Good Fences #60

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Joining Tex at Good Fences this Thursday. This is a horse barn near Columbia, Missouri. I have used this click previously for Barn Charm but from a different perspective without the gate. CH and I both love passing this barn on our way to Columbia. They have horses that look to be some type of gaited horse… Tennessee Walker or maybe Standardbred… both of which are very popular here. There are also several llamas that seem quite interested in the vehicles passing by on the highway. As you can see, the day I clicked this picture, llamas and horses were not cooperating.

I finally did it, Tex!

The Little Dogwood That Could

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I didn’t think this Dogwood that has been with us since it was tiny was going to make it to this Spring. Well, it did! And just like the Dogwood tree didn’t look like it could make up its indecisive self, I am not able to decide to blog or not to blog. Whether to get a cat or no cat. Stay home and do comments on blogs or careen around the golf course driving CH around 18 holes of golf. Move from our small acreage to a 55 plus community, stay in Missouri or head to New Mexico, Florida, or Arizona. The only thing that I am very sure about is that I will be enjoying a glass of Missouri sweet white wine at four oh clock today. So if you could, hang in there with me until I figure out the blogging thing because it is pretty clear to me that I can’t stop commenting on the blogs that I love. I am pretty sure I will be in comments tomorrow… :D

Random 5 Friday

DSC_2616 - CopyWe have a new visitor to The Tiny Ten! He has been here about two weeks. I have not been able to get a decent picture of him… this is as good as I could do. He is camera shy. He has the sweetest little bird speak, I love hearing him talk, talk, talk in the morning… drink-your-tea! He is right outside our family room window in the bush which he has claimed as his own. He has a tiny fierce and protects his rights to that bush.

I am totally amazed by a modification to my clothing choice in my life. I have fallen out of love with jeans… people who know me know I love my jeans. My new fascination with comfortable clothing that makes me HAPPY is clothing from ATHLETA. I can’t stay away from their online site. It is the long and capri bottoms, the Asana tees, and the hoodies that make me excited about getting dressed in the morning again and has me doing my heart healthy walks around The Tiny Ten.

I can’t get anything done because I am watching Shelly’s Tinykittens. Her new fosters are The Sesame Street Kittens and she has a Livestream 24/7 cam. Five little kittens thrown in a trash can. Found by Handyman Joel when he heard little mews. My anger can’t be contained. Now they have a bright and happy future ahead of them with the promise of homes where they will be loved and respected. As I get ready to hit publish the kittens have taken down the cam! Have to wait till Shelly wakes up and gets cam back in position. These kittens are little scamps and love taking down the camera.

 

DSC_2571 - CopyI might be missing Florida.

I haven’t had wine for over a week. Wine Time today on The Porch… four ohhhh clock! I think bruschetta will be making an appearance. Hot diggity!

I am joining Nancy at A Rural Journal for Random 5 Friday. Welcome back Nancy and thank you for R5F!

Share Your World – 2015 Week #5

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Joining Cee for Share Your World. If you would like to see other Share Your World posts or link your own Share Your World just click here. Cee’s questions this week…

Do you prefer shopping or going to a park?
I would prefer going to a park any old day over shopping. I kind of like my own little park… the Tiny Ten. I like to sit under the big Oaks and have a glass of wine, read a book, watch the bluebirds, Suzy Squirrel. Maybe just daydream.

 

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I would be this pair of shoes because these shoes have a good life. I just kick them off when I am on the couch and slip them on when I need to do things around the house. They just laze around. When I am not wearing my bunny slippers, these are my “go to” shoes for wearing around the house all year long. I don’t like being barefoot in the house (or anywhere else really) so easy on, easy off shoes are needed. I just slip on socks for winter and feel “oh so pretty” with my plaid boxers, sweatshirt, and my beach towel wrapped around me almost all the time… :D These sandals/shoes so remind me of my sweet eccentric Aunt Margie… her sandals would have been red though. Hello Suds Bunny!

What’s the story behind a time when you got locked out?
I don’t have any interesting stories of being locked out. I have been locked out of cars before and back when it was possible to unlock a car by using a hanger, I have done that. Found it to be a fun challenge. And I have had a policeman come with the fancy unlocking tool once. I can’t ever remember being locked out of the house. I have been locked in before… locked in the high school cafeteria at night after a program. That is a whole other post and I would have to check with my source, my gal pal from way back in grade school and see if that ridiculously funny time with three other gal pals really happened or I just imagined it.

Do you prefer eating foods with nuts or no nuts?
I prefer foods with no nuts in them or on them. Maybe chopped roasted almonds on a sundae. Pecan encrusted Grouper! I DO prefer without, just a couple of exceptions.

Bonus question: What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up? I am grateful for getting both of our vehicles waxed last week. And yes I did help. I love to wax cars. Always have… I find it very relaxing. I am looking forward to spending time with The Mama (CH’s Mom) and CH’s brother’s family this weekend. Laughter and FOOD will be the order for the day! And The Mama is getting new furniture!

Thank you Cee!
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