Random 5 for August 1, 2021 – Seasons, locusts, clothing, projects, medical advances

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Dang! It’s happened again! – July disappears more so than any other month for me. It has slithered away but not without excitement. I’m hoping for a delightful (and long) August! Oh yes, and boring too! The locusts are back! … Continue reading

Random 5 for June 13, 2021 – Flowers, Gus, downsizing, windows, houseguests

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Discovery! – The new house has basic landscaping.  Not a lot of beautiful gardens or flowers but I have found a few. There is a gorgeous peony in the back. Unfortunately it’s at a spot that you can’t see from … Continue reading

Random 5 for August 16 – Dad, weather, reunions, retail therapy, aging out

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Happy birthday Dad! – Yesterday was my dad’s birthday. He would have been well over 100 years old. I always envied his summer birthday. Mine is in January when no one wants to celebrate! I drank a toast to him … Continue reading

My last quarantine and the cotton candy pink prom gown

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During the wonderful warm spring of my senior year, rubella (also known as German* measles) swept through my high school. This was before the measles vaccine. It is highly contagious and itchy. Some people get very sick. Really sick. I … Continue reading