Random 5 for January 7 – Promotions, gym, flowers, weather, blogging


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You can do better than that! – My birthday is in a few weeks and I’ve started getting birthday promotions from retailers. This week I received two from my healthcare company. One was to wish me a happy birthday and … Continue reading

Decompressing finally


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This is a peaceful end to a hectic week. We had snowstorms, medical tests and house guests all at the same time. That is enough to send anyone out for retail therapy. I had a couple of coupons and a … Continue reading

Coming up for air


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Sandy is history…almost….in my area. We were very fortunate. While we had 4 inches of rain, we did not have flooding. The high winds did cause massive power outages but not the tree damage we saw last year. We were … Continue reading

Mother Natures’ Trick or Treat


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Today is Halloween. It’s actually “All Hallows’ Eve,” the day before “All Saints’ Day” or “All Hollows’ Day” when Catholics honor the saints. The traditions surrounding “All Hallows’ Eve” or “Halloween” come from old Celtic religions which believed that the … Continue reading