Friday, July 11, 2014


TGIF Thread.


Judie said...

Good morning again.

Thank you Steve for a fresh weekend thread. Wishing you and the staff a lovely weekend.

No special plans for me today other than Kennedy tonight. Lion King. Will probably try to catch up on laundry and restoring order to the refrigerator. Oh my, I'm turning into an indoor Lolly. lol

MT nest. Pete's Pond quiet. Isla's out on the lake. Bears okay.

Hoda, nothing of concern. Prayers needed for others. Thank you for asking.

Wishing everyone as good a morning as possible.

Hoda said...

Good morning
Thank you STEVE and JUDIE.

Am confused JUDIE about your above comment to me.
Hope all IS well.
Your day sounds great.

MEMA JO Is becoming an early bird!!
😊. Glad you fed the critters.

JudyE said...

Thanks for the new Thread STEVE

and the call over JUDIE

Hoda said...

Thank God!
61 degrees!
Supposed to go up to 90 this weekend.
Toooooooooo hot!
Don't like it.
We have a water advisory.
No washing cars
No watering lawns except for two hours once a week
We can water vegetable gardens and flower beds.

Eagle-Eyed Shar said...

Good morning everybody.


The other day I was sitting at my desk and T-Bird was in the living room. She asked if any of our dogs were outside because we both heard a dog whine. It sounded exactly like Buddy whining to come in. All dogs were present and accounted for. I even went outside and looked around the house to see if there was a stray out there or something. Found nothing. Yesterday, I heard it again and realized the sound had finally started working on my other computer and it was the eaglets squealing on the eagle cam.

Mema Jo said...

Good morning again and a big
Thank You Steve for the fresh new thread. Don't you take that feather to the Lion King, Judie. All 3 granddaughter's went last week and really enjoyed the show. Hope you do the same ♥


Mema Jo said...


Still cam is Up/Running

I can take pics again

Judie said...

Quick check in.

Hoda, previous thread you asked for a report and I assumed you meant my Monday doctor appt. All is well. No prayers needed for me.

Jo, I have every intention of wearing my feather to the play. After all, Africa has critters with feathers. Have already spent time this morning coordinating my attire. Expect many young persons there. Glad the grands enjoyed.

Good news that Sharon's computer is working AND produced eagle sounds.


JudyE said...

Knock knock may I enter

Its raining its raining and storming big time Was going to go to the pool at 130 but will have to see if this blows over so far looks like its stationary and in the area of the pool and where Angie lives big time No movement they say so it may rain its self out by them I can only hope Jordyn has decided till them a nap is called for Smart kid

JudyE said...

thanks for the heads up JO on the STILL

MARGY will be excited now she can see them at work and YEAH for picture snipping

Ms Bookworm said...

Hi, Everyone,
Gosh, I'm finally getting back here! It's been a busy couple of days!

I'm sorry you're having to wait until next week, Jo, but I'm sure your doctor knows the best way to do things. I understand what he said about your wheezing. Ken usually sounds like antique bagpipes early in the morning. Any new doctors are often alarmed, but it's just the way he is. It clears up once he takes an antihistamine. Anyway, you remain on the prayer list, and we will pray you through the procedure next week. Love you!

Ken has had 2 dental appts., (got in a day early due to a cancellation!) and now he has a temporary bridge in place, and some squeaky clean teeth! He goes back in Monday to have his teeth whitened, and then he'll get the permanent bridge put in. Would you believe that his dentist called last evening to ask how he was doing?! Wow, I'm impressed.

We had planned to go visit the Art-A-Fair down in Laguna Beach today, but our kitchen sink decided to back up this morning after breakfast, so we have a call in to a plumber instead. Hope he can get here today! Don't dare use the kitchen sink, or do any laundry, until it's fixed. This particular line backs up about once a year. It's a fairly small pipe, which goes from the kitchen sink, turns a tight corner, picks up the drain from the washer, turns another tight corner, and goes out to the street. Between grease from the sink, gunk from the dishwasher, stuff from the garbage disposal, and lint from the washing machine, it generally builds up enough stuff to back up yearly.
They should have made the pipe a larger one, seems to me! We have to be extremely careful of what we put down the disposal.

Wow, Hoda! You certainly are having crazy hot weather! We are too, here in So. Calif. It's humid here, which is no fun. Hope that goes away next week. Hang in there, and I will too!

Judie, I bet you will LOVE Lion King! We went up to Los Angeles years ago and saw it--amazing!

Well, I'd better go for now, and schedule some bill payments online. Will check back in later to see how things are going at the Sycamore Palace. Have a nice Red Friday, everyone! I ♥ us!!!

Judie said...

