About Kate Crimmins

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

Random 3 for September 20 – Election signs, ER, brain fog

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This week has been crazy here so we are abbreviating our random thoughts. Best sign ever – There are a lot of election signs out. Our neighbors had one up that said “Any stable adult!” with the stars and stripes … Continue reading

Sassy cats — Remembering Jake

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This month marks five years since we lost Jake. We never forget especially a feisty, peculiar cat like Jake. When he passed, Gracie joined us. He would have approved because she’s as quirky as he was. Here is a tribute … Continue reading

Gardening — Another passage

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All my life I’ve enjoyed gardening. There are few things as personally rewarding as harvesting your own fresh vegetables. Even when I worked I always found time for it and didn’t complain. OK, I complained but not a lot. Well, … Continue reading

Random 5 for September 13, 2020 – Mom, retirement, clean-up, fall, ugliness

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Happy birthday Mom! – Today is my mom’s birthday. She’s been gone since 1986 but I still miss her. There is always that hole in my heart. I’m turning into her – After her retirement, my mom worried about money. … Continue reading

Sassy cats — Thick as thieves

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Sasha did not want another cat. She liked her position as the diva with various minions to serve her. She was not happy when Gus showed up. She hissed and got growly but never aggressive. She’s not that kind of … Continue reading

Random 3 for September 6 – Fall, spelling, pictures

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We are celebrating the holiday weekend here with an abbreviated random post. Come September – Just like a switch, the overnight temperature dropped to 59 degrees (15C). That’s a first since I can’t remember – maybe early May? We are … Continue reading

Random 5 for August 30 – Timing, fall, service, fantasy, music,

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Houses – The beloved husband and I have been working on downsizing for at least five years. We can’t agree on the same house. Within the last year we have seen several houses that I put in the “20 years … Continue reading