Randomness From A Busy Week In May

Sharing a few random moments from my week with today’s Five on Friday post. And yes, I know it’s Saturday. Let’s just get straight to it.

ONE: The World Is Green Again!

I mowed our lawn last Sunday and by Friday, it looked like I hadn’t bothered. Complete with these little white flowers randomly appearing.  The creeping Charlie (the little purplish ones) also gives parts of our lawn a lovely lavender hue. Time to get out the lawn mower again but not today as thunderstorms roll through this morning.

TWO: Teacher Appreciation Week

Worked a few days this week and while they were busy and a bit chaotic (standard school days in May), I felt so loved. I’m still not used to being on this end of teacher appreciation week. My “haul” pictured below. The nicest note from one of our regular teachers, a Starbucks gift card from the parent organization, a coaster (back says if teachers were flowers, I’d pick you). And not pictured, a super hero themed school shirt. 

THREE: Growing Like Weeds

I’m having the best time watching the baby robins in their nest. They seem to get bigger every time I look out the back door.  They keep their mama busy. We’re hungry! Again. And now, we’re getting our feathers!

FOUR: Another Wren House Hunting

Caught this little wren checking out the wren house in our yard!

FIVE: Returning Flowers

Last Sunday, I stopped and picked up a hanging basket of my little blue flowers. And while out “chasing” birds around the backyard, I noticed the hydrangea I “rescued” from the rack late last summer, survived the winter. As well as a yellow (?we planted purple ones) Iris bud. And with a bit of overnight rain… A yellow Iris!


Along with working a bit last week, my youngest son also had his last band concert of the year plus a reunion picnic for the elementary gifted program, my oldest son had a rather tough Chemistry exam, and my husband traveled out-of-town to attend the funeral of one of his former classmate’s parents.

And I may or may not have sneak off by myself to go see Avengers: Infinity War last night. Definitely, not a movie I’d recommend for the younger ones. My teenager wouldn’t see it again with me and I found it intense as an adult.

Looks as though the sun’s decided to make an afternoon appearance around here so it’s time for me to get outside and inhale the just rained smell and take in all the lovely green hues of the world.

Hope your weekend blooms with happiness!

(Linking this post up with both Five On Friday hosted by the F.A.S.T. blog as well as the Bird D’Pot hosted by I’d Rather B Birdin’)


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12 thoughts on “Randomness From A Busy Week In May

  1. lapaylor

    you are so funny! Love the title of your post. I told my dh today, when we finally find a house and move, I am going to keep it cleaner….


    Organized is a goal
    LeeAnna at not afraid of color

    1. Jean Post author

      Thank you. I did have our house somewhat clean but then, life….and life is messy. Of course. 🙂 Hope you have a wonderful day and rest of your week!

    1. Jean Post author

      Thank you. I’ve enjoyed watching them grow so much. The last one of them finally found the courage to leave the nest early in the evening yesterday. I wasn’t sure he was going to leave it, ha! Hope you have a wonderful day!

    1. Jean Post author

      Thank you! The robins left the nest yesterday. I had the best time watching them (and capturing a few photos although I managed to miss any of them actually taking off from the nest). Our little gray cat did not find the day as enjoyable as we made her stay inside all day. Hope you’ve had a wonderful weekend so far!

    1. Jean Post author

      I’m a substitute teacher at a Montessori preschool,one of two “regular” subs. Sometimes I work a full week and sometimes just a day or two. Been doing it for four years although it doesn’t feel like it’s been that long. Planning to work there full-time eventually (when my two are mostly through with school, one’s in middle school and the other is finishing up his junior year of high school. Maybe when my youngest gets settled in high school. We’ll see.). I didn’t have to mow though as my husband had to paint chairs for a client and told me I couldn’t mow today so he could use the sprayer outside. So the flowers get to stay for now 🙂

  2. Beverly Meyers

    I really like your pictures! How close were the robins? That seems like a very open nest. We have a nest by our house. I can hear the baby birds but can’t see them. I think I have seen a grackle leave the nest.

    1. Jean Post author

      Thank you! Not as close as it seems in these pictures. The nest is in the next door neighbor’s backyard and I was standing on our back deck (good camera zoom lens :)). The robins actually built the nest in a broken light of the neighbor’s lamp post light. Seems open from the top but pretty genius as no cats or other critters could really easily climb up the metal pole to access the nest. The robins all left the nest over the weekend and I got quite a few shots of the baby birds around the yard. I think we had some baby grackles around yesterday, those birds are LOUD if you even step outside while their babies are around. The robins tolerated me pretty well.


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