Wednesday, July 7, 2010

you and me both, cat!

SO my cat looks like I feel:

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pooped.

It has been a great week, but very busy here! First, my best friend and his girlfriend stopped by on their cross-country roadtrip….

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they were doing contact dance and gymnastics in the living room. You know, like you do (LOL).

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we went on a picnic together,

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and toured downtown Ithaca (I won a free rose here!)

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we walked around the lily pond in Cornell’s Plantations and listened to the frogs in the evening. Some bird dropped a feather here.

After they left, my brother and his wife (the Brazilian) came over from michigan to spend the 4th here.

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we went on a drive to Skaneatles, a Finger Fake and town to the east of us

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where the water is crystal-clear

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and got some homemade malts and super-fresh fish  at Doug’s Fish Fry

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for the 4th, I threw a party down by Cayuga Lake.

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my thesis advisor and a bunch of grad students came.

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we sat on the dock, watched the sunset,

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and then the fireworks. It was lovely.

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the next day, my husband, my brother and sister-in-law and I went kayaking.

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I forgot my sunglasses, so had to wear my Grandpa’s old wraparounds (I’m trying to make a ‘cool’ face here )

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David and Mariana took it all VERY seriously.

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the ducks took no notice of our boats; we bumped right into this flotilla.

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we went on another picnic, this time in the beautiful Cornell plantations.

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after dinner we went on a walk and checked out all the lovely flora in bloom

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It’s been a blast, but I am getting pretty tired! And I miss my daily blog fix! and DON’T EVEN ASK whether I am getting any work done on my dissertation! Too busy hostessing.

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apparently I fell asleep here—

Well, I hope you are all well, and I hope to write my final Tauer review tomorrow!

Yours,

La Bonne Vivante

 

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