Random 5 for January 19 – Porch pirates, Kindles, ads, neurosis, dumb

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Pretty cool – For the holidays Amazon sent me a picture of my package on my front porch for proof of delivery. We haven’t had theft issues with porch pirates on my street. The houses are set back and it … Continue reading

Changing expectations

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Expectations are a funny thing. They can dictate happiness. In days of old (during the cave man era) I used to mail order some clothes. I especially loved Lands End. Dependable quality and sizing. Lots of color choices. I would … Continue reading

What I learned from teenagers

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Goodbye juice boxes and fruit bowls. Goodbye smurfs. Hello cell phones. This past weekend the granddaughters were visiting. They are almost fourteen (going on 30). Their feet are bigger than mine and we won’t talk about height. There was a … 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

Random 5 for September 29 – Notices, obits, memory, dogs, fall

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I could use those – A friend of ours works for a printer. He was telling us about a batch of “door knob hangers” he made for a local town. They were notices letting residents know they were out of … Continue reading

Random 5 for September 22 – Aging, birds, good news, gym, crazy people

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Another side effect of aging – We have a fairly long driveway with a three to four foot strip of land that runs along the neighbor’s stone wall. It was a tough place for plants because it gets hot between … Continue reading

Random 5 for September 8 – Terrifying event, health issues, dementia, gratefulness, LinkedIn

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Serves me right! – After bragging about our drop in robocalls, we got one at 3 a.m. This is a very dark time. We were both jolted out of bed. Surely there was a death. Why else would someone call … Continue reading