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Hail Guest, we ask not what thou art.
If Friend, we greet thee, hand and heart.
If Stranger, such no longer be.
If Foe, our love will conquer thee.
-Old Welsh Door Verse

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Friday, June 20, 2014

Blissed Out.


Last day of classroom work (sans students) for the year was Monday.  Tuesday I had a meeting all day.  Wednesday I was a "prisoner" to caution tape as SolarCity installed eighteen solar panels to my rooftop.  (THAT feels good!)

Yesterday felt like my first day of summer break.  My mom felt well enough to join her quilt club friends (over 35 years with the same group of wonderful, talented women) for the first leg of the annual Southern California Quilt Run.  I drove and my sister-in-law went with us.  We hit four shops, then had a lovely Chinese food lunch in Woodland Hills.  After we got back to Simi Valley we hit our favorite restaurant - Red's BBQ and Grillery - for a shared brownie sundae.  Later Mom and I returned to the same restaurant (our second home, second family) for dinner.

Seemed like the perfect Saturday.

Today I hit the garden at 9:00 am and kept at it for seven hours.  Took short breaks for water and food and checking in on facebook to cool off, but for the most part I was busy pulling weeds (I LOVE to pull spring grass and there was plenty of it), repairing fence and cleaning a space that hadn't been completely cleaned for a couple of years, I think.

I finally hit the areas that needed to be watered before I could continue so I turned on the system and rested.  After a shower I meditated for fifteen to my favorite guided meditation tape, did cross stitch for an hour or so and now am deciding whether to start the second stitchery piece or just go to bed early.  Hmmm...

Want to share my new gadget.

I hate to cook.  Oh, I don't mind baking and I have a few decent recipes that I can throw together without too much pain (my Tika is killer) but I don't enjoy it.  The simple task of hard boiling eggs has escaped me for years. And I love deviled eggs.

So, my birthday is Sunday and I bought myself this gadget.  Hard boils up to ten eggs at a time.  I did three this morning to try it out and they were perfect!  Peeled easily and sunny yellow centers.

Overall a perfect Sunday.

Except it's not Sunday.  On and off today I felt the familiar "work tomorrow" energy starting to kick in and had my annual delight of realizing NO WORK TOMORROW.  Because it's not Sunday, it's Friday.  And even if it were Sunday, still NO WORK TOMORROW because it's summer break.

Gonna be a great one!

Monday, June 16, 2014

Queen + Adam Lambert iHeartRadio Complete HD 1080p concert

Never another Freddie, but Lambert has the chops.  Didn't mind that FUN got to do one of my favorites, either.

I'm OK, I'm all right, ain't gonna face no defeat...

Find. Me. Somebody to love.

Gotta pull the cds.  Been too long, Freddie.

Monday, June 09, 2014

Home Free - The Sing Off - Season 4 All Performances HD

Home Free - The Sing Off - Season 4 All Performances HD