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I can't wait to see the Bengal hat and scarf.

I'll have a Menage' a Trois silk, please. It's a red and I normally drink white but I like this and I bought a case of it along with a case of chardonnay a few days ago. Thanks, Bird! The chardonnay is Cupcake.

 
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I can't wait to see the Bengal hat and scarf.



Lordy, it's amazing, and I've seen only ten inches of it!

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I'll have a Menage' a Trois silk, please. It's a red and I normally drink white but I like this and I bought a case of it along with a case of chardonnay a few days ago. Thanks, Bird!



I wish I could still drink red wine. I miss pinot noir and merlot and malbec.

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The chardonnay is Cupcake.



Oooooo... good stuff!


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Morning, things! You all certainly have been busy while I was sleeping last night.

It's 50 this morning, with stars. Two of those stars were airplanes zipping across the sky. I thought they were airplanes until I read this morning that the international space station has been zipping across the sky this morning, so maybe one of those planes was it.

First thing this morning I read Dan Pedersen's blog, which he sends to subscribers every Saturday morning. Today's blog (at https://tinyurl.com/y8rtvkev) is lush with pictures of the flora and fauna and bookstores of Whidbey. One of the faunas is a fox, which led Dan to give me a new word: pangram. Everyone knows the pangram "The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog," a sentence containing all of the 26 letters of the alphabet. But how many of you knew what it was called?

After reading Dan, I read you all.

Cooter and Badhorsie, you are inspirations. You suffer all that pain, and instead of bearing up nobly, you "cry and curse and kick the stairs." And after you've done that, you think of something else to do. Cooter cooks, and Badhorsie raises little trees. Meanwhile, Robbie knits away, making something beautiful.

And all of you entertain me with new names of wines. Who ever heard of Menage a Trois silk?
  
EDIT: That's "sob and curse and kick the stairs."

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Was it for this I uttered prayers,
And sobbed and cursed and kicked the stairs,

That now, domestic as a plate,
I should retire at half-past eight?


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Good morning, all. We have 52F under overcast skies, heading for 61F and maybe some sunshine this afternoon. We also have "cotton" from the cottonwood trees falling all over everything.

Last night was too cold and too cottonwoody to have dinner on my patio, so we did what we had done before, which was separate dinners and then a long phone call. I'm about to conclude we could separate enough inside my house to have dinner together, even when the patio isn't conducive.

Badhorsie, I just Googled Meyer Lemon because I was surprised you could grow one of them indoors. When I lived in Hawaii people grew them in their yards. While small, they were certainly larger than what I would think of as an indoor potted tree. But Google showed me a bunch of pictures proving they can, indeed, be grown indoors. Those are yummy lemons.

Belle, thank you for the new word. I didn't know "pangram" either, despite knowing about the quick brown fox. Your tiny URL, by the way, just takes me to an error page.*

I think the only thing on my horizon is more knitting. At least it's something to do.

Coffee, please, Tanya.


*EDIT: Aha! I see the problem! Your close parenthesis is snuggled up against the URL, making it seem to be part of the URL. Put a space between the URL and the close paren and it works.

And it's "panagram," I see.

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Try this, Robbie:

https://pedersenwrites.blogspot.com/2020/05/403-your-hair-looks-funny.html
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Thanks, Belle, but all I had to do was remove the closing parenthesis from the URL.

I read his entire blog. It's very good!

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Coffee, please, Tanya.

It's 77 heading for 89 with some ugly looking weather looking down in Lousyanna and trailing up into Arkansas. We can expect a boomer tonight and into tomorrow. The long-range forecast is still rain.

My supper last night was less than scrumptious. My timing for two items was more than required. I feel obligated to do better tonight. It may be Italian time.

Thanks for the kind words. It's 5 more days to the Boston Scientific insertion and then we'll see what we shall see.
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According to the things I found when I googled, it's "pangram." Dan spelled it wrong.
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According to the things I found when I googled, it's "pangram." Dan spelled it wrong.



Aha!

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Hello, all you sweet things!

The right eye keeps improving, and I'm getting more and more eager to get the left eye fixed, too.

We had two couples over late yesterday afternoon for a wine "happy hour," with patio chairs and TV trays set up in the back yard at 6+ feet apart, everyone wearing masks and vinyl gloves (using straws under the masks for sipping wine, which was weird). Everyone brought their own wines, appetizers, plates, cups and utensils and took them back home with them.

It was a silly way to gather with friends, but it worked out well, and Mr. Queue, especially, thoroughly enjoyed being with people.

Not much going on at Casa Queue for the rest of the weekend. I ordered several things online from our local farmers' market, and Mr. Queue will be heading over there soon to pick up our pre-packaged box of local produce, eggs, etc. It's not quite the same as going in person to the farmers' market, but at least we're able to support our favorite local farmers, even if we don't get to greet them personally and chat about the weather...
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Good morning/afternoon....

I'm so glad you're seeing such improvement in your eye, Susie! Good luck with the other one. emoticon

Cooter, I suspect your boomer is part of the system heading our way. I think we have 5 or 6 days and nights in a row of thunderstorms coming again....

I'm so glad you're finding creative ways to keep up your Friday night traditions with your kids, Robbie. That's so cool. emoticon And I'd love to see that bengal scarf and hat, too!

Belle, how cool you got to see the space station! When it comes over here, it is amazingly fast -- much faster than the planes that are way up. Maybe that can help you distinguish which one it is.

Badhorsie, I'm glad you're hanging in there. emoticon

Nothing major on the agenda today. I'm working on several projects at once for groups, so I'll keep plodding along with those. emoticon

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I'm guessing the scarf will be done mid- to late June.

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Wow.... That takes some serious perseverence, Robbie! emoticon

I just realized that I graduated high school 39 years ago today. emoticon

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Wow.... That takes some serious perseverence, Robbie! emoticon



Scarves take forever. I can only knit so-many inches a day because my hands give out.

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I just realized that I graduated high school 39 years ago today. emoticon



Congratulations, graduate! emoticon


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Good news about your vision, Susie! What an interesting way to have a patio party. What did you all talk about?

What was your graduation like, Lis?

Let's have a race, Robbie to see whether you can finish your scarf before I get the last clump of roots dug out of my house yard. Today I got one clump out and started on the last one behind the carport, only to find that I can't dig up that one until I cut away the briars that are hanging down over it. Those briars come over the fence from my neighbor's yard. Their roots don't belong to me, but when the branches come over my fence, they are intruders, and I feel justified in murdering them. The logistics of digging those roots out in that narrow space are interesting to me. Why haven't I been gardening all these years?
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Belle, the race is on!

I'm just in awe of you and how you've lopped and dug out those briars!

And yes, neighbors' vegetation in your yard is yours to murder.

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The way I do it, Robbie, is verrrry slowwwwly.

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LOL! I can just imagine StealthBelle, murdering the invaders.... emoticon

We were a class of 277. The most exciting thing that happened at graduation was that a couple of classmates hid bags of marbles under their graduation gowns. During all of the speeches, the bags of marbles were passed down the rows and each graduate took one. Then, as each graduate came across the stage, received the diploma, and shook the principal's hand, the graduate passed the marble to the principal during the handshake. No big displays (we'd been threatened plenty not to do anything wrong); just a subtle joke. emoticon

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Y'all were imps, Lis. And you haven't changed.
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How about this word: barnaclized. "Some dismissed Horgan as a barnaclized pol." -- Scott Turow, "Identical"

I'm reading again. It's sunny out, but am I out in it? Nooooo. My head is in a book again. What an exciting life I live.
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