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  1. about 10 hours ago on Cathy

    Multitasking taken to the extreme – either that or a technology addiction! I think an intervention is needed here not that one would work with Irving.

    Wow. I’m much later than normal and still the only one here. Everyone must be recovering from today’s eclipse. Although we are no where near the path of totality I still enjoyed watching it live. The first half using the pinhole method and the second half, after my wife came back from the post office, with eclipse glasses (talk about arriving just in time).

    Hope everyone in the clan had a good day today.

  2. 4 days ago on Cathy

    I will admit when showing your pictures to several people at once a picture album is easier than crowding around a computer monitor. Of course you could hook your computer to your tv so everyone could see. Done that a couple of times.

    QuietStorm I fully understand why you have not had time – going back to school when you have a family does not leave you any spare time.

  3. 8 days ago on Cathy

    Frame the picture properly when you are taking it and you don’t have to crop anything afterwards. Like Sunflowergirl100 I have a basic cell phone that I never use for taking pictures (it is an old flip phone) but I do have a good digital camera that I do use. Much easier to compose a picture with a real camera that you hold up to your eye than on a phone that you hold at arms length – which is almost impossible to hold steady.

    Why print your pictures if they are on your computer anyway – so long as you do have at least one backup of all your pictures – preferably two copies where one is stored somewhere other than your own home.

  4. 8 days ago on Cathy

    I still prefer charcoal to grill with. We used an electric starter so avoided that pungent smell of starter fluid. However, my wife insisted on propane because charcoal took to long to be ready to cook. I think she missed the whole point of barbecuing – time spent waiting was time spent relaxing outdoors. Our grill is a small, inexpensive one that has lasted quite a few years – since there are not many good days for cooking outside (I will admit to barbecuing steaks on New Year’s Eve at -30C (-22F) in my younger years).

    Hope everyone had a great Sunday. Did not see much of the sunshine today as I was in a dark theatre doing the lighting for the summer drama school’s presentation of the Little Mermaid. I did enjoy the day though.

  5. 18 days ago on B.C.

    Count me as another one who enjoyed the strips this week. Thank you.

  6. 19 days ago on Cathy

    At least Cathy realizes and admits that her previous diet attempts did not work for her. Simplest diet – eat less of everything. That is the one that works best for me. In the past I have even used a bread plate instead of a dinner plate. Filled the smaller plate so my brain would would be fooled as to how much I was going to eat but still ate less than normal.

    Hope everyone in the clan is enjoying the day.

  7. 19 days ago on Cathy

    For me it would be hopeless to try to look younger than I am since I have naturally always looked older than my years – something about a receding hairline that started when I was 15. Bonus point – never had to show ID in a bar even when I was 4 years under age. Ah, the good old days. Now that I am really close to 67 I am like KTFAHEL – don’t care how old I look.

  8. 26 days ago on Arlo and Janis

    I once worked for a trucking company (drove their computers not the trucks) and spent a lot of time on the highway driving between terminals. Company insisted that I get a cell phone (cell phones were new at that time). I pointed out that I would not answer if I was driving (and was not illegal at that time) so they would have to wait until I found an exit from the highway where I could stop, plus I was never more than 2 hours on the road as that was the max time to drive between our terminals, plus if I was so important that they could not go 2 hours without contacting me then they were not paying me anywhere near enough. I did not get the cell phone.

  9. 30 days ago on Cathy

    We have several of our wedding gifts still in use today – 41 years later. And yes, I do remember who gave them to us which helps keep their memory alive since most if them are no longer with us.

    Cash is nice and very much appreciated with the expense of a wedding and a honeymoon – even if you go as low cost as possible but asking for cash – tacky. I do like the idea of gifts to a charity in your name except then you are on that charity’s mailing list forever. That and too many registered charities spend most of their donations on exceedingly high admin salaries instead of the advertised use. The Canadian government helpfully lists the charities and their income and expenses ( search for canada charities listing cra) so you can see just where your donation goes.

    lightenup Glad band camp worked out for Jr. Sorry to hear about the ankle though – especially in the summer!

  10. about 1 month ago on Cathy

    lightenup I knew you could make it through the week – although it seems the time went by way too quickly. You are correct in that there are a lot more pictures of female models out there – but in reality, wherever you go (unless it is to the Playboy mansion), you rarely see anyone who meets the ‘standard’ for those models. I wish people, male and female, could see through the glitzy advertising and realize that no matter how much they spend they will never look like those models so they should be happy with how they look and who they are. Now, wanting to lose weight for health issues is another story.

    Happy Friday to everyone in the Cathy Clan. Hope you are all heading for a great weekend.