Random 5 for February 2, 2020 – Weather, addiction, theft, celebrations, snow mounds

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Happy Groundhog Day! – It is the custom in our state to pluck a poor sweet hibernating groundhog (woodchuck) from its sleep to see if it sees its shadow. If it does, it means six more weeks of winter. It … Continue reading

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

Undecked and waxing philosophical

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Winter has settled in. The holiday decorations are down, packed and stored. It’s amazing how much faster they go down than they went up. It’s also amazing how dusty they get. There is a sadness about it yet I am … Continue reading

And the holidays begin

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Every year I complain to the beloved husband that we don’t get invited to holiday parties. It’s true we don’t. Not because we are excluded but most of our friends no longer entertain in their home. Instead there are small … Continue reading