Grandma Barb’s This and That

Friday, January 17, 2014

Random 5 Friday

It's been a busy week and I'm sorry I haven't gotten around to visit everyone.  Is it really because I've been so busy or am I just getting old(er) and slower?  Anyway here are 5 random things that I've been doing.

1. I finished reading JoAnn Bayne's book "Are We Walking To Alaska?"  It's a true store of her family moving to Alaska when she was a 6 year old girl back in the 50's.  They lived on a fishing boat for several months after moving there and eventually moved to one of the small islands off the coast of Alaska where they had many adventures.  It is a very interesting book and brought back many memories of my childhood in the 50's.  You can check out JoAnn at her website,  Scene Through My Eyes.



2.  Working at least a half hour most days to try and make some headway in my basement.

3.  I have painted a couple of old cupboards and moved all the old bottles and vases that have been scattered around the basement into them.  I'll show pictures of that later.

4.  Spent last weekend with my daughter near the Twin Cities to attend my granddaughter's Show Choir. They are such a lively, spirited group and so fun to watch.

5.  My daughter and grandson came down Wednesday to help me move my booth from one spot to another at the lighting store.  I'll have to show you photos of that later too as I forgot to take my camera.  It's still not all styled but at least everything is moved.

I'm joining Nancy at A Rural Journal where you can see lots of randomness.  You can also join in the fun with your own 5 random thoughts, ideas, fun facts, or whatever.

I hope you had a good week and will enjoy your weekend.  Thanks for all your sweet comments on my note cards.

Until Next Time
Barb

24 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

glad you're still making progress on the basement! :)

Tanya Breese said...

i knew that looked familiar! i've visited her blog before...amazing isn't it how much work you can get done in just a half hour? i learned that from flylady. she says always use a timer. pick a chore you don't like, set the timer for 15 minutes and you'd be surprised by how much you finish, it's true! have a great weekend!!

Blackberry Lane said...

Sounds like a good read.

You have been busy. I'm tackling our garage a few minutes every day as the temps allow.

Hope you have a nice day!

augcott said...

I'm doing the same thing....cleaning out my basement .... about 1 hr each day!
It doesn't seem so painful that way. LOL
That book sounds very interesting!
Thanks for telling us about it.
Enjoy the weekend.
diane @ aug's blog

Gail Dixon said...

That book sounds intriguing. I will have to check that out. Thanks! We don't have a basement, but a third garage that's supposed to be a place to store the boat. No boat, so we store stuff. We started cleaning a couple weeks ago then became gripped with cold. Probably not as cold as you, but cold for us! Hope you have a very nice and productive (or relaxing) weekend. :)

Olive said...

You are wise to take the basement in small chunks. I have been cleaning for hours. I really wait far too long and go overboard. best, olive

Beth @ E. Lizard Breath Speaks said...

i love how you call them "spirited" ... sound extra special. you enjoy those moments. have a great weekend. ( :

Elaine said...

Sounds like you're keeping busy. As I've gotten older I work much slower too. I wonder how I ever got anything done while I was still working!

My Little Home and Garden said...

You have been keeping busy, haven't you! I'd better try to catch up soon.

Karen

Barb said...

Hi Barb, Glad you're still chipping away at the basement. This sounds like a busy week for you. A "spirited" choir sounds like they make some great music together with a lot of verve!

Judy said...

That sounds like a book I'd be interested in, thanks for sharing it. Glad the basement project is coming along.

Terri Buster said...

Your basement- my closet...one day we will be finished!! I'm sideline with a pulled hamstring right now, so I just shut the door to that room (it's a D-saster!!

Vee said...

Your goal has become mine...one day at a time and thirty minutes at a time.

Kaya said...

This book sounds very interesting. I am going to read it. You were very busy lately, Barb and done a lot!!!

I wish you a very peaceful and nice weekend!

Cheryl @ TFD said...

You are way ahead of me, Barb, in the cleaning dept. I think 30 minutes to an hour a day is a good goal and I should make myself do this. Have a nice weekend!

Prims By The Water said...

Would you like to work on my attic when you are done with your basement? Loved reading your random 5. Have a good weekend. Janice

Kerin said...

Great randomness!
The book you mentioned sounds so interesting!

Have a great weekend, my friend.
Kerin

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

That book sounds very interesting.

Pamela Gordon said...

You've had a busy week Barb. Take care and enjoy the weekend.

Pondside said...

This post made me think 'whew!' - you have energy to spare!

Nancy Claeys said...

I was wondering how your booth was doing. Truth be told, I could do something similar at an antique mall not too far from here, but I'm wondering how much time I could devote to it.

Gail said...

WOW, you have been busy! Send some of your energy my way....LOL. Hope you have a wonderful weekend, Gail

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

Sounds like you've been good busy...the book really sounds interesting!

Nancy said...

Sounds like you had a great week, Barb. Books about Alaska have been very popular the last few years. I know a couple of people who have published their own Alaska memoirs. Glad you enjoyed the one you read. Seeing grandchildren perform is always a treat. Hope you had a nice weekend. ~ Nancy