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