Random 5 for January 5 – Instructions, shipping, robins, Pinterest, charging cords

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Thank goodness for YouTube – I bought a technical gadget. It came with a small (2” x 3”) piece of paper that said “download app xxxx” in 87 different languages. That’s all. No other instructions. I downloaded the app and … Continue reading

January odds and ends

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January is the downside of the holidays but we eat out socially more than in other months. Part of it is celebrations and part is sheer boredom. The grill is hibernating and the slow cooker is waving its lid. It’s … Continue reading

Random 5 for September 8 – Nature, fall, procrastination, chores, happy

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I know better – As the keeper of four bird feeders, I know a lot about birds. At least birds at feeders. They are like people. Some are clumsy and fly into things. When you see one sitting in the … Continue reading

Random 5 for June 17 – Ancestry research, emails, mice, chipmunks, hummingbirds

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Addictions – I haven’t been working on my ancestry project for the last two months. I have already gone back as far as I can on my direct ancestors but there are aunts and uncles and in-laws to research. This … Continue reading

Random 5 for March 18 – Mating season, repairs, WordPress, search engines, business

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Is it mating season? – Why yes it is. The birds are doing their courting songs and looking for nesting material. I love this time of year. Such sweet singing. The last repair – There was a problem with our … Continue reading

Sassy cats — A crazy week

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We almost forgot about posting this week! It’s been busy but we have good news. After Hazel’s bad reaction to the rabies shot last fall, I am switching my cats to the three-year vaccine. Mollie was the first to get … Continue reading

Odds and ends for January

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We’ve had really cold weather. REALLY COLD! (Yes, I know. All the eastern US bloggers have been whining for weeks. It’s been zapping our creativity.) We had a break this week. The break brought a cloud of robins to de-berry … Continue reading

Random 5 for September 3 – People, ambition, comfort, birds, seasons

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Just amazing – I have been mesmerized all week with the goings on in Houston. The awful storm, the heroic actions of people, the amazing rescues, the tragic losses. I have smiled and cried and prayed. Sappy holidays and tragedies … Continue reading

Random 5 for February 26 – It’s all about the weather

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We have had unseasonably warm weather for a while. Some days it is more than 20 degrees above normal. It affects a lot of things. Here is a random collection. Happy (horny?) frogs – They came out of hibernation early. In the above picture, … Continue reading

Random 5 for October 16 – Chocolate, holidays, Starbucks, birds, banks

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Ugh! – October is half over and we are cruising into the holidays. So not ready! Where did July go? Want July back! (Yes I know I was whining about the weather for most of it.) #punishedforwhining There’s something about … Continue reading