JudyE, hope you got time with Jordyn today - rain or shine. You two always seem to find fun things to do.

Andy, bet Kubby is glad the biggest part of the process is over. Congrats to him. Yes, Lion King should be enjoyable. Feel a bit sorry for the performers because of the heat on stage and the elaborate makeup and costumes.

Check in later.

stronghunter said...

Oh, The Lion King. I would love to see that. Will have to think about it.

magpie said...

Wowser, I'll say great news about the Still Cam :)

Thanks for the Alert on that Jo...
and you're right, JudyE, I can watch at home AND at work....

Thanks to the Powers that Be at NCTC on this one !

Lion King, one of James's all time favorite videos...I have it, and would love to see the Stage Performance....
Have Fun, Judie, Feather/s and all!

xo work to do here at home,
as usual......

Best Wishes for a Wondy and Marvy
Evening, All....Including for Andrea's Ken with those fresh squeaky toothers !
xo ttfn

magpie said...

Oh Shirley...colitis for Keisha...
a very discomforting and uncomforting ailment, hope the medical team can be Spot ON with the treatments.....

thanks for the update....

xo See Ya'all Later

Janet said...

good FRIDAY afternoon to all and thanks to STEVE for the new thread!!!

JUDIE: enjoy the LION KING and wear that feather with pride!
Just no dancing on the stage....

Good day. Busy at work. Hot out right now. Going to get the boat prepped for tomorrow. Planning on putting down some non skid on the pool deck steps. kind of slippery when wet. Do some dinner. Relax a bit...maybe aswim later.

Hugs to all!

Judie said...

Well, I won't dance on the stage but will someday tell the tale of how I became part of a play and another time my raincoat had a small part. Those are best told with a gathering of momsters who have had a glass or two of "ginger ale."

Margy, try to get caught up at home, please.

Shirley, will let you know about the play. Think it's here through most of August. Also, have forgotten twice to say I hope Keisha gets prompt and effective treatment.

Okay, need to make myself less scary.


JudyE said...

JIVIE is in

JudyE said...

I forgot to tell you a Jordyn story The other night Angie had called me and I could hear Jordyn in the background trying to get Angie attention Angie said I am talking to OMA right now You have to wait a minute Then Jordyn said Mommy Just put her on pause for a second
Getting ready to head to Angie house she stopped here to take Jordyn to a sleep over tonight and the three of us and a couple of peeps are going to watch Jordyn x kindergarten teacher sing I am off tomorrow because there was suppose to be a thing going on at Carl mom house the Last Hurrah of sorts last time in the pool They have sold their big house with pool and are moving in to a 55 older mobile home park

JudyE said...

hit publish and didn't finish the last part
Now they are not having it they are moving stuff out tomorrow and the last party will be next Sat

JudyE said...


Hoda said...

" I have absolutely NO desire to fit in" says my college room mate.
I say, "then quit complaining and criticizing others.

Not going so well.
I invited her to go for a talk by a lead Canadian Radio presenter tonight. We bought the tickets.

This will not go well.

stronghunter said...

Oh my, Hoda.

magpie said...

Oh My...I agree, with Shirley...
golly, some of your goodness and
lightness must SOON rub off, Hoda.....
Maybe by Osmosis....

Good Evening Eagle Pals

Did some vacuuming and such hoping to watch some Cold Case....bummerini...guess it's timed out for the season, Again :(

magpie said...

Nearly full Moon tonight is
Seriously AWESOME.....

Saturday night should be even better....'cause it "goes full
at 7:42 in the Saturday morning

the Thunder Moon is one of its names

magpie said...

That would be 7:25 a.m.
back to Law & Order, Criminal Intent...

Hoda said...

I am totally bewildered. I had never seen this side of her.
She is stressed being in a foreign country.
She knew she was coming to a foreign country though.
She thought four months of being on holiday treated the same way like she did when she came here the past three times.
I can not do it for four months to take her around and buy things for her. She knew that.
She has two and a half months left here. She wants to go to a family reunion in August. If she crosses to the US all things being equal, she has no residence in the US, the Canadian Authorities will not let her through a second time. Her visa allows her only one entry with no formal address in the USA and she has to leave here by September 30th. She thinks they are wrong and out to prosecute her and she thinks she should be allowed to work in Canada. They explicitly said no to her and put that on her visa. They also said no to her getting on Canadian health care.
I needed to vent before I go listen to Eleanor Wachtel with her tonight. I am worried about her and her mental state...
Blessed Be.

Janet said...

good evening.

HODA: sending you light and love. hold her in the light. you cannot change her. this is her path, her journey. perhaps she can leave early??? being direct with communication is often the best way to take care of such situations. it is tough though...holding you close my friend....

