Foul Weather Fun

By: BriarCraft , 4:53 AM GMT on January 25, 2012

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January 26:
I made a quick trip into Toledo this afternoon, to buy some milk and mail a couple bill payments. As I was grabbing my purse and sweater, I looked out the window to check the weather. By golly, the sun was peaking out between the clouds. We were having a break in the foul weather! I made some fresh tea in my thermal mug, grabbed my camera, and told DH my little errands were going to take more than the usual half hour.

First, I drove across the bridge over the Cowlitz River to a nameless county park. The main feature of this little park is a pond with an island where a flock of Canada geese and assorted other birds like to spend time. The pond is separated from the river by only a narrow strip of land that looks suspiciously like a little levee and I wonder if perhaps the pond was once a swamp. Whatever its origin, it makes a safe habitat for aquatic birds year round.

A domestic gray goose that apparently got loose and decided to hang out with the wild fowl.


A happy mallard pair.


On the way home, I decided to take a right at an intersection where I normally turn left. Five miles later, I pulled off at the Blue Creek Trout Hatchery and boat launch. The hatchery and adjacent park are owned by Tacoma Power as a public service. Tacoma Power has two hydroelectric dams farther up river and because of that, they are required to provide for native salmon and trout.

A local fishing charter boat heading out.


They'll motor upstream a couple of miles and then drift-fish back to the boat launch, hopefully catching some steelhead along the way.


The moral of this story is that, even during foul weather season, there are occasional breaks. This afternoon was one of those and I took advantage of it.

January 24:
I play board games. If you've spent much time here, you know that already. A group of gamesters gathers in our home on Saturday evenings to play games. Hubby goes to a friend's home on Tuesday evenings to play more games. Sometimes we go to a nearby coffee house that turns the lights up for Wednesday game night. And when the weather is nasty, DH and I each tax our brains by setting up yet another game with each of us playing for 2 people to make it more challenging.

Recently, I was asked what kind of games I play. This was my answer:



And, no surprise, that got some interesting responses. Some folks might say we're off the deep end with our game collection, and what's pictured here is maybe half of it (really gotta get another bookcase!!!).

Well, that got me to thinking:
1) I can't be the only nut around WUville!
2) Wonder what other folks do for fun?

No matter where you live, even if that place fits your own personal definition of paradise, there comes a time
when it's too cold or too hot or too wet or too windy
when you can't play golf or ride a bike or surf or garden
when you fall back on a hobby, a craft, a pastime, an indoor activity with family/friends/pets

Admittedly, foul weather provides a great opportunity to catch up on domestic chores or paperwork or wander the interwebs or learn something new. That's all well and good, but what about for fun? I thought it might be fun to share and perhaps inspire others with what we do for foul weather fun. You don't have to be a nut to qualify (although that might help).

As always, your random thoughts, photos, graphics, rants, grumbles, and general nonsense are welcome. And they don't have to be limited to foul weather fun. That's only a starting point.



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46. sandiquiz
7:59 AM GMT on February 04, 2012
I think you'll get a full refund of your Pro version fee.

I have done already :)

I am going to investigate "FotoFlexer", 'cos after doing some on-line research, it seems to be the nearest to Picnik.

Ah, a job to do today as it is bitterly cold out there, so I shall stay indoors.... and possibly make some muffins to nibble on and a curry for my dinner tonight!! :)
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45. BriarCraft
10:06 PM GMT on February 03, 2012
Sandi: I was just starting to get acquainted with Picnik and they emailed that they were merging. I think you'll get a full refund of your Pro version fee. Thanks for the tip about Huge Labs. I'll check it out.

Ggrrl: I did try "sports mode" toward the end of my session, after trying several other settings. It does seem to help. Even with a tripod, the little feathered ones never stop moving. "Sports mode" must have a faster shutter speed and/or broader auto-focus.
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44. GardenGrrl
11:55 AM GMT on February 03, 2012
Good Morning,
Try shooting in "sports mode" when using the zoom or shooting animals/birds in general. I can't hold a camera still and it seems to work the best.
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43. sandiquiz
6:00 AM GMT on February 03, 2012
I read your comment about your photo editing session and Photobucket.

