Random 5 for August 18 – Ancestry, fun, coping, gas, S’mores

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A pleasant surprise – I met with some women from my former gym this week for lunch. We meet periodically. I’m always ambivalent about it. I was never close friends with anyone and catching up tends to be about medical … Continue reading

Things that only happen at my gym

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There is a woman who befriended me at the gym in the past few months. Mostly I sidestep her (that’s a polite way of saying avoid). She’s chatty. Far too chatty for me before my Starbucks but she’s a nice … Continue reading

Random 5 for June 2 – People, shades, weather, neighborhood, events

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New guy at the gym – I’ve become accustomed to the posturing at the gym. The strategic stretches and movements geared to loosen the body (or make them look good, take your pick) but this new guy is teaching me … Continue reading

Random 5 for January 6 – Thanks, WordPress, gym, sunshine, gifts

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Thank you all for your comments on the loss of Hazel. I forget how painful loss is and how meaningful the most simple of expressions can comfort. You all are a part of the recovery process for this house. Thanks … Continue reading

Random 5 for September 16 – Stupid, comments, smells, relocations, words

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A veil of stupid comes down – We had a power outage. I worked for an electric utility for 25 years. I know how it works. It’s not magic. Yet every time I walked into a room I switched the … Continue reading