Friday's Fave Fives


1.  Hanging out with classmates from way back when:

 And reliving high school memories:

2.  Plants still blooming (you didn't think I wasn't going to get my plants in this week, did you?):
3.   This has become my best friend over the past couple of days:
  YS was my favorite yesterday:  he went to the grocery store with me so I wouldn't have to pick anything upHe's a good boy!

4.  Wimbledon.  And records being broken.  John Isner & Nicolas Mahut:  Longest match and most aces in the history of the tournament.  The match spanned 3 days, and rain wasn't to blame this time.  11 hours and 5 minutes.  Ridiculous!

5.  I'm not a Clinton fan by any stretch of the imagination, but I did think it was very cool that he spent so much time in the USA Soccer Team's locker room after their win over Algeria on Wednesday.  The article mentioned that this song (Represent by Weezer) was playing in the locker room:

I love watching Dempsey dancing about 30 seconds into the video.  Just makes you feel all patriotic, doesn't it?

I have to put in this blog I found this week:

Never Growing Old
Java has a section on her blog for over 40's, and it's called (oddly enough) Over 40 Bloggers.  If you fit into that category, stop by and see her, leave a comment, and get on board!  She also has Follow Friday 40 and Over.  Sorry, you young have to be 40 or over to participate!


  1. Wow! those training exersises are amazing--such dedication to win. I loved the slo-mo shots of the head-butts and the goals. Too cool. That video was the sum total of my World Cup participation to date. Maybe it's not too late for me to start watching some. :)

    Found you on Friday Follows. I'll be back. Come see us on Steadfast and enjoy the ride. Rosemary

  2. I hope your back feels better soon!!!
    I am not a soccer fan, but the video is great.
    Take care, Suz

  3. LOVE that video!!! Posted it on Facebook (thank you) and will probably post on my blog (hope you don't mind). Thanks for sharing it!!

  4. You have a wonderful blog!! LOVE the background :)
    Found you through "Over 40 Friday Follow" and I'm following your blog!
    Have a wonderful weekend.

  5. I love the video too...he went to Furman : )

    That Wimbledon match was something else! Crazy!

  6. The reunion looks like fun :)
    Might have to try that heat patch thingy!
    That Wimbledon thing-crazy!!
    Go USA!

  7. Hi! Thanks so much for stopping by and for your comment. I hope you will visit again! I'm your newest follower and look forward to getting to know you. I see from your blog that you enjoy laughing as well so I'm glad you enjoyed the video.

    Hope you have a great weekend! Candace~♥

  8. Loved the reunion pics. I love reunions...class, family, friends...whatever. Can you believe Wimbledon....I was shocked. Have a wonderful day my friend!

  9. Thanks for coming over and following me. I am glad to have another friend. You live in a beautiful area.
    I love your background. These popcicles bring back memories. That was all there was back in the day.

  10. Heading over to the over 40 bloggers.....old fart that I am! :)

  11. Thanks for stopping by my blog -- I really loved your reunion story and the soccer video gave me chills. I'm a new follower now! Dawn

  12. This soccer win with the song track brought tears to my eyes, honestly and I'm not even a fan...but I am proud! Love your blog and happy to see someone enjoying the 30th class reunion. Good for you. Thanks also for visiting and following my blog. Of course, I'm following yours now and I'm so glad to be here. This is going to be a lot of fun...I can tell. Smiles

    @ Hauplight

  13. Found you from Over 40...your blog makes me smile! I'm a follower now

  14. Hope you're feeling better. Thank you for stopping by my blog today. Enjoyed my visit and will def. go over and visit the Over 40 Bloggers. (Kinda' hurts to admit it sometimes!)

    :-) Susan

  15. HA! I love your comment on my site! No you really shouldn't be scared of couscous for sure but risotto can be tricky. However, it is funny you mention that because I have the most easiest recipe/method for it that i just did this week. going to post it next week! Hope you have a wonderful weekend and thanks for stopping by today! Love

  16. I just knew you were going to do Flashback Fridays! I am glad you enjoyed your reunion. I recognized a few of your classmates.

    Maybe you have a green thumb after all!

  17. Great post! I'm not sure I want to relive high school memories ....

    I love that photo of the star shaped flower ... what is that called?

  18. This post is full to the rim. You have lots going on, including a 30th. Oh my, I'm not so sure I'm ready for that one quite yet. However, I am old enough to check out that over 40 blog. lol

    I have not kept up with all this soccer this yr...I'm still unpacking boxes and trying to put all my stuff in a house half as small! lol Leasing is the pits.

    Love the flower!

  19. Yes, I belong to the Over 40 Party and I'm following you now. Pam @ Sallygoodin

  20. Awww you are so sweet to mention both the Follow Friday 40 and Over Blog Hop! and the Over 40 Bloggers Club!! in your post!!! I'm sending extra ((hugs)) your way!!!

    Hope you have a great rest of your weekend!!


  21. Its me again Mary!!

    I forgot to tell you that I added your button to my blog today!!!

  22. I am a new follower and I do belong to the OVER 40 CROWD!! A great club to be in I might add!!! I have a whole website dedicated to Women over 40! Please come over and link up your blog!!
    Let me know if you need help navigating it!
    Can't wait to see you!


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