Grandma Barb’s This and That

Friday, November 15, 2013

Random 5 Friday

Here are 5 random facts from this week.  When I say random, that's what they are.

1.  Last weekend I took my friend to Onamia for his grandson's confirmation.  On the way home we stopped in Spicer, MN to see the Olde Mill that I had heard about.  It was getting quite dark so I had to lighten these photos in PicMonkey.  The mill was built in 1862 on Green Lake.  In 1914 it was turned into an inn to accommodate tourists.  You can read more about the mill here.





2.  On Tuesday I had a big old molar pulled.  It was beyond saving.  I spent most of the day resting.

3. If you live in this area there is a lot of eating going on.  Wed night the youth at my church put on a spaghetti supper to raise money for a mission trip.  Last night there was an education banquette to honor students, teachers, and other school personnel.  They also honor citizens of the community that have been influential in the school and the community over the years.  The father of one of my classmates was one of the honorees.

4.  The weather has been on a roller coaster.  The first snow has melted and then it snowed a little again Sunday night.  Yesterday the temps were in the 50's so I did a little garden cleanup.  The grass is still green.

5.  Tomorrow I am taking an all day watercolor painting class.  It is with the same teacher I took the class with at Senior Collage.

Well that's a wrap!

Thanks for stopping!  Have a great weekend!

See you next time

Barb

I forgot to say, please visit Nancy at A Rural Journal for more randomness.

31 comments:

Dorothy Crutchfield said...

Hi Barb,
Sorry you had to have a tooth pulled, gosh I hate going to the dentist!
Your photos are lovely as always, I really like the boat pics. And love your header pics too, that is very nice.
Hope you have a good weekend,
Dorothy

Beth @ E. Lizard Breath Speaks said...

i hope your class goes well. keep us posted. sounds super fun & a great learning experience. ( :

Lynn said...

watercolour classes that sounds great, love that they keep the old mill alive and well, a fun visit for the two of you, ugh for that uglee ol molar, poor you.

TexWisGirl said...

sights, foods and painting fun! cool! :) all except the molar extraction, that is...

Barb said...

A busy week for you, Barb! I like that twilight picture of the little peninsula.

Debbie said...

oooohhhh a painting class, that will be so fun!!

i LOVE this time in my life (and yours) getting to focus on us and doing things we really love!!

i LOVE to eat!!

Karen said...

That's an excellent waterfall photo, and I could sit on that bench at the point for hours!

My Maine Blog said...

Wow...you are one busy lady and taking a watercolor class sounds wonderful...hmmm...I've been thinking about doing the same. I agree..going to the dentist is the pits and I'm headed there Monday to have two fillings replaced and praying for the best that they don't just fall apart in the process. As always I love your beautiful photos and thanks for all of your kind comments...have a great weekend Barb...Hugs

Rose said...

I would love to see that old mill...love places like that. I hope you show us what you do in your watercolor class!

Cheryl @ TFD said...

Enjoyed your pictures! The painting class sounds fun. I would love to try my hand at oil painting when I ever find time. Sorry about the tooth, that is no fun...hope you're feeling better now. Have a nice weekend!

Karen @ away for the weekend said...

The tooth thing does not sound like much fun - but the dinners and watercolor class sound great! I love your photos!

Our photos said...

Beautiful photos!
Greetings from Holland, RW & SK

Tanya Breese said...

beautiful pictures! you are sure busy, sorry about the tooth, that's not any fun! i can't wait to see your finished product from class tomorrow! have a great weekend :)

Buttons said...

Oh Barb sorry about the tooth. I love the old mill pics.
A watercolour class is something I always wanted to try sounds like fun. Love church suppers.
Hug B

Beatrice Euphemie said...

Beautiful old mill and site. Love the little boat landing. I love a spaghetti feed and when it's for a good cause, all the better. You reminded me I need to make a dental appt. Hope you are feeling better - there's food to be eaten!! Have fun at your class and don't forget to share <3 xo Karen

ImSoVintage Laura Walker said...

What a beautiful place. The temps are up and down here, too. Snow earlier in the week and Sunday it is supposed to be 70. Crazy November weather. Hate having teeth pulled. Hope you feel better. xo Laura

Vee said...

Keeping busy I see! Hope that you are healing well after the tooth extraction. Never fun! But taking an art class sounds like a lot if pleasure.

Our Neck of the Woods said...

Neat photos of the mill. It looks really pretty. Hope you are feeling better after the molar coming out. Bet that was painful!

Carole M. said...

a beautiful setting for the old mill Barb'; your winter rolling in; enjoy your watercolour class and have a nice relaxing weekend

Pamela Gordon said...

Ouch! I have never had a tooth pulled and instead suffer through root canals and crown work, which is almost as painful. I hope it heals well. It sounds like you had a busy week Barb. I like the photos of the old mill. Enjoy your painting class.

Michelle said...

I do like that mill. The type of place I love to visit.

Prims By The Water said...

So sorry about your tooth. I have to get a wisdom tooth out soon..holding off as long as I can. Lovely pics as always. Janice

Carletta said...

Love that jetty out in the water.
Your weather sounds like ours - up and down. A couple more things to get done outside and I' m ready to move on with winter.
Hope your mouth heals quickly.
Have a great weekend Barb!

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

The photos are great - and the story about the mill is very interesting. I'm glad your tooth is out of the way before the holidays.

Terri Buster said...

Oh oww! I hope your mouth is not too sore from that. Beautiful shots today- have a great rest of the weekend!

Nancy Claeys said...

Seems all of my blog friends are having dental work done -- I go this coming Monday to start the crowning process. Wish it was over!

Hope to see some paintings in the near future. :)

eileeninmd said...

Hello Barb, I hope your mouth has recovered by now. The photos of the mill are neat and I love the scene in the last shot. Enjoy your painting classes. Have a happy week!

My Little Home and Garden said...

I'm sorry to hear about the tooth. What a shame.

How did the watercolour class go yesterday?

-Karen

EG CameraGirl said...

EW! Sorry you had to have the tooth pulled but I'm sure it's for the best. I'm glad you're enjoying your watercolor classes.

acreativeharbor.com said...

Very creative shots ~ love the water rushing out ~ Happy Week to you ~ carol, xxx

Mersad said...

I love that path that leads into the water. Great shots!