Time was…..

33 years ago today someone had just flown his first trip as a Northwest Orient pilot and was still young and poor 🀣

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heading home

I didn’t even need the spotting scope to see these guys heading back out to the north this afternoon. Nice of them to do it before the light failed though πŸ™‚

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Friday happenings in the β€˜hood

First snowflakes of the season this morning and the USS John C Stennis aircraft carrier sneaking out late this afternoon.

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Happy Halloween!

Not one of my big holidays since we didn’t do the whole trick or treat thing growing up in England – apple bobbing and the occasional costume party was about as wild as we got because just days away was Bonfire Night with (obviously) bonfires and guys and fireworks and food that you cooked outside and ate outside around the bonfire – lots more fun πŸ™‚

I learnt to do the costume and carved pumpkin thing for the girls growing up over here but I could never bring myself to take them trick or treating around the neighbourhood for candy I’d never let them eat anyway. What a mean Mom, hahaha πŸ˜‰

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Worth every penny πŸ˜„

Hands down greatest thing about having these gizmos is the fact that they’re easy enough for little kids to use. That means that when I send a message to Chelsea’s house on it for my grandchildren I get a reply from Cora who is 3 saying β€œ Grandma I miss you and I love you SOOO much” ❀️

Like I said, worth every penny and then some! 😊😍

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a little late….

Halfway through the week already and I’m just now uploading these pictures from Sunday. I must have been doing something important with my time……right?! πŸ˜‰

Anyway, we had some old friends drop by Sunday morning and caught up with a little of what’s going on in each others lives plus they brought me the most gorgeous fall arrangement that Linda picked from her garden before they came over Β – it’s in one of the pics I uploaded, just look for the sugar pumpkin. (which another friend grew and gave me!)

After lunch (or if you were them after swimming!) Taryn & Colton came over to get their bike workout in. David went off with Colton around Mercer Island to do 50 miles and Taryn stayed here and did her miles on her trainer on one of our decks. Of course my workout is way shorter than theirs so after I’d done 30 mins on my machine I got to keep Taryn company the rest of the time. Luckily it was great weather for an outside workout as you can tell from that evening’s sunset πŸ™‚ Good job we’re supposed to have more nice weather this weekend because I think they’re slated to bike 90 then!!!!

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Monday, Monday..

fullsizeoutput_b08d.jpegSo today I had Chelsea, Cora and Anders come and spend the morning with me, David got home from a 6 day trip at lunchtime and then just before my usual neighbourhood Monday happy hour 2 pods of resident orcas swam past my windows putting on quite a show.

Not a bad start to the week at all πŸ™‚

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Family, farewells and the fabulous English countryside

The views and villages are what I grew up with every day of my youth and Dad’s farewell gave me the chance to see not only my Mom and brother but also some of my Aunties and Uncles plus most of my cousins and some of their families.

Many thanks to my husband for getting me there (and back!), my brother for taking care of absolutely everything in my absence and of course my Dad, who taught me how to take care of everything I ever needed all by myself…..well, except for paying all those first and last months rents every time I moved to a new flat in London back in the 70’s, which I did all the time! 🀣

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Submarines and sunsets …..

made it home from the motherland in time to enjoy views of submarines and sunsets through my windows today in between unpacking, washing, food shopping etc etc……. tomorrow I’m hoping to avoid this afternoon’s sinking feeling and be back on my normal time zone, but David is headed back to Europe so he might as well just stay with the one he was on! πŸ˜‰

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Great as it was that Taryn managed to get here, it would have been even better if the hotel hadn’t messed up our reservations and had a room for her tonight! πŸ™„

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