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Nighty Jo.

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Maui how exciting to be in the action... cool

Kay will this be a long drive? and do you have gps to help you navigate...
so hoping all goes well ..

Nothing new today --- rain and got really muggy... early evening just sitting out ... for a bit...

night ladies

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Evening Deckies!

I am back from visiting my older son...nice visit. :)

On the way up I listened to a PBS interview about a new book about 'The Summer of Love', 1967 in San Francisco. OK...Yes...I was close enough to go! Haha...today, so many memories brought back...yep...I was in Golden Gate PArk for the Be in! Music was everywhere that year and the next, all the greats...and all free...haha. What a Cultural revolution.
Beatles Strawberry Fields forever, All you need is love, Jefferson Airplane somebody to love, The Grateful Dead, Buffalo Springfield, Hendrix, Happy Together, Quicksilver Messenger Service, The Doors, Light my fire,...so many more. But wow..."be sure to wear some flowers in your hair...haha...
Yep, I had long blond hair, I played guitar, sang...hahaha...(I was not into the drug scene since I was a runner, backpacker etc...but oh gosh did I love the music.

Anyhow, my day. Nice!

Kay-OK...driving...good good. Yep...you ought to be able to find something.
Sorry about the smoke...seems Your area is the worst. Darn! How's your back?

Jo- So, what adventures did you have today??

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We'll be driving, I think we have 5 nights booked at the "hospital hotel", but I guess we'll play it by ear as to how long we are actually there. I think he is supposed to have at least 2 nights after the surgery in the hospital. I haven't looked up any particular spots, but do want to explore, I'm not entirely sure how far this place will be from the "happening" spots in town!

Our smoke is from the Detwiler fire (near Yosemite). We had the same issue during that last big Yosemite fire, the smoke drifts north...and we get smoked out! This doesn't seem as bad as that one though (at least not so far). And we're not training for a marathon this time either!

Maui, enjoy your "son" time! The squashes sound cool, I love finding new varieties to try.

Jo, glad those grandkids are keeping you busy! Enjoy!

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oh ladies so sad you have to contend with smoke from the fires ... my British Columbia has had some nasty forest fires for weeks now ... always talking about homes lost and air quality --- does not sound good.

Maui glad your dentist time went well...
wow enjoy all that bounty ---nice --- I like squash and the green beans... enjoy

Kay another sparker friend lives out towards Seattle --- she is a professor and lives in a little University town... -- you all live in a great country ..

busy times with the grandkids ... keep me going lol

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7/19/17 1:39 P

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Hey there buddies!

Jo- Oh my goodness...that slide looks amazing!!!! Haha...what fun! Your Grandchildren area such a blessing and blessed to have you. I think it's grand you are such a willing spirit and adventuring. Just think 35 years from now, your Gkids will remember their amazing Grandma's willingness to take risks and choose joy. An extraordinary gift to them.

Kay- Darn...back, and smoke. But hey, I hear you about getting chores accomplished. A feel good that's hard to match for me.
So, Seattle for surgery for Larry...I sure hope you are doing foodie research...haha...some amazing food I hear. An added adventure maybe for while you are there. How long do you expect to be there?

Yesterday, I had to have a tooth crown redone (not to be confused with my composting crown). I always approach these situations with a bit of stress, because I have unusual nerve lines in my jaw apparently and it's often difficult fr the doc to get it just right. Yesterday went fine! Yay...such a relief.

I am anxiously awaiting some South American squashes to have fruit ripened. here In America we typically are familiar with just zucchini, patty pan and crookneck type varieties. There are so many heirloom varieties globally...so I planted 2 new types and the squashes are setting, vines growing beautifully. I have my several kinds of beans growing all looking beautiful.
The little things, right?
Kay, I hope that back settles. Do everything right??? Will you fly to Seattle or drive? (Sorry if I missed this.

The last of the apricots and plums are on the table. Always a bit of sadness and relief.

