May. 15th, 2011 12:42 pm
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went hiking yesterday in Rocky Hill. Lets just say the 'squitos are out in full force.

I used some bug spray that was in the car and to my horror it was 98% DEET. Is that even legal???
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I was hiking Sunday (boy was it blustery!) in Southford (CT) Falls State Park when I saw THIS:

a while later, I found a second one (also in the picture, further back). The orb measures about an inch, it's soft to the touch. The smaller one is harder.

I wrapped it in a tissue and put it in my pocket.. I took it out a little later and my husband said OMG WHAT THE HECK IS THAT I HOPE YOU DIDN'T SNEEZE...!!

so....what is it? Answer under the jump...? )

and my food is talking to me (again)

Squeeze me Mr Limon verde!
mr squeeze
squeeze me, lime!

More from Sunday in Southford )

in sad news, the centerI take tai chi has closed :(
I am SUPREMELY bummed out about this, it was a nice little spot and so pretty, by a river. I'll have to get in touch with my tai chi teacher for more info, she does teach elsewhere, but I'm not sure it'll be quite the same.

I try and embrace change but sometimes it's hard.
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just came back from my stress/echo. I don't want to see another treadmill for three-five years plz thx.

I wonder how many people have a coronary during this test?

The weekend was a busy one, on Saturday we went out to Great Island in Lyme and paddled out past Griswold and Poverty Point.. lots of osprey, didn't see any babies.

Later took a detour to Fort Trumbull, not so much to see the fort but to see that other battleground, Kelo vs New London. The whole neighborhood is still an empty lot, the only structure standing is the infamous 'Italian Dramatic Club'.

if anyone has not read Little Pink House, do so. And then take a trip to New London and see what Pfizer has left in its wake.

Sunday I went to Ginette's memorial service, it coincided with her birthday. She passed from ALS (Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as Lou Gehrig's disease). She had escaped the Nazis in France as a child, came to America on a whim and became a successful businesswoman and wife. She drove me crazy sometimes, sometimes I wanted to strangle her but I will miss her dearly. I'm just sorry she had such a difficult journey to her passage. Thankfully, she passed not in a hospital or even a hospice, but at a place she called home for the past two years. I'll never forget her.
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I'm off to Virginia on Wed, to see the relatives

it looks like the insurance companies have found a way to get out of this whole 'insuring sick children born with preexisting conditions' thing already (anyone surprised? of course not! why the hell should everyone have insurance, especially the people who need it)

what we need is an insurance company Götterdämmerung (thank you A.Word.A.Day)

The weather's gone from 70 to 40 to 60 to 45 and back again. Typical New England spring.

Went to Minnewaska on Saturday, lovely as always. I'd like to try the walkway over the Hudson at some point, perhaps on a warmer, low energy day, my friend told me about this over coffee yesterday

Dobbie is going to the vet (the 'spa') to be boarded while I'm gone, Walter has trouble working when he's underfoot. I feel bad, but I think Dobbie loves it, I suspect the vet techs dote over him, he appears so needy and clingy. It's a facade, of course, it's all about control BWAHAHAHahahahaha

gotta finish that laundry.


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