Random 5 for November 29 – Cookbooks, recipes, anthropology, weather, moving

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Treasures – We are cleaning out and packing in anticipation of our move. I have found some real treasures. Okay, only one real treasure. I found my mother’s notebook with recipes in her own handwriting. I hugged the book and … Continue reading

Odds and ends, Thanksgiving style

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It’s the day before a really weird holiday in a really weird time. We are also downsizing possessions in a way we’ve never done before. I don’t know why I’ve kept some things. Ok, they were pretty but useless. I’m … Continue reading

Random 5 for November 22 – Doom, change, flu, ancestors, winter

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Am I in Kansas? – This morning I woke up with a sense of doom. Sometimes that happens but it’s usually because I heard a cat hacking up a hairball. This is much more serious. It may be exacerbated by … Continue reading

Who does that during a pandemic?

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Long time readers know that we’ve been looking to downsize for several years. Some might say decades. There are friends who think we use that as a conversation opener and aren’t serious about it. We are getting older and the … Continue reading

Random 5 for November 15 – Stress, neighbors, weather, procrastination, Fitbit

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Stop the bus! – You know that old saying that God doesn’t give you more than you can handle? I think I’m his new testing ground. Not only has this year been stressful with people dropping dead from an illness … Continue reading

Sassy cats — Love is in the air

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Sasha has always been “that cat” that wants to sleep in a pile of cats. Before Gus she would snuggle up to the other cats and get rebuffed. Maybe it’s her feral start. It’s warmer to snuggle outdoors. Maybe it’s … Continue reading

Don’t get sick

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I’m not talking about the virus. It’s not a good time to get any kind of illness especially anything serious. I’m having a skin procedure in December just before Christmas. It’s the soonest appointment I can get. I’m worried they … Continue reading

Not so random 5 for November 8 – Election, surprises, TV, procedures, answers

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I didn’t think it would ever end! – Finally our election has been decided. It’s been a nail biter all week. I expect a few months of chaos from the losing side but then I envision a level of honesty … Continue reading