Friday, August 16, 2013

Potpourri




It's Friday.
Time to look back on the week
and join Nancy for Random Five Friday.




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I love mini-carnations.
They are cheap.
They are pretty.
They last a long time.
And, they smell good.

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I really like Ben and Jerry's Cherry Garcia ice cream.
Yum Yum Yum!!!



Favorite Things

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I love books.
I love to read.
This novel has been in my TBR stack for years.
I have no idea why I kept putting it off.
Now that I've started it, I can't wait to sit down and read.
At the same time, I don't want it to end.
I've quite enjoyed my trip across country with Otto Ringling and Rinpoche
having good American fun!

Otto is tricked into taking his sister's guru on a trip to their childhood home.
Six days on the road with a holy man and a skeptic was definitely not in the plan.
Otto gets to see his world  through someone else's eyes --  Hersey Chocolate,
miniature golf, to a bowling alley, to a yoga lesson and more.

Wonderful.
A real delight.
A keeper!

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I've been crocheting for Halloween.
Pictures next week!

*****

It's hot.
 We have had some rain this week although we are more than 10 inches below our normal.
Every little bit helps.
We will get a short break from the heat with morning lows in the lower 70s as a very
unusual cold front stalls and brings some north wind to the area.



24 comments:

Stephanie said...

I've certainly had more than my share of Cherry Garcia. It's #1 here in this house.

Beth @ E. lizard Breath Speaks said...

i love Ben & Jerry's ice cream. they come up with the greatest names.

have you ever been to the factory in Vermont? a must take tour for sure.

the hubby & i loved it. it was fun to go to the "flavor graveyard" to see all the flavors that have gone on. several i wish they would have kept around so i would have tasted them 1st. ha. ha!! ( :

enjoy your weekend.

Diane Cayton-Hakey said...

We had so much rain this summer... we are WAY over our annual rainfall. Wish we could have sent you some of ours!

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

I like many of the things you like as well.

This is a cute post.

You should consider making this into a linky party - it would be well attended I should think.

Have a wonderful weekend.

aspiritofsimplicity said...

I am going to look for a copy of that book. It seems like something I would like. My little step-son told me that Cherry Garcia was the most popular flavor that B % J ever made. Cookie dough came in 2nd.

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Lovely hobnail glass vase for your mini-carns!

Robyn G said...

Carnations are kind of timeless. I think they are pretty and add beauty to an arrangement.

I am over half through reading Gone With The Wind. So much drama.

Have a great weekend and happy crocheting.

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

That book sounds right up my alley! I am going to look for it.

Lynn said...

I enjoyed BWB and have recently read Buddha in the Attic by Julie Orsuka, not the same but a very good read as well. I shall have to look for mini Carnations..no B and J's in our region :-(

Mary said...

Carnations are wonderful! Especially pink ones like you have here! :)

I will surely look into this book! I'm always looking for new to me reads! Have an excellent weekend!

Karen @ away for the weekend said...

I listened to that one on audio - really enjoyed it! The one thing that stuck with me was Rinpoche always asking "Why so angry?" Why indeed - I think we're just angry and don't even realize it. Have a nice weekend!

Karen said...

Enjoyed reading your random 5--have a great weekend!

Tina Fariss Barbour said...

I'm with you on the Cherry Garcia--yum!

Sounds like a fantastic book. Will have to add to my HUGE TBR list.

We've had so much rain this summer. I wish I could send you some of ours.

Have a great weekend!

Corrine at sparkledaysstudio.com said...

Great random 5. I am sure your crochet projects will be wonderful....I know you will share. xox

W. Latane Barton said...

I sure wish I could share some of the rain we've been getting all summer. And, guess what... it's supposed to rain again tonight.

Nancy said...

I checked our rain gauge and it said 4 1/2 inches. In 3 days. Is that possible in August?

Thanks for joining in this week!

Terri said...

Ben and Jerry's?? I can dream. Pretty flowers!

Dotti said...

Hmmm ... that ice cream does sound yummy. I may check out that book, too. Thanks for the suggestions!

Sharon said...

Your photo is so appealing -- flowers, books, and ice cream. Favorite things! And the colors all work. Thanks for the book recommendations. I have a tall TBR pile, too. I would feel lost without it.

Icy BC said...

Fantastic post, and I like many of the things you like too :-)

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

Ben and Jerrys :S'mores is my favorite. Ha ..just putting it on the grocery list now due to your post! :)

Scrapatches said...

Pink carnations and Cherry Garcia ... these are good things. Looking forward to seeing your Halloween crochet project. I checked out the book link and I am going to have to find a copy of this book. Thanks for sharing ... :) Pat

Janet said...

Yum! Cherry Garcia ice cream! You got my attention right away.

What could be better than a big bowl of ice cream and a good book to read!

Sorry I've been so absent recently.

Linda R said...

I enjoyed reading your post. I just love it when I find a good book.. Its been awhile for me. Love your pretty mini carnations..

Hugs~