Random 5 for October 4 – Therapy, outdoor work, snakes, clothes, retail therapy

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Cooking therapy – This week I needed therapy. I made a few dishes that take more than four ingredients. I also ordered take-out. Everything in balance. I really need to make my scratch pizza again! Yum! Therapy in action. You … Continue reading

Another day in paradise

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During this lock-down my access to normal social interactions and stupid people has been severely limited. Strange as it seems, I get energy and inspiration from these interactions. Today we are having the last step of our paver renovation done. … Continue reading

Random 5 for March 29 – Corona virus, routines, stupid people, Zoom, pond

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It’s all different – This week a blogger commented said that she was finding it hard to write about anything but the virus. I realized even day-to-day stories are different. Nothing is as it was, at least not here. I … Continue reading

Random 5 for November 3 – Pond, substitutions, houses, Starbucks, clocks

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Goodbye for now, pond – Last winter a blue heron fished at my pond eating sushi much of the winter. This year I put a piece of link fence in the middle part so he (or she) couldn’t walk in … Continue reading

Random 5 for June 30 – Salads, predictable, vacations, books, reunions

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Enough with the vinegar – We try to be as environmentally safe as possible here. We use a vinegar-salt mix to kill weeds and it’s effective. However, it smells like salad dressing for a while. I was on the screened … Continue reading

Random 5 for April 14 – Weather, pond, heron, Starbucks, attorneys

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Spring has sprung – Our springs are weird. We aren’t average. Mother Nature prefers to hop around, ten degrees higher or lower. Makes us crazy. Hot or cold. Yesterday I drove home from my Starbucks run before 8 a.m. It … Continue reading

Random 5 for March 24 – Waiting, healthcare, Starbucks, pond, frogs

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Waiting and waiting – For many, many years I had only one doctor appointment a year. I was healthy. Things have changed both with me and with the system. In addition to needing more “parts” checked, doctors have specialized so … Continue reading

Random 5 for February 3 – Frozen, excuses, relatives, friends, groundhogs

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Pond woes – Something wonky happened to our outdoor electrical outlet which shut down the pond bubbler. It’s important to keep an open area in the pond so the gases can exchange and the fish don’t suffocate. At 7 a.m. … Continue reading

Random 5 for October 21 – Frost, decisions, mice, cooking, wintering over

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Frost on the pumpkin – We had our first frost this past week. The timing isn’t unusual. However, the temperatures again went from the mid-80s to the mid-50s in a matter of a day or two. We have been running … Continue reading