Random 5 for November 22 – Doom, change, flu, ancestors, winter

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Am I in Kansas? – This morning I woke up with a sense of doom. Sometimes that happens but it’s usually because I heard a cat hacking up a hairball. This is much more serious. It may be exacerbated by … Continue reading

Who does that during a pandemic?

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Long time readers know that we’ve been looking to downsize for several years. Some might say decades. There are friends who think we use that as a conversation opener and aren’t serious about it. We are getting older and the … Continue reading

Random 5 for November 15 – Stress, neighbors, weather, procrastination, Fitbit

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Stop the bus! – You know that old saying that God doesn’t give you more than you can handle? I think I’m his new testing ground. Not only has this year been stressful with people dropping dead from an illness … Continue reading

Random 5 for October 25 – Courtesy, yard, DNA, traits, Halloween

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That was nice! – A friend called earlier this week. She left a message with her phone number. Instead of looking it up in my book, I wrote it down and called. I got a generic message on an answering … Continue reading

Random 5 for October 11 – Hair, people, risk, reading, vote

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Can it be? – Mullets are back! Yes that bizarre haircut from the 80s with the too short front and too long back! I never really had one but I always thought I could rock it. My back hair is … 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 16 – Dad, weather, reunions, retail therapy, aging out

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Happy birthday Dad! – Yesterday was my dad’s birthday. He would have been well over 100 years old. I always envied his summer birthday. Mine is in January when no one wants to celebrate! I drank a toast to him … Continue reading

Random 5 for August 2 – Seasons, cataracts, energy, shooting, covid-19

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Whoa Nelly! – When did it get to be August? Where is my summer? I want a do-over! I didn’t realize that the cancellation of all the festivals and shows, many of which I didn’t attend, would affect me so. … Continue reading

Random 5 for July 12 – Snakes, deliveries, mice, restaurants, normal routine

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He’s back! – That snake that got away in April was back swimming in my pond. By the time I got the stuff out he had slithered under the rocks. Getting him would have required dismantling the flat stones around … Continue reading