Random 5 for October 21 – Frost, decisions, mice, cooking, wintering over

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Frost on the pumpkin – We had our first frost this past week. The timing isn’t unusual. However, the temperatures again went from the mid-80s to the mid-50s in a matter of a day or two. We have been running … Continue reading

Soft losses

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Someone from my new gym moved away. We were only gym acquaintances, nothing more. Yet I felt a sense of loss as I went to the gym and he wasn’t there. In a place where most folks don’t acknowledge you, … Continue reading

Two weeks at the new gym

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Adults are like kids. When we go to a new place, we look around and mimic what we see. It makes us look cool. We’re one of the pack. I’ve been working at adapting new behaviors at my new gym. … Continue reading

Change is coming to the ladies of the circuit

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Everyone gets their alternate news somewhere. I get it at the gym. I go to a “ladies” gym every morning. I’m one of the younger ones (the average age is near 80) and they make me feel good. They think … Continue reading

Random 5 for September 18 – Melancholy, traffic, weather, yardwork, on-line tickets

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What is it about September – I always get a twinge of melancholy in September. I don’t know why. It comes early in the month, stays for a short visit and then moves on. Perhaps it’s part of the seasonal … 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

Passages – Dropping like flies

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We got bad news over the weekend. (Or was it?) A loved relative who has had mild dementia for several years has reached the point where his devoted wife can no longer care for him in their home. He will … Continue reading