Greetings friends! It’s been awhile since I’ve contributed to the posts here at the revgalblogpals website, but I agreed to step into the Fifth Friday of the Month Friday Five slot.
So here I be.
As I zip around the webring it is quite clear that we are getting BUSY. “Tis the season” when clergy and laypeople alike walk the highwire from Fall programming to Christmas carrying their balancing pole with family/rest on the one side and turkey shelters/advent wreaths on the other.
And so I offer this Friday Five with 5 quick hit questions… and a bonus:
1) Your work day is done and the brain is fried, what do you do?
Watch a previously recorded episode of some tv show that I didn’t have time to watch when it actually aired. maybe read a fiction book. maybe crochet — but that one is a big maybe.
2) Your work week is done and the brain is fried (for some Friday, others Sunday afternoon), what do you do?
If it’s Sunday, it’s a nap. If it’s Friday, it’s a football game because the SportsQueen is in the marching band. If it’s any other liberated time, geocaching! well, even if it’s not liberated time, it’s geocaching if I can.
3) Like most of us, I often keep myself busy even while programs are on the tv. I stop to watch The Office and 30 Rock on Thursday nights. Do you have ‘stop everything’ tv programming or books or events or projects that are totally ‘for you’ moments?
There are no “stop everything” tv programming events that’s what the DVR is for. If it’s totally “for me” it’s probably sleep.
4) When was the last time you laughed, really laughed? What was so funny?
The best laugh I have had recently that was not generated by my family was listening to 3 daughters tell stories about their mom in preparation for her funeral. (I got called in because none of them are local but the cemetary plot next to her husband/their dad is here.) OMG, their mom was SO creatively funny. And the stories are unique enough that they would pop up on search engine radar so if you are that curious send me an email or call me.
5) What is a fairly common item that some people are willing to go cheap on, but you are not.
crutches. I have bright yellow powder coated crutches with brightly colored arm and hand pads with a detachable bag (my “crutchware” is no longer available so I’m not linking to a pic of them). I may have a body that requires the use of assistive devices but that does not mean I need to be boring about it. I got mine from LemonAid Crutches.
Bonus: It’s become trite but is also true that we often benefit the most when we give. Go ahead, toot your own horn. When was the last time you gave until it felt good?
I was part of the very last minute help to serve food at our local homeless shelter. I didn’t really have the time, like usual, there were others things to do. I got the phone call to please come help as I waited to pick up the SportsQueen from basketball practice. We went straight to the shelter. After serving, on the way to the car, the SportsQueen said, “Thanks, Mom. I really wanted to do that but I didn’t think we were going to be able to. I’m really glad we came. Thanks.”
Let us know in the comments if you played and I’ll come around and visit. The first 50 are entered into a drawing for a new car (sorry, that’s a lie. We are immersed in political attack ads here in the US that lie and so I thought I would join in). Seriously, go ahead and let us know if you play. I will visit. And buy you a new house (lie). The last person to do the Friday Five is a socialist and hangs out with computer viruses (STOP!). Do I qualify as a socialist???