Random 5 for September 18, 2022 – Projects, gifts, memories, sizing, food

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Projects with agitation – When I was younger, I could bounce around several projects at the same time. Not anymore especially if one is a project with agitation. That is a project that should be easy but is more complicated … Continue reading

Random 5 for July 31, 2022 – Prizes, lottery, renovations, vacations, life

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Wahoo! I won! — There was a message on my answering machine from Publishers’ Clearinghouse. I won a prize, and they want me to call them back so their “team” can come out. So…real or scam? It’s happening to me … Continue reading

Random 5 for June 5, 2022 – Projects, friends, connections, social visits, weather

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Progress! – We’ve seen some progress on our deck. Just a few more weeks. A surprise – One night this week there was a knock on the door. An old friend (literally and figuratively) was outside. He was nearby and … Continue reading

Too much stuff and sacred cows

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Despite the fact that we donated, gave away and tossed a lot of our stuff before we moved, we still have too much for a downsized house. There was extra furniture, artwork, kitchen things, garden/pond supplies and of course clothing. … Continue reading

A great gift

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Some families take pictures all the time. Even in the age of real film, they had albums devoted to specific occasions and closets full of super 8 films. They celebrated half birthdays and quarter birthdays. They celebrated tooth loss and … Continue reading

Random 5 for December 6 – Coughs, skin, packing, memories, cats

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What was she thinking? – I picked up my Starbucks mocha the other day. I had ordered ahead but I had to wait a few minutes. Inside the store, a woman was hacking up a hairball under her mask. It … Continue reading

My last quarantine and the cotton candy pink prom gown

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During the wonderful warm spring of my senior year, rubella (also known as German* measles) swept through my high school. This was before the measles vaccine. It is highly contagious and itchy. Some people get very sick. Really sick. I … Continue reading

Changes, they are a coming whether we want them or not!

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I always embraced change. Mostly it’s good. Who doesn’t like microwaves and (oh my gosh!) google. Phones that aren’t tethered to the wall. Much as we complain, change is good. This week I was reflecting on changes that made me … Continue reading