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Friday, April 11, 2014

Friday 5; Five Minutes Friday:

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Friday Five Minutes:

Five Minute Friday

I can only find last week's prompt, so I'll do that one.  Last Friday, I was in surgery, so "Paint" was on my mind anyway because a week of bed rest with nothing whatsoever to eat left me a lot od time to think about favorite things!  Paint is one of them!    I'm an oil painter, and though it didn't get done this time arond in life, what the heck.  Things worked out for the best anyway.   I have four wonderful daughters!

Color vision being what it is, excitement at colors takes the baby's breath away.  We learn early to react to it, and the sooner we can get our hands into something of color, usually our baby food, that's what we do!  I can remember how my daughters loved painting, and their daddy even made themn an easel.  We would all paiint together from time to time , too. Even DH.  Painting walls is almost as fun as painting pictures.  I love to watch the lovely unsullied paint go up over the old stuff.  It's exciting to watch the transformational power of new colors on walls as it lifts my spirits.  As soon as I can I am going to be painting te walls of this house!  This is short because I'm hunting and pecking on the netbook while watching over Wolfie who is not feeling well at the moment - a bit of tummy troubles.

And now, Friday 5:

1. What field trips, one from elementary school and one from high school, do you remember most fondly?
Going to the La Brea Tar pits is a must do field trip for L.A. County grade school kids.  I haven't seen the place since it was renovated but it's pretty impressed in my memory!   Field trips in either of my high schools were nonexistent but we did take trips for GAA to meets at other schools.  Those were completely lovely.

2. How does your handwriting today differ from your handwriting in high school?
My hand writing is the same, if I take my time with it.  We were actually taught handwriting, cursive, but I've heard that it's not a requirement anymore in some places.  I think it should be taught as long as all legible styles are acceptable.

3. What let’s-pretend game did you most enjoy when you were a child?
We always played Cowboys and Indians.  Since we had woods to play in, it made it really fun.

4. If you had to take the name of any one-named celebrity, whose would work best?
I'm not up on current celebs so don't know.  Actually, my first name is a celeb's first name, though it was my mother's nickname as well. 

5. A brain, a princess, an athlete, a basket case, and a criminal: Which of these roles will you take, and which friends fill the rest?
I'd like to play a criminal mind, or a basket case, I guess, in a black comedy.   Princess might go to an ex-BF of mine who was an only child.   A brain, hmmmm... I don't have enough friends to fill this quite odd question!

Time for tea!
Hope everyone has a great weekend!  I'm going to try a teeny bit of knitting today...


  1. Hi there! I'm your neighbour from FMF. "Paint" was the prompt I got too, so you're right on track - or wrong in good company ;) I have a friend whose son's first painting was made of chocolate pudding. His Baba had giving him some to eat, but when she saw he was streaking more on the table than he was putting in his mouth, she just go him a piece of paper and let him go at it. Fun post! And I think I might knit a little today too :) Enjoy your weekend!

  2. Thank heavens! I'm always behind in this thing but now feel that maybe I'm finally caught up. I'll knit a bit with you! Have fun, and I hope you get some sunshine, too. We have a little bit too much. hehe

  3. What a fun post. I love to paint as well though I do not have a talent for it. Frankly I haven't painted beyond church walls on a mission trip lately. I hope your Wolfie gets well soon. Stopping by from FMF. Enjoy your weekend!

  4. I love the way you express your love for colors! I can relate. I happe to be "the one dressed in colors" girl ;)


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