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Old 05-08-2009, 08:07 PM   #1441
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Played golf today and it was a very pretty day. Starting to get warm though.

Heading to Tuscaloosa, AL tomorrow for my niece's graduation. Got a degree in nursing. She didn't do very well in high school, but she sure got her head screwed on when she made it to college. Wish her dad was still alive to see what she's accomplished.
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Maybe I should check my fuel filter

I do believe I would be kicked out of the Ladies' Wednesday Morning Tea & Crumpet Society for the language I would have used if my mower did this today.
I'm amazed that synthetic oil did that. TY for the heads up.
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Yes, grass is good as long as its green, but it wont stay like this for long once the monsoons end
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I think it's 99.99% gold.
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Purity. It's 0.9999 gold.
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Played golf today and it was a very pretty day. Starting to get warm though.

Heading to Tuscaloosa, AL tomorrow for my niece's graduation. Got a degree in nursing. She didn't do very well in high school, but she sure got her head screwed on when she made it to college. Wish her dad was still alive to see what she's accomplished.
Congratulations to her and to you Dawg. I am sure having you as her involved uncle was a great comfort and strngth to her.

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Played golf today and it was a very pretty day. Starting to get warm though.

Heading to Tuscaloosa, AL tomorrow for my niece's graduation. Got a degree in nursing. She didn't do very well in high school, but she sure got her head screwed on when she made it to college. Wish her dad was still alive to see what she's accomplished.

I know how you feel . I often wish my brother were alive to see his grandchildren . It makes so many happy events bittersweet .
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Went on a walk in West Seattle today -- billed as 3 miles, turned out to be 6! And of course we went up the West Seattle Hill to get to the beach (rather than around). Great views of the city from this area, too bad I didn't bring the heavy camera.

I'm feeling the walk now. They say what doesn't kill 'ya, makes 'ya strong.

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Thinned my radishes. Said hello to my newly sprouted onions and peas. Harvested a small handful of tender fresh asparagus. Pulled a few weeds.
Raked out the grapevine bed and put down lawnscape fabric in the walkway between rows. Recruited the man to pound in the vertical support stakes for the grapevines. He's an excellent pounder.
Went to Harbor Freight to look for support cable, and scored a set of 8 augering 30" metal stakes for $20. These will support the vertical posts.
http://www.ehow.com/how_4597423_buil...e-trellis.html
Hit a local Greek restaurant and pigged out on calamarika, beef and shrimp kabobs, rice pilaf and chocolate mouse for dessert. Colored with crayons on the white paper covering the tabletop.
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Talked through a few things and feel so much better It is so good to have options and I sure have a lot of them!
Did an hour massage....I think I need to do them as much as my clients need them!
Took a long nap and went food shopping for Casanova.
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Hit a local Greek restaurant and pigged out on calamarika, beef and shrimp kabobs, rice pilaf and chocolate mouse for dessert.
My cats wished they could have been there
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Congratulations to her and to you Dawg. I am sure having you as her involved uncle was a great comfort and strngth to her.

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Thanks. Although kind of tiny, she is a very strong girl. Enjoyed watching her step on stage and receive her diploma. But wish I could have slipped out the back door when she was done. Lord that was a long ceremony.

Afterward we all went to a nice restaurant. I had a fillet and boy was it good. Best part about it, my sis-in-law picked up the tab.
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Annual Mother's Day rituals completed

We successfully prepared our burnt offerings on the sacrificial altar of Weber, in the hopes of bringing the blessings of the Earth Mother to our home for another year.


Translation from Early Hippie:

We did out annual Mother's Day BBQ, serving up helpings of BBQ chicken, corn, and asparagus (favorites of DW and DMILaw). A nice spinach salad was consumed, and we finished with fresh strawberries.

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My daughter called from Oregon to wish me Happy Mother's Day. That was so thoughtful of her.

Then Frank took me out to eat at a local Chinese restaurant. The waitress wanted to give me free wine for Mother's Day, but I told her that I don't drink - - so she brought free orange slices after our meal, instead. I felt suitably pampered.
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Mexican, the SO wanted Mexican so we did a highly recommened(by my doughnut shop buddies) restaurant. Prior to dinner next door Scout had escaped so I caught the little buzzard and put him back behind his fence(neighbors were out for Mother's Day dinner also). When we got back - it turns out Anne(little mixed breed mutt) had escaped also - so joined the neighbor walk around search - found two streets over on a porch visiting.

Luckily beat the Dog Catcher - it cost money to bail em out - or worse lost permanently.

heh heh heh - Went to Walmart and bought 5 plastic planters for the plants she picked out for her pre Mother's Day pick yer own plants/flowers at the nursery Saturday treat. We ate late yesterday - 5 hours of Brisket done on the Cajun II barrel smoker.

What's that Ha Ha tag line - eat what you want and die like a man? - not helping my 'ideal weight' any.
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We took MIL to a new fondue restaurant for mother's day. We had a blast and the "flaming turtle" chocolate dipping sauce (milk chocolate/caramel/pecans) was fantastic. Had to take a bit of a nap afterwards though... Must have been all that fat.

Made reservations for our trip to San Fran. We used skymiles to pay for the airfare so we decided to splurge on a very nice hotel. We upgraded to a suite for only $30 extra per night. Actually, with our hotel rewards card I think we will get the upgrade for free. We are pondering whether to upgrade to business class for the flight. That would be a first for us. But for a 4.5 hour long flight it might be worth it...
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Need to build new ones, but decided to use the flower boxes on the deck rail one more year.

Picked bright razz-berry and bright orange geraniums to put in them. Dazzling!

Want to put a bunch of basil in the big pot on the deck to use for making pizza.

As for pizza - for a special treat, make it with fresh mozzarella! Yum. (I have a pair of scissors that I use only for food prep - use them to cut thin slices of fresh mozzarella for pizza and for cutting the fresh basil. Also use them for cutting one of the pizza toppings: sun-dried tomatoes that are in olive oil. Fortunately these scissors go through the dishwasher without affecting the cutting operation. That is, they don't get stiff like my manual can opener does if I put it in the dishwasher).
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Crazy week coming up - today is my only scheduled goof off day.
I need to get shots for overseas travel for the summer cruise. I haven't been vaccinated for anything since 1976 (college) except the annual flu shot. Local county health clinic recommended I get MMR, Hep A/B combo, and TDAP. Then I go back for a 2nd shot (one of the Hep) in June.
Waaaaaaahhhhhhhh...I hate needles worse than w*rk. Hope they have good lollipops.
Other items...Teeth cleaning, dog to vet, Chinese buffet, lunch with retired former cow*rker, 2 expired car inspections, finish staining the porch floor, gardening...
It's tough being FIREd and being able to get these things done without you-know-what getting in the way.
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Did a tour of my gardens, peonies are now up an inch. Daffodils blooming and the crocuses about done. Need to get a load of compost. Lots of weed pulling in my future. Pulled a few dandelions using my forked stick. Took a snooze, still recovering from my flu.

Tried to get on the computer after being off for a few days. Internet was not working right. Spent 1.45 hours on phone with ISP then .75 with router manufacturer. Finally up and running after a reinstall of router software. I begged the guy from India to please, please explain what could happen to cause previously working software to glitch out and require a reinstall? But he could not explain for me. But I did get him to laugh with me over the top begging.
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