Random 5 for July 5, 2020 – gene pool, deliveries, non-holidays, beachy, summer

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Who me? – I received an email from one of the ancestry research groups telling me I have more Neanderthal genes than 56% of their other customers. OK then. Excuse me while I pick my knuckles off the ground! That … Continue reading

Random 5 for June 28 – Timing, neighborhoods, eyesores, pizza, happy place

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Is it Murphy’s Law or is it just the way it is – Why do things break on Friday afternoon. Repairman can’t come (or even call) until Monday. Fortunately it’s a garage door opener so we can live without it … Continue reading

Random 5 for June 21 – Raccoons, empty nest, ancestry research, names, summer

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Another mystery of life – I have a large housing unit for my birdseed can. It takes up a lot of space so for the summer I tried a smaller galvanized can tucked in the shrubs. On Friday, the lid … Continue reading

Random 5 for June 7 – Mice, hiring, yellow zone, adjustments, Tess

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So proud! – We don’t have set chores in our family except that the beloved husband mows the grass and I catch the mice. This past week, he found a mouse in the office at 6 a.m. and wisely decided … Continue reading

Random 5 for May 31 – Birds, suntan, aging, spiraling, lessons not learned

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Renters! – The cats have been focused on the cherry laurel bush on the other side of the porch screen. In checking it out, I found a mama bird sitting on a nest. It’s hard to see in there but … Continue reading

Random 5 for May 24 – Anniversaries, tomatoes, familiarity, less restrictions, pizza!

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Happy anniversary to my brother and his wife. Yesterday was 62 years of mostly bliss! Look away one minute – Since early March I have been raising a few tomato plants. I prefer to raise my own because the varieties … Continue reading

Random 5 for May 17, 2020 – Inspiration, shopping, traits, neighbors, graduates

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Inspiration — With all this time on my hands, the random thoughts should be expanded but that’s not how it works. It takes interactions to get the good topics. With this lock-down I’m spending all my time with the beloved … Continue reading

Random 5 for May 10 – Mother’s Day, quarantine, crazies, event, upbeat

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Mother’s Day – This was a particularly difficult week here. I did what I often do during tough times, I channeled my mother. She’s been gone for over 30 years but I still miss her. She was born just before … Continue reading

Random 5 for May 3 – Release valve, immigrants, Mom, threes, sunshine

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It finally blew – Long time readers may have detected a creeping melancholy in my recent posts. I had to pick up some things at the grocery store so I went very early (before it got too germy). I haven’t … Continue reading

Random 5 for April 26 – Ideas, Amazon, yard work, plants, food

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A brainstorm! – As I was listening to the traffic report on the radio, I realized there isn’t any. Nothing to report. No accidents. No jams. No nothing. I wish they would change that to a people traffic report. It … Continue reading