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5/31/21 4:12 P

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Monday: Well, it warmed up nicely yesterday into the 60’s. We may get warmer than that today. Ready for it!

Jas and I are going to BBQ tonight. The kids are working, but Clara’s birthday is on the 15th of June, so we’ll be able to get together sometime near her birthday.

Here’s to a peaceful, grateful Memorial Day. Never forget the reason we remember this day . . . for all those who gave their lives so we have the freedoms we do today.


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5/30/21 4:45 P

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Sunday: Beautiful day yesterday . . . cool but lovely sunshine. Today, supposed to be the same. . . maybe a little warmer! I will be happy with that.

Have a blessed, peaceful Sunday.

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5/29/21 6:28 P

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Saturday: Breakfast with friends @ the diner!

So far a much nicer day than the last 2. Supposed to at least get near 60! I’ll take it, and no rain.

Stopped to get some freggies on the way home from the diner. Mission accomplished. Got home and had everything washed up and put away. Noticed . . . my cell phone was missing. OH NO! Knew the last place I had it was @ the freggie store, and called their customer service. Sure enough, some kind soul had turned it in. Thank goodness! Went back and got my phone.

That was enough adventure for today! Will cut the lawn tomorrow. The sun is out and that should dry things out.

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5/27/21 4:13 P

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Thursday: Jas has his evaluation for PT today. Pretty sure it’s going to continue into June.

Cool! 50s. Brrrr~ after the 80’s it is chill!

Here’s to a great Friday EVE!

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Melissa: Glad you avoided a string of thunderstorms, and glad you were able to change your running schedule.

Yeah for a break on Friday!

Enjoy the long weekend.


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5/26/21 8:49 P

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Well, I managed to avoid the string of thunderstorms that came through here, but it did force some changes in my run schedule. Fortunately, my other running buddies were amenable to meeting up tomorrow afternoon, and I got in at least short bout this morning, so my streak is still good.

One more day on synchronous classes this week, then I get a bit of a break on Friday! That's my favorite part of summer, I try to take Fridays at least partially off.

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5/26/21 8:02 P

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Wednesday: Cooler today, then tomorrow is the big cool down! 50’s!

Decluttering in my office again. Papers just pile up! BUT ready to tackle it.

HUGS and wonderful Wednesday.


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5/25/21 9:01 P

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Melissa: Oh its been hot here, too. But tis going to cool down . . . high of 50 by Thursday. UGH.

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5/25/21 8:31 P

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Well, my synchronous class did good on their second day, and a few members of my asynchronous class stopped into my office hours to say hello!

I've been running every single day of May so far, and I plan to keep up my streak. It will be my longest run streak yet if I can get to the end of the month.

Been out in the sun the last few days, that was fun! Glad it has been warm, although we did have to put ACs back in.

No day but today ...
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5/24/21 9:03 P

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Melissa: Good luck! Glad you feel like you have more time. That always feels good.

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5/24/21 8:44 P

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Summer classes started today - and most of my one class found their way onto Zoom, so that was good! I've got a week's worth of their stuff up, and sending just two emails per day plus light grading is not too hard. Five weeks for the one class, 8 for the other, but I feel like I have a lot more time already!

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5/24/21 8:43 P

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Monday: Rainy day yesterday, but we need the rain.

We have an electrician coming tomorrow to look @ a fixture in the bedroom.

Jason has PT this morning. That will fit in w/when the electrician is to come.

Otherwise, just usual chores today.

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5/22/21 8:52 P

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Saturday: Diner breakfast this morning! Rainy overnight, but just warm and humid this morning.

Today is a neighborhood rummage sale. NOT too in favor of it with the pandemic, but . … just going to keep to ourselves today. That’s all right.

HUGS and enjoy Saturday.


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5/21/21 8:39 P

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Friday: A bit of rain overnight. Warm. Yesterday it was about 75. Guess today is supposed to be the same.

Got Miss Lilly out for a walk. Saw some of her canine friends and their humans. Nice to see people out walking again.

Jason has a videoconference this morning. So, I'm going to play domestic goddess and make pasta sauce. Then it's outdoors for me to do more yard work.

Clara and her friend flew to FL yesterday. Made it safe and sound. They are staying right on the beach. YIKES! Big $$$$, but it is beautiful!

HUGS and let’s enjoy FriYaY!


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5/20/21 8:38 P

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Thursday: Yesterday started out w/rain, but it dried out. Got lots of weeds pulled. Easier when the round is soft from the rain.

Jason has PT this morning. We’ll see how much progress he’s made.

