Random 5 for November 29 – Cookbooks, recipes, anthropology, weather, moving

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Treasures – We are cleaning out and packing in anticipation of our move. I have found some real treasures. Okay, only one real treasure. I found my mother’s notebook with recipes in her own handwriting. I hugged the book and … Continue reading

Odds and ends, Thanksgiving style

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It’s the day before a really weird holiday in a really weird time. We are also downsizing possessions in a way we’ve never done before. I don’t know why I’ve kept some things. Ok, they were pretty but useless. I’m … Continue reading

Who does that during a pandemic?

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Long time readers know that we’ve been looking to downsize for several years. Some might say decades. There are friends who think we use that as a conversation opener and aren’t serious about it. We are getting older and the … Continue reading

Don’t get sick

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I’m not talking about the virus. It’s not a good time to get any kind of illness especially anything serious. I’m having a skin procedure in December just before Christmas. It’s the soonest appointment I can get. I’m worried they … Continue reading

Not so random 5 for November 8 – Election, surprises, TV, procedures, answers

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I didn’t think it would ever end! – Finally our election has been decided. It’s been a nail biter all week. I expect a few months of chaos from the losing side but then I envision a level of honesty … Continue reading

Random 5 for November 1 – Election, anxiety, music, cats, Fitbit

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Today is just sort of random but that’s what worked! Just a few more days – For those in the US, Tuesday is Election Day. It’s been insane here. I live in a “battleground” state (that means we have a … Continue reading

Random 5 for October 25 – Courtesy, yard, DNA, traits, Halloween

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That was nice! – A friend called earlier this week. She left a message with her phone number. Instead of looking it up in my book, I wrote it down and called. I got a generic message on an answering … Continue reading