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Oct 9, 2012
 
Boomer7 wrote:
<quoted text>I had the fine chance of doing a studio interview with them six months before they won a Grammy!
Great folks on a personal level!!
My wife and had a moment to hang with them.
Very impressive ! A fellow Kitchener who had a brush with fame!

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Deer Whisperer wrote:
Good evening/morning good people! Hope the weekend was enjoyable to you all, and found you in good health.

The temperature bottomed in the 20s in the wee hours out here in the hinterland and climbed to high 50s today; below average. Several days recently have been below average, with a spike last Wednesday or Thursday in the 80s. The "yo-yo" weather of the most recent weeks past provoked a code in my noase and haid since Friday evening.

I think I'm winning ... feeling better today.
Hot tea is my answer for everything! Rest up & feel better Deer Whisperer.

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RMQuinn37 wrote:
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Very impressive ! A fellow Kitchener who had a brush with fame!
Kudos from me also ...

Speaking of which..
and just for the record LOL..

my own son, who is a Music Producer,
is the proud owner of a Grammy..
as of earlier this year!

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Oct 9, 2012
 
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'morning El! You got me interested in selling on eBay again. This little handbag I listed must be popular -- bids started coming in immediately!
'Morning Quincy....myself..I haven't done anything about it as yet,
may put my LP collection on there eventually too.

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Morning El and all,
I couldn't help wondering about all
the well paid intuitive psychics,
and fortune tellers -
who constantly boast of their extraordinary powers -
and WHERE are they now that little APRIL still cannot be found..
makes one think, doesn't it..
not ONE amongst them from ANY country
can help in the slightest way!
Anyway, today is a perfect Autumn day here,
how beautiful the changing colours..
almost changing before the eyes.
I'm still watching X FACTOR El, are you?
I like Gary Barlow, but found him quite
harsh Saturday in comparing two singers,
I often think, too easily they forget
there's a human heart behind all the
razzle-dazzle and hype, in all these people.
O, well.. it IS X Factor, I suppose,
and for all that, it's truly entertaining.
Wishing all the regulars a good
start to the week ahead.
'Morning Grace....

again...missed it watching 'Strictly Come Dancing' which, frankly,
is just sooo predictable. Tuning in to the X Factor next week
for sure. Gary Barlow can be harsh if the mood takes him, I
noticed that.
I wonder if you read that Will-i-am donated all his fee for appearing
on The Voice, to the Prince of Wales Trust...a wonderful gesture I
thought.

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Oct 9, 2012
 
quilterqueen wrote:
Does El's kitchen have chocolate???
Welcome back Quilter Queen....so nice to see you. Do we have chocolae you ask? Is the Pope Catholic? haha We have Hot Chocolate,
Chocolate Bailey's, chocolate muffins, so make yourself at home
you are amongst friends.....:)

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Oct 9, 2012
 
Boomer7 wrote:
Morning to all and afternoon to some!
I found out that the Carolina Chocolate Drops will be playing in the UK soon. If you haven't heard of them, I suggest you Google or YouTube. Great band!
'Morning Boomer...enjoyed hearing this group for the first time,
can understand them receiving a Grammy....thanks so much for
posting about them.

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From weekend news, there is a family and community in the state of Colorado that is sharing this horrid experience.
A precious girl aged 10 was last seen heading for school Thursday or Friday morning and went missing. The mother is tremendously devastated because she missed the call from school about her because she was sleeping, assuming she works a night shift and slept through or turned off the phone.
There is a custody situation, but by last evening the father is not suspect. He resides in Missouri.
All this conjures up the McCann girl, and there is a missing boy in one of the northwest states over here for 2 or 3 years. No solid evidence in that case. Step-mother was being investigated. Bio mother and father are divorced.
I was so sorry to hear of these two missing children....and how sad
that the mother of the 10yr old girl is berating herself, not having
heard the 'phone....one can imagine how she must feel, it's just dreadful.
Sadly it all too common these days to have children abducted, or worse,
that was the shock of it here, as it is not commonplace at all here,
extremely rare if not non-existent.
One can only hope that it has made people more vigilant.

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RMQuinn37 wrote:
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El's Kitchen has everything.....and great company to boot!
And that includes you Miss Quinn....we love your company here!

