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Old 07-01-2015, 03:26 PM   #23541
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Our thunder-boomers were around 7:00 AM today, Cheryl. It took me a while to fall back asleep. I was thinking of brewing up a pot of coffee, but your nap idea sounds good. Maybe I'll wander into the sun room, crack open my book, and promptly fall asleep! Or coffee - I need to get some "stuff" done around here.
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Old 07-01-2015, 04:21 PM   #23542
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Yes, Addie, like Taxy said, my daughter and family are enjoying all those fun activities here in SoCal. They're staying at my older daughters in Valencia, that's less than a 2 hr. drive from here.

Universal Studios is in Hollywood, a 1/2 hr. drive further south. Anaheim Stadium is another 1/2 hour further. The beach is right there too, so basically, it's all in pretty close proximity.

It's been 'active' at my daughter's house. 4 little boys having a blast together, ages 2, 4, 5, and 6.


And yes, GG, the Pacific Coast Highway is breathtaking! All of our coastlines in North America have something beautiful about them to offer.

Cheryl I rode the whole length of California Route 1. And it was breathtaking. We stopped at a rest stop and down below were hundreds of seals or sea lions. All I know is, whatever they were, they were so noisy you couldn't even carry on a conversation. Peeking over the edge was quite a site. Poo was about five and we held him really tight while we let him look. He still remembers it.
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Old 07-01-2015, 05:55 PM   #23543
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I ran the Canada D'Eh race today and now I just got up from a three hour nap. Heh.
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Old 07-01-2015, 06:20 PM   #23544
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We've been prepping for a dinner party tomorrow while caring for our grandson. He was here from Monday night through this afternoon. So kitchen work interspersed with baseball, Sorry and videos.
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Old 07-01-2015, 07:49 PM   #23545
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I shredded six or so zucchini and have them salted and resting in the salad spinner. I'm going to freeze them for future zucchini bread and fritters. There's definitely a LOT of water coming out!

The first pic is our garden harvest from the last couple of days. Trying to get at least some of it preserved for later since we're going out of town Friday. We have more green bell peppers than we've had in years, plus Fresno and Cubanelle peppers. .

Whatever I don't get done will go to the neighbor whose kids will be feeding our cats while we're gone.
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Old 07-02-2015, 01:27 PM   #23546
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I ran the Canada D'Eh race today and now I just got up from a three hour nap. Heh.
I am not quite up on the Canada words. What does D'Eh translate to? I know you ran a race. That I got. I am just lost on D'Eh. This is not going to be one of my brightest days.
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I am not quite up on the Canada words. What does D'Eh translate to? I know you ran a race. That I got. I am just lost on D'Eh. This is not going to be one of my brightest days.
I think it's a play on words. "Eh" is used for emphasis in some areas of Canada, as in "It's a beautiful day, eh?"

D'eh is a homophone that sounds like day and invokes the French of Quebec with the French construction d', meaning of something.

So Canada D'eh sounds like Canada Day but the spelling includes the French and colloquial English Canadian on the day of celebration.

Just a guess from someone who grew up across the Detroit River from Toronto
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I think it's a play on words. "Eh" is used for emphasis in some areas of Canada, as in "It's a beautiful day, eh?"

D'eh is a homophone that sounds like day and invokes the French of Quebec with the French construction d', meaning of something.

So Canada D'eh sounds like Canada Day but the spelling includes the French and colloquial English Canadian on the day of celebration.

Just a guess from someone who grew up across the Detroit River from Toronto
Excellent description.
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Old 07-02-2015, 02:27 PM   #23549
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Thank you. Now I have learned something new. All my adult life, I try to learn a simple little fact of life. Keeps my mind alert. And I learn a lot of great little tidbits of life.
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Excellent description.
Thank you! Glad I got it right.
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