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Morning

Woke up to feed the cat, fell back to sleep for a bit and had an odd dream about going back to high school at this elite private school.  Not my usual anxiety dream, curiously enough

Yesterday was pretty active for me.  Went out for coffee, went on a fairly long hike and saw some indigo buntings.  Had a Zoom meeting with the environmental group, which was pretty dull.  Then tried the new bike rack out and went for a fairly long ride.  Evening was quieter, did some crafting, watched some Three Stooges and The Deadly Mantis on Svengoolie

Today it's going to rain and storm most of the day.  So in addition to my usual church via Zoom and getting takeout I'm going to do some cooking, and some baking (going to try the raisin oatmeal cookied again)

Has been in the 60s, will be cooler tomorrow but warmer next week, will get up near 80

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Good morning, Joe, and all who stop by today.

I really needed this weekend to recharge and adjust my mental state.  Yesterday we took a drive up the coast to NSIME's old hometown.  We got take out lobstah rolls and clam chowdah, and had a little picnic near the ocean.  We got one for my mother and dropped it off at her house.  We talked through her glass storm door. It was good to see her, even though I couldn't hug her. Yesterday was also DD's birthday.  I didn't see her, but we had a nice chat over the phone.  I guess this is how life is going to be for the foreseeable future.  

Today I will do a little yard and garden work.  It's not quite time to put my baby veggie plants out doors, but I am going to plant some flower seeds.  We're getting a mulch delivery tomorrow so that should keep us busy for a bit.  Fiance has gone to his DD's "social distancing" graduation party.  She was schedule to graduate from college today.  He, his ex, and both of his DD's will sit outside 6 feet apart.  Hopefully, it will be a happy occasion.  His DD has been despondent, and frankly, downright nasty to her family because she missed her last semester due to Covid.  I understand it's not what anyone wanted and it's a huge disappointment, but she seems to blame others for the situation.  I have chosen not to go to this so-called party, as neither his ex nor the graduate have been practicing good social distancing.  Fiance has promised he will stay far apart from them, and he will immediately shower when he gets home.  

I did read everyone's posts yesterday.  Glad to see that everyone is doing well.  Hope everyone has a good day today.

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And now we are 8 days with no newspaper delivery for me, and 4 days of no delivery of the paper Nannie gets on Sundays, Wednesdays and Fridays. We have called the delivery agency and left messages. The online address for the delivery agency is not recognized at all when I enter it. Way to run a business, huh? Emails to the paper I am supposed to have delivered gets me profuse email apologies, and promises to make it right. But still, no newspapers delivered. I am so disgusted I could spit! My Sunday paper costs 4 friggin' dollars on the rack at the grocery store. BAH!

I guess in a while, after hubby goes to get gas for his various yard-tools, I will have to go to Walmart to get some prescription refills. Other than that, I have GOT TO shovel out my room again. 

I'll stop by here later---

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Good Morning - 

NSIME - We used to get two (different) local newspapers delivered to us. Not any more. Although we paid for the service, if it snowed or rained too hard, we wouldn't get delivery on those days. It was very frustrating. But thanks to the internet, I can read those same news-"papers" on-line. Actually, the only on-line news-"paper" that I subscribe to, now, is the New York Times. I can get the local news by watching television. 

BCgradnurse - Getting take-out "lobstah rolls" and "Clam Chowdah" near an ocean front sounds like a WONDERFUL way to recharge and adjust the state of mind!! We can purchase lobster rolls at our local grocery store, in the middle of the Berkshires, and often do this during the summertime. It tastes wonderful, of course. But it just ain't the same. Gotta have the sea-side seating with the look, sound and smell of the ocean, with its gentle wind and sound of the waves hitting the shore-line, to complete the ambiance. Nice to read that you were able to visit your Mom, even though it was via "Physical Distancing". Also, Happy Birthday to your DD!

Joe - Seems like the new bike rack is working out as intended, and that you were able to take a long bike ride, yesterday. I'm sure that you'll enjoy the "bounty of your baking"! Freshly baked oatmeal raisin cookies sound delicious! 

Well. . . So it begins. . . . 

What does Rain + Sunshine + Warmer Weather = ___(equal)___???
The answer??!!?? MOWING!
ACK!!

