Holiday retail observations

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As I was navigating through my sale emails on Monday I was struck by one thing. Everything was “on sale” for a limited time. Very limited. Just hours! “Hurry up” was subtlety flashing on the screen. Some had clocks ticking … Continue reading

Random 5 for August 19 – Renovations, weeds, Starbucks, critters, books

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Last summer project finished! – We sanded and recoated the kitchen hardwood floor. It’s not as bad a job as you think. Overall it took 10 hours over 3 days. We did the pre-start conversation (or the tailgate as I … Continue reading

Random 5 for August 5 – Vacation, packing, worry, weather, good times

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Getting ready – We were away for a few days recently. I am astounded that I pack almost as much for a weekend as I do for a week. That’s not including clothing. It’s an age thing that deserves a … Continue reading

Random 5 for July 15 – Insects, noise, road construction, music, reunions

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An invasion – I knew it was coming. When the fruit comes in season so do the fruit flies. At first it was a few “scouts” looking at the property. They were reviewing it for the fruit fly version of … Continue reading

Random 5 for June 24 – Happy anniversary, dental, chipmunks, mice, busy

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Happy anniversary to the beloved husband! – Yes I remember it. It’s been eleven great years and more before that! Next chapter of the teeth – I was able to get the rest of my veneers installed. If you followed … Continue reading

Random 5 for April 15 – S’mores, mice, weather, outdoor living, blogging problem

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In memoriam – Goodbye sweet S’mores frap, it was a good run. I’ll miss you! Whenever I like something you can depend on it being discontinued. This week I found out that the Starbucks S’Mores frappucino will not be coming … Continue reading

Dental apocalypse part 2 – locusts, bad breath and other biblical plagues

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Who thought a dental appointment would produce two posts. For the money spent, it’s good to get something besides pearly whites. To bring you up to speed, I had extensive dental work done last week (you can read about it … Continue reading