Random 5 Friday – moving, dressing, weddings and dogs

Random 5 Friday is here again and wow – what a whirlwind it’s been.  You should know that I’ve composed many posts in my head but I do believe random ramblings are all I’m capable of today 🙂

Random Five Friday pic

1) Packing. Moving. Sorting. Unpacking. Unmoving. Unsorting.  I discovered a pattern: there wasn’t one. I’d been pretty organized ahead of it all and my guys did the heaving lifting.  They did a great job grabbing boxes and putting them where they thought they should go.  Awesome!  That’s great till your first morning in your new house and you can find sweaters, socks and clothes for WINTER but can’t find lightweight dresses for SUMMER. GAH!  I made it work but at my first meeting I probably looked like I dressed in the dark.  Wonder if folks just think I have eclectic tastes?

Maybe not quite this vibrant but you get the idea; google.images. com

Maybe not quite this vibrant but you get the idea; google.images. com

2) Oldest boy is getting married in 2 weeks.  2 Weeks!!  2 minutes ago they got engaged.  For more … read this post I wrote to her.  With permission, it will be on display at the wedding! 🙂

Couple Love concept

Couple Love concept

3) It’s Canada Day today (!) and Independence Day Monday (!) – my 8th as a Citizen…. so much to celebrate!  Hubbs is going to enjoy some golf, I’m going to unpack and cook and enjoy some down time with him out on the patio.  You?

... a bit of patriotism on the farm ...

…the Canadian Flag at my brother’s farm …

4)  Working this morning then cleaning at the old house.  I’ll scrub carpets, wash down walls, and pretty up the bathrooms.  The house will go on the market next week – along with 3 others on our street!  Thankfully it’s located in a desirable neighborhood with great schools and we’re in prime time to sell.  Between you and me, I really hope a young family falls in love with it and I hope to God they get a dog.  That house misses having a dog race downstairs in a thunderstorm, sniff the perimeters and cozy up to the fire.  Our old dog Frankie can still be felt there and I like to think he’ll be part of the welcoming committee, especially once they spark up the grill!

our Frankie-bear

our Frankie-bear

5) 3 weeks has me flying home for a wedding & a visit with Mom.  Years ago I bought her this picture and she hung it in her bedroom. It now hangs in my new house. She’d like that.  I am looking forward to my nephew’s wedding and seeing everyone but mostly, I’m longing for time with her.

A Victorian Prayer

A Victorian Prayer


What are your plans this weekend? Have you ever shown up somewhere looking like you dressed in the dark?   What random thought comes to mind when you hear the word, “moving?”

* * Happy Canada Day!  Happy Independence Day!   * *

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14 thoughts on “Random 5 Friday – moving, dressing, weddings and dogs

  1. Shirley Matthews Dunn

    Wow, MJ, you have so much going on. Hope your new home is everything you and your husband wanted. I know you are looking forward to the wedding and visiting your Mom. Have a safe and fun trip then come home and enjoy your new home.

  2. You are busy! Take time to enjoy as you go along. I’m recently home after being away for almost a month. And unfortunately caught a bug on the plane ride home (both me and Little Man). Lots to do here once we feel better.

  3. Congratulations on getting the worst of the move behind you! And good luck with the sale of your house! I know just how good that feels, many times over!

    So happy for your son and his new love! Wonderful to see love grow and thrive!

    Happy 4th, and happy Canada Day! I know you’ll enjoy both! We’re in SE Alaska for the holiday, and this community of 1500 people will celebrate with a parade, kid games/races, food booths, and fireworks…all the fun of small town Americana at it’s best! ~ Sheila

    • Still unpacking. Feels like camping. Not a camper!! 🙂

      Enjoy your small town celebrations, we had a lot of fireworks around us last night and enjoyed a free show = and fireflies, my fave!! MJ

  4. Moving is always a crazy time and you have weddings and trips going too! Hope your find your summer clothes. Then again maybe this is a message to buy some.

    • I do have my dresses for the weddings set aside so they’re easily findable 🙂 The rest I’ll figure out as I go … good to have black socks and shorts but no tank tops – ha~!~ MJ

  5. Wow, you have a lot going on MJ!

    • yes and then some. I looked and looked and looked for my Fitbit charger. Finally ordered another one. Found the charger about 12 min later – dang it!! Isn’t that the way it goes though ;)??


  6. Wow, you need to schedule time to BREATHE! I’m so looking forward to seeing pictures and hearing about your son’s wedding. I know it will be wonderful. And I can completely understand you needing time with your mom….between that and reading about Frankie, I have a tear in my eye.
    Enjoy your holiday weekend! My niece and great-nephew from Texas arrive tomorrow for 8 days. YAY!

    • Thank you, I feel the same. Mom’s fighting something right now and not doing the best, that has me holding my breath……..

      Enjoy your time with your niece & great nephew, I know you will 🙂 ❤ MJ

  7. cooper

    I see life is keeping you busy. Great new adventures and events. Awesome.

  8. Moving–not happening!

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