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Old 07-27-2014, 03:04 PM
 
Location: SW MO
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Just went online to check out Peet's. I see organically grown teas (no pesticides), but not coffees. I wonder why they don't offer any.
Ask 'em. Most if not all of their beans come from elsewhere not inhabited by green people and old hippies. They do sell several fair trade coffees however.
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Old 07-27-2014, 03:09 PM
 
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Ha. I just drink coffee in the morning with the A/C on.
Two days in a row last week - 115 degrees
Yesterday - 104 degrees
Today - 106 degrees

The highlight of my week so far - the AC is working like a charm

I should have had coffee this morning.

The monsoons hit last night (12:30 am - 5 am) and we hit a low of 68F outside of Tucson. It was chilly this morning on my 6:30 am forced march.
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Old 07-27-2014, 03:19 PM
 
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I love iced coffee. And cold cappuccinos and cold lattes. All year round, but particularly in the spring and summer.

Drinking an iced coffee can be a highlight of a day, especially sitting outside.
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Old 07-27-2014, 04:57 PM
 
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Smile I serve Folgers to my 94 year-old mom!

Oh boy, where do I start? Oh yes, retirement, that's right. The highlight of my day?

First of all, my early retirement got a slight push by the new Federal budget last October, so I haven't been doing this very long. Right now, the highlights of my day consist of finally being a grandma after 37 yrs of marriage and surprise the baby and mom are with us! So I get to wake up with a sweet baby's cry, and it is a blessing, because baby is special needs. She is alive!!

After that, I get in trouble if I don't have a fresh pot of Folger's going for my 94 yr old mom, who now lives with us too! And that is a blessing, also, because we almost lost her from a heart attack in December. She's weak, but by golly, she has her mind and loves to talk politics.

My disabled brother? Yeah, he's here, too, but not much trouble.

I especially like to be able to work in my garden , but it's tough right now to even go out there. Yesterday was 116 !! But when the fall arrives it will be like paradise for eight months.

All in all, I think the best part of my entire week comes on Sunday night, when I don't have to rush around getting prepared to go to work for another week ! I feel very blessed to be able to be part of an extended family, both forward and backward.
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Old 07-27-2014, 05:04 PM
 
Location: Colorado
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Get up early, let the peke out, let him back in....then pick him up and crawl back into bed....aaahh.
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Old 07-27-2014, 10:52 PM
 
Location: Someplace Wonderful
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BH and I are just sitting here on this
Beeyootiful summer day and

He says I just can't wait for the mail to arrive is it here yet.
I guess that's the highlight of his day.
What's yours?
I enjoy talk radio and arguing on City Data without the guilt of knowing I should be working. Lately I have found myself enjoying sitting next to my wife while she wastes her time on Facebook.

Yeah I know. I have no life.
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Old 07-27-2014, 10:56 PM
 
Location: Someplace Wonderful
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It's also a disparaging term for a black person, but the full word is really "j*gaboo".
I was recently censored for trying to say gobbledygook. My mistake was splitting it into two words.

Dancing a *** ...
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Old 07-27-2014, 11:34 PM
 
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I was recently censored for trying to say gobbledygook. My mistake was splitting it into two words.
I typed it in and previewed the post and it bleeped for me too. Off to urban dictionary to find out why, so much fun!
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Old 07-28-2014, 04:54 AM
 
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My morning highlight is exercise----mostly going to the gym, occasionally walking. This makes me smile to type this since I never thought I'd be saying that. I always enjoyed walking, but never ever in a million years did I think I would join a gym and attend classes. I was always the least athletic/physically fit kid, the one chosen last for teams in PE and on the playground. But now I love being active. I do water aerobics, kickboxing, step, weights, Zumba, and lots of yoga.

The afternoon highlight is cooking, both lunch and dinner. I've always enjoyed cooking and did so even when working, but not to this extent. With what I've learned about food and health and all the fantastic blogs online where untrained but very talented cooks share their creations, I am now cooking virtually everything from scratch and love the results, as well as being in the moment as I cook.
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Old 07-28-2014, 05:17 AM
 
Location: Near a river
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Oh boy, where do I start? Oh yes, retirement, that's right. The highlight of my day?

First of all, my early retirement got a slight push by the new Federal budget last October, so I haven't been doing this very long. Right now, the highlights of my day consist of finally being a grandma after 37 yrs of marriage and surprise the baby and mom are with us! So I get to wake up with a sweet baby's cry, and it is a blessing, because baby is special needs. She is alive!!

After that, I get in trouble if I don't have a fresh pot of Folger's going for my 94 yr old mom, who now lives with us too! And that is a blessing, also, because we almost lost her from a heart attack in December. She's weak, but by golly, she has her mind and loves to talk politics.

My disabled brother? Yeah, he's here, too, but not much trouble.

I especially like to be able to work in my garden , but it's tough right now to even go out there. Yesterday was 116 !! But when the fall arrives it will be like paradise for eight months.

All in all, I think the best part of my entire week comes on Sunday night, when I don't have to rush around getting prepared to go to work for another week ! I feel very blessed to be able to be part of an extended family, both forward and backward.

Nice post, Hollyhock. The ideal in retirement seems to be to get rid of family responsibility, but it sounds like you've incorporated your loved ones into your family and though I'm sure it's challenging at times, you seem to be taking it in stride. And congrats on becoming a grandma.
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