Friday, October 16, 2015

Five on Friday: Five Happy Things

 I almost forgot about Five on Friday!  I remembered this morning when I woke up VERY rested.  Jenny gave me a pillow they didn't need and it's VERY foamy and my favorite kind of bed pillow.  I made my sleep goal!  (It's actually more important to me than my walking goal, just saying!) 
My first happy FIVE is the big pumpkins that grew in our garden!  Yay!  The stalks were perishing so I pulled them out but the pumpkins are BEAUTIFUL!
Number 2:
I bought bulbs from our Samantha's school fundraiser and they might go into the earth this weekend while it is still warm outside.  I am going to put them where I can see them, not in front of the house where we will not see them as much.  Does that sound like a good idea?
 Three:  Good supplements.  The chewy calciums are yummy and the Tangy Tangerine is full of minerals and makes Bill and I feel good.
 Four:  YAY!  Two granddaughters are coming for the weekend!  It will be girls, girls, girls this weekend (with some JAMES in the mix, too!) I can't wait to comb their hair, walk with them, shop with them, and tuck them into bed (I'm always VERY sleepy by the time their bedtime rolls around!)
 FIVE:  The view out the patio door this morning.  October is full of glow!  Sunbeams are my favorite!

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Happy Friday to you!  


30 comments:

mamasmercantile said...

Hope you have a wonderful time with your two Grandaughters, a nice girly weekend sounds good. Take care.

magsmcc said...

Oh I love the love of life in your voice! What a great thing sleep does! You know that I will love those pumpkins! That is a life's dream of mine- to get a pumpkin past the tiny yellow sphere stage!

eclectichomelife said...

What an achievement, the pumpkins are huge! I really must try and plant some here in the UK next year. What time of the year did you plant the seeds and was it straight into the ground or in pots first? Did you feed them too? So many questions, hope you don't mind. Enjoy the week end with the grandchildren, sure it will be lovely if tiring x

Farm Girl said...

Have a lovely weekend!!! I know you will. Your pumpkins are lovely.
I think it would be so nice to be planting bulbs. I am planting sweet peas today. :)
I like your vitamins. I am so glad you and Bill feel good. I agree October is just lovely! Have a lovely day.

Karisma said...

What a lovely post! I love it when people list things that make them happy - that happy energy is so contagious. It really brought a smile to my face. I am so glad that you will be able to spend time with your granddaughters! You have such lovely bonding activities to share with them. Have a wonderful weekend! Aloha.

Tessa~ Here there be musing said...

Comb their hair and put bows in them, maybe?

:-)))

Lisa said...

Oh, I really like this five on Friday and think I may join in next week. :)

Love seeing fall through everyone's blogs...seems this year's has been glorious just about everywhere! We only got one pumpkin from what seemed like miles of vine that grew all over my garden. Sigh. But a pie it will become, so I shouldn't complain.

Have a great time with your granddaughters! Going to be a girl weekend at my house, too, with the big b-day slumber party.
xo Lisa

Betty Wood Fairy said...

YOu did well to grow those massive pumpkins! I love their colours and textures but not eating them! I am struggling to think of five things on a Friday or any other day! hope your weekend is restful. Betty

Kezzie said...

You have such joie de vivre Karen, it is always a delight to read of your endeavours.x
Amazing pumpkins!!x

Lilly's Mom said...

Sounds like you have a fun time planned this weekend. The pumpkins are amazing. And, what a great idea to plant the bulbs to enjoy later this winter. Enjoy your weekend. My best to you :)

Gumbo Lily said...

I love pumpkins in October and your view out the window is just perfect. Have a fun girly-girl weekend!

Amy at love made my home said...

Five very good things indeed!!!! How great they all are. I think that the idea to plant the bulbs where you will see them is a very good one, after all you need to be able to appreciate the beauty of them don't you! Your homegrown pumpkins are fantastic aren't they! Thank you for joining Five On Friday. I hope that you have a great weekend with your girls! xx

Christine said...

Such a feel good post! Lots to be joyful about! I love these sunny October mornings too!
TFS!
Christine

Julia said...

Your pumpkins are just beautiful and I like that you always do things that brings you JOY.

You purchased lots of bulbs and you will be richly rewarded comes Spring plus you're helping with school fundraising. I bought some bulbs this week as I couldn't resist but I want to plant some more as it's been quite a while since I planted some and they are slowly dug up by those pesky squirrels.

Have as much fun as it's possible with the grandkids.

Hugs,
JB

September Violets said...

I think my comment was lost ... so I say again ...
Beautiful pumpkins! I love the dark green veins. Good thing you're taking your "feel good" vitamins, sounds like you'll need them with your granddaughters visiting this weekend! Have fun!!
Wendy

September Violets said...

I think my comment was lost ... so I say again ...
Beautiful pumpkins! I love the dark green veins. Good thing you're taking your "feel good" vitamins, sounds like you'll need them with your granddaughters visiting this weekend! Have fun!!
Wendy

sandy said...

What a joy-filled life you have! From grandkids' sleepovers to pumpkins growing in the garden! Have a fun weekend!

Granny Marigold said...

I love sunbeams too. They make me happy and knowing they will give way to winter rain only makes them more precious!
I planted (?) my new bulbs in large pots placed where I can see them in Spring but then when they're done I can move them to a less visible spot so they can look all bedraggled and I don't have to see them.
Have fun with those little girls!!

Kimberley said...

what fabulous pumpkins! Do you ever roast them or make pumpkin soup?

Christine Feldstein said...

I wish you a wonderful week-end with your grand-daughters in you lovely home!

Happyone said...

Yes, sleep is important and I'm glad you reached your goal. : )
Beautiful pumpkins.
Sounds like a great weekend - have fun.

Stephanie Robinson said...

Enjoy the time with your granddaughters - sounds a perfect weekend all round :)

Crimson Kettle said...

Five happy things indeed! Have a happy week! :-)

Thistle Cove Farm said...

I almost always put flowers where I can enjoy them; makes the most sense, to me. Have a lovely weekend with the grands, Karen, enjoy to the utmost.

Lisa Richards said...

That freshly made up bed looks very inviting. And I LOVE the view through the patio doors. I'm always trying to capture that feeling as the shadows get long and are interspersed with sunshine. :) Have a great weekend with the kiddos!

steph said...

you grew those pumpkins??!!?? WOW!!! have a great girly time this weekend!

happywonderer.com said...

I'm waaayyy behind on visiting and by now your girlie weekend is winding down. Those pumpkins are beautiful! Blessings on your day!

Aisling said...

Love your happy five! Hope the weekend was a time of happiness and joy!

karen said...

this is the very best time of the year and you have a beautiful view out your sliding doors!! Pretty!!

M.K. said...

I love your last photo -- don't you love the sunlight this time of year? It makes photos so lovely and seems to graceful. I agree about the bulbs -- do plant them where you will enjoy them. Good idea!!

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