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Old 11-03-2016, 07:48 AM   #3249
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Her most comfortable place during thunderstorms is between me and the back of the couch.

She seems to feel safe there, tucked in, with no trembling and shaking, so that's where I go...for her, during storms.

There was very large hail in parts of our area, but we didn't get it here, thank goodness, tho the winds brought a lot of leaves down.

I'm not a sports fan, but am pretty tickled at the Cubs victory, and there are a lot of very happy people in Illinois.

A nice diversion from the silly season.


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Old 11-03-2016, 02:35 PM   #3250
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It's been a beautiful fall day here, looks like we're going to have one of those protracted seasons that really allows one to enjoy the time between.

Finished my shrug this morning, stitching in the side seams, and washed it up...it is quite nice, I'm very pleased with it, now ready to wear when it is cool enough.

Uber'd over to needlework group today, then walked the mile or so back...if only I could take Lily with me, we could have two walks in one.

Found this when I was searching other people's words the other day...I like it.

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Old 11-03-2016, 02:53 PM   #3251
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Oh that's a good one, saved it.

A beautiful day here also. I do believe we may have finally exited our insanely hot AZ summer.

A smidge of fall in the air and a light wind. It will blow some of our ozone smog away so we can see our local mountains.

Going to circle the wagons (Airstreams) this weekend in the yard for a party. Hopefully we don't run them into each other and maybe well make a sob convert.
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Old 11-03-2016, 03:09 PM   #3252
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Have a good time.


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Old 11-04-2016, 06:43 AM   #3253
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I finished last night "Many Lives, Many Masters", by Dr. Brian Weiss, written in 1988 by this psychiatrist about the past lives of his patient which came out under hypnosis/regression therapy.

Very good, very interesting and very informative.


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Old 11-04-2016, 04:21 PM   #3254
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A slow news day at the little house...now cleaned, rugs washed then dried outside, and a brisk walk taken with my favorite, four-legged companion.

Going to work on the yard some tomorrow, mostly dried out after the torrential rains of a few days ago, as leaves are amassing.

Been crochet-ing scarves to send off to Faithworks Ministries in a couple of weeks, and have a box about half filled. Using up my yarn stash, too.

Grands will be here overnight next weekend, for our annual Wild Leaf Romp, bonfire and hot dog/marshmallow roast.

One of these years, they're going to start dropping off...they'll be too old, have jobs, be out with friends...life and growing up will interfere,

Going to relish it while I've got it.


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Quiet here too...the weather guy described today as a soaker... well, he's right on!!! Not getting outside, so a good day for serious inside cleaning... enjoy your lovely weather there...hugs and love to you both.... keep having fun!!!
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Old 11-05-2016, 12:00 PM   #3256
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Hi Gail!

I pulled some weeds early this morning, and then got out the hacksaw to trim some dead branches off my dense yews in the front of the house.

Not an easy task...on my hands and knees, underneath the yews, sawing with the hacksaw.

I'm sure I was a sight, but I had it mostly done when my neighbor came over and offered his help....I accepted, and he cut the last few, thank you.

We got it done, branches hauled to the curb, and I de-leafed the front yard from the storm the other day....leaves that came down not fully turned, but unable to resist the wind and heavy rain.

It's a beautiful day here, laundry is outside drying, and Lily is fixin' to get her walk....I am resting a bit, and getting debris out of my clothes and hair.

I bought another Brian Weiss book for my Nook, and am going to immerse myself in that later today.

Maybe have a glass of wine...


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Old 11-06-2016, 07:02 AM   #3257
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I had to have a fire this morning, tho am going to resist the temptation to feed it even once, lest it drive me out by afternoon.

Fire soothes my soul...there's just something about it.


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Old 11-06-2016, 02:23 PM   #3258
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I've had this deep seated need for a number of years to know and understand more about World War II and the Holocaust...not really sure why, but that both of my maternal grandparents were in it, he a surgeon and she a nurse.

I've felt a more personal connection to this war since learning for the first time last summer that I am 4 1/2% Ashkenazi Jew.

And so, I read, and occasionally find a movie on Netflix on the subject...then psych myself up a bit to finally watch it.

I have had "The Boy in the Striped Pajamas" in my List for a long time, and watched it a bit ago.

I can't describe it without giving it away, but it is very moving, very sad, very much worth watching.


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Old 11-07-2016, 03:06 PM   #3259
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A slow news day at the little house...rented a car today for a doctor's appointment in Peoria, so did some other shopping and stocked up a bit.

A major snafu with my appointment that has been scheduled for a year, but they have an on-site "fixer", and "fix" she did.

Good girl, and I told her she got four stars today.

Not having a vehicle in one's drive makes one more thoughtful about when to pick up 35lbs of dog food, etc.....look at me honey, carrying the heavy stuff.

Lily has spent much of the day alone, with me in and out, tho has likely spent it napping hard after walking/running with me to my son's for dinner yesterday.

We're having a beautiful fall here in Central Illinois, and Lily finds the weather most invigorating.

I've rented a small cabin on a river in the Adirondacks next August into September...got a very good rate for two consecutive weeks, and I am looking forward to doing something different.

My daughter and sweet son-in-law will drive up from Brooklyn to spend a long weekend with me during that time, but otherwise we will be solo cabin-ers... Lily will be able to run free, we will walk, hopefully use the fireplace and enjoy that beautiful area.

Something different, in my different life.


Tomorrow....we vote.

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Old 11-08-2016, 04:32 AM   #3260
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The Adirondacks is one of my favorite places. We have kayaked a number of the smaller lakes over the years. Be careful with Lily running free - the area like many areas is full of Coyotes.

It's so bad here only nine miles from city center in Pittsburgh the other night one was right outside our back fence, and Hopey went absolutely wild barking and growling and chased it off.

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Old 11-08-2016, 05:12 AM   #3261
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Thanks for that warning, Bud.

I won't let her loose unless I am out there with her, I was just meaning she won't need to be tied up all the time.

She will enjoy the river, we will walk, there is an enclosed porch...should be lovely. Wifi, too, they say.

Doug and I spent about a month in upstate New York some years ago, roaming the backroads and parking overnight by whatever small body of water had a nice pullout for the fishermen. Memorable.

It was beautiful and peaceful, and early one morning drinking coffee in the Catskills we saw a grey wolf chase a deer out of brush across the road from us.

We wouldn't have been certain it was a wolf if we hadn't seen it come back, sans deer, about 15 minutes later.

It was pretty wild to see right there.

Yesterday was rather hectic, nothing at all peaceful about it.

Going to vote this morning, take the car back, walk Lily, cook a bit....


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Old 11-08-2016, 10:40 AM   #3262
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Doug loved pumpkin pie, but one should eat only just so much pie crust.

I started baking what I called "pumpkin pudding", following the recipe on the can but adding an extra egg, a pinch more salt, and using 1/2 cup Splenda with 1/4 cup brown sugar. Bake at 350 degrees til done.

In widowed life, I still make this several times each season, as I love its' spiciness, and it makes the little house smell heavenly.

And it is a yellow vegetable, after all.

I had the thought this morning to put chopped pecans and a grind of sea salt over the top....because, why not?

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