We have a fire burning very close to us as well...Zero threat to my home...just affects the air,

This weekend, I get to see my younger son. Yay...He has been traveling a ton and we will try for some kind of adventure. :) I see my other son again tomorrow for my regular visit. Hubby will stay here working.
Saturday night my daughter and a friend who was in her wedding, will come to join us for play games/cards! haha...fun stuff! Their brains are fast...so I am likely in trouble...but that's as it should be...just excited for the playtime.
So, some serious kiddo time...
Life is good stuff.

Kelpie- I am thinking about you, of course.
Choc, Mary and everyone out there, a mid week summer hello.







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Those do look like fun!

I've been in yard work mode this week, not exactly a "fun" vacation, but getting stuff done that has been needing to be done is rewarding, so that's good. We have smoky air this morning, so not sure how much outdoor work I'll get to!

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Kay oh sorry -- a lot on your plate .
take it easy with that back...
Sure hope your husband goes through surgery all good..

Here is a picture of one group of the waterslides ... the one I went down..
then there was 2 called the bullets and 3 others that were not as high ..



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Yeah, my back is on and off...it feels like a muscle pull, but I really didn't do anything to pull it. In any case, I'm taking the next couple of weeks off since we're headed to Seattle soon for Larry's surgery (it's next week, not sure when we'll get out of town, since Larry is intent on getting his garage project done before the surgery). So much for my "fun" vacation, but I'll use the opportunity to get the yard cleaned up! I haven't had time to really get that done, and now I do!

Water slide sounds fun (and cooling!) it sure sounds nice in those hot afternoons!

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lol.... yep that would be fun...

had a good day --- got in a good walk -- so all is good
back to normal as my good friend went home yesterday...

.. hope all had a good day

Kay hope you are feeling better

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7/16/17 10:04 P

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Kay- Oh no!!!
Hot tub? Lay on foam roller?? NSAIDS? Ice? LOL...you know me...my mind is flipping through the list I know you know...
My goodness...ack!

Is it any better tonight?

Jodie- I am just giggling...I love your report. It's just perfect!
I want to go down the slide with you!!!!!

At one time, here on the deck we had a slide that went all the way down the mountain...it's ridiculous and amazing! Let's give it a go... !

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oh Kay sorry about the back ---nasty --- hope it is better soon and you are out doing your yard work

Me on the other hand have hit my second childhood I guess ...
did kayaking before now did waterslides today
It was huge and wow curvy... lol went down it not once but 4 times lol... had the time of my life
suffering now but so what --- going to have a small nap... teehee..
got tons of exercise climbing the stairs to get to the launch area ...
---funny thing I wasn't even scared... not even when it flipped up ... and your body felt like you would go over the ledge ... fun times ...

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Woke up this morning with a crick in my back, behind my left scapula...not sure what that is about, but it's not fun. May put a cramp in my Sunday plans for yard duty.

Hope you all are enjoying this weekend.

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Kay yes get in some fun time... hope surgery will go well for your hubby.

Happy Bastille Day to you all too..

I am heading to bed

night all

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Yes, Happy Bastille Day! emoticon I'll have a glass of that Pinot... emoticon and I think we may be having salmon over here as well. emoticon

Jo, fun that you still get together after 20 years! emoticon

Well, I put my "out of office" on my work e-mail, so I may actually just take the time off! Larry's surgery is coming up, and I would like to get in some "fun" time before then.

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Happy Bastille Day !!!

I am opening some lovely Pinot from Beaune, France to celebrate!

Here's to freedom!
I'll be grilling wild king salmon, roasted garden onions and sweet garden peppers, garden sungold tomato salad, garden green beans.

I have plenty for everyone...join me!


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hi slimmer ---if you make it back -- I am Jo ... nice to meet you

had an awesome get together with my old workforce --- do mean old lol I think I was a younger one...
we have dinner once a year since my place closed over 20 years ago -- wow --- it was awesome day ...

I am beat --- will be back to normal by Friday
night all --- enjoy that hot tub

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Kay-

hahaha...oh yes...my neighborhood is an accident. We bought here in the mid 70's...bout an 1075sq feet...we added 1 room and now have 1565...a palace. We bought for the room for fruit trees in the rad! And a veggie garden. as no tooo interested in the house. But you are sooo right...now the dirt is valuable as can be...who'd have thunk. Not like we are moving though...so kinda useless.
We have talked about selling. Many friends have done just that. But our kids are here...life.

