A different kind of spring cleaning

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When you get to be a certain age, spring cleaning takes on a different meaning. It doesn’t involve a house. (I’ve stopped that kind of spring cleaning ages ago!) It involves cleaning up the skin for the warm weather. This … Continue reading

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