7 Mar 2014

FRIDAY's FAVE FIVE - RANDOM 5 FRIDAY

1. Ever since I had moved my desk under the window, I became "Big Brother is watching you" only that in my case I am the big sister ! I never thought that so many people walk their kids and dogs through our little street !

They are mostly grandmas and grandpas with their grandchildren. Our house is always a long lasting stop.



The little children love my little cat statuettes and always pet them, especially the one sitting besides the letterbox. Sometimes I hear cries or even real tantrums when the naughty grandpas or mas want to drag them away.

While I took these pictures, I saw my neighbor with his new dog showing him to other neighbors. The dog is rather big and a mixture, 6 years old and he had got him from a shelter. At least for that he is a good man, because otherwise he is in war with almost everybody in the street !

2. Each time I go to my friend Dominique next door, cat Arthur thinks that I need a body guard and comes with me.



He walks me til the entrance, does his pedicure on the doormat and when the door opens he disappears. Dominique had asked me to help her with sorting out her photos on the computer, she had quite some difficulties.

3. Each time the sun shows its nose, I need to go out ! Dominique feels the same so we went for a walk through the neighborhood.



We were surprised to see so many plants already blooming and even had the opportunity to see a beautiful rainbow.

4. I visited Ilona, she wanted to show me her freshly painted living room. It looked like new !



I also brought her a cat carrier which Nicole doesn't need anymore and the cat settled in there immediately, apparently not knowing the use of this thing !

In the evening I went with Dominique and Nicole to the cinema and watched a hilarious movie, with the title "The super hypochondriac".  The title says it all ! Our bellies were hurting when we came out and had a little supper in an Italian restaurant. I was so hungry that I forgot to take pictures of this nice place in a very old house in a small street in Waterloo.

5. My son and grandson announced their visit for this weekend, so I had to go shopping and fill in the fridge for 2 and a little half men all with a good appetite !

Sunshine and nice weather have also their negative side, you suddenly realize that a lot of things are dirty ! Therefore after shopping I continued (and finished) to scrub the rest of the terrace and the long entrance to our garden with water and chlorid, and hope that the moss is all gone.



After that I was exhausted and collapsed behind my computer with a cup of coffee !


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22 comments:

Linens and Royals said...

The car carrier is a bit strange. It looks as if the cat in on TV.

Claire said...

A great Random 5!
You had a busy week!
Hope you have a great weekend with your 'boys' :)

Sarah Huizenga said...

People watching is the best, so I am sure your spot by the window is very entertaining.

EG CameraGirl said...

I think you've found a great spot for your desk if you can see what's going on outdoors.

retriever said...

Have a nice end week in Waterloo.Lovely post and fotos.

Snap said...

You are busy! Nice carrier that you gave your friend. I think your desk is in a perfect spot. I sit out on my balcony and watch the people go by -- fun! Enjoy your boys! Happy Friday!

Hazel Ceej said...

A lovely neighborhood you got! Cute neighbors. I'm sure Dominique's doormat pedicure looks awesome!

Fun60 said...

I can see you secretly smiling at the grandparents trying to drag the children away from your cat sculptures!

Jo said...

I like the good point in your neighbor that he adopted a dog from the shelter! I couldn't remember Ilona owning a cat? Great job you did cleaning the patio. Enjoy your children and Toby this weekend. Jo

Carletta said...

Hi Gattina!
I have my desk by the window as well. I'm in the country so I don't see neighbors just the resident wildlife of deer, hawks, and birds. :)
When it finally gets warm here I'll be cleaning too. Not a job I'm looking forward to.

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

All I see out my front window is birdies. A good thing! Always enjoy your silly randoms Gattina. xo

diane b said...

You are doing a good job at cleaning the terrace. At least it probably warmed you up.

Diane Baker-Williams said...

Arthur seems like the perfect gentleman! My patio will need a good scrubbing once all the snow is gone.

W. Latane Barton said...

I hope you have a wonderful visit with your son and grandson. Isn't it interesting that having company makes us do what we should have already done in the first place .... like buy groceries, clean house.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

When you get through helping your next door neighbor sort her pictures, come help me! I think my pix are multiplying in secret every time I turn off the computer. I just can't get this job finished!

I'm glad Spring is heading your way. About time.

ellen b. said...

Looks like you are making the most of your new views! I love having my computer in front of a window to the neighborhood seeing the comings and the goings. Have a great weekend.

Loree said...

Hope you're enjoying your weekend. Spring is on the way.

A Lady's Life said...

Glad to see you working Gattina
I also like to watch people but I don't have many up this way.
Picassa doesnt let me post pictures so I have to go through desk top
on my side it comes out go figure. lol

aspiritofsimplicity said...

it sounds like a wonderful week. I have begun to feel the call of spring cleaning...although we are not yet into spring.

Norma Ruttan said...

another cat lover! me too! your cat sculptures are so life-like. what a wonderful view you have from your desk. because I like the idea, I think I'll ask my youngest to do some changes in my computer/scrapbook/treadmill room. here's hoping he won't mind.

Robyn Lee said...

What a pretty neighbourhood you live in, Gattina. Mine's not so quiet but I like it. Hmmm, scrubbing that long stretch of tiles doesn't look much fun. I'll stick with my little balcony, thanks!

edenhills said...

Wonderful glimpse into your life. That rainbow was amazing! I am jealous of all the beautiful spring plants.