Random 5 for April 4, 2021 – Time, Easter, painting, contractors, discounts

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Yikes! A quarter of the year is gone! How did that happen? Oh yes, we moved. That is guaranteed to make time disappear. I’ve finally taken some pictures of the new family room. There is more work to be done … Continue reading

Random 5 for December 8 – Colored trees, sales, computers, sizing, forecasting

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What to my wondering eyes should appear – Our local store has a large selection of real Christmas trees including some in the most bizarre colors. The orange one looks like a tree with dead needles. I wonder who would … Continue reading

Random 5 for November 10 – Winter, weirdness, pumpkins, nature, holidays

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It’s here – We had our first killing frost this week. My hoodie wasn’t warm enough for a quick errand. My fall jackets weren’t either. *bangs head on table* Time to bring out the warm stuff. Before you know it, … Continue reading

Random 5 for July 21 – Idioms, sales, ads, weather, reunion

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Mom’s idioms – My mother was the queen of idioms. In today’s sweltering weather she would have said “it’s a scorcher!” Once in a blue moon we get the kind of weather we are having this weekend. The forecasters say … Continue reading

Random 5 for December 9 – House project, popcorn, sales, S’mores, More S’more

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Disruption — We’ve had a contractor working here all week. I dislike the intrusion and lack of privacy (and getting up really early) but this guy did everything he could not to be intrusive. He didn’t walk through the house, … Continue reading

Holiday retail observations

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As I was navigating through my sale emails on Monday I was struck by one thing. Everything was “on sale” for a limited time. Very limited. Just hours! “Hurry up” was subtlety flashing on the screen. Some had clocks ticking … Continue reading

Random 5 for December 10 – Cats, Christmas, boxes, snow, sales

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They are all grown – We put up the Christmas tree this week. It is new cat Gracie’s first Christmas here. We don’t know her age for sure. I didn’t know what to expect. Total chaos? Or opportunist awe? She’s … Continue reading

Random 5 for July 9 – Bras, farmer markets, sales, nostalgia, smoke alarms

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The dangers of farmers’ markets – It’s summer for sure. All the fruits and vegetables are coming in. We go to the local corn shed (which carries a lot more than corn) at least twice a week, sometimes more. It’s best … Continue reading

Random 5 for September 11 – Twin towers, death, hugs, bad luck, sales

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It’s been 15 years – How did the time go by so fast! I remember exactly where I was and what I was doing when I heard of the attacks. I was at work and we closed. People needed to … Continue reading

Random 5 for July 10 – Tomatoes, swamp ass, tropics, bitch, stupid sales pitches

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Tomatoes – Woo hoo I got my first tomato this week. Yes, it’s a yellow cherry tomato but I am very happy! The garden has been quiet. I put chicken wire around my plants. Perhaps that groundhog got too fat … Continue reading