Grandma Barb’s This and That

Friday, September 20, 2013

Random 5 Friday

I am joining Nancy at her Random 5 Friday  meme with a list of things that have been keeping me on the run.



1.  Yesterday I took my friend that has Parkinson's to Sioux Falls for a doctors appointment.  It was raining on the way home but the sun was shining behind us and we saw this beautiful full rainbow.  In fact it was a double rainbow which you cane barely see.

2.  Last Sunday I went to my daughter's in Waconia as I had a doctors appointment in Minneapolis.  It was just a follow-up and everything is fine.

3.  While I was in Minneapolis, I met 2 friends for lunch an then we toured the Bachman Idea House.  I will show some pictures of that later.

4.  Two days a week I am driving to Marshall (22 miles each way) for swimming at the Y.  One day a week I am taking a water color painting class at the collage there.

5. One evening last week I locked myself out of the house.  Good grief.  (This is what happens when you get old).  I had taken the extra key out of it's hiding place for some reason and hadn't returned it.  Thank God for good neighbors.  He came over and cut the screen off the bathroom window and his wife climbed in and unlocked the door.  I wish I had taken a picture of that.  :0)

With all that running around I am not getting much of anything done here at home.  But I'm having fun!

Stop by over at Nancy's to see all the Randomness.

Thanks for stopping by.  Have a great weekend and I'll see you next time!

Barb

39 comments:

Beth @ E. Lizard Breath Speaks said...

gosh, i sure hope you don't lock yourself out again ... i have been there done that - so not fun. the house & my car. not cool!

you are sweet to take your friend to the doc.

enjoy your weekend. ( :

sparkle100-havealook.blogspot.com said...

That is very kind of you to take your friend to the doctor.

Oh I can see the double R fine.

Beautiful!

TexWisGirl said...

i hope you put the hidden spare back in its spot! bless you!

such a pretty rainbow (or two!)

Karen said...

Oh Barb, what a fabulous double rainbow! Having locked myself out of the house several times, I have two keys in hiding!

Karen @ away for the weekend said...

My goodness, you've been busy! I've locked myself out before, too. My neighbor has a key, now. The double rainbow is beautiful - what an uplifting sight!

amanda | wildly simple said...

Wow, what a view of that rainbow! Just outstanding!!

Fun is good! I love water color, I hope you'll share a photo of your work!

I understand being all over the road.. story of our life it seems, living rural!

Our Neck of the Woods said...

Lovely rainbow! I love seeing rainbows. Glad to hear your follow up appt went well. Have a good weekend :)

Mari said...

The rainbow was gorgeous! Glad you have such good neighbors. :)

Pamela Gordon said...

Oh Barb. You are one busy lady! That double rainbow photo looks like a water colour painting. It's beautiful! Take care and keep on enjoying life!

Mersad said...

My sister is an expert on locking out. But that rainbow is amazing.

Mersad
Mersad Donko Photography

Buttons said...

Oh swimming and painting that is wonderful. You are a good friend and your neighbours are awesome. Have fun I know the house work stuff will work. Hug B

Vee said...

You have had lots of excitement lately...I know what it's like to lock yourself out of the house. Wonderful rainbow/rainbows!

Terri Buster said...

Oh goodness- I can relate to locking yourself out! Glad you have such wonderful neighbors. Gorgeous rainbows!

Debbie said...

looking forward to pictures of the idea house!! glad everything went well at the doctors...

and i can see both rainbows!!

Beth said...

I locked myself out one time and it was awful!

Rose said...

Interesting 5! It has been a long time since I locked myself out of the house...but for some reason I have been thinking about it. I was young enough last time to climb in the bathroom window!

Rose said...

Forgot to say that sure is a beautiful rainbow.

Cranberry Morning said...

Good grief, you have been busy! I'm paranoid about locking myself out of the house (especially in winter), and have a habit of double checking keys and cellphone. Of course there is the odd occasion that I forget to check the keys and cellphone. LOL

Judy said...