Spa day sounds great...I had a deep tissue massage last week. Needed work on my hamstring and adductors...wow...was I sore for 2 days! But my stretch is much better!! my Lupus and sjogrens causes scaring that needs broken up from time to time...is that like a spa day??? emoticon

OK....I had to get out of the hot tub...Thanks for the noodles ! Kept me alive...I was so relaxed...dozed off. The stars...amazing.
Life is good!


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Hope those noodles are working for you Maui! emoticon It would be cool if we were neighbors! But I think your neighborhood is way out of my price range these days!

Slimmer glad you stopped by, even by accident!

I hit the CrossFit yesterday, skipped morning yoga, my wrist has been acting up since our bike ride on Sunday...it's hard on my wrists!

Back to work today after my "spa day"... better hit the road!

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Slimmer!!!!

I am so excited for you!
Under 200...you go girl! You can do this...

Yes, many regulars here...still..just a busy summer spell...Vacations and all...

Wood has moved on ...quite SP. He is well. He is engaging in some awesome volunteer opportunites, making this world a better place. You know how busy he can get...so he had to 'move on'. Yes...he is missed, but some wonderful new folks here you'd really enjoy.
I have so enjoyed following your artistic journey...you have some real talent.
Hugs my friend.

I am busy here as ever today...farm chores and such...its all good.
Kay- why aren't you my neighbor??

Jo- I am thinking and pondering...hmmm hmmm hmmm.

I am hopping into the hot tub and waiting for sunrise...just cause..
Anyone able to check on me from time to time, prop me up with a noodle or something??


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Hi All..!

I hit the wrong button for my daily regular group.. I put ya'll on hold when I went back to college... summer of 2012 and so far 4 semesters a year only did not go to two of them.. almost through with 2 degrees.. then Masters should start.

Turning into an Artist.. 43 Shows entered and 2 Publications 1 Museum and 6 States and 15 Counties shown in.. been busy!

I actually went out to community pool today! Miss Decks pool and waterfall.. and How are the Turtles.. say Hi to them but don't talk too much about me.. they were driving me crazy some years back.. the college finally told them they are not allowed on campus.. so that slowed them down.

I see Mau and Kay and Choc.. Where is WOOD! I do miss being on Deck I had a lot of good times and hope to again some day.

I am really on Track to Finally get under 200 lbs... I have been at like around 210 up and down now for years... I am over it.. I Have to get to Onederland!!!!!!!!!!!! I even joined TOPS to get weighed in and have more accountability.. it does slow me down.

How all is well.. probably will not be checking in.. my regular group and school is about all I can keep going well.. but I do think of you all a lot!

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Jo, glad you got to try the kayak, and liked it too! It is fun, even for someone like me who isn't too much of a "water" person!

Maui, the bounty sounds great, I'll help you out with those apricots!

My neighbor says she would sleep in a cotton nightgown for the same reason as the sweats, but she had an extra, so when the first would get soaked, she'd change into the other. I'm not too bad yet, but will give it some thought!

So, now I have to think up some new adventure, eh?

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lol Maui didn't mean to start something ... but good stuff

enjoy your bounty sounds so good ...

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Happy Monday Deckies!

OK...you folks are amazing is right!
Inspiration, but reporting too!!!
Jo- Thank you for telling us this story.
So important that we share all sides of ourselves...our hopes, dreams, accomplishments, worries, needs, joys, goals met...and new outdoor adventures at 63!

I am In!!!
Jo, I love the details here..."that your son let you!!!!' Big step for him too!
Excellent!
Made my day.

Made 2 batches of apricot jam and bread, planted some more marigolds-to help keep bean beetles away, replanted am eggplant who was not doing as well as the others. I moved him...maybe he'll like his new location better.

