Friday, April 11, 2014

Random 5 Friday - 5 of Us



We have a household of 5 which I've suddenly realized is a helpful focus for Random 5 Friday.

  1. My husband had a very busy week, traveling way-up-north which he occasionally has to do for his work, and he also had some major dental work done Wednesday. He deserves to lie about with his feet up all weekend. (But he doesn't have his taxes done ...)
  2. My oldest son got his braces off yesterday! His teeth look terrific apart from a chip on a front tooth that apparently happened last year and I didn't notice. Now that the hardware's off, it's quite noticeable.
  3. My youngest son got home from an honor band trip Sunday, exhausted. It was supposed to be his spring break but was more of a spring challenge. However he learned a lot and had a great time. And he grew! He said the food was excellent.
  4. Elsie's week was fairly predictable. The squirrel has been picking at the suet again which frustrates her to no end. She's glad it's the weekend now and we can let her outside as soon as the squirrel shows up - no more watching helplessly from the other side of the patio door! She's going to show that squirrel who's boss! (She told me all this when I got home tonight.)
  5. I've been feeling really cranky all week. I really need to finish my spring cleaning and take a  nap.
Wishing you a restful weekend.

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Friday, March 28, 2014

Random 5 Friday - Changes


  1. It's hard for me to believe, but the kid on the right will be graduating this May. Later today, he will leave for a ski trip with a friend - a 5+ hour drive, without parents. Without his Mom.
  2. The kid on the left is leaving for a 10-day Cadet Honor Band trip today. All by himself. On a plane. Without his Mom.
  3. I've really enjoyed having these two ride along with us the past 17 years. I try hard not to be a clingy Mom, but it's hard to let go.
  4. It's hard to believe that 100 years ago, boys the age of my oldest were heading off to war. Across oceans. Into terrible danger. Without their Moms.
  5. On a more random note, my husband and I will be working at replacing blinds and window-coverings this weekend. It's "time to go" for all the old 80's blinds that came with our house. We weren't planning to do so many of our windows, but we hit a sale last weekend with a discount that went up according to how many blinds you bought ... so we bought a lot. Bought them all out of pecan plantation blinds in fact. And now we have a lot of work to do.

Wishing you a productive weekend.

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