Ratcheting down peacefully

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The past few weeks were full of “repair” stuff. Mechanics, repairman, but worst of all multiple visits. Waiting around. Some companies have come a long way from “we’ll be there sometime Friday” to specifying time frames – 8 to noon, … Continue reading

More thoughts on ancestry research

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The title should really be “Help! I’m a prisoner!” This is coming to you from the black hole of ancestor research! It’s a land of stagnant bladders (no time for potty runs) and cookie survival (you can eat that at … Continue reading

Random 5 for January 28 – Boogers, water, habits, dehydration, aging

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Blooms and gloom – When I was a teenager I could depend on getting a zit in a prominent place for any special occasion. I get zits a lot less but the tradition continues in different ways. This coming week … Continue reading

The dilemma — Betwixt and between!

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Should I or shouldn’t I? The older I get the more I’m like my Mom. There was a lot of wonderful stuff about her but she was practical. Practical is a double-edged sword. It saves you from really stupid purchases … Continue reading

The transition of jeans and genes or maybe it’s just aging

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Jeans! How they’ve changed over the years! I wear them a lot in the fall/winter. I wore them when I was a kid too only we called them dungarees. They were different. I remember getting a new pair when I … Continue reading

Reflections on the young and the not so young

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Seems like I was young just last week. Or was it the week before? Could it have been that different? The granddaughters were here for their annual visit. They have grown exponentially. Both are almost as tall as I am. … Continue reading

High hopes

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I love hope. It’s so dimensional. It picks you up at the worst of times. Even when the outcome isn’t optimal. It lifts your spirit. It’s a dream that could come true. It covers everything from the most important events … Continue reading