Random 5 for June 20, 2021 – Solstice, music, traits, masks, Sasha

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Happy summer solstice! – It’s happening today! The real start of summer. Ear worms and other music things – I often wake up with a tune in my head. It never makes sense to me. Most of the time I … Continue reading

A great gift

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Some families take pictures all the time. Even in the age of real film, they had albums devoted to specific occasions and closets full of super 8 films. They celebrated half birthdays and quarter birthdays. They celebrated tooth loss and … Continue reading

Random 5 for November 22 – Doom, change, flu, ancestors, winter

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Am I in Kansas? – This morning I woke up with a sense of doom. Sometimes that happens but it’s usually because I heard a cat hacking up a hairball. This is much more serious. It may be exacerbated by … Continue reading

The old rabbit hole…again

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Some people are doing puzzles. I’m doing ancestry research. I lot of what I do is figure out who is who, verify important dates and post high school yearbook pictures (yes it’s good for a laugh!). This has been a … Continue reading

Random 5 for July 5, 2020 – gene pool, deliveries, non-holidays, beachy, summer

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Who me? – I received an email from one of the ancestry research groups telling me I have more Neanderthal genes than 56% of their other customers. OK then. Excuse me while I pick my knuckles off the ground! That … Continue reading

Random 5 for June 21 – Raccoons, empty nest, ancestry research, names, summer

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Another mystery of life – I have a large housing unit for my birdseed can. It takes up a lot of space so for the summer I tried a smaller galvanized can tucked in the shrubs. On Friday, the lid … Continue reading

Just thinking about family

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I was recently at a family function. It was a celebration for an in-law. As I looked around I could tell (mostly) which side of the family people belonged to. The beloved husband was looking at the pictures posted at … Continue reading

Down the rabbit hole she goes

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Two years ago I got involved in researching my ancestors. It took over my life. I didn’t have a lot of information. Our family didn’t take many photos. I had nothing for my paternal grandmother and my material grandfather. For … Continue reading

Random 5 for January 12 – Security, flu, obits, research, weather

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Security – I logged into my on-line tax software program. They have upgraded their security. It took me a while to get in. They asked questions that are hard to answer like the maiden name of my neanderthal grandmother from … Continue reading

Random 5 for September 2 – Ancestry research, calm, learning, recipes, summer

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Going back down that rabbit hole – With the weather still unsettling (that means humid, rainy and generally yucky) I’ve decided to go back to my ancestry research. I took the summer off, only updating as I came across information. … Continue reading