Friday, February 27, 2015

Fives on Friday

I'm going to link this post to the lovely Friday Five blog hops out there, so I can meet up with lots of blogger friends today.

1. I managed to capture just a few minutes of my grandson as he was warming up for the basketball game. We attended the game (which they won - 7 and 8 year olds), then we had to take him across town to meet up with his dad, where they were doing baseball tryouts. Really? Tryouts for 8 year olds? (C will be 8 in May).
2. Our little Izzy dog who is almost 13 years old, has always had a thing for unrolling the toilet paper. This time I caught her in the act.

But her very worst thing is that she likes to munch on Polly's poop, or even her own. We have to make sure we have it picked up right after either dog does her business, or Izzy will be on the prowl for a tasty tidbit. The vet says its a behavior thing. I read up on it on Google, and there are references to things that probably don't apply to Izzy. Anyone else have this problem or a solution?

3. Fiddler on the roof was fabulous, by the way. It was so interesting to see the way the people back in the day of Fiddler had to adjust to changes in their tradition, and how difficult the changes were...much more difficult that what changes we face in today's world. The spirit of Tevye is invigorating. The man who founded our local theater, who has played the role of Tevye many times, put on a wonderful performance, and the cast was amazing. It's an almost all volunteer production.


4. On Wednesday, I attended a seminar for writers at the Johnson City Library. This was a great event for me. There were three published authors on a panel, moderated by the manager of the Writers' League of Texas, who presented various experiences and thoughts about writing. Then after lunch we had two hours with the author of choice to visit further about writing and publishing.  I have so many notes to digest, and I had my brain going all night last night with conversations with myself!

5.This coming Sunday, I am in charge of the lesson on taking risks. What is the biggest risk you have taken? Was it for personal gain, or was it for a different kind of risk? I'd love to hear your comments. 

Linking today with Amy at Love Made My Home, Mrs. 4444 at Half-past Kissin Time, and Tanya at Around Roanoke. Check out these sites and find out what others are sharing on this Friday! A Wisconsin lighthouse from Door County on tomorrow's post. Hope your weekend is restful.

By the way, be sure to check out Janie's blog for her insight into my latest book.

Linda Kay

23 comments:

eileeninmd said...

Good Morning, sounds like your grandson will be busy playing sports..It is great to be involved in the team sports.. I only had puppies go for the toilet paper.. Have a happy weekend!

Lin Floyd said...

my biggest risk was remarrying after divorce...but it worked out...with a different husband...lol!

Amy at love made my home said...

It sounds as though you have had a busy week! The seminar sounds wonderful though, I just know that you would have enjoyed that a great deal and will take a lot from it too. Biggest risk for me, gosh that is hard, I just rush in and do things and then think afterwards, generally things go alright, if not, I learn from what went wrong and don't do it again. I don't believe in regrets though and just try and take the best from the situation - even if that is not to do it again! - and move onwards. If you don't take a risk, you will never do anything is my view! Thank you so much for joining in Five On Friday, I hope that you have a great weekend! xx

Selma from eclectichomelife.blogspot.com said...

Risk taking is an interesting one. One persons risk level can be totally different to another's. I think many people consider much of what I have done in life to be a risk but I do not. There are different types of risk even for one person, calculated or unplanned for example. For me, the biggest risk... marrying my husband almost 21 years ago. I had only known him for 9 months before we married... That was a risk ;) Lovely topic, thanks for asking. will ponder and think about it for the rest of the day.

Rose said...

Fun to watch the grandson I bet.

Never had the problem with dogs...Hope I never do...

I am not a risk taker. At least usually not. I guess the greatest risk was when young, my husband I an married after dating almost a month. Had only said hi to each other a couple times before. This July will be our 39th anniversary.

Tom said...

But where is the tree house? Tom The Backroads Traveller

TexWisGirl said...

my sis had a dog that ate her own poo. she had to be RIGHT THERE to scoop it up, or... yuck!

Mike said...

The TP reminded me of our old dog that one time got the TP going off the roll and streamed it out of the bathroom and across the living room.

