Diminishing hearing – another gift from hell

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“Don’t talk with mush in your mouth!” That’s what my Mom always said. Now I am her. I haven’t heard well in years. Listening is work especially if there is background noise or a crowd of people. (More than two … Continue reading

Yearbooks Part 2

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After posting about my yearbook, some of you wanted to see the picture that did not look liked me. I figured out how to scan (it’s a big unwieldy book) but my problem was finding a full face comparison picture … Continue reading

Random 5 for August 6 – Aging, exercise, walks, dog poop, change

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You know you’re getting old when – the beloved husband lets you borrow his magnifying glasses to remove a splinter. I didn’t even know he had something so powerful. Getting re-acquainted — With my gym closing, I am in transition. … Continue reading

Sassy cats – An ominous start to Hazel’s diet

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Ever since new catkid Gracie joined the household, Hazel has bloomed (and I don’t mean personality-wise!). She has slowly hoovered up food while Gracie was busy being finicky. Gracie refused to eat. Then only ate dry. Then ate nothing again. … Continue reading

The smell of childhood

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We are moving things around again. Rearranging stuff so I can put my sewing machines on the second floor and out of the basement. A chest didn’t fit the new configuration. It had to go. It was my mother’s chest. … Continue reading

Yearbooks, a shocking look back in time

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While cleaning up (and tossing out), I found my old yearbooks from high school. How can you not stop what you are doing and look through them? (Seriously, I look for any excuse to stop work on a real project!) … Continue reading

Random 5 for July 30 – Projects, concerts, aging, routines, truth

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Another project done! – We aren’t “stone lovers” in a landscape. They are more difficult to work with if you want to change any plants and weeds still get through. However they are places where they serve a purpose. We … Continue reading