Random 5 for March 12 – Zen table, ants, false advertising, books, family

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She’s got taste! – The beloved husband made a small table for one of the granddaughters. She is creating a “Zen corner” in her room. Here is the finished product with the “Zen” color she picked. It’s currently being examined by … Continue reading

Random 5 or September 4 – Social signals, anticipation, entertaining, designers, grandkids

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Guests – As you are reading this, there are two 10-year-old munchkins visiting their grandparents (that would be us). I have vitamin E, margaritas and Xanax stocked. Oh yes, I did get regular food for them. They leave right after … Continue reading

Random 5 for September 13 – Cats, granddaughters, fences, Starbucks, Mom

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The week that was – This was a really tough week. I said goodbye to my best buddy who has been with me for almost two decades. I forgot how painful loss is. Thanks to all of you who left … Continue reading

Random 5 for April 5 – Aging, appointments, surgery, frogs, haircuts

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  The piggy that went to market – My nine-year-old granddaughter had a big toe tumor removed this past week. I always feel badly when children have surgery. It’s scary. I remember when I had my tonsils taken out at … Continue reading

Random five for November 2 – Grandkids, cats, election ads and more

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Say what? – Despite the fact that I get positive comments on my random five postings, it has lower readership than my other equally inane posts. Perhaps the title isn’t search-friendly or maybe I don’t understand something. Today I have … Continue reading

Random five for October 26

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Grand news – My 8-year-old granddaughter got her braces taken off. She may need some retainer-like device for a while in her early teens but all the discomfort and extra care is over. It’s wonderful that kids can get their … Continue reading

Blingetty, bling, bling

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  I spent the better part of last week with our granddaughters. They are eight, almost nine-year-old fraternal twins, different as day and night. One is focused and reserved. Talking with her is like talking to an adult. The other is … Continue reading