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

Random 5 for November 29 – Cats, routines, death, smells, football

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  49 hours – The new loveseat was in the house exactly 49 hours before I heard the first sounds of a cat getting ready to barf. Fortunately I was sitting next to her. (Squeamish readers should go to next … Continue reading

The process of the luxury clean

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There is a wonderful cleaning lady who comes to my house once a month. Yes, I know I’m retired and have all (see note) the time in the world to clean my own house but I deserve a luxury or … Continue reading

And so this is Christmas and what have you done?

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Christmas was magical when I was a child. Presents, lights, company in the house – all were events greatly anticipated. We were giddy with excitement when we started counting the days. (Mom only let us start the count after Thanksgiving.) … Continue reading