Tomato wrap-up

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(Or so you hope…) The start of tomato season wasn’t pretty. A juvenile groundhog skinny enough to squeeze through a standard chain link fence 6’ tall ravished my early plants. He (and it’s a he because I saw his balls … Continue reading

Random 5 for August 21 – Nest building, house projects, festivals

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Sharing the wealth – My cat Hazel has an undercoat that rivals a Siberian Husky. I comb her often during the summer and end up with a quart of fur. I toss it outside on the pavement so another critter … Continue reading

Sassy cats — Dog days for cats?

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During the dog days of summer, cats like to sleep all stretched out. People have to find alternative seating arrangements. And 30 feet away the birds are chowing down! While inside there lies another sleeping cat. Not too much going on … Continue reading

Rio de Janiero

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I am addicted to watching the Olympics although it’s not just the competition. They brought back old memories. It was a last-minute vacation with a friend who called to say “Can you get off next week?” The deal was outrageous … Continue reading

Odds and ends for August 2016

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Happy Birthday Dad! Yesterday was my Dad’s birthday. He would be 113 years old. (Yes that’s right! He was in his mid-40s when I was born!) He died when I was young but I still remember him with his laughing … Continue reading

Random 5 for August 14 – Cravings, pessimism, plumbing, dresses, memories

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The power of suggestion! – My local Starbucks is renovating. They close at 3 p.m. every day when the workmen come. Although I rarely go after my morning run, I have been getting cravings at exactly 3:10 p.m. every day. … Continue reading