The Year’s Final Random Five Friday

Does anyone else find it difficult to comprehend that we’re in the last days of 2017?   Since I know some of you particularly enjoy my random thoughts on Fridays, I thought I’d end the year with a R5F.

1.)  Just to clarify: in my post on Wednesday, I shared an email I recently received. It was regarding a certain TRADEMARKED phrase pertaining to wild horses on Wednesdays. I should have been clearer in my post: that email was NOT from the organization who oversees the wild horses of Corolla on the Outer Banks, the ones I sometimes refer to as “my” horses.  The email was from an entirely different wild horse group, based in Texas.  (Which reminds me, I should probably let the wild horse folks in Corolla know about that trademarked phrase. They may have used it a time or two on their Facebook page…..)

2.) We had a quiet, nice Christmas.  Motor Man, Marshall, Sundae and I took our traditional family Christmas photo that evening.

3.) Santa brought Motor Man an impact wrench.  I think he likes it. In this picture, he reminds me of a little boy.

4.) Marshall had a little fun with a giraffe neck massager that Santa brought me. See my comment on #3 above.

5.) And it just seems appropriate to close out the year with a sunset photo.

I’m wishing you all a safe, happy New Year’s weekend. Thank you for taking the time to read my blog posts. May 2018 be a good year for us all.

~These Days Of Mine~


14 responses to “The Year’s Final Random Five Friday

  1. Lovely gifts. That wrench looks like something you might find in a outer space movie. I always love your sunrise and sunset pictures.

  2. thanks for the images – i can’t believe this year has flown by

  3. Lovely. sweet, entertaining final five, just like the person who wrote it. Happy and safe New Year to you and loved ones!!

  4. “Boys and their toys” ! David looked like a little boy when he was assembling his new telescope too. Here’s to a great 2018 for everyone!


  5. Happy New Year to you also.

  6. A wonderful year of Random 5s, sunrises, sunsets, memories, and Horses on Wednesdays:) Have a GREAT 2018 – looking forward to reading your musings and seeing your photos.

  7. A lovely family photo. Best wishes to you and your family for a very Happy and Healthy New Year.

  8. I am having a hard time wrapping my head around the fact that it’s soon going to be 2018. Goodness, the year 2000 sounded so strange and I can recall thinking it was far, far into the future when I realized our oldest daughter would graduate high school that year. So glad you had a nice Christmas and oh yes, sometimes children aren’t the only ones who get new ‘toys’! Happened here too. May many blessings come your way this New Year, my friend.

  9. Christmas was a good time.. as usual!
    Happy New Year to everyone !!

  10. “Let us be grateful to people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.”
    — Marcel Proust
    Couldn’t have said it better myself. Happy New Year and thanks for making the past ones enjoyable.

  11. Thank you so much for the beautiful calendar, Dianna! It arrived today and your two photos are even more stunning in person. Happy New Year!

  12. Shirley Matthews Dunn

    I also do not know what has happen to .the year. Love the pictures and gifts. Wishing you, Dianna, JR, and Marshall a wonderful and blessed 2018 ❤

  13. 1) I applaud you for taking the Tx-trademarked request with dignity and grace. I agree about letting the Corolla folks know about the email. It’d be sad if it caused them problems.
    2) Wonderful Christmas photo. Look at your smiles, such a happy a loving family you all are.
    3) That MM. What a peach he is, looks like he’s loving the new wrench.
    4) Oh my, that Marshall what a fun and joyous boy his is.
    5) Beautiful sunset photo. Perfect to end the year with.
    I look forward to 2018 and another year of blogging along with you.
    I wish you and your family a very Safe and Happy New Year.

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