It is pretty late, and I haven’t posted on the photo groups.  I’ll catch up tomorrow.  I also didn’t photograph my meals.  But they were:

Breakfast: Cereal and green juice

Lunch: Toasted weight watchers bagel with light cream cheese, ham and balsamic reduction

Dinner: Chicken sandwich and salad.

Extras: Apple, piece of cheddar cheese and a smoothie made with cashew milk, a banana and frozen berries.

I ran a bunch of errands today, but I also took a long long walk in the park, and Lost Lagoon.  I’m just going to do a photo dump, show you nature in the city, and I’ll be back tomorrow with an adventure.  Have a great Sunday everyone!

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Hola Mi Amigos!   No Spanish class today, so playing catch up from yesterday….

Here is Michelle’s famous Thursday morning hand…

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Kitties in the vet who partners with a local adoption agency who are waiting to find their forever homes.  AWWW!!!!  (I see a random heart in the nose of the first one.  Yawn!)

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The bird pond yesterday….

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Turtle action at the bird pond.  Maybe I should call it the turtle pond…

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Father and daughter on the big jelly beans….

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….hand made bird house….

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…fluffy dog….

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…fluffy blossom….sort of fluffy…

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…random heart….

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…and a beer that we split last night.  It was good beer, but tasted nothing like maple or bacon.  Jokes on us I guess…  :)

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AND…we move on to today.  Today’s Photo A Day Challenge prompt is “close”.  I went for the close up of Neva’s whiskers.

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This was my shot for the Only Shades of Gray black and white group.

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And my last shot for “fish week” on the 365 Days in Nature site.  I know a turtle isn’t a fish, but it swims.  I know, it’s a stretch….

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This was the cloudy view from our deck as the sun was rising the morning.  Photos don’t do justice, it was lovely….

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Neva’s morning “photo shoot”.   Such a supermodel.  HA!!!!

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…and yawning, bored with her photo shoot.  :)

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My egg for breakfast….which turned into a random heart….

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Here is my actual breakfast, the egg above with chard and kale on a sandwich thin….and coffee.

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I made some green juice this morning with apple, kale, spinach, chard, ginger and lime.

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Greek yogurt…2 weight watchers points.

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Lunch was hummus, antipasto, crackers and carrots…

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I had an apple and a little piece of cheese later on….

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Dinner tonight was a glass of white wine, and rotisserie chicken with salad, steamed nugget potatoes and tzatsiki.

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Here are some shots from my daily walks…..

I had my snail whispering skills in good use today.  :)

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Blossoms and huge leaves (with Dennis’ hand for scale – we went for a walk together after work) ….

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Our little community garden plot.  Seeds are turning to plants!  :)  And I made another rainbow today when I was watering….

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I was serenaded while I watered….awww….

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Gull photobomb at the bird pond….

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Other shots at and around the bird pond. (my lunchtime happy place)

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My new friends Theodore and Ben.  AWWW!!!

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Double turtle….

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Dennis and I walked by the Vancouver Children’s Festival site tonight…..

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Someone left a juice box behind….and the ants moved in.

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That’s it for Friday.  Hope you all have a wonderful weekend!!!!!

Today’s Photo A Day challenge prompt is “Parallel”.  I took this shot of parallel train tracks on my lunchtime walk.

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This was my posting on 365 Days in Nature….

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..and I saw this huge family at lunchtime.  I turned one of the group shots to black and white, and posted on Only Shades of Gray.

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I haven’t posted food shots for the last couple of days because they are very boring.  I will do my best, starting on Friday, to put a little more effort into taking the shots, and planning the meals.  Stay tuned….

Neva was trying to be incognito again this morning, and hid in the shower while I was getting ready for work.  Nice camouflage Neva, but I see you….  :)

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I’ll post the non-duckling and gosling shots of the day first.  At lunchtime, I saw the urban coyote again.

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I walked by a pottery studio….

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..I created a rainbow when I was watering our little community garden seedlings tonight.  There may not be a pot of gold at the end of this rainbow, but there are radishes.  :)

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A piece of children’s artwork, that was left by the site of the Children’s Festival.

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Seagulls ready to nest….

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…and others having quite the scrap with some crows.

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Goose, gull photobomb, and shadow of a crow….

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Random heart of the day….

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And now, goslings and ducklings.  I saw SOOOO many today.  They won’t be around long, so enjoy…..I know I did.  I could have watched them for hours.  :)

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I won’t be posting tomorrow because I have Spanish class and will be getting home very late.  Have a great Thursday everyone, “see” you on Friday.