I used PB for a while but I agree it is slow. I much prefer Picnik - especially the Pro version, so am not happy it is leaving Flickr.

If you are happy with PhotoScape you could always use HUGE LABS for making your collage.
(Although I have just noticed that the "pick up" points are now Flickr and Facebook, and not Flickr and Photobucket as it used to be!
Darn Facebook is getting into everything!! lol)
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42. BriarCraft
5:33 PM GMT on February 02, 2012
Puget: You are so right! I have a 30x optical zoom on my camera, but getting a clear, detailed shot of a 3 inch bird from 30 feet through a window is beyond my skill level and/or equipment.

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In the "for what it's worth" department: I read about PhotoScape photo editor on another WUblog not long ago. I downloaded it and tried it out. Cropping, adjusting contrast, sharpening all worked faster/better than on Photobucket. I had some trouble making a collage, so I did that part on Photobucket. If you feel like trying out a new, free photo editor, this one is worthwhile. What it does, it does well. And I haven't even tried out all its features yet.
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41. PugetSoundPost
4:41 AM GMT on February 02, 2012
Thanks for the bird photos! Looks pretty familiar! Taking pictures of them can be soooo hard!
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40. BriarCraft
3:36 AM GMT on February 02, 2012
Sandiquiz got me going with the idea to take photos of the birds visiting my bird feeders. I sat quietly on the deck with my camera set up on a tripod for quite a long time, but only juncos and chickadees visited. Finally, I went inside and then the other birds came around, so I had to shoot through a window from 30 feet away. All in all, it was a fun afternoon.





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39. BriarCraft
6:53 PM GMT on February 01, 2012
Ylee and Sandi: My To Do List is no longer discouraging and is actually pretty short right now and more importantly, the list is now just recently added items. I can't recall it ever being done, because I keep thinking of things to add to it.

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Mostly sunny and breezy right now. I'm looking forward to taking some bird photos later on. Right now, I'd be looking into the sun, which is not the best for photos. Or for frown wrinkles.
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38. sandiquiz
10:13 AM GMT on February 01, 2012


BriarCraft - Wishing you a very Happy Month of February, with a very short "to do" list :)
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37. Ylee
6:29 AM GMT on February 01, 2012
White Rabbits, white rabbits, white rabbits, BC!
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36. Ylee
2:47 AM GMT on February 01, 2012
No sales tax in Oregon? Cool! What do they do for revenue over there?

It does feel good to make a list of things to do that's been bugging you, and then wipe out most of them! Feels even better when the whole list is done! :)

Take care!
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35. BriarCraft
7:19 PM GMT on January 31, 2012
Sandi: If one didn't know better, one might expect the only difference between your language and mine would be accent and perhaps some regional slang. Instead, I am continually fascinated by the different names for things people have managed to come up with. I recall a discussion last year, on your blog if memory serves, of cookies vs. biscuits vs. cakes, etc.

Poppy: If I were standing there trying to have a discussion over hissing geese, I'm afraid half of my awareness would be directed to keeping an eye on them, especially around nesting time. I will never forget, as a 5-year-old, being chased and bitten by a goose. They have serrated beaks and can draw blood!

Puget: I'm glad you shared a robin (photo) with Sandi. It's cloudy here, with rain expected, but Thursday thru Sunday are supposed to be dry and maybe even some sun. I'm definitely looking forward to it.

Ggrrl: Taking the "other road" was the high point of my week. Glad that you and hubby are doing the same, exploring your own neighborhood. Too often, we get stuck in a rut, always driving the same route, and taking for granted the beauty around us. We don't have to travel cross country to find things worth seeing and enjoying.

