Meanwhile at Casa River….

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Now that the husband has a fancy new pool table, he’s finally taken on the monumental task of teaching me how to play.

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So far? I suck. And it seems my underlying strategy is to keep all my balls on the table in order to block his access to the pockets.

Not for everyone, I know. But it’s all I’ve got right now.

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Outside? There are some pretty spectacular sunsets.

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And a very well staked Christmas reindeer who may be there until spring.

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Inside?

Lord Dudley Mountcatten is unsuccessfully hiding behind a coffee table leg.

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35 thoughts on “Meanwhile at Casa River….”

    1. My money’s on ice. Not that it’s all that good, but if you slip and bust your butt you can get up, dust off your aforementioned butt and be on your way. Do that in the mud and, well, you get the picture. Here’s a little pseudo math: Ice+mud=good time to stay home.

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      1. When I was eight or so I was walking to school in my brand new cowboy boots with the multi-colored stitching, just itching to show them off. I was taking a shortcut, the primary cause of my chronic tardiness, and stepped into a patch of mud most of the way up to my knees. When I tried to step back the mud sucked the boot right off my foot. I had to get on my hands and knees to retrieve it, so by the time I was appropriately shod and standing on solid ground I was a piping hot mess. I turned around and went home. When I got there I was crying. My super cool boots were ruined and I was sure my mom was going to be mad at me. She wasn’t, but she did spray me off with the hose before she let me in the house.
        That’s a great memory, it made me leak around the eyes a little bit when I was writing it. Precious as it is, though, I’ll be taking the ice.

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  1. That’s one more nice pool table, gotta say. If you’re having fun you’re winning.
    Your sunsets are very beautiful. The open sky at my house is to the east, so we get the sunrise and moonrise, as well as late sun on the mountains. The sunset is over the ridge with a lot of trees between here and there. Still beautiful, just not as big.
    I just caught Otto jumping into the Ficus tree in our dining room. I guess we all have our own idea of fun I can’t wait until he has a new idea. Hiding behind a table leg looks like it might be a good one.
    It’s 23 here right now and it’s only supposed to get up to 53. Oh, the Humanity!

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    1. I’m having fun and do well with the long shots. Just can’t master the little soft taps.
      We have a big sunrise and a big sunset. A definite benefit of living in farm country.
      😊

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  2. I used to play my brother for a penny a minute at the Navy bowling alley. I never did get better at it. He ended up with a pool table in his basement and had real difficulty getting it out again after his lost touch with his unbelievably strong friend…

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  3. Tara’s a great pool player. She even has her own cue stick (purple, no less). I never really played, so naturally, it’s intimidating going up against her, especially when she’s so quick to tell me I’m holding the stick wrong. Yet, I actually do manage to beat her about half the times we play. I guess the lesson is, it’s a pretty easy game to pick up. And even if you aren’t great at getting the balls into the pockets, there’s always a chance that your opponent will scratch and you’ll win by default.

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  4. I always wanted a pool table, but there’d be no place roomy enough for one here. I’ve rarely had the opportunity to play, but always thought knocking shiny colored balls around with sticks looked like fun…

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  5. Playing Pool is EASY!
    1. Fix yourself a drink
    2. Put some nice music on
    3. Select a cue stick
    4. Sip your drink
    5. Take a shot . . . either kind 😀
    6. Take a drink every time you sink a ball ~> Sink & Drink
    7. Take a drink every time your opponent sinks a ball
    8. Stop caring about whether any of your shots go in
    ENJOY!

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  6. Oh lord. That cat is so darn photogenic; he made me smile!
    Lovely sunset and STILL STANDING deer.
    I enjoy playing pool, but mostly only if I’m winning. Which is kind of rare…

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