Random 5 for May 14 – Mother’s Day, nipples, tomatoes, cholesterol, nature

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Happy Mother’s Day — When my Mom was alive it was always a low-key day. She would get the geraniums she loved and maybe a gift or two. We didn’t eat out because it was always so crowded. She hated … 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 for March 5 – Concerts, gardens, heartburn, descriptions, Gracie

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Kiss of death – I’ve said it before. I’m the kiss of death for anything. If I like a restaurant, it will close. Same with stores. My favorite flavors are always discontinued to make way for an ice cream flavored … Continue reading

Random 5 for February 19 – Tomatoes, glasses, spring, Gracie, taxes

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‘Maters – After last year’s disaster in finding the exact tomato plants I wanted, I am starting my own. Seeds are on tall displays with the prettiest flowers at eye level. The tomato seeds are always on the bottom row. … Continue reading

Winter doldrums and tantalizing catalogs

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This is the boring time of the year. Weather is yucky (technical term) even though we haven’t had the really cold winter weather yet. My yearning for warmer weather fuels unrealistic expectations that will slap me in the butt during … Continue reading

Observations on this and that

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My cat Mollie got caught in a mechanical recliner lift this week. Fortunately I was able to stop it immediately and reverse. She lost a large chunk of fur but was ok. Nothing broken. I, however, was not good. That … Continue reading

Random 5 for July 24 – Pets, locusts, tomatoes, heat, ummm-I forgot

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A new grand pet – The beloved husband spawned a bunch of pet-loving children. All of them have pets, most have multiples. At one time there were 13 grand pets (among four adult children) but with passings and additions, I’ve lost track. There … Continue reading