Monday, 17 July 2017

Memo, Mail & Me: It's Monday July 17th


A big good morning wave & hello to any of those still doing a Monday check in.

Male Yellow Finch
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Mail: a reminder for a check up; made appointment which is a 6 week wait!

Wearing: this weekend it was all about the white jeans; which leads me to my thankfulness of Resolve Laundry Stain Remover.  White jeans on me are like a magnet for slobber, dirt smudges & food drips.  I like the look of white jeans but sometimes the work involved to keep them clean is not worth the bother.  I know, first world problems.
 
Readingcontinuing on with my Summer Reading List I'm now reading "Thank You For Being Late".  I find it a slow, difficult read, although there are some interesting stats within.  I may not finish before it's due back at the library & I'm ok with that.  In between I am reading the 3rd book in the Harry Potter series, The Prisoner of Azkaban (my favourite book & movie).



Watching: the TV is getting turned off more & earlier these days - not a lot of new.  I watched the mini series; Prime Suspect - the early years.  I found it slow.  I do like the Prime Suspect series with Helen Mirren (the original).  Game of Thrones, new season started Sunday, we will have to wait for the DVD copies at the library starting in September. 

Inspired By: a F/B page "Bash Your Stash" lots of layout ideas.
 


Making: I am working on my Summer Manifesto album.  I had purchased this 6X8" album a couple summers ago & wanting to keep the spine colours in similar colour range.  I didn't do a 2016 summer album & it is now that I am missing it, so this year's is in full swing.



What Made Me Chuckle:   This is so my thought this week reading Sanditon on a tablet.


Source: Internet


Drinking:  a drink called An Arnold Palmer; 1/2 lemonade, 1/2 ice tea.  I must admit I do about 1/4 lemonade & 3/4 ice tea to cut the sweetness of lemonade. 



Planning: for another week of training a new staff member.  Last week's training went really well, she caught on brilliantly &  I didn't have to observe with her on Thursday,  she managed a shift entirely on her own.  Yeah!

Hope everyone has lots to look forward to this week.

10 comments:

  1. Such a fun post! Our yellow finches didn't come back this year, and I really miss them at the feeder. I enjoyed the Friedman book, but several of the book club members felt as you do. It was slow going even if you like it. Love that cartoon.

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    1. Karen I was reading that there is a parasite attacking the finches this year (particularly on the east coast) so maybe that's why you haven't had them return. The birders recommend taking down the feeders so they don't gather & spread the parasite.

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  2. Funny illustration about about an eReader v a proper book. The Kindle I use periodically came from my mum (and before she used it, it belonged to my FinL) and I'm still in two minds abut whether I like it or not.
    That finch is a beauty, wish we had some like that in London.
    Love your comments on white jeans! I have gorgeous white linen trousers and I'm always 'nervous' when I wear them!

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    1. That cartoon I thought said my thoughts perfectly. I had a brain wave for a layout about my white jeans woes ...

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  3. Ha ha! Still not liking that E book? I'll think of you when I pick up my copy. It has that lovely second hand aroma!

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    1. I like the book just not the delivery method (col). I am still hunting for a hold in the hand copy of Sanditon.

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  4. I love the look of white jeans, as well. I bought a Kobo (why not a kindle??) quite a few years back when it was the thing to do. It now sits in a drawer. I still prefer a book. -Jenn

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    1. I am lucky to have two pairs of white pants & a big Costco bottle of Resolve! A book is a joy to hold, a joy to read ...

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  5. I like your yellow finch. I used to lament our less colourful birds, till an Aussie friend pointed out to me what we gain in birdsong. Good shot of the lucifer - why didn't I think of that angle? (And now it's too late - the blooms are all at the "top" of the flower.)

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    1. We are at peak for the Lucifers - what a glorious year they are having. The yellow finch has a lovely little song, but only get to hear if they feel comfortable to sit & sing, no moving on our part, not even a hand raise to get the camera. Fussy little birds.

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