Random 5 for April 16 – Religious holidays, traditions, chocolate bunnies, spam, misplaced outrage

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To those who celebrate it – have a joyous Easter or Passover. Times change – This year our Easter tradition has changed. There were some family conflicts so we are enjoying an Easter dinner by ourselves. It is special nonetheless! We are … Continue reading

Sassy cats – The porch edition

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This past week we cleaned the porch and put the cushions on the furniture. It suddenly turned into a welcoming room. Comfy and pretty. This is the first summer for our refugee cat Grace. Initially she was terrified of the … Continue reading

We are family

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It’s done! It’s over! The long-awaited family wedding was on Saturday. (For readers who laboriously read through my “what should I wear” posts, I bought a new dress — no, I didn’t wear my funeral dress, but I did wear … Continue reading

Random 5 for April 9 – Dreams, Walmart, 1970s, weddings, snow

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The dream of summer – My tomato seedlings are doing well under a grow light. Hopefully a month or so they will be in the garden and in July they will yield ripe tomatoes. Fresh garden tomatoes with a little … Continue reading

Then and now – not so subtle changes of retirement

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Last Friday the beloved husband and I were moaning the fact that the weekend was here. Seriously. We are not fond of the weekend. Friday blah. Monday yay! I know. So different from when we worked. We always looked forward … Continue reading