Friday, September 20, 2013

Completely Random 5 Friday

It's Friday and time to join the group at Random 5 Friday for the fun.

1. As promised I am delighted to announce the winner of the Orbit for kids Back to School giveaway. It's Lavender Dreams, definitely one of the sweetest blogs in Buttercupland. Please stop by and congratulate her. You'll enjoy the visit. 

2. I've started my relentless consumption of pumpkin items, one of my favorite parts of the autumn. I had a pumpkin latte on Wednesday and a pumpkin mini-muffin this morning. Let the pumpkin season begin!

3. I was walking on a gritty very urban street in Queens, NY this afternoon and my eye caught what initially I thought was a very stalky weed. I did a double take and then a triple take and yes, folks, someone is growing corn. It's not as high as an elephant's eye, but those are real ears of corn.

4) My blog buddies Sheilagh and Trish are here from England, a long awaited visit. We had a great dinner tonight and we're spending tomorrow together, too. They're visiting my neighborhood and you can guarantee there will be pictures. They brought lots of gifts, including Smarties. I am in sugar heaven.

5) I'm doing okay with No-Spending September, but not great. I've had an unexpected slew of presents -- I got carried away on the Amazon website the other day -- and the medical expenses, eye drops and a special cushion to use to ice my foot. I'm not really counting those, and I'm really not including the beautiful black boot. Oops, I almost forgot downloading two books on Amazon. It's the library for the rest of the month.

Pumpkin, ears of corn in the most unexpected place and glorious weather. It's been a great start to the almost-fall. Keep these days coming! As always, thanks for visiting and take good care of yourself.




LOVE the corn. How cool is that in the city.

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

I love pumpkin and often wonder why it is that we wait for fall to enjoy it. I guess that is the glory of having the seasons, we get to enjoy some things that we don't any other time of the year. Hope you have a super Saturday and enjoy visiting with your friends!

Theresa said...

Oh that corn is too funny! Right there on the sidewalk:) Enjoy your visit with your friends, can't wait to meet them! Have a blessed and glorious weekend, HUGS!

Anonymous said...

The coffee and muffin sound delish! Love the corn by the sidewalk! Have a wonderful weekend.

Nellie said...

I'm sending along wishes for a continued enjoyable week-end!

Loving that corn in the city! It looks much better than ours did.

Pumpkin season is upon us! Let us all enjoy!

peggy said...

Wouldn't it be fun to know the person that planted that corn. I would think they were interesting and creative and funky. Love it.

Nancy said...

I always enjoy your Friday post Carol -- you have the most interesting life. xo

Mevely317 said...

It's still too hot here to indulge in pumpkin ... ya, my seasonal taste buds are weird that way.
Excited to see Culver's has just rolled out their pumpkin concrete mixers!

Hope you're having great fun with Trish and Sheilagh!

Tina Fariss Barbour said...

What a wonderful find with the corn! I hope someone harvests it and enjoys it.

Pumpkin latte---yum. I will have to check our local coffee shop to see if they are offering them yet.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I'm so thrilled to be the winner! Thank you very much! You've made my day! Sweet hugs, Diane