Random Five Friday

Friday has “rolled around” again, and it’s time to link up with Nancy at A Rural Journal for Random Five Friday.

1.) Sundae received a birthday e-card from her vet earlier this week. Don’t tell her, but I’m glad she did:  it slipped my mind that she adopted us three years ago today. Yes, she’s put on a few pounds blossomed a little in those three years, but that’s what furrever homes are all about, right?

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2.) Anyone else having a difficult time adjusting to daylight savings time?  It will probably be a little easier once daylight comes earlier in the morning.  Before the time change, I was out of bed by 6:15, now I’m usually not even awake until 7. But I’m still up in time for the sunrise.

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3.) This little one was one of seven deer in our yard the other evening.  Now, that’s camouflage!

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4.) In May of 2012, I wrote a post about Wolftrap, an old house in our area that Motor Man and I had the privilege of going in before it was dismantled. Recently, on Facebook, I discovered the Abandoned In Virginia page and posted a picture of Wolftrap there. At last check, it had received 670 likes. But I also commented on the picture and included a link to the blog post I wrote about it. That post has had nearly 500 hits in just the last four days. (Now if all that publicity could just result in a sale for Wolftrap, so it could be restored.)

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5.)   Motor Man and I had our very first date 16 years ago last night. Each year, on March 13, we returned to the same restaurant until it closed several years ago. Last night, we just celebrated at Cracker Barrel.

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Thank again to Nancy for hosting Random Five Friday!

~These Days Of Mine~


21 responses to “Random Five Friday

  1. Well Happy “Gotcha Day” to Sundae….she sure found the right forever home didn’t she?! Love the photo of Wolftrap….interesting name – sure brought you a lot of traffic didn’t it?! I don’t recall the exact day David and I had our first date – just that it was around Valentine’s Day in 1987. It’s nice that you and JR celebrate that in your lives though – romance is alive in Smithfield!


  2. Congratulations on the anniversary of your first date! Cracker Barrel is sounding very good this morning although I am thinking of cheeseburgers! Sweet Sundae.. 🙂 Such a pretty sunrise. I love this time change because I actually sleep past 3am to 5. You and Motor Man look HAPPY! Good Morning Dianna!

  3. That would be wonderful if your highlighting Wolftrap could bring it the attention it deserves! What an interesting house with all the porch, dormer windows and chimneys.

  4. Great Random 5 picks! I love cats, dislike the first couple of weeks of Daylight Savings, love deer, old houses and the Cracker Barrel (plus you & JR too!) Congratulations!!♥

  5. Hi! I am so happy to share my birthday with you!!!!!!! jj

  6. Ahhh…the time change! I still get up at the same time (thanks to our dogs, who somehow seem to have adjusted already) but I’m staying up too late and so tired. That’s a pretty interesting old house! Hope you get somewhere with all the attention it is getting! Congrats on your anniversary! Have a great weekend!

  7. WEll, congratulations on Sundae and you finding each other AND on you and JR finding eachother AGAIN. An excellent reason to celebrate!!

  8. Beatrice P. Boyd

    Cute pic of Sundae who is certainly a charmer. Seeing the photo makes me long for a feline again, but not until we are sure we will not be traveling for awhile and if and when we finally relocate. It’s nice that you and Motor Man still celebrate your very first date, as we do as well every time mid-May comes around and hrs was now 18 years ago, but we have only been married for almost 15 of those.

  9. I’ve always been fascinate with Wolf Trap. Wouldn’t it be great to see it reconstructed. Happy 1st date anniversary to a wonderful couple.

  10. Awww, love that you celebrate your first date every year. So sweet.
    And dark mornings mean I have to wait until just before daybreak to get out and run — about 7 a.m. vs. 6 a.m. Makes for a shorter day, I think.

  11. Very, very interesting! I do wish someone would restore the old house. I wonder how it got its name.

  12. The time change has hit me harder this time than any other, it seems ??
    Sundae looks like a different cat in that early pic!
    & Wolftrap is always an instant hit! – how often do you see two rows of dormers ?!
    Happy First Date Anniversary ! – too bad we can’t celebrate at Rock-Ola anymore ……..

  13. Good for you on promoting Wolftrap! And Sundae’s soooo cute. Her eyes are that spectacular green….. and congratulations on the anniversary of your first date. I love your random ramblings. 🙂

  14. I absolutely hate daylight savings time! Where I grew up, the time didn’t change, we just adapted. Spring forward kicks me hard every year.

    You 2 sure are cute together and Sundae, well she won the kitty-lotto 🙂

    Happy Friday!

  15. Well happy anniversary and many more to come! What a neat old house- I hope they do restore it.

  16. happy furever home day to Sundae! what a pretty little lady she is. i’m having problems with the dark early mornings, too … this too shall pass as the days get longer. great old house … would be nice to see it restored. lovely shots … especially of you and motorman! Happy Friday!

  17. Oh Sundae! Yous adopted some terrific peoples and congrats on the anniversary of their 1st date and on Wolf Trap!

  18. Seven deer, you have your own wildlife refuge over there! Happy first-date anniversary, and happy Sundae day! You have the greatest ideas to bring people to your blog.

  19. Congratulations on the anniversary of your first date. Thanks for the link to your previous post about Wolftrap. I’ll keep my fingers crossed that it is sold and restored.

  20. Wow, 3 years.Sundae doesn’t look a day over kitten-age. Sundae’s weight reminds me of something my ol’ Aunt, used to say about gaining a few pounds, ‘she’s like the world’s fair, getting bigger and better all the time.’

    The time change has been easier for us for some reason. It was the ‘fall-back’ last fall that got us all in a kerfuffle. We never did adjust to it this past winter.

    Ah neat, Seven deer. That’s such a sweet little one you got a photo of.

    Congrats on all the hits on the Wolftrap house. That’s awesome there’s so many in such short a time.
    It was an amazing looking old homeplace. It’s a shame it was demolished.

    Happy 16 year dating anniversary.
    It’s wonderful You & MM are still happy and still enjoying being together. ~applause~

  21. Sundae knows she was a very lucky kitty to become part of your family. As always the sunrise is lovely. I love to see deer they are lovely animals. Thanks for doing your part out there about Wolftrap, you never know what might come of it. Again a wonderful picture of you and JR. Happy 16th First Date Anv. to both of you! ❤

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