In search of the perfect barbecue

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I love Chinese food. Most of it. Especially the sticky, red-glazed spareribs. How do they make those? We have a local restaurant that has an especially good version. I’ve tried duplicating but haven’t been successful. I found something new to … Continue reading

Random 5 for January 15, 2022 – Birthdays, coffee, language, warranties, advertising

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Happy birthday retail style – Yesterday was my birthday. At this point in life (and for most of my life) it’s just a day but the retailers work to make it special. Starbucks gave me a free drink and Chico’s … Continue reading

Random 3 for January 8, 2023 – Decorations, traditions, neighbors

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Short news week! Back to normal – Most of the Christmas decorations are down and put away. We left the mantle decorated because it looks nice. We did another major cleanout, getting rid of decorations we didn’t use. We had … Continue reading

Random 3 for December 18, 2022 – Catching up, radio, preferences

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A day late and a little short! – It was a jumbled (but ok) upside down week. By the time Friday was over I was rejoicing in an easy weekend but that was not to be. I did something to … Continue reading

Random 5 for December 11, 2022 – Winning!, words, decorations, snow, party

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Hello lottery! – Despite the high stress level from Gracie’s dental surgery, it was a “lucky” week. I attended a luncheon. There were 80 people and 40 door prizes, so my chance of winning was good. That doesn’t mean anything … Continue reading

A series of unfortunate events colliding

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The past week was a potpourri of events (some not so fun and some fun) to make it a tough week. I learned a few things about retirement. I love it! It’s been 11 years since I’ve had to jump … Continue reading

Random 5 for December 4, 2022 – Anticipation, scheduling, December’s past, friends, Christmas decorations

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An odd week – This past week was spent getting ready for this coming week. Several activities have strangely come together at the same time or overlapped. (I like to agonize over each event separately!) Gracie’s surgery tomorrow conflicts with … Continue reading