Tuesday afternoon…

While some people think our warm sunny weather is perfect for getting this years coat of teak oil on our benches I had a rocket launch from Vandenberg that of course I had to watch! πŸ˜„

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Moving day

David and Rich spent part of their day helping Taryn & Colton with their move to a different apartment. The rest of us just turned up much later when there was food and drink involved 🀣We all got the chance to enjoy the view of Green Lake and the mountains from their roof deck and Cora even got some one on one video game tuition while she was there πŸ˜‰

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Barb comes to play

Our recent 2 day heatwave brought out all kinds of things, not least of which was my buddy hoofing it down here by bus, water taxi, shuttle and Shanks’s pony to hang out with me in the sunshine for a couple of days πŸ™‚

We laughed, we played, she walked the waterfront for miles while I did my museum stint and we also cooked, fixed flat tires, faulty tire valves and silent televisions. Β Is there nothing we cannot do?!

And of course by ‘we’ I mean Barb, who does all the work while I sit in my wheelchair and laugh at her, or occasionally open bottles because after all, I do have some skills πŸ™‚

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Tulips!

fullsizeoutput_b6bfGot these beauties from Taryn & Colton the other day when they came over for dinner with the rest of the crew. They’d been up to see the tulip fields in Skagit Valley the day before and we had planned to go with Chelsea, Cora & Anders on Monday but sadly someone woke up with a fever and had to stay home.

Having dinner with everyone was great though and David and I did manage a quick run to the tulip fields before he headed out this morning for the real tulip town. In the meantime I am home alone with a heatwave on my hands…….what will I do with myself??! Hahahaha…….

 

 

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Kitchen Luddite

The next time that for some unfathomable reason I decide to whip egg whites by hand instead of with a mixer I can only hope that someone smarter than me at least reminds me not to do it after I’ve already done an upper body workout!

(like any of my workouts aren’t upper body?? πŸ˜‰)

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I’m with them! ;)

So many of our days have looked like this just lately….

that even my grandchildren have decided they just need to pretend that they’re at the beach! πŸ™‚fullsizeoutput_b696

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Easter

We had a few sun breaks to go with our Easter activities yesterday and miraculously the men’s final at the Miami Open was early enough that I got to watch the whole match before our fun dinner guests arrived so I was almost as happy as Cora appears to be at the prospect of eating her Easter dessert!

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still busy watching tennis ;)

David has been home doing the taxes and I have been watching the Miami Open from start to finish every day (thank you Tennis Channel!!) so not much to show you but through my windows I have espied……

the first sunset of Springfullsizeoutput_b654Β bald eagles flying pastfullsizeoutput_b65eDavid doing his Storm Dance πŸ˜‰fullsizeoutput_b660and just for good measure here’s last night’s sunset right before our latest wind and rain arrived.fullsizeoutput_b662Β and now of course I have to go because I have more tennis to watch πŸ™‚

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Goodbye Winter….

fullsizeoutput_b651No tennis to watch yesterday so I had time to get a picture of winter’s last sunset as well as enjoy our usual Monday neighbourhood happy hour πŸ™‚

It’s another beautiful day here today so there’s a good chance that the spring’s first sunset might be photo worthy too…… but then of course play at the Miami Open has already started so I might be busy πŸ˜‰

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things I notice before the tennis starts for the day πŸ˜„

Remember those huge cranes that came in from Shanghai to Tacoma last week? Here’s the empty ship heading back to Shanghai without them yesterday morning . I’m guessing that the return journey will be quicker! and then this morning there was a snazzy looking 210′ super yacht hanging out just south of me but now the first players of the day are almost finished warming up so I have time for one more espresso and then I’ll be busy for the next 12 hours 🀣

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