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Friday, August 29, 2014

It's Friday - Let's Party!

My gosh this week has flown by.   But it's been good.

So what's up for today?  Let's see how about some Willy Nilly Friday 5
hosted by Tanya (Around Roanoke....A Daily Photo Blog)

Throw in Feline Friday hosted by Steve (The Burnt Food Dude) and add in some

Fill-In Fun hosted by Hilary (Feeling Beachie)

 1.  It's been a good week.  I've actually had fun just relaxing and blogging this week.
Here Captain Cuddles has found his special place to relax.  Mine has been taking photos, editing, blogging and just enjoying life this week.

2.  Last Friday we had a Thunderstorm (with hail).  Coleen wanted to go outside and stand out in the rain and hail.  Grandpa told her to hold a pan over her head.  Doesn't she look like she's having fun.  Children find joy even in the midst of storms.  I find joy in watching her.
3.  Wednesday our local Fair kicked off with the concert.  It featured the Marshall Tucker Band as the opening act and then the featured act was,
Charlie Daniels!  I'm not a huge fan of country music but this was more country/rock so I enjoyed myself.  I took tons of pictures (some turned out, some did not) but this is one of my favorites.  You really can't see the band that well but I liked it because of the people in the crowd with their phones out snapping away.
4.  The 4 O'Clocks finally bloomed.  My mom grew these from seeds this year and then planted them all in a little clump next to her storage shed.  We've been waiting all summer long for them to bloom. 
5. Crows make me smile.  Some people find them to be a nuisance but I enjoy their antics and they enjoy the peanuts I leave out for them every morning.  Earlier this summer there was some guy that pulled up in a truck and was actually shooting a pellet gun at them aiming right towards out house.  I was so shocked that I didn't get his license plate number but we realized he lives just down the street from us so if it ever happens again you can bet you bottom dollar (does anyone use that expression any more?) that I'll turn him in.
The statements:
  1. Living in_____ makes me______
  2. Wondering what will happen always makes me ___________
  3. Looking back I would have ______
  4. Listening to_____ makes me feel_____
My answers:
1.  Living in my hometown makes me very happy.  I grew up here and have never considered living anywhere else.
2.  Wondering what will happen always makes me a major worrier.  I try not to worry but I think it's in my blood.
3.  Looking back I would have finished college and got my teaching degree.
Instead I bought a car and had to find a job to pay for it.  From there life went on and I never went back to college.
4.  Listening to Music makes me feel Joyous, Relaxed, Calm.
That's it for me today.  I hope you've enjoyed your stay.  Have a fabulous weekend.



  1. love your chilling cat and your cute grandgirl. :)

  2. Hometowns are nice.

    I am pretty close to my hometown too...about five minutes out. :)

    Worrying isn't fun but it can't be helped.

    Have a great weekend.

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  3. I bet the concert was fun!
    That is so cute of Coleen with the cookie sheet!
    Shame on that guy for shooting at the crows; hope he won't come back.
    Wishing you guys a nice weekend.

  4. captain cuddles, you look so darn cute. and what great idea to use a pan, she does look happy and also adorable.

  5. I wanted to get out of school as quickly as possible as well. There was so much living to do.

  6. I guess I'm like a crow, I'm always going in a different direction. Tom The Backroads Traveller

  7. Colleen is so funny! Love the cat in that pose - too funny!

  8. Awww on the kitty. I so love all things feline.

    I would have loved to have gone to see Charlie Daniels. Wow.

    Have a fabulous Feline Friday. ☺

  9. I remember when cameras were not allowed at concerts. One time I had to take mine back to the car after it was discovered by the guard at the gate. They searched all purses!

    I guess cell phones have extinguished the no camera policies.

  10. what nice photos and stories you shared- thanks and have a lovely weekend!

  11. The photo is very nice! I want to be as happy as Captain Cuddles, I like this place!

  12. that kitty looks really contented

  13. Captain Cuddles is cute and looking very relaxed.. I like some country music. Coleen looks like she is enjoying the rain.. Great post, thanks for sharing. Have a happy weekend!

  14. Love that photo of Mr. Cuddles!

  15. Love these images, so full of fun and joy! Happy Friday and have a wonderful weekend! I'm ready to party!

  16. Well, that was fun thanks for stopping by, and sharing your great photos too. Happy Labor Day Weekend I hope it's fun and safe for you and yours.

  17. I would turn that neighbor in too. And yes, I have on occasion used, You bet your bottom dollar!
    Thanks for stopping by Oh My Heartsie Girl!! Have a great weekend!!!

  18. Love that shot of your girl out in the rainstorm! what an adventurous spirit!

  19. Beautiful pictures, the cat looks lovely. It's sad people shoot at birds.
    Have a fantastic weekend.

  20. I like how you spent your week, in fact it sounds marvelous!
    Colleen's picture is funny - in fact, that could have been me, both in as well as taking the picture - LOL
    Seriously?! You have always lived in Walla Walla? Nowhere else at any time? Wow - that is hard to believe. You must really like it - so good on 'ya!

  21. I would love to be as relaxed as that kitty. It's rather crazy here this weekend: it's a long weekend, and I just had company leave, and school starts on Tuesday... the kids are going Full Out to get the last bit of outdoor play time: and I feel like death run over. ha
    isn't that always the way? But I will be able to relax a bit next week when they are all in school.

    cannot believe that guy with the pellet gun!! how cruel.

  22. So happy to hear that life has settled down and you are back to relaxing and blogging!!

  23. Nice pictures! I'm not a kid any more (??) But next time we get hail I will do that put the same thing Coleen did :)

  24. Seems #2 is a problem for a lot of us...wonder why? Captain Cuddles is adorable!

  25. I ran away form home and joined the army after high school. later i had the chance to go to collage and get my teaching degree, so glad I did! So many fun photos this week!

  26. are we related? I think worrying is in my blood too!

  27. Exquisite pictures, I like how it protects from the rain!

  28. That concert sounds like a lot of fun and look at Coleen! You cannot help but love the enthusiasm of children.

  29. you need to frame that picture of coleen...adorable!! and what a great memory every time you look at it! that really makes me mad that someone was shooting at the crows. i love crows too. jerk! thanks for linking and sorry i didn't get to visit sooner, internet issues! hope you will link up again tomorrow!!

  30. you need to frame that picture of coleen...adorable!! and what a great memory every time you look at it! that really makes me mad that someone was shooting at the crows. i love crows too. jerk! thanks for linking and sorry i didn't get to visit sooner, internet issues! hope you will link up again tomorrow!!

  31. Captain Cuddles is my kind of guy, and what a fun idea to put a pan over your head in a hail storm. That must have been LOUD! You know I could just shoot the guy who was shooting at the crows. Crows are very intelligent. They can't help being crows.

  32. Fun post! I like watching crows too -- such large birds! I've used "bet your bottom dollar" quite often. My grandparents and parents (from W.Va.) had lots of quaint mountain sayings like that.


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