Random 5 for March 4 – Fruitful week, smells, cleaning up, expectations, memories

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Wonderful, wonderful – This has been a good week. I did my taxes and although there was a little mud wrestling with the on-line product, it’s done. (BTW the issues had to do with Internet Explorer…again). Then I found a … Continue reading

July 4th memories

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I’ve written about my extended family’s 4th of July picnics before. They were epic (especially to a kid). Even though they ended in the 70s, I get nostalgic every year. Here is a slightly adjusted story from the past. July 4th … Continue reading

Random 5 for January 17 – Bowie, hair trends, birthdays, traditions, pictures

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R.I.P. David – I was not a great David Bowie fan but I could appreciate his talent. Pushing the envelope keeps music interesting and he did that well. We were contemporaries with birthdays a few days apart. Seems young from … Continue reading

Random 5 for December 27 – Comments, Talent, Holidays, Food, Cats

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Love you guys! – You left some of the nicest comments on my Christmas card post. Thank you so much! Commenters make the blogging experience rock! If you have the pipes – We watched a PBS program on the 70s … Continue reading

The Christmas card tradition

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Every year I get more reluctant to write the cards. It’s not a lot of work. The addresses are on labels. It’s a matter of signing and slapping on labels and stamps. When I was younger I embraced the whole … Continue reading

Passages — A holiday win-win

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When I worked I never had enough time to enjoy the holidays. It was busy at work — scheduling events, end-of year stuff, etc., busy at home — decorating and celebrating with friends. I was always trying to fit in … Continue reading

Old Thanksgiving memories

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Our Thanksgiving celebration is much more sedate than it used to be. My husband’s children and my brother’s son live out-of-state and rarely come home for Thanksgiving. That leaves a small collection of relatives and friends with benefits (dinner benefits, not … Continue reading