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Quite a rough day emotionally, but it did have its bright spots, particularly in the afternoon...

     Second to last day of work before I'm off, and four days before my birthday--which meant I had the entertainment of feigning blindness whilst my coworkers smuggled my birthday card from desk to desk. I'm not sure how they got it to Corey, whose desk is right next to mine, but I did walk off a few times to help them along. ;)

     Got an e-mail from my brother, who had found out my radon test results even before I did! And they were good.

     I saw a male bluebird fly up from the grass some 30 feet ahead of me on my walk home from the bus. Seeing a bluebird is rare enough; one in suburbia rather than the countryside or a park, even more special. He flew to the telephone line overhead and watched me a little, then made off, all the time closely shadowed by a drab bird that was probably a fledgling of his.

     Last but not least, a beautiful birthday card from Shanra--thanks, me dear!
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On June 19th, 2007 09:03 am (UTC), silvanime commented:
*hugs* It's nice to see that you're still managing to look on the bright side. You've been on a real roll with this journal!

A bluebird! Sounds lovely. Maybe one day I'll get to see one too.

Not long now until your trip! I hope you have a wonderful time.
On June 19th, 2007 01:15 pm (UTC), hyarmi_records replied:
Thanks! Did you see my last entry? That one was largely for you.

Eastern Bluebirds are delightful, but I'm still hoping to see a Mountain Bluebird some year. *drools*

Not long at all! And the forecast for Grand Marais is sounding very nice. =)
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On June 20th, 2007 01:56 am (UTC), silvanime replied:
I did see! Have a wonderful time, my dear. I don't suppose there's any way you could swing by here so I can stow away in your luggage?
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On June 19th, 2007 12:15 pm (UTC), wispywillow commented:
*chuckles at the feigning of blindness* Ah, coworkers not as slick as they think they are, eh? Good of you to walk off a few times, though ^_~

Ee! Almost done with work! How long are you off? I'm very much looking forward to a travel log--I hope you do one again! With pics! *bounces pleadingly*
On June 19th, 2007 01:22 pm (UTC), hyarmi_records replied:
It was Kathy's loud 'PSSST!' to Nancy that tipped me off (she needs to take off her headphones to hear how loud she is!). Then Nancy sauntered nonchalantly over to Dawn's desk to ask her how her lunchbreak was, though they usually talk without getting up. Quite amusing. ;)

Today's my last day, then I'm off Wed-Mon, and I work just Tues and Thurs next week, then off Tue and Wed the 4th the week after. Rather wacky schedule, but I have to stretch my vacation time as I need to save a bit for when I visit them in October. (Yosemite! EEE!)

But sorry, I wasn't planning to do a travel log since it will be the same places I went to last summer, and it takes me hours and hours to get something like that up. Still, if I get to see the area that burned about a month ago, or something really unique, I'll try to post. Or when I go to South Dakota, or the gorgeous park down in southeast Minnesota we're planning to visit...good thing I just got a 1Gb camera card!
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On June 19th, 2007 03:31 pm (UTC), wispywillow replied:
heheheh... I'm sure it was very amusing once you were privy to the "secret mission." :D

Ahh, so it's October that you're going up. Mm, what a gorgeous time of the year!!!

I understand. Still, I hope we can wrestle a couple photos out of you at least ^_~
On June 19th, 2007 04:47 pm (UTC), hyarmi_records replied:
It's always fun trying to sneak the birthday cards around...not so with the condolence cards though, and there have been a couple of late.

It will be! Might be snow in the mountains, but the passes should still be clear.

I'll see what I can do! =)
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On June 19th, 2007 01:32 pm (UTC), hyarmi_records replied:
Oooh, a chance for sleuthing! ;) You can check this PDF here on page 3, and see if your frog was like that. Apparently there isn't all that much in the way of species diversity in your country.

I just love the eyes of frogs and toads. *happy sigh*
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On June 19th, 2007 04:56 pm (UTC), hyarmi_records replied:
What about the common tree frog (Hyla arborea) of Europe? Apparently they were/are? found in Great Britain, though whether they were true natives is disputed, there were some introduced colonies.

Did it look like a tree frog to you? The 'orangest' picture I was able to find is here but apparently they can change their color a fair bit.

Is there someone at your uni that might be able to make something of the photo?