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 5 for April 22 – Generosity, kids, falls, cancer, tomatoes

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Cat people — I belong to two (yes two) cat groups on Facebook. (I know you are stunned.) They are full of crazy pictures and funny stories. Sometimes people ask questions or share information. Some members are very dedicated to … Continue reading

Sassy cats – It’s all about the butts

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Cats (and dogs too) have weird ways of identifying friends. My four cats live together but they can’t seem to tell who is who by looking. Positive ID often involves extensive butt sniffing. Extensive. Really close. Too close. Maybe they … Continue reading

Laughing from the grave

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In the course of the ancestry research, I’ve been learning the history of the area and how people lived in the 1800s. Life was different. Aside from the obvious lack of electricity, running water and transportation, there was no Starbucks. … Continue reading

Random 5 for April 15 – S’mores, mice, weather, outdoor living, blogging problem

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In memoriam – Goodbye sweet S’mores frap, it was a good run. I’ll miss you! Whenever I like something you can depend on it being discontinued. This week I found out that the Starbucks S’Mores frappucino will not be coming … Continue reading

Sassy cats — Upstairs, downstairs

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Gracie and Hazel were enjoying a nice snooze together. Until… Something outside required their attention. They are hoping to “help” clean the porch this weekend. However, so far when predicting warm weather the forecasters have been off so we’ll see. … Continue reading

Dental apocalypse part 2 – locusts, bad breath and other biblical plagues

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Who thought a dental appointment would produce two posts. For the money spent, it’s good to get something besides pearly whites. To bring you up to speed, I had extensive dental work done last week (you can read about it … Continue reading

Random 5 for April 8 – Tomato plants, avoiding exercise, phone calls, busy, research

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Requiem for tomato plants – I did the same thing I did last year. I used the heating pad for germination and a sun lamp to help them grow. I planted 4 varieties of tomatoes (multiple plants) and only one … Continue reading