It is a beautiful morning anyway!

Eugene, Oregon
January 29, 2017 10:20am CST
Up at 6:30 this morning, sky was still dark, I started the coffee, glanced at the morning headlines (ugh!) and took Anne's coffee in to her. By the time I walked back into the living room, the morning sky through the window was a beautiful red around blue clouds. It was so beautiful I stood at the window for minutes watching it change. For a time, my mind was off the troubling news emanating from all corners of the world including our own country. It is a work day for me, a short five hour shift starting at 11, so I will eat a hearty breakfast and (maybe) Anne will fix a great sandwich for me to take along. I am glad that I am not stranded in an airport with a legal visa to enter the country. I hope that your day is a beautiful, peaceful one. My camera was not handy, so I will use a photo of Anne's quilt, "Sunrise Over Delta Ponds in Winter."
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@Hatley (164777)
• Garden Grove, California
29 Jan 17
Tell her i think that U think that quilt is gorgeous I am having a great d ay even if I fell asleep here and knocked over a speaker on my desk lool lol
• Eugene, Oregon
29 Jan 17
You must need a nap. Take care @Hatley.
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@DianneN (71418)
• United States
29 Jan 17
Beautiful photo of Anne's quilt. Try to enjoy your day. I check the news first thing before my morning walk and coffee. Not happy, nor thought I would be.
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• Eugene, Oregon
30 Jan 17
I am hearing John Lennon singing, "I heard the news today, oh boy" in my head. Thanks for checking out the quilt. She has three beautiful new quilts that are accepted for a juried show called "Gems of the Ocean" coming up in March.
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@DianneN (71418)
• United States
30 Jan 17
@JamesHxstatic Lol! I'm hearing the same song. Congratulations to Anne! I'm sure all her quilts are masterpieces! Best of luck to her.
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• Eugene, Oregon
31 Jan 17
@DianneN Thank you!
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@jaboUK (52746)
• United Kingdom
29 Jan 17
As usual, Anne's quilt is lovely. Yup, try to forget the news and have a good day at work.
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• Eugene, Oregon
29 Jan 17
Thanks, @JaboUK!
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@snowy22315 (42107)
• United States
29 Jan 17
Nice! You sound so productive!
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• Eugene, Oregon
29 Jan 17
@snowy, Thanks, I do stay active. It helps take my mind off the news.
29 Jan 17
I love it when you use pictures of Anne's quilts! it's pretty nice here. I just took a 30 minute walk outside. It felt great.
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• Eugene, Oregon
30 Jan 17
Thanks, @jillybean22! Glad you are having nice weather. We are in the high 40s today, no rain, and I hope it holds tomorrow as we are going to Coos Bay, OR to pick up some quilts from a show there, maybe 100 miles each way on the coast highway.
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1 Feb 17
@JamesHxstatic i've been able to take walks outside daily. today is a little chillier, but i'm still going to bundle up and take a walk.
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• Eugene, Oregon
1 Feb 17
@jillybean1222 A great idea! I am about to go play ping pong.
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@sallypup (25814)
• Moses Lake, Washington
29 Jan 17
That's a very pretty quilt and a poetic description of the start of your day. I wish you more peace as you go through the rest of this Sunday.
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• Eugene, Oregon
30 Jan 17
It was peaceful at work. If not for that I would have attended a local protest at noon today.
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@sallypup (25814)
• Moses Lake, Washington
30 Jan 17
@JamesHxstatic I heard about that protest from some other folks who live in your area. Someone made a rude remark about the protest and one of my friends asked if the rude person needed a hug?
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• Eugene, Oregon
30 Jan 17
@sallypup I would have asked if a kick in the posterior was needed.
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@moffittjc (40281)
• Gainesville, Florida
30 Jan 17
Despite the fact that I've been in bed sick with the flu all weekend, I will concur that today was a beautiful day. I have no idea if it was nice out or not, since I've been confined to my bed all day, but I still consider it a beautiful day because I got caught up on all my reading and myLot notifications! I feel I have accomplished a lot, even though I didn't really accomplish anything!