JUDYE: your granddaughter is so cute and such great stories!!!!

let's see: I put the stuff on the pool deck steps so hopefully now no one slips and falls ....non skid. I have such a hard time remembering that name!

boat is scrubbed. floatation devices onboard and accounted for. fishing gear on board. boat bag (towels, sun screen etc) ready and on board. in the a.m. load up the cooler, put boat on truck hitch and get 'er done!!! have some fun......

I am tired. hope everyone has pleasant dreams and peaceful sleep. see you tomorrow! ((((hugs))))

magpie said...

Interesting, Hoda...I was rather thinking that something is wrong, awry, akimbo with your friend....
illness, could be it...

Best Wishes on seeing what is going on

Going to sign off before too long passes....

Bedtime looms

Prayers for Wellness, All Around...

Thinking of all, with Love and Prayers

God Bless Us,
Every One xoxo

Mema Jo said...

Our dinner was over at our son's home with most of the kids. Fun ~!
GS turns 19 this Sunday so we sort of
surprised him when he got home from work.

Just watched Ms Fisher's mystery and then Detective Gently mystery. Just
love the NO COMMERCIAL stations.

Mema Jo said...

The moon is beautiful and bright
Cams are pitch black - thought perhaps the moonlight could be seen.

Hoping you all enjoy your weekend.
Was hoping to go to Market but calls for 95° - no can do.

Mema Jo said...

The Nest Egg Money from our blogging group -

Paula has agreed to hold on to the
$100 we have for any future events.

Mema Jo said...

Goodnight to all ♥



Love us all ♥

Judie said...

Good late evening.

Play was stupendous. Cannot begin to imagine what it takes to create the costumes and the talent for the puppets. Really really nice.

Hoda, Janet is correct. Your friend IS traveling her own path. The path may be due to illness. Regardless, you cannot change that path for her. You are a very, very busy person and can simply use that to avoid being with her. If all else fails, just be honest and let her know her negativity is unpleasant and unacceptable.

JudyE, not quite sure I understand what's going on but have fun whatever it is.

Jo, glad you had some family time. Happy Birthday early to gs.

Sandperson had already departed when we got home. So, the night light is on.

Restful sleep for all.

Ms Bookworm said...

Hi, Everyone,
Dropping in to say goodnight.

Hoda, saying some serious prayers for your friend. Feel really bewildered at her unhappiness. Praying that she will be unable to drag you down to her level. Hoping that some of your optimism and light will find its way into her heart somehow, and turn her around. However, if it doesn't happen, then it's just not meant to be at this time. Sending ((BIG HUGS)) and lots of love! Hang in there!!!

Shar, praying that your friend will feel better soon. May her doctors find the perfect treatment for her!

Well, Emma is begging for me to make a lap for her, so I'll say
goodnight and God bless. Can't wait to hear Judie's story about tonight's entertainment!

The security system is enabled, so be sure to refresh your memories about your passwords!

Jo, prayers for your healing being sent heavenward. Sweet dreams! ((HUGS))!!!

I ♥ us!!!

Lolly said...

Getting on to say goodnight! Have had a great day and looking forward to tomorrow! Laurel and the boys are here.

Night all! SED!

JudyE said...

Hello and good night in the same sentence
Just got home
Had a great time listening to the music BUT yep there was a but It was a smoking establishment YUK now I smell like smoke gonna go take a quick shower can't go to sleep smelling like this. I think it must be one on of the only bars left that permit smoking and it will be the first and last time that the band plays there Leotte said she had a hard time singing but I said you couldn't tell as always she was great

JudyE said...

Security system is armed please be sure to use your code if out past curfew

Well I'm calling it a day
See ya in the am ☼ at Sycamore Sunrise Cyber Cafe
Bless this Nest
and all

♀ ♥ ♂
whom watch it at
Sycamore Palace
Healing thoughts for
those in need

"Be kinder than necessary, for everyone is fighting some kind of battle."

Hoda said...

Thank you JANET JUDIE and ANDY.
She is my friend and I can not totally abandon her. She is very difficult to deal with right now but I am sure something else is going on. I stay positive and do not take on her negativity. It is draining and I see her once every week or ten days.

It went better than I expected this evening and it was an excellent speaker we listened to.

Love and Light to all.
Blessed Be.

Sandi said...

Goodorming my eagle friends. Nest looks MT but I hear a juvie squawking every once in a while - must be calling for Mom and Dad to bring some food!

Judie, Lion King - one of my favorites!! Mom, Kevin, and I went to see it at the Hippodrome in Baltimore. Just incredible!! Madeline's ice skating show this past March was Lion King and, as soon as the opening notes for Circle of Life started, I burst into tears b/c Mom had just died and suddenly I remembered that she and I saw the show together. Even people who say they don't like live theatre should see Lion King live - what a spectacular production!

