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

Reflecting on summer at the halfway mark

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We are halfway through summer. It is different from other summers. Big time. Some good. Some bad. Some just different. Weather – Just. Plain. Crazy. We had a lot of rain and after a slow start, a lot of heat. … Continue reading

Random 5 for June 11 – old drinks, doctors, health insurance, road rage, clothing

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So good! –On Friday I didn’t finish my Starbucks mocha. I had an appointment and errands. I got home close to noon looking forward to finishing it off. I drank some and was off doing something else. I found it in … Continue reading

Random 5 for April 9 – Dreams, Walmart, 1970s, weddings, snow

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The dream of summer – My tomato seedlings are doing well under a grow light. Hopefully a month or so they will be in the garden and in July they will yield ripe tomatoes. Fresh garden tomatoes with a little … Continue reading

Random 5 for November 20 – Confidence, shopping, underwear, Christmas, odd sights

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I know I’m getting old – I saw two former co-workers this week while shopping at the mall. We talked while we all ate pizza. About the time when they were ready to leave, it occurred to me that I … Continue reading

Things about my youth

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–that I didn’t love I grew up in the 50s and 60s. It was a great time to grow up. Streets were safe and so was my social security number. Summers were for fun. There weren’t programmed sports so we … Continue reading