Random Five Friday Returns

For the final Friday in January, I thought five random thoughts might be appropriate:

1.) Last week, we took Gypsy for her annual check-up.  She is just the best behaved kitty at the vet’s office. She doesn’t cry (or howl), squirm or fight with us or the staff. Once, when the vet briefly left the examining room, she seemed to be looking for a place to hide. So I took her in my arms, and she buried her head in the crook of my arm. That little piglet rascal weighs 10 1/2 pounds!


2.) Yesterday, lunch and a catch-up visit with a dear friend.  Afterward, we went for a ride in the country and spotted this little cutie. Yes, it really is as short and “broad” as it looks in this photo.

mini pony 1-28-2016 2-46-45 PM

3.) Recently I purchased my very first MP3 player, so I could enjoy some favorite tunes while on my daily walks. I was proud that I seemingly successfully transferred the songs from my computer to the player, but then I was lost. I couldn’t see anything but a dim light behind the picture of an orange flower on the screen. So I texted my I.T. guy (Marshall) and asked if he’d have a look. He immediately removed the orange flower DECAL from the screen, and there was a simple menu that even I could navigate. And, although he would never do this, I quickly reminded him:

taught you how to use a spoon

4.) Speaking of my favorite songs, I’ve shared before that I much prefer oldies: the fifties, sixties and maybe the first couple of years in the 1970’s.  To compile my list for the MP3 player, I Googled “Top hits from….” and searched various years.  THAT will take you back. And I guarantee you’ll find songs that you had long ago forgotten.

5.) There’s nothing quite like seeing an old family photo for the first time.  Motor Man’s mom discovered this one, tucked away in a desk drawer, last week and shared it with us.  It’s obvious by Motor Man’s coat that it was taken in the winter. I’m guessing he was only a year or two old, so this was most likely taken while his dad was overseas during World War II.

 jr and mom-001

 Care to share a little January randomness?

~These Days Of Mine~

13 responses to “Random Five Friday Returns

  1. Had to giggle at Gypsy….that’s how Sam rides in the car with me to the vet – tucked into the crook of my arm. That is obviously their “comfort zone” ! Love that photo of JR and his Mom…..he’s not a happy little guy but it’s such a cute photo ANYWAY!


  2. This is why I LOVE Random Fridays……….and the spoonerism is perfect! Precious picture of MM and his Mom. Wonderful Gypsy knows her safe spot, and look at that winter coat on the pony.

  3. Love, love, love today’s randomness! You rock, decal and all. That made me giggle out loud. So something I would do. Good thing you have an IT expert on hand. 🙂 My randomness—I made it out of the driveway one week after the huge snowfall . What a crazy week it was with trying to get someone to plow our driveway. Who decided to buy a house with a huge long driveway anyway??? 🙂 Happy Friday to you!

  4. That pony cracks me up! Right away I thought of Thelwell’s ponies… 😀 I do love Random 5 Friday!

  5. The picture of JR and his mom is wonderful. He was a darling even then!

  6. A fine way to close out January ..

    Gyp knows her safe spot …
    Anybody out there a Tolkien fan? This looks like a Hobbit pony to me!
    Ah.. Decals… well … I did use a spoon last night .. ; )
    I like finding obscure or semi-forgotten songs .. Always try YouTube ..
    What a great picture.. Love the vintage tint- can’t beat it when it’s natural.!

    Have a good weekend !

  7. What a fun bunch of randomness! Gypsy knows who to turn to, that’s for sure. That pony…way too cute even if he is short and stout. I too am thankful for my IT guys (my kids and son-in-law) because I’d be lost without them. And finally, what a cute little photo of MM and MM’s mom. Happy Friday, Dianna.

  8. So glad Gypsy’s vet trip went well. Whee are decidedly naughtier for our hooman!!

  9. So much to love in this post! I love that you have an MP3 player – here’s a tip – you can get lots of great music at the library 🙂 That picture of MM as a wee little guy is just precious. And Gypsy, hiding in your arm, aww… MJ

  10. Shirley Matthews Dunn

    Sounds like a good January week!

  11. Gypsy has really grown from the little kitty you took in. Lots of TLC. Glad your MP3 experience went well for you–and Marshall. 😉 What a sweet picture of “little Motor Man” and his mom.

  12. Lovely randoms and Gypsy is so sweet to know there is safety in your arms.

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