Random 5 for July 4 – Happy 4th, gardens, charities, masks, masquerading

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Holiday! – Happy 4th for anyone living in the US. Today is a day of barbecue, celebrations and all things red, white and blue! A sad garden — Without a garden this year, I’m using window boxes and pots to … Continue reading

Gardening — Another passage

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All my life I’ve enjoyed gardening. There are few things as personally rewarding as harvesting your own fresh vegetables. Even when I worked I always found time for it and didn’t complain. OK, I complained but not a lot. Well, … Continue reading

Random 5 for September 22 – Aging, birds, good news, gym, crazy people

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Another side effect of aging – We have a fairly long driveway with a three to four foot strip of land that runs along the neighbor’s stone wall. It was a tough place for plants because it gets hot between … Continue reading

Random 5 for January 7 – Promotions, gym, flowers, weather, blogging

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You can do better than that! – My birthday is in a few weeks and I’ve started getting birthday promotions from retailers. This week I received two from my healthcare company. One was to wish me a happy birthday and … Continue reading

Random 5 for September 17 – The 80s, energized, computers, seasons, winterizing

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How did that happen – I was rearranging my “stuff.” Something had to go in order to have space for something else. I tossed out my collection of shoulder pads. (Stop laughing! I loved the ‘80s!) I always hoped they … Continue reading

Random 5 for June 18 – Dad, money, garden, TV, mosquitoes

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Happy Father’s Day – My Dad died when I was very young. It was very devastating personally. Here is one of the few pictures I have of him. Happy Father’s Day to all! Finances – I recently switched banks and … Continue reading

Random 5 for May 21 – Suggestion, posts, appliances, new blog, eyebrows

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The power of suggestion – The back border of our yard has bushes and thick groundcover. There are ticks living there. Last weekend we were trimming and cleaning up. I wear full tick gear but I always seem to get … Continue reading

Taking a health break from life

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It’s Murphy’s Law. The weather broke. It was time to clean up the yard, plant stuff and start the garden. In a nanosecond, a muscle in my back had a spasm (and not in a good way) and I’m out … Continue reading

Random 5 for May 14 – Mother’s Day, nipples, tomatoes, cholesterol, nature

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Happy Mother’s Day — When my Mom was alive it was always a low-key day. She would get the geraniums she loved and maybe a gift or two. We didn’t eat out because it was always so crowded. She hated … Continue reading