Snorts and shorts

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Nor’easter Stella flew through our area. She wasn’t as naughty as predicted. After our unseasonable warm weather which pushed out buds on our trees, Stella came through with an arctic blast that killed the buds, scattering them on the ground. … Continue reading

Random 5 for February 5 – Pet rescues, Mom, vanity, caffeine, ads

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Rescue group – Gracie (the new catkid) came from a rescue group I hadn’t dealt with before. It’s all volunteer (as many are) and full of cat lovers (just like me). After three weeks I’ve had two follow-up calls to … Continue reading

Random 5 for January 15 – Pets, adoptions, Siri, happy, spellcheck

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Yesterday was my birthday! So did I paint the town red? Not exactly. I adopted another special needs cat. (If I don’t do it, who will?) Equally adorable to the one I have and looks a lot like Morgan except … Continue reading

Random 5 for January 1 – Dogs, holidays, parking lots, furniture, generosity

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Can we keep it? – We don’t need a dog. (Really we don’t according to the cats.) I found this oversized stuffed black lab at our local Macy’s. He followed me home. I am a soft touch. Holidays are almost over – … Continue reading

Christmas odds and ends

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Long-time readers know I am a Starbucks fan. Maybe fanatic is a better word. All the Starbucks except one are closed for Christmas and yes, I found it. They are corporate stores. They ask for volunteers to staff a centrally … Continue reading

Random 5 for December 11 – Non-intuitive graphics, warehouse stores, giving, courtesy, friends

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Seriously? – I’m not a dumb person (stop giggling!). I recently bought special socks that keep your feet warm without a lot of thickness (in other words they fit in your shoes). It’s an American company but the care directions … Continue reading

Reflections on aging

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There are things I expected as I aged – wrinkles, graying, etc. Other things were complete surprises. Eating habits – The amount of food I eat has dropped considerably. I don’t buy apples or oranges in bags anymore because they … Continue reading