Break time with garden cole slaw (My cabbage and carrots), and a slice of bread with fresh jam...yep...It's a miracle I have not gained...haha.

OK..I must try something new ...I am setting a goal of the next 3 weeks...
New place. New sport...new...I NEED this!
Thanks for the 'nudge' Jo.



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Maui glad you are back and sure do hope the internet is working now! ..

Well ladies you won't believe it ..lol.. I went kayaking of sorts for the first time ever...
I have been getting to the beach... and my son had bought a 2 seater (BLOW UP) kayak... well we took it out on the lake... and I did it!!!!
I thought with my joint pain and such there would be no way I could paddle .. but I did it..
Wish they would of got a picture of me out on the lake moving that thing around lol..
I even was brave enough I took my grandson out once and then my granddaughter.... What is strange is that my son let me ----lol... they had life jackets on... but no tipping and just straight paddling out and back... woot woot..

So at 63 I got in a new adventure ... You gals are great for me --- thanks for always telling your stories of your adventures and all you do... makes me push myself further...

Everyone have a good day ...

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Howdy Deck Friends!

OK...first, we are just now back on line after being off line. Our internet provider had to be really encouraged to come and look at our lines...it had been very intermittent connection for quite awhile. we got it 'fixed' yesterday, then the worker drove off without saying anything or confirming he had reconnected us to the service!!! Hello!!!!
Then calling and waiting and recalling etc...finally just a bit ago, they put the code in and reconnected us. Geeze...
One month of hassle...several days no internet...I sure hope this is fixed.

Kay- OK ...work , summer and Hot flashes...whew...I hear you...wish you the best with this!
Not sure if anyone else has tried this trick...but a friend told me. During the years of nighttime Hot flashes, I wore medium weight 100% sweats. This is counter intuitive...but they soak of the sweat! Haha...then I didn't get chilled. I just washed them every day. When I'd where less...I'd get hot then super chilled at night...and all that temp differential was very disturbing at night. Maybe something to try. Daytime wasn't so much a hardship.

We've had a few days up over 100 again...sheesh.
104 the other days...again!

Mary, how are you plants doing with this heat?

Kay- Bike ride sounds like a good plan. Hope Larry continues to recover...and do well on those bike trails.

Jo- I love big storms, thunder and lightening...but...not if its dangerous. When I lived in MN, I'd go on long walks, and as much as I tried to watch the weather, more than once I'd find myself miles away, feel the shift...and get caught in a downpour. But here in CA I miss the storms.

OK...summer adventures...I sure hope we can all get outside.
I am heading out to pick and water...when the fruit trees are producing...it's hard to take more than a days off here or there. haha

It must be time for some creek play. I am ready.
I'll bring ricotta stuffed apricots and cold green beans salad and fig bread.
How about some grilled ribs??
Anyone have that as a specialty recipe??

Glad to be back on the deck.






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Thanks Jo, I'm sure I'll get through it, but the heat is not fun, and then to have more on top,crazy!

I guess the thunderstorms interrupted beach time?

We may get to that bike ride today that we were going to try last week...I need to hit the store first though!

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Kay sorry about the hot flashes ... don't envy you --

night

we had a bad rain storm along with the thunder and lightning -- nasty

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Quiet in here...I've been having my own personal summers to go with the one everyone else is enjoying...hot flashes, not so much fun! emoticon

I'm glad it's Friday, I skipped the gym tonight, I just wanted to get more of my work done than the day would allow....so I feel like I'm not too buried by it all! And I did get two days in this week, I should be happy with that!

Any great weekend plans out there?

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A perfect beach day ... sun sand and water -- love it

Mary sorry you got the heat .... I love it warm

night ladies

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Hope you had a wonderful beach day Jo!

You must have shipped your hot weather down here! Today was the first normal summer day we've had...98F & 70% humidity...full sun...like living in a steam bath but I can't see the steam! I won't complain...most years we would have already suffered through a month of this...

Pura vida!
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Ladies I am loving life lol....
another perfect weather day... and tomorrow beach day... so awesome

Glad everyone had a good 4th.. always fun to celebrate.. the nations birthdate..

night everyone

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Hope everyone has fun celebrating!

