Random 5 for February 16 – Grateful, accident, death, ads, mornings

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Thankfulness – It’s funny what small things are big things when it comes to thankfulness. Yes I’d be delighted to win the lottery but in the past year or so I’ve discovered two small things that make my everyday life … Continue reading

Random 5 for January 26 – Attitude, aging, rain, opportunity, dry eye

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Today is the best day of the rest of your life – I was reminded of that this week. I’ve been doing small house projects – repairing dinged woodwork and repainting worn areas. In my younger days I was a … Continue reading

DIY Project in progress – send help

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The beloved husband and I do DIY (do it yourself) projects occasionally. Currently we are replacing bedroom carpeting that has been (lovingly) barfed on (multiple times, always at a new spot) by the cats (mostly Mollie, barfer extraordinaire!). Over the weekend … Continue reading

The sister-in-law chronicles

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This post is about my sister-in-law (SIL) with the recent shoulder injury and replacement. Every family has one. The crazy person that brings life to parties and chaos to life. In our family, it’s my sister-in-law. SIL is a vortex … Continue reading

Being prepared

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One of my family members had a bad fall this week. It’s not terminal but there will be a long haul to get back to where they were. Sometimes you don’t get back all your functionality. There is that ’cause and … Continue reading

Random 5 for September 18 – Melancholy, traffic, weather, yardwork, on-line tickets

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What is it about September – I always get a twinge of melancholy in September. I don’t know why. It comes early in the month, stays for a short visit and then moves on. Perhaps it’s part of the seasonal … Continue reading

Random 5 for August 28 – Adults, prayers, sidebar ads, Dear Siri, social commitments

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I’m tired of being an adult – This week I smashed my face into a wall (don’t ask because I don’t know how I did it). It hurt like hell. I was in a store. I really wanted to sit … Continue reading

Random 5 for February 21 – trains, retirement, Human Resources, reflections, clothes

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Funny about that – I had blogged about a near train mishap I saw recently. The next day there was news feature that the government recommended reviewing all railroad crossings for timing issues. The warning lights and gates are activated … Continue reading

Another two saved

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It’s fall. We’re closing up outside stuff including winterizing the pond. That means we remove the filter which is located in a pit near the pond. Originally I located it there because I didn’t want this ugly (why don’t they … Continue reading