My First Random Five Friday

A Friday meme that I haven’t participated in before is Random Five Friday, hosted by Nancy at A Rural Journal. It’s pretty simple: you just post about five random things going on in your life.

1.  For Mother’s Day in 2011, Marshall gave me a beautiful mum, which I later planted in a flower bed. It must like the location. Reminds me of one of my favorite quotes: “Bloom where you’re planted”.

mum 2011 5-8-2011 10-54-55 AM

mum 2013 11-6-2013 4-07-06 PM

2.) How’d you like to find yourself driving behind this?  Yeah, I wasn’t too thrilled about it either. Thankfully, (somehow) everything stayed perched on the trailer until I could get around it. I guess he made it to his destination since I didn’t hear of any incident caused by junk spilled all over the highway.

junk 8-8-2013 2-28-33 PM

3. Last Sunday, Motor Man and I took his mom riding in the neighborhoods where they used to live. We drove by the house where she and Pop were married 71 years ago. She remembered the exact address, although she hasn’t been in that area in probably 40-plus years. She was happy to see the house is still being well maintained.

house on 53rd st 11-3-2013 4-24-08 AM

4. My niece posted this picture on Facebook of her son, Connor, with his new pet….a corn snake. Guess what he named it.  Ready?  “The Kernel”.

connor and kernel

5. It’s been several weeks since we’ve been to the Outer Banks, and I’m seriously having wild horse withdrawal.

horses in grass 8-11-2013 12-01-56 PM

So those are my first ever “random five”.


26 responses to “My First Random Five Friday

  1. Well that’s a great Random Five…..except for perhaps the snake…..I can’t stand them no matter how cute the little boy holding it is!!! 😉


  2. Yuuuup, pretty random…. 😀

  3. I always enjoy seeing a photo of you & your boy! And that drive for MM’s Mom .. back to the house of her marriage? Aww …

    Loved it!


  4. You chose well for your first “Five”. I’ll have to say my daughter is a much better mom than I am because never would I be living in the same house with a snake!!

  5. Did you have to post that picture of a snake? LOL Loved your 5 things.

  6. Love that Connor named the corn snake The Kernel! I would say the “Mum” is very happy where she is planted!! Good Morning Dianna!

  7. I like random friday. It gives those random pictures a story to go with them! Bits and pieces of your life!

  8. the mum is flourishing! nice! really sweet that your mom-in-law got to see her old home…

  9. I really like this; covering several different topics in one shot !
    Glad to see the mum is doing so well ! ..
    & the Kernel …. just awesome 😉

  10. I really enjoyed your random 5…The Kernel…that is cute.

  11. That little house is darling — and smiled at the snake’s new name. Very creative! Thanks so much for joining in this week Dianna. Have a great weekend!

  12. Shirley Matthews Dunn

    Your random 5 is a GO! The mum has really grown and is beautiful and special sense Marshall gave it too you. How sweet that Mrs. Keen remembered the address and you all were able to see it. Have a good weekend.

  13. both the snake and the junk truck scare me to death! Glad everyone survived. The kernel… that’s ingenious!

  14. Truly your mum it echoes the phrase in glorious colors.
    The snake is a peach. My Niece is getting a snake tomorrow. I’m not sure what kind it is. She’s been saving up for one for a long time. I love the name Connor picked out it’s perfect. lol

    I enjoyed your first Random 5. I’ve always been tempted to do this (and I may need to if I can’t embroider fast enough lol.) I’ve done well for my first week of being back blogging. I figure my Redwork throw will make about 30 maybe 36 weekday posts depending on whet size I actually end up with. I’m enjoying the needlework for a change and being back blogging is super. 🙂

    • I had to come back and leave you a great big (((((HUG)))))
      Thanks so very much for visiting my blog and leaving me so many enjoyable comments.
      You’re wonderful!

  15. Great Random 5 – That mum is pretty and certainly has blossomed where you planted it.
    Cool looking snake & a very fun/creative name for it.
    Wild Horse, how awesome.

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  16. Your mum looks very happy there. Yikes, that was a pile on that trailer, it’s a wonder it all stayed put. The house does look like it’s been taken good care of. “The Kernal” is a great name, though it is a pet I wouldn’t have chosen! Beautiful horses. Glad you did Random 5 Friday. I think they’re a lot of fun.

  17. Well that’s fun! And quite random. Liked it all except the s photo…more horses please! ~ Sheila

  18. Congratulations! Your first Random 5 are so interesting and the photos make the whole thing a “must-read-must-see” thing. 🙂

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