Sassy cats – Zoomies or pets on steroids!

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Every pet I’ve ever had the zoomies! For no (apparent to a human) reason they start to race around the house. There’s no prey — artificial (mousie) or natural (spider or other cat). Just an intense burst of energy almost … Continue reading

Letting it go

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My gym is in a revolt. If you’ve never seen 60 to 80-year-old ladies really angry you would be in for sight. Eyes blaring, shoulders strutting, fingers wagging. Opinions everywhere but no direct combat….yet (but they are suiting up). I’ve … Continue reading

A chip off the old block or shades of Tess!

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My mother and I never looked alike. We had different coloring and different shapes. We didn’t wear the same shoe size. Our tastes were different. We were different (or so I thought). For the last 35 years of her life, I … Continue reading

Random 5 for January 31 – Squirrels, Jeopardy, Facebook, Groundhog Day, Exercise

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Hey yo! – I’ve been feeding the squirrels during the snowstorm. If I am not on the ball, someone knocks on my window! Jeopardy! – During the winter months the beloved husband and I watch Jeopardy. We complain that the … Continue reading

Sassy cats – Party on!

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My cats love catnip. It’s like crack cocaine for cats. Fortunately, it’s legal in my state. Don’t worry. They don’t inhale. After weeks of endless discussion, finger-pointing and fruitless promises, I made new catnip mousies. The opened catnip jar brought them … Continue reading

Grumpy old Kate or visionary?

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My first job out of school was with a big company. Very large…like 10,000 employees large. When people asked which department I worked in, I would respond “the grumpy old men department.” There were four young women (all under 30) and … Continue reading

Storm Odds and Ends

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Reporting live from the aftermath of Storm Jonas! When a storm is predicted I get these grandiose ideas of accomplishments. I listen to friends who plan to cook up a storm — enough for an apocalypse or a month (whichever … Continue reading