What I learned from teenagers

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Goodbye juice boxes and fruit bowls. Goodbye smurfs. Hello cell phones. This past weekend the granddaughters were visiting. They are almost fourteen (going on 30). Their feet are bigger than mine and we won’t talk about height. There was a … Continue reading

Random 5 for July 21 – Idioms, sales, ads, weather, reunion

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Mom’s idioms – My mother was the queen of idioms. In today’s sweltering weather she would have said “it’s a scorcher!” Once in a blue moon we get the kind of weather we are having this weekend. The forecasters say … Continue reading

Random 5 for May 26 – Marriage, change, recipes, words, cleaning

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Happy 61st! – This week my brother and his wife celebrated 61 years of marriage. Woohoo! I can’t imagine! With the same person! Happy anniversary! Changing times – Business at my local Starbucks has increased by almost 30% this year. … Continue reading

She’s back in the saddle again!

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An amazing miracle! That’s all I can say. Or is it the ultimate stubbornness? My sis-in-law (SIL) was in a bad accident in February (exactly 3 months ago today). I posted about it here and here. The injuries were severe and … Continue reading

Random 5 for April 21 – Holidays, food, ants, junk, weirdos

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Happy Easter to all who celebrate and Passover too. — We have friends who have an annual Seder. We have gone for the past 15+ years. Always interesting. We are celebrating Easter day with my brother and sister-in-law. They were … Continue reading

Odds and Ends on Observations

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Over the past six weeks or so, I’ve been helping my brother and his wife recover from a bad auto accident. There have been many “aha moments” along the way. Some predictable and some were a surprise. The more time … Continue reading