Friday, August 30, 2013

It's Random 5 Friday

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Please, Mom, can't we go out again?

Sometimes life doesn’t come together into one well-organized thought.  I guess that’s why Random 5 Friday was born. According to the rules on Nancy Claey’s beautiful blog, A Rural Journal, each Friday I’m supposed to share 5 random things about me, my week, my dog, anything.  Friday is almost over, but I’m not letting another week slip by without jumping into the game.

1.  Today I talked to landscapers about bringing my seriously overrun and under-performing gardens back to life.  Everything got out of control because I haven’t been able to kneel, lift, or pull much this past year.  I wanted to cry because if someone else is doing all the work, then what right have I to call myself a gardener anymore?

2.  I was desperate enough to think of stopping for a fast food hamburger for lunch this week, until I saw the drive-thru line. Really?  Why would anyone wait 20 minutes or more in 100˚ weather for that? I decided I could wait until I got home.

3.  Skyler, my dog, ran away from me this week.  You don’t realize what this means unless you know that she 16 years old and is having laser therapy on her legs and back for arthritis and I’m doing physical therapy for my arthritic knee.  And she doesn’t hear very well if I try to yell out a command.  So she went loping at a fast clip down the sidewalk because she felt good enough for a second walk after therapy that day.  Two steps after I tried to chase her down, my own knee felt searing pain.  Thank heavens her legs gave out sooner than mine so I was able to limp up to her and corral her.  We both slowly made our way home.

4.  I’m reading Lia Purpura’s beautiful collection of essays, On Looking, for my MFA class. And kicking myself.  I’ve seen many of the things she’s seen, but I’ve never written about them. Shame on me.

5.  I had a weekend of Keith Urban concerts.  Good friends, good music, and good cheesecake by my friend, Edna.  I always feel rejuvenated after a Keith Urban road trip.  Days go by . . . .

He goes even lower, but this is when I grabbed the shot
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Please tell me one random thing in your thoughts or your life recently.  Share it in the comments box then head over to A Rural Journal to see what others have shared.

6 comments:

Cheryl @ TFD said...

I had to laugh at #2...I agree! Not worth waiting that long in this awful MO heat for fast food. Will it ever cool off and rain?

Good to hear you got your dog home safe and sound.

Thanks for stopping by my blog. It's always nice to see other Missouri bloggers! Enjoy your weekend!

Nancy C said...

A scary moment for you and your pup -- glad it had a happy, albeit painful, ending.

Thanks so much for joining in at R5F this week and good luck with your garden plans.

Nadine Feldman said...

Those physical challenges are so tough, both for you and the dog. I'm glad you're getting help with the garden, and hopefully as you recuperate, you'll be back out there again.

Welcome to the Random 5! It's pretty cool, yes?

Julie Farrar said...

Yes, pretty cool. Shakes up the writing a bit.

Tina Fariss Barbour said...

I'm sorry about the runaway dog escapade but glad it turned out OK. I hope you are soon feeling better. And yes, you are still a gardener.

Carol in Edinburgh said...

Julie - A Keith Urban weekend - you lucky, lucky thing......my life is an arid desert devoid and bereft of my main music man. You know how long it's been since we shared his last trip across the pond!!

Please, tell me more.....you know where I am.

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