Some pandemic lessons

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Mask wearing taught me a few lessons. First having your own bad breath go straight up your nose is sobering. More mouthwash, please! I know my hearing isn’t great but without the ability to read lips and facial expressions my … Continue reading

Normal times or is it?

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Our area is moving into “normal times” or as close as we can get. Our restrictions are expiring and our infection rate is low. Everything is different though. It won’t be like it was. Some places closed permanently (that’s my … Continue reading

Random 5 for November 22 – Doom, change, flu, ancestors, winter

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Am I in Kansas? – This morning I woke up with a sense of doom. Sometimes that happens but it’s usually because I heard a cat hacking up a hairball. This is much more serious. It may be exacerbated by … 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 December 31 – Routines, DNA tests, gym, cold, smells

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It’s over – When I worked, I enjoyed the week between Christmas and New Year’s. I worked it more often than taking off. It was a peaceful week at work with minimal distractions and few people. Now that I’m retired … Continue reading

Is knowing better or worse?

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Sometimes you know when you are experiencing something for the last time. When you move out of a house, you know you won’t be coming back. When you graduate you know that phase of life is done. Sometimes you don’t — when someone dies … Continue reading