Random 5 for June 7 – Mice, hiring, yellow zone, adjustments, Tess

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So proud! – We don’t have set chores in our family except that the beloved husband mows the grass and I catch the mice. This past week, he found a mouse in the office at 6 a.m. and wisely decided … Continue reading

Random 5 for May 10 – Mother’s Day, quarantine, crazies, event, upbeat

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Mother’s Day – This was a particularly difficult week here. I did what I often do during tough times, I channeled my mother. She’s been gone for over 30 years but I still miss her. She was born just before … Continue reading

The Chicken Little approach

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I am a confirmed hypochondriac. I confirmed myself because that’s what hypochondriacs do. I am constantly checking for symptoms and I can usually find some. Matching it up with the correct illness gets trickier. I long for the day when … Continue reading

Random 5 for April 12 – Shopping, homicides, transportation, nut jobs, itching

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Designated shopper – In our family the beloved husband and I are the designated grocery shoppers. Maybe it’s because we are healthy or maybe expendable. Who knows? Every week it gets more “interesting.” At first there were just marks on … Continue reading

Random 5 for April 5 – Clorox, necessities, deliveries, masks, flowers

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Times be weird – I went to bed last night with hand lotion on my hands. Even with the lotion they smelled like Clorox. That’s the new eau de perfume at my house. The cats are not happy about that … 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

Bits and Pieces, random observations

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While watching all the various leaders give updates on the corona virus situation, I started to focus on the sign language interpreters standing at their side. I never realized it before but it’s not just about the hand movements. Their … Continue reading