Oh my, lots of squealing off-camera and cam shaking.

Went to the beach after tennis yesterday. A BFF from Baltimore has been here for the past 2 weeks and yesterday was Karen's last full day before they go home (they rent their house out for most of the summer b/c even though Karen has retired from teaching, Dick is still a practicing gastroenterologist at Harbor Hospital downtown). Mitch (Lisa's husband) came back to the beach after working a few days so the Buchman family is together agin - the kids are happier with both parents here (and so is Lisa).

Paula, how is Larry feeling these days?

Hoda, good luck with your friend - sounds like you are handling things well, though I know the negative energy bothers you.

Jo, prayers continue for you.

Have a great day all.

Janet said...

good morning to all. a beautiful Saturday morning here in nashvegas!

having my coffee, then get ready to FISH, SWIM, and be ON THE BOAT! I am most thankful and excited.

I hope everyone has a lovely day!!! hugs, light, and love to all!

Mema Jo said...

Good morning to all ♥
Coffee is brewing - smells good.

I am about to check out the deck to see if there are any critters waiting to be fed.

72° with no breeze - and possible TS today. Thankful I have AC

Everyone enjoy their day - You go Janet - catch a big one.

Mema Jo said...

Paula is also fishing today - flounders - Go Fish~!

Tomorrow Michael heads out to
Guatemala with a Mission Group.
It is a week's stay - Prayers for
him to accomplish spreading the good word and ability to work to better the living conditions of the people and of course for his safety. ♥

JudyE said...

Good Morning Eagle buds boy did I sleep in after going to be at 2 something
Hope everyone has a good day in no matter what they d0

Judie said...

Good afternoon.

Safe travels and wishing Michael and a very special week.

Closest I am going get to anything that swims are the shrimp I cleaned this morning. Been in the kitchen since 10am. Needed to get the frig. organized and cleaned.

Lovely sunshiny day with a breeze. Headed across the hall to put my feet up and read today's paper. Need to check PBS programs for tonight's viewing pleasure.


JudyE said...

JUVIE IS IN near the stump head in the nEZ

JudyE said...

both juvie in the NHZ and making noises

Mema Jo said...

Judie - I think we are out of luck on tonights' shows - unless we haven't seen DC1Banks... it's a 2011 production. You may wish to watch Bonnie and Clyde 9:30 PM on WETA 26, 2 hr 1967

I hope I have some dinner company for Tacos to make my evening shorter

Feet going up

JudyE said...

they are sure making a big ruckus cant see them but sure can hear them squealing big time

Judie said...

Oh my, might have to watch some crime/forensic program. Never got enthused about DCI Banks. Going back to put my feet up and pout! I WANT DOWNTON ABBY!

Mema Jo said...

They have really tilted the cam -
Looks like they have a Nest Slide going on.. lol

Hoda said...

Dragon boating!
Eagle flies over head.
Takes another go.
I spot it the first time and say eagle!
Coach gives us a rest stop to watch.
On second swoop the whole crew turns and WOW WOW WOW we almost tip the boat!
He gets a fish right behind the boat.
Drops it half way next to the boat!
O M G those talons!
He swoops in right away gets it and flies off.
My heart beating a mile a minute up my throat.

Hope all are well.

Prayers for MICHAEL.
Safe travels.

Good Day here.

Mema Jo said...

Getting an afternoon shower
Should be a rainbow out there..♥

Mema Jo said...

Hoda - you must have been breathless with those sights - Happy all your friends on the boat got to see how majestic that was

Hoda said...

I was JO actually still am!
Very relieved we did not tip over though.
Did not even take on water, but my land did that dragon go sideways!

Mema Jo said...

Endeavour, Season 2:

Sunday July 13th 9 pm Masterpiece Mystery
on PBS

Judie said...

Yes, Sunday. This is only Saturday. Boo Hoo.

Hoda, what an incredible experience. So happy the boat did not turn over. That is a forever memory.

The concert Darth was to attend was cancelled. So, this will be a splurge night. Beer-battered shrimp and spinach salad. Off to the scullery.

Hoda said...

Yes on the forever memory!
I tell you I would not want to have those talons aimed at me!!!
Good God Almighty!
Also good thing we did not flip the dragon!!!
We straightened up pretty quick as the command was given to Brace The Boat!
Holly Molly!!! JUDIE!!!

Hoda said...

From Google Graphics I take it Holland and Brazil have packed their bags???
Who is left Germany and ???

Hoda said...

Dear God Almighty!
Temperatures will continue in the 90's for another week!
Tomorrow Nelson clocks in at 99!!! Four degrees higher than today.
Not a good idea!!!
Would you folks down south turn off the furnaces please?

