Okay, who stole Saturday, Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday? It cannot -- I repeat, cannot -- be Friday already. No way.
What's that you say?
Oh. . .Nancy at A Rural Journal - Random 5 Friday, says it is.
She's so pushy.
Okay, then. I guess I better quit blabbering and show you my 5 Randoms for the week.
#1 - Keepin' It Real.
Sooooo, I woke up this morning and pictured all the beautiful home and garden blogs I read and my twisted mind thought, "I bet there's not a blogger out there who doesn't have to do a Donna Reed number on her house before she photographs it for a blog post."
I mean, don't they at least need to tidy up a bit before they whip out their Nikon? Or Canon? Or whatever? Or, is it just me. Please, can I get a witness?
For the record, I am not intimidated. Here's what my writing area looks like most of the time. (This is unedited.) I walked into my workroom, turned on my computer and took the shot.)
Am I not brave in showing the world this photo? Am I not courageous?
Don't you feel better about yourself now that you've seen the messy piles, plastic bottles, multiple exposed cords, and bits and pieces of paper? And how about those willy-nilly containers on the floor?
#2 - Faithfulness.
Some of you may know that after a 36 year marriage I was widowed (I remarried almost 4 years ago). There's a corner in my room that holds three gifts given to me during my widowhood; constant reminders of God's faithfulness: a cross with a prayer asking God's blessing upon my home, an Isabel Bloom sculpture called "Faith", and a photograph of me with three fantastic friends and women of faith (we used to meet for a weekly Bible Study in my Ohio home).
#3 - Snow White.
Dennis and I went on a discovery drive earlier this week to see what we could find to photograph. This shot of mine is a favorite.
#4 - Whimsy.
I think we all need more whimsy in our lives. Here's a photo of the inside cover of one of my vintage children's books "Dollie's Big Dream", by Eldridge H. Sabin. This should get us thinking whimsically. (Ignore the white vertical line; that's the non-whimsical worn binding.)
#5 - Create.
That's my 2014 word.
“Write it. Shoot it. Publish it. Crochet it, sauté it, whatever. MAKE.” ― Joss Whedon
You know what? I really like sharing little random bits of my life with you. It's fun when you share, too.
Let's do it again next Friday.