Random 5 for July 8 – Ink, gym staff, cranky people, heat, summer produce

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Do you believe this? – The beloved husband went to an office supply store to buy color cartridges for our printer. He was going to buy six. It was cheaper to buy a new printer which came with six cartridges … Continue reading

Random 5 for August 20 – Computers, aging, commenters, trips, seasons

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More on computers – I decided earlier in the year to buy a small portable computer. If you missed it, you can read about it here. My second “new” computer went back yesterday and I’m on my third. I wish … Continue reading

Reflecting on summer at the halfway mark

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We are halfway through summer. It is different from other summers. Big time. Some good. Some bad. Some just different. Weather – Just. Plain. Crazy. We had a lot of rain and after a slow start, a lot of heat. … Continue reading

Random 5 for April 9 – Dreams, Walmart, 1970s, weddings, snow

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The dream of summer – My tomato seedlings are doing well under a grow light. Hopefully a month or so they will be in the garden and in July they will yield ripe tomatoes. Fresh garden tomatoes with a little … Continue reading

Random 5 for February 19 – Tomatoes, glasses, spring, Gracie, taxes

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‘Maters – After last year’s disaster in finding the exact tomato plants I wanted, I am starting my own. Seeds are on tall displays with the prettiest flowers at eye level. The tomato seeds are always on the bottom row. … 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