What I should have taken a picture of this week while David was home between Paris trips (yes, I hate him too!) was our serendipitous get together last night with good friends  to celebrate the arrival of the latest grandchild in the group – welcome to the world Bandon! 🙂

We’re up to six between all of us now and it is beginning to seem like a long time ago that three of our children had their first day of elementary school together way back whenever that was!

So anyway, you’ll have to make do with the pictures of some of the other things I got up to this week – almost spring-like weather to enjoy, more homemade lemon-ginger simple syrup for my cocktails, yet more gorgeous sunsets to salivate over as they slowly but surely get a little later every day and then playing with Tesla’s with my partner in crime just to see if my wheelchair would fit in the trunk and if I could transfer in and out……..you know, just in case! 😉

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Monday, Monday 😊

Not only did Cora and Anders come to visit today but it was also neighborhood happy hour AND there was a SpaceX rocket launch! Tough to beat that for a Monday 😄

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More sights to see from my window

Watch this link https://youtu.be/WIjo7JithxQ to learn a little about the four huge cranes we’ve just watched sail past our windows on their way from Shanghai to Tacoma.

 here he is trying to avoid going outside for a picture in 30 degree temperatures 😄

David said ideally he’d get some orcas in the same photo. Of course he  thought he was being funny but what he didn’t know is that there were actually 5 orcas heading north that were visible from Beach Drive, too bad they didn’t actually surface right next to that bright orange boat 🤣


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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 😄🏂⛷⛸🥌🍸

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Highlight of my day :)

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just hum ‘Life on Mars’ as you watch it 😉

Incredible stuff from SpaceX !

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a place for celebrating……

Finally took Taryn & Colton out to celebrate their first wedding anniversary yesterday 🙂 We went to Palisade where the food and service were really good and of course the view is pretty nice too 😉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 this 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 😉

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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 😄🚀

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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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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