Saturday, February 28, 2015

Jumping for Joy Random Five Friday

This week the winter and the cold got to me. I thought I could make it to spring without excessive grumbling, but alas, I was cranky. I decided I would stay inside until the temperature was above forty degrees and order Chinese food for sustenance. But in the midst of my delusionary state I opened my Facebook page and...

1) I saw the return of one of one of my favorite bloggers, Nancy and her wonderful blog, A Rural Journal. Nancy has been on hiatus from blogging, but I was delighted to see she was returning to blogging and to one of my favorite parts of the week, Random Five Friday. Nancy writes from rural Nebraska and I write from Manhattan, but I've found a kindred spirit in Nancy. Welcome back, Nancy!

2) Another happy note on Facebook was the post that my cousin, J, had been admitted to the University of Connecticut. He's got several choices and I look forward to seeing where he chooses to attend college. It seems that J and his sisters -- triplets! -- were just toddlers and now they are about to start college.

3) Thank you, New York Public Library, for a cozy corner on even the coldest days. I'm content to sit in the reading room with a pile of magazines. I don't need a subscription to "People," but it's fun to catch up from time to time when I'm at the library.

4) During my magazine reading I came across an article on the Coney Island Polar Bear Club. It has never crossed my mind to jump into the ocean in the middle of winter -- the water there is barely warm enough for me in August -- but it almost seemed like something I might try. Almost!

5) Leonard Nimoy's passing. Live long and prosper, Mr. Spock.

A final cheer for the return of Random Five Friday! It's still down coat weather, but it was sunny today and above twenty degrees. I noted in the weather forecast the number forty for later this week and I am excited. Here's to spring!

As ever, thanks for visiting and take good care.
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