iXpand…

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so excited because I found a new way to download my iPhone photos in a quick and simple way…

picked up this iXpand Flash Drive SanDisk which holds 64 gb…

while I was sitting in the parking lot of the store, I downloaded the app and saved 1800 photos to the drive… all in about five minutes…

previous methods I’ve used have taken way longer to copy pictures…

easy to find the pictures by date and then copy them back to the iPhone if needed…

oh, I think I’m going to have lots of fun

rising…

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had some fun taking photos of the moon setting and the sun rising

ran back and forth from the front of the house, to the back to get the pictures…

amongst all the back and forth-ing, I also caught a shot of a plane and a bunny…

just a few days before that, I’d tried to get a shot of the full moon as it was setting, but clouds got in my way

technician…

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met a wonderful dear woman for a pedicure recently…

we haven’t had an opportunity to visit for ages, so it was fabulous to have time together… we worked together for a few years and clicked instantly… she made my life so much better

we both chose shades of purple for our toes and then were treated to excellent service by our technicians

so blessed to have the opportunity to spend time with special friends… life is good…

gaggle…

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this morning had a great walk to the Park…

on my way saw a bunny and a gaggle of geese… crossed the street so as not to disturb them… was a bit of a surprise to see them on a sidewalk, but maybe they were checking out the Little Library, lol…

crossing the walking bridge I spotted a brief of pelicans… I think there were nine in total and there was a cormorant with them… it was clearly preening time…

my camera battery quit midway through my walk so I took the rest of the photos with my iPhone… it always makes me giggle when it announces that it is exhausted, lol…

today I seemed to lean toward white

although I did focus on a few frogs, lol…

a much less crowded visit than the one on Sunday… the one sad thing was that our bench was being watered so I couldn’t sit…

ended the visit checking out the ducks and geese at the Riley Family Duck Pond…

emotions…

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the other night when I got dropped off at home I couldn’t find my house key

stood at the back of my friend’s vehicle searching through my bag in the dark, dumping everything out, with no success…

they waited while I turned on my iPhone flashlight and headed to the back of the house to dig out the spare key…

brought back lots of emotions because when my beloved died I realized that I couldn’t just call him if I lost or forgot it… found a spot to stash it so I would be safe if I came home without a way to get in…

rather happy I was able to find it as I haven’t needed to use it since I put it in its hiding spot…

it was a bit dirty, but worked;-)…

and the next morning I put it right back to keep me safe…

Cinderella…

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last night my BS buddies and I went to see Cinderella at Rainbow Stage…

they are the most wonderful group of women and anytime we have a chance to get together and take a field trip fun will be had;-)… they picked me up at work and off we went…

had supper at Prairie’s Edge in Kildonan Park before the performance…

we walked over to the theatre and found our seats just in time for the dress rehearsal…

thanks to our driver and selfie taker for this picture before the show;-)…

it was a great performance and we all enjoyed it… they did a splendid job considering this was the first night… the 15 person orchestra was excellent… also appreciated the updated storyline…

even exiting the Park went smoothly… was impressed with the cooperation of all the vehicles as they used the zipper technique…

I really enjoyed it… must be thirty years since I was last there, lol…

mad…

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yesterday I got this package in my mailbox…

so this morning, I rushed around the kitchen thinking I needed to get the sample put outside before I left the house… because… they were picking it up in 24 to 48 hours…

as I read the directions I spotted this small notice in the corner of the sheet…

the colouring had me thinking that it was from the city and it wasn’t until I read it thoroughly that I realized it was an attempt to get my information and try to sell me a water purification system…

kind of made me mad

bowl…

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picked up the cutest bowl a few days ago to use at work…

it will replace one that I had previously, but which got chipped…

today I took it to the office and had a salad in it… I think it is going to be the perfect size…

we’ve talked about how coffee or tea always tastes best from a particular mug or cup… I have a little pottery cup for water and a special mug that I have for my tea…

silly, but true, things do taste better out of certain containers

trimming…

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the Virginia creeper had completely taken over beside the hot tub… the tv room was basically always dark because the window was covered with vines…

I’ve tried to get it trimmed down by others, but timing hasn’t worked…

today I did it myself… put on those big girl pants and climbed onto the edge of the hot tub…

afterwards I went back into my photos to find some I knew were there of my beloved trimming the same area…

these photos were from July 2011… it is always bittersweet when I look through old pictures… fun to see and relive the memories, but missing him at the same time…

ciabatta…

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since my diabetes diagnosis I have tried to stay away from bread except for rare occasions…

today I made a tomato sandwich on a mini olive ciabatta… the only other thing on it was Miracle Whip…

I picked up the bread yesterday and had a tomato from our CSA box this week…

it was a delicious treat…

reminded me of all the wonderful tomato sandwiches that my beloved made for me over the years… took the longest time to realize the reason they were so delicious was the amount of Miracle Whip slathered on them, lol…