Random 5 for December 9 – House project, popcorn, sales, S’mores, More S’more

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Disruption — We’ve had a contractor working here all week. I dislike the intrusion and lack of privacy (and getting up really early) but this guy did everything he could not to be intrusive. He didn’t walk through the house, … Continue reading

Random 5 for August 21 – Nest building, house projects, festivals

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Sharing the wealth – My cat Hazel has an undercoat that rivals a Siberian Husky. I comb her often during the summer and end up with a quart of fur. I toss it outside on the pavement so another critter … Continue reading

Random 5 for August 7 – The art of wall painting

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Today’s grouping is not so random. I painted our main bath this week and came up with these: I want to skip this! – Prep work is boring. There is no instant gratification. It takes twice the time with no visual … Continue reading

More on aging…or is it?

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Some things I am noticing… Bed flags – I ceased being comfortable (by temperature) ten years ago. I am either hot or cold. As if that isn’t the worst, everything I do about it is a conflict. I like it … Continue reading

Random 5 for June 28 – Friends, deer, home updating, kitchen projects, summer

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Friends, friends, friends – After a brutal winter with lots of cancellations, I am spending time with friends I haven’t seen in a while. It’s nice to reconnect and catch up. For me it’s always amazing how much time has … 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

The year in review, Kate style!

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Another year down the tubes. So what happened? I didn’t solve any world problems but I did enjoy my corner of the world. There was no twerking or need to ‘fess up Rob Ford or Lance Armstrong style. It was … Continue reading