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Unless you have been living under a rock, you will recognize this character as a Pikachu.  That's all I know about it except for the fact that it plays a large part in various Pokémon games. 

I am not a Pokémon player (and I think it's funny that blogger automatically adds the accent over the e) but my girls were when they were growing up. 

"But Donna Lee" , (I can hear you saying), "why are you sharing this with us?"  I'll tell you.  After several weeks of ungodly hot and humid days/nights, we have been finally blessed with a few days of absolutely delightful summer weather.  The kind you think about but don't experience very often.  It was sunny and warm but with a breeze and low humidity.

Just the kind of day you might think to yourself, "Hmm, it might be nice to have dinner in the park by the river tonight".  And so you make plans and rush home and pull together dinner and chairs and drinks and pick up your spouse at the train and h…
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We are hopefully coming to an end of over a week of "heat warnings" today but the temps are still in the 90's (it was 85 at 6 o'clock this morning).  I spend time each summer reminding my clients that they should use good sense in the summer.  Medicaitons can make you more vulnerable to the sun and getting heat exhaustion.
But do I listen to myself?  Apparently not.
We had a very warm (record breaking) weekend and our a/c (which is only in the bedrooms) had a hard time keeping up.  On Monday when I was coming home from work, the train car had no a/c.  It was unbelievably hot and I could feel my bod reacting to it.  I got headachy, nauseaus, dizzy.  Did I pay attention?  No.  I kept on doing what I needed to do and went to bed.  When I woke up Tuesday morning, I had a blinding headache and the room was spinning.  I called out of work and spent the day  drinking and eating lightly and binge watching Call the Midwife.  Today, I feel a bit better but not great so I am once…
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It's been six months since my last post.  I wish I could say it was because Life was so boring there was nothing to write about but that is not the case.  2016 has been an interesting year.  So, let's explore what's been going on in my neck of the woods.
In January, we attended the memorial for Peter Kevin's sister.  It was lovely, as these things often are.  Her daughter (who looks so much like her mother, it was eerie) gave a wonderful and loving eulogy and the minister kept calling my brother in law Ronald, "Roland".  We thought there was another man involved somewhere.....
In February, I learned to make Danish. These are just out of the oven before they were glazed.  Oh my goodness they are good.  The pastry is buttery and not sweet and the fillings (which came out of a can) were so tasty. Peter Kevin liked them more than the ones we get at the bakery.
In Feb, I was Employee of the Month and Peter Kevin turned 58 (so he can stop calling me the older woman).
I…