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I've had a busy couple of days. I'm not through yet, but taking a break. Nothing exciting going on, really, but I've managed to cross several niggling items off my To Do List. Having a long To Do List is like having someone constantly nagging at me to get things done. On the other hand, a long list generally means having a whole lot of little tasks, as opposed to a couple of big projects. So, by day's end, I've been able to cross off half a dozen things and that feels good. Really good. Like I really accomplished a lot. You know what I mean.

I made the trek to Portland yesterday for a visit to my parents. While there, I loaded up on enough cat food and litter to last a couple of months. (I always try to do a bit of shopping when in the Portland area, as there's no sales tax in Oregon.) I also delivered a supply of carrots and onions to brother in Longview, as well as parents.

More work on the To Do List today. Then tomorrow, I'm going to set up the tripod on the deck and see if I can't manage some decent photos of birds for here and, as promised, a contribution to Sandiquiz's blog as well.

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Link to NASA Earth Observatory's view of Washington's snow last week.
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34. GardenGrrl
5:04 PM GMT on January 31, 2012
Hi Briarcraft, it's back to work tomorrow and bit by bit during my time off have been catching up on the blogs.

Love the goose picture and your decision to take the other road. Such a beautiful area and so close to home. It's amazing the wonders that can be found without going cross country.

We have taken to exploring what is close by too. It somehow makes my world feel bigger.
On slow days the spouse has been using vacation and coming home early so then we go explore whats local.

Have discovered there are some great trails and lot's of birdie photo ops nearby. Life is good.
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33. PugetSoundPost
4:17 PM GMT on January 31, 2012
Hi Briar! Thanks for the encouragement about the robin photos - I just posted one on Sandiquiz's blog. They are different from hers.

A little more rain and then it looks like a spell of dry and maybe sunshiny weather ahead! Little signs of spring seem to be slowly emerging. This weekend while at my daughter's college house in Seattle, I saw the first blooms on a camelia bush! I think that bush is always an early bloomer, but still it is a sign. Also, I see that new growth is just beginning on my rose bushes. And my neighbor has some bulbs poking up a bit. February can still bring a good shot of winter, but I wonder if it will this year?
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32. SBKaren
2:35 AM GMT on January 31, 2012
I loved your photos and I want to live in that house (the picture with the boat going along in the river).

We used to play cards pretty darn regularly BC (before children), and still play Trivial Pursuit from time to time. We are pretty active folks, so when night time arrives, that's our time to wind down. I wind down by listening to TV. I'm either working on a jig saw puzzle (I have a table set up ALL the time), doing a Soduko puzzle, or crocheting. Only time I put all that down and truly pay attention to the TV is when we watch/rent a movie.

We still play games when we go camping though. We have some very fond, fun memories of a game we played on one camping trip. My husband refused to put on his glasses and totally messed up a word, and we laughed and laughed and laughed. We thought we were going to wake up our camping neighbors. Ahhhh -those are the BEST memories!
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31. calpoppy
1:40 AM GMT on January 31, 2012
I also love the grey goose shot. When I go see a landscape design client some of them have had a goose or two. They will spend their whole time with their neck outstretched hissing at my every move. Just makes it more interesting to discuss plans over hissing geese!
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30. sandiquiz
8:10 AM GMT on January 30, 2012
Good morning to you...

I love your goose ... we call it a Chinese goose, you called it a domestic grey goose?
The more I learn about the birds on either side of the Atlantic, the more confused I get.

Same names, different birds (robin) .... same birds, different names (crested tit or tufted titmouse) !!

Looking forward to your bird shots mid week:)
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29. BriarCraft
11:46 PM GMT on January 29, 2012
Skye: I'll look forward to enjoying whatever artistic creations you choose to share. I think it's great that you're getting back into creating and enjoying the process, too!

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WUfriends and fiends: I've got stuff to do, places to go, people to see, so I'll be out of touch with you for a couple of days. Feel free to stop by and visit with each other while I'm out! I'll catch up with you mid-week.
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28. Skyepony (Mod)
6:30 PM GMT on January 29, 2012
Thanks y'all.. I got a 2nd pen & ink one done. I'll try & upload a pic later.