I recently woke up to the sound of our electric weed-waker. Amy was trimming the edges of the gardens, walk-ways, and around our home. Almost immediately afterward, as I was pouring my First Coffee, I heard the sound of our Lawn Mower!! Is it that time of year. . . ALREADY??!!??!!

(Heavy, heavy sigh. . . . )

Normally, I do all of the mowing. Apparently, Amy wanted to get the process started. Since Amy has been furloughed, she's been going "crazy" with the cleaning, and the gardening, and the job-hunting. We have a really clean house (which includes a new video-recording room, which is Very Cool!). Amy's gardens look well-groomed with the promise of young flowers and rose bushes to bloom. And now?? The lawn is gonna look nice! Again! Don't get me wrong. I have no issues with Amy mowing the lawn. BUT, she really is only capable of getting the easy flat parts of the lawn. There are many sloped and steep curves to our lawn that she is physically unable to mow. It's dangerous! So, I will do those parts of the lawn. It's a good work-out, actually. But I can feel the muscles ache afterwards. The lawn does look nice after its mowed, though. I love our home. We're both happy to have taken our house and property off the market (and refinance our mortgage instead). But the mowing. . . It's a ball-breaker.  So. It begins. Again.

Work, last night, was "Q", thank goodness. I'm off from work tonight and tomorrow night. 

Well. . . better get dressed up and ready for the work-out. (It does look like rain, though. Come On, Rain!!!)

Cheers! 🙂

Ted

Edited by Ted

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Stars I've had that same problem with our local paper.  I think they're trying to be helpful but they can't seem to deliver a paper to my address

They offer a digital only subscription as well as a traditional subscription with access to the digital edition.  I've chosen the latter because for some reason it's cheaper than digital only

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I can get the newspapers on line, but nothing beats holding a folded-up paper and a pen to do the puzzles. I have no printer where I can make copies of those pages. I think that if you pay for a service, you should GET that service. If it is not resolved this week, I will cancel the subscriptions and make them refund my money, and screw the puzzles; lots of puzzle books sold on the magazine rack at the store.

Psshhhffftttt! If newspapers are hurting for more customers, this surely isn't the way to resolve this problem.

I was going to add something here, but Nannie-babble just erased it from my mind. RATZ!

Edited by No Stars In My Eyes

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Husband gets his paper delivered and I can read the same paper on line with his subscription. He watched TV news much of the day since being home all the time. I have on line subscriptions to four papers, one British, the others Los Angeles, New York, and D.C.

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2 hours ago, herring_RN said:

Husband gets his paper delivered and I can read the same paper on line with his subscription. He watched TV news much of the day since being home all the time. I have on line subscriptions to four papers, one British, the others Los Angeles, New York, and D.C.

Yup, you are definitely a RESOURCE and RESOURCEFUL LIBRARIAN!!!

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18 minutes ago, No Stars In My Eyes said:

Yup, you are definitely a RESOURCE and RESOURCEFUL LIBRARIAN!!!

A good friend of mine is a retired librarian. We are both Star Trek fans too.

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Hello all!  

so sorry to hear of your continued newspaper woes, No Stars!

herring I watch the Star Trek series on the Heroes and Icons channel.  It's noise to help me wind down in the evenings.  I remember watching the original Star Trek series when it first was on TV, in the '60s.  :).  Have never been to a Star Trek convention tho.   I did see a 7-day cruise advertised for ST fans, for 2021, which will feature past cast members of the different iterations of the series.  Not that I would ever go, it's just interesting.

Tweety, I made the white bean soup, it turned out good!  I will make some "bubble and squeak," vegetarian style, later today.  Will use some soy sausage, onion, cabbage, and some little potatoes.

 i washed the new bamboo sheets and will put them on the bed tonight.  

Guess we will attend an online jam in a little bit, dh and I.  Hope the connection is better tonight than last night's.  

That's all from here, have a good evening!

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Good evening.  

 Good night.

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53 minutes ago, Tweety said:

Good evening.  

 Good night.

Indeed! 

Believe it or not, I was going to post this very same thing, and was on my way through these posts when I came to yours...! Well, all I can say now is:

Ditto!

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