Random Five Friday For The Fourth

R5F on Independence Day! Here are today’s top five random thoughts:

1.)  Hurricane Arthur is the top story around here right now. The storm is moving off to our east – to the Atlantic. It’s breezy and rainy in our area, but nothing severe. And the rain is supposed to end by late morning. We’re waiting for word on any damage in the Outer Banks.


2.) I think I’ve mentioned before that Sundae has her own “blankie” and likes for us to put it over her. Earlier this week, we had done that, and a little later, Motor Man spotted this: she had started emerging from under the throw, then stopped, and was just lying there. We laughed at the fringe hanging over her head. She seemed completely unaware.

sundae blanket 7-1-2014 3-47-07 PM

3.) I have a new motto this week (as seen on a t-shirt in a catalog): “Oops! Did I just roll my eyes out loud?”.

4.) Saw this adorable bird feeder on Pinterest, and am planning to comb the thrift shops in search of cut glass to make my own. Then I’ll need to learn to drill holes in glass…..or ask Motor Man to do it.

glass birdfeeder

5.) Arthur may have been a bad storm, but the leading clouds made for a pretty sunrise yesterday morning.

arthurs clouds 7-3-2014 6-31-32 AM

Happy Independence Day everyone. Be safe.

~These Days Of Mine~

14 responses to “Random Five Friday For The Fourth

  1. Hoping Arthur left the cottage ALONE on the OBX and also hope no damage for anyone down there…..we have rain and wind here this morning – hoping Arthur GOES AWAY! Love Sundae’s blue hair (haha)…..Happy July 4!

    Hugs, Pam

  2. I’ve been concerned about your cottage since hearing that there was storm surge on the sound side. Hope you can enjoy the 4th. Love Sundae with her blankie!

  3. Great post as usual!! Happy 4th to you as well!

  4. Happy 4th! Hope all is well at your place on the OBX! Sundae.. poor baby you both laughing at her.. 😉 She does look totally unaware and unconcerned! My favorite view.. sunrise over the boat slips.. 🙂

  5. Hope the cottage is okay. Sundae is precious.

  6. Oh Sundae was just trying out a new hair style – a fringe 🙂
    Glad you are safe and that the storm is passing .. hopefully the Outer Banks are without damage as well.

    Happy Independence Day! 🙂


  7. Shirley Matthews Dunn

    I love the ideal about the bird feeder, hope it works out for you. So happy Arthur wasn’t any worst than it was. Pray there is not to much damage on the OXB. Happy 4th to you and JR!

  8. Happy 4th of July! I hope the cottage is untouched and please tell Sundae she rocks!

  9. Glad to know that your area came through Arthur just fine.

    As for new quotes, “Don’t make me bring my fluff out there!” from the comments posted below the linked video is my favorite for the week. (I wouldn’t call it an earth shattering moment, but it is fun to watch.)


  10. I heard the wind and rain last night, but it didn’t keep me up- pretty nice out there today…
    Sundae’s got a blue wig !

  11. Glad you made it through the storm unscathed. Hope you have good news from NC. I’m sure MM can fix you up with the right type of drill bit. LOL–rolling your eyes out loud. I heard that! Sundae is cute with her blue-fringe hairstyle. That’s a lovely sky, glad it’s cooler today!

  12. Glad to hear that it’s just a little wind and some much-needed rain. A drill that uses water will get you that hole in the glass. Such a cute idea. Hope you find everything at the beach OK.

  13. Happy 4th of July, Dianna! I hope your cottage weathered the storm. Thankfully, it doesn’t appear that Arthur did a great deal of damage…I hope that holds true for you.
    I love the birdfeeder!

  14. Hope you had a great Independence Day. The idea for the birdfeeder is oh, so cute. Can’t wait to see your version.

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