Random 5 for February 3 – Frozen, excuses, relatives, friends, groundhogs

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Pond woes – Something wonky happened to our outdoor electrical outlet which shut down the pond bubbler. It’s important to keep an open area in the pond so the gases can exchange and the fish don’t suffocate. At 7 a.m. … Continue reading

Random 5 for January 13 – Pond, class reunions, malls, sneakers, birthdays

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Visitors – This heron has been visiting my pond lately. I caught him twice swimming like a duck in my tiny pond. We had words and I haven’t seen him since. He is ginormous. Sure hope I still have fish! … Continue reading

A couple of philosophical odds and ends

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Once in a while I take an irrational disliking to someone. Sometimes I don’t know why. There is something about them (and I can’t always put my finger on it) — appearance, behavior or vocabulary that reminds me of someone … Continue reading

Sights around the ‘hood

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I’m always surprised at how much more you observe when you walk in my neighborhood during the early morning. A home in a neighborhood adjacent to mine, has a statue of the Blessed Mother in the front yard. It looks … Continue reading

Laughing from the grave

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In the course of the ancestry research, I’ve been learning the history of the area and how people lived in the 1800s. Life was different. Aside from the obvious lack of electricity, running water and transportation, there was no Starbucks. … Continue reading

Random 5 for March 4 – Fruitful week, smells, cleaning up, expectations, memories

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Wonderful, wonderful – This has been a good week. I did my taxes and although there was a little mud wrestling with the on-line product, it’s done. (BTW the issues had to do with Internet Explorer…again). Then I found a … Continue reading