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Good morning and afternoon, kitchen-eers.
The frost is on the pumpkin this morning, for sure; and all things outside. By now, my yard near the woods patch is collecting scattered fallen leaves. I couldn't say as yet that the woods all around is exploding in color, but leaves are definitely turning -- the array of yellows, reds, oranges, and some purples interspersed with "earth tones". Barring tumultuous rain and wind storms, peak is yet to be.
I dwell in a small settlement in the country comprising of about 30 homes just off a state highway on a private rock/dirt road. It should be all rock, but it's just barely maintained because of some the slackers in our "neighborhood association" formed pretty much to hire for replacement rock as needed. The two dwellings nearest the highway are actually single level duplexes.
The frame and modular homes (no "trailers") are surrounded by or tucked in the prevailing hilly woods. The electric, natural gas, and phone utilities are delivered underground. Water is from a municipal co-operative ( there could be a well or two on some properties but I'm not aware), and home-maintained septic systems are used instead of a sewer system. I've "whined" about having no cable TV/internet access before, and we exceed the range for DSL broadband internet access.
Driving time to the nearest town of commerce just takes "5 minutes". Another 2 or 3 minutes will get me to one of my daughter's house after she moved from the college town where she was schooled, worked, and lived. My youngest is still doing the working and living there (they both finished college last year), about 25-30 minutes drive from me.
My eldest is in the metro-Indianapolis area and it is almost 1.5 hours to travel there. As the twin grand-daughters turned 9 years yesterday, I'm making that trip next Sunday!
Good Morning Cuz Luke....and thank you for this incredibly interesting insight of your part of the world and your family life.....so nice to
learn more of the background of the friends we share our own lives with on more or less a daily basis, it widens the picture greatly.
An enjoyable Sunday coming up this weekend.....plenty of time to 'get back on your feet'...maybe a drop of the hard stuff in a very hot water and a dash of lemon with a spoonful of honey..last thing at night might help?! Certainly won't do any harm!....:) Hope you feel better as the day goes on {{{Cuz Luke}}}

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Grace Nerissa wrote:
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Kudos from me also ...
Speaking of which..
and just for the record LOL..
my own son, who is a Music Producer,
is the proud owner of a Grammy..
as of earlier this year!
Let me be the first here to CONGRATULATE you as
his mother Grace, that is wonderful news, how on
earth did you manage to keep it to yourself for
so long, LOL....
Many, many, Congratulations, you must be very proud
indeed.

“Hey, Sarge!”

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eleanorigby wrote:
<quoted text>'Morning Boomer...enjoyed hearing this group for the first time,
can understand them receiving a Grammy....thanks so much for
posting about them.
Thanks El. Good afternoon to all across the pond...
Good morning to all here in the USA.
Baseball playoffs!

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Thanks El. Good afternoon to all across the pond...
Good morning to all here in the USA.
Baseball playoffs!
Playoffs??!!... playoffs??!! couldn't resist to mimic Indianapolis Colts' head coach Jim Mora outburst before his departure from the team. lol

Yes, MLB end-of-season playoff series time ... it's all good. Good morning to you, Boomer.

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Deer Whisperer wrote:
<quoted text>Playoffs??!!... playoffs??!! couldn't resist to mimic Indianapolis Colts' head coach Jim Mora outburst before his departure from the team. lol

Yes, MLB end-of-season playoff series time ... it's all good. Good morning to you, Boomer.
Thanks!
Great avatar.

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Good Morning Cuz Luke....and thank you for this incredibly interesting insight of your part of the world and your family life.....so nice to
learn more of the background of the friends we share our own lives with on more or less a daily basis, it widens the picture greatly.
An enjoyable Sunday coming up this weekend.....plenty of time to 'get back on your feet'...maybe a drop of the hard stuff in a very hot water and a dash of lemon with a spoonful of honey..last thing at night might help?! Certainly won't do any harm!....:) Hope you feel better as the day goes on {{{Cuz Luke}}}
What is your fee, Doc Eleanor?:) Sincere thanks for your concern and advice!

I ran out of steam prior (and concerned about boring the kitchen crowd) and didn't complete the picture.

My place is on a slope of a hill, and being roughly a triangular-shaped property and is 1 and 1/3 acres (I forget the hectares conversion). About 1/3 (maybe a tad bit more) of it includes part of the prevailing woods. The woods patch forms a wedge from the longest property line. The tree-line obliquely "falls" down my back yard, makes a bend nearer the house and makes a gentle curve to "border" the mow-able side yard.

