Friday, March 15, 2013

Random 5 Friday


Today I’m linking up with Nancy’s A Rural Journal for Random 5 Friday, “where you share 5 random facts about you, your day, your pets, your kids, whatever!”
Here are my Random 5 facts:

1. My cats call my orthopedic boot “The Monster Boot” because it’s so big and, when I’m not using my crutches, it makes me sound like a monster as I walk through the house: thump, thump, thump. It’s quite loud to their tender kitty ears!
2. My town’s high school boys basketball team won the Group A, Division 1 state title in Virginia. The girls team was the state runner-up in its division. Go, Colonels and Lady Colonels!
3. I’ve been seeing daffodils around town, including in our yard (see photo). I see an especially pretty set of the yellow flowers every morning on the way to work: a lone bunch sticking out of an otherwise still dormant bank of grass. No photo of those to show you.
4. I’m reading Bones Are Forever, by Kathy Reichs. It’s another one of her great mysteries. I enjoy her main character, forensic anthropologist Temperance Brennan. And Brennan has a pet cat, Birdie. Our Chase Bird got his middle name from him.
5. My husband has driven me to and from work every day since I had to start wearing The Monster Boot. He has also driven me to things I had to cover for work, including a government meeting and a court hearing. He’s my partner in every sense of the word. And he’s a big reason that, despite my having OCD and depression, my life is good.

Link up at Nancy’s blog and share your own Random 5 if you’d like!



And in the comment section, please share one random fact about yourself.

32 comments:

  1. Those daffodils are gorgeous Tina -- thanks so much for joining in on R5F. xo

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    1. Thank you, Nancy. I always enjoy your random 5!

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  2. beautiful daffy's. i will have to check out that book - thanks for the suggestion. have a great day. ( :

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    1. Thanks, Beth. Kathy Reichs is a great author--I love her books!

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  3. Oh love the Daffodils they are my favourite. You husband sounds amazing. Have a nice weekend you and the "Monster" :) B

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    1. Buttons, he is amazing. I hope you have a great weekend, too. Me and the Monster--we're never far apart!

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  4. Don't the daffodils brighten your day? They do mine! My kitties don't like me wearing any shoes! Guess that means I'm going out and not staying home with them! Have a great weekend.

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    1. Snap, they do brighten my day--they just seem to shout "It's almost spring!" That's funny that your kitties realize that if you have shoes on, you're leaving them.

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  5. I can't wait to see the first daffodils around here!!

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    1. Keith, it seems early for them around here, but I guess the warm weather brought them out!

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  6. My daffodils are about 1 inch out of the ground and look at yours! LOVELY!!!

    I am smiling about your cats...do you say FEE FI FO FUM when you stomp? :)

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    1. Debra, spring is coming early around here, I think. Ha, ha, FEE FI FO FUM would go well with The Monster Boot! :-)

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  7. Aw, poor kitties don't like monster boot any more than you do!

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    1. Lisa, poor Monster Boot is not very popular!

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  8. Daffodils are such happy flowers!
    Hope we'll be happy soon as my random fact is that my husband managed to get through two interviews with a company and is with the last three!! He will hear on Monday if he has the job.
    Going to be a long weekend!

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    1. Klaaske, I will be thinking of you and your husband and hoping for the best! It's hard to wait for news like that, isn't it?

      Daffodils are indeed happy flowers--I love how you put that! :-)

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  9. I love the bright cheery yellow of daffodils - they really do mean Spring! It's wonderful that your husband is so supportive - that truly is a partner. Have a nice weekend!

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    1. Thank you, Karen. I usually enjoy winter, but as soon as I saw the first daffodils come out, I became happy about the coming spring.

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  10. The Temperance Brennan mysteries are fabulous. The TV series Bones is okay, but not nearly as good as the books! :) Sorry you have to wear a Monster Boot. Those are definitely no fun.

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    1. Mary, I love the books, too. They're very well-written and an exciting read. And yes, the TV show is OK, but the books are better! Thanks for stopping by and commenting.

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  11. Not much better than daffodils in Spring! We have two little daffies that popped this morning.. :) Congrats to your high school teams!! It is a good feeling when we have a Hubby we can count on. Nice to meet you, I am visiting from Random 5!

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    1. Thanks for visiting and commenting. Those daffodils are great signs of spring--they let us know that real spring is around the corner!

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  12. I always love to see the jonquils/daffies...it is such a welcome sign of spring.

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    1. Thank you, glad to have you here. The daffodils around here seemed to appear overnight. A very welcome sight!

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  13. Flowers blooming already in Virgina?
    I'm gonna rush out as soon as I hit "send" to see if anything is blooming in MY back yard . . .

    Thank you for sharing how good your relationship is . . . makes my heart happy.

    Great Day to YOU!
    -g-

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    1. Yes, flowers in central Virginia! :-) At least daffodils are blooming. Other plant life is still rather brown and gray, so it's nice to see some bright color. Thank you for visiting and commenting.

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  14. Pretty daffys! Isn't it funny what the cats (and horses!) will be afraid of sometimes? From your last post, I think I'm borderline OCD in that all the labels in the cupboard HAVE to face forward and stuff like that. Thanks for stopping by my blog! :)

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    1. Candy, cats are wonderful and never-boring creatures, aren't they?

      Do you get a lot of anxiety if the labels in the cupboard aren't all facing forward? Sometimes we can have compulsive habits that aren't really OCD because they don't cause intense anxiety. I hope that's the case for you! :-)

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  15. HI Tina, thank you for sharing your random 5. Have a lovely weekend. :-)

    Madison

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    1. Thank you, Madison. I hope you are having a lovely weekend, too!

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  16. Ooooh, pretty flowers! Thanks for sharing your Random 5. It's always interesting to learn about the little daily things about other people's lives.

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    1. Thanks, Sunny. I like hearing about others' daily lives, too.

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