Random 5 for October 4 – Therapy, outdoor work, snakes, clothes, retail therapy

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Cooking therapy – This week I needed therapy. I made a few dishes that take more than four ingredients. I also ordered take-out. Everything in balance. I really need to make my scratch pizza again! Yum! Therapy in action. You … Continue reading

Things I wonder about…shoe repairmen

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I was at our local shoe repair shop recently. I bought a new purse (which is a big deal as this happens once a decade!) and needed the strap permanently shortened. I was intrigued by the concept of shoe repair. … Continue reading

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

Random 5 for January 13 – Pond, class reunions, malls, sneakers, birthdays

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Visitors – This heron has been visiting my pond lately. I caught him twice swimming like a duck in my tiny pond. We had words and I haven’t seen him since. He is ginormous. Sure hope I still have fish! … Continue reading

There’s a party in my head

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That’s a deceptive title. Sounds so intellectual. So smart. It’s more about “the lazy” or an overactive (and not necessarily in a good way) mind. Maybe it’s the cold weather. Maybe it’s cabin fever but I find myself doing more things … Continue reading

Random 5 for September 3 – People, ambition, comfort, birds, seasons

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Just amazing – I have been mesmerized all week with the goings on in Houston. The awful storm, the heroic actions of people, the amazing rescues, the tragic losses. I have smiled and cried and prayed. Sappy holidays and tragedies … Continue reading

Regrets – I have a few

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Thinking more about end of life situations where you examine your life and regret things you didn’t do, here are somethings that I regret doing. Exercise – I hate it and resent doing it. If I die anytime soon, I … Continue reading

Random 5 for March 26 – Fashion, energy, people, March, logic

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  Different strokes for different folks – I went with some friends to a “sort of” clothing boutique. A local woman sells a brand from her home. The brand is known for comfortable, stretchy and patterned clothes. Some are wildly … Continue reading

The cool kids

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This post is about people. Really! I had promised myself not to write about shopping for at least a year. I’m not good at promises. The shopping part is incidental. (I promise.) There was a birthday coupon which expired on … Continue reading

Random 5 for October 2 – Sizing, old, updates, emoji’s, Medicare

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Say what? – I saw a pair of shoes that were marked “relaxed fit.” What is that? If you want looser shoes, you size up. Sounds like an advertising gimmick to make you think something is more comfortable than it … Continue reading