Dancing….

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I was the head bumble bee in my first grade play. I showed real talent. It was never developed…until now. Not saying I’m the best but I can wiggle around with the best of them. So why not me? I … Continue reading

R5 for March 1 – groceries, downsizing, surgery, spring, Jimmy Buffett

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A compliment? Or not? – Our local grocery store has a “helping hands” crew that loads groceries into cars for anyone who needs help. That’s usually women with lots of kids and the elderly or disabled. I had just finished … Continue reading

Murder in the Kitchen

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Yep, it happened again. We added to our appliance graveyard. Our garbage disposal died. Dead as a doornail. Toes up. Kicked the bucket. Or more likely, was murdered. (queue sinister music here) There was a large stone in it. It … Continue reading

Dieting cat style – an update on Hazel | For Animal Lovers

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Today it’s all about cats — actually just Hazel. I am so proud of myself her. At her last vet visit in October she weighed just under 18 pounds. She’s not a big cat, structure wise. If she were a person … Continue reading

R5 for February 22 – George Washington, oral surgery, YouTube, funerals, weather

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Happy Birthday George! – Yep, today is really George Washington’s birthday (by the Gregorian calendar). We moved it to make it more convenient for us — shopping, long weekends and such but today we get to celebrate for real. Cherry … Continue reading

Rise and shine!

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One of the blessings of retirement is sleeping later. I am a morning person but I like sleeping until 7 a.m. (Yes for us old folks that’s sleeping in! The beloved husband gets up closer to 5.) I get to … Continue reading

The bingo ladies of old | Tess Tales

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My mother was a hoot. June Cleaver with a dash of the crazy and a little of Maude. You have to be of a certain age to remember those TV programs but you can click if you want to know … Continue reading