About Kate Crimmins

Retired Human Resources executive with three bossy cats ready to share insights, experiences and wisdom to make you laugh and think in new ways.

Random 5 for August 28 – Adults, prayers, sidebar ads, Dear Siri, social commitments

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I’m tired of being an adult – This week I smashed my face into a wall (don’t ask because I don’t know how I did it). It hurt like hell. I was in a store. I really wanted to sit … Continue reading

Sassy cats — Around the house

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We need a bigger dining room table. (They are not allowed on the table.) These two buds often sleep together. Preferably somewhere they are not allowed. And a bigger bed too! Well, they are allowed on the bed but no hairballs … Continue reading

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