Sassy cats – The porch edition

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This past week we cleaned the porch and put the cushions on the furniture. It suddenly turned into a welcoming room. Comfy and pretty. This is the first summer for our refugee cat Grace. Initially she was terrified of the … Continue reading

Random 5 for April 2 – Spring, renovations, health, guitars, cats

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  Signs of spring? – This week the flower tent went up in the parking lot next to Starbucks. It’s a contrast to the pile of dirty snow still littering the area. The snow in our neighborhood has melted but … Continue reading

Snorts and shorts

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Nor’easter Stella flew through our area. She wasn’t as naughty as predicted. After our unseasonable warm weather which pushed out buds on our trees, Stella came through with an arctic blast that killed the buds, scattering them on the ground. … Continue reading

Random 5 for September 25 – Fall, weather, obits, recuperating, friends

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Fall – Pumpkins and chrysanthemums are popping up everywhere. The weather has been too warm. I am holding out until October so they last longer. There is nothing worse than a rotting pumpkin on your porch or table. The summer … Continue reading

Random 5 for Easter, March 27 – Easter, chemicals, sneakers, bugs, outdoors

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To all who celebrate – May you have wonderful Easter. When I was young there were a lot of traditions surrounding this holiday. It started with Good Friday services, food blessed on Holy Saturday and a new spring outfit with … Continue reading

Random 5 for March 20 – Taxes, Kindle, desserts, work, weather

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I’m done, I’m done! Sweet Lord I’m done! – Ok, maybe that’s a little over the top but my taxes are completed, sent and accepted. After all the whining, it wasn’t too bad. I get some back from the feds. … Continue reading

Random 5 for March 13 – Weather, fogs, verandas, Facebook, best place to work

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Woo hoo summer came a callin’ – After an unusually warm winter we had a peep of summer. We set records – mega records. Like 30 degrees higher than normal records. (Our normal now is 50 degrees and we hit … Continue reading