".E." Lizard Breath Speaks, It's Beth said...

i had to giggle at the toilet paper. i use to work for a lady who had a weiner dog. Dolly was her name ... she would get the empty toilet paper rolls out of the trash and drag them around ... like they were the greatest toy ever. not sure she ever unrolled the paper though. but she was way low ... you know that size of those dogs. so i wonder if she was bigger or taller maybe she would have. silly doggies. too funny!! i hope you laugh instead of getting frustrated.

have a nice weekend!! ( :

Linda W. said...

Looks like you need to put your TP into lockdown! :) I love "Fiddler on the Roof" especially the opening number. Thanks for the video.

Betsy Adams said...

Hi There, I love Fiddler on the Roof ALSO.... Great musical!!!!

Right off the top of my head, the biggest risk I ever took was when I left a great job in Texas and MY FAMILY and a ton of friends and moved to Hendersonville, TN. for a new job--all by myself... I knew NOBODY in Hendersonville --but felt as if God was leading me there... I had been divorced for about 20 years and had raised my three sons (who were all married and had their own families). I was lonely --and even though I loved my job, I just felt as if a change was needed.

When I got to Hendersonville in Dec. of 2000 (another good job for me), I met George (who was also new in that community). We met and fell in love almost immediately. We were married in June of 2001. As we looked back on our circumstances, we both feel as if God put us together. It's been a love story for us with God at the center of our lives.... Yes---a risk for me, but oh---what a great one!!!

Hugs,
Betsy

Gosia k said...

your grandson loves sport and it is a great idea

Janie Junebug said...

I love Fiddler. When Favorite Young Man was about eight they had basketball try-outs. The people in charge said he had talent and they wanted to put him on a traveling team. I said, He doesn't even know how to play.

I insisted on a team for beginners. It was probably stupid. He'd be in the NBA now if I had put him on the traveling team. I was too lazy to travel.

The late Kesey ate the late Faulkner's poop. The vet said we could put some stuff in Faulkner's food that wouldn't bother him, but it would make his poop taste nasty. How could poop taste even nastier? Oh, well. He died. Eventually, Faulkner died, too. We all die.

Risks? Like getting divorced and moving far away and finding a great man? No, I haven't taken any risks.

Love,
Janie

Michelle F said...

My biggest risk?

In the 70's a group of girls and I went `joy-riding` in another friends car.
Well,
her car wound up over-heating and we were in trouble :(
She said each of the girls had to pay their share to get it fixed. Luckily it was fixable! However, if even one girl did not pay her share she would take all of us to court. UGH

Well, everyone paid, the car was fixed, and that was the end of `joy-riding` for me. Talk about taking a risk.

xoxo

Lexa Cain said...

How nice to see your grandson playing. I bet the writer's seminar was fun and informative. I wish I could go to one of those. Have a lovely weekend. :)

Banker Chick said...

Our biggest risk was retiring in MO instead of CA, where my grandchildren. So far it has been good economically....we skype weekly with the grandsons and visit several times a year....and I am enjoying the new friends I am making.

William Kendall said...

Oh dear... sounds like the washroom doors should be shut at all times!

Dixie@dcrelief said...

Ooh, you are one busy lady - and loving it. Welcome to celebrate the small things. I do love Fiddler. Thank you for posting that clip, Linda Kay.

Nonnie said...

I don't know that it was my biggest risk, but one of the biggest was my decision to retire. Although I wanted to retire, there was a certain amount of fear in the loss of security in that regular paycheck.
My dog eats rabbit poop in the back yard. Blech!!M I have no idea why unless the bunny ate something that Trudy liked. ;-)
Love Fiddler on the Roof and Tevye.

Linda said...

I know that cats often go after the toilet paper but I didn't know that dogs did. :)

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Long ago, when we had dogs while our kids were growing up...one of our dogs always cleaned out the cat litter box....and the vet told us it wasn't that big of a deal. It's just the concept we humans see through our eyes and in our minds.

Think Oscar Meyer for dogs. LOL 'Bout the same ingredients a hot dog has.

StarTraci said...

I love that you are challenging yourself to take risks. I am working on the same thing for myself. It is a challenge.
Our dog makes some challenges of her own, too. She has eaten a lot of non-edibles but thankfully no poo (yet).
Have a great weekend.
:-)
Traci

Tanya Breese said...

my boys have basketball tournaments this weekend then basketball is over and on to baseball! spring is really almost here! my ozzy likes to eat toilet paper, napkins and tissues...drives me crazy! thank you for linking and have a super week!!

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