Briar~ Thanks for your perspective. It's so odd the creative almost throw ups I've had through the years. I haven't really tried since 04-06 & made it harder by bringing paint in. I could only seem to paint, ponies, things for or of babies & bad weather that round..maybe it was all the hurricanes that kept hitting...lol. Finally the returns of being a launch junkie begin to come to fruitation..lol.


Ylee~ That's a great series..
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27. BriarCraft
6:23 PM GMT on January 29, 2012
Cute, Sp!

Ylee: Living in a trailer and traveling for a year sure does sound fun, doesn't it? Don't think it would work out for me, though. I really love road trips, but after a week or two, I can't seem to get home fast enough. Even so, I've managed to make it to most of the sights west of the Mississippi over the years.
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26. Ylee
4:27 PM GMT on January 29, 2012
Hi, Briar! Did you have your game night last night?

Last night I finished the last episode of Ken Burns' The National Parks: America’s Best Idea on Netflix. I started watching the series on my days off this week, so you can pretty much guess how I spent my time off, lol! Makes me want to get a travel trailer and take a year off! :)

Have a good day!
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25. sp34n119w
8:38 PM GMT on January 28, 2012
duck duck GOOSE!
heehee

So far the jumping thing has proven ineffective. I don't get many opportunities to experiment with different techniques.

That's wonderful, Skye :)
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24. BriarCraft
6:00 PM GMT on January 28, 2012
Jus: If you're aching to head to the water, you'd better do it. And don't forget to take your camera, and maybe Meatloaf, too!

Gamma: Life does have its cycles. Sometime in the future, you may get back to cards and games. In the mean time, don't forget to make time to "just have fun" no matter how busy you are. Fun is good for you. Fun is good for those near and dear, too.

Skye: You really are an artist!!!
Although your lifestyle is different than my brother's (you with young children and him a middle-aged bachelor) I think the two of you have a lot in common. At various times in his life, brother has stepped away from his music and concentrated on being a steadfast bread-winner and devoted husband and father, but whenever he stayed away too long, he seemed to lose that spark so essential to you creative souls. No matter how busy you get with raising children and producing practical goods, pleasepleaseplease make time to be creative. As for the music, if it settles you, it doesn't rip away your life, it makes your life more complete. Your family will benefit as much as you from the art and the music, too.
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23. Skyepony (Mod)
2:40 PM GMT on January 28, 2012
It's small..only 6X8", done in Charcoal.
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22. Skyepony (Mod)
2:26 PM GMT on January 28, 2012
Yesterday's foul weather gave me chance to get the kids in to do a drawing to enter in the coming fair. Figured I'd join in.. picked a pic of the final shuttle launch. First thing I've really drawn, as opposed to mindlessly sketched on scrap paper in years. It was kind of inspired by your blog. Here I'm claiming to be an artist, people that know me call me one, but I haven't produced anything outside of practical goods in years. Turned out good. Baffles me that I can copy something or pull something out of the air & put it down. I'll have to upload a pic of it.

As for the music..at times it feels like a useless pursuit that rips away my life. Other than it settles me. I got slapped with some tough scores. Highlights of the Lord of the Rings is what I'm working hardest on at the moment.
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21. seflagamma
1:58 PM GMT on January 28, 2012
Good morning Briar,

Love the photos you took while you enjoyed a little break in the weather on your errands.

I am always attracted to bodies of water and the critters! And we all know I love to go fishing.

Your game closet reminds me, I use to have a closet full of games.
When we were all very poor "college married couples" back in the 70's we all got together every weekend and played games. Board games, cards, etc.

Then we all went into real world and started having kids and when my kids were younger and we stayed home a lot, we played lots of board games.
There was a point when I would tell relatives to get us board games for Christmas Presents.

