Random Five Friday

A wintry Random Five this week:

1.) Motor Man and I took a road trip on Monday to another engine builder’s shop about four hours away in North Carolina. Motor Man needed to pick up some engine parts. But, surprise! The engine builder’s wife knows I like old furniture, so she gave me a couple of things, including this adorable child’s desk. The problem was how to fit it in our truck; we had already loaded some pretty large engine parts.  We the guys finally squeezed everything in (fighting a cold wind and snow flurries). I’ll share pictures once I decide on where we’ll put our new treasures.

the desk 1a 2-11-2014 6-50-43 AM

2.) We’ve had winter weather this week, including a snowy afternoon/evening on Wednesday. Those of you who know us know that we rarely eat at home, but I decided a roast with carrots and potatoes in the crock pot would be a good idea that day. THEN, yesterday, I made peanut butter cookies. Help! I’m becoming Betty Crocker!

roast 2-12-2014 5-14-48 PM

3.)  Some time back, I mentioned that Motor Man and I were planning a getaway this month. A few of you guessed correctly what our plans were. We had planned to go on a steam train ride this weekend in Pennsylvania. The company is called Steam Into History, and the train is a replica of the one President Lincoln rode en route to deliver the Gettysburg Address. For Presidents’ weekend, there were to be costumed interpreters along on the ride. BUT, the area was hit with a massive ice storm last week, resulting in many trees and limbs down on the tracks, so the trip was cancelled. They’re hoping to reschedule at a later date.

4.) Speaking of winter, I am SO ready for toes-in-the-sand weather…

toes in the sand

5.) This is my Valentine’s gift from Motor Man. (That’s Sundae and Gypsy in the heart.)

kitty heart 2-14-2014 6-26-14 AM

Happy Valentine’s Day, everyone.

~These Days Of Mine~


30 responses to “Random Five Friday

  1. That’s a wonderful necklace, I love it. Have a wonderful Valentines Day.

  2. Happy Valentine’s Day! Looks like Motor Man got you the purrfect gift this year with Gypsy and Sundae included. I had no idea you’d brought home some treasures from your trip to NC but they look to be “right up your alley” !!


  3. Aww, he’s such a tender hearted man, isn’t he? Your crock pot stew looks perfect for this cold weather. Happy Friday 🙂


  4. A purrr-fect meat and potatoes dinner + dessert for this cold weather. Love Pam’s comment regarding your treasures.

  5. That necklace is darling and such a sweet thoughtful gift from Motor Man!
    Dianna that crock pot roast with taters and carrots is SO CH’s favorite FOOD!!! Perfect for today, we have ice and snow on the way.. ugh! Toes in the sand are very happy, I can tell you that.. 🙂 CH is heading back to Venice next month again so he will have happy toes in the sand! Sorry about your trip but now it is something to look forward to a little longer.
    Happy Valentine’s Day to you and Motor Man AND the Motor Kitties!!!!

  6. That is a beautiful necklace what a great motor man you have.Betty Crocker oh yes it sounds like it to me:)
    Oh I love when things like that happen get truck parts pick up unexpected gifted cool stuff:) B

  7. Your kitchen may never recover…a crock-pot meal AND peanut butter cookies!! Sounds like Motor Man had a ‘home-made’ valentine with all that good home-cooked food.
    Happy Valentines day to you, Motor Man, and my kitty-nieces.

  8. Happy Valentines Day! The crock pot comfort food plus the peanut butter cookies sound perfect for this weather.

  9. Now that’s what I call COMFORT food!!! Looks like you could eat right off the screen! Sorry about your trip, but I know you’re still looking forward to it n the future. Happy Valentine’s Day to you and MM!

  10. Roast with carrots and potatoes cooked in the crock pot – unbeatable! And peanut butter cookies – a family favorite. What classics! No wonder Motor Man gifted you with such a beautiful present. Happy Valentine’s Day Dianna.

  11. Happy Valentine’s Day to a “sweet” friend. Martha Stewart in the house!

  12. Your kittykats pendant is absoutely perfect. What a lucky lady you are Dianna. And Motorman must be feeling special too since you actually took to the kitchen! Happy Valentine’s Day to you both.

  13. Awww, what a thoughtful gift. And you must show us your furniture gifts in more detail later…. xo

  14. the kitties are adorable! and your roast and potatoes looked yummy!

  15. JR’s Valentine present is very sweet but mother natures SUNSHINE is the best! Happy Valentines Day you love bugs!

  16. I think R5F is becoming one of my favorites here on TheseDays! I like the Sundae&Gypsy necklace, and that is one big plate of hearty food 😉

  17. love your new necklace. your roast looks delicious … i’m going to fix a stew over the weekend. engine parts and a “new” desk — jackpot. enjoy the snow. stay warm Happy Friday!

  18. Aw what an adorable pendant. MM certainly knows your heart well. 🙂
    Congratulations on the cooking. I know your roast was delicious and your cookies were yummy.
    I look forward to seeing the photos of the new desk. It was so sweet of the lady to give it to you.
    Happy Valentine’s Day to you & MM!
    I hope your day is filled with sunshine & smiles!

  19. Oh My! Motor man has done really really good! Happy Valentine’s day!

  20. Happy Valentine’s Day….I love your necklace with the kitties; very sweet gift….

  21. Thanks for the tip on Steam into History. I sure hope you get to go this Spring yet.

  22. Oh! Wow!
    Great Random 5!

  23. Happy Valentine’s Day! Hoping for great weather soon for you! Great Random 5. Fantastic necklace!

  24. Loved your Random 5! Lucky you, can’t wait to see your new treasures! Love your Valentine’s Day gift!!! Motor Man did a fabulous hob!

  25. Shirley Matthews Dunn

    How wonderful you found the desk and other treasures on your trip. Looking forward to seeing and hearing more. Your necklace is lovely. What a personal and caring gift from JR. Your pot roast looked great! Cooking here you come (maybe)!

  26. I am ready for hands in the dirt weather or feet in the creek…hey, that is an idea…how many ways can we say summer!

    LOVE your valentine’s gift! And sorry your trip got cancelled!

  27. How nice that you got that little desk, can’t wait to see what you do with it.
    Oh your stew looked so good and I “love” Peanut Butter cookies, I should make some this week.
    Your necklace is so pretty and special since it represents your sweet kitties.

  28. Love the necklace! What a purrfect gift. Your dinner looks yummy. And cookies too?!

  29. Fun post! Love the idea of the train ride! I love history, looking forward to hearing about the experience when you get the trip rescheduled! And me too…ready for warmer weather! ~ Sheila

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