Random 5 for May 22, 2022 – Shortages, oil embargo, neighbors, death, relatives

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What? – Baby formula has hit the headlines but that’s not the only shortage. My local Starbucks has been out of mocha for four days! What’s with that? I must travel to another store to get my morning kick. Usually … Continue reading

Random 5 for May 15, 2022 – Deck, reviews, election, airtime, change

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Deck update – These pictures are the deck after three weeks. Hopefully with some good weather (there is always rain in the forecast) this week will be a big push – sleeves on posts, railings and the start of the … Continue reading

Random 5 for May 8, 2022 – Turtles, smells, ideas, floods, deck

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Something new! – This week while walking along the stream in my happy place, I saw a turtle. First one I’ve seen here. He was sunning on a branch that was hanging over the stream. Not my idea of relaxing … Continue reading

Random 5 for April 23, 2022 – Robins, weirdos, projects, surprises, trees

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Hello? – We have an arched window over the front door. Yesterday I saw this robin looking in. He was standing on the outside ledge. He did a lot of walking up and down and peering. First time I saw … Continue reading

Not so Random 5 for April 17, 2022 — Kitchen pictures

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I promised you pictures of my new kitchen after everything was complete. It’s finished. Window treatments, new carpet, new furniture, it’s all in. Thanks for listing to my almost constant whining about everything that went wrong or threatened to.

Random 5 for April 10, 2022 – Flooding, disappointments, contractors, death, flowers

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The downside – Our development is surrounded by fields and meandering streams. There is a downside to meandering streams. They flood. It doesn’t affect our house, but it does affect the roads we travel. We had three inches of rain … Continue reading

Random 5 for April 3, 2022 – Walking, pups, aches, procrastination, rain

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Happy Fitbit, healthy life! – Yesterday on my way to walk down by the stream, I met up with my neighbor who was also taking a walk. She was going in a different direction and invited me to join her. … Continue reading

Random 5 for March 27, 2022 – Medical care, processes, bugs, fabric, April

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Backwards or forwards – The medical practice I went to for breast cancer checkups was purchased by our big box local hospital group. The old practice was small but very tuned into patient care. When you went for a mammogram, … Continue reading

Random 5 for March 20, 2022 – Words, kids, bikes, masks, mice

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Manufacturing words – I’m fascinated when people use words in a creative way. When I was working, we had a contractor who would talk about managers getting bogged down in the weeds. What he meant was that they were micromanaging; … Continue reading