Random 5 for April 26 – Ideas, Amazon, yard work, plants, food

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A brainstorm! – As I was listening to the traffic report on the radio, I realized there isn’t any. Nothing to report. No accidents. No jams. No nothing. I wish they would change that to a people traffic report. It … Continue reading

Random 5 for March 8 – Not very random this week!

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People be weird – We were in the grocery check-out lane. The husband in front put the last of their items on the conveyor belt. He turned to me and pointed to the divider board you put between orders. He … Continue reading

Brand names or generic and other twaddle

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During the summer we visited our friends in their “cabin in the woods.” It’s sort of a hunting cabin in a private area about a half hour drive from civilization (that’s defined as grocery stores and pharmacies. There are no … Continue reading

The Great Taste Testing

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I love to taste things especially in fancy grocery stores with fruits and vegetables that I can’t pronounce and don’t know how to cook. It is all so exotic. I love to shop on sample day. Hmmmm….samples. You get an … Continue reading

Another round of odds and ends

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Nada! I don’t have much today! After a round of not feeling well followed by a cat not feeling well, creative inspiration has taken a holiday! My cat Mollie is doing much better but not yet 100%. (Thanks for all … Continue reading

Will it or won’t it

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We have a really “nice” supermarket nearby. It has fabulous produce, ready-made food and a bistro. Shopping is nice. I would even call it fun. There is a nice drugstore section with enough cosmetics to keep me busy for hours. … Continue reading

Random 5 for May 23 – Holiday weekends, skin, karma, school bus, Morgan

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Holiday weekends – When you are retired, holiday weekends no longer have the appeal they used to have (unless you are invited to a picnic). There are all these people clogging the roads and places I want to go. The … Continue reading

R5 for March 1 – groceries, downsizing, surgery, spring, Jimmy Buffett

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A compliment? Or not? – Our local grocery store has a “helping hands” crew that loads groceries into cars for anyone who needs help. That’s usually women with lots of kids and the elderly or disabled. I had just finished … Continue reading

Postscript on seniors

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Last Thursday I published a post on senior shoppers but seniors aren’t the only ones who create waiting lines at registers. There are people of all ages who insist on writing checks. Later in the day I saw this cartoon and thought … Continue reading

Wednesdays with … the old folks

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Disclaimer: The definition of old people is always much older than either you or me. I don’t know what I was thinking. I needed a few items so I went grocery shopping on a Wednesday afternoon. I definitely wasn’t thinking. In … Continue reading