Willy Nilly Friday 5 #108

Willy Nilly Friday 5

It’s been awhile since I’ve participated with this meme. There’s been little time for visiting, so I hesitate to link-up. Maybe this week will be better.

1. Things are nutty as ever around the Big Backyard. Squirrelly, too! 


2. Uh-oh! What’s this? 


The Carolina Wren appears to have laid claim to the potting bench. dscn4739

3. We’ve had some frosty nights, yet I continue to find little surprises in the garden.


4. It rained nearly all day. Of course, this was the day I needed a few things from the grocery store. I brewed a chocolate hazelnut latte for the road and made an afternoon of it. Since I had to be out anyway, I returned some items to the mall that I’d ordered online. They’d been crushed during shipment due to poor packaging. And, I stopped by Hobby Lobby since I was in the neighborhood. Take that, rain!

5. I don’t have the Christmas tree up yet, nor the wreath on the door, no cards ready to mail–but I do have most of the shopping done. Then there’ll be wrapping to do…How are your winter holiday preparations coming along? 


Share Your World–2016 Week 48

Share Your World


The Spirea Japonica has a rather colorful outlook on life since the frost.

Cee has our questions, are you ready? 

Do you prefer eating foods with nuts or no nuts?
I’m nutty for nuts! 

If someone made a movie of your life would it be a drama, a comedy, a romantic-comedy, action film, or science fiction?
If they followed me around all day with a camera, it would surely be a comedy of errors. 

Who talks real sense to you?
My husband. He’s detail-oriented and thoroughly thinks through everything. 

Do you have a favorite board game?

Optional Bonus question:  What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up?
I’m grateful for the time spent with family, time to finish a couple projects around the house, and celebrating our 41st wedding anniversary. I look forward to resting up from last week–and the weather has been wonderful–70s today! 

I hope you’ll share your answers, too! Here’s the link-up if you want to see more:


Friday’s Hunt v2.22

Friday’s Hunt

Wow, the past week zoomed by at an even higher rate of speed than expected. I don’t want to miss Friday’s Hunt, so I’d better get a move on. This week we’re looking for Starts with V, Week’s Favorite,  and Thankful.

Doing something different for the first prompt, the tree, brought to you by the letter “V.”


My Week’s Favorite can also be found overhead.


Thankful. So many reasons, but to narrow the field to a few, I’m thankful for this peaceful slice of sun-dappled green space on the outskirts of the city.


I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving, and survived the Black Friday shopping madness. I avoided it (shopping) this year, and spent time with family–another thing for which to be thankful–hubby’s employer instituted a new policy this year, closing the day after the holiday. We greatly appreciate it. 

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Friday’s Hunt v2.21

Friday’s Hunt

The Friday Hunt is on! We are looking for YOU! Oh, that’s Starts with U, Week’s Favorite, and Nature. Bring some photos and join the fun! You can do all, or one. 

I’m Useless this week (I should insert selfie here). I’m combining Nature and Week’s Favorite with our Yellow-rumped Warbler


Yellow-rumped Warbler

This is shaping up to be a busy week with Thanksgiving on Thursday. I won’t be making any new posts, but I hope to catch up reading some of yours. 

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Share Your World–2016 Week 46

Share Your World

Wednesday? Who stole Monday and Tuesday?
My daughter gave me an extra planner she had on hand so now I can see where my days disappear. It’s much easier than remembering! 

Here are Cee’s questions (and my answers) for this week:

Are you a traveler or a homebody?
I lean more toward homebody. 

What kind of TV commercial would you like to make? Describe it.
Personally, I’d like to make them all go away. 

Describe yourself in a word that starts with the first letter of your name.

List some fun things for a rainy day.
Card making


Mixed media and embossed card recently made with my Sizzix Big Kick–shown in this post: https://pattisjarrett.wordpress.com/2016/08/09/willy-nilly-friday-5-92/

Bonus question:  What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up?
Let me check my planner…I’m grateful for a warm day last week to clean up the flower beds;  I look forward to the Million Bulb Walk at Norfolk Botanical Garden–viewing two miles of Christmas decorations before they open to vehicular traffic. 

Well, there you have it. Please share your answers with us–you can link a post to Cee’s blog, or respond in the comments. I always enjoy reading your responses and getting to know you better.