Lolly said...

Whoops! I'll go turn off the furnace right now!!! Sorry! Guess that is why it is 86 right now. LOL We are looking forward to that cool front this week. Going to be a real blessing. Chance of rain later on in the week....prayers, please!!

Hoda, friends just returned from a week in the Yoho, Banff area. They made it to the ice fields but not to Jasper. They saw 16 or so bears while there. Once on the road from Banff to Yoho they saw a momma grizzly and her two little grizzly gruffs! Wow! Would have loved to have seen that many!

We have had a great day but we are tired. We all worked, except Jacob, on the upper pond. Jacob avoids work. Joseph was a huge help. He worked hard to the whole time, no complaining!! He was fantastic. He was paid accordingly! Proud of that boy! And told him so!

They wore Skippi out! They left after lunch and she has been sleeping ever since.

Going to Dallas tomorrow afternoon. Going to watch the soccer game and Michael is going to grill.

Pulled up the cam and the nest was empty but I heard an eagle call! ☺

Hoda said...

I need to let you know I am moving to Africa!
We have another week of middle to upper 90's.
It is in the 70's there!!!

LOLLY awesome for your friends. Fantastic.
There is a Grizzly and her cub on the upper rail trail here.
We are not allowed to walk or bike up there.
Amazing display your friends saw.
Blessed Be.

Good on work report. I love your Grandsons.
They are so individual LOLLY.

Judie said...

Hoda, I've turned the AC up to super-high and opened all the doors and windows so the cool air will get out and head west.

Lolly, sounds like a good and productive day. Good for Joseph.

Hope everyone else had super nice day fishin' and crabbing' and whatever else.

Tried DCI Banks, Jo but had to change to a cooking program. Eyes are getting tired so will likely dent the pillows soon.

Sandperson is rummaging in the hall closet. Jufie is passed out under the guest bed snoring.

Night light is on. Restful sleep for all.

Hoda said...

Thank you JUDIE...


Lolly said...

Hoda, we will have upper 90's through Tues. Then Wed 88, Th 84, Fr 89, Sat 88. Lows will be in lower 70's and upper 60's. Unbelievable for this time of year. So far we have not hit 100. Shhhhh! Also, chance of RAIN!!!

Mema Jo said...

It is that time again - another day gone.

Goodnight and God Bless All



I ♥ Us

magpie said...

Same here, time to dent those pillows and say Night-Night.....

Special thoughts, very positive ones, for Miracle Michael on this the Eve of his Mission Journey to Guatemala Sunday....
I always find it joyful to be around him, and know the people he spends time with, will also

Hoda, in a word, a Jo Word:
WOWSER! Great narrative!

I'd be typing gibberish if I try but a few more words than the following:

Good Night, Precious Pals
Prayers All Around Amongst Us All,
God Bless Us,
Every One xoxo

stronghunter said...

Oh my, Hoda. Way too hot for your part of the world. I am guessing that many people don't have air conditioning.

Got my do done today.

Time for me to say good night. SED. Sleep well my friends.

Hoda said...

Good night
God Bless Us All.
Safe travels MICHAEL.
Prayers JO and LARRY.

10th anniversary for Dragon Boat Team tomorrow.
I will be gone most of the morning and into the afternoon.
Offering rides in the park, serving lunch, playing with children and their adults...
We will paddle the original founders across the lake. Some of them are no longer able to paddle. It will be an honour to give them an escort in their Dragon Boat which they funded ten years ago.
Life is Good.

Sandi said...

Goodorming my eagle friends. Nest looks and sounds MT this morning.

Hoda, I loved your description of the eagle visit - sounds like an amazing sight!! I would love to see a photo of "your" dragon boat. How many people does it take to row? Your anniversary day sounds like a lot of fun - maybe it will be a little cooler out on the water??

Jo, wishing Michael a safe flight to Guatemala. BTW, does he speak Spanish so he can communicate with the locals?

Yesterday was a beautiful day on the beach - not too hot, not too windy.

This afternoon, one of the dogs in the neighborhood (coco Chanel is her name) is having a 5th birthday party. Bella has been invited and she, Madeline, and I will be attending, along with Lisa's dog Daisy. It's quite something to see 15-20 dogs all wearing party hats!

Prayers continue for Jo and for Larry.

Have a great day all.

JudyE said...

Good Morning Eagle buds

Nest is MT from what I can hear and see

JudyE said...

Noise on cam housing and some squealing going on

Mema Jo said...

Good morning to all ♥

Both juvies are in the nest
Looks as though there is some food

Love seeing them first thing in my morning..........

