Friday, February 23, 2018

Five on Friday

A weekly feature here on my blog sharing five FRESH random photos (or thoughts or interesting tidbits) from the week. I've missed the last two Fridays, so this randomness is from the past three weeks.

1. After we re-watched the four Flowers in the Attic movies recently, we clicked on the special features and listened to the producer and director and actors discuss the movie. One thing that struck me was how the ones a few years older than me remembered the publication of the original Flowers in the Attic book and its iconic cover. I don't remember ever hearing of them until I met Robbie and read his copies of the books. Do you remember when this book was first published?

2. I really wasn't rooting for either of the teams that played in this year's Super Bowl - I was just hoping for a competitive game (which it was!). However, Super Bowl Sunday is one of the few times we actually watch commercials around here, and this year my favorite was the Mass Mutual ad. What was yours? (If you're reading this on email, you may have to click over to the blog to watch the ad video.)

3. The weather here in Texas has been all over the place, from sunshine and 69 degrees to cold and rainy and below freezing temperatures. One day last week, little icicles formed on the trees. They were almost melted before I headed out and snapped this picture. This week it's been rain, rain, rain!!

4. Robbie bought me some tulips one week . . . and they couldn't seem to figure out which way to turn!

5. In May, I'm leading the library DIY class as we make mixed media book quote canvases. I created a sample using a favorite Laura Ingalls Wilder quote. I want to have several quotes available for the class participants to choose for their canvases. Please share your favorite quote in the comments!

Have a great weekend y'all!


  1. You are a child of the universe,
    no less than the trees and the stars;
    you have a right to be here.
    Max Ehrmann "Desiderata"

    Of course I like the whole thing... but it wouldn't fit nicely.

    Super bowl - I've already forgotten most of the commercials. Love the one you picked. I did NOT care for the Morgan Freeman/Peter Dinklage lip sync battle. Does not make me want to buy Doritos or Dew!

  2. My friend who lives not that far from you has been keeping updated on the local weather. Amazing amounts of rain just lately.

    I like the layers of quotes you've used for your canvas.

    Robert Browning has several of my favourites

    This one at this time of year:

    The year's at the spring And day's at the morn; Morning's at seven; The hill-side's dew-pearled; The lark's on the wing; The snail's on the thorn; God's in His heaven— All's right with the world!

    We worry about what a child will be tomorrow, yet we forget that he is someone today. Stacie Tauscher

    My business is not to remake myself but to make the absolute best of what GOD has made. Robert Browning.

    When you were born, you cried and the world rejoiced. Try to live your life so that when you die, you rejoice and the world cries.
    "Doha" by Saint Kabirdas of India

  3. One of my favourite quotes is from Maya Angelou; "Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, do better."


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