Thursday, March 16, 2017

Keep Marching

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Yep, Tuesday had another bad storm to go to work early in. Tho it started out with a burst of huge flakes, after a few hours it turned to rain here, n most of the slush melted overnight so errands yesterday weren't too bad, except for icy temps n bone-chilling wind.

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My biggest problem since the one-hour time ahead jump is having to get up very eary every day since then. I reached this week's Day Off needing sleep badly.

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Now I'm also keenly aware I only have less than a month to get my tax instructions read n forms done now. until that stuff is all squared away I probably will pay less attention to blogging, so excuse me in case  skip a week of pics here n there in the coming weeks.

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I'll be cooking up a boiled dinner This week, not only in honor of the holiday, but it was my Dad's favorite meal n today would have been his 89th Bday if he were alive. I scored 0.17 cent/lb cabbage at the store too! I'll be eating tons of that, with vinegar.


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Color version used on above pics.
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Crop of larger pic of huge snowflakes in bold contrast used to make all of these altered images.
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Color version used on below pics.
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These have a bit of an Easter feel to me.
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 My Star Trek movie marathon got interrupted by watching the Martin Scorsese film, "The Departed" this week, n so far it is excellent, plus full of colorful, sarcastic language. The accents n setting is Boston, The subject is crime families, law, n moles. Alot of great acting too, Leonardo DiCaprio, Matt Damon, Jack Nicholson, Mark Wahlberg, n Martin Sheen all share the action in this complicated plot.

If only tax instructions would go down so easily... Back to the grind.




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I see a ducky face. Then alot of googly eyes!
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Happy St Patricks Day Irish or not!


Thursday, March 09, 2017

Almost Green Time

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Unbelievably I've been sinus sick again since Sunday night. I had about 2 days of ok nose before that one set in. I'm going on 19 weeks of not feeling well. I think I'm on my third virus, n was on antibiotics before this one. That very cold snap probably contributed to the fever plus chills I suffered, n food had zero appeal  for days. now I'm starving again, but can't eat fast.

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Often I crave cake but don't get to eat any unless I have time to bake some. This week I tried a new product I'd never seen before until last week when it was in the half-price bin for .50 c. Normally I steer away from microwave goods, but decided to try Dr. Oetker instant Mug Cake, limited edition, apple Spice flavor for a quick cake fix. All you do is add milk, stir, n nuke for a minute plus a few seconds.

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I am happy to report it came out well, was very easy to do, n tasted ok, kinda like Apple Jacks cereal. Now I wish I'd have bought 10 of them...

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My diet is so limited now I'm not afraid of calories. I can't wait until those gums are all healed. It took all day to eat that cake. Now I want Apple Jacks cereal...
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Well, I'd visited blogs n tried to comment on my tablet last week, but I messed something up. It said I needed more memory, so I cleared some cookies n history from chrome. but then, even tho I was signed in on google at blogger, it would not list my identity in the comment page n would not publish me! Each time I lost the text of the comment n it didn't work. So I apologize.
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That's why my comments were missing. I did read most of it tho. there were a few cases the comment worked, but I gave up on figuring it out n was too sick to want to.

I thought of trying to sign out n in again to blogger, but I can't seem to get to the sign-out menu option...

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I played around with more bright green in case some one wants to wall paper with it for Saint Patty's Day. All these round serpentine designs n rings look like Celtic things anyhow. I'm not Irish, but I do love green, n with Purple it's even better.

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This one looks like Aliens wearing goggles to me.

Next I'll be having fun with the Spring Ahead time this week-end.

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Pic is the wharf in the town center in February where I stopped to rest a bit after having my dental visit .  (Just altered it this week.)
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Thursday, March 02, 2017

Nickle n Dime



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Back when I was a little girl I remember going to the local "5 n Dime" store with a nickle where I could always find these little, ceramic, figurines. Some were animals, or fish, or odd items.

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I used to love the soda fountain counter too, but seldom had enough cash for that. I could always afford the figurines tho. I'd buy them for gifts sometimes.



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Those stores are long gone these days, but I'm still bumping into these little, odd, ceramic figurines that are free inside the Red Rose Tea I prefer for my wake up drink. I have tons of these stored away somewhere. I do like the animal ones alot.

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Yesterday, I had to refill my Tea Jar n Raw sugar supplies. I laughed to see this unexpected, tiny, one-inch tall, ceramic, White House!

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What timing this week after that big  presidential speech too. I try to keep most of my political beefs off ESR, but because this one struck me funny, here it is!

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Of course it's been made a bit different in color n repeatedly reflected for appreciation purposes for presentation here...


