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

Winter doldrums and tantalizing catalogs

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This is the boring time of the year. Weather is yucky (technical term) even though we haven’t had the really cold winter weather yet. My yearning for warmer weather fuels unrealistic expectations that will slap me in the butt during … Continue reading

Tomato wrap-up

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(Or so you hope…) The start of tomato season wasn’t pretty. A juvenile groundhog skinny enough to squeeze through a standard chain link fence 6’ tall ravished my early plants. He (and it’s a he because I saw his balls … Continue reading