Friday, June 28, 2013

It's (Extremely) Random 5 Friday

Thanks to my bloggy buddy, Nancy, at the great blog, A Rural Journal, it's Random 5 Friday.

My random five thoughts for this last Friday in June...

1) I looked at my home page this morning and saw a big blank spot where Google Reader used to be. Empty! Happily, I've got my favorite blogs in Bloglovin and have used it today to keep up with posts. I knew the day was coming -- and prepared for it -- but I didn't like seeing the big, empty space. Google Reader, thanks for the memories.

2) I had a very good day at the Library yesterday. My project is coming along and I think I can even find my way around, though I keep being shown "shortcuts" with every visit.

Broadway, from the steps of Jewish Theological Seminary. Union Theological Seminary is across the street. 

3) I realized it's time to find a place for exercise. I spent some time looking at the options and made an appointment for an orientation at a Y with a senior day program. It's not the closest place, but it's reasonably priced and they have aqua aerobics, which I'd love to do regularly. There are also a number of craft programs I can try and I think ceramics would be fun. Has anyone else joined a structured fitness program? 

4) I just finished my plans for my trip to the Spinal Cord Tumor Conference in Orlando in July. Flight, hotel and registration are all set and this afternoon I booked two evenings at Disney Parks. I'm thinking of visiting the Magic Kingdom with my friend, Sue, who lives in Florida and will be with me for a few of the days, and an evening at Epcot. Any tips from more experienced Orlando visitors? 

5) Most amazingly, I'm very close to 1,000 posts. I think this is 986. I'm delighted and awed by reaching this arbitrary, yet magic number. Definitely will be doing giveaways in July to celebrate. 

Please stop by A Rural Journal and join the Random 5 fun!

10 comments:

TARYTERRE said...

I love random thoughts. Nice post.

Patty Sumner said...

Happy Random thoughts Friday.. I guess every day could be random thoughts day for me...lol especially if I could take time to write them down. Enjoy the conference. Blessings!

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

Happy Friday to you !. Have fun in Orlando!

Mary said...

Lovely post! Weird that Google reader is gone. Change is afoot everywhere. :) Have a beautiful weekend. And congratulations on almost 1000 blog posts!

Nellie said...

I hope my blog is one that has transferred for you!:-)

It sounds like you are making some good progress and have much in the future that will be fun!

Enjoy your Saturday!

Lynda said...

I switched all the blogs I follow over to Bloglovin after reading the comments of what you and others have posted. I used to belong to the Y a few years ago and LOVED the water aerobics. However, my skin did not like the chlorinated water so I had to stop that. Visiting Disney was years ago but my daughter's husband is very smart in it. One thing I have heard repeatedly is to make your dinner reservations at the restaurants in the Kingdom as early as possible - - - up to six months in advance. And find out about "Fast-pass" for rides or entrance to other places. Did your back surgery allow you a disability status? If so, you can probably use it to your benefit at Disney. If not, you will be a regular tourist. Sounds like fun though!!!

Theresa said...

Oh I hope I don't lose my friends with the changes:( Better check on it! Have a blessed day dear friend, sounds like you are making plans and some good ones too! HUGS!

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

As for Google Reader -- I added my blog roll to my sidebar and so far, that's working well. Apparently, the feed is still good.

I would love to do water aerobics! I swam in high school and always wished we could have a pool here. Have fun!

Chatty Crone said...

I am following you on Bloglovin! And did you have google reader on igoogle -Igoogle is going away too in Nov. sandie

~Kristen~ said...

I too am missing google's reader. I think they will find it was a mistake to get rid of it.

Love your list though :-)