Thursday, October 30, 2008

Friday Five: Positive Potpourri Edition

Will Smama from over at Revgalblogpals writes:

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? I check facebook, play a little Scramble, and give my very spoiled dog some ear scritches and tummy rubs.

2) Your work week is done and the brain is fried (for some Friday, others Sunday afternoon), what do you do? After church on Sunday I always stop at the grocery story and get soup and/or sandwiches for lunch, go home and share them with my husband, and take a nice nap. Afterwards I get up and read the Sunday paper, mostly doing the crossword and reading the book reviews.

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? We always watch Antique Roadshow. The Office is going on our list of must-sees starting next week.

4) When was the last time you laughed, really laughed? What was so funny? The last time I really really laughed hard was this last summer when we got home from vacation and got the dog from the dog sitters. When I went in for my regular naptime, I called Scout to come into the room. She came trotting in and promptly jumped in the bed with us (all 60 pounds of her)! We laughed so hard!! I think those dog sitters were spoiling her even worse than we do!

5) What is a fairly common item that some people are willing to go cheap on, but you are not. Shampoo. I'm vain about my hair. I cheap out on makeup, and lotion, etc. but I use expensive shampoo.

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? The meals I took over to my next door neighbor when she was pregnant and on bed rest....of course, she and her husband have done nice things for us, too. The truth is, I often feel that I receive much more than I give. It's embarrassing, but it's true.

16 comments:

Jan said...

I like the laughs with Scout. I also indulge myself with expensive shampoo and a good hair cut.

SpiritMists said...

I am in the midst of using all my cheapy shampoo and conditioner and am dedicated to not buying more until they run out. But I can't wait for them to run out. I want my nice stuff back.

Nice play!

Processing Counselor said...

Ah paper products, so necessary, so important! Soon we'll all have bidets.

will smama said...

60 pounds of spoiled dog - love it! Thanks for playing.

Magdalene6127 said...

Well played Diane!

Sally said...

how long was it until Scout wasn't allowed in the bed??? As for shampoo I'm with you there, but I picked bread!

Mrs. M said...

You know what? I've thought more than once that you have pretty hair. And I'm right there with you on feeling like I've received more than I've given.

QuakerPastor said...

WOW--that dog made quite a statement!
Blessings and Peace, QP

aka The Swandive said...

Such a great play. Facebook - duh! Of course. ;)

RevDrKate said...

Love the Scout story. What would we do without our four-footers to give us laughter!

Sue said...

I am so with you on the shampoo. And that was such a delightful gesture for your neighbour. As someone who has been sick enough to be unable to shop or cook, I can tell you that you did her a great kindness.

Hot Cup Lutheran said...

you give more than you probably realize diane! and only 60 pounds.... mocha java is 95 and i confess... he sleeps on the bed... not every night though. i'm sure scout thought sleepin' on the bed was wonderful.... hee hee.... (maybe she was attracted by the smell of your shampoo?)

1-4 Grace said...

I have recently gotten into expensive shampoo and conditioner (but Mom bought this for me).
Also, love having animals in the bed.
Good play!

Barbara B. said...

Love the Scout story! :) Haha!

Deb said...

Antique Roadshow is fun... especially if I watch it with someone about 30 or so years older and listen to their comments. :)

Nice play!
deb

Kievas said...

Great play--loved the story about Scout!