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• Eugene, Oregon
30 Jan 17
Sorry to hear you are sick, @moffitjc! Nice to get caught up that way. Did you get the flu shot, I wonder?
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@moffittjc (40281)
• Gainesville, Florida
30 Jan 17
@JamesHxstatic Yes, I had the flu shot back in late Fall of last year. Not sure if I have the actual flu, or just flu-like symptoms, but to me they are one and the same. Either way, I feel like crap!
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• Eugene, Oregon
30 Jan 17
@moffittjc Well, maybe a different strain got you.
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@LadyDuck (141641)
• Switzerland
30 Jan 17
This quilt is beautiful. I am not happy about the news, he is discriminating poor populations but he did not issued a ban for more dangerous countries, may be because those are "rich" countries.
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• Eugene, Oregon
30 Jan 17
And countries where he does business as well.
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@LadyDuck (141641)
• Switzerland
30 Jan 17
@JamesHxstatic Exactly, he does not want people who need help. It's a shame.
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• Greece
31 Jan 17
What a beautiful artistic quilt maker Anne must be. Your day was off to a wonderful start. Sometimes it is good for us to stop the outside world invading our home and our peaceful thoughts.
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• Eugene, Oregon
31 Jan 17
Especially since the election here.
@allknowing (60312)
• India
30 Jan 17
I too am happy that I am not stranded while I walk to the gate to get our morning paper (lol)
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• Eugene, Oregon
30 Jan 17
It would be very strange to be in the country legally, leave for a few days, then not be allowed back in.
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• Otis Orchards, Washington
30 Jan 17
It turned out to be a nice sunny day here, too. We are going to have another slight cold spell but not nearly as cold as a couple of weeks ago. Then it's supposed to warm up. They are forecasting rain by next weekend.
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• Eugene, Oregon
30 Jan 17
I welcome rain instead of ice and snow.
@JudyEv (115605)
• Bunbury, Australia
29 Jan 17
That is a lovely quilt. Like you standing at the window watching the sunrise, I sat here and admired the quilt for a while. My congratulations to Anne.
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• Eugene, Oregon
30 Jan 17
Thank you! I am glad you liked it.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
29 Jan 17
I hope you had a great day at work. =) I love watching the sunrise.
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• Eugene, Oregon
30 Jan 17
Thanks, hope your day was good too!
@FayeHazel (15021)
• United States
29 Jan 17
It's a fitting photo for the title. -- Amazing work your wife does.
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• Eugene, Oregon
30 Jan 17
Thank you, @FayeHazel. She does do nice work.
@RasmaSandra (16224)
• Riga, Latvia
29 Jan 17
That is a lovey quilt. She is very talented. Yes, the news lately is pretty distressing so I don't look for it online. I figure if I am not being threatened by anything in my own house I am alright. Hope you have a good weekend.
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• Eugene, Oregon
30 Jan 17
You do not have a bad idea there. It is hard for me to let go of my addiction to National Public Radio here, a trusted (by me) news source.
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@much2say (38181)
• United States
29 Jan 17
I know the feeling . . . it's wonderful to have that moment of "forgetting" about the real world sometimes. That is a lovely quilt - very creative!
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• Eugene, Oregon
30 Jan 17
Thanks! It is good to feel that "away" feeling for even a short time.
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@PatZAnthony (12236)
• Charlotte, North Carolina
29 Jan 17
That is a very interesting photo of Anne's quilt. She is really talented. A beautiful day here too, so we are outa' here in a minute!
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• Eugene, Oregon
30 Jan 17
I hope you have a great day. We are driving down to Coos Bay, OR tomorrow to pick up some quilts that were in a show there.
@amadeo (58647)
• United States
29 Jan 17
The quilt is wonderful there James.
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• Eugene, Oregon
29 Jan 17
Thanks Alfredo! She is quite talented.
29 Jan 17
Enjoy the day.
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• Eugene, Oregon
29 Jan 17
Thanks!
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@teamfreak16 (39937)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
30 Jan 17
A relaxing morning is always most welcome!
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