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Random Five Friday – Rats, Math and Boom-Shakalaka

It’s a random August Friday – humid but with a cooler Fall breeze wafting in.   Summer lingers but Autumn is coming, we can feel it.

Here are 5 randoms from my crazy world ~

1 ) Recently hit a milestone – I celebrated 2 years Rat-Free.   2 years!  In that time I’ve had 4 different bosses to report to — but, thankfully, none have been rats.  Some have been more challenging than others but none have belittled me, stolen my work/ideas or endeavored to make me feel less than.  To the contrary.  It’s lovely living in a rat-free lane.  And once you’ve lived/worked/endured rat behavior – 2 years can pass and your tail still twitches at the thought of the experience.

2 )  Back to school for the littlest ones soon – I am so happy to be past the helping-with-homework stage! Essays, speeches, science, geography and social studies – sure, no problem. Math- ugh, no and where’s Dad??

3)  Vacation a few weeks ago was just wonderful.  I had the first 3 days largely to myself ~ yes I had big plans to head to the big lake then I remembered a certain festival going on so I skipped the crowd.  Instead I went to the backyard ’70s style — a big sheet spread out with my beach chair centered on it, a jug of Iced tea, books, snacks and sunshine.  I read and read and relaxed and read some more.  Hours in the sunshine, taking breaks to refill my water/tea and then later, after a shower, back out to the patio to read some more.  3 books, 22 magazines, and peace to my soul.   When friends ask my take on a given movie, in my head this is what I see:

meh

4 )  Sometimes it seems we’re surrounded by anger and division, chaos and hate.   I find myself, more and more, turning off the news and flipping back to simpler times:

5 ) And on a totally random note – this made me laugh out loud!   TGIF, peeps!

Care to share your randoms with me?

 

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6 thoughts on “Random Five Friday – Rats, Math and Boom-Shakalaka

  1. Great ones! And you can find my randoms on my post today!
    Loving that the radio station that played ALL our favorites during my teen years is once again playing “our” music. I’m a happy girl!
    Enjoy your weekend!

    • I love that you found your girl-hood radio station again, how fun 🙂 There’s something about hearing our favorites – and even ones we’d forgotten – that makes us all young again!! Cheers! MJ

  2. I love your backyard vacation! The joy is in finding that kind of joy in simple things.

    • I do, too! I started to pack everything up and trek to the beach and then I remembered what that’s really like — carrying your stuff with you just to use the restroom — staying home and hanging out with G.W. (we have a groundhog in the far back corner of the yard that I’ve deemed G.W.) was way more relaxing and fun. He was within 10 feet of me many times, in and out of his burrow and probably wondering what I was up to!! Cheers – MJ

  3. Hi. All sounds good to me.

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