Random Five Friday

Closing out the week with some randomness:

1.) Motor Man and I took a quick day trip to the Carova area of the Outer Banks earlier this week.  We actually lost count of how many horses we saw ON. THE. BEACH. The flies were bothersome, and when that happens, the horses head to the water’s edge for relief.  And because so many harems were in the same location, there was lots of action among the stallions.

2.) For the past few weeks, I’ve been fighting what I thought was tendonitis in my foot. An urgent care visit last week, along with a week’s regimen of prednisone, icing, and compressing provided no relief. So yesterday, I saw my podiatrist. After an x-ray, which showed no fractures, he diagnosed severe inflammation. An ouchie cortisone shot followed, and now I’m in a surgical boot until there’s some relief.  But….the squirrel bird feeders were empty, so… (And, yes, Motor Man would gladly have filled them for me, but I’m a bit on the stubborn side.)

3.) It seems I now have a pet crow.  He sits on this almost-too-small perch and caws at me while I’m in the yard.

4.) I thought this was an interesting shot.  As you may recall reading here before, Gypsy loves playing in her water bowl.  I’m not sure the reason why. Earlier this week, she jumped up in my lap immediately after some water-play. You just gotta love the durability of denim.

5.) This Sunday is our annual memorial day service at the “Old Brick Church” Cemetery in Bacon’s Castle. It’s a tradition that began LONG before my time. Weather permitting, the service is held outside near the ruins of the old church c. 1639. At this time, it’s looking as though, this year, we’ll be having it inside at a nearby church.

Enjoy your weekend!

~These Days Of Mine~

9 responses to “Random Five Friday

  1. oh, i’ve always wanted to go there and to see the horses- hope your foot is feeling better soon –

  2. I know you loved seeing so many horses on the beach and I would imagine there were more than a few scuffles among the stallions. Love your foot protection for your sore foot…..that works…..! Hope you won’t have a WET memorial day celebration at the old church.


  3. The horses made my day. I WILL get there! I will! My Buddy loves playing in his water as well and I am always cleaning up after him so he and Gypsy have that in common. Good luck with the foot!!!

  4. Loved the horse photo. Go to an orthopedic surgeon for your foot problem. I go the Tidewater Orthopedic in Hampton.

  5. 1) Calendar entry !! ??
    2) Gotta’ do what ya’ gotta’ do !
    3) There should be some interesting crow posts if he continues to hang out..
    4) Gypsy autograph !
    5) Will always be majestic & mysterious ..

  6. Shirley Matthews Dunn

    Love the horses! So sorry to hear about your foot. I had to wear one of those boots a few years ago, not fun. Sundae just wanted to leave her love pats on you. Uzzell’s is having there memorial Sunday too. Hope you enjoy yours and stay dry.

  7. Like I told you earlier – that is definitely a horse calendar picture – WOW!!! CROWS – if only they’d stay out of my garden and The Old Brick Church Cemetery is always so picturesque. Hope the weather cooperates. Good Weekend to you.

  8. Ouch for the foot! Hope you’re on the mend soon so you can traipse about freely on the beach getting shots of the horses for us. 🙂

  9. I hope you heal up and feel better soon.

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