Back to Perfect

The weather here in the Seattle area has turned back to perfect. Billowing clouds, breezes, sunny and 70’s. It’s hard to remember the heat of a week ago. My movements have returned to their normal jerky MS flow instead of the added Molasses effect the heat brings. Life is a bowl of fresh, wild blackberries picked off the hedge bordering our lot.

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Every one is unique

you expect me to fish it out of there, don't you?Every dog seems to have their own little quirks and I do love my Labs.  Since we had an unusual heat streak here, I broke down two days before the mind-zapping heat ended and bought them their own little kiddie pool.Okay, fine...but I'm not getting in

At the dog park, they love the kiddie pool. Molly will go over to drink out of it but Max will climb all the way in and wallow. This can be both good and bad. That kiddie pool can get rather nasty since when it has water in it and unless people bring their own, it is the only water source at the park. We bring a jug and a bowl and share the wealth with who ever is there. Most folks do that and leave the kiddie pool for dipping dogs.

Anyhoo, you’d think having their own, brand spanking new, clean pool with clean fresh water would make them jump right in! Nope. Max never did more than gingerly dip his paw in to nudge the ball close enough for him to grab it and Molly braved a nose dunking but absolutely refused to get in that pool.

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Interesting Gadgets


I know I don’t get out a lot and talking about toilet seat covers is not my usual topic, but I sometimes you just have to be amazed.

Mike and I went to the Snoqualmie Falls Casino to see Procol Harum and YES Monday night, which I thoroughly enjoyed, by the way. Procol Harum did an outstanding job and set the stage well.  When Yes started their set, I discovered the new lead singer for Yes, Jon Davison to be a great fit. I’m very glad they replaced David Benoit who just didn’t seem to “feel” the Yes music at all.

But the concert is not the topic.

So, what is the topic? Sanitary toilet seat covers. The Snoqualmie casino had the most fancy schmancy ones I’ve ever seen.  If I was a wasteful person, I might have just stayed in bathroom waving my hand in front of the green button like a kid with a new toy. Silly, of course. But these were some wild seat covers! Will wonders never cease.


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Lazy Days

I’m taking it easy today. Minor surgery this moning…no biggie, then the dog park and then home to sit outside in the shade is my idea of a very nice day.

It really is a pretty day. Blue skies, 75oF, and a 10mph wind is the kind of day you wish you had a hammock. Maybe when we get our remodeling project finished, that will be something to put on the backyard wish list.

The remodeling is temporarily on hold until MIke and the contractor agree on what will work. I hate to sound apathetic about the whole thing but I just want a pretty yard, easy access to my house and back yard, a new kitchen and new bathroom. All of that has to wait until “their” stuff gets done and paid for. One project at a time is the way we have always worked. Doing it that way prevents you from blowing out your budget on half done projects. I actually married a pretty smart cookie…it just wears on my “not good at waiting” personality.

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I love the old part of towns

Had to be in Issaquah today and it happened to be past lunch time so I drove past the strip malls, the box stores and headed into the historic section of Issaquah. Erin at Fins Bistro - great service!I found this new restaurant and I say that tongue in cheek, since evidently it has been there for twelve years.

The restaurant was Fins Bistro at 301 Front St N, in Issquah WA. They serve brunch, lunch, dinner and happy hour Monday through Sunday. Fins Bistro in Issaquah - Shrimp Gazpacho - Yummy!The service was superb. Erin was friendly, efficient and helpful. I used to waitress eons ago for about ten years and really appreciate a good server. It can sometimes make or break my meal.

Their menu changes so it’s good to go to the web site, but on this day, one of the lunch specials was a shrimp gazpacho. Tirimisu at Fins Bistro. Sinful!It was light, a wonderful consistency, great color and a nice dollop of sour cream topped with chopped spring onion. A wonderful summer lunch. Erin served it with fresh bread and a marvelous greek olive,fish and olive oil tapenade.

I could have stopped there and been quite satisfied, but if you’re in a new restaurant you have to at least look at the desert menu, right? Ahh, my downfall. Tiramisu with home made espresso. How could I pass that up and yes, it was worth every single sinful bite.

If you head into Issaquah, stop by for a taste. It’s worth it.

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