Otherwise, will continue working outside

HUGS and terrific Thursday to you.


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5/18/21 7:00 P

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Melissa: Well, good that you got the grades done! Wahoo.

New water heater . . . . Lord, how do appliances, etc. know the most busy times to . . . . croak !!!
Glad it's replaced.



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5/18/21 3:58 P

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Well, final grading and other such things ate up my life, but the grades are in now so I'm catching up on everything else. Somewhere in there, we also ended up getting a new hot water heater somewhat unexpectedly, but it all worked out.

I'm hoping to figure this week out, get things sorted for summer classes, and then find my way back to a reasonable routine.

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5/18/21 10:06 A

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Tuesday: Gorgeous day out yesterday. Going to get rain today, so they say.

Had a busy day out in the yard and it felt good.

HUGS and have a terrific Tuesday.


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5/17/21 8:48 P

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Monday: Well Crystal is very, very, very nice. She and John seem very compatible! Who knows what the future holds, but they seem to really like each other. So . . . that’s good.

She is 25, lives w/her older sister, has a brother in the Army (will be going to Korea shortly). Mom is a bus driver for the city of Milwaukee. Gotta have nerves of steel!!!

Crystal manages a Joann’s Fabric store in Milwaukee. Hard worker.

I know she was nervous about meeting us since she’s mixed race (Dad black, Mom white), not that it makes any difference to us, but SHE had to find that out. I felt happy she was much more comfortable after we started chatting a while.

So, another chapter in John’s life begins. Hope this is a good one!

The pizza, spinach salad and chocolate chip cookies went over well. The chef wants my chocolate chip recipe! LOL Told him, buy a fab of Nestle Chocolae chips . . . it’s on the bag! LOL Sent about 2 doz. Cookies home with them. Kept a few for Jason. Everyone was happy!

The best thing? She and Miss Lilly got along! They always say, if your dog likes a person, they’re a good person.

Nice weather. Cloudy with sunshine finally in the afternoon.

Here’s to a great Monday.

Same drill – Jason has PT today.


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5/15/21 9:12 P

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Saturday: Saturday morning and breakfast @ the diner. AS always it was nice!

Have to decide what to have for supper tomorrow when John and his girlfriend come over. Oh boy.

HUGS and have a wonderful Saturday!


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5/14/21 8:01 P

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Friday: Wow! Friday. . . this week has just flown by.

Beautiful weather yesterday! The sunshine is like a tonic!

HUGS and happy FriYaY.


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5/11/21 4:13 P

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Tuesday: Made a run for freggies. That went quickly, thankfully.

Jason has PT today, so we’ll see how he does.

Should be a little warmer today.

HUGS and have a terrific Tuesday.

Melissa: Sounds like a wonderful morning!

HUGS

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5/11/21 2:13 P

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Happy Tuesday - finally found the sun, and it is supposed to hang out all week!

This morning I had a very nice run up my favorite hill and saw the sun rise. That was fun. I took my morning meeting on the porch in the sun (although still chilly). I'll get a nice dog walk in later.

Alright, back to final grading!

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5/10/21 8:46 P

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Monday: Actually a lovely day yesterday. No rain @ all, despite what was predicted!

Had a wonderful Mother’s Day. I am glad it was just quiet. Did hear from both kids, so that made my day.

Here’s to a wonderful Monday. Stay motivated!


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5/9/21 8:36 P

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Sunday: Happy Mother’s Day to all Mother’s out there.

Have a blessed Sunday.

Melissa: Yes, Mama geese really do bite! Had a friend with a pet goose named Beelzebub and for a reason. She was a mean cuss and bit!

Here's to a good week ahead.

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5/9/21 8:28 P

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Wow, your awesome dinner sounds great! Glad you enjoyed it.
I found some geese while running through the rain yesterday, they were adorable, but I was careful to stay back because that momma goose was squawking pretty good, and geese bite!


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"You have to laught at yourself, because you'd cry your eyes out if you didn't"
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5/8/21 3:43 P

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Saturday: Breakfast @ the diner! Wonderful

Sunny right now, but rain later in the day. Not supposed to rain all day, but will rain tomorrow too.

Hope you have a great Saturday.

HUGS


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5/7/21 7:05 P

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Friday: Well, sunny day. Cool, but comfortable. Supposed to be a rainy weekend. BUT, guess we still need the rain.

Have a great Friday!

HUGS

Well, here’s to a good weekend.


