Random 5 for December 27 – Health, protocols, masks, grandcat, 2021

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Another check mark! — I had a spot of cancer removed from my nose this week. (Merry Christmas to me!) The procedure isn’t bad but it involved lots of waiting. The doc takes minimal cells and examines under a microscope. … Continue reading

What not to say to a hair stylist

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Hope is a beautiful thing. It’s what makes you believe that you will get a different outcome. Every time I go for a haircut I am hopeful. First the background — I’m a terrible client. Since I’m retired, I don’t … Continue reading

Sassy cats – Hazel’s turn

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Yesterday Hazel went to the vet for her annual checkup and shots. It wasn’t pretty. Getting her into the carrier takes major deception similar to a CIA mission. She’s a cat. She senses things and I ooze insecurity. I considered … Continue reading

High hopes

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I love hope. It’s so dimensional. It picks you up at the worst of times. Even when the outcome isn’t optimal. It lifts your spirit. It’s a dream that could come true. It covers everything from the most important events … Continue reading

Random 5 for September 17 – The 80s, energized, computers, seasons, winterizing

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How did that happen – I was rearranging my “stuff.” Something had to go in order to have space for something else. I tossed out my collection of shoulder pads. (Stop laughing! I loved the ‘80s!) I always hoped they … 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

Tomato wrap-up

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(Or so you hope…) The start of tomato season wasn’t pretty. A juvenile groundhog skinny enough to squeeze through a standard chain link fence 6’ tall ravished my early plants. He (and it’s a he because I saw his balls … Continue reading

R5 for January 4 — winter, sales, spring, project plans, robins

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  It’s really winter! – Our outside decorations are down. It’s grey and dreary. I always forget how drab and dark January can be. We haven’t had much snow (not complaining!) but the white stuff makes the drab prettier. Time to hunker down … Continue reading