Random 5 for January 13 – Pond, class reunions, malls, sneakers, birthdays

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Visitors – This heron has been visiting my pond lately. I caught him twice swimming like a duck in my tiny pond. We had words and I haven’t seen him since. He is ginormous. Sure hope I still have fish! … Continue reading

Christmas ruminations from a curmudgeon

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The holiday is over but lingering good will is floating around. At least for a while. Christmas isn’t my favorite holiday. It was when I was a kid. Two weeks off from school and presents. Throw in a snowstorm and … Continue reading

Random 5 for December 9 – House project, popcorn, sales, S’mores, More S’more

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Disruption — We’ve had a contractor working here all week. I dislike the intrusion and lack of privacy (and getting up really early) but this guy did everything he could not to be intrusive. He didn’t walk through the house, … Continue reading

Random 5 for November 18 – Storm, injury, plumbers, luck, snow camel

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Whoa! Crazy week indeed! – Winter has crashed our party! We had our first (unseasonably early) snowstorm. The predictors said one to three inches and we got eight. No one was ready. Ten minute commutes took hours. People slept on … Continue reading

Another sign of aging or lack of attention

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When I was a kid we ate canned corn. With the whole kernels. Never the creamed variety. (No judgement please! Everyone ate canned vegetables then.) My mom routinely picked up the wrong can and we had creamed corn. No one … Continue reading

Random 5 for October 21 – Frost, decisions, mice, cooking, wintering over

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Frost on the pumpkin – We had our first frost this past week. The timing isn’t unusual. However, the temperatures again went from the mid-80s to the mid-50s in a matter of a day or two. We have been running … Continue reading

Random 5 for September 30 – Wrap-up, carpet update, deer, sunshine, bloggers

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I was blown away – Your comments on my “me too” post were astounding. Your stories hit my heart. You were articulate and clear. I was humbled. Thank you. Carpet update – All has been installed and we are happy. … Continue reading