Random 5 for March 12 – Zen table, ants, false advertising, books, family

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She’s got taste! – The beloved husband made a small table for one of the granddaughters. She is creating a “Zen corner” in her room. Here is the finished product with the “Zen” color she picked. It’s currently being examined by … Continue reading

Catalogs – the fantasy world, the totally useless and the practical

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Recently I’ve received dozens of catalogs. Some make sense like the fall bulbs for planting (which I no longer plant) but I also received summer clothes sales catalogs, pet catalogs and ones devoted completely to swimsuits. By July 4th the … Continue reading

Random 5 for February 7 – Retirement, SkillsUSA, early morning, beauty, cameras

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Passages – An old friend has retired and closed down her business. She has been the queen of reinvention for the last 40 or so years and is now entering a new phase. It’s amazing how our interests change. Things … Continue reading

A chip off the old block or shades of Tess!

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My mother and I never looked alike. We had different coloring and different shapes. We didn’t wear the same shoe size. Our tastes were different. We were different (or so I thought). For the last 35 years of her life, I … Continue reading

How fast does hair really grow?

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Remember when you were a kid and everything took forever? There was at least six months between December 1 and 25? A school year was actually three years between September and summer vacation? It took forever to get to where … Continue reading

Words are all we have…

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Words are very powerful especially those from someone you care about. Depending on which report you read, women speak 20,000 words a day while men speak 7,000. I believe that to be true except in our house. The beloved husband … Continue reading