Random 5 for January 15, 2022 – Birthdays, coffee, language, warranties, advertising

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Happy birthday retail style – Yesterday was my birthday. At this point in life (and for most of my life) it’s just a day but the retailers work to make it special. Starbucks gave me a free drink and Chico’s … Continue reading

Random 5 for December 11, 2022 – Winning!, words, decorations, snow, party

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Hello lottery! – Despite the high stress level from Gracie’s dental surgery, it was a “lucky” week. I attended a luncheon. There were 80 people and 40 door prizes, so my chance of winning was good. That doesn’t mean anything … Continue reading

A series of unfortunate events colliding

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The past week was a potpourri of events (some not so fun and some fun) to make it a tough week. I learned a few things about retirement. I love it! It’s been 11 years since I’ve had to jump … Continue reading

Random 5 for December 4, 2022 – Anticipation, scheduling, December’s past, friends, Christmas decorations

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An odd week – This past week was spent getting ready for this coming week. Several activities have strangely come together at the same time or overlapped. (I like to agonize over each event separately!) Gracie’s surgery tomorrow conflicts with … Continue reading

Random 5 for November 27, 2022 – Deer, inflatables, friends, pizza, decorations

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Rudolph, party of six! – I drive through a wooded area of a golf course on my way to Starbucks every day. I see lots of deer crossing the road. They don’t look before they cross so I creep along. … Continue reading

Energy recovery – the new carbon dating

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We had a few busy weeks in a row. Lots of people around and disruption to routines. Two separate events collided into one long “people infestation” (yes I call it that even when I like the people!). All went well … Continue reading