25 years ago, Offspring wanted to share some too-sweet-to-bear candy with me, saying "You loved this when you were little!" And I had to say, "But, that was then and this is now. It's too sweet for me now." A week later, I stumbled on a sciency article about taste. It said we effectively have… Continue reading A change of taste
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Ages ago, I was at a covered dish dinner at some friends' house. One of the contributions was a pasta casserole with tuna and peas in a white sauce. Our hostess chuckled when she saw it and asked the woman who brought it if her husband had gotten any of it yet. The answer was… Continue reading It doesn’t taste the same
The place we got it was astonishing. It was drive through. We couldn't get in the front entrance of the community college where it was set up. There was a cop parked in the road to block that entrance. So, we drove around to the back entrance where the line formed. There was a group… Continue reading We got our first COVID vaccination yesterday
Ages ago, I planted 24 crocus bulbs. As they started to sprout, one (or several) squirrel(s) decided to give the bulb a taste. And threw it away because it was nasty. So, they tasted every single bulb. Because, y'know. Just in case. They do that to tomatoes and cherries, too. So, I don't feed them… Continue reading Why I Hate Squirrels, by Kitty
Frankly, I've been looking forward to it ever since I learned I was going to have to bleed once a month. It's not what I expected, though. I don't mind. I'm perfectly comfortable with the sags and wrinkles. That's what happens when things get used. I don't hate seeing my grandmother's mouth on my face… Continue reading cronehood
(I wrote this sometime before December 1991) I am water.I move over and around obstacles.Troubles pass through me like a stone in a pond.Joy rests on my heart like a leaf on a stream.I embrace the darkness.I reflect the light.
I don't know if I have the chutzpah to do this or not. We have 3 pieces of furniture in our living room that could use some love. None are valuable. So, they won't lose anything if I work on them. I asked my uncle for advice. He said : Best to strip off all… Continue reading Refinishing furniture?
How humans learn language is fascinating to me. And getting to watch a new brain learn it was wonderful. When my child was learning to read, they came home from school one day and said, "My teacher doesn't know how to spell 'juice'. How weird is that? She ends with an E That makes the… Continue reading Language
When they were about 12, they requested a little sister. Kitty: “I’m not married.”Offspring: “Even *I* know that’s not required.”K: "But, it's easier with 2 parents."O: "I'm old enough to help out. "K: “She would want to play with your toys.”O: “I would tell her to stay out of my room.”K: “Yeah? How well does… Continue reading Only child