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

Gardening — Another passage

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All my life I’ve enjoyed gardening. There are few things as personally rewarding as harvesting your own fresh vegetables. Even when I worked I always found time for it and didn’t complain. OK, I complained but not a lot. Well, … Continue reading

Random 5 for August 30 – Timing, fall, service, fantasy, music,

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Houses – The beloved husband and I have been working on downsizing for at least five years. We can’t agree on the same house. Within the last year we have seen several houses that I put in the “20 years … Continue reading

Random 5 for August 16 – Dad, weather, reunions, retail therapy, aging out

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Happy birthday Dad! – Yesterday was my dad’s birthday. He would have been well over 100 years old. I always envied his summer birthday. Mine is in January when no one wants to celebrate! I drank a toast to him … Continue reading

Random 5 for July 19 – Tomatoes, neighbors, haircut, pets, comments

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Finally! – I picked a few cherry tomatoes last week but my 4th of July tomatoes came in on the 16th. They rarely ripen by the 4th but that’s OK. I’m getting slower in my old age too. Fresh picked … Continue reading

Oh vanity!

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When I found pictures of my father’s parents at a young age, I saw physical characteristics that I inherited. I’m very grateful for the slim build and full hair but I could have done without the refugee look. We have … Continue reading