Random 5 for January 9, 2022 – Ice storms, covid, kitchen, birthdays, electronics

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Storm – We are hunkered down waiting for an impending ice storm that should have started already. I hustled out to Starbucks to get my fix early. There is nothing like an addiction to help overcome my fear of driving. … Continue reading

Random 5 for December 19 – Christmas, mocha, friends, disruption, trees

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Another weird Christmas – Last year we were packing up to move and clearing out to put the house on the market. While we put up our Christmas decorations, we did so in moderation. The house looked lovely and was … Continue reading

Random 5 for December 5 – Gassy, routines, car noises, business man, assumptions

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There’s a moral here somewhere! – The kitchen has been ripped up for four weeks now. (No, it hasn’t gone fast!) I have 18 inches of counter space (and no nearby sink) to put together meals. We’ve done ok with … Continue reading

Random 5 for August 23 – Fall, pumpkin, self-soothers, construction, water

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Something about August – The weather is still hot but there is that fall feel in the air. It’s still in the 70s when we get up so it has nothing to do with the weather. Usually there are back … Continue reading

Random 5 for August 8 – Pandemic, restaurants, off the list, gorilla man, cats

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What will you keep from the pandemic? — I thought about that question and for sure take-out. It’s cheaper because you don’t order drinks and it’s quieter at home. You also can take your time. No one is waiting for … Continue reading

Random 5 for July 4 – Happy 4th, gardens, charities, masks, masquerading

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Holiday! – Happy 4th for anyone living in the US. Today is a day of barbecue, celebrations and all things red, white and blue! A sad garden — Without a garden this year, I’m using window boxes and pots to … Continue reading

Random 5 for June 27 – Starbucks, teens, memory, house projects, contractors

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Different strokes – Most of you know I pick up a Starbucks mocha every morning. I get a venti which is the largest size. One of our houseguests this past weekend also is a SB fan so I picked one … Continue reading

A jumble of thoughts

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Locally the mask wearing mandate is optional for vaccinated people. But people are people and they lie so without showing proof can you believe them? Different stores are reacting differently. The request to wear one varies. Some of the chains … Continue reading

Things that (shouldn’t) surprise me

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I don’t wear out clothes or shoes. They get old or shabby. Some shrink to an unwearable size. They may be so dirty that I’m embarrassed to wear them but I never wear holes in them. If I want “distressed” … Continue reading