Random Five Friday: Lucky Day

posted by Sharon October 18, 2013 17 Comments

1. Wild flowers are scarce here, but I found some purple still hanging in there. And purple is one of my favorite colors.

2. In my search for handmade soap, I found this purple, lilac-scented bar. For a small price, I can smell lovely lilac every day. I think this was a great investment in happiness.

3. It’s back in the 80s here. Summer can’t quite let go. It’s dark when I get up and dark early in the evening, though — a sure sign of fall.

4. At the library, I happened on a new book by Frederick Forsyth, author of the classic Day of the Jackal. I grabbed it and checked it out. It’s called The Kill List. “Oh, you got a Lucky Day book,” the librarian told me. “Do you know what that is?” She said this book has about 100 holds since it came out in August. But the publisher agreed to circulate a few copies that never go on hold. Almost impossible to find, these are dubbed Lucky Day books. No money is involved, I didn’t win anything I’ll keep. But still, just knowing I got the Lucky Day copy made me feel kind of like I had grabbed the brass ring. Bonus: It’s a fast-moving, entertaining thriller.

5. Are you dressing up for Halloween? My office team discussed doing something together (would you believe we talked about being a city with traffic and a sun and snow?). But for various reasons, that’s not going to happen. So it’s up to me whether I want to dress up. Any suggestions?

Hope your week is going well and that in some way big or small, it’s been your Lucky Day, too.

Linking up with Random 5 Friday and Friday Finds. Photos are edited with Kim Klassen’s texture Grunged Up.

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17 Comments

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lynn October 18, 2013 at 9:55 am

I love any thing lilac and love this one’s wrapper. The kill list is a great read, no to dressing up for H. France doesn’t do Hallowe’en like the USA and Canada do..

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Nancy @ A Rural Journal October 18, 2013 at 10:00 am

Love that soap! And all of your purple flowers and the idea of winning at the library.

Dressing up? I never did it at work, though many did. I’m just not one of those people that likes the spotlight. xo

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debra@ HOMESPUN October 18, 2013 at 10:16 am

Pretty flowers and happy bee ! ๐Ÿ™‚ UGH the dark just goes on and on …I am an early bird so it seems as if it takes forever for the light to hit! ๐Ÿ™‚

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dalettre October 18, 2013 at 10:34 am

A fun list…and beautiful blooms!

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Buttons October 18, 2013 at 11:06 am

Your photos are beautiful and I can almost smell that soap. I will dress up as a farmgirl oh wait I am that:) B

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Snap October 18, 2013 at 11:50 am

it was your lucky day and lucky to find that soap — a great investment in happiness! And, it’s purple! beautiful shots. have a lovely weekend. not dressing up for Halloween — just decorating.

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Latane Barton October 18, 2013 at 12:02 pm

I am a purple fan, too. Seems that most of the quilts I made recently had purple in them. I don’t think I will dress up for Halloween but I will have the trick or treaters come to my house. I need to buy more candy.

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Robyn October 18, 2013 at 12:09 pm

I like your autumn flowers. Pink and Purple will work for me.

Yea for your Lucky Day book and good soap find. It’s the little things that make life good.

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Beth October 18, 2013 at 12:20 pm

i bet the soap smells lovely. i love home made soaps. ( :

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Nadine Feldman October 18, 2013 at 4:08 pm

Gorgeous pics! I can smell the lilacs from here!

I love the idea of Lucky Day books. Very cool.

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Dotti October 18, 2013 at 4:35 pm

Oh, your wildflowers are simply lovely!

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Veronica Roth October 18, 2013 at 4:52 pm

Hi Sharon. You’re a lucky girl to still have wildflowers. They are really scarce here in the Pacific Northwest. I’m happy that you feel lucky to get that book. It’s lovely to have that feeling. I usually have it when I find a penny on the ground or see a beautiful something, or better yet, when I get to talk to Robert in the evenings. (Vancouver 9pm is only 5am British time) Hope you hang on to that feeling all weekend long. ๐Ÿ™‚

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augcott October 18, 2013 at 5:58 pm

Great Random 5 post!
Oh boy! I have a weakness for lilacs. Now I am going to go on the hunt for this soap!!!
Have a lilac-scented weekend!
diane

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nina bille (@ThoughtsImages) October 18, 2013 at 6:43 pm

Beautiful flowers! ANd the soap – handmade soap are just special, the soft foam and the delicate scent!

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Sandra at Thistle Cove Farm October 18, 2013 at 11:55 pm

“an investment in happiness”…love it!

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HULA~LA October 19, 2013 at 1:34 am

Handmade purple soap…a real treasure for sure! But even more special is the “Lucky Day” book. Just because, I am going to my library to check it out! Aloha to you…

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abrianna October 19, 2013 at 4:30 am

I like purple too, Had my picture taken today and wore a purple violet shirt. Lilac is one of my favorite scents. That last shot is my favorite.

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