Random 5 for April 1 – Easter, venue change, brunch menu, days of old, jobs

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Could it be Easter (or Passover) already? – We’ve had such a dang cold March that it’s hard to believe something as springy as Easter is here. Where is my bonnet? How did it get here? – We’ve always celebrated … Continue reading

Random 5 for December 31 – Routines, DNA tests, gym, cold, smells

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It’s over – When I worked, I enjoyed the week between Christmas and New Year’s. I worked it more often than taking off. It was a peaceful week at work with minimal distractions and few people. Now that I’m retired … Continue reading

Random 5 for December 24 – Traditions, bad luck, good luck, deliveries, cryptic messages

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An easier way to go — Earlier this week I had lunch with an old friend (as in long-tenured not age-old!). She had sent an email to her friends saying there would be no formal cards or decorating or parties … Continue reading

Random 5 for December 10 – Cats, Christmas, boxes, snow, sales

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They are all grown – We put up the Christmas tree this week. It is new cat Gracie’s first Christmas here. We don’t know her age for sure. I didn’t know what to expect. Total chaos? Or opportunist awe? She’s … Continue reading

Happy Thanksgiving to all

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And happy birthday to the beloved husband! We’ve been celebrating the entire month (that’s a family tradition. We have birthday months instead of days). That’s a good thing as this week, with a sick cat, everything is off. Wishing all … Continue reading

Random 5 for January 1 – Dogs, holidays, parking lots, furniture, generosity

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Can we keep it? – We don’t need a dog. (Really we don’t according to the cats.) I found this oversized stuffed black lab at our local Macy’s. He followed me home. I am a soft touch. Holidays are almost over – … Continue reading

Merry Christmas to the beloved husband

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When you get older your perspective changes. Holidays are not about the presents. You can buy your own in a color you really like. It’s not about crowds of people because you can’t connect with anyone in a crowd. It’s … Continue reading