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    Five on Friday.

    In honor of Friday and Tsh Oxenreider’s latest The Good List episode (about the joy of a super short story), today I have five photos from this past week and a super short story to share with each. I do not have the gift of writing fiction, so these stories are – at least as best I recall! – true. Sunday was perhaps the prettiest day we’ve seen all year, with abundant blue skies and temperatures in the sixties. It felt weirdly wonderful to put on a sleeveless top and a cotton sweater for church. Wednesday’s opera was Wozzek. I’m honestly not sure I enjoyed it. The performances were amazing…

  • Travel

    Canadian Autumn | The Movie.

    Y’all might want to get a beverage and a snack! …and a jacket. or at least a windbreaker 😉 Late September and early October in Canada looks – and feels! – a lot different than it does here. but maybe not so much for where you live. So that’s our trip … in a little under 2-1/2 minutes 🙂 As I was compiling this, and sorting through the hundred or so videos, I was reminded of a few of my favorite things about the trip. And since it’s Friday, I’ve narrowed the list to five: Cappucinos on demand. Oh man y’all. I’m sure part of my “re-entry fog” is attributable…

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    Five on Friday.

    Hello friends and Happy Friday! I haven’t done a Five on Friday post in years … but today it’s perfect. My favorite older grandson turned FIVE today and I had the privilege of joining him and his mom for a birthday outing to The High Museum with a very special lunch (his dad joined us, too) afterwards. I culled my photos, edited video, and even figured out how to link a video to a photo so I could share Five of my favorite moments from Charlie’s first day being Five! Katie chose The High Museum for today’s outing because they’re hosting a special exhibit The Pursuit of Everything: Maira Kalman’s…

  • Knitting

    Five on Friday | In Pictures.

    Trying to figure out what I would post about today, I realized I have five photos from this week that I haven’t yet shared with y’all. Here you go!  Alaska Cardigan … done! (modeled photos coming from Alaska!) a half scoop of coffee chip ice cream (for my summer bucket list) Lauren and fabulous author Karen White (Lauren invited Karen – and me! – to her bookclub yesterday to talk about The Night the Lights Went Out … and a lot of other things 🙂 Alaska Hat & Mitts … done! … so of course I had to start another Alaska project (I still have 4-1/2 more days before I…

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    Five on Friday | The Crown.

    I was late to this party, but … finally, I watched The Crown. and yes, everyone was right – it’s excellent. I loved pretty much everything about it. The story (of course! I’m a huge Anglophile and a real fan of Queen Elizabeth, especially since reading Andrew Marr’s biography), the sets, the acting and the time period. Pure nostalgia (is that possible since I wasn’t actually alive during the 1950’s?), but a few episodes in, I started a list of things I wished were still around. And since it’s Friday, here are my top five: 1. Telephone calls that aren’t instantaneous. It took real effort to make a connection and it…

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    Five on Friday | Today’s Loves.

    …daffodils. sadly not in my yard, but around my neighborhood there are huge plantings with dozens of blooms. It is hard not to smile when you see a field of daffodils. also,  chambray shirts. I own three, all (slightly!) different, and I’ve been wearing them in constant rotation. under sweaters, over cropped pants, with boots, with flats… and with all my knitted neckwear. It’s a lesson in minimalism for me. Three shirts, two pairs of pants, a half dozen scarves…and I can be dressed for over a week! Costco’s Kirkland wines, especially their Napa Cabernet. I opened my last bottle of this tonight to accompany our tasty “leftovers and salad”…

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    Five on Friday | Signs of Spring.

    …I’m back home and slowly (but surely) getting back into the groove. I timed my return well…I’m just in time for Spring! Here’s a quick look at five sure signs of the new season. Cherry trees in full bloom. Daffodils! Clearing skies after a rainy day. Tiny shoots of green in the front bed. And a short sleeved silk pullover on the needles.  I hope it’s getting sunny and warmer where you are, too! Happy Weekend!

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    Five on Friday | Good Things.

    …oops, ran out of time to post this list yesterday, but I’m not going to let that stop me from calling it a Five on Friday! Finding it’s helpful to spend a few minutes every morning thinking about the good things when there is so much going on right now that’s…not so good*. This is the list from yesterday: 1. A warm sunshine-filled forecast for the weekend. Today it’s supposed to get into the 70’s. 2. Watching Jeopardy. My folks are huge fans of the show and I always enjoy catching up with it when I visit. This week there’s a new big winner, Andrew Chu. I googled him yesterday…

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    five things (for June).

    …inspired by my One Little Word. Play Grace*. have fun. be light-hearted. channel Grace Kelly. welcoming sunshine and the colors of summer | june 4, 2013 in my front yard. 1. Get my camera out again. For the past 3+ months, I’ve been taking all my pictures with my phone. It’s easy and “in the moment”, but I’m ready for better. I used my camera to take the photo above (also used in the new Summer 2013 banner) and it took me a few tries to remember where the buttons were. Yikes! 2. Train for the Peachtree Road Race. It’s a 4th of July tradition in Atlanta and I’m excited…

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    five (favorite) things.

    …today marks 67 days that I’ve taken and posted a daily photo prompted by fatmumslim. today’s prompt is favo(u)rite. I guess it’s been a great Friday because I had a hard time deciding what to even highlight. and that’s when I decided I should probably just blog about five favorite things. a few photos later…I logged in to blogger and saw that my last five things post was also inspired by one of Chantelle’s prompts (which led me down a bit of a rabbit hole to see if all the Friday prompts were “five things” types of prompts…and then I remembered the one about what’s in my fridge. nope. it’s…