About Kate Crimmins

Human Resources executive on the loose ready to share insights, experiences and wisdom to make you laugh and think in new ways.

Weird things to know about hand surgery

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My doctor said I had a “goober” on my thumb (technical term he really used) and it should come out. Earlier this week it was removed. Simple surgery. Easy peasy. Nice happy drugs go with it. I am in a … Continue reading

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