Same old, same old….

Another rough happy hour watching Olympic coverage (when I’m not looking at the sunset) from my standing frame at the bar πŸ˜„πŸ‚β›·β›ΈπŸ₯ŒπŸΈ

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Highlight of my day :)

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just hum ‘Life on Mars’ as you watch it πŸ˜‰

Incredible stuff from SpaceX !

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a place for celebrating……

Finally took Taryn & Colton out to celebrate their first wedding anniversary yesterday πŸ™‚ We went to Palisade where the food and service were really good and of course the view is pretty nice too πŸ˜‰img_1501Shockingly enough I don’t think we’d been there since we celebrated Chelsea’s 21st there a looooong time ago! Before that I’d also celebrated getting my American citizenship there way back when, but perhaps thankfully there are no photos of that!
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OK, you win!

While David was gone I thought it was cool that I noticed this submarine heading south around Bainbridge Island one morning

but then flyboy got home and pointed out that he’d watched thisΒ while he was in Hong Kong and had eaten breakfast with the support crew who were staying in his hotel!

 

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a quick trip over the mountains

Headed out of town for a quick weekend in Walla Walla – hadn’t spent time there since Chelsea graduated from Whitman over 10 years ago so yes, there were new wineries to visit πŸ˜‰

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Not so colourful….

Well this is the view from my chair this morning …… fairly typical January weather for Seattle .

Yesterday it managed to rain torrentially for a couple of hours right around the time I usually roll to the Log House Museum so I stayed home instead and figured even though I’d miss my social fix for the day I would get to see Space X’s static fire test of it’s Falcon Heavy from Florida and ULA’s Delta IV rocket launch from California. My karma must be bad because after a few attempts both things got scrubbed for the day. The static fire test is rescheduled for Saturday afternoon but the Delta IV launch is planned for today so guess what I’ll be doing from 12:40pm PST when live coverage starts πŸ˜„πŸš€

In the meantime there are newspapers and books calling my name because this will be my last alone day for a while so I have to make the most of it and who knows, the weather may clear up and look a lot more like this in a few hours just like yesterday 😊

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Timing

took one last picture of my remaining string of Xmas lights yesterday evening because David gets home from Hong Kong this morning so we all know they’ll be history soon!

Then I got this nice shot of the NYK Daedalus heading out this morning right before moon set as I was on my way to the coffee machine.

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another year, another chance to live it anyway you want :)

fullsizeoutput_b518Well this was my morning view yesterday and the first time I had woken up to a house all to myself since December 1st!!! Β I get points for that, right??!

It turned out to be a gorgeous day and I even got outside for a roll in the sunshine before Monday Happy Hour rolled around. My Mom also got home yesterday having stayed with my brother since she flew back to the motherland. She commented that her Monday happy hour would be quieter than she had grown used to at my house but sadly she managed to pick up a bad cough between here and there and the doctor gave her something for it but said she couldn’t drink until she’d finished her course of treatment. Here are some of my happy hour ladies apparently having a moment of silence for her in the light of that news, hahaha πŸ˜‰ Β fullsizeoutput_b52b

And of course here is 2018’s first sunset… πŸ™‚fullsizeoutput_b51a

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Looks like someone inherited her Grandad’s genes!

Well I thought that David was a little harsh, stripping the house of everything even vaguely resembling a holiday decoration as soon as my mother left town but then Chelsea sent me this photo of Cora…..

 
A hammer? Really??! I guess Xmas really is over! πŸ˜‚

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Boxing Day

Well this pilot and fairy have flown away home so today we are playing with our presents and eating leftovers – tough times! πŸ€—

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