Random 5 for October 11 – Hair, people, risk, reading, vote

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Can it be? – Mullets are back! Yes that bizarre haircut from the 80s with the too short front and too long back! I never really had one but I always thought I could rock it. My back hair is … Continue reading

Riding the family crazy train!

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Since the ability to observe bizarre human behavior isn’t available I’m drawing from my family. We have a little bit of crazy there. Say what? – My sister-in-law wrote her obituary recently. She’s been involved in a lot of organizations … Continue reading

Planning life exits

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We attended a funeral this week and it made me think about exits. When I was born, my mother didn’t tell anyone she was pregnant — not her best friend or any of her sisters. Not for any salacious reason. … Continue reading

Random 5 for September 25 – Fall, weather, obits, recuperating, friends

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Fall – Pumpkins and chrysanthemums are popping up everywhere. The weather has been too warm. I am holding out until October so they last longer. There is nothing worse than a rotting pumpkin on your porch or table. The summer … Continue reading

Passages – Cousins

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My cousin’s husband died. I am the youngest of 50 cousins with the ages spanning 20 years. Many are gone. That comes with being the youngest. Outliving everyone comes with a price. When I was young we all lived close. … Continue reading

R5 for February 15 — socks, technology, winter, deliveries, death

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  The black hole – I lost 3 socks, one half of three different pair, in the dryer last week. It was the dark load so I double checked all the jeans and pants to make sure they weren’t stuck … Continue reading

Missing the angel of death

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In our culture we put flowers on the graves of our loved ones for special occasions like Christmas or All Saints Day. We also plant some in the ground for the summer. After accompanying my mother on these excursions as … Continue reading