Friday, February 08, 2013

friday five: semi-random edition

At RevGals Karla writes: Who knew it was the Second Friday of the month? I have been busy getting ready for Blizzard Nemo (really, 24 inches in Boston?  Why on earth don't I have a snow blower???) and pondering life transitions--oh, but enough about me.  
How about you?  

1) What is sneaking up on you, and what have you been thinking about?  
For a change, Valentine's Day is NOT sneaking up on me! Thanks to the leisure of unemployment I had time to revive an old tradition of making valentines for the beloveds in my life. That list has exploded with a new generation of wee folk in the lives of the aforementioned. Cards are made, treats bagged and tagged, and a trip to the post office is in order this morning to ship everything out. 
2)  What will you have for lunch today? 
Leftover chicken satay made for our super bowl grazing adventure.
3)  If you were to get snowed in for two days, and you need to hunker down, what essentials and treats would you store up? 
I'd be busy making soup and baking bread. Nothing says tucked in comfort like the aroma of both coming from the kitchen. 
4) Tell me a story about one awesome thing you have experienced in the last couple of weeks. 
I had an experience of spiritual rejuvenation several days ago, and that--coupled with the extended benefits of it--was pretty awesome. I'm on a vocational roller-coaster, a journey that is wearing me out, but God managed to get through and settle some peace on me that I didn't anticipate. I am really trying to keep fear at bay through this ride, and working hard to connect the dots of my life to help me find a road map forward. For now, I'm beyond grateful for the peace, and more than grateful for the friends who continue to keep company with me on this desolate road.
5)  What is your favorite office supply to splurge on? (now THAT is random, right?)
I'm a recovering office supply junkie, with a stash of post-its (and other goodies) overflowing from my desk drawer. There's no room for supplies any longer in my office, so I have, out of necessity, applied a self-imposed ban on such purchases. Reality has sapped the thrill from the splurge, which I see as a good thing.


Purple said...

Such a creative person with the valentines. I am sure they will be "loved".

The vocational roller coaster sure takes its fair share of dips and drops. Nice to have smoother rides.

Purple said...

Such a creative person with the valentines. I am sure they will be "loved".

The vocational roller coaster sure takes its fair share of dips and drops. Nice to have smoother rides.

Faith Hope Cherrytea said...

luving your valentine creativity! & illustration for this post =)
yay for soups - me too on that point and oh yes, peace.. my 'word' for this year. bless you in it and through it...
{ps- luv your pinterest button :)}

Jan said...

I've loved seeing your Valentine creations on pinterest--such fun! I'm glad you've found joy in your unemployment. I used to love to bake break and you brought back memories, especially from living in colder climbs when my kids were young--up in RI and NJ. Praise God for the peace that passes understanding.

Mary Beth said...

love me some post-its!

The Bug said...

I'm coming to your house for the next snow storm :)

river song said...

bread in the oven, on the table, and in our tummies--yummy!

Teri said...

love your valentines! and a hearty "I feel that" on the office supply front...I have a post-it and pen addiction that really does not need to be fed right now.

revkjarla said...

oh....I bet your valentines are lovely! I appreciate vocational rollercoasters....sending you good thoughts.

Sharon said...

Uh oh! I was so busy not letting Lent sneak up on me that Valentine's Day totally didn't hit my radar screen. Thank you!

Stratoz said...

You just got to love moments of peace during vocational angst.

Jayne said...

Nothing makes me happier than browsing at Office Depot! :c)


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