Random 5 for August 19 – Renovations, weeds, Starbucks, critters, books

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Last summer project finished! – We sanded and recoated the kitchen hardwood floor. It’s not as bad a job as you think. Overall it took 10 hours over 3 days. We did the pre-start conversation (or the tailgate as I … Continue reading

Random 5 for February 25 – Time, correlations, skills, writing, research

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Correlations – There is a definite correlation between how bad my hair looks and how long the drive-through line is at Starbucks. At this point in life I am not too proud to walk-in with a rooster or two sticking … Continue reading

Passages – Cooking

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Holy cow batman! What’s that smell? This past weekend I cooked up a storm. There was soup and chili and some items that make cooking easier like sautéed onions and mushrooms to freeze then pop in Marsala sauce. There was … Continue reading

Aging, another sign

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Back when I was much younger, I thoroughly enjoyed magazines. I loved the fashion rags with their fabulous clothes. They gave me dreams and fantasies and sometimes stole my paycheck. I loved the home and garden magazines too. There were … Continue reading

Cupboard check – what’s in your drawers?

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Cupboard check: Baking powder, expiration date March 2013 Baking soda, expiration date July 2014 Flour, best used by (oops! it’s smudged) Espresso powder, use by 2009 It’s time to start thinking about the holidays. (Egad! I am so not ready!)  … Continue reading