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Old 02-16-2013, 05:54 PM
 
Location: Edina, MN, USA
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Thanks ~ today was one of the best days of my life. I got to hold a grandchild for the first time. The twins (identical girls_ are still in ICU but are graduating to open bassinettes. I was alone with them for 20 min. and could hold the slightly bigger one while the other napped. The little one I was holding hadn't opened her eyes yet at day 9, but she opened them and looked right at me before fluttering back into dreamland. This memory should hold me for the rest of my life. I can't wait to hold her sister.
Nice Good thing she didn't open her eyes and start screaming.

 
Old 02-19-2013, 03:21 PM
 
Location: Edina, MN, USA
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MSN Entertainment -

Caladium - You're a kayaker - looks like fun!
 
Old 02-19-2013, 04:31 PM
 
Location: Virginia
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LOL, my days of wanting to tackle rough water like that are long behind me. These days I stick to the tranquil parts of the river, where I can lean back and watch the deer along the shore while I read my Fifty Shades of Grey and sip a foo-foo drink with an umbrella in it.
 
Old 02-19-2013, 04:36 PM
 
Location: Virginia
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But in case I ever do want a wild ride again, check out these kayakers at a portion of the Potomac that's about 7 miles from my house.


Kayaking Great Falls Potomac - YouTube

LOL, this is about as wild as I get these days.



But this is more typical


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Old 02-19-2013, 04:44 PM
 
Location: California Mountains
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Inane conversation between husband and wife, after wife rearranged all the cupboards. The day after that, husband was in the kitchen putting dishes away.

Husband: "Where do the glasses go?"
Wife: "Next to the mugs."

Husband put glasses away, then:

Husband: "Where do the mugs go?"
Wife: "Next to the glasses."
Husband: <gave wife a look of uncomprehension>
Wife: <unconcerned -- he'll figure it out sooner or later -- went back to her book>

You had to be there.
 
Old 02-20-2013, 05:31 PM
 
Location: California Mountains
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We had 14" of snow yesterday and another 8" today. The maintenance staff have been shoveling snow off the stairs and walkways in the complex since early this morning, eight hours already, and still they have a long way to go. Temperature will be down to 7° tonight.
 
Old 02-20-2013, 06:11 PM
 
Location: Edina, MN, USA
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I was running errands today and while it was only 15F (it was -2F when I got up??????), it felt like 40F. The sun is so intense - I swear I could smell spring. We are also expecting some snow. Strange weather.
 
Old 02-20-2013, 07:21 PM
 
Location: Nebraska
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Doing some preparations for Winter Storm Q. People in the stores are acting like we are expecting 48 inches. Should arrive around noon tomorrow. My wife is hoping they cancel school. Apparently quite a few parents are planning to keep their children home.
 
Old 02-20-2013, 11:58 PM
 
Location: University City, Philadelphia
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Doing some preparations for Winter Storm Q. People in the stores are acting like we are expecting 48 inches. Should arrive around noon tomorrow. My wife is hoping they cancel school. Apparently quite a few parents are planning to keep their children home.
I was out in the backyard pruning my rose bushes. I noticed the daffodils are already 3 or 4 inches above the ground.

After all, the groundhog Punxsutawney Phil says spring is coming early this year.
 
Old 02-21-2013, 06:30 AM
 
Location: Virginia
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I was out in the backyard pruning my rose bushes. I noticed the daffodils are already 3 or 4 inches above the ground.

After all, the groundhog Punxsutawney Phil says spring is coming early this year.
Same here. We even have a few daffs and hyacinths in bloom already.

But even though we have blooms, winter's still here. At least it still feels like winter. We went to a lecture at Janelia Research center last night, and they had a reception, so we dressed up a little for it. Which means wearing the dressy coat, not my warmest winter coat that makes me look like a giant snowball. Walking out to the parking lot when it was done was brutal! (But it was worth it--great speaker!)
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