Random 5 for July 15 – Insects, noise, road construction, music, reunions

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An invasion – I knew it was coming. When the fruit comes in season so do the fruit flies. At first it was a few “scouts” looking at the property. They were reviewing it for the fruit fly version of … Continue reading

Planning life exits

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We attended a funeral this week and it made me think about exits. When I was born, my mother didn’t tell anyone she was pregnant — not her best friend or any of her sisters. Not for any salacious reason. … Continue reading

Random 5 for November 5 – Music, mice, haircuts, favorites, events

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Cyndi Lauper look-alike – I got a haircut from a new stylist two weeks ago. I watched in horror as she snipped my top hair and bangs short – really short. It stood straight up for two weeks! I should … Continue reading

Am I old? No, it can’t be!

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Some things have been happening that make me wonder. Things I saw in elderly people when I was a kid. (Elderly to a kid could mean 40. Now it clearly is at least 20 years old than I am and … Continue reading

R5 for February 22 – George Washington, oral surgery, YouTube, funerals, weather

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Happy Birthday George! – Yep, today is really George Washington’s birthday (by the Gregorian calendar). We moved it to make it more convenient for us — shopping, long weekends and such but today we get to celebrate for real. Cherry … Continue reading