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

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

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

Dumb things to worry about

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When I retired I worried about getting enough socialization. Released from the bonds of the corporate world, there wasn’t coffee pot conversations. I could decline activities easily. No meetings. No business trips. I do (mostly) what I want to do. … 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