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Why do you read?

and why is it, I can read fiction books so much quicker?

I guess it depends on why I read. Fiction is easy, it takes me away. I remember as a kid there was a reading program with a dog, McDuff? That probably just really dated me, either the reading dog or the fact that I can’t remember it was so long ago. Anyway being an only child and enjoying reading ended up scoring some sort of reward for the number of books read.

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1st waterfalling day in a year for my 51st + 1st Autumn waterfall for good measure (4 days, 7 waterfalls = one long post)

I am still playing catch up from basically a year hiatus from posting on here. Once I get caught up a bit, it’ll go back to the less frequent posting, hopefully without another year-long absence. If you’re not interested in waterfalls or WNC you can skip this long one. 🙂

Prooving again that the best-laid plans are better when they’re flexible.

We have not been waterfalling since we tried to see English Falls on my last birthday… a year ago (and a year late in posting about it). This one is still delayed but not as bad. My good cameras were not really off the shelf and we didn’t go on a waterfall outing not one single time in a year as we worked on building the new house, so we planned to go for this birthday. All work and no play well, you know the saying.

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The making of Chancing the Brown Mountain Lights covers for CC Tillery

Chancing the Brown Moutain Lights is the fifth book in the Brown Mountain Lights series.  The colors on this one are my 2 favorite colors, despite being told bu the hubby that you can’t have 2 favorites. The sister duo authors wanted to continue using the one photo I took of Brown Mountain from the first book, and just make changes to the colors and adding a second foreground image composite.

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Tyler’s is at his yearly part 2 – the dental.

I thought maybe if I came home and typed I’d be distracted more than sitting in my car in the (absurdly tight) parking lot, but I told them I could be back quickly. I hate him being put under for a dental but the boy doesn’t have good teeth. I also liked it better when this was one visit. One time withholding food, and an actual visit where you talked to the vet, the bloodwork was checked and he had his physical and if everything was okay they did the dental instead of having to space it out and go thru it twice. With his heart murmur and age, I’m wondering if this is the last time the benefits will outweigh the risk?

Doesn’t it look like Tyler is cuddling an all-white bunny?
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Lightroom versus On1 RAW 2021

Wondering why I haven’t shared my 51st birthday waterfall pics yet? This is why. I can’t do anything with my RAW photos without making more of a mess. If you’re not into photography this is one post you can just skip.

Summed up in one line “I like almost everything better about Lightroom except renting it, but I’m trying to switch to On1“. I’m aware that my initial opinion is likely biased because I don’t want to learn another program. I’ve had different On1 offerings since it was On One somewhere back around 2015, but fell into using Lightroom and Photoshop more often with On1 as a plug-in instead of a stand-alone. Many of their programs can be used either way. And, to be fair I use programs until they won’t work any longer. So either one, On1 Raw 2021 or Lightroom subscription would both have a slight learning curve. I just prefer to concentrate on shooting than sitting in the office working!

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August falls and fails and my 50th (over a year late in posting but left the original text)

Some of my family surprised us that they were in town. All of us went on a waterfall hike then my mom took us out for an early birthday lunch at PF Changs and dessert at Cold Slab.

We keep hitting delays on materials for the house. Delays in quotes, delays in shipping delays with delivery, and weather delays. So, I just keep sweeping the water off the slabs. Our concrete guy that took 2 of our shovels and didn’t offer to bring them back, should’ve told us he needed grade pegs! If I took someone’s tools by mistake I would’ve brought them right back with an apology.

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As if you want to read one more perspective on having covid19

I hesitated to post this because it feels almost trivial, with the retreat in Afganastan and the recent deaths in our military, our Americans left with no safe passage home, and the Afgan people. The thing I can do for that sad situation is to pray, so I’ll continue that, but I still decided to share this in hopes what we did for covid might help lessen the symptoms for someone else.

Hubby got it first and shared it with me. Well, actually my mom (pre-diabetic, w/high BP, who eats nothing healthy in her 70s) had it months before us. We all had it back before the Delta variant. I’ve lost count now actually of all the people we know who have had it. It is in the double digits and if you count friends of friends it is a lot more. Only one friend, my age had to get the antibodies while in the hospital for a few days and we have a few “long haul” friends. We feel mask or no mask, vaccine or no vaccine should be up to each individual. I’ve shared this with friends and family and I’m tired of typing it over and over so I thought I’d type it out one last time here. Hope the stuff we did may help one of you or someone you know.

I am glad we both have the good ole better longer lasting (per Israeli study) kind of natural immunity from having it. We came out of believing hand washing helps, mask do not, and if you have a fever you should (and always should’ve been) staying home to keep from spreading any virus. I believe Covid in whatever variant will always be around, just like past SARS. Viruses spread, viruses mutate and get more contagious but less deadly. That’s what they do.

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Remember me?

Wow, how time flies when you’re working six days a week and exhausted. Kinda gave new meaning to Sunday being a day of rest because all I wanted to do after church… was sleep!

A few updates since my only (non-recall) post this year except for Tyler’s birthday. I’ll try to get back into a post here and there besides just putting up pet food recalls. I see I started one from last August that I never put up. Maybe I’ll do a flashback and post it too. Who knows. The best-laid plans and all.

You Had Me at Meow my little paperback I was motivated to write because of Trinity has been out 6 years today.

A flower that had never bloomed, bloomed at Trinity’s grave just before we moved.
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