Cup of coffee time for me

Everyone enjoy their Sunday

Janet said...

good morning to one and all.

HODA: what a fabulous sight that must have been!!!!!! your descriptions was powerful!

beautiful day here. sun is out. I think we are anticipating rain tomorrow.

my plans: drink this cup of coffee, get dressed, fed the furbabies and finish the top half of the back part of the deck today> (on the house deck, there is a new part and an old part). the new part is what I wish to finish and I think I can.

yesterday was a good day. not our usual on the lake, water was a bit choppy and some moods were not top notch, but we had fun after all. no fish were biting, we were there too late I believe. but the new seats that tom installed are pretty rocking!

jack and livvy had fun tubing. I think I might need to take Olivia back to the dr tomorrow. after 10 days on antibiotics she still isn't right.....still a cough and tired. lethargic. little bursts of energy but then sleeeeeps. not hungry. concerned mom here.

had a wild hair yesterday and when we got home, I insisted on pressure washing the concrete where the boat sits before we put it back. (do ya'll feel sorry for tom yet?) but it looks so NICE now!

JUDIE: shrimp sounded wonderful!

everyone have a lovely day. am keeping you and your loved ones close in my heart and thoughts. blessed be.

magpie said...

Sneakin' a Peekin' In....
from work...(It's "kind of" my Friday) ...

to Say Hi, Good Morning,
And Best Wishes for a Good Day

Happy Trails, Safe Travel Wishes being sent Michael's way....

(( All Day Hugs and Lovins' ))


Judie said...

Good morning.

Beautiful sunshiny day with bright blue sky. This beautiful weather could be a trick. lol

Happy trails to Miracle Michael. May he and his team have a successful experience.

Not much on the menu here. No decks to finish, no Swingin' Bridge to visit, no eagle poles to visit, no boats to Dragon, no family Lennox to entertain me, no bears to watch (real or imagined), no Hunter antics, no eaglets to watch. Nothing on the menu.

Did see Isla and her laddie on their nest.

So, off to find more coffee. Finish the newspaper. Yawn!

Lolly said...

A quick Good morning! Gotta eat and head to church. After church a quick change of clothes and off to Dallas.

Have a great day! I will see you late this evening!

Judie said...

Okay, slugnut here.

Wiped up Darth's dirt path on the kitchen floor; kitchen towels in the dryer; eggs hard boiled for salad tonight. My work is done.

No Lollypaloozing today. Hot as Hades. Cannot wait for the cooler weather.


JudyE said...



ok I will let my self in

thats what you get for hiding the key under the door mat not a good hiding spot LOL

On lunch as if you didn't know

JudyE said...

MT nest at the present time Can;t tell if sound since I have my earphones rocking with music I have the still cam up not the live

JudyE said...

I see there are two eggs hatching on the Ostrich cam I am not watching it this year at all just saw that on fb from JO and others

JudyE said...

I am not complaining how hot it is here in FL after being in Cancun where it is hotter and more humid than we are

JudyE said...

ok back to work see you later

Mema Jo said...


New Tricks.



Judie said...

Yes, the New Tricks will be to get that diamond here for us to share. lol Enjoyed. Endeavor tonight.

JudyE, if you are not complaining about the heat and humidity, then just take ours, please and thank you.

Okay, off to watch Poirot and then Sherlock.

Janet said...

good afternoon all!

WELLLLL< I started staining @ 10:30. I actually ran out of stain 1 board before I ran out of new deck! I feel accomplished!

Must have killed a dozen wasps today. Nasty beasties!

Vacuumed the pool and then just was. I watched a dragon fly clean itself. It was so pretty!
It took its little legs and washed its head much like a cat would.

JUDIE: so sorry you are bored. come on over, I keep telling ya, I have plenty today. On tap for this evening....the very exciting chore of pooper scooping. And maybe sort some of the junk that needs to be gotten rid of....must employ Thomas' help on that one. hmmmmmm...

Starting the grill in a bit. Burgers (minus the buns) mac the cheese, salad. yum yum yummmmmyyyyy

Latah gatahs!

JudyE said...

HELLO home from work and I hear some one around the cam

JudyE said...

now a clunk on the cam and squeaking

JudyE said...

forgot to say


NatureNut said...