You are a kind person to bring your friend, I'm glad everything went well with your appointment. I would love to have seen your neighbor climbing in the window ;)

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

Well I'm glad you are able to smile and have fun, even with locking yourself out. I'd like to see the neighbor climbing in the window - but I bet she wouldn't like it.

How fortunate your friend is to have to drive her, and a wonderful rainbow too.

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

Well I'm glad you are able to smile and have fun, even with locking yourself out. I'd like to see the neighbor climbing in the window - but I bet she wouldn't like it.

How fortunate your friend is to have to drive her, and a wonderful rainbow too.

Lynn said...

what a gorgeous shot, double rainbows are special. I used to lock myself out of our cars. Parkinson's ;-(

Blackberry Lane said...

What a gorgeous rainbow photo. We just hid a spare key outside our home for that very reason! Have a good weekend.

Nancy said...

So nice to hear you are enjoying yourself and getting out and about Barb -- I really need to do more of that. xo

Kathy said...

What a fabulous shot. And I could see the double rainbow!

EG CameraGirl said...

You sound very busy. I love the rainbow, which I think is a fitting payment to you for taking your friend to the doctor.

I'm sorry I laughed when I read you locked yourself out. It sounds like something I would do. Really.

Barb said...

Hi Barb - what a hopeful photo! Oh, no - I haven't locked myself out for a long time (esp. since we put a keypad opener on the garage door)! My daughter has recently received a job offer in MN - she may be moving.

Carletta said...

Awesome rainbow shot! The light in this is gorgeous.
Running around while having fun is the most important reason to run around. Things around the house can wait. :)
Hope you'll share your watercolors with us.

JOY @ http://joysjotsshots.blogspot.com/ said...

Great rainbow shot. You're making me feel bad. I'm less than 2 miles from my gym and haven't been to water aerobics for a year and half now. Good for year. Painting lessons sound fun too.

Far Side of Fifty said...

What a great double rainbow! I would love to see the Bachman house..so I am looking forward to your photos:)

eileeninmd said...

I love the rainbow shot, barb! Rainbows are always a treat to see. You do sound busy, glad you are including things for yourself! Have a happy day!

orchid Miyako said...

Dearest Barb,
Oh, I have't seen rainbow for ages p;) Even double ones!!! How beautiful see it in the vast area♡♡♡

Sending you lots of love and hugs from Japan, xoxo Miyako*

Small City Scenes said...

Oh my you have been busy. I have never locked myself out of my house but I have locked my car up several times. EGAD!! MB

Small City Scenes said...

Oh I forgot to say that Chocolate Cosmos are one of my favorite flowers and when you crush or rub the flower petal it smell faintly of Chocolate. Specially if they have been in the warm sun. MB

✿ chica said...

Muito lindo esse arco iris! Desejo uma linda nova semana! beijos,chica

andrea@townandprairie said...

Isn't locking yourself out a pain! One time I locked myself out of my car and a police officer charged me $75 to unlock it! And that is when I was 21 years old. Glad your doctor appt went well....and I TOTALLY see the double rainbow....I always check if there's more than one! God's goodness may be faint to some, non-existent in other's eyes, but it's always in the shadows there to me!

Ailime said...

Olá Barb, apesar dos contratempos sempre vai tirando algum tempo para praticar as suas actividades e graças a Deus que estava ok!
Belíssima foto do arco-íris duplo! Posso vê-lo! Lindo instantâneo. Abraço Ailime (Obrigada por me ter visitado)

Renae of Simple Sequins said...

Oh Barb you are so fun! So sorry you locked yourself out of your home. All the good doing and fun you had, that shouldn't have happened. Yes, that scarf is huge and crazy, huh. Thanks for the compliment on the hair style/cut thing I've got going on.

Deanna said...

Fun as you grow older (ie more mature) is definitely important. I think it is great that you are swimming and taking classes. And how sweet that you are able to take your friend in need. Be sure to put that spare key back...it might mean a broken window next time!!