January odds and ends

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January is the downside of the holidays but we eat out socially more than in other months. Part of it is celebrations and part is sheer boredom. The grill is hibernating and the slow cooker is waving its lid. It’s … Continue reading

Random 5 for January 13 – Pond, class reunions, malls, sneakers, birthdays

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Visitors – This heron has been visiting my pond lately. I caught him twice swimming like a duck in my tiny pond. We had words and I haven’t seen him since. He is ginormous. Sure hope I still have fish! … Continue reading

Random 5 for December 30 – Death, endings, potato chips, stuff, changes

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Another one bites the dirt – Queen said it so well! For the past month I have been thinking of any old friend who I haven’t seen in decades. Periodically he wrote restaurant reviews and I was on the email … Continue reading

Christmas ruminations from a curmudgeon

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The holiday is over but lingering good will is floating around. At least for a while. Christmas isn’t my favorite holiday. It was when I was a kid. Two weeks off from school and presents. Throw in a snowstorm and … Continue reading

Trouble in paradise, exercise style

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I could smell trouble was brewing. Routines were broken. Things were different but because all this happens before my first coffee, I was slow on the uptake. This doesn’t involve my super macho gym. It involves my walking group. I … Continue reading

Random 5 for December 16, 2018 – Relatives, cemetery, ancestors, restaurants, ads

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Holiday cheer – Yesterday my family got together for Christmas dinner. We don’t see each other much but when we do, we have fun. We are more alike than different. All five woman, aged late 50’s to late 80’s, have … Continue reading