Friday, July 31, 2009

Friday Five:Child's Play Edition

Today's Friday Five comes from Kathrynzj
"While traveling with my 4 year old we were both pleased to find a HUGE indoor playground. Now he can maneuver himself around those things no problem but I have found myself at the top level of what amounts to a glorified hamster tube more than once either rescuing an article of clothing or The Boy himself. There was a small part of me saddened to find that I no longer had the convenient excuse to be a kid and go up in the playground, but mostly my aging knees and back were quite happy to skip the experience.Maybe you are better at it than me, but my first-born, responsible demeanor rarely lets up enough for me to do frivolous silly things – like playing on playgrounds – without a good reason. My friend will stand up in a crowded restaurant and serenade me with an operatic rendition of Happy Birthday. My sister is very good at grabbing the joy in the moment. I seem to need a child to bring it out in me and even then… it takes a lot."
Today’s Friday Five celebrates the spontaneous child in all of us… ar at least the one that we admire in someone else:
1) On a scale of 1-5, with 5 being I can’t do this now I am about to jump into a pit of plastic balls at the mini-mall and 1 being I can’t do this now until I can get all of the fonts on my blog to match – where are you?
Today I would say a 3, but there are many days that I am a strong 1 or a fierce 5
2) What is the silliest/most childlike thing you have done as an adult?
I am a youth and children's director, I do silly things on an almost daily occurrence!
3) Any regrets?
Taking myself too seriously as a child.
4) What is the silliest thing you have ever seen another adult do on purpose?
My hubbie throws a pretty good temper tantrum to show our girls how silly they look, but I guess the silliest would have to be adults leading energizers at camp.
5) What is something you wish you did when you had the chance?
Bungee jumped or sky dived
BONUS: For our ‘I told you so’ sides – what thing did you skip doing and you’re really glad you did!
Tattooing eye liner and lip liner in the 90's. I know several people who did and now are not fans of the permanent makeup look.

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Laundry List

Today I have a visitation with a family before a funeral in nearby big town followed by a wedding rehearsal at our church. It looks like it will be a very busy evening and weekend! Add in the showers and well, things could get hairy!
I am working on tying up all of the summer stuff and starting all of the fall stuff. I need to order certificates of appreciation and of promotion. I need to make sure the wedding service is in order and then printed. I need to make sure training for our rotational Sunday school is set up. I need to write my sermon and start working on the revival next weekend. I need to hug my littlest baby, and my oldest baby.
Oh yeah, and some where in there, I need a nap!

Friday, July 24, 2009

Friday Five

This is my first Friday five on this blog. In my previous blog life I was a member of the revgal pals, and hope to be again one day.
Today's Friday Five comes from Singing Owl:

Please pardon me for talking about church in the summer when many of you may be on vacation. However, the church we are talking about today is the one you dream of. I've been thinking about this because I miss pastoring and preaching, because I am sending in resumes, and because...well...jut because. So have some fun with this. Tell us five things that the perfect church would have, be, do...whatever.We can dream, right?

1. Flexibility, in its leadership, congregants, and sanctuary set up
2. Color, in all things!
3. Art work, I know we are protestant, but some art is worshipful!
4. Children, lots and lots of children
5. A labyrinth, one inside and out

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

I am just wondering today:
  • will my hair ever look like those who claim to use the same shampoo
  • will my child ever use the grown-up (or any) potty
  • have i bitten off more than i can chew
  • who will help me if i choke
  • will i ever finish the fruits of the spirit study
  • do these pants make my butt look big, or is it just my butt that makes the pants look big
  • what will i preach on
  • who is my mentor
  • will i ever write that book
  • is it possible to have one of those lives
  • why does the air conditioner make that odd noise
  • will my Sr pastor and i ever get along
  • will i ever have bookcases
  • how can i stand this mess one more minute
  • will i ever finish this blanket
  • can i manage
  • does anyone care?