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Old 08-29-2008, 08:19 PM   #121
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Took Gabe for his fifth day of preschool. He's getting the hang of it. This was the first time he didnt cling to me like I was the last life preserver on the titanic. I think thats because one of the teachers has gotten sweet on him and the feeling is mutual.

They cut out lots of little pieces of paper and glued them together to make an alligator. Mom and I each got our own drawings too. And he's up to counting to 25 and knows the entire alphabet.

Took the dogs to the big nasty muddy lake for a couple of miles of swimming and wallowing while he was being educated, back home for a de-mucking in the shower. Does me no good to take them to the nice lake as they just look morose and give me the "no mud?" dog faces.

After he got out of jail, Gabe and I had lunch at the Hawaiian BBQ joint near his school, took a nap, then went to the nice lake. Where Gabe complained about the lack of mud but made up for it by throwing 30 metric tons of rocks into the water and braving the waves up to his waist before running back to the beach shrieking. A year old great dane puppy came by to bowl him over a couple of times and have a ball thrown 3 dozen times.

Dinner of ratatouille made up from goodies I got from our farm share. And can you believe the little fink drank the ENTIRE glass of milk, even after I told him not to do it because I wanted some

We're now watching a scooby doo movie. Gabe discovered scooby doo a couple of days ago and its apparently the greatest show ever for a 3 year old. Funny looking kids, a talking dog, scary monsters that always turn out to be a guy in a suit that gets caught by the kids and/or the dog, and a policeman that always shows up on time to haul off the bad guy at the end.

I'm thinking the scooby doo kids must be er'd or at least FI, since they appear to have no obvious jobs and plenty of gas money for the mystery mobile...and no end of scooby snacks.

After having watched the show as a kid and now again as an adult, I'm quite certain that shaggy is a stoner, and I have some serious questions about the other guy with the ascot.
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Old 08-29-2008, 08:34 PM   #122
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Old 08-29-2008, 08:43 PM   #123
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Today was a great day.....I resigned from corporate america!
I have a job as an office manager at the spa where I will be studying massage therapy!
Life is awesome!
I also cried tears of gratitude when I walked out to my car this evening.
Congrats! I know the feeling, I've been walking around this week with the "Ode to Joy" in my head. Should be more fun to spend your time with clients who are temporary escapees from the corporate world than it was to be one.
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Old 08-29-2008, 09:05 PM   #124
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Pretty simple day. Got up, made some coffee, fed the mutt. Enjoyed my coffee while surfing the net and then headed to the golf course. Finished my round of golf around 2:00pm(won my bets.. heh heh) and headed to the dollar store to pick up a few things in case Gustav decides to come up my way. Everything I wanted already picked over so I head home chapped. Oh well, got plenty of beer so have all I need to hunker down. Make it home, have lunch and take a nap. Around 5:00pm I go pick up my mutt from my Mother's house, visit for awhile then take the mutt for a walk. Come home, surf the net and then have dinner. Watch a little TV, surf the net some more, take a shower and here I am. Plan to watch a little tv and then hit the sack.

A very basic day with no frills, but never did you see the word "work" describe any moment of my day. Life is good.
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ha, I ran the 30/40 brass through a 7mm die and then a 6.5 die to reduce the necks. Then it was Unique, toilet paper, corn meal and more toilet paper. I touched off 50 in the garage to fire form, and the cops never showed up. I needed ear muffs, so the neighbors must have heard, but they are used to crazy stuff going on around here.

Sorry it took so long to answer, I went walkabout for a few days. P.O. Ackley cooked this one up, but it has not been used much since the days when single shot actions were popular. I had to have the reamer made.

