Random 5 for June 26 – Vacations, Amazon, cats, illness, groundhogs

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Where is everyone? – Everyone seems to have disappeared. Maybe vacation? Even Starbucks isn’t crowded. Bloggers, shoppers, friends are all on hiatus! There is something I like about that (at least the Starbucks part) but it also feels like something … Continue reading

Between the storms

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One sure sign of aging is the length of recovery time needed between events. Last week was a beach vacation and this week the granddaughters are flying in. Both events are greatly anticipated and also exhausting. The beach vacation isn’t a … Continue reading

The return of the…..mullet!

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I had my hair styled (they don’t cut, they style!) right before my beach vacation. The beach is a very humid place. Humidity frizzes my hair. Now rather than do the logical thing and just hump through the week with … Continue reading

Leftovers from vacation

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Things have a way of punishing you when you ignore them — all things, not just pets.  For this trip the pets seemed to do fine with the cat sitter although they were glad to have access to the screened … Continue reading

Why old people shouldn’t take vacations

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We are back from our annual trek to the sea. We rent a large house near the beach and invite our siblings and spouses. We have one case of early stage dementia in the group so every year we can do … Continue reading

Post vacation blues

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I’m still recovering from a wonderful vacation. Here is a comic strip from one of my favorite cartoonists, Patrick McDonnell. It says it all! Over the summer a few bloggers have nominated me for awards. In the past, I have … Continue reading

Move over Moondoggie, we’re coming to the beach!

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We just got back from a relaxing week at the shore (or the beach depending where you are from). There is something about water that takes my worries away. The closer I get to water, the lighter I feel. Do people who live in … Continue reading