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Friday, July 26, 2013

Random Five Friday

It is Friday and time for Five Random things about me - and I'll throw in Five Random Photos - just for fun.  What is Friday for, if now for fun?

A horse and Mt. Baker

1. It has been 8 months yesterday since my emergency back surgery - I am progressing nicely, even though slowly.  I walked a mile the other day (can't do that every time, but now and then, and it will only get longer)

Canada Geese on the lake near our house

2. Yesterday I made peach jam - I've been wanting some for a long time - and then I defrosted the freezer - seems a long time since I did that - and now it is all freshly organized and there is more room for more summer berries.

Someone has built a small Space Needle in their yard

3. Today I made 2 batches of Blazberry Jam - mostly raspberry juice and a cup or so of crushed blackberries - so it is sort of a jelly/jam - and ever so delicious.  My house smells good - and for lunch I think I'll have a peanut butter and jam sandwich - half peach jam and half blazberry jam.

Pretty pink roses

4. I am making some pillows out of vintage embroidered dresser scarves - to go with the vintage chenille bedspread that I got at a yard sale for 5.00.


5. We are planning a family picnic for Sunday - good food - a canoe - two grandsons and their families - a lake and a playground - what could be better on a perfect summer day in Washington?


Julie Fukuda said...

Have a great weekend! (I know you will take lots of pictures).

greenthumb said...

Lovely photo of the roses, I really like the sound of your peach jam and you post the recipe please.

Mary said...

Well, all your photos are marvelous! Those pink roses are exquisite. :) The jam sounds yummy.. both kinds! Now i'm craving a sandwich just like yours. You have a wonderful weekend planned! Enjoy!

Anonymous said...

Your lifestyle sounds so appealing. Once get our house sold and buy an rv we will be heading north to Ore and Wa. I have a son and his family in Snohomish.

Leave It To Davis said...

My great grandmother used to cook jams and jellies. Grape and strawberry, it seems...and boy, did the house smell great! I don't remember ever eating any....she must have been making it for her and my great grandfather and didn't have any to spare. I know she wasn't stingy!

Pondside said...

Is there anything better, in the middle of the afternoon, than a glass of ice cold milk and a peanut butter and homemade jelly sandwich?

Kay said...

Love the rose shot, and the hydrangea, too. Homemade jam - yum!!

Have a good weekend! We're headed to visit friends in Vancouver, WA. Road trip!

Debra at HOMESPUN: said...

YUM that jam sounds good! :)

Karen @ Beatrice Euphemie said...

I love these 'Random Fives' they are so fun! The jam sounds so yummy and I can just imagine the delicious smells in your kitchen! All your photos are beautiful. I did a double take on the mini space needle - that is great! I want one! Sounds like a lovely family time this weekend. Hugs, xo

Nancy said...

That Space Needle sculpture is wonderful!

Thanks so much for sharing at R5F JoAnn. Always enjoy learning more about you.