Random 5 for May 26 – Marriage, change, recipes, words, cleaning

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Happy 61st! – This week my brother and his wife celebrated 61 years of marriage. Woohoo! I can’t imagine! With the same person! Happy anniversary! Changing times – Business at my local Starbucks has increased by almost 30% this year. … Continue reading

She’s back in the saddle again!

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An amazing miracle! That’s all I can say. Or is it the ultimate stubbornness? My sis-in-law (SIL) was in a bad accident in February (exactly 3 months ago today). I posted about it here and here. The injuries were severe and … Continue reading

Odds and Ends on Observations

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Over the past six weeks or so, I’ve been helping my brother and his wife recover from a bad auto accident. There have been many “aha moments” along the way. Some predictable and some were a surprise. The more time … Continue reading

Random 5 for March 24 – Waiting, healthcare, Starbucks, pond, frogs

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Waiting and waiting – For many, many years I had only one doctor appointment a year. I was healthy. Things have changed both with me and with the system. In addition to needing more “parts” checked, doctors have specialized so … Continue reading

Cheers and Jeers

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Part of the continuing saga of stuff I learned when close relatives were in a really bad auto accident. Cheers to Ralph Nader. Sometimes you seem so far out but I thank you for instigating car safety features. Without air … Continue reading

Random 5 for February 17 – Crowds, security, warning lights, animals, food

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Peopley – I have been visiting some relatives in the hospital this week. I don’t usually see large crowds since I retired. It’s amazing and amusing. Not only are there all different looks and sizes but manners too. Some people … Continue reading

Random 5 for February 3 – Frozen, excuses, relatives, friends, groundhogs

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Pond woes – Something wonky happened to our outdoor electrical outlet which shut down the pond bubbler. It’s important to keep an open area in the pond so the gases can exchange and the fish don’t suffocate. At 7 a.m. … Continue reading