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Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
« Reply #2955 on: September 12, 2017, 03:26:59 PM »
Another glorious day on the Isle of Skye. A few minor showers between lots of sunny, if windy spells spent looking for the dinosaur footprints at Staffin. Unfortunately they were covered in a wide area of hard, damp sand and no-one of the many people who had gone to look for them at low tide could find them. I'm not surprised that 'Lonely Planet' readers voted Scotland the most beautiful place on earth, it really is staggeringly, dramatically endlessly lovely with a new and beautiful view round every corner.

I would love to visit the Scottish highlands, the scenery looks stunning.  8)

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Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
« Reply #2956 on: September 14, 2017, 12:27:04 AM »
Hoping that I am not vounting my steps before I have walked them . . . On the evidence of one trip to the loo at 5am my foot is much better, hardly any pain or limping.

I had an appointment yesterday that meant walking. I was worried tgat it would make my foot worse, but the pain did not get over a tolerable level. I was advised to rest the foot but had noticed that the longer the rest the more painful the first steps after were. I did wonder if the muscles and tendons were shrinking and getting stiff. Think I was right, the extra exercise has loosened things up.

Also, despite being advised to use ice-packs, I noticed that a hot soak made it less painful. There is a little swelling but that is not itself painful.

Hoping to be skipping and dancing soon (that'll be a first then!)
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Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
« Reply #2957 on: September 16, 2017, 11:36:11 PM »
Conversation my husband and I had on the way home last evening:

Him: What this town needs is a good all-night bookstore.

Me: That sounds like an excellent idea. However, you do know you'd never see me again.

Him: I'd send food and clothes.

Me: Thank you, dear.

Then I couldn't stay serious and broke out giggling. Of course, this is the same man I've had serious conversations with about what effects of the Revelio spell from Harry Potter would have on someone who is not magically disguising their appearance, what would have happened in Little Women had Beth not died, and the problems of keeping Ringworld stable. Yeah, we're weird - and very nerdy. :D
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Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
« Reply #2958 on: September 16, 2017, 11:40:18 PM »
Conversation my husband and I had on the way home last evening:

Him: What this town needs is a good all-night bookstore.

Me: That sounds like an excellent idea. However, you do know you'd never see me again.

Him: I'd send food and clothes.

Me: Thank you, dear.

Then I couldn't stay serious and broke out giggling. Of course, this is the same man I've had serious conversations with about what effects of the Revelio spell from Harry Potter would have on someone who is not magically disguising their appearance, what would have happened in Little Women had Beth not died, and the problems of keeping Ringworld stable. Yeah, we're weird - and very nerdy. :D

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Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
« Reply #2959 on: September 17, 2017, 02:48:49 AM »
Conversation my husband and I had on the way home last evening:

Him: What this town needs is a good all-night bookstore.

Me: That sounds like an excellent idea. However, you do know you'd never see me again.

Him: I'd send food and clothes.

Me: Thank you, dear.

Then I couldn't stay serious and broke out giggling. Of course, this is the same man I've had serious conversations with about what effects of the Revelio spell from Harry Potter would have on someone who is not magically disguising their appearance, what would have happened in Little Women had Beth not died, and the problems of keeping Ringworld stable. Yeah, we're weird - and very nerdy. :D

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Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
« Reply #2960 on: September 17, 2017, 03:36:02 AM »
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A match made in heaven. I envy you.

"Heaven"? Shere's that then, Hermes?

 :grin:

(Yeah, I envy you as well, Velma. Well, what you and your husbsnd have.)
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Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
« Reply #2961 on: September 17, 2017, 03:41:03 AM »
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A match made in heaven. I envy you.

"Heaven"? Shere's that then, Hermes?

 :grin:

(Yeah, I envy you as well, Velma. Well, what you and your husbsnd have.)

You are so cynical. I was speaking metaphorically. At least I didn't mention 72 virgins.

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Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
« Reply #2962 on: September 17, 2017, 10:11:51 AM »

And now we wait...


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Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
« Reply #2963 on: September 17, 2017, 11:15:41 AM »
Are the headphones essential to beer bottling?
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Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
« Reply #2964 on: September 17, 2017, 01:44:57 PM »
Are the headphones essential to beer bottling?
Some parts of the process do benefit from a solid injection of Metal.


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Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
« Reply #2965 on: September 17, 2017, 10:02:21 PM »
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A match made in heaven. I envy you.

"Heaven"? Shere's that then, Hermes?

 :grin:

(Yeah, I envy you as well, Velma. Well, what you and your husbsnd have.)
I wasn't trying to provoke envy. My relationship with my husband is a bit outside the norm, so it seems. I count myself a fortunate woman.
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Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
« Reply #2966 on: September 18, 2017, 12:08:40 AM »
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A match made in heaven. I envy you.

"Heaven"? Shere's that then, Hermes?

 :grin:

(Yeah, I envy you as well, Velma. Well, what you and your husbsnd have.)
I wasn't trying to provoke envy. My relationship with my husband is a bit outside the norm, so it seems. I count myself a fortunate woman.
No "provocation" in the pejorative sense felt. It is heartening to hear of relationships such as the two of you have, Velma.  There has not been a really succesful marriage in my family, probably why I never really tried for it myself - no good "model". Before her husband died my friend Jane had a marriage where they started as childhood friends and remainded true friends throughout. Very important and, in my mind, too often separated from marriage.

As one gets older one,,perhaps, misses such things more nostalgically.

Allow us our small, containable, envy. :)
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Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
« Reply #2967 on: September 18, 2017, 01:33:27 AM »
 :)
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Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
« Reply #2968 on: September 18, 2017, 06:56:16 AM »
I lost a pair of ball joints for the car sometime during the week. I got the press adapters on on Thursday, had everything set up to do the job yesterday and couldn't find the dang parts! I tore the house up, the shed, completely cleaned out the car and they were nowhere to be found. So I resolved to go out this morning and buy two more of a lesser brand for more money to finish the job. :(

When I woke up this morning and stretched my hand hit something on the back of the couch and surprise! Two brand new ball joints tumbled down to land on my chest. It might be a good day. Might...
 

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Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
« Reply #2969 on: September 18, 2017, 07:10:35 AM »

And now we wait...

Wait a minute, how do we know Guardian isn't just removing the caps and drinking the beer?  ;D


I lost a pair of ball joints for the car sometime during the week. I got the press adapters on on Thursday, had everything set up to do the job yesterday and couldn't find the dang parts! I tore the house up, the shed, completely cleaned out the car and they were nowhere to be found. So I resolved to go out this morning and buy two more of a lesser brand for more money to finish the job. :(

When I woke up this morning and stretched my hand hit something on the back of the couch and surprise! Two brand new ball joints tumbled down to land on my chest. It might be a good day. Might...

If there are ball joints in the couch I'm curious to know what car parts one might find in JJ's bed? ;D
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