Random 5 Friday

Time for Random 5 Friday–before it becomes Saturday! Join us as we share five random things about us at Nancy’s A Rural Journal.

1. I signed up for a Strathmore free, four-week online workshop that started this week: Back to the Basics, drawing, taught by Earnest Ward. Monday’s video taught line and shape. I haven’t drawn in awhile, and am enjoying it again. If interested, you can still sign up. The videos will be available through the end of the year.

2. Hubby had another employee added to his department this week–counting it as one of our blessings.

3. Had a new sandwich at Schlotzsky’s last night–Hand-Carved Turkey with Avocado and Havarti. Two thumbs up!

4. My nine-year-old granddaughter started sending  me text messages and photos this week. (Yes, I’m delighted!) The family is on the mend, just coughing a bit yet.

5. I’ve been sorting photos. This pigeon has been visiting our yard for four years.

regular diner at the buffet

That’s it for this week. Everyone is welcome to join, won’t you share some randomness with us at Random 5 Friday? You can do it on Saturday, even!



Share Your World–2014 Week 10

Cee has our questions asked, now we just need to come up with some answers, and Share Your World.

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


If 100 people your age were chosen at random, how many do you think you’d find leading a more satisfying life than yours?

Ten. That’s a nice, round number. I’m fairly satisfied with my life, there are things I’d still like to accomplish, so I’m leaving room to grow.

If you were a tree, would you become a book or furniture? Please describe.

I’d want to be a birdhouse.

You are trapped in an elevator, who would you want to be trapped with?

The elevator repairman, of course!

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 to have had a few days that felt like spring just might be on the way.
A new Strathmore online workshop started today, Back to Basics, taught by Earnest Ward. (That’s a link to his blog and bonus video) I’m looking forward to improving my drawing skills (or lack thereof).
The workshop is free, and here’s a link if you want to sign up:

This was my project for the day (which still needs some work)–

drawing of Pfaltzgraff flower pot

I hope you’ll share your answers in the comments below, or create a post and link to Cee’s blog.