I am so tired this evening. The rain held off until nearly 4, and except for lunch I was out in the yard most of the day, pruning, hauling branches and brush, helping Himself cut up some of the bigger branches we had cut down on Thursday.
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First, the big news: I passed the cardio treadmill test. I started to write '...with flying colors,' but there's a fly in that particular ointment. There were three stages of three minutes each, with increasing incline and increasing speed. The ... Read more
Today has been semi-busy: as Faithful Readers know, Thursdays are one of the grocery days at the Coff household, so first thing this morning the routine is menus - grocery list - shopping. By the time we were finished and back home, it was lunch... Read more
...but no dollars. Unfortunately.
I finally convinced Himself that we needed to get out in the yard and do some major overhauling - it's getting that unkempt look. You know what I mean. The kind of overgrown yard look that vacant lots and h... Read more
Sometime around 12:30 AM last night a 'friend' (I use the term loosely) called, three sheets to the wind. I wrapped it up quick (and none too graciously; I really cannot abide being awoken for no reason) (well, at least once the kids were sleepi... Read more
One of these days I'm going to take a photography class. Since I didn't get pictures of some of the things I meant to (well, I took pictures - they just didn't necessarily come out all that well), I've again 'borrowed' a few from the guidebook.
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Before I get into today's blog, I'll just point out that the final photograph yesterday, a black-and-white pic of some of the servants taken around the turn of the 20th century, includes the last family to own Erddig; they're in the window at th... Read more
I realized this morning that I hadn't caught up the day-trip we took to Erddig, the National Trust estate in North Wales. No time like the present - or better late than never, depending how you look at it.
Erddig is a large house in the mid... Read more
In a way it doesn't mean much that it's Friday - it's not like I'm wrapping up a work week or anything. But sometimes there's something psychologically satisfying about Fridays.
It's been mostly a computer day, with a bit of laundry, a lunc... Read more
They don't have 'rummage sales,' or church or school 'bazaars' here - they have 'jumble sales.' Even tho the idea is the same there's something about the word 'jumble' I find enticing. Somehow I have this feeling I would be more apt to find a hi... Read more
I'm fighting with the computer again. It's winning of course - that's a given.
The past couple of days it's been getting slower and more sluggish and often refusing to load web pages at all. The 'net connection is fine - Himself is having n... Read more
I've gotten a few messages from people regarding the riots, where we are, etc.
We're good, safe 'n' sound. Our little village is kind of out of the way, off the beaten track, and nothing violent or scary is happening here, thank God.
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I don't know where the day went. I was up before the alarm this morning - not long before, but a few minutes before. Technically, that means I had a few extra minutes with the day, but darned if I know where they got to.
We're thinking abou... Read more
...which pretty much describes today.
We did the groceries, I gave the ironing a miss, I fixed a couple of absolutely luscious nectarines for supper - some raspberries over, pretty AND delicious.
Other than that, I've pretty much been ... Read more
Let's deal with 'butter prints' first. What I found was this:
...and I quote: "The butter maker would put the butter up in pound prints." So the advertisement wa... Read more