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5/6/21 8:17 P

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Thursday: Dinner was delicious! Started w/a salad of mixed greens – frisee, arugala, spinach, butter lettuce and radicio topped w/seasoned croutons (garlic, Italian herbs), and bleu cheese crumbles. Deeeee-licious. Oh and fresh prepared Green Goddess dressing. Seriously? My favorite (right behind blue cheese). Could have gotten a soup (soup du jour was tomato basil w/tortellini). Skipped, though, because just would not have been able to eat the entrée. BUT the chef did ‘box up’ soup to take home! HEE HEE Nice chef.

My entrée was PEI mussels in white wine sauce, cream, shallots, garlic, fresh thyme, and topped w/kalamata olives and tomatoes. Crostini on the side. And the chef threw in a side of butternut squash risotto. OMG!!!! Soooooo good. The risotto was so creamy and rich.

He made chocolate pots de crème for dessert. (off the menu right now, but it’s going to be added eventually). Seriously?? . Presented in a white ramekin with a fluted edge – so pretty. And garnished with fresh raspberries. The colors popped. The plate was decorated w/edible flowers. And dusted w/some cocoa powder. I didn’t eat the flowers! . LOL

After each course, John popped out to see how we liked the dishes. Proud chef. Proud parents!

They have a huge fireplace and we sat at a lovely table by the fireplace. Romantic? YEA!

Very proud of DS. He did a fantastic job. He’s busy getting ready for the Mother’s Day onslaught. This was an unforgettable dining experience. We will go back!!!!!!

OMG. I am going to have to walk a LOT to work off the calories. DID have a doggy box, though. So, that’s good. Had a wonderful time.

Rainy today and cool, but that’s all right. Just doing indoor work today.

HUGS and have a thoughtful Thursday.


Melissa: Yeah for being able to get your run in and sun!

Glad you're almost done and hope the students get their work finished so you can get grades done!


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5/6/21 8:01 P

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Well, the rain cleared up in time for running last night, and it has been nice and sunny all day today! I definitely got in some good vitamin D.

I'm pretty much done teaching for the semester, now it's just poking my students to finish up and then getting my grading done. I've got this.

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5/5/21 8:21 P

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Wednesday: Going to eat @ John’s restaurant this afternoon. Highlight of the day, to be sure.

Hoping that we see some sun today! Yesterday we had rain in the morning (after raining overnight Monday).

Hope that you have a wonderful Wednesday.


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5/4/21 9:06 P

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Tuesday: PT went well yesterday. Thankful.

Today – have to run to the store.

Otherwise, if it’s dry enough, work in the back yard.

HUGS and terrific Tuesday.

Melissa: Sounds like a good day when you're not rained on! LOL

Here's to a good Wednesday to come.

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5/4/21 8:45 P

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Today I got all my running in before it rained! I supposed it was a good day to rain since I had zoom meetings all day, literally 11-12, 1-2, then 2:30-6!

I am currently chilling with my dogs watching Streets of Fire, which is an 80s rock and roll musical, and it is kind of crazy, but generally fun.

No day but today ...
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"You have to laught at yourself, because you'd cry your eyes out if you didn't"
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5/3/21 7:49 P

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OH NO on getting soaked on your run. NOT fun!

HUGS and hope the weather improves.

Hang in there . . .. almost . . . through!

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Hello May!

May Day was stupid cold by me, but we all got up and went running anyway! Even snow in some places. Then a bunch of rain, and Sunday I got soaked on my run. Today I finally got a good weather run in!

Last week of classes! Woohoo, I am ready to finish this semester up. Then, a tiny break, then summer classes start. That's more chill though.

Have a good start to May!

No day but today ...
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5/3/21 12:54 P

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Monday: Nice day again yesterday. Warm.

Had a nice visit w/Clara yesterday. She looks good. Upbeat. So, happy.

Jason has physical therapy today. We’ll see how it goes!

Calls to make, too, but that should go smoothly.

Here’s to a motivated Monday.


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Sunday: It got into the 80’s yesterday! Much to my surprise!

Today is going to be a catch up around the house day. Supposed to be another warm day. Will enjoy it.

Blessings and hugs to you on this Sunday.


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Saturday: . . . and that means, breakfast @ the diner! Wahoo. Ready.

Happy 1st of May! Another new day, and new month. Don’t waste any of it!

Supposed to be hot today (near 80). Yesterday was maybe 50 and windy. Not bad, though.

HUGS and enjoy Saturday!


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4/30/21 5:42 P

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Let us know what's going on in your life! Share the good, share the challenges, so we can celebrate the good and help each other thru the challenges. This is the place to do it.

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