Random 5 for June 21 – Raccoons, empty nest, ancestry research, names, summer

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Another mystery of life – I have a large housing unit for my birdseed can. It takes up a lot of space so for the summer I tried a smaller galvanized can tucked in the shrubs. On Friday, the lid … Continue reading

Random 5 for April 19 – Shipping, bras, cough, kindness, masks

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If you can be anything, be kind – I have retreated from the news because it’s detrimental to my health but I did hear one woman on TV complaining about the lockdown. She was marching in a demonstration. She cried, … Continue reading

Random 5 for November 3 – Pond, substitutions, houses, Starbucks, clocks

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Goodbye for now, pond – Last winter a blue heron fished at my pond eating sushi much of the winter. This year I put a piece of link fence in the middle part so he (or she) couldn’t walk in … Continue reading

Hoodie explosion!

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When I envisioned aging from a young age, I thought about wrinkles (as if that’s the worst part!). As I got older I realized there were other things that would happen – reduction in income, impossible to diagnose aches and … Continue reading

Random 5 for September 15 – Makeup, smells, old days, mice, winter

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No makeup look – Lately a lot of celebrities are sporting a “no makeup” look. I was interested because that’s me almost all the time. Since I’ve retired there is no point in clogging my pores. They don’t wear eye … Continue reading

Random 5 for May 5 – Death, food, friends, unexpected consequences, blogging themes

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A sad goodbye – This week we lost a friend. It wasn’t unexpected yet is anyone ever ready? It’s a sober reminder that we all have an expiration date. We need to have our affairs in order and fun on … Continue reading

Whirling dervish!

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It grows like weeds. It replicates like a virus. People get attached to it. I’m talking about stuff. Mostly useless stuff. While helping out my brother and his wife recently, I realized how much stuff people accumulate over time. Lots … Continue reading