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Good morning, and welcome to my first Coffee Chat of November.  Did everyone get through Halloween okay?  In the eleven years I’ve lived in this condo, I’ve never had Trick or Treaters stop by….except for when my daughter used to bring my grandson over.  And that was years ago.  So I stopped buying the candy, since I didn’t want sacks of it around for me to eat.  I just turn out the porch light and huddle up quietly.  Although I did continue watching Brothers & Sisters, which I love.  I watched it all years ago, but it felt new to me in parts.  I’m almost on Season IV.

  • What a week…what a month!  I think I have finally worked out the quirks on my new laptop, and I’m pretty comfortable with it now.  With help from blog visitors, who noticed some of my comments, I’ve stopped the leaping and flying cursor…just a click or two in the settings.  Yay!
  • Yesterday I wanted to upload photos from my Old School digital camera, and it didn’t work the usual way…which required a chat with the online Geek Squad.  Now it’s ready to go.  I use my iPhone for photos most of the time, but I still like the regular camera.
  • Reading…sigh.  My numbers were down:  only 9 books read and reviewed in October!  But this week I’ve read two so far:  The Neighbors and Open Your Eyes (click titles for my reviews).
  • I am currently reading A Spark of Light, by Jodi Picoult, and I’m loving it.  Although I have been watching more TV than I have been reading!
  • I love this photo that my son Brett texted of him and his daughter Aubrey.  She is a senior at San Diego State University.  She is the granddaughter I don’t see as often, being way down there.  We’ll get together at Thanksgiving, though.

  • I don’t see my other granddaughter as much as I once did, and she lives here in the same city.  She is going to school and working.  Occasionally I see her photos on Facebook, like this one:

  • The two girls were born in the same month and year, so they are my “twin granddaughters.”
  • Today I think I’ll stay home and read.  All week, I’ve had various things to do out in the world…errands, etc.  I am looking forward to being cozy again.


What does your week look like so far?  Enjoy!



  1. Love the pics, your granddaughters are beautiful. Glad to hear you’re getting your new laptop figured out, too. Although our neighborhood has lots of kids, we rarely get trick-or-treaters. They must either go to other neighborhoods or to the school functions. Have a great week!

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    • Thanks, Aymee, I do love those two granddaughters, a rarity in our family, since I have three sons and one daughter, and five grandsons.

      As for the laptop, I was a little frustrated, and then saw that the “fix” was an easy one.

      When I lived in the foothills, I had carloads of kids showing up, some who were too old to be trick-or-treating, IMO. LOL


      • My mom is the opposite – she has three granddaughters and only two grandsons. 🙂

        Yeah, you always get those that forget they’re old enough to go buy their own candy. 🙂

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  2. Lovely photos. So glad you are more comfy with your new laptop…there is always that weird breaking in period.

    I have tried holding my Kindle the way you hold yours sometimes and it feels heavier to me that way…have you thought that or is it just me? I actually can’t hold it as well…

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  3. What a great pic of your son and his daughter. And your other granddaughter is lovely too. I hope you have a nice weekend and find plenty of reading time. My time with books was down in October. Just a busy month, I guess.

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    • Thanks for visiting, Kathy, and I can’t really compare reading to listening, since I never listen to audiobooks. But I know that I need to visualize the words on the pages. A quirk of mine. LOL

      Have a great weekend.


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