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

How much bad can happen in one week?

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The week started off with a tinge of anxiety and a lot of hope. Anxiety for two medical appointments and hope for the weather. The pond was muddy and needed a complete water change. I need good weather for the … Continue reading

Random 5 for October 8 – Lists, pond, ads, runs, followers

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The funny thing about “to do” lists – A note popped up on my computer. It said “think about closing pond.” That means close it for the winter. It’s not a lot of work but requires going into the pond … Continue reading

Random 5 for April 30 – Dreams, drivers, Mom, loss, ducks

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Dreams! – Not the “wish” type but the one that happens when you sleep. This has been a very active week in my head (only while I’m sleeping). Usually it’s a mix of people I knew decades ago set in … Continue reading

The problem with overachieving

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Ponds are fun. Frogs, water lilies, and fish – what’s not to like? There are a few chores. Most involve cleaning in the spring and prepping for winter in the fall. In between I backwash the filter weekly (about 5 … Continue reading

Summer Solstice Odds and Ends – dreams, conga lines and general silliness

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I love summer. The solstice is exciting. To celebrate I sang my favorite summer song to the beloved husband. It was off-key and the paragraphs were mixed up but the words were all there. I can’t remember what I ate … Continue reading