Howard Dean and puddle are First!Suuuure do miss hearing about what's going on in that little house by the river, what Beau is up to and how our dear friend is faring in the heat and the day to day challenges of life. Sure hope she's been making good mental notes and maybe some hen scrawlings so to catch us up! ;-)
*That* is an A M A Z I N G angel!! She must have been hanging around this morning, when the electric guys finally showed. . . . Nancy and I were two of the <5 in the county without electric. . . . (She has a generator, so is online for about an hour a day.)Still mopping up here (Emptying ice from bowls in the freezer.)(And refrigerator.) I *had* been going to get rid of my big mixing bowls, on the theory that I don't cook that much any more. They were life savers through this, so guess not. Beautifully cool, so I don't need the AC for that, but am soggy to the eyebrows, so it's on, drying stuff out.
PUDDLE! Welcome back!
wOOt!!! We are restored!! Sooo happy to have you back!!!Having water in abundance is a bit of work, but not as bad as not having water when you need it!Now we just await Bill's return to be a complete set. ;-)Brought VT*Grand to Dance Class and again she had a blast! Two weeks from now our two Maine*Grands will be visiting, and it looks likely that they'll be allowed to join the class for the day...especially as they do gymnastics at home and follow directions well. :-)Gonna bring my camera to that class! :-D
Other comment just disappeared... Anyway, glad you're back online, puddle.SusanD
I think I know why Comments disappear. I think it happens when we click on "Reply" and nothing happens, so we give up and post from Comments. Often about a sentence or more into writing the Comments post, what you're writing disappears. But! If you click on "Reply" right then, it almost always let's you in! So my theory is a very slow loading of the initial "Reply" request.
Might want to write long comments off-blog then paste them in.
Nice to be back. Just ate one of mine, a long detailed musing on MRE's, alas.
Glad to see you're no longer "unplugged", puddle.
I was just thinking how wonderful to be able to stay up past nine. And get up later than six.
Glorious weather here today: Warm, sunshine, blue sky, very low humidity. Really a picture perfect, almost archetypal summer's day. Forecast for tomorrow promises the same only more so. You know, sometimes it's good to be alive.
Preparing to enter a poetry contest (Link on my FB page) I had to go to the Post Office online and buy some pre-stamped envelopes - these have a purple martin and pre-stamped postcards, with sailboats in a harbor. Curiously, the postcards come in packs of ten but the envelops only in packs of five. Sometimes you wonder who decides these things.Couldn't remember my log in name so ended up creating a new account. No problems with that. I was apprehensive that the system would disallow a new account using a street address already in the system somewhere, but it didn't argue.Now the problem is selecting the poems, up to three. Entries don't have to be postmarked till September Thirtieth, so I have time to ponder the choice.
Today is Barbara Cartland's birthday.More interesting, the Seventh was Robert Heinlein's birthday.
This afternoon I finished Heinlein's Assignment in Eternity. As I mentioned before, it's a fine collection. The last story, "Jerry Was a Man", reminded me in some ways of Asimov's "The Bicentennial Man"recommended
Oops, that should be ...Man". Recommended.
IT is a beauteous evening, calm and free,The holy time is quiet as a NunBreathless with adoration; the broad sunIs sinking down in its tranquillity;The gentleness of heaven broods o'er the Sea:Listen! the mighty Being is awake,And doth with his eternal motion makeA sound like thunder--everlastingly.Dear Child! dear Girl! that walkest with me here,If thou appear untouched by solemn thought,Thy nature is not therefore less divine:Thou liest in Abraham's bosom all the year;And worship'st at the Temple's inner shrine,God being with thee when we know it not. - William Wordsworth
MRE = meals ready to eat. Soldiers in the field get 'em; and they're distributed as emergency rations. I got a couple of boxes on the Fourth of July. Their idear of nutrition is *fascinating*. . . .
Puddle, I shudder at the thought!
Cat, can't get the reply to work, dang it. Each MRE has 1300 calories, and is one of three/day they figure the fighting boys need. Of that 1300 calories, there are an appx 29 to 38grams of protein. The rest is carbs (mostly), and fat. Food for sprinters, nothing for the long distance runner. Also, an amazing amount of transfat. Since we know that NO transfat is good, and ALL of it is cumulative -- we're setting up our soldiers for heart problems.
Isn't this an old story? Haven't the Armed Forces always gotten less than optimally nutritious food? Just like children in the School Lunch Program. Some manufacturer is making a fortune on these MREs but can't be bothered to see to it that the troops benefit.Don't mind me. I'm just hot and tired and grumpy. GRR
Sorry to be AWOL so much. I'm working on a HUGE project that is taking about 3000% longer than I expected it might. (And I'm not exaggerating!) All I'm trying to do is put about 250 specific photos from the past year onto a disk. Trouble is they're all on my external drives and I have to move albums back onto my computer to accomplish it. They take long to download again, and I have to make sure the thumbnails I've chosen get linked back to the original photos. That's lots trickier than it ought to be! Anyway, I'll be super glad when this project is done!!! It's my annual gift to Shalem, where I did my spiritual guidance studies. I'm sure going to go about it a LOT differently this year, so that next year it's a breeze!
I want to hear a lot more about what you've been up to, puddle.BTW, the Angel is a creation of none other than Louis Comfort Tiffany. His mother sure chose his middle name right!
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