Random 5 for September 23 – Seasons, old times, sadness, people, purchases

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Easing into fall – It’s almost as if someone flipped a switch. Summer is gone. It is fall. One day it was in the 90s and the next we were struggling to hit 70 degrees. It’s darker earlier. We are … Continue reading

Random 5 for August 5 – Vacation, packing, worry, weather, good times

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Getting ready – We were away for a few days recently. I am astounded that I pack almost as much for a weekend as I do for a week. That’s not including clothing. It’s an age thing that deserves a … Continue reading

Is knowing better or worse?

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Sometimes you know when you are experiencing something for the last time. When you move out of a house, you know you won’t be coming back. When you graduate you know that phase of life is done. Sometimes you don’t — when someone dies … Continue reading

Random 5 for August 13 – computers, joy, small things, memories, weather

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Techie stuff – I bought a baby laptop (not sure if it’s called something else – so many names for the same thing) this week. I really dislike having to spend the time researching, educating myself and making a decision … Continue reading

Rio de Janiero

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I am addicted to watching the Olympics although it’s not just the competition. They brought back old memories. It was a last-minute vacation with a friend who called to say “Can you get off next week?” The deal was outrageous … Continue reading

Tess Tales 1 – Airplane travel

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My mother was a very interesting person. I suppose I am a little like her but a milder version. I can speak out but my mother could REALLY speak out. In fact there usually wasn’t any guessing what my mother … Continue reading