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Old 01-01-2016, 11:15 AM
 
Location: Western Colorado
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Well sunshine and 1 degree f this morning with snow on the ground. Took the dogs for a 4 mile walk, then made biscuits sausage and gravy for breakfast and coffee. Supposed to be a warm week ahead with highs in the 30's.


I hope everyone has a great 2016. Live long and prosper. May the force be with you. And may the odds be ever in your favor.

 
Old 01-01-2016, 05:01 PM
 
Location: Near a river
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Happy belated birthday Riverbird and Happy Birthday BJW!

Happy New Year to all and good luck on your resolutions!

Going through a bit of depression here. Was so great to have my children here if only for four days, but have been a bit teary-eyed and depressed since they've left. Not sure when I'll get to see either of them again and it's weighing heavy.
Thanks for the birthday wishes, it was the best ever. Three of my four kids and a pregnant DIL and grandtwins were here, bearing presents. We had a huge brunch and then, like for you, they started leaving and though they live somewhat locally it felt like when will we all get together again? They're all so out straight in their lives and I'm finally the elder who "gets left." We only see our Oregon son once a year. I can definitely relate to the sadness you feel. Their proximity is the one thing keeping me tethered to this location. Perhaps you can start making plans for a summer visit.
 
Old 01-01-2016, 09:40 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles area
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Default Revisiting an old favorite after 50 years

At the library a few days ago I checked out The Brothers Karamazov by Dostoevsky, which I had read in college with great enthusiasm. Given how much I loved it then, I was rather amazed at how much of it I had forgotten in 50 plus years. (Well, the famous Grand Inquisitor chapter I had re-read two or three decades ago; I always remember the gist of that chapter, which is unforgettable, but even there I didn't remember many details).

This is not a light undertaking, in case you are tempted; the edition I checked out is about 800 pages of rather small print. Right now I am about one-fourth of the way through. Yet it is not difficult reading as such, just long.

Speaking of great Russian novels, did you hear about the woman who reminded everyone of a great Russian novel? They just couldn't decide if her face was the crime or the punishment.

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Old 01-03-2016, 07:37 AM
 
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Would you find that joke funny if you said 'did you hear about the man who reminded everyone of a great Russian novel? They just couldn't decide if his face was the crime or the punishment' instead of woman?

just curious
 
Old 01-03-2016, 07:41 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles area
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Would you find that joke funny if you said 'did you hear about the man who reminded everyone of a great Russian novel? They just couldn't decide if his face was the crime or the punishment' instead of woman?

just curious
Yes, I would find it equally funny.
 
Old 01-03-2016, 03:35 PM
 
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no way
 
Old 01-04-2016, 08:54 AM
 
Location: Western Colorado
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My friends are all complaining about having to go back to work today. HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!
 
Old 01-04-2016, 09:15 AM
 
Location: Asheville NC
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We are getting a slight sprinkling of snow-the wind is ringing the harmonious chimes, the crows are diving for stale bread--it is just beautiful.
 
Old 01-04-2016, 09:29 AM
 
Location: ☀️ SWFL ⛱ 🌴
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It rained and was cloudy most of the day yesterday, we needed the rain though. We got all our lights down on Saturday and DH cleaned the gutters while he had the ladders out, I was his gopher.

It's been warm here, even for FL, but a cold front finally came through and I put on a long sleeved shirt and socks last night, the first time this year. DH went to beach yoga before the rain started yesterday, it was 57 degrees and windy. I opted to stay home > wuss! My top resolutions is to move more and sit less, so I cleaned house while he was gone. Compromises are good.
 
Old 01-04-2016, 11:27 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles area
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I appreciate the supportive rep comment relating to the chat thread which I received last night at 10:19 p.m. from an anonymous poster. This is the only way I have to thank you. I would like to know who you are, but if you wish to remain anonymous I certainly have no quarrel with that.
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