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Skywatch Friday - January 27, 2023

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Hello friends and fellow bloggers, I hope you are well and are having a great start to the weekend.  I'm joining in with Skywatch Friday today. I didn't take any updated photos since last week because the sky has been unchanged. It's basically gray and no clouds or gray and raining. These few photos were taken on January 14th when we had a small break in the weather. You can see from the first photo that spring was very much on it's way. However this week we were told it is about to get cold again so we'll have to wait and see how long winter will remain. I'm just glad there isn't a lot of snow to go along with the cold. I do like snow and grew up where there was a lot of it but the older I get the less I can contend with it. I'm sure some of you can relate. This is my view on a clear day (taken January 11, 2023) Taken on December 28/22, an errand day. These last two photos were also taken on December 28, 2022 after a nail appointment. The time was a

Tuesday 4 - Home Sweet Home

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Home Sweet Home   a 1939 Living Room  Welcome once again to Toni Taddeo's Tuesday 4 . This week the subject is Your Home. 1. What kind of home do you have and does it need repair or improvements this year? I have a smallish condo (986 square feet and a deck that is 518 square feet) in the heart of the city. It's handy to everything I need.  I can walk or take a short bus ride to where I need to go and this is a major factor in why I purchased the place.   Over the past year I've made some cosmetic changes to refresh my home (painting, changing out door knobs, bathroom shower curtains/cabinet knobs and towels).  But major improvements are needed in both the kitchen and master bathroom.  I would like to replace the kitchen cabinets and counters and convert the master bathroom tub to a shower but it's doubtful those changes will be made in 2023.  I would also like to change out the flooring throughout the condo but the other changes are more important.  New shower curtain

Skywatch ~ January 20, 2023

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Hello friends and fellow bloggers, We've been getting a lot of rain as is the norm here at this time of year. Today was exceptionally wet but I took a walk after the rain slowed a bit. I had to do a few errands. I'm not sure but I think it might be an early spring this year. Time will tell. My submission is a bit late but I'm joining in with the Skywatch Friday crowd today. Have a wonderful week ahead.

Skywatch Friday ~ January 12, 2023

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  Where I live the sky is generally gray over the winter months. Every now and then we have a break; the sky will clear and the sun will shine. It reminds us that spring will soon arrive. We had such a day on Wednesday. Joining in with Skywatch Friday this week.

Tuesday 4 ~ The West

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Howdy Partners... welcome to Toni Taddeo's Tuesday 4 . Today let's talk about  the West. 1. Got some favorite Cowboy or western movies or TV shows you have liked?  I grew up in an agricultural region where there were a lot of farmers and cowboys. Most men worked out  on the land and wore jeans and cowboy hats. With this background, listening to country music and watching western movies or TV shows was second nature. I watched a lot of western shows but oddly don't remember a favourite movie.  I do remember a few television shows I liked such as Bonanza, Big Valley, High Chaparral, Gunsmoke and Davey Crockett. I liked them all. I also remember a lot of cowboy movies starring John Wayne which I enjoyed but cannot remember the names of the movies. I still watch any of these if and when I can catch them. 2.  Ever been to a rodeo or horse show of any kind ? Definitely. Without fail the entire town and several surrounding towns, would attend the annual rodeo and fall fair. Bare b

Trying to Get Ahead of Things

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In my bid to be more organized before the new year advances too far, I did what I could in the last week of December to prepare for the month of January. I had my hair done. I haven't been to the salon in 9 months! It felt good because my hair really needed a good trim after 9 months. I had my nails cut down and new gel polish applied to get me through at least one week of the new year.  In an effort to declutter and get rid of extraneous things, I spent some time knitting up many scraps of yarn that are too small for anything much. I made these cloths for washing dishes or for general cleaning. I was finally able to get to the dentist for a consultation, x-rays and top and bottom cleaning (It's not me in the phone, lol.  The good news is I have no cavities. The bad news is I will need a crown redone and I have another appointment in a week or so to get it done.  It's been years since I last went to the dentist and I really needed the teeth to be cleaned to help my gums sta

Tuesday 4 ~ January 2023

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Happy New Year everyone. Welcome to Toni Taddeo's first Tuesday 4 in the new year.    January is named for  Janus the two faced god who looked into the past and future. Some believe he was Noah who may have been worshipped by his progeny. He certainly looked into the pre flood world and the new world.  The Anglo Saxons called this month Wulfsmoanth.   Let's talk about January. 1.  January 1, 1892 Ellis Island opened it's doors.  Did any of your relations enter the United States through Ellis Island?  If not, do you know your family's history?   My family isn't American so no relations entered through Ellis Island or any part of the USA. Fortunately I do know my family history but many of my extended family members do not. 2. January's birthstone is garnet and the flower is the carnation.  Do you have favorite gem stones or flowers? The garnet is a very pretty gem but I've never been a big fan of carnations. My favourite gem stones are sapphire and turquoise