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Stormy whether

It is interesting to be on a staycation when the focus is supposed to be on R & R. What I learned is that I have become so pre-occupied and busy in my regular life that I have difficulty in not doing.

For example, the formerly enjoyable and simple act of watching "Jeopardy!'is very different these days. I grew up watching the original "Jeopardy!" program with Art Flemming. It took me years to adjust to not only the evening version but to Alex Trebek as the host. And of course, the voice of Don Pardo as the announcer (he and Vin Scully will always be the premier announcers in my world). As I got older and busier my viewing time diminished; or the program would be on the T.V. while I was bustling about the house doing a dozen other tasks.

Last night, I indulged myself and watched "Jeopardy!" all the way through without doing anything else. There were moments when I wanted to jump and well, do something. Anything. How uncomfortable I was just sitting st…

Staycation in October

Day One:

Whoda thunk that on my Sunday off from church I would end up spending five and a half hours in the kitchen? Normally,the kitchen is not even a room I spend more than five minutes. However, the clean-up process from the ginormous ant infestation (not ginormous-sized ants but the severity and frequency of their invasion) and subsequent extermination.

It was not an easy decision to choose to have an exterminator come to the house for chemical assistance. Don and I had exhausted ourselves in addition to using all the organic options we knew and to no avail. In fact, it kept getting worse. And we had ClownBoy, aka Beau the kitten, to consider so that he didn't eat the ants who of course, kept going into the cordoned-off, sprayed areas; or for him to clean paws that had marched through the area. Needless to say, the ants found the cats' food and water bowls and it was just downright hopeless.

The onslaught had diminished so it was time to clean the cabinets inside and out an…