Fried chicken, potato salad, sliced tomatoes, watermelon, boiled peanuts & peach trifle at our celebration today!

Home now...fireworks are starting so Harry is on patrol...he will wear himself out barking tonight! Quite ferocious against fireworks but terrified of thunder...

Jo - wow 5 days - you should sleep well!

Kay - enjoy the neighbors'! Back in clips - brave "boy"!

Have a great night everyone!

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Thanks Jo!

We'll probably miss the fireworks, unless we can see them from the neighbor's, they've invited us over tonight.

Headed out for a bike ride today, Larry wants to try getting back in his clips (he hasn't tried them since his accident...) boys will be boys! emoticon

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hi Kay --- awesome
love swiss chard ...

Enjoy the fireworks tomorrow night

to all my American deckies

we had 5 days of celebrating ---

night all

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I remember our bicentennial...1976, I was in Junior high....plenty of time gone by! emoticon emoticon emoticon

Glad you got to see the fireworks, Jo!

I made it to the farmers market! I ended up with a squash, some baby chard, a few plums and apricots (one of which I ate on the way home, I love apricots!) and a tiny blueberry pie! We had that last one for dessert last night, it was quite good! I cooked up the squash and chard and along with some chicken sausage, mushrooms, onion and eggs I made a breakfast casserole that I had this morning (and leftovers packed up for the next weeks) it was so good!





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thanks about the nails ladies --it is for fun ---right..
and thanks about my countries birthday --- wow 150! I was around when it turned 100 ..yikes --lol..

now my son will be turning --- another yikes --- 42! ow oh my...

night

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hope you had luck with the farmer's market Mary
sorry about your son --- but ...kids!

we had our fireworks tonight --- awesome
now in 3 days it will be all your turn...

I am just bushed .... lol fun is tiring ...

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Clouds then sunshine here today but not too hot! emoticon emoticon

Son went out on boat - to a very clean creek this time! But he didn't do a good job with sunscreen because the day started out cloudy and came home pink even though I shouted SUNSCREEN! at him as he was walking out the door...ugggh

Kay - hope you found bounty at the farmers market! emoticon

Jo - Happy Sesquicentennial!!! Busy weekend of celebrations for you! Happy Birthday to your son! Love the nails! emoticon emoticon emoticon

Waterfall then more smores around the fire tonight? I'm missing those rascally turtles!

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Nice haul Mary, on the CSA and the garden! emoticon

Love the nails, Jo! Happy Canada day! emoticon

I looked up the farmers market, it's a start! Should be able to hit that today and see what they have out there.

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Maui I loved --still do--- going to the beach.. and having big bonfires...

yep Canada's 150 birthday --- did my nails lol all fun this year ...

then my son's birthday then America's birthday... week long celebrations ...

I am tired sorry but we started the party at 2 this afternoon --- they are still going down stairs but I finally came up to my room -- as fireworks tomorrow ... then next day we celebrate my son's birthday ... even those his is the 3rd.... but we will just rest that day lol....

night everyone --- read all your posts ..

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Happy Friday Night!

Maui emoticon emoticon emoticon I'm in! (didn't see marshmallow or graham cracker emoticon so I went with the donut!) And you never have to twist my arm to get me in the creek or the hot tub...ahhhhhhh! Love them both!

CSA bag heavy because packed with heavy stuff - potatoes, tomatoes, eggplant, squash, giant radish instead of lots of greens that come most of the year and because Mother Nature is being kind and there is great bounty right now so the farmer shares the bounty (this way when times are tough subscribers understand when bags aren't so full)

Kay - Busy work and 4 day weekend - good stuff! Hope you find bounty at your farmer's market tomorrow!

Jo - So happy you finally got some great weather! Hope you have another great walking day tomorrow!

Choc - hope your family members are doing better... more emoticon

Kelpie - think of you often emoticon

Started my day with a basket on my left arm and an umbrella in my right hand...managed to pick this from my little garden ...


