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Random Five Friday

Friday once again: time for five random thoughts.

1.) Yesterday, I attended the graveside funeral for a relative. As I sat in the car, waiting for time for the service, I had the radio softly playing, and heard the song “Turn, Turn, Turn” .  Oddly enough, immediately after that, the next song was “Don’t Fear The Reaper”. During the service, the pastor used the passage of scripture (Ecclesiastes 3: 1-8) upon which the lyrics to “Turn, Turn, Turn” were based.

 2.)  An interesting sunset from last week. I took this as we traveled down the highway past a nearby farm and was pleased at the result.

sunset taylor farm 11-27-2014 4-02-09 PM

3.) In response to yesterday’s post, we had some wonderful suggestions for names for our “Elf on the Shelf”: Speedy, Lil Nick, Keeny, Checkers, Merrio (Andretti) and Sparky.  Decisions, decisions…. Motor Man took this picture last night on our way to dinner; “Elf” was just hanging around.

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4.) Christmas decorating at our house just may begin this weekend. I’m guessing I may, once again, have some help with the tree.

sundae in christmas tree 12-23-2011 9-09-27 PM

5.) Girls’ day out tomorrow!  Details coming in a post next week.

~These Days Of Mine~


Random Five Friday

Here we are again: time for Random Five Friday.

1.) As you can imagine, my thoughts this week are mostly on the weather. We’re still covered in snow, and although it’s hindered travel for some, it’s made for some outstanding photo ops.

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2.) If you aren’t an e-mail subscriber of These Days, here’s a programming note: although I don’t usually post on weekends, there will be a special post this Sunday. And, no, it isn’t Groundhog Day related, nor Super Bowl related.

3.) Have you ever heard the expression: “If friends were flowers, I’d pick you!”? When Motor Man and I met with my friend, Pam, and her husband, Dave, back in December, Pam gave me an Amaryllis for Christmas. It’s now blooming, and everytime I walk by it, I think of her. And yes, Pam, I would definitely pick you!

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4.) This week, I’ve been thankful again for the genealogical information that I am so fortunate to have inherited.  A distant cousin (90 years old) passed away on Monday, and I’ll be attending her funeral this afternoon. How is she related to me? Her grandmother and my great-grandmother were sisters. We’re cousins, but I have no idea how many times removed. She was a sweet person, and I’ll miss visiting her in the nursing home.

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5.)  Thursday evening’s sunset was simply amazing. I trudged across our side yard in snow to the top of my boots to get this. (It was worth it.)

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Happy Friday, everyone, and I’m joining Nancy at A Rural Journal for:

~These Days Of Mine~