Sunday, June 4, 2023

The first one's free


          What with electronic bill paying, the advent of email and then texting, our mailbox is often pretty barren. Imagine my surprise when I received a magazine out of the blue. I used to subscribe to Good Housekeeping for years, but as time went by, ladies’ magazines have had less and less relevance in my life.

          I don’t want 25 ways to incorporate jalapenos into our diet. With only a small porch now, an outdoor living guide is wasted on me. I don’t need to know America’s best parks for camping with kids. And even though I’m sure I could use it, it’ll be a cold day in hell before I spend $89 on eye serum.

          After stopping payment but still receiving issues for almost a year, I only managed to peel Woman’s Day magazine out of my life this spring. This freebie Good Housekeeping issue was okay, but after reading that if I were to sign up for a subscription it would renew and renew and renew into perpetuity and the only way to cancel would be to call an 800 number, likely manned for 7 minutes of every other day, I decided NOPE.


Friday, June 2, 2023

Dental Daydreams


Off to the dentist’s office at high noon today, the hygienist at one end of the showdown, pick in hand, and me there at the other end with nothing but my plaque to protect me.

Thursday, June 1, 2023

Golf Drama

Outside of playing so badly lately that I’ve come darn close to throwing myself onto the fairway and pounding the ground in frustration, golf can be a serene experience.

Monday, May 29, 2023

Morning stroll


I set off for this morning’s walk with low expectations, and was happily surprised.

Saturday, May 27, 2023

Use it or lose it

 I’ll soon be carting another batch of things off for donation somewhere.

Monday, May 22, 2023

Caught by surprise

I finally was able to do something pretty darned exciting yesterday – laundry.