Random 5 for December 1 – Declutter, life stages, cats, family, weather

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Out, out, out – We’ve been decluttering for a while. Last year at Christmas we put aside decorations to donate this year. As we are setting up for Christmas we are donating anything we no longer use. There are a … Continue reading

Jabbering notes dusted with thanks

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Today is Thanksgiving in the US. It’s a day of outrageous overindulgence prior to a full weekend of shopping (at least for most people). Football games screaming on the screen and biscuits burning in the oven. Here it will be … Continue reading

Random 5 for November 24 – Pizza, restaurants, salad, doctors, parties

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Happy Birthday Betty! – Here is a (slightly blurred) picture from my SIL’s birthday luncheon. Yes, she’s wearing a tiara. Enough said! Is this a new thing? – We used to get pizza at a local upscale grocery store. It … Continue reading

Random 5 for November 17 – Medical, changes, birthdays, cats, people

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The week that was – This week seemed to be wall to wall appointments of all sorts. Many of the doctor variety (my least favorite especially compared to a spa appointment). A routine checkup turned into a “you need a … Continue reading

Random 5 for November 10 – Winter, weirdness, pumpkins, nature, holidays

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It’s here – We had our first killing frost this week. My hoodie wasn’t warm enough for a quick errand. My fall jackets weren’t either. *bangs head on table* Time to bring out the warm stuff. Before you know it, … Continue reading

The grandkids are coming!

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The granddaughters are coming next week. They live in Denver and it’s the annual pilgrimage east to see the old folks (yes that’s the beloved husband and me). We look forward to it and it’s always interesting (and exhausting). When … Continue reading

Hoodie explosion!

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When I envisioned aging from a young age, I thought about wrinkles (as if that’s the worst part!). As I got older I realized there were other things that would happen – reduction in income, impossible to diagnose aches and … Continue reading