It is a little late, so I’ve opted out of the photo challenges today.  As the title says, tonight, I had Girl’s Night Out with my good friends Janice and Karen.  In reverse order of the day….We went out for a bite, then went to a production of “In the Heights”.  Karen’s friend Julio is in the production, and he has MOOOVES!

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Karen held up her friend.  LOL!

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The three of us split some appetizers, some salads, flatbread, shrimp and calamari.  I had two glasses of white wine too.

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In other shots from the day…..I saw a TON of birds (grown and baby) on my lunchtime walk.   AWW!

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Blooms and bugs…

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Two random hearts….

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And evidence this person’s car has been broken into at one time.

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I’m off for the night.  Happy Wednesday everyone!!

Today’s Photo A Day Challenge prompt is “street art”.  This is just around the corner from where I buy my groceries.

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It is fish theme week over at 365 Days in Nature.  I don’t see fish in their natural state very often, but did see this jellyfish from the ferry last night.

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I took this photo yesterday.  I just love this guy….

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Yesterday in Victoria, I started my Sunday out with a walk around Swan Lake.  For the record, there are no swans at Swan Lake.  I hadn’t been there since I walked there with my Dad last year. And I’m sure he was there with me yesterday…..

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On the way home, I happened to drive by a big field with a bunch of sheep.  Parents and lambs….  AWWW!

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In the afternoon, Mom and I ran a few errands, then took a drive because it was such a nice day.  Here are some shots from the afternoon…

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A few shots from the ferry last night.  As you can see, the sunset was AMAZING.

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On to today.  After work, I went down to our little community garden and gave our seeds and seedlings some water (and a bit of love.) :) We seem to have some mushroom interlopers coming through the soil too.

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I walked home by my favorite bird pond.  There weren’t TOO many water birds today, and no beavers….but there was evidence of the beavers being around.

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Here are the evenings shots, blossoms, dogs, birds and life just going on around me….

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Two random hearts…..which made me reflective. (groan!)

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And after all that….I had a dinner of bbq pork tenderloin, steamed nugget potatoes and some peas.

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We’re all caught up now.  I’ll be back tomorrow with new images and meals.  Happy Tuesday everyone!

Hi all.  I’m over in Victoria for the weekend, spending time with my Mom.  Today’s Photo A Day Challenge prompt is “Tree”.  I went for a walk this afternoon, and took this photo of a tree, from the ground up.

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The weekly theme at 365 Days in Nature is “fish”.  I don’t have many chances to take photos of fish in nature, but I found this heron eating fish when I was out today.

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And Mom and I went to a garden centre this afternoon.  I took this picture, turned in black and white and posted on the Only Shades of Gray site.

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Here are a few pictures of this morning’s ferry crossing…..

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I thought this was a mom and baby, and the baby was following the mom wanting to be fed….

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OHHHHH…..silly me.  That isn’t a mom and baby.  But there may be babies soon.

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Oh dear….Not so savvy on this one….  :)

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Shots from the lovely garden centre.  I could spend hours (and a whole paycheque) there.  :)

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Shots from my quick beach walk…..

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Picmonkey and I added the lips to this shot.  It just seemed fitting.  :)

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And awww!  This dog ran up this rock, and couldn’t get down.  He was hilarious.  AWWW.

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Per our new tradition, Mom and I sent out for Chinese Food for dinner.

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That was my Saturday.  Not sure if I’ll be posting tomorrow, it will depend on which ferry I get back and how late I get home.  If I don’t “see” you then, I’ll “see” you on Monday.  Enjoy the rest of your weekend everyone.

Happy Weekend everyone!   It is VERY early Saturday morning, I was really tired last night and didn’t get the blog post done.  I’m getting my bag together before hopping a ferry and going to see my Mom, so here is a photo dump from the last couple of days…..

More from my Mom’s place later….

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Today’s Photo A Day Challenge prompt is “Running”.  I used this photo from a few weeks ago, of two very cute dogs running toward me.  Awww!

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I posted a beaver shot from last night on the 365 Days in Nature.  <3 that I saw this!!

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And I put this picture of a shaking duckling into black and white and posted it on Only Shades of Gray.

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I grabbed breakfast on the go this morning, yogurt parfait, green juice and coffee….

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I worked through lunch and ate a turkey sandwich and an apple at my desk….

