Taking a health break from life

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It’s Murphy’s Law. The weather broke. It was time to clean up the yard, plant stuff and start the garden. In a nanosecond, a muscle in my back had a spasm (and not in a good way) and I’m out … 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

Sassy cats — Cattitude after a day in the pond

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It was a busy week. On the nice days the beloved husband and I were outside catching up on yard and pond work. The cats showed no interest preferring to stay inside and rest up (for what I don’t know!). … Continue reading

Random 5 for May 8 – Noah’s ark, YouTube, weeds, Janis Joplin, Mother’s Day

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“What’s a cubits?” – That’s from an old funny comic routine by a disgraced comedian referring to Noah’s ark. Over the past two weeks of rain here, I’ve been wondering where those ark building plans are. Hopefully a kayak will … Continue reading

My eyes are bigger than my muscles

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Every spring the beloved husband and I walk around the yard and comment on what we need to do. Usually it’s add some mulch here; move some things around; and pull out straggly dead stuff. At this point the big … Continue reading

Busy, busy, busy

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  This has been a busy week. No, I wasn’t out buying shoes (I wish!). After months of awful weather and a recovering thumb, I am finally able to do some outdoor work. Here are some observations from a few … Continue reading

Random five for father’s day 2014

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It’s father’s day! – The weather is promising to be warm and wonderful and there may be a trip to the ice cream parlor on our dance card. Happy father’s day to the beloved husband and all Dads everywhere! A new … Continue reading