75 Grapefruit

I have a tree in my patio. A big grapefruit tree. I’m delighted to have a big grapefruit tree in my patio for the shade it provides to the morning side of the house. It gives me a place to hang my wind chimes and hummingbird feeders. It will look great with twinkly...

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The Battle of the Butter Dish

Who knew there could be such drama around the common butter dish? My husband has been having trouble lifting the butter dish lid for quite a while now. Apparently after enough years our fingerprints no longer provide the friction needed to hang on to slick surfaces. I...

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We’re having a heat wave!

The weather forecast for the Phoenix area is HEAT! Record breaking heat, for the next several days. I mean 120! degrees heat. What am I going to do when it’s this hot out? Mostly stay home. All destinations outside of home will be selected based on specific criteria:...

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Who wants to get down and dirty?

There is a picture tucked away in an album somewhere of me as a toddler sitting in the dirt. That may have been the last time I got away with getting dirty as a child. I remember my mother taking a scrub brush to me one day after repeatedly ordering me to wash my...

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Can you make my blah eyes blue?

I’m at an age, and have the genetics – thank you Mom, where my eyelids droop considerably. I gave up using eye shadow long ago. It doesn’t show, so why bother. Eyeliner pencil does most of the work for making my eyes show up at all. As for mascara…too much trouble. My...

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I know it’s not a diet!

The whole damn house is on a diet, even the cats LOL. That’s not strictly true, we (the human residents) are adhering to a sustainable and satisfying eating lifestyle.  As a result, we are also losing weight. The cats are just getting a better grade of cat food. I...

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The “Maybe” Moving Chronicles – Prelude

We may be moving, again. The odds are high that it’s going to happen. I don’t want to jinx it though, so I haven’t started packing and I haven’t given notice to my current landlord. As soon as I have keys in hand all that will start, but not until then.  If something...

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Crash

Crash! A sound that I don’t like to hear in my home. It signals some kind of emergency, usually minor. Slick knocking over a half full glass of red wine to get to a water glass (because every cat knows glass water is better than bowl water.) Armand dropping a cup...

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Celebrating

I was just introduced to the concept of kanreki. It’s a Japanese tradition of celebrating a person’s 60th year.  Learn more here. What I love about the idea is that, in this tradition, the 60th birthday marks the beginning of a person’s second childhood. I’m a few...

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I have to laugh!

I know my story. I grew up in it. I lived it…am living it. From my side it all seems pretty ordinary. But occasionally, with a willing audience I will start to tell some of my stories. Admittedly, the process is facilitated by a few cocktails or a liberal amount of...

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