Life's little pleasures! Rain stopped around 10 am but just started again...think I'll hang a hammock in the tree house and enjoy the sound of the rain drops - anyone else???

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Happy Friday! I ended up with a 4 day weekend...but so busy at work! I guess that's better than bored. emoticon

Choc, sorry about your relatives...hope everything turns out OK. emoticon

Maui, busy garden! Mary too! I do miss my CSA, have to find the farmers market, I think I will make that my weekend project! I'm pretty sure there is one on Saturday. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

Jo, enjoy the beach! emoticon



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Happy Friday Deckies!

Long weekend is here! I sure hope everyone is getting some outdoor time!
Plans people???

Jo- Canada day is July 1???

The 4th of July is one of my favorite days of the year...I have grand memories of bon fires up in the mountains. Some of you know about me and fire...honest...fire , dancing flames, heat, camp songs after a long day hike...wow...just the best way to spend some time with people I love.

Let's do this!
I am already prepping the woodpile. Yes...sweet memories of Wood working the fire. I guess this year, I'll get to tend the fire myself.

One day a year... S'more time!
I have memories of some rigorous supercompetative marshmallow roasting here on the deck in the past...
Time to get ready!

Life is good!




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Yeah we had a good weather day here
sunshine no rain and no high winds
sooooooo
Went to the beach... walked and walked --just enjoyed the day ..

Peach cobbler Maui --- yum ...enjoy

Mary you said it so thanks for the good weather sent my way.

hi Kay

again thinking of Choc

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Howdy there Deckies!

Choc- On my, here i thought you were hiking about, too busy to post due to miles. I am sorry sorry about your family news. Please keep us posted. I send you extra hugs my friend. How about a hot tub soak tonight??? We are over due!

Kay- BUSY!!!! Not surprised...Hump day at least...

Mary- Hi there! Good to see you, and wow...yes...a busy time for you too. I forget, when does mom move into her new place (Maybe time when things settle a bit for you?)
Why is you CSA bag likely heavy today??
I was out picking carrots and tomorrow my green beans are gonna begin. Haha...it's going to be nuts! I have several planting, of several varieties...I am so excited.
1 Hour bike ride! Nice! Where too? I walked an hour (most days these days. (No sign of my cough...yay)
Garden critter...hmm...what are the options? Here it'd be coons, skunks, possums for night time activity...maybe even rats later in the season with more fruit.

Jo- Wow, still cool eh? Well, sun is always such a gift I feel. What the gkids doing this week?? At farmer's markets are you starting to see local crops expanding?? More berries I bet?? How's the new car...still smell new????

Kelpie- Thinking about you, as always. Sending love and hugs.

Everyone else, especially if you are lurking about,we miss you, stop by and say hi when you can. It's summer...it must be time to head down to the creek, right??
I already got the rope swing ready...so maybe we could hand out at the creek, then later at nightfall, we could mosey up to the hot tub.

I am making apricot cobbler for desert and home made vanilla ice cream...Who's in????

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Good morning!

Choc - so sorry about your relatives emoticon You've got alot to deal with - don't forget to take care of yourself!

Jo - wishing you more emoticon and some emoticon today!

Spent this morning in the garden and took a 1 hour bike ride. Nice start to the day! Pick up my CSA bag later - it will be very heavy this week!

Hope you all have a chance to get outdoors today!

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Caught up on the posts, but no time to respond, so I'll just say "hi!" emoticon

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Mary as long as it isn't a skunk teehee...

finally a nice day --- well cold and wet this morning but later sun came out .. still cool but at least the sun was out

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Choc so sorry about the family members... so sad about the young one having the accident.
I so hope that he improves ...
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Hi Deckies... it's been a long time since I've been on the deck... just been a REALLY busy summer here ... lots of yard work, gardening and exploring hiking trails near my home ...

also been trying to get ready for a "land-sea" trip to Alaska in July (very excited about that ... always wanted to visit Alaska! Plan is to do the land tour first with my sis , visit some friends in Anchorage, hike, trail ride, kayak, river rafting, Denali Park and glaciers... then my sis & I join some other friends for the cruise portion (more glaciers, whale watching, dog sledding, pan for gold, LOL)... 18 days total trip.

