Friday, June 08, 2012

friday five: whatever!

At RevGals Kathryn offers us a random meme for today's Friday Five. I'll play! 

1.  What religion/faith besides yours captures your curiosity and why?
I'm intrigued by just about any faith system, but the one I feel most compelled to learn about is Islam. I'm so tired of the rants against Muslims resulting from ignorance and extremist actions, and I'd like to get better informed so that I can be a source of information to counter the voice of the radical right on this subject.  Unfortunately I don't retain what I read very well. That said, however, a very good read for Christians is Jesus: One Man, Two Faiths, by Ron Messier

2.  What is the first or most memorable pop song you ever learned as a kid?
I'm going to say "Red Rubber Ball." It is still a favorite
(tried to embed it here, without success)

3.  If God were a color.....(finish this sentence creatively)
You mean God isn't a color?

4.  If you were going to make a sandwich right now for lunch, and you magically had all the items you need for it, what would that sandwich be?
A standard favorite is a BLT, and we almost always have the ingredients on hand for that. Other favorites include roast turkey with tarragon aioli and brie on rye; grilled ham and cheddar cheese on marbled rye with cranberry mustard; and what I refer to as a "stack:" a slice of rye cut from a large round loaf, piled with slices of black forest ham, turkey, swiss cheese, tomatoes, red onion, bacon, and lettuce, topped with a special sauce (a homemade version of Thousand Island dressing).  Now I'm hungry!

5.  How are you doing?  Really, how are you?
Mostly good. Really! I'm dealing with some anxiety because my present job is as interim at a local university. I'm a candidate for the permanent position, for which interviews are being conducted right now. My chances are good, but anything can happen.  If they choose someone else I have no clue what I will do next. When I lean into God I experience peace. I just need to remember to lean more often.

My husband is in a funk at the moment, and that is decidedly not fun.

Bonus:  What are you enjoying/loving right now?
The frequency with which we have been able to see our daughter and her family (grandkids!) lately.
last weekend in town and participating in the local parks and rec Small Fri Tri(athlon)

5 comments:

river song said...

Yummy-sounding sandwich bill-of-fare and how wonderful to be able to see your grandkids so often! best wishes and abundant grace regarding that university position; peace...

The Bug said...

I've already said it once but I'll say it again - good luck!

It's tough when the hubby is in a funk - I know that I have a hard time separating my own mood from Mike's (at least when I'm with him - I have excellent compartmentalization skills when we're not together).

revkjarla said...

That small fry tri picture is adorable, as is the doggy photo. Is that YOUR dog?
Sending good vibes your way re: your position...
and I will check out red rubber ball.

Your sandwiches all made me very hungry.
Thanks for playing!

Purple said...

Thanks for the book recommendation.
Wow...hope the university position works out for you.

Jan said...

Always glad to get a book recommendation from you. Hopes and prayers about the permanent position; you've loved it so much.

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