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I was given a smoothie later in the afternoon….

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And dinner tonight was a mish mash of bits and pieces that needed using up.  We had leftover flatbread with veggies, chicken strips and baked onion rings.

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I had some errands to run after work, and instead of driving I walked, to get activity points and to enjoy the record breaking warmth. Along the way I saw this sweet statue….

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…skirts that moved beautifully in the wind….

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Some beautiful blooms….

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Loved this message on a mail box….

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Then I walked down by Granville Island, and saw the baby ducklings and goslings, that are growing bigger and bigger by the day.  I saw some lovely scenery and some other birds too….

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When I got home, I sat out on our deck for a while…..and I had a visitor.  He came to the feeder, then had a preen and a sleep on the tree beside our building.  AWWW!

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That was my Wednesday.  I probably won’t be posting tomorrow because I have night class, and by the time I get home, it’s a little too late to start a post.  So…I’ll be back on Friday.  Have a good Thursday AND Friday everyone!!

Today’s Photo A Day Challenge prompt is “Breakfast, Lunch or Dinner”.  I wanted to be different than most of the entries, so said “if you are a baby bird, insects are good for breakfast, lunch or dinner”.

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My colour choice for 365 Days in Nature today is pink.  Very vibrant pink.

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I turned this photo into black and white and posted on Only Shades of Gray.

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I had what seems to be my regular breakfast of fruit (banana and blueberry), greek yogurt and granola. I also had some green juice.

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Lunch was salad from a salad bar….

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…and I took this photo of our dinner when I was half way through. (oops, forgot…)  It was whole wheat rotini, with leftover rotisserie chicken, peppers and zucchini in a sauce made of light herb cream cheese and greek yogurt.

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I’m just going to do a photo dump of the day’s shots.  I took a quick walk at lunch, and then walked the long way home after work, to get an activity point or two.

I saw another cluster of spider eggs, looking about ready to hatch….

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..and a few other types of insects….

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Mushrooms….

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Blooms….

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Birds of many kinds…..

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My favorite dog in the dog park today….meet Snoopy….

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City and bird pond scenery….

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I saw these moving “things” in the pond.  I think they may have been tiny frogs….hm…

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And I also got quite the surprise.  I was watching the birds and suddenly, this beaver swam by.  THEN a second one paddled through.

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And finally, a random heart that I THINK was actually a tiny turtle head casting a shadow.

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That was my day….happy Wednesday everyone!!!  Bring on more beavers!  :)

Today’s Photo A Day Challenge prompt is “laughter”.  I posted this photo of an artwork in our city called “A-Maze-ing Laughter”.  Initially it was to be a temporary exhibit, but the public took such a liking to it, so the city allowed it to stay permanently.

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My colour for the “a new colour every day” theme on the 365 Days in Nature site is green.  I took this photo this afternoon.

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And I turned the photo of the little turtle at Lost Lagoon into black and white, and posted it on Only Shades of Gray.

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We had a statutory holiday here today, so no work, but a busy day nonetheless. I made Roz McMuffins (egg, ham in a sandwich thin) with fruit and green juice for breakfast.

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We went out for lunch, and had a beer and chicken burger.  With fries.

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This was the view from our table. (we just had lunch in a restaurant by a city owned golf course), and there was a big trophy case in the room too.

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When we got home, we had ranch pop chips and picky dinner with bits and pieces we had in the house.

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We just hung out this morning, and I saw this hummingbird on our deck…

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…and an interesting cloud with a shape that mirrored some trees.

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This afternoon, we went to visit Cousin Helen (“Hi Helen”), then went to a garden store to pick up some seeds to plant in our little community garden plot.  I love garden stores….

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To get there, we had to drive through a farm-y area in the city.

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Very cool bee hives.

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Eagle eye Dennis saw this frog in a pond.

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…I saw insects, on reeds and on Dennis’ leg….

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THEN….we went down to our little community garden.  We volunteered to re-stain the tool shed, and we planted our veggies today.  Dennis with his roller….

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…and my shadow, complete with roller.  :)

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We removed this tiny start of a wasp’s nest from the shed.  Don’t want those around all summer….

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Dennis did the ladder work….I did the lower parts.

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After the staining, we planted our seeds.

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Beans look like tic tacs….just an observation.

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Done for the day…..

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And finally tonight, a random heart.

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Our long weekend is coming to an end, it’s back to the grind tomorrow.  Oh well…  Hope everyone’s Tuesday goes well.

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