Good Afternoon/Evening to all the Eagle Buds. Tried to get on here all weekend, but IE keeps shutting down! Anyone else? I have Google Chrome on my user side, so we've switched and cranked it up to speed.The Google Home page looked real tiny, so had to up everything to 150%! After all, the other browser has to see eBay!!!I have often warned I might used parental controls!
Sorry, Jo, that you didn't get your procedure done, but good they are so cautious.
AND, Ms. BOOKWORM, please tell Ken to encourage the dentists to use LOTS of cement on the bridge. I got a BIG $$ one and in about a year and 1/2 it came loose from one of the anchor teeth. Been flopping up and down.Dr. drilled small hole in the anchoring jacket, squirted glue in to try and recement. No go. And one of my other dentists said they can last 30 years! Have appt. end of month w/another dentist to discuss a solution. I try not to look at the calendar!
Been busy trying to keep all the flowers alive and checking little kitties in the garage. I wish they could stay together.Don't know how, but gotta get them more socialized. They Hiss if you touch them still. Of course, 2 now have been handled for eye drops. I would hiss, too!
I have group of mystery flowers starting to open in back yard. Think they might be common sunflower, but not sure.Must have come from Johnny Sunflower Seed!☺

Mema Jo said...

Hi Loretta

JUDY - I just noticed that the still
cam is frozen....... Will send email

JudyE said...

still lost of noise in the attic one pop down for a second and them back to the attic Sounds like someone one wants food delivery Pizza Hut or something

Lynne2 said...






Lynne2 said...




70 MPH.




JudyE said...

BIG LIGHTENING at the nest just saw across the screen

Mema Jo said...

Storm overhead
Frederick County MD (Middletown)


magpie said...

Big Holey Moley Storm has passed....
headed EAST into the DC Metro area, probably there now

Upstairs neighbor Mom and her two kids and one extra came down to my place during the Tornado Warning...
wow, like a slumber party....

worst has passed, so far.
Reports or Trees down, lots of them, county wide...not sure if the T occurred or Not

Hope EVERYONE out there amongst us
is OK !

magpie said...

lights flickered and power went out very briefly

magpie said...

pretty fragile here power wise

going to shut down.....

Prayers for Safety....and Wellness,
in All our Eagle Corners....

God Bless Us,
Every One xoxo

Judie said...

Storm just went through. Still have some thunder and lightening.

Sandperson has packed a satchel, donned a raincoat and his Ugh rain boots. Jufie is searching for a thunder belt thingy.

Night light is on. Restful sleep for all. Headed to the pillows.

stronghunter said...

Kathryn has signed Hunter up for Y-Camp starting tomorrow. Will keep me running back and forth, but give me some freedom. It's a day camp for kids 13-15.

Looks like the bad storms are going north of us. We could use some gentle rain. It has been necessary to water vegetables and flowers.

stronghunter said...

Kathryn and Hunter stopped by the hospital to visit Keshia. She is still having lots of pain and other problems. They will do a colonoscopy tomorrow.

I have had colitis since 2009. It took awhile to find the proper medication, but I certainly did not have all of the problems Keshia is having.

Mema Jo said...

Storm has passed but there is still some lightening and thunder lingering
Sure hope humidity disappears

Power is still on - thankful for that

Goodnight to all and GOD BLESS

JudyE said...

Security system is armed please be sure to use your code if out past curfew

Well I'm calling it a day
See ya in the am ☼ at Sycamore Sunrise Cyber Cafe
Bless this Nest
and all

♀ ♥ ♂
whom watch it at
Sycamore Palace
Healing thoughts for
those in need

"Be kinder than necessary, for everyone is fighting some kind of battle."

stronghunter said...

Time to say good night. SED, everyone.

Lolly said...

We are home and had a great day. All were there except for Joseph who was at a friends. Lots of good food and lots of fun!

When we arrived at Michaels, as I was getting out of the car I hit my hand on the car some how. Looked down and saw that the garnet was out of my ring. Well, I was standing in thick grass just at the curb. Casually looked but knew that it would never be found in the grass. When we went to leave I again looked casually in the street. And....tah dah....found the stone! Now to the jewelers Tues to get it reset. Jack bought me this ring in Williamsburg. Very special to me!

Skippi came running and purr/rumbling when we got home. Happy to see her people!

Tomorrow I gotta do some shopping. Jack's birthday is Thursday. Need to find a new cover for his Kindle. He has worn his out!!

Heading to the shower and pillow shortly.

Night all! SED!!

Hoda said...

You amaze me!
The garnet out of my ring!
Casually go about your visit
Look again on the way out and find it!
As I said you amaze me!!!

Stay safe everyone back east.

Prayers continue.
Love and Light to all.
Blessed Be.

Sandi said...

Goodorming my eagle friends. Nest looks and sounds MT this morning.

Went to a dog birthday party yesterday for a neighbor's dog, Coco. Another neighbor, who has 3 doxies and fosters for the Dachshund Rescue of North America showed up to the party with a dog she just started fostering - a senior (12 years old) named Jenni. Such a sweet dog and Bella liked her right away. Jenni's mom for her entire life had to go into a nursing home and couldn't keep her. I decided to walk her home with Bella and me after the party. Denny wouldn't even look at her - just kept repeating that he wasn't ready for a second dog.

