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Old 10-31-2015, 11:28 PM
 
Location: Approximately 50 miles from Missoula MT/38 yrs full time after 4 yrs part time
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Cleaning out my desk and found a business card for: Monika Remaley, owner of "Monika's Corner". 3130 E Beaver Creek Dr., Rimrock, Az.

About 5 winters ago, I spent some time at a B&B in the Verde Valley and dropped into her store, which is also her studio. Noticing that she specialized in Hand painting wildlife on Wild Turkey Feathers, I asked if she would paint a picture of my Brittany on one of her beautiful WT feathers, and also do a 2nd one of a Grey Wolf I had harvested in the Yukon.
She agreed to do so........A week later she called me to say she was finished ..........I was absolutely astounded at the quality of the finished product.
The triple matting and the method of mounting the feathers is unique. And the framing is fantastic. Needless to say I was totally pleased. I don't think it would be proper to state prices.........however I will mention that I had them appraised for insurance purposes here in Missoula, and I was shocked that the appraisell figures were " 5" times what I paid.
If anyone happens to drop by her store......please tell her how pleased I am.

 
Old 11-01-2015, 07:23 AM
 
Location: Near a river
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NYC 26-mi marathon today (9:00-2:00 ET), live coverage on ABC News. The wheelchair division was at 8:30 ET this morning. http://abc7ny.com/live/
 
Old 11-01-2015, 04:34 PM
 
Location: University City, Philadelphia
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... Your uncle must have been somewhat frantic with worrying that you'd miss it but it fooled all of us. Glad you got to go to Mohegan Sun. I'm not a gambler so I've never been there and had no idea of what it was like.
If you can go, I highly recommend it. The entire resort has an American Indian theme, and the casinos themselves are gorgeous and impressive. In some the ceilings soar 3 or 4 stories high. I noticed the abstract (using American Indian designs) colorful floors that incorporated dozens of different kinds of costly marble, granite, jasper, and other stone mosaics. The number of shops, restaurants, cocktail lounges, and lobbies was amazing. There are massive indoor waterfalls at least 3 stories high. It surpassed anything I know of in Las Vegas or Atlantic City.

I find taking 2,3, or 4 day mini-vacations quite refreshing! Perhaps a two week trip to some resort or vacation spot is a bit beyond your budget? A short trip by car, bus or train can be manageable and surprisingly rewarding. Perhaps a stay in a charming Bed & Breakfast in a nearby city? Or maybe there is that attraction/museum/historic district in your own state or province that you have been putting off for years?

My philosophy is try to get the most out of life within your means.

"Life is a banquet and most suckers are starving to death!" - Auntie Mame.
 
Old 11-01-2015, 07:30 PM
 
Location: too far from the sea
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If you can go, I highly recommend it. The entire resort has an American Indian theme, and the casinos themselves are gorgeous and impressive. In some the ceilings soar 3 or 4 stories high. I noticed the abstract (using American Indian designs) colorful floors that incorporated dozens of different kinds of costly marble, granite, jasper, and other stone mosaics. The number of shops, restaurants, cocktail lounges, and lobbies was amazing. There are massive indoor waterfalls at least 3 stories high. It surpassed anything I know of in Las Vegas or Atlantic City.

I find taking 2,3, or 4 day mini-vacations quite refreshing! Perhaps a two week trip to some resort or vacation spot is a bit beyond your budget? A short trip by car, bus or train can be manageable and surprisingly rewarding. Perhaps a stay in a charming Bed & Breakfast in a nearby city? Or maybe there is that attraction/museum/historic district in your own state or province that you have been putting off for years?

My philosophy is try to get the most out of life within your means.

"Life is a banquet and most suckers are starving to death!" - Auntie Mame.
It does sound really nice. We had a three week trip to England in September so are into saving our money right now so that we can take another trip. Like you, I also enjoy short getaways. Which reminds me, I keep saying we're going to take the train into Boston and spend a day at the Museum of Fine Arts. I haven't been there in a long time. Got to do that before winter sets in.
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Old 11-02-2015, 05:54 AM
 
Location: Cochise County, AZ
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I know that I'm overweight and I don't move as easily as I used to, so today I'm off to sign up for a Tai Chi class. I'm hoping that this class will give me the energy to at least go out and take a long walk and hopefully reduce some of this excess weight.

When I was in my teens, I carried a little extra weight. Wasn't the term "pleasingly plump" back then? Anyways, in my early 20's I slimmed way down (close to anorexic: 5'2" and 86 lbs.) and swore I'd never be overweight again. Well here I am overweight, and now is the time to do something about it!!
 
Old 11-02-2015, 05:55 AM
 
Location: Near a river
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We don't have to here in AZ. I'm glad I don't have to change all those clocks!
I hate DST and see no reason for it. It is so nice to be back to what feels like normal time.
 
Old 11-02-2015, 07:01 PM
 
Location: University City, Philadelphia
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I know that I'm overweight and I don't move as easily as I used to, so today I'm off to sign up for a Tai Chi class. I'm hoping that this class will give me the energy to at least go out and take a long walk and hopefully reduce some of this excess weight.
Good for you!

I recently renewed by gym membership and I usually don't feel like going, but I'm determined to lose just 10 pounds - a realistic goal.
 
Old 11-02-2015, 07:37 PM
 
Location: Great State of Texas
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We had the first heavy pea fog of the fall this morning.
I love walking in the fog.
Had my coffee and got dressed and walked along the fence line of my property and back to the house.
Stayed inside my property though for safety.
Your ears hear so much more when your eyes can't see.
Even ran into a couple of deer on the "back 10" eating acorns.

Supposed to be another heavy fog tomorrow morning ...can't wait.
 
Old 11-02-2015, 11:07 PM
 
Location: Verde Valley AZ
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I hate DST and see no reason for it. It is so nice to be back to what feels like normal time.
I see no reason for it either. I suppose, when it was first started it was a 'good thing' but who knows? I have noticed that the sun is coming up further south every day, which is nice here. I still kick myself because I seem to always live on the west side of town which means driving INTO the sun going to work AND coming home. Ick!
 
Old 11-03-2015, 06:53 AM
 
Location: Baltimore, MD
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I hate DST and see no reason for it. It is so nice to be back to what feels like normal time.
I have always looked forward to DST, more so now that I have difficulty seeing at night. I need to start searching for those "early bird specials".
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