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

Ratcheting down peacefully

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The past few weeks were full of “repair” stuff. Mechanics, repairman, but worst of all multiple visits. Waiting around. Some companies have come a long way from “we’ll be there sometime Friday” to specifying time frames – 8 to noon, … Continue reading

When it comes to gardens, the critters win again

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A few years back I wrote a post about my tomatoes. The critters were eating them first. After I put in a dog pen I was able to enjoy a garden. Then this year happened. If you read my post … Continue reading

Random 5 for March 20 – Taxes, Kindle, desserts, work, weather

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I’m done, I’m done! Sweet Lord I’m done! – Ok, maybe that’s a little over the top but my taxes are completed, sent and accepted. After all the whining, it wasn’t too bad. I get some back from the feds. … Continue reading

The best of taxes (if there is any)

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My snark has been hiding lately. Throbbing thumbs and crappy weather added to tax time equals a very cranky (and not very humorous) Kate. Rather than write yet another bland piece, I am posting one of my tax favorites. This is … Continue reading

Random five for October 5

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Call papa bear – Maybe you have seen those ads with Peyton Manning in his new Buick using the voice recognition system. Mine doesn’t work like his. In fact, mine doesn’t always work. I long for the days when I … Continue reading