I find I learn a lot doing projects like this, and I enjoy learning.
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Good day. Stretched out after getting smacked by that car. Still sore. DW and I looked at some cars online. Grunted and went for a ride. Enjoy the sun and looked at cars. Funny how a decent car wreck can wake you up to appreciate the simple things again
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Old 08-30-2008, 10:41 PM   #127
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Old 08-30-2008, 10:44 PM   #128
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Pretty simple day. Got up, made some coffee, fed the mutt. Enjoyed my coffee while surfing the net and then headed to the golf course. Finished my round of golf around 2:00pm(won my bets.. heh heh) and headed to the dollar store to pick up a few things in case Gustav decides to come up my way. Everything I wanted already picked over so I head home chapped. Oh well, got plenty of beer so have all I need to hunker down. Make it home, have lunch and take a nap. Around 5:00pm I go pick up my mutt from my Mother's house, visit for awhile then take the mutt for a walk. Come home, surf the net and then have dinner. Watch a little TV, surf the net some more, take a shower and here I am. Plan to watch a little tv and then hit the sack.

A very basic day with no frills, but never did you see the word "work" describe any moment of my day. Life is good.

I think this will be what I'll be doing at least for the first few months of retirement - coffee, golf, take care of the pet, dollar store, internet, TV, take care of the pet, sleep.
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ha, I ran the 30/40 brass through a 7mm die and then a 6.5 die to reduce the necks. Then it was Unique, toilet paper, corn meal and more toilet paper. I touched off 50 in the garage to fire form, and the cops never showed up. I needed ear muffs, so the neighbors must have heard, but they are used to crazy stuff going on around here.

Sorry it took so long to answer, I went walkabout for a few days. P.O. Ackley cooked this one up, but it has not been used much since the days when single shot actions were popular. I had to have the reamer made.

I find I learn a lot doing projects like this, and I enjoy learning.
Thanks! Sounds really interesting and fun.

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Went to brother's wedding with (ex) boyfriend who ended up being ok with hanging out with the family and taking pictures. He shared he felt overwhelmed and scared, but still wanted to be together. Went out for dinner after the wedding, watched part of Casino and fell asleep at his house.

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Woke up, had coffee and a long conversation with bf (?), showered, made love, and went out for pancakes.
Went shopping for black jackets for new job, looked for a sofa for his place, came home to feed the cat.
Learned to just go with the flow
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Last night watched my alma mater in action vs LA Tech. Well uhh.......no need to go to any games this year.

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Did regular stuff: fed critters, watered plants.

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Saturday:

Went to brother's wedding with (ex) boyfriend who ended up being ok with hanging out with the family and taking pictures. He shared he felt overwhelmed and scared, but still wanted to be together. Went out for dinner after the wedding, watched part of Casino and fell asleep at his house.

Sunday:

Woke up, had coffee and a long conversation with bf (?), showered, made love, and went out for pancakes.
Went shopping for black jackets for new job, looked for a sofa for his place, came home to feed the cat.
Learned to just go with the flow
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I touched off 50 in the garage to fire form, and the cops never showed up. I needed ear muffs, so the neighbors must have heard, but they are used to crazy stuff going on around here.
Please tell me you live in the country and your nearest neighbor is miles away from your residence... Also please tell me you have a properly setup firing range registered with the EPA for handling the hazardous waste from lead dust and lead solids....
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Woke up at 8, took a shower, let the cat in, turned on the computer, had a cup of tea while I read email (with the cat on my lap), went to the grocery store (forgot it was a holiday).

They have a new computer system at the grocery store.

BTW, it's my birthday.
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Saturday:

Went to brother's wedding with (ex) boyfriend who ended up being ok with hanging out with the family and taking pictures. He shared he felt overwhelmed and scared, but still wanted to be together. Went out for dinner after the wedding, watched part of Casino and fell asleep at his house.

Sunday:

Woke up, had coffee and a long conversation with bf (?), showered, made love, and went out for pancakes.
Went shopping for black jackets for new job, looked for a sofa for his place, came home to feed the cat.
Learned to just go with the flow
So far you are the only one who apparently "got some."

Hope it works out, going with the flow.
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Got up.

Made breakfast, cruised the web, read the paper.

Got camera together with shopping bag, walked downtown to the farmer's market. Bought fresh peaches, cantaloupe, onions, had a pastry, read a few magazines at Chapters and came home for lunch.

Now cruising the web more, watching the birds on the bird feeder.

Wishing I had a Golden Retriever.

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