The woods point at the mow-able of my back yard shields me from the uphill neighbors. There is a small yard bit between my house and road. My front and other side yards gently slope away from the house to the property line of the neighbor below. No trees are there to shield from full exposure to afternoon and evening sun, nor west-northwest winds.

A basic house-form, single level and rectangular with an attached garage having 3 bedrooms and 2 baths -- one accessed from my bedroom. When the 2 youngest daughters were with me on alternate weekends, alternate holidays, and parts of every summer each had a bedroom and "their" bathroom. My location was premised on proximity to their home with their mother and step-father, only about 15 minutes away where it was "convenient" to attend their middle and high school functions.
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Rising from my recent laziness in reciprocating in kind with the patrons of the kitchen -- "walking the talk".:)

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Kudos from me also ...
Speaking of which..
and just for the record LOL..
my own son, who is a Music Producer,
is the proud owner of a Grammy..
as of earlier this year!
Kudos to your son, and your status as a proud mother {{{ Cuz Grace }}}

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Hot tea is my answer for everything! Rest up & feel better Deer Whisperer.
Thank you {{{ Cuz Quinny }}}. You are fine, fine dear company as well.:)

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Grace Nerissa wrote:
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Great post, gives a lovely mental picture of your
life .. and where you live,
like the NEW YORK song..
so good I read it twice-
great post..
Yes, suddenly, it seems, October has made it's presence
felt, I was driving yesterday, a light wind blowing
soft rain falling, I felt s source of sheer
delight as I witnessed small red leaves being swept off a tree
mingling with sparkling raindrops .. as they both fell together.
again, as I mentioned before,
if you wanted such a scene for a movie,
HOW many 'takes' would have to be made!
Good Day, DW.


Thank you Grace! As I posted to El, I've been lazy in sharing the picture -- as you do yours so very well.:)

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Playoffs??!!... playoffs??!! couldn't resist to mimic Indianapolis Colts' head coach Jim Mora outburst before his departure from the team. lol
Yes, MLB end-of-season playoff series time ... it's all good. Good morning to you, Boomer.
Playoffs? Playoffs?'Don't talk to me about playoffs...I just hope we can win a game'.....hahaha

I love Jim Mora's passion for the game...

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What is your fee, Doc Eleanor?:) Sincere thanks for your concern and advice!
I ran out of steam prior (and concerned about boring the kitchen crowd) and didn't complete the picture.
My place is on a slope of a hill, and being roughly a triangular-shaped property and is 1 and 1/3 acres (I forget the hectares conversion). About 1/3 (maybe a tad bit more) of it includes part of the prevailing woods. The woods patch forms a wedge from the longest property line. The tree-line obliquely "falls" down my back yard, makes a bend nearer the house and makes a gentle curve to "border" the mow-able side yard.
The woods point at the mow-able of my back yard shields me from the uphill neighbors. There is a small yard bit between my house and road. My front and other side yards gently slope away from the house to the property line of the neighbor below. No trees are there to shield from full exposure to afternoon and evening sun, nor west-northwest winds.
A basic house-form, single level and rectangular with an attached garage having 3 bedrooms and 2 baths -- one accessed from my bedroom. When the 2 youngest daughters were with me on alternate weekends, alternate holidays, and parts of every summer each had a bedroom and "their" bathroom. My location was premised on proximity to their home with their mother and step-father, only about 15 minutes away where it was "convenient" to attend their middle and high school functions.
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Rising from my recent laziness in reciprocating in kind with the patrons of the kitchen -- "walking the talk".:)
Sounds heavenly, what the Welsh would term Hiraeth. En suite
bathrooms eh? Very nice indeed.
But to have that amount of land around your home, including a portion of those woods, sounds just my cup of tea!
I lived on Anglesey, oh, must be about 10 years ago now, and my garden was huge, it incorporated an orchard with a path winding through, long long lawn inbetween the house (bungalow) and the orchard, it was all ideal. Anglesey (Ynys Mon) which translated means Mother Island, being the last defence of the Ancient Britons against the Saxons, and also home of the Tudors, is a nice place to live.
It isn't a million miles from where I live, and I am over there Thursday to take the car in to the dealership for it's M.O.T test,
always good to visit.

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