Saturday, August 24, 2013

(Quite) Random Five Friday

Welcome to Random 5 Friday. Yes, I know it's Saturday, but luckily we're not too late to join Nancy and our blogger buddies for the fun.

1) Survived a shopping trip that included the Nike Discount Store. I have a number of orthopedic issues and sneakers are the mainstay of my shoe wardrobe. I waded through what seemed like millions of pairs of sneakers, running shoes, training shoes and walking shoes...

...and found one that felt great. Mission accomplished!

2) I am somehow surprised that the summer has flown by and it's almost fall. I've always believed that fall begins with the start of school and in New York that's usually after Labor Day. The Jewish New Year begins in ten days and my blog buddies, Trish and Sheilagh will be here in less than a month. Happy September!

3) I have a few new blog ideas for the fall. I'm going to try and add more book reviews. Writers out there, please be in touch. I'd be happy to feature your book.  There will be a series -- yes, three or four! -- giveaways starting on Labor Day. I've got a fun one thanks to folks at Orbit Gum, a book giveaway and a surprise or two.

4) I've so enjoyed all the walking I've been doing this summer. So much so, that I'm thinking of participating in a 5K in November. I'm not quite sure if I'm up to it, but I'm giving myself a week to make the decision. It's for one of my favorite causes and am thinking of doing a post each week about this great cause. Still pondering...

5) Halloween candy is starting to appear. I am so tempted by my favorite...Reese's! Though, Mr. Goodbar is in close pursuit. So far I'm restraining myself, and continue to restrain my self on the issue of the cronut.

Wishes for a Sweet Saturday!



Glad you found shoes that fit. ENJOY them.

Anonymous said...

Glad you found some shoes. It can be overwhelming there are so many choices!
Peanut butter cups are my fav too. So far, I have resisted all the tempting Halloween candy.
Wishing you a delightful weekend.

Navigating Northward said...

I'm surprised summer has gone so fast too. Well ... enjoy the rest of it!

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

finding comfortable walking shoes is an issue for me, glad you were able to find some. You are in good shape if you are considering a 5 k event. That is far from my capabilities. It is hard to believe that summer is almost over. Hope you have a super Sweet Saturday!

Chatty Crone said...

My feet are my problem too - what kind of shoes did you get?

Nellie said...

I believe you have touched on my "exercise" - that of exercising restraint at the candy display!:-)

So glad you found some satisfactory shoes!

Our local schools have been in session for two entire weeks already. We expect temperatures into the high eighties later next week, so it doesn't seem too much like fall around here.

Nancy said...

I'm so glad you found a comfortable pair, Carol. I've been wearing a pair of Asics trail runners for a couple of years and I love them.

Would the 5k be walking or running?

Halloween candy already? Geez.

Thanks for joining in -- loving your 5 facts from the Big Apple every week.

Melinda said...

Isn't shoe shopping fun?

Summer has come and gone in my world. We have also been in school for two weeks! Oh boy.

Enjoy your the rest of the weekend.


Melinda said...

Isn't shoe shopping fun?

Summer has come and gone in my world. We have also been in school for two weeks! Oh boy.

Enjoy your the rest of the weekend.


Mary Callan said...

that's a lot of shoes! good luck with the 5k if you decide to go ahead. Thanks for signing up to follow me and I'm happy to follow you!
Mary x

Patty Sumner said...

Yes, Fall is just around the corner....I love a good pair of shoes...especially these days! I have several issues too...I guess that happens with age..Have a great week. Blessings!