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About momac

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    retired, a grandmother
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    reading, knitting, crochet
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    was a member before the crash

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    Ontario, Canada
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    Reading, reading and more reading with some gardening and tv watching.o
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    Fear, The Trump White House - imminent

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  1. what is everyone doing?

    Our neighbours' grandchildren were visiting them today and, Mike, their Grandpa and also our "groundskeeper" had piled all the fallen leaves in our side yard ready for mulching with the lawnmower. It was a magnet for the kids, five and ten years old, and they came across the road to play in the leaves. It was lovely to see youngsters enjoying rolling around in the leaves. It has been a long time since our grandchildren were young enough to do that. A bit of nostalgia but pleasant.
  2. what is everyone doing?

    Back to cooler weather again, heavier duvet back on the bed again. Nice change but quite sudden, too hot yesterday and today switched the heat on. The housework will always be there Meg and sandwiches are easy when the energy level is low. Have to keep banging on the window to chase the squirrels who keep launching themselves onto the seed log circular feeder hanging from the awning. It is great for attracting cardinals, bluejays, chickadees, woodpeckers and multitudes of sparrows and, of course, the daring squirrels who jump about 5 feet across from our wooden arbour or who climb onto the roof of the house and come at the feeder from above. There's just no discouraging them. I have to look on it as a form of exercise for my left arm holding my picker-up stick but I'm afraid I may damage the window.
  3. what is everyone doing?

    Meg you are certainly 'a jardinier extraordinaire' - excuse my pidgin French. It must give you a lot of satisfaction to bring in your crop at the end of summer then you can sit an plot out your plantings for the coming Spring. You also must have a rare amount of energy. I envy that, I used to enjoy all the flower planting, not so much the veggies, I left that to Dave. Now I have a really nice young man who comes and plants my flowers, and once a month comes and does the dead heading, weeding and tidying up. He'll be along in the next month or so to take out the flowers and plant some more bulbs, there are bulbs in already but the squirrells eat everything except daffodil bulbs and so I lost a bunch of bulbs when they burrowed under the netting. Will have to anchor it down more securely this time. The weather is going to turn cold and it will be down to 9C on Friday, so we go from late summer heat to winter cold but that's fine with me, don't much care for the hot, humid weather at all. I've just been looking at the devastation caused by Hurricane Michael down in Florida - people who had lived in houses on the beach no longer have homes, the 150 mph hurricane winds just destroyed them. I would not like to live in Florida yet it is really popular just like California and look at the wild brush fires they have there. I don't know how people manage when everything that they own has been destroyed by wind and water.
  4. what is everyone doing?

    You're right of course about the Chinese, they are probably the worst polluters, haven't read too much about the Indian thing. Lots of things to worry about in this old world of ours if we have a mind to. I keep hoping for the best.
  5. what is everyone doing?

    Have been wondering how the scientist(s) worked out the math about how fast the earth's surface was heating up. I really doubt whether the US President will pay any notice to it anyway, he keeps blatting away about how wonderful clean coal is and he has reversed all the protection of the environment rules placed by Obama and withdrawn from the Paris Climate Accord. He's a worldwide menace.
  6. what is everyone doing?

    You've got that right Meg!
  7. what is everyone doing?

    We had some really cool weather last week and suddenly it's summer again but the outlook for Friday is a high of 9, so a really quick cooldown. I wonder if we are all doing this to ourselves with the industrial and car emissions - we've been warned that the planet has about 11 years to get our act together or suffer the consequences, floods, fire, drought, food shortage, etc. Really scary prediction. So these quick and unusual temperature changes may be part of things to come.
  8. what is everyone doing?

    My sympathies to all of you suffering from Autumn colds, changeable weather is probably to blame. We have been shivering for a couple of days and wearing sweaters and today we have the air conditioning on for the sudden rise in temperature. Fortunately I am not organized enough to have put all summery wear away so didn't have to look very far for lighter clothing. Just a funny postscript to this, I'm reading the book by Stormy Daniels, the lady who was paid supposedly to keep quiet about her liaison with Donald Trump.
  9. Good one iff, lets hope they keep it hidden.
  10. what is everyone doing?

    Sorry you're having a rough time at your house Luna, stay warm, lots of fluid, rest and enjoy a good book, soon be better.
  11. Probably a truer word was never spoke Luna!
  12. Idle Thoughts - Daydreaming

    In my current reading I have a smile about this having a cup of tea brought up to you in the morning. It must be just an English or Brit custom, I wouldn't be happy trying to juggle a cup and saucer or a mug just as I woke up even less so if it was breakfast in bed. Not my idea of luxury!
  13. Currently Reading

    Am really immersed in 1930's fiction about how families survived rationing, the blitz and life in general for the ordinary folk who seemed to have numerous children, very little money, husbands who spent much time in the pub, but overall a great sense of community. The conditions of the poorer people were shocking but somehow they seemed to survive and the upper class continued on their way with nary a thought for the working or unemployed folk. But all through their trials, lack of food, loss of homes and agonizing loss of loved ones, their patriotism was strong. Sad reading much of it but the courage of the people was incredible. Just to be clear, it's about the 1930's but currently written.
  14. I think there's a lot goes on at the White House which is working in a different reality. When he was giving his talk at the UN in his usual bragging fashion and saying his administration was the best in the history of the US, they laughed at him. His Ambassador tried to spin it to say they were laughing with him. She's as dotty as he is. May the Saints preserve us from this mad man!
  15. what is everyone doing?

    Nice to have a forest where you can enjoy seeing deer. Not much in the way of forest around here but lots of open fields where you can sometimes spot a deer Madeleine.