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

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