There's been sudden "hitch" in our plans though that "might" make us cancel the whole Alaska trip...one family member with cancer & another family member in very serious condition after a motor cycle accident... (he was hit by a car a week ago & is in ICU with many severe injuries)... so depending on how all these sudden emergencies work out this week Alaska may have to be put off until next year (hope to know more by this weekend)

Anyway, sorry I've fallen so far behind on all the happenings here in the deck, hope everyone is having a good summer... I'll try to pop in more often when things here calm down.

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Hope your family had no damage from the hail storm Jo...your weather truly is nuts!

All day with mom yesterday...quarterly checkup, prescriptions etc...today I chauffeur her friend & her to luncheon with other charter residents of the new retirement home...this will be fun!

Some little critter uprooted a pumpkin & 2 watermelon plants last night...no damage I just replanted them...wonder what this critter is? Might have to sleep on my porch with a flashlight & try to spy on it!

Ok time for more chores then shower & don my chauffeur's cap!

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Kay well you just got to enjoy your herbs ... I have a tough time growing them lol... for a farmer's daughter ...
hope you have a bit of a cool down

We got our cool down yesterday but really cool today... hail high winds and rain today.

Mary oh I so hope your son and his friends changed their destinations... that creek does not sound good...

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Happy Sunday deckies!

Jo - I'm so glad they're safe! Hope your summer weather becomes more enjoyable!

Kay - most years I'm like you - herb gardener...I've invested lots of time and the birthday money I got from mom and mil in April...I could have gotten much more food from the farmer's market with that money...but I'm learning and having fun! Hope your weather cools down too - great job hitting the trails anyway!

I've been in and out of the garden all day...fertilized, pulled up my lettuces and redirected tomato vines to make room for young cucumber and melon plants...filled 8 more containers for more tomato plants and pumpkins - never tried to grow pumpkins but the seeds sprouted right away so maybe there's hope!

Sun was shining but rain shower just started! I'm hoping we'll get enough to soak my containers then I'll put the plants in them...

Son announced yesterday that he and his buddies were getting their flotilla together today "rain or shine"...one friend leaves for the Naval Academy this week and this is his last day for boating this summer so they were going no matter what! Well there are 2 "whats" that mom doesn't like - 1. lightning (90% chance of thunderstorms) and 2. an article in the paper yesterday reports that the creek where they're meeting up is not fit for swimming (pet waste and old septic tanks) uggghhh - another case of humans messing up the planet...there are many, many other creeks to chose from that are very healthy - I'm hoping they changed their float plan!

OK time to go make myself a salad with that lettuce!

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Glad your sister and her cabin came out of the flooding safely, Jo!

Mary, nice garden there! I'm still watching mine, but didn't really plant much this year. I put some basil plants out that were pretty much just stems, and a thyme from the store that's doing pretty well. I guess I'll just be doing herbs this year! And I'm good with that. I think I may make my next goal to get to the farmers market, and see what they have to offer!

We've been pretty warm here lately, into the 90's and low 100's this past week. But I still got out on the trails yesterday, luckily there was a nice breeze so it didn't feel so hot!

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thanks Mary ---they are safe ---- the rain stopped and the water has stopped rushing through... so cabin is safe but all the land around got washed away so they will have to replace then gravel again...

we got a little more rain ... sounds like rain all week.. sigh.... hope this will not be our summer..hot hot then rain rain...

night --hope everyone had a good day

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Oh no Jo...very scary...how are your sister and her cabin? I hope the water receded before there was too much damage but most of all I hope they are safe!

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hi ladies

warm here but still getting the rain ...

my sis's cabin might be lost --- the river has overflowed --- water is running under their cabin still... a lot washed away... and this is really what they live in... worried for them..

Maui raw garlic wooooo.... lol..

Kay you have a very interesting job .. enjoy

Mary--- nice garden --enjoy..

well I am off to txt sister and see if the river has ebbed and the rain has stopped...

night all

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