Daily Archives: August 28, 2015

Random Five Friday

My Random Five today is REALLY random….

1.) You have, no doubt, heard about the shooting Wednesday in a rural town in Virginia, in which two tv station employees were killed. When I first heard the name of the town, (about 3 1/2 hours from us) I didn’t recall ever having been in that area.  BUT, as the story unfolded, I realized that Motor Man and I had actually been in that same shopping complex a little over two years ago. We stopped there for lunch on our way to visit a family who raises Gypsy horses. You may recall this post that I wrote about our day. We also  bought this wind chime at one of the shops, probably just feet from where the shooting took place.  Is it silly to say that I will, mostly likely, now think of those two young people whenever I hear the chimes?

wind chime 8-27-2015 3-12-30 PM

2.) Today, I’m participating in The Rainbow Bridge Remembrance Day on Facebook in memory of my dear Beezy. She was my kitty soul-mate from 1995, when I adopted her, until we had to say goodbye in 2009. What a special kitty she was.

3.) I’m feeling a little nostalgic as another school year starts, reminded of putting Marshall on the bus for the first time as a kindergartener. Yes, that’s me: just a “few” years younger, pounds lighter… and hair curlier.

school bus 4-2-2005 4-34-20 PM 4-2-2005 4-34-20 PM

4.) Last week, I broke down and upgraded to a new cell phone.  I’ve been needing one for a long time, having to charge my old one two or three times during the day, but I’d dreaded learning a new one.  Thankfully, that hasn’t been too much of an issue. The most bothersome thing I’ve dealt with is that none of the ringtones that I had set on my old phone for my favorite folks  are available on the new one. But I’m sure “there’s an app for that”.

5.) This little exchange between Motor Man and his mom took place last week at lunch, and is an example of his quick wit:

Motor Mum: “Are you feeling okay? You look a little pale.” (typical mother)
Motor Man: “Yes, I’m fine. I just forgot to put on my make-up this morning.”
Motor Mum: (playing along) “Oh, you wear make-up? What brand do you prefer?”
Motor Man: “Oil of Engine.”

jr and mom

Speaking of Motor Mum, we’ll be celebrating her 89th birthday this weekend.  I’ll  most likely have photos to share next week.

Happy weekend!

~These Days Of Mine~