Random 5 Friday

Random 5 Friday

I am so happy to announce: Nancy and Random 5 Friday have returned to the world of blogging! Check out the blue link for the rules to join the fun, and maybe even make some new friends. 

1. It’s a bit above freezing today, and the sun came out and melted some of our 5-inches of snow. I sneaked a peek at the week ahead on The Weather Channel app and saw temperatures in the 60s on Wednesday. That put a spring in my step! I don’t care if it rains, I’m going to be outside somewhere!

2. I haven’t accomplished as much as I would have liked during this Ice Age.

3. I was gifted a Fitbit wristband and like the motivation factor of it. I know what I need to do, now I just need to DO IT.


4. This is how my day started: Unloading the dishwasher, I dropped the latte mug on the cereal bowl. Thankfully, the mug remained intact–I can do without cereal!

5. The Mancuso Quilt Show is in town this weekend. 

Welcome back, Nancy. We missed you!
Have a great weekend, everyone!


Thankful Thursday: Snow Day

Thankful Thursday:  Snow Day

A snow day is not something I look forward to, but today, I’m thankful to have one. For a little while at least, it seems like the world slows down. There are fewer cars traveling the road in front of the house, and they’re driving a slower pace. The snow muffles some of the sounds. With 5-inches of snow, a lot of birds show up at the feeders. Well, it was quiet for awhile! 


Weekly Photo Challenge–Rule of Thirds

Weekly Photo Challenge

The challenge this week is to compose subject off-center, obeying the Rule of Thirds. Hop into the Time Machine with me, and we’ll go to a warmer place in time. This is necessary because–SURPRISE!–we are the recipients of MORE SNOW. Grab your sandals and let’s go! Last one in the car is the rotten egg. Yikes! I transported myself all the way to childhood. 

Clicking on any photo will enlarge and bring up a slide show, which might be a necessity to see the dragonfly.

Linking to Weekly Photo Challenge


Monday Mania

Monday Mania

That almost sounds like fun, doesn’t it? 

As you know, we’ve had snow. Forever. It didn’t really qualify as snow, it was more like an ice rink. I could hear the birds chuckling as I skated across to fill feeders last week. It was a sold-out crowd for the show that was held over.

This morning, with childish delight, I spied more brown-green than white. The ice rink melted, and a mud-wrestling venue took its place.

The hawk swung by in time for afternoon tea, but it was on a business trip–no dilly-dallying on the fence today. No sunshine to soak up. It was cold, and blustery, and a few more flurries flew. 

The hubby and I ran the week’s undone errands on the weekend, leaving all the weekend chores undone until today. I even vacuumed. It is truly the end of the world. 

Our church hosted a special program Saturday evening. A group of children and young adults from Watoto Church, Uganda, presented a Children’s Choir concert, sharing the vision of the mission there. Each participant in the program has lost at least one parent to HIV/AIDS, war, or other causes. I hope you’ll take a moment to check out the highlighted links, and attend, should they be in your area. Their calendar/schedule is available on the website under The Choir>See the Choir. You can also request for them to come to your area, to share their message of hope: Rescue Raise Rebuild

It is an amazing story. The Watoto Story

May your week be blessed!