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

Being neighborly

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I read something this week about spontaneous conversations that happen in check-out lines. Mine happen in grocery stores. Sometimes shoe stores. Sometimes I can’t stop myself from commenting when I see something interesting. The cart in front of me always looks … 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 April 9 – Dreams, Walmart, 1970s, weddings, snow

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The dream of summer – My tomato seedlings are doing well under a grow light. Hopefully a month or so they will be in the garden and in July they will yield ripe tomatoes. Fresh garden tomatoes with a little … Continue reading

Random 5 or September 4 – Social signals, anticipation, entertaining, designers, grandkids

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Guests – As you are reading this, there are two 10-year-old munchkins visiting their grandparents (that would be us). I have vitamin E, margaritas and Xanax stocked. Oh yes, I did get regular food for them. They leave right after … Continue reading