Random 5 for April 21 – Holidays, food, ants, junk, weirdos

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Happy Easter to all who celebrate and Passover too. — We have friends who have an annual Seder. We have gone for the past 15+ years. Always interesting. We are celebrating Easter day with my brother and sister-in-law. They were … Continue reading

Random 5 for April 1 – Easter, venue change, brunch menu, days of old, jobs

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Could it be Easter (or Passover) already? – We’ve had such a dang cold March that it’s hard to believe something as springy as Easter is here. Where is my bonnet? How did it get here? – We’ve always celebrated … Continue reading

Random 5 for November 26 – Predators, snickerdoodles, Mom, deer, germs

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Holy moly! – I heard a noise outside and looked out my kitchen window. A ginormous hawk was checking out the pond. Not sure if he was fishing or searching for rodents. This picture was taken through a rather dusty … Continue reading

July 4th memories

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I’ve written about my extended family’s 4th of July picnics before. They were epic (especially to a kid). Even though they ended in the 70s, I get nostalgic every year. Here is a slightly adjusted story from the past. July 4th … Continue reading

The miracle of the lasagna or was it the fishes and the loaves?*

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Friends were here to celebrate Christmas this past weekend. In keeping it simple I bought pre-made lasagna. The box said 12 servings. I had 9 people. Perfect! Or so I thought. I have a neurotic gene. It works overtime. Will … Continue reading

Random 5 for February 14 – Valentine’s Day, mail, Freshly Pressed, Fitbit, self-control

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Happy Valentine’s Day to all – In our house it’s not celebrated in a big way. We are too practical to fall for all the hype. It’s more fun to do special things all year. Still…maybe I’ll have an extra … Continue reading