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 3 for February 23 – Caretakers, renovations, cooking

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Yesterday turned out to be a day full of emergencies so there are only 3 today. Bless them – I walk at my local mall for exercise. During mid-day, there are small groups of handicapped people on a “mall outing.” … Continue reading

A few short thoughts for Thursday

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We are in the middle of a flooring project. So far there was only one medical issue that was satisfied with one Band-Aid, ok maybe two. This is a miracle! There is time though. EMTs are on alert. ER is … Continue reading

DIY Project in progress – send help

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The beloved husband and I do DIY (do it yourself) projects occasionally. Currently we are replacing bedroom carpeting that has been (lovingly) barfed on (multiple times, always at a new spot) by the cats (mostly Mollie, barfer extraordinaire!). Over the weekend … Continue reading

Random 5 for August 6 – Aging, exercise, walks, dog poop, change

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You know you’re getting old when – the beloved husband lets you borrow his magnifying glasses to remove a splinter. I didn’t even know he had something so powerful. Getting re-acquainted — With my gym closing, I am in transition. … Continue reading

I love instant gratification

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Instant gratification. It goes nicely with lack of patience. (I’m an expert at lack of patience). Nothing beats looking good with little effort. There aren’t a lot of opportunities for that but I had a life lesson recently. Two months … Continue reading

Looming project creep

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We are ready to start our pre-holiday project(s). There is always a pre-holiday project. One year we fenced in the yard. Sometimes it’s a paint job. It’s a summer project that kept sliding because it was too hot or there was … Continue reading

The saga of project two or I’m smacking my head against a wall

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Don’t gloat. Mom said it wasn’t becoming. Karma will get you in the end. It’s ok to celebrate a success but don’t get braggy about it. I found that out the hard way. If you read about the success of … Continue reading

The first successful project for the summer!

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We have a few projects to do. You know how projects go. Lots of trips to Home Depot. Arguments over how it’s done. At least one redo because it didn’t come out right. I like when things come together. When … Continue reading

Random 5 for May 15 – Age, courtesy, tracking, people, opportunity

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Perspective for sure! The beloved husband and I were watching the news. The newscaster broke the news about an elderly person driving into a storefront. The woman was 73. Is that elderly? The beloved husband is 73 and he is not … Continue reading