Eventually they all got tattered, broken, parts lost, etc...and there still may be a few around but I don't know where.

I think in the past 10 yrs, between work and everything going on in life, there is just no more time for board games...for us, other activies have taken their place.

But I think our grown kids are now at a place in their lives (where we were in our 20's & 30's) with their friends they get together and play board games..

Nice memory.. Thanks....
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20. juslivn
6:18 AM GMT on January 28, 2012
Up late. Awesome outing! Loved the pics. The Gray is a great photo. And, you have me aching to head to the water! Love the dog in the launch pic, too :) Hope you are having a nice weekend.
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19. BriarCraft
12:52 AM GMT on January 27, 2012
Quoting sp34n119w:
I spend foul weather alternating between watching radar, running outside to track clouds, and jumping up and down with the effort to will storms this way.

Hmmm... jumping up and down... How does that work for you? Probably requires a lot of people performing synchronized jumping in order to cause enough atmospheric disturbance to summon the storm track. But that's just a guess. I'm no weather expert.

Quoting sandiquiz:
I feel the pleasure of playing games with friends is not the joy of winning but the company and fun that often accompanies the game.

I couldn't agree more. It's a good way for getting some social contact without the pressure of maintaining a continual flow of conversation.

Jus: Surely, you eat at least a couple of wings??? It can't only be about beating Drunk Bob.

Skye: Forget cleaning or laundry! You're making music! What fun!!! And art and sewing, too. Creative woman.
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18. Skyepony (Mod)
11:33 PM GMT on January 26, 2012
If I'm not tracking or playing in the foul weather there's riding a pony or gardening in it.. Lately I've been playing flute alot. Back in a band even. I do art & sew too. Probably should be cleaning or doing laundry.. All time fav game is D&D. I enjoy the gathering, probably fall a little more on the competitive side though..
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17. juslivn
11:20 PM GMT on January 26, 2012
Hi BC, tonight, I am going to .25 cent wing night with hubby and son. But it is not to eat the wings! I love to play the trivia game at the place he goes to. It is on the TV there and you get a controller to answer and log in and play other establishments. One of these days, I'm going to beat Drunk Bob! lol!

Thanks for being 'first' lol! I'll reply a bit later maybe after running through catching up on all the news here at WU. Have a nice evening!
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16. sandiquiz
9:42 PM GMT on January 26, 2012
I feel the pleasure of playing games with friends is not the joy of winning but the company and fun that often accompanies the game.

I remember playing "Pictionary" with two other couples. One of the team had no artistic ability what so ever, even the pencil bent in his fist. Every time it was his turn we fell about laughing at his attempts..... usually lead by his own wife's high pitched cackle. In the end we had to stop playing because the game was having an very bad effect on all our blood pressures!! lol

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15. sp34n119w
8:59 PM GMT on January 26, 2012
I spend foul weather alternating between watching radar, running outside to track clouds, and jumping up and down with the effort to will storms this way.
Er, that may not be what you meant.

When I lived where winter existed, and before the computer took over my life, we played a lot of dominoes and various card games and scrabble. Trivial Pursuit was big when it fist came out and I played that many times at my favorite watering hole, no foul weather required.

Are the games in your pic mostly strategy games? I don't recognize many names but love your stash :)
There was a game developer who ran game nights in Santa Barbara and Ventura some years ago. They "beta tested" new games and played established games, too, I understand. I never got there but met him elsewhere.
I received a new word game as a Christmas present, called Dabble, but haven't played it yet. It looks like it would be good for playing with kids (like Quiddler, anyone can win).
I like games :)

Oh! I'm not artistic or musical but enjoyed the salt artist very much and your brother certainly is talented!
Not so sure about the carrot ... LOL
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14. BriarCraft
5:36 PM GMT on January 26, 2012
Hi Reno! Thanks for the chuckle. According to the news, there are some wicked fires in your area. Hope all is well with you.

