Random 5 for May 8, 2022 – Turtles, smells, ideas, floods, deck

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Something new! – This week while walking along the stream in my happy place, I saw a turtle. First one I’ve seen here. He was sunning on a branch that was hanging over the stream. Not my idea of relaxing … Continue reading

Random 5 for April 23, 2022 – Robins, weirdos, projects, surprises, trees

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Hello? – We have an arched window over the front door. Yesterday I saw this robin looking in. He was standing on the outside ledge. He did a lot of walking up and down and peering. First time I saw … Continue reading

Not so Random 5 for April 17, 2022 — Kitchen pictures

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I promised you pictures of my new kitchen after everything was complete. It’s finished. Window treatments, new carpet, new furniture, it’s all in. Thanks for listing to my almost constant whining about everything that went wrong or threatened to.

Random 5 for April 10, 2022 – Flooding, disappointments, contractors, death, flowers

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The downside – Our development is surrounded by fields and meandering streams. There is a downside to meandering streams. They flood. It doesn’t affect our house, but it does affect the roads we travel. We had three inches of rain … Continue reading

Random 5 for April 3, 2022 – Walking, pups, aches, procrastination, rain

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Happy Fitbit, healthy life! – Yesterday on my way to walk down by the stream, I met up with my neighbor who was also taking a walk. She was going in a different direction and invited me to join her. … Continue reading

Random 5 for December 26 – Strange times, Trek*, friends, phone, projects

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It was another weird week – Or maybe that’s the new norm. I’ll start with the bad news and go on from there. Saying goodbye to a blogger – If any of you follow Trek*, the American living in Austria, … Continue reading

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