charge…

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today I stopped in at the Apple Store on my way home from work…

for the last few days Siri has just started to talk even though I am not touching the phone… bit creepy actually…

I’d also had a strange message on the screen saying that Apple had found some viruses… 

right away I closed all the apps on the phone, but between that and the Siri chats, felt like maybe I should get it checked out…

got in to see someone at the Store within minutes and they ran a few diagnostics and it appears the phone is fine… they did wonder if I might be saying something that sounds like Hey Siri which would then make her respond… 

they also suggested turning the phone off every day so it could have a rest;-)… didn’t know it needed breaks too, lol…

then I found the watch repair section at Sears and finally got the links taken out of the purple band for my Charge 2…

came out very nice… now I have 3 choices for bracelets to wear with it;-)…

summer…

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today is the first day of summerand our middle grandson’s birthday

I remember 12 years ago when my daughter was in the hospital… many babies were being born and she was doing fine so they kept her waiting while they delivered others… 

at 11:30 at night I told them we needed this baby born on this day… because it was the first day of summer… and I really wanted him born on that auspicious day;-)…

so they proceeded to bring in the doctor and our little guy was born just before midnight… what a wonderful memory

this is early the next day when he got to meet his big brother…

this morning this dark sky followed me all the way downtown…

we had our first summer thunderstorm this afternoon… that same sky followed me home but now it is clear

here’s the 12 year old out for a birthday dinner tonight…

time goes by amazingly quickly…

savouring…

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it is a beautiful evening… the sun is shining and there isn’t a cloud in the sky…

the squirrels have been eating at the feeder… not sure if the birds are getting any seeds…

the sound of the waterfall is soothing and relaxing…

I am savouring every moment… 

over the last few days I’ve been struggling with some stomach issues and tonight am finally feeling better… being under the weather brings to mind all of the serious illnesses that I’ve dealt with through the years…

a reminder to celebrate the good times… 

snacking…

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once again I spent a few minutes taking pictures of the clematis this morning…

so pretty

got home and decided on an early hot tub as I’ve been feeling a bit under the weather…

just a I was planning to get out, the rain started… this picture shows where I was standing, lol… and if you look closely you might see the squirrel snacking at the feeder…

nothing…

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had decided to do nothing today… just rest up…

but, I headed into the garden and filled three more pots with the last of the plants I bought weeks ago…

the darn squirrels have already dug out one of the lobelias… shoved it back in, so hope it grows… 

pleased with the morning glories that I planted around the deck… looks like the majority are growing… sadly most of the alyssum did not make it, so will need to replace it…

the garden is a bit overgrown but looks beautiful in pictures, lol…

still plan on trimming the daisies soon…

been having trouble getting into gardening this year… missing my beloved and not enjoying my time in the garden so much… 

think I need to find a gardener to come and get some of the major weeding done as my grandson is not going to be available nearly as much as last year… I like to do a bit of weeding but am feeling overwhelmed with the amount of work required now…

walked to the grocery store and got some shots of a tree down the street which had blown over… bunny stopped by as I was taking my pictures, lol…

so apparently I did stuff most of the day… even made potato salad for tomorrow’s dinner…

now to get to that do nothing place;-)… tv, a snack and bed…

photo…

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woke up just before 5 to go to the bathroom and when I put on my glasses saw this beautiful moon out the window…

usually I see the moon out the window between 10:30 and 11:30 pm… seemed odd to see it so early in the morning, and was happy to get a great photo

almost forgot to put out the garbage and recycling on my way to the garage… then I took a few pictures of the clematis… was surprised at how many flowers were open…

there are tons of blooms on it and more opening every day… starting the day looking at flowers is the best…

to top off the day, as I was making my supper I looked out and saw this goldfinch at the feeder…

haven’t seen many so far this year… got the best photo from upstairs…

sure am happy it is Friday

cuteness…

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started the day by seeing a cute bunny as I was backing out of the driveway…

stopped and spent a moment savouring the wonderfulness around us…

then, mid morning, a former colleague and her sweet baby stopped by for a visit… more cuteness

she is a bit shy so was happiest in mommy’s arms, lol…

around noon another colleague came for a visit with her adorable cutie pie… thanks MikeF for the great photo…

when babies arrive in the office it is as though a silent alarm has gone off… before you know it most of the staff turn up, lol… today was no exception;-)… 

nothing like baby snuggles to brighten a person’s day… 

many things make me happy, but babies are pretty much at the top of the list…

and then, when I arrived home, this pansy smiled directly at me;-)…

cuteness overload…

pitcher…

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what a lovely evening…

weather was crazy all day… every time we looked outside it was either pouring or the sun was shining… 

had arranged to go home with my daughter after work so I could attend the youngest grandson’s soccer game… he plays regularly on Wednesday evenings and I haven’t made it to a game yet…

the weather wasn’t looking promising but thought we’d give it a shot…

my oldest grandson picked me up after work and just as I came outside there was a huge downpour… by the time we picked up my daughter the sun was out again…

we dropped him off at rowing… he’s just taken up this sport and is really enjoying it…

then we went to their house for supper… my son-in-law had a delicious dinner all ready for us… butter chicken, rice, corn and salad…

I really feel blessed and treated when someone else makes the dinner…

by this point the soccer game has been cancelled, so we decided to go Pokémon hunting at the Forks…

we wandered around, inside and outside, and I was excited to find the cutest little pitcher… I’ve been looking for one for when I have my loose tea…

hard to tell but it is purple, lol… it is a little whale and it gurgles when you pour the liquid… so cute…

it rained as I was getting into my car to head home and shortly after I took this picture of the sky…

gorgeous, again