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Today is Canada Day (not an official holiday in Arizona).  I wish all Spo-fans of the Canadian sort a happy birthday. May all your Tim-bits be chocolate ones.

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It is also Harper’s Birthday. I think she is eight years old; I have to look it up.  I could not ask for a better pooch.  Rescue dogs – them’s the best !

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While we were taking our matutinal walk Harper and I saw Mrs. Oliver, the great horned owl. It is always a joy to see her. 

 

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The lights in the laundry room went out. In the light fixture is a desiccated scorpion. This is not the first time we’ve found one of these villains in the ceiling fixtures. How on earth they get up there is a mystery. 

 

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We had a lovely French rose the other night. It was dry, with mineral tones, rather than the sickly-sweet rubbish normally found in ‘cheap pink’.  

 

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Oh but there is work to be done! Where does all the laundry come from?  This nonsense never ends. 

 

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The Whisky Advocate had an article on matching whisky to nasty chips. Oh the joy.  This beats wine and cheese by a country mile. I plan to have one of these marvelous combinations on my birthday.

 

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Finally, we are out of lens wipes – a crisis indeed! We use them constantly in the never ending goal to keep our cellphones and spectacles clean of grease and fingerprints. I bought the big box; I apologize for the big greasy finger pointing out the obvious. There is much rejoicing in the House of Spo. 

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Happy Christmas!

Today I am among my loved ones. There are 18 of us, most of them well over four feet, and many with dogs and small children. Oh the Joy! Oh the pain! Happily Brother #4 is bringing homemade IPA brew (no rubbish) and Father found a 1995 Bordeaux – lovely!  Happy Quafftide, indeed! 

There are more imperial tidbits today than in the rest of the year. 

I just better get them cha-cha heels.

May your holiday be a jolly one! 

Hugs !

Urspo A.K.A as Spo A.K.A Michael  (not Mondays).

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It is that time of year again.

Spo-fans know I enjoy reading Tarot. All Hallow’s eve is the best time of the year to consult the cards about life, love, and health.

If you fancy a Hallowe’en Tarot consultation, leave in the comment your name and email address (if I don’t have it).  Tell me too if you want a “general reading” or do you have a more specific question.

I will consult the cards on All Hallow’s Eve and tell you what they say !

 

Hang in there.

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I have not been abducted by aliens or spirited away by the headless horseman or in a Hallowe’en hebetude.

I am up to my pointed ears in work. I promise to write a proper entry this evening.   Hang in there.

Meanwhile, would anyone like a Tarot card reading this All Hallows Eve? I will be getting out my wicked pack of cards this Saturday night to see what the new year portends. If you would like a reading, please say so in the comments.

5 cents for the easy ones

10 cents for the hard ones

15 cents for the pretty ones

and

25 cents for stalkers, mingers, clever-dicks, and ecthotherms.

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I am beginning to brainstorm my resolutions for 2015. So far I have come up with over a dozen, for I have lots I wish to improve about myself.  Most of the resolutions are carryovers from 2014 for I failed utterly in achieving them. I don’t think this is because they were too many or unrealistic. The main matter was I did not keep track of them. Frequently I could not recall them. To better my chances of success I plan on printing them and putting them up around the house so they are in eyesight for continual reminding. With luck, I will achieve apotheosis by 2016.*

Having accountability to someone is a good way to keep on track. When I solidify the list, I am going to post them here; perhaps Spo-fans can periodically poke me in the ribs to inquire how they are going.

Most of my modest proposals fall into the category of self-care improvements.   There are a few about finishing projects and doing one or two bucket list items. Oh, I shall be a paragon of virtue and health.

Or not.  I recall having similar vows every January for the past ten years. 🙂

* Someone does not make New Year resolutions, nor does he wish me to come up with any for him.  I used to propose several every January, but the malevolent looks they evoked curtailed further attempts.

This isn’t a true entry; I will scribble out a proper one this evening.

 

Meanwhile –

Would anyone like a Tarot reading on All Hallow’s Eve?    Thems are the best ones, after all!

Leave a ‘yes please’ in the comment section, along with your question

OR

I can read a ‘general what’s happening” spread.

There is no charge.

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A Proper Stratford, Ontario Swan. Please don’t feed it buns and things. 

 

Hi-ho hi-ho it’s off to Canada I (we) go!

We fly to Detroit where we pick up the car and drive to London (Ontario), which is stop #1 in our quest to see sights, attend the theatre, visit chums/family, and generally have a lovely holiday. 
As is the wont, I don’t know how much time or internet I will have in the next week, so I will play it by ear. I suspect my comments on other blogs will be spartan as my time will be consumed by theatre, eating, drinking, and soaking up the Canadian sunshine.  

Hugs

Urs Truly

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It’s pleasure when there is a new kid on the block.

My dear friend and long time Spo-fan Shawn has started his own blog.

Or more specific his beard has.

Shawn’s whiskers are quite woofy.

He lives in San Diego; he sells real estate. He is well over four feet.

Please stop by and welcome him too the wonder and wacky world of blogging!

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Blogs with photos are overall more popular than blogs without. Several of my favorites are posting a photo/day; they do a good job and the photos are quite delightful.

Alas, I am not a very good photographer or I would do likewise.
Here’s a few photos, pulled from the files, which I thought might amuse.

 

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This is my mother & Urs Truly. This was taken sometime in the early 70s.

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Once upon a time Someone and I threw a ‘Pink Party”.  The place looked ghastly pink, although Someone insisted our colours were blush and bashful.

 

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If I learn French, I hope to learn these wonderful commands.  They are handy for playing army or other activities.

 

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We love our dog, yes we do!

 

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Rolling down grass hills remains the best of pastimes. It ranks up there with hot baths, good whisky and some other things.

 

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Here is a bricolage of Selfies.  I don’t recall when or how half of these were taken.

 

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And this is Otto von Bismarck. He was a nice old sort, but he had a nervous stomach. Please don’t feed him buns and things.

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