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    3. Oh, that's fun! Maybe they had that 6 week drag of gray that we did!

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  4. No windows open here
    Will freeze my rhyming rear
    Glad you had fun with the hair pulling two
    As one kiddo remembered you
    Can still snow in May
    Did that before at our bay
    Good the stupid drunk got caught too
    Anyone who drives drunk should be made to walk forever at their zoo
    Hopefully insurance is had
    Ugg just something else from the crap pile to add

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    1. Things break in threes.
      Hope it's very little crisis
      and not other big things like cars.
      Might have to stress eat candy bars. hahaha....

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  5. Nice photo of you, today. I can't detect any more wrinkles . . lol
    So glad you had a visit with your niece and family and you enjoyed the kiddies.
    Bit of a shock about The Mister's car ~ there are too many idiots on the road and I hope the woman is insured, particularly as the car may be a right off (as we say).
    It was a lovely day here as well and I managed to get a lot of tree bench work done . . looking forward to ploughing on with it again over the weekend. All the design problems seem to be solved. Will send piccies when finished.
    Yes, dust is certainly a problem in this household . . lol
    Moonshadow . . . so funny . . :)

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    1. There are a few wrinkles there...but I'd gladly share. Want them? haha...
      Sounds like you're doing very well on the tree bench! Very fun! Looking forward to the photos!

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    2. Thanks . . you are so kind . . haha. I have quite a few already.
      Have a lovely weekend . . :)

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  6. I'm really sorry to hear about your husband's car getting hit. I'm glad the woman was caught!

    I have noticed the same thing about the sunshine highlighting the dust!

    Ha Ha! And I didn't even ask you about Moonshadow! :-)

    Plans for the weekend...cleaning and baking!

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    1. Cleaning and baking sounds great....I'll probably do some cleaning.
      Trying to stay away from the baking because I'm the one that can't stop the eating! :)

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  7. What a beautiful lady you are :)
    Spending time with your niece and two beautiful daughters....what could be more special.
    Glad to hear your husband was NOT inside his vehicle when the drunk hit him...I hope they put her under the jail!
    I've got those same dust bunnies around here too, fighting them everyday ...lol
    Have a great weekend Betsy.
    Hugs,
    ~Jo

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    1. Had a very nice visit :)
      Yes, so glad he wasn't hurt....now it's just all inconvenient. Ugh.

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  8. Well, in spite of what you said, your hair looks nothing like that pic I posted today.
    So sorry about your hubbys car. The situation makes it harder to deal with but I'm glad he's ok.
    I laughed when I read about the sunshine and dust, because I was thinking the same thing today.
    I'm working, working and working some more this weekend. :)

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    1. hahahaha....well, you didn't see the morning bedhead!

      Too bad you have to work this weekend...but hopefully it will be smooth days
      with lots of smiles!

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  9. We're having the same nice weather. I'm afraid the trees are going to bud out and then it will freeze again.
    What an awful story about The Mister's car! Glad to hear he wasn't in it

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    1. It's been a few years but that bloom and freeze has happened before...yes, very sad when
      that happens! Then it kind of feels like you didn't have a spring.... after the freezes again it just jumps right to summer. yuck.

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  10. Hi Betsy - glad you were able to get away and have a break ... oh dear - but as you say the Mister is safe - and that's important - frustrating re the challenges of getting the car sorted out. I hope the woman learns her lesson. Yes - I had the windows open yesterday and slept with them open too - but the cold is due to return.

    Enjoy Spring coming ... and blow the dust - trouble is ... you give us wonderful photos - and no dust must appear?! Enjoy the weekend ... Moonshadow is now humming away by me ... cheers Hilary

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    1. right...having the car wrecked is just a pain and an inconvenience. Bleh.

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  11. So glad your car was parked and empty!! Oh, my goodness. Enjoy your beautiful weekend! blessings ~ tanna

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    1. It's pretty! The sun is popping in and out...not really warm enough to open the windows like I thought.

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  12. Wow, happy that the Mister wasn't in his car when it got hit! Glad they caught the driver, too.

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    1. I know...crazy isn't it? Glad she got caught...she didn't get very far, fortunately.
      I'm also glad it wasn't my jeep...lol....I love my old jeep and they don't make that model any longer.

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  13. You are a lovely woman...

    Sorry for the car issue. -sigh- Now to get full coverage. Best wishes.

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    1. Well aren't you sweet...thank you. :)
      Yeah, the car situation is a pain but nobody was hurt, so all is well.

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  14. You look amazing! so sorry to hear about the car and yes, thanks goodness your husband was not inside at that time! oh that dust ... I was thinking the same thing today ... we have had a beautiful spring like day and the sun was oh so delicious but I did not like to see all that dust again, I just cleaned everything a few days ago ... it feels like never ending story ... I am glad the full moon is over ... as beautiful as I find it it seems to overpower me every months so I like to see it go ... lol

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    1. Dust is certainly like that.....it's back the same day you dust the furniture! haha. I did a little dusting today and rearranging things on a shelf. A nice change!

      You poor thing and the moon! Does it affect your mood? You need to infuse lots of positive oils in your home around that time!

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    2. It makes me go nuts ... it depends and I never know what to expect ... it's a monthly suprise party ... haha ... I just feel weird and I get chocolate cravings (and no periods on this time so it's not linked) ... and I just feel vibrating all over me ... well now you know the crazy part of me ... haha

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    3. You poor thing...but I'm sure you aren't the only one! Well, it's a good excuse to eat chocolate! Sounds like you need something calming...hmmm.....if I hear of anything that helps, I'll let you know!

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  15. So kind of you ... yes an excuse for chocolate that's maybe the moons message ... haha ...

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    1. haha...some people say the moon is made of cheese....maybe it's really chocolate~!

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  16. I'm so glad your Husband was not in his car when it got hit!

    Its been warm here today also. We went out for lunch and did some shopping!

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    1. Lunch and shopping....my favorite kind of day!

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  17. Glad you had a good visit!
    Cheers!
    Linda :o)

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  18. So glad you had a fun get-away. I remember LaChatelaine Bakery. Thankful for Jeff not being in the car.

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  19. Beautiful pic of you!
    Yikes re the car and the Mister. So glad no one was hurt.
    Warm weather and sun here, too. I have been missing the sun a lot.
    January hit records for the least amount of sunshine.
    Yum to the French bakery and visiting with the girls. Those are special moments, aren't they?

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    1. Nice to see you're still smiling! ;)

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