Random 5 for May 23, 2021 – Peaceful, hot, decks, painting, spellcheck

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The best part of waking up – This has become my happy spot. It’s my therapy and in the hot weather, my cool spot. I can walk there easily and it’s never crowded. Most of the time, I’m alone. I … Continue reading

Random 5 for May 16, 2021 – Ladders, dust, masks, shipping charges, color

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The proof is in the pudding – I’m not sure what exactly that means but my mother said it all the time. I’ve been whining about painting since I moved and here is the evidence. We have some rooms with … Continue reading

Absence, patience and mellowing out

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They say absence makes the heart go fonder. The beloved husband took a short trip out west to see his kids. We rarely travel separately so it was different at home. Aside from eating my favorite dishes that he doesn’t … Continue reading

What’s happening in the ‘hood

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I live in a mixed neighborhood. There are some homes that go for over a million dollars (no not ours) and some smaller homes that look more like cottages. Ding, ding, ding! Right now there are several for sale. One … Continue reading

Odds and ends for August 2016

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Happy Birthday Dad! Yesterday was my Dad’s birthday. He would be 113 years old. (Yes that’s right! He was in his mid-40s when I was born!) He died when I was young but I still remember him with his laughing … Continue reading

Just between us

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There’s been a lot of picking going on here — wall colors, wallpaper and now a piece of furniture. That’s enough to kick up analysis paralysis! Some picking comes easy and some does not. Kitchen color — easy peasy (it’s … Continue reading

Spring therapy

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Being the great cat owner that I am, yesterday I went to our local garden center to pick up cat grass. Of course they were ecstatic. The four of them were napping on various levels and in different rooms but … Continue reading

Random five for father’s day 2014

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It’s father’s day! – The weather is promising to be warm and wonderful and there may be a trip to the ice cream parlor on our dance card. Happy father’s day to the beloved husband and all Dads everywhere! A new … Continue reading