Friday, October 4, 2013

Philosophical and Sweet Random 5 Friday

It's one of my favorite parts of the week, Random 5 Friday. There are no calories, I don't have to dress up and the company is terrific.

1) Not to be negative...but at least once a day I look at the newspaper or the MSN homepage and I am sure the world is about to come to an end. Its not just this week. It's not just Miley Cyrus and it's not just the Congress. Anyone else ever feel that way?

2) I love keeping up with my elementary school friends. We have a very active Facebook group and this afternoon we were chatting about our teachers. I can remember every teacher I had in elementary school, but forget half a dozen things I need to do in the next few days. The joy of long term memory.

3) I'm liking the library more and more. This week I'm reading Terry McMillan's new book, "Who Asked You?" I'm about half way thorough and I'm liking it a lot. I don't think it's as good as "Waiting to Exhale," which was terrific, but this book is really holding my interest and I want to know what happens to the characters.

4) I learned a valuable lesson about reading my mail this week. I ignored a letter from the bank -- I thought it was one of the hundreds of privacy notices they send out -- and an account was about to be sent to the state as abandoned. The woman at the bank was really nice about retrieving the paperwork for me, but I was really contrite. I promised her I would read all of my mail, even if it looks meaningless.

5) Now for the sweet! Buttercup was invited to attend #SneakPEEPS, a sneak preview of the Peeps candy for Christmas. What fun! There were Peeps, Peeps crafts and Peeps foods. I promise there will be a Peeps post or two as we get closer to Christmas. They also had Halloween treats and they were yummy. I especially liked the dark chocolate covered marshmallow pumpkin...

  ...and was delighted to find that there were sugar-free Peeps treats.

I'm happy to conclude Random 5 Friday on a sweet note. I hope you had a sweet Friday and thanks so much for visiting. 


Paula said...

I don't like EATING Peeps, but they are sure cute to look at!


The book looks good. I almost picked it up myself. But got THE SIGNATURE OF ALL THINGS instead. Those peeps sound yummy for sure. I did not know they had sugar free ones.

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

I read Getting to Happy by McMillan but it did not keep my attention like I wished it had. Glad her new book sounds a bit better -- will put it on my list.

Peeps -- not a fan to eat, but I love how cute they are. :)

Stephanie said...

I remember all my grade school teachers too - especially 3rd grade since it was my mother. I don't know what it is about Peeps - I don't really love them but I will eat one or two especially if it's covered in dark chocolate.

W. Latane Barton said...

I have those thoughts myself. I just don't see how this world can much more screwed up and stand! Just my thought on the matter.

Theresa said...

OH PEEPS are some of my all-time favorites:) YUM and chocolate too? YES! Have a blessed day dear friend, HUGS!

Nadine_Feldman said...

It does seem as though the world has gone mad. I remind myself that most people are just going through their daily lives, trying to make a living and take care of their families. With the 24/7 news cycle and Internet bombardment, we just hear more about the crazies. I have to believe (or else I would go mad myself) that plenty of good still goes on, but goodness doesn't grab headlines.

I always envy those who have friends all the way back from grade school. My family moved a lot, so I didn't develop those long-term relationships. I applaud you for keeping up with these precious friends!

Pondside said...

I love the library too - it's one of my favourite places, everywhere I've ever lived.
Peeps? I will have to come back to see what this is all about.

Susie said...

Buttercup...the world is ending, isn't it?? The wars and rumors of wars...that's the scary stuff. I love libraries. I like the smell of the books too. Is that strange? I like chocolate way better than peeps. Hope you have a wonderful weekend. xoxo,Susie

Mevely317 said...

Oh, how I envy your long-term memory! I, too, belong to a hometown FB group ... but when they get to talking teachers
names from elementary school, there's little I can recall.

... n' ya, you're not alone in feeling discouraged by the news these days. Bad news and sensationalism always seem to sell. Isn't that sad?


Melinda said...

What will they think of next?

M :)

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Marie said...

No peeps over here, or in Canada for that matter. I have never had one, but I do enjoy looking at their cuteness!

Love all of your thoughts today. It would be so easy to see everything that is going on in today's world and give up, but giving up is not an option!

I have a highschool group I belong to on FB and it is a great group to belong too. We share a common history that we share with nobody else. It's a good thing, not to para-phrase martha or anything!

That book sounds good and what a lesson to learn about reading all of our mail!

Great post Carol! xxoo