Christmas ruminations from a curmudgeon

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The holiday is over but lingering good will is floating around. At least for a while. Christmas isn’t my favorite holiday. It was when I was a kid. Two weeks off from school and presents. Throw in a snowstorm and … Continue reading

Random 5 for December 23 – Friend, lost friends, spicy food, falls, carols

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Old friends – I ran into an old friend this week. We worked together 20+ years ago. After I left the job we’d get together occasionally but lost contact in the past few years. Not even a Christmas card. She … Continue reading

Random 5 for November 25 – Birthdays, electronics, brother, people, holidays

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Happy birthday! – We celebrated the beloved husband’s official birthday this week. Technically we celebrate birthdays for the entire month. Family is spread far and wide so calls and gifts aren’t always on the day. He gets another week to … Continue reading

Random 5 for November 4 – Time, humor, library, holidays, books

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About the clocks – It’s that weekend. Everyone complains except me. If we didn’t fidget with the clocks in the spring we wouldn’t get that extra hour of evening sunshine during the summer. However, when it comes to resetting my … Continue reading

Random 5 for October 14 – Radio, music, holidays, ads, friends

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Dead spots or not – I listen to a local station during my very short commute to the gym. The past week or so the static has been so bad I can’t always hear. Convinced it was the stupid entertainment … Continue reading

Random 5 for September 2 – Ancestry research, calm, learning, recipes, summer

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Going back down that rabbit hole – With the weather still unsettling (that means humid, rainy and generally yucky) I’ve decided to go back to my ancestry research. I took the summer off, only updating as I came across information. … Continue reading