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  1. Thanks, @shapeshifter and @saber5055! How do you do that! Thank you, thank you, thank you!
  2. zoey1996


    Yes, a few more minutes. PBS usually has it available for maybe a week or so.
  3. The weather was typical for late June, warm/hot and humid, but no rain until we were almost home on Thursday.
  4. I’ve been fiddling with this for about 45 minutes, first to get it small enough, and then to rotate it, but failed. I may try to post a couple more later. We had a good trip. This is the Misty statue at the downtown waterfront park on Chincoteague.
  5. For my birthday, DD sent me a dozen of Aunt Sally’s pralines from N’awlins. They are the best! https://auntsallys.com/collections/original-pralines
  6. I can't see the results even though I voted in the category! I've looked at several that I know I voted in, and can't see any of them. 😢 Or was there a second round of voting? Maybe I voted in the preliminary poll to determine the finalists?
  7. Week 42: 1/5, no * YTD: 89/210 fourteen*
  8. zoey1996


    The Trivia Quiz was indicative of the relationship between Douglas and Connie, and I found myself feeling badly for each of them, Albie too. I was satisfied with the ending. It looks like Douglas is coming to terms with the end of the marriage. Pleased that Connie and Douglas are able to come together to support Albie. I found myself hoping that Connie will find whatever she's searching for. Douglas and Freja together at the end indicated he is moving on to find some happiness for himself. I started reading the book before watching the second episode. Douglas has just met Connie at
  9. I agree, very satisfying. In the third book, it is being handled well. Combination of relief, guilt, etc. So many widows in that village!
  10. I missed the FJ today also, and it was an asterisk. Sob!
  11. I’ve heard of both French and Prussian blue, but came up with only Prussia in time.
  12. Japanese Chin. We have 3, ages 12, 14, & 15. We have had Chin, two or more at a time, for 30 years. Most we had at one time was 7 including a foster, all rescues. So far weather has been good, warm/hot and humid. Pool felt good this afternoon. Pictures will get shared when we’re home. Thank you for the birthday wishes!
  13. I think it’s OK to discuss the books without spoiler tags, but I’m cautious not to be too specific in case someone prefers not to know.
  14. I agree, but I thought, going by appearances, he was late 50’s early 60’s, and she was early 40’s. I didn’t check the actors ages before I posted, and I said “a bit” not “a lot.” My mom was 7 years older than my dad, but their appearance looked like closer to the same age.
  15. We’re here! Made it across the Hampton Roads Bridge Tunnel and the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnels without incident. Had lunch at the Great Machipongo Clam Shack. For dinner, we had a time finding a place open with availability. We got in at Maria’s, a seafood/Italian restaurant. Fried oysters for the second time today, followed by a cup of birthday cake ice cream at Island Creamery. Tomorrow I’m taking a guided walk in downtown Chincoteague and making reservations for Tuesday & Wednesday dinners. We miss our Chinnies so much, but I’m sure they are OK. And we’re having a good time.
  16. No! I didn't know about it. I'll be on the lookout now!
  17. Rainbow Rowell had a column in the Omaha newspaper before she started getting books published. Her columns were always well-written and interesting. More recently, I’ve read several Ivan Doig books. Sue Grafton was a favorite, and I’ve enjoyed Diane Mott Davidson, Sue Henry, Martin Edwards, and Sandra Dallas. I’m currently reading Mark Twain’s Roughing It and Mo Rocca’s Mobituaries. CC Tillery and Lisa Wingate are two more I like.
  18. Week 41: 1/5, one * YTD: 88/205 fourteen*
  19. I dredged up these old posts to comment. I also loved This Perfect Day. It could be a marvelous movie, too, IMHO. It’s been a while since I re-read it, but I do every once in a while.
  20. Helen Mirren narrates a humorous look at the lighter side of the natural world. I recorded this and just now started watching. I am amused. Cute and witty? I’m in!
  21. I too liked Arman, but the new champ is fine. Didn’t care for Nikkee,but that was a nice jacket. I prefer the more muted suit from today. For FJ, it was an instaget for the first time this week, and an asterisk too!
  22. zoey1996

    Home Fires

    I have done just that! I hope other readers will continue the discussion. I’ve just gotten the third book. If you read reviews, as I started to, beware of spoilers!
  23. I’m starting this thread to discuss the books that continue the story that began in the series Home Fires. The series ended with a lot of loose ends and cliffhangers, so I was happy to learn about the books. I’ve read two of them; Home Fires (Keep the Home Fires Burning) is in four parts with chapters within the parts. A Woman’s War is in chapters. Both have a map of Great Paxford, which helped me visualize the area better. I just purchased the third one, A Woman’s Courage, but haven’t started it yet. I’m reading these on kindle. The story lines are wrapping up nicely. While I’d have pref
  24. I enjoyed this one. We learn about Riley & Lizzie's mother, Art's late wife. Really liked Lois. She seems a bit too young for him, but they had an easiness with each other that's not easy to find. This show has a lot of heart. I love Riley and Al's relationship.
  25. zoey1996


    Yes, that’s where mine cut off too. Glad I was able to see the remainder as well. I was raised in the 50’s and 60’s, and we were raised as not being special, so that seemed OK to me. We were told that if we worked hard, made good choices, had some good luck, and made use of our talents, that we could be successful, but it wouldn’t happen just because we were “special” or “exceptional.”
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