2. I usually wake up between four and five in the morning; today I slept until 8:00. I must have been really tired, but that's all been made up now.
3. I just finished reading My Antonia, by Willa Cather, and I thought about our Random 5 host, Nancy, somewhere in Nebraska. I loved this book about the people who settled the Nebraskan prairie, so many of them from Norway. No wonder you have so many red barns in your state.
4. Yesterday, when my husband and his brother were having lunch outside, a coyote came by with one of our neighbor's chickens in its mouth. The coyote stopped twice to check out the brothers, then it went on its way, accompanied by an unkindness of Ravens.
5. Many thanks to those of you who sent good and healing thoughts to our sick blogger friends. As far as I know, they are doing OK. But yesterday I learned that blogger friend Ron, SophieDoodle's dad, had a heart attack on Tuesday. Jim wrote that he was being evaluated in a hospital in Halifax. Wow, this was a real shock as those guys, with Sophie's help, keep up such a healthy life style. So, if you don't mind, please send good thoughts to Ron. Thank you.
Linking up with Nancy at A Rural Journal