Random 5 for January 6 – Thanks, WordPress, gym, sunshine, gifts

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Thank you all for your comments on the loss of Hazel. I forget how painful loss is and how meaningful the most simple of expressions can comfort. You all are a part of the recovery process for this house. Thanks … 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

Short thoughts on communication

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“Curmudgeons are mockers and debunkers. They can’t compromise their standards and can’t manage the suspension of disbelief necessary for feigned cheerfulness. Their awareness is a curse.” There is a part of me that’s a real curmudgeon. Maybe it’s from living too … Continue reading

Random 5 for July 8 – Ink, gym staff, cranky people, heat, summer produce

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Do you believe this? – The beloved husband went to an office supply store to buy color cartridges for our printer. He was going to buy six. It was cheaper to buy a new printer which came with six cartridges … Continue reading

Random 5 for May 27 – Bedsheets, cookies, wedding anniversaries, stink, Memorial Day

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Congratulations – Thursday was my brother and sister-in-law’s 60th wedding anniversary. They are as different as can be. Some folks thought it would never last but relationships are about more than similarities or differences. It’s about caring and love and … Continue reading