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Next I'd like to find the Space Shuttle one...

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Even Legos came out with a "Women of NASA" series this week on the news.

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I made it through Star Trek VI in the movie series this week. About to go through the Next Generation films next.


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How small would the president have to be to fit in this scale...?


Thursday, February 23, 2017

You May Cringe

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This week I had to take an emergency dental day off. I'm happy to nap a bit n not be in as much sharp pain as I endured the previous 6 days. Nothing like a nerve that won't quit ontop of a huge abscess. I hope to never let it get so bad again!

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I woke up Monday n tried calling the dentist office, but they were closed due to the Presidents Day holiday. I really wasn't thinking clearly. I also tried to mail a parcel, but the Post Office was closed too! I still schlepped my way to endure work with tooth pain again.

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From the previous nights I knew the pain would be bad, especially about 10 pm. The problem was allergies n folks with strong perfume too close to me. They get to walk around, I have to stay at the end of a machine or stuff hits the floor. I started having a bad reaction to breathing in fragrance though my mouth, n my mouth was swelling up like crazy. This pinched on the distressed area causing more pain.

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I swallowed 7 benedryl at intervals before the swelling let up. Amazingly I got the work done.


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The following morning I ended up getting 4 teeth in a row pulled, all were abscessed. It was the most painful procedure I've ever endured, n somehow I sat still for it. I concentrated on holding up fingers indicating my pain level while I couldn't speak. I got to 10 several times. What a relief to get the nerve-crazy one out! After that the rest were easy.


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I couldn't do much after that. I told folks I'm on a starvation diet. Had to let the tea get cold n the cold drinks lukewarm for a day, n drink thru straws. Yesterday I got to eat some overly soggy, easy to swallow, wheat cereal n pudding. Today I'll work on making baked beans in the crockpot for more energy before getting back to the job.

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I can't wait for that spot to get healed up.
My face feels like someone punched it...

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The weather is pleasant, about 50 F these few days. I could be enjoying it more, but I need to take it easy. I'll walk today anyhow, n take my time.

I really tried to think up other subjects but this has dominated all my time! I hope  to be able to think again soon...

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I couldn't resist stopping at the end of my previous home's street for a snow at the beach pic on my  last Day Off.

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Wood U B a Deer?

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Oh Deer

Next to the front porch there's a small, two-foot high deer statue in the garden bed. I like the way he carries the snow. These were all taken during the "Blizzard of 2017" last week. while I was shoveling the porch.

I wonder what they would name the next time if we get another one...?

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Today we'll get a little bit again. We have been alternating snow, rain, n one sunny, very windy day, rain again, repeat. The sidewalks are terrible with frozen slushy ice or snow piles never shoveled, except near the schools. Alot of roads have no sidewalks. It's tough being a winter pedestrian here.


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Last week two folks on the way to work, driving,  slid off the highway. One is still out injured. 

I'm grateful to still be wearing the old LLBean gear this year. My feet have never gotten wet in those boots! I'd heard it's been tough to get Bean Boots the past few years, due to a large back order. I'd heard news they were increasing the production equipment to try to get profit back under control. Their products are high-priced, but do seem to last forever. They always had a life-time guarantee return policy. I heard they are also planning to change that.

Image by SnaggleTooth Feb 2017I'm really sick of heart- shaped goods, but 
I scored some half-price Ghiradelli Dark Chocolate Strawberry squares at the after Val Day sale. They are so good...

During this week's Library visit I need to get my tax forms n instructions saved to start reading. That'll cut into blog time a bit now until I get t all figured out. 

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It was blowing small snowflakes sideways when I took these pics, but only by looking at trees across the road can you tell how poor the visibility was.

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A friend gave me a stack of Star Trek movie dvds when he replaced them all with Blue-Ray this week. So I'm doing a marathon of the oldies next. I saw most of them with my Dad decades ago. I watched "Beyond" the newest 2016 film, first. Effects have really gone light years ahead at Warp 7 from those first ones! They are on the 50th year anniversary!

 I think it's sad how the U.S. space program has made so little progress on humans traveling in space since that sci-fi show began. We've gotten so good at faking it on film, but technology n funding can't hope to get to the level seen on the big screen these days.

I know folks who don't believe the Moon walk with Neil Armstrong was real. I remember watching it during school on a little Black & White Tube set the teacher brought in. I believe it was real n live on that tv.

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 I'm still waiting for a Moon Base to get built...

 Back to "... Exploring strange, new worlds, n new civilization. Boldly going where no one has gone before...!"

...in my images n in my brain - 

(Note: I kinda mixed up which images came from which, the top from the trees, bottom from the front view of the deer)

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