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?
Collapse into the recliner and read. Wait, that's what I do every time my work day is done. My brain's always fried.
2) Your work week is done and the brain is fried (for some Friday, others Sunday afternoon), what do you do?
Go out to supper and watch a DVD with Ben. Pet the dog. Collapse into the recliner and read, or nap...
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?
Did I mention reading? I also do some crafty things, and kayak a little. I'm pretty much over tv and crave quiet a lot of the time.
4) When was the last time you laughed, really laughed? What was so funny?
Catching fish with Ben on the trout farm while on vacation--he calls them "troots" and kept saying, "we hold these troots to be self-evident" as he held up his catch.
5) What is a fairly common item that some people are willing to go cheap on, but you are not.
I don't know...here lately I cheap out on almost everything, but we do take care of our cars and our health...eyes in particular. Although it's actually cheaper to keep me in contact lenses than buy new glasses, except for my reading glasses. They come from the Dollar Tree. I totally cheap out there.
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?
Hmmm...we give of our time all the time, and sometimes it feels really good, and sometimes it's just exhausting. I do have a story I'm fond of, though. The summer after we got married, we traveled to AL to see Ben's mom and go to a reception (no gifts, we said) for folks who hadn't been able to come to the wedding. The next morning, we went to the Waffle House for breakfast. While there we noticed a younger guy in a tie, obviously coming off of a night shift somewhere. When his bill came, he carefully counted his cash, several times. Although I was trying not to notice, it was clear he didn't have enough to cover both meal and tip. Ben and I asked if we could buy his breakfast as a way of atoning for skipping church. It wasn't a big amount of money at all, but he was so grateful and gracious about it. Who knew you could have a God-moment in the Waffle House?