Randoms for a Thursday <3


Well, I warned you I would be hit and miss on posting this summer. I certainly thought I would hit more than I have, and I do miss checking in but there are only so many hours in a day and we seem to be all over the place right now. 

So for today, I am sending some randoms your way quickly and then knocking off as much as I can of my list before we head north. 

Random #1

We had a fun day celebrating this little goober’s #6. 

She certainly made the most of it and in the words of her very patient older brother Joel around 4:30 in the afternoon, the birthday girl had become a little bossy. 

But it’s okay. You are allowed to be bossy on your birthday. 

Random #2


This one may stir up some controversy, but when did the powers that be swing from Camp Yeti to the Stanley thermos?

I am always tuned into the minutia of culture shifts so I can’t help noticing that the Yeti has now been replaced at ball parks and on Instagram stories. And I am pretty sure our parents carried Stanley thermoses some five or more decades ago. Granted they were plaid.  

After being highly marketed as the only thermos on earth that will keep all our beverages the right temperature for days on end, suddenly it’s a whole new ball game. 

Ironically we have non-branded thermoses we have had for years that work just fine. 


What do we know, we are boomers.

Random #3


Speaking of social media. 

Recently a post has popped up on my feed far too often showing someone lifting a patio cushion up to reveal a snake resting on the bare whicker bench. 

Thanks for that. 

I now approach my morning quiet time with a tentative flip of both cushions on the chairs and a fear and dread that takes a while to subside. 

And if you haven’t seen the post, but now I have ruined your patio for you, I am so sorry but misery loves company. 

Random #4


Another summer stressor for me happens at the ball park when a foul tip causes the crowd to yell, “Heads up!”

For an over thinker who knows this shout means a ball is possibly going to bean me in the head, I am conflicted between obeying the literal command to put my head up and the gut instinct to bend over in a fetal position with my hands cupped over my head. 

It would be so nice if everyone could call out, “Cover your head and crouch down like you are in a fox hole!” 

Maybe that’s too wordy. 

Perhaps a loud “INCOMING!!!!” would be sufficient.

Random #5

I love walking neighborhoods in the summer and just looking at how people have decorated their porches. 

So many beautiful potted florals and chairs. 

Every year I am thankful for the care people give to the outside of their homes to brighten the view of passers by. 

One of the highlights of summer for sure. 

Well, that is it for today. 

Hope you have a good one and I will see you tomorrow <3

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