Sassy cats — This time it was Gracie!

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The sassy cats are early this week. Christmas is a holiday for them and they will be sleeping in with dreams of tuna with a side of catnip. However, that did not stop the tradition of “sick cat on holidays.” … Continue reading

Random 5 for December 20, 2020 – Masks, stress, violence, death, Starbucks

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Well, duh! – This past week we had settlement on the new house. For the meeting I put on make-up. It would make me feel pretty! I haven’t used it during the pandemic. I forgot why. Not only can’t you … Continue reading

Random 5 for December 13 – Crazy, houses, virus, friends, snow

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An apology – We’re packing to move so I’m distracted and stressed out. My posts may be erratic (that’s erratic not erotic!) and somewhat singular in topic (except for stupid people who are everywhere). Just putting it out there. Settlement … Continue reading

Random 5 for December 6 – Coughs, skin, packing, memories, cats

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What was she thinking? – I picked up my Starbucks mocha the other day. I had ordered ahead but I had to wait a few minutes. Inside the store, a woman was hacking up a hairball under her mask. It … Continue reading

More odds and ends while squirrels rule the mind

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As we are prepping for a move to the new home, you may see more snips and snaps instead of full length essays. The crazy squirrel inside my head refuses to stay focused. Like a leper – That should be … Continue reading

Random 5 for November 29 – Cookbooks, recipes, anthropology, weather, moving

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Treasures – We are cleaning out and packing in anticipation of our move. I have found some real treasures. Okay, only one real treasure. I found my mother’s notebook with recipes in her own handwriting. I hugged the book and … Continue reading

Odds and ends, Thanksgiving style

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It’s the day before a really weird holiday in a really weird time. We are also downsizing possessions in a way we’ve never done before. I don’t know why I’ve kept some things. Ok, they were pretty but useless. I’m … Continue reading

Random 5 for November 22 – Doom, change, flu, ancestors, winter

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Am I in Kansas? – This morning I woke up with a sense of doom. Sometimes that happens but it’s usually because I heard a cat hacking up a hairball. This is much more serious. It may be exacerbated by … Continue reading