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

Random 5 for May 9, 2021 – Gestures, frivolity, walking trails, barfy, cats

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Something you don’t see every day! – This week at Starbucks I followed an older guy (my age) in to the store. On the way he bent down and picked up a cup and straw that someone had thrown down. … Continue reading

Random 5 for April 18, 2021 – Dining out, socialization, projects, walking trails, risk averse

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Dining – This week we met friends for breakfast. It was our first time since the pandemic started. I was leery but the very few diners (we went at the crack of dawn) were spaced very far apart. I felt … Continue reading

Random 5 for March 14, 2021 – Vaccine, people, Starbucks, weather, Morgan

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Reason to celebrate – I received my first covid shot this week. It was a relief. With our recent move we have had to go into stores and interact with people. Lots of people. The beloved husband was among the … Continue reading