Random 5 for October 14 – Radio, music, holidays, ads, friends

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Dead spots or not – I listen to a local station during my very short commute to the gym. The past week or so the static has been so bad I can’t always hear. Convinced it was the stupid entertainment … Continue reading

Soft losses

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Someone from my new gym moved away. We were only gym acquaintances, nothing more. Yet I felt a sense of loss as I went to the gym and he wasn’t there. In a place where most folks don’t acknowledge you, … Continue reading

Random 5 for October 7 – People, hard times, ads, energy, seasons

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Sometimes you don’t know someone – Locally we had a car bombing. It’s unusual for our area. Three people died. One of them created and set off the bomb killing his 2-year-old son and an older acquaintance. Immediately after the … Continue reading

Random 5 for September 23 – Seasons, old times, sadness, people, purchases

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Easing into fall – It’s almost as if someone flipped a switch. Summer is gone. It is fall. One day it was in the 90s and the next we were struggling to hit 70 degrees. It’s darker earlier. We are … Continue reading

Hello Mom? It’s me!

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I always miss my mom. Some days I miss her more than others. Sometimes I would love to share something with her. Other times I miss her views on life (always amusing but on target). I miss her unconditional love. … Continue reading

Change

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I have always embraced change. It brings good things even if you are not ready (I am specifically thinking of upgrades my computer!). You have to keep moving forward. Refusing to change helps no one, especially yourself. (This reminds me of … Continue reading

Laughing from the grave

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In the course of the ancestry research, I’ve been learning the history of the area and how people lived in the 1800s. Life was different. Aside from the obvious lack of electricity, running water and transportation, there was no Starbucks. … Continue reading