YCD: It sounds like Congkak and Backgammon might have a few concepts in common and both are ancient games. With the added benefit of being able to cook and eat the game pieces in times of famine.

Winning is fun, isn't it, Sandi? I don't often manage that with our group, but then nobody else does, either. We're pretty well matched.
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13. sandiquiz
9:40 AM GMT on January 26, 2012
Had fun playing Trivia Pursuit last evening... and to make my pleasure complete... I won!! lol
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12. ycd0108
4:58 AM GMT on January 26, 2012
I bought a game in Abijan Market - mainly to get rid of the salesman: the board is a hinged cylinder with lines of shallow pots carved into each side and the pieces are large hard dried beans. This is sort of like it:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Congkak.
Seems to me that most time is so easily filled on the internet, I only notice a need to find something to do if we loose electricity. It becomes so quiet and a few candles light the table - we most often find a book and read. Books are easy to find - I must have six unfinished on my bedside table.
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11. RenoSoHill
4:04 AM GMT on January 26, 2012
Hey, Thanks for dropping by on "fishless" enjoyed your visit!

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10. BriarCraft
6:45 PM GMT on January 25, 2012
Ggrrl: Does Syd hang on your shoulder, shouting sweet nothings in your ear or snuggle up with Roxie on your lap?
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9. GardenGrrl
11:51 AM GMT on January 25, 2012
Hmmm cruddy weather hunker down fun. Basically it involves a blanket, book or TV with the humans and critters all crowded on the couch.

Now if I was talented like you brother there would be home made music.
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8. BriarCraft
7:54 AM GMT on January 25, 2012
Sandi: Supper night with games -- give it some thought! The games are fun on their own, but some socializing before and after makes for a happy evening.

Pros: Years ago, I quit playing partners pinocle for the same reason. And my parents took ballroom dance lessons when they were in their 50s and enjoyed many years of going dancing until their knees protested too much.

Okay, past my bedtime. And my little 3-legged gray cat, Gracie, is nagging me to come to bed. Sweet dreams!
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7. Proserpina
7:34 AM GMT on January 25, 2012
Hello, I too am not sleeping. Silly me had a caffeinated drink around 7:30 this evening. I know better!

I like to take photos no matter what the weather. I knit, crotchet, read, do crossword puzzles, paint, think up of crazy blog entries, play games on the computer, occasionally watch sports on tv or a favorite program. We used to play bridge with friends but when our friends started to get divorced due to the fights they had over bridge, we gave up bridge. We been married 49 years in June! For most of the 49 years we were ballroom dancers and went dancing almost every week, and took lessons once a week.

This is my contribution to your fun and smart new blog! Happy dreams Briar.
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6. sandiquiz
7:17 AM GMT on January 25, 2012
You are up late!!
I have a friend coming for supper and we are going to play Trivial Pursuits.
In the passed we had a supper nights and played games with friends, but it is something that has lapsed... perhaps it is something I ought to re-instate!

Sleep well when you get to bed.... I am out of here!
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5. BriarCraft
7:12 AM GMT on January 25, 2012
Maybe you've got entirely too much time on your hands and you're sick of eating carrots???

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4. ycd0108
6:50 AM GMT on January 25, 2012
"And so to bed"
I may not be artistic but I know what I like. I like that.
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3. BriarCraft
6:45 AM GMT on January 25, 2012
Maybe you're musical like my brother?

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2. BriarCraft
6:43 AM GMT on January 25, 2012
Maybe you're artistic?

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1. ycd0108
5:22 AM GMT on January 25, 2012
Good one Briar:
We play Dominoes, Cribbage ocasionaly especially if there is a power outage. Lately the youngest grandchild
Has found the:
http://www.crokinole.com/
Board under the sofa.
So we gave him a new one to practice on 'cause Granpa is "purty good" even if the old finger shakes a bit and you know how them kids hate to loose.
When my neighbour here was alive we played "Go" a lot while we were supposed to be building our houses and looking after the kids while the Ladies went to work.
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