January odds and ends

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January is the downside of the holidays but we eat out socially more than in other months. Part of it is celebrations and part is sheer boredom. The grill is hibernating and the slow cooker is waving its lid. It’s … Continue reading

Odds and ends for January

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We’ve had really cold weather. REALLY COLD! (Yes, I know. All the eastern US bloggers have been whining for weeks. It’s been zapping our creativity.) We had a break this week. The break brought a cloud of robins to de-berry … 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

Random 5 for February 28 – Poinsettias, smells, restrooms, cherry pie, WordPress Reader

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Tenacious sucker – It used to be that poinsettias would barely make it to Christmas without looking leggy. Bottom leaves dropped as soon as you paid for them. They didn’t wait to see their new adopted home. Now they are … Continue reading

Random 5 for January 24 – Snowstorm, food orgies, birds, memory, roads

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Stand back! I don’t know how big this gets! — Yesterday we were hit with winter storm Jonas. We were predicted to be on an outer band with less snow. Something happened and we got hit big time. It started … Continue reading

R5 for January 4 — winter, sales, spring, project plans, robins

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  It’s really winter! – Our outside decorations are down. It’s grey and dreary. I always forget how drab and dark January can be. We haven’t had much snow (not complaining!) but the white stuff makes the drab prettier. Time to hunker down … Continue reading