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Old 08-06-2018, 04:56 AM
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Vman, today my above ground pool gets taken away. In it's place, I'll be digging out the top couple of feet or so of clay soil and replacing it with good top soil. I'll mix in some compost and let it settle for the winter. Next year, I'm starting a veggie garden. My dad is an avid gardener and I hope to pick up a few tips and tricks from him.
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Old 08-06-2018, 05:48 AM
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Cool Dragon. My mother in law gives me lots of tips and help. Tomates are my preferred but we have aubergines, courgettes, peppers, potatoes and pumpkins too. We try something new every year. Last year it was water melon with limited success. Likewise I will have to get in some topsoil and compost in the automn or spring.
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Old 08-06-2018, 05:57 AM
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Pool or garden? Hm. Not sure I could opt for garden in that case, STDragon, but I would love the fresh produce.

Another weekend in the sober books.

Originally Posted by ShenzyT View Post
Just had my 1st sober weekend in a long time.
It was great, got so much done.....AV came calling a good few times .. but didn't really listen.
x
This is one of those really important posts.

"My addiction still pokes me. I just step out of its reach."

I read a lot in Newcomers and there is a recurring theme of being frustrated that the drinking thoughts keep hanging around. I don't think they ever truly 100% go away, so it pays to find a way to deal with them when they do come.

"I don't drink." is what I say when they come up. It works every time. But expecting the thoughts to completely go away I think is an expectation that is doomed to fail. Mental association and memory. Nothing more.

Manta, you sound peaceful. I'm happy you are settling in.

Vman. Lucky they still sell tomatoes at the market. Enjoy your holiday! I would like to holiday in France, please!

Coffee...


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Old 08-06-2018, 06:05 AM
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Oh, and yesterday on my walk on the berry patch trail I asked a man with a fitness tracker how long the walk was from X to X. My walk is five miles of big hills. Yesterday it wiped me out in the heat. I kept eating handfuls of berries, though. Energy - that was my story.

He told me that last week a bear crossed the trail a ways up from him when he was there! So!

Bear week Part ll.

Also, I saw (and got to hear it calling) a Sharp Shinned Hawk. That was a first for me. It even flew right across the trail at eye level.

Testing images...

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Old 08-06-2018, 06:05 AM
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Old 08-06-2018, 06:29 AM
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Old 08-06-2018, 06:33 AM
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Originally Posted by saoutchik View Post
Yes the hot weather will not last much longer, I understand why most people are pleased but I am not one of them, I enjoy the heat.
I'm beginning to suspect you're not really a penguin
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Old 08-06-2018, 06:35 AM
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Humbolt penguins are from South America.

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Morning/afternoon (?) my friend andyh.
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Old 08-06-2018, 06:43 AM
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Originally Posted by biminiblue View Post
Humbolt penguins are from South America.

JS

Morning/afternoon (?) my friend andyh.
you get penguins them in southern Australia too.

afternoon here (+8 hours from you). how are you doing today Bim? I thought my eyes were going funny til I realized your coffee picture was a gif
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Old 08-06-2018, 07:32 AM
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Originally Posted by andyh View Post
you get penguins them in southern Australia too.

afternoon here (+8 hours from you). how are you doing today Bim? I thought my eyes were going funny til I realized your coffee picture was a gif
Good! I just had a yummy breakfast. Oatmeal with homemade apple sauce and blueberries and walnuts, butter, milk, and flax meal.
Scrambled eggs with garlic chicken sausage and cheese. Vitamins, water, coffee. Life is very very good indeed with a full tummy.

Today - Zoo! Because it's Monday.
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Old 08-06-2018, 07:42 AM
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Originally Posted by biminiblue View Post
Today - Zoo! Because it's Monday.
say hello to the bears for us

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Old 08-06-2018, 07:56 AM
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Fairy Penguins in Aus.
And who isn't really a penguin?
No.......say it isn't true....I thought the 'man' photos were a brilliant cover by a very clever penguin who lives in London and works as an engineer....

OK...I need more coffee. Or maybe not.

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Old 08-06-2018, 08:39 AM
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So today I got my first ever bottle of Apple Cider Vinegar from Scottsdale US. I have read amazing reviews about it and often seen it mentioned here so decided to place an order over internet. So tonight we will test it. Any tips welcome...!
It's salad weather anyways
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Old 08-06-2018, 09:43 AM
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That’s the best Apple cider vman! It’s also really good to have a tablespoon in a glass of water a day, keeps the dr away!
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Originally Posted by biminiblue View Post
Humbolt penguins are from South America.

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Morning/afternoon (?) my friend andyh.

The two penguins I used to sponsor at London Zoo (Hank and Grizelda) were Humbolts, the species are endangered now due to overfishing. Sadly Hank is no longer with but lived to the ripe old age of 19 which ancient for a Humbolts. Grizelda is still going strong though.

I must say I have read a lot of positive articles about the benefits of Apple cider vinegar, not tried it yet.

Venus, not only am I not a Penguin but I'm not really an engineer anymore. I was always much better at talking about engineering work than I was actually doing any of it so I morphed into becoming an engineering salesman or desk jockey. My hands are now metaphorically dirtier but literally cleaner.
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You are awesome Sao.

But I don't believe you're not really a penguin.....
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Waving bears??
NAH...
They were waving at the bears behind the guy filming, shouting out- 'look guys, home delivery! Our food is waving at us!'.
Penguins do not walk on their toes, they do not have lips and rarely go to the opera.
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Old 08-06-2018, 03:36 PM
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Zoo was awesome.

Bear week continues, this is a squished penny.
I also bought a reusable shopping bag with a bear on it but I left it in the car.

Chicken tostada for supper. Night W'enders.

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It's big.

This is good. Yay!

Venus, I emailed it to myself, resized it in Paint.

Too many steps, but at least I did it.
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Bim, I also upload pictures in some crazy way, I email them to myself, resize in photoshop, then send again...

Glad you had a nice time at the Zoo. I love that squished penny! So cute.

As for apple cider vinegar, I bought it once because I've heard it's good for weight loss. I had a spoon or two aaaaand I forgot all about it. I think I might still have it somewhere in the kitchen...
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