Hallo all. Re dishwashers, we just fill it up and run it whenever that happens. Re gifts, my OH was fretting again that my hedge trimmer wasn't much of a 'gift' even though I wanted it. I got it organized today, charged the battery and it's all ready to go. Meanwhile, he's thrilled with the four-slice toaster, which seems to the job in record time.
AQ: Re a previous 'thought,' what bothers me is that I eat light and healthy between New Year and Christmas but then undo it all just between Thanksgiving and Christmas. Went for a walk this morning and all kinds of bits were jiggling along behind.
Heather: I'm sure your gift from daughter wasn't mere wrinkle cream but a very exotic and expensive moisturizer. :-) Maybe buy her a book on how to stay in shape as you age? Just kidding.
Lindybird: A too-small hat and ice-defrosting spray for the car? And no flowers either. :-( By the way, what made you decide on that lovely painting of the sailboats rather than one of the two you'd previously mentioned? I love the winter-time photos. I always liked walking in winter when I lived there - it's quiet and sort of contemplative time of year.
Diane: Is it your computer or just online access? We've been repeatedly bumped offline at certain times each day recently; the techy folks said it was simply that too many people were zooming, etc. Do hope it's a comparatively easy fix.
OG: Oh geez. No flowers for you either - and no houseplant - what does it take I ask! Personalized signs on the motorways, as in "Don't forget the flowers for your wife"? That raspberry pavlova must've been wonderful - and chocolate cake too. I've put on weight just reading about it.
A lovely sunset here tonight, with a storm working its way down the coast. Grandson and partner are coming down tomorrow for lunch. I told him we had leftovers, etc., but he insists on bringing everything and will do all the work, 'so you don't have to do anything and can relax with a glass of wine." What a sweetie he's turned into. I'm very lucky.
Have a good Sunday all.
Thank you ANNETTE for starting us off. Lots of toast on menu this week?
I hope DIANE resolves ‘puter problems soon.
LINDA – I like looking at the “bare bones” of trees in winter.
OH never gives out gifts. I am indulging myself with the chocs I bought myself. Already finished Dau’s book, also threw out ratty old oven mitt in favour of her new one. To regain fitness I’ve started exercising – 10 mins weeding before “church” this morn. Then fell into a nanny nap after lunch <sigh> Lovely cool weather.
Just a thought
Every time you smile at someone, it is an action of love, a gift to that person, a beautiful thing. (Mother Teresa)
Our herring gulls are red listed birds. Think about that the next time you hear some flaming idiot calling for a cull of them.
Our present from Bonnie -- a doggy jigsaw!!!
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