Willsmama says: "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? Typical evening schedule: check mail (snail), let dog out, feed dog, spend some time with e-mails and blogs, walk dog with my awesome friend S (and often have deep soul searching conversations in the mix), clean cat boxes, maybe paint or read a little, go to bed. Now who says I don't lead an exciting life!!!!!
2) Your work week is done and the brain is fried (for some Friday, others Sunday afternoon), what do you do? Friday night looks pretty much like the other four. Sunday afternoon might include a walk in the state park, a concert, errands or laundry depending on the week. Sunday afternoon is often blogging catch-up time if the week has been hectic. I can finally see what all y'all have been up to all week! Sometimes Sunday evening I go to dinner with a friend. Then it's time to look ahead to see what the coming week will bring.
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? I'm not much of a TV person, it's generally background noise while I'm doing something else. My "for me's" are painting (pictures not rooms...a relatively new addition) reading (always), walking Maggie, and writing.
4) When was the last time you laughed, really laughed? What was so funny? That would be about ten minutes ago at the author of this F5. I find her very funny IRL as well.
5) What is a fairly common item that some people are willing to go cheap on, but you are not. The only thing I can think of is paper towels! It makes me really crazy that the cheap ones won't tear when you pull them. Otherwise, I guess I guess I am pretty thrift oriented. It was a bone of contention in the past.
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? Our Diocese collected 32,000 pairs of shoes for Soles4Soles over the last 150 days. We did the ingathering at our Diocesan Convention last weekend. Our little church collected about 140 pair. It was cool to be part of that and to see all those shoes go into the semi to be sent off to help people that have this very basic need. It also helped us focus outside of ourselves at convention....giving does that, too.