So I walked her back to Barb's house, posted her photo on FB trying to find a home for her, and we all went out to dinner. I was very quiet toward Denny throughout dinner (can you say silent treatment)! When we got home, Denny agreed to spend some time with Jenni today so she is coming to the house this afternoon. Sometimes you find the "right" dog, and sometimes the "right" dog finds you.

Shirley, Y-camp sounds like a good idea for Hunter - he liked it last summer as I recall.

Jo, did Michael arrive in Guatemala? What a wonderful guy he is!!

Hoda, how was your dragon boat day?

Janet, hope Livvy is feeling better soon. When does Neely Middle School open? :)

No rain here yesterday but it's on the way starting this afternoon. My guess is today will be a beach day since the Buchmans are leaving tomorrow. It has been a good visit but I'm ready to have my house back to myself after almost 3 weeks of company!

Have a good day all.

JudyE said...

Good Morning Eagle buds

one juvie is on the launch pad behind the trunk

Lolly said...

Good morning!

Sandi, I do hope it works out for you and the dog! We are enjoying Skippi so much. She is perfect for us! When we came home yesterday from Michael's, she came running and purring. Such a loving kitty. Love Siamese, they are more like dogs in their personalities.

Going out to water pots before it gets too hot!

Shopping for Jack is on the agenda today.

Mema Jo said...

Good morning to all ♥

Storm last evening was a 'wicked' one
Only one dead limb lying in the yard - so that is fortunate - Power stayed on.... Thank goodness the nest is still in tact. More storms predicted for later today.

I have been searching for the trip blog to Guatemala but I am not yet finding it like I can for Haiti's trips. Since I have heard nothing I feel the group arrived safely and is already into their service work for the mission they are on. Michael has no knowledge of Spanish - wish he did!

Good luck with Jenni, Sandi - Bella may be the key factor in Denny accepting her.

Mema Jo said...

Lolly, Good luck shopping for Jack's b-day present. I'm sure you have something special in mind for which you are searching.

Janet said...

Good morning to all.

Slept in a bit. I was wiped out. I kind of forgot that Chels and Chris were going to a concert last night and we had the kids!


I remembered as I was lying in the living room floor on my back with Tom digging a splinter out of my foot. And they walked in a short time later.

It was all good. However, Jack was in trouble as he had been a bucket head at home and so now allowed to swim. Amelia wanted to visit with Miss Peggy across the street.

I didn't get to pooperscoop and such, but I did get Tom to fix a couple of small things that I wanted done (much to his dismay)

SANDI: Metro is starting "late" this year: Aug 6.

I had planned to start the 4th, but then this opportunity came up and so I will start a week later.

Right now, I am just having summer. We did a month of "summer school" boning up on some things last month. Agreed to take July OFF and start again in August.

The opportunity of which I speak is something I haven't shared here because I don't have a lot of details, yet. After a phone call later this week that I am anxiously waiting on, I should have more.

Sooo, you all know I talk about Rebecca, Danny, Kathy...of Tuatha Dea. The band out of Gatlinburg with whom I have become friends and just think they are the bees knees!?

Here's the thing: they've only been a "band" for about 4 years. Doing very well for a band so young, actually. Typically it takes 5+ years to do some of the stuff they have done, just looking at it from a business sense.

ANYWAY! So the thing is, there is an author, Alex Bledsoe, he goes to the gathering in May as well as several other authors. Nice folks. He wrote this trilogy about this group of people who reside in the Appalachian Mts. They are a musical people, fae folk of old with Celtic roots.
Anyway, HUM AND THE SHIVER, and WISP OF A THING are already out (why yes, I read them) and LONG BLACK CURL is supposed to come out next year . (can hardly wait)

So when Alex wrote these books he had never heard of Tuatha Dea. His people in the books are called TUFAS, which is short in Gaelic for Tuatha.

When he met Rebecca and Danny two years ago this idea came in his head....and thus the last album was born. TUFA TALES. That was released in May. Excellent btw.

3 guesses as to whom is going to be in the video.

can ya guess?
can ya guess?
can ya guess?

:) :):) :)

I am just going to be an "extra" along with some other folks, bringing the TUFA to life. But I took some time off of work the first week of August to zip back to Gatlinburg to do this project with them.

I am very excited!!!! Rebecca is supposed to call me later this week with some info and details!

THUS school starts a week later.

Okay, now that I've talked your ear off, will get moving along. Sun is out, but rain expected I think. Must clean house and do laundry today. :)

Light, love, healing, smiles and hugs to each of you!

stronghunter said...