Random 5 Friday – Cancelled Subscriptions

It’s Friday – whew!  The past 3 weeks have been a blur but I’m home now (smile) and have the day off today (big smiles!).

1. The birds are chirping,  the sun is shining and coffee tasted especially good in my happy place this morning:

MJ's happy place (An Emjayandthem (C) photo)

MJ’s happy place (An Emjayandthem (C) photo)

2.  Had an appointment yesterday to have a spot on my forehead looked at lopped off.  The freezing hurt more than the biopsy. But, Skin Cancer has already made itself at home in my fair-skinned family and I’m not taking  any chances.  That little old(er)lady with the big floppy hat?  Yep, that’s me!

berry nice hat

3. Speaking of fruit, only two weeks till our Michigan cherries are ready!  I remember the summer that Mom and Dad took us (5) kids to visit our cousins in British Columbia.  The drive, through the Canadian Rockies and the Lower Okanagan Valley, took us right through orchard country.  Mom bought several cases of sweet Cherries and put them in the back window of the Oldsmobile where 5 Hooligans promptly took turns swiping them. Gulping them down secretly, thinking no one would know, would never suspect our cherry stained faces or fingers. Suffice it to say the road trip was delayed by frequent stops and stomach aches.  As an adult, my cherry-stained fingers take me right back to that summer. 🙂

Can't wait!

Can’t wait!

4.  Tomorrow we’re treating my Father-in-law to brunch.  We’ll be joined by our boys and grands.  4 Generations gathered together over French Toast, Ham and eggs.  Multiple conversations, laughs, abundant cuteness and love.  Can’t ask for more.  ❤


5. Read this quote and it reminded me to cancel a few subscriptions and continue to seek out battery chargers!

“Let go of the people who dull your shine, poison your spirit, and bring you drama. Cancel your subscription to their issues.”  – Steve Maraboli 

rocking horse warrior

Rock on, Warriors!

And how was your week?  What summertime fruit takes you back to your childhood?   What subscription do you need to cancel?

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16 thoughts on “Random 5 Friday – Cancelled Subscriptions

  1. Great randomness today, MJ! Hope you’re enjoying your well-earned day off. I know you’ll have a terrific time tomorrow with the family.

  2. Love your porch! We had a bing cherry tree in our yard. It was huge and we got gallons and gallons of cherries. I would eat them like popcorn! Hope your forehead booger wasn’t anything serious. I get my stuff removed even when they say it’s not pre-cancerous.

    • Cherries are such a luxury to me as we didn’t have any trees near us (they don’t grow on the harsh prairie) — even when I see them in the grocery store now I still feel like a kid on Christmas morning LOL.

      Thank you for your kind wishes ~ I have 4 stitches that are starting to itch, hopefully the knob they lopped off was nothing serious. MJ

  3. Mom used to gather up the buckets and we’d trapse of to the neighbors to pick cherries. She’d pick cherries while I’d listen in and halfheartedly eat my weight of those juicy, fresh from the stem….CHERRIES!!

    • Oh yes — I have similar memories of picking raspberries, strawberries and wild Saskatoon berries. We ate half of what we ate. And shelling peas on the front step 🙂 Nothing better than garden produce!! MJ

  4. Shirley Matthews Dunn

    So glad you have day off, MJ! Cherries are one of my favorite fruit. Enjoy your Father Day outing tomorrow! Great R5F.

  5. Mangoes! I was raised in Florida and had them growing in the back yard. Have fun with the family tomorrow!

  6. Hey, I love your list, as always! You find such great things to highlight. I may need to create a random feature too. 🙂
    I have great memories of the Okanagan Valley also. Beautiful! We drove through it in late September and got to sample the end of season fruit. Delicious!
    I love the quote. Perfect! Been doing some of this too!
    Happy summer!
    ~ Sheila

    • I highly recommend a random stream of consciousness post about once a week — it tends to open up some of the most interesting conversations 🙂

      I have happy memories of summers in the Okanagan, too — trips through there or times when we camped/stayed there. Such a beautiful area of the world!

      I hope you are enjoying your summer too Miss Sheila! MJ

  7. Cantaloupe reminds me of my dad eating it topped with vanilla ice cream, while sitting on the front porch.

  8. Selah Hirsch

    Great blog! And LOVE LOVE LOVE the image of the girl on the rocking horse… other than google images do you know where that originated? Would love to get a print or use!

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