Friday, January 19, 2007

RevGalBlogPals Friday Five

It's been a very full, busy week. Here's the F5, short and sweet.

The questions are simple, the answers unlimited. Go!

Who Director of Youth and Family Ministry, my friend

turned in her letter of resignation

When yesterday

Where at my congregation

Why because she got a different job and she has been unhappy here

Bonus: How it makes me feel? Very happy for her. Mixed feelings for me. I'm sad because I'll really miss her. We really helped support each other, both in terms of helping each other out when need be, but also to encourage each other through the challenges of relating with senior pastor. I'm relieved, because I will no longer be in the middle between her and senior pastor, even when they didn't intentionally put me there. I'm motivated because it's part of the push I needed to work on completing the paperwork required to make myself available for a different call. I'm worried about what additional stuff I'm going to have to take on in the near future. But most of all, I'm going to miss her.

Tuesday, January 16, 2007

What Accuracy!

You Are 0% Extrovert, 100% Introvert

You avoid people at all costs
You aren't one for social interaction
And you limit your interaction to a select few
Thank God for self checkout!

Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Here's to Becoming Healthier?

I'm not really much of a resolution maker, at least not particularly in relationship to the beginning of a new year. But this year, my husband and I decided that we need to be healthier. Neither of us are horribly unhealthy; we don't get sick much or have major health problems. Both of us are a few pounds overweight, but not outrageously so. We both want our clothes to fit right again.

So this is what we've tried to do:
1. Eliminate the beloved Pepsi products from our life. (Neither of us can drink diet and I'm at high risk for osteoporosis which caffeine and carbonation are bad for. The only thing going for me is that I don't and have never smoked.)
2. Eat more fruits and vegetables.
3. Eat at home more so that we eat less fat, grease, and otherwise bad for you stuff.
4. Exercise every day.

We started on January 2nd and have done fairly well.

I've had these results:
1. A sore throat and snuffly nose
2. A headache just about every day
3. An upset tummy the past few days
4. A back so out of whack that it will take at least 3 visits to the chiropractor this week to get me straightened out. (The shooty, tingling pain down the leg is no good.)

So--am I becoming healthier? Or should I go back to eating unhealthfully and being a slug?

Friday, January 05, 2007

RevGalBlogPals Friday Five

Okay--it's a new year, time to try something first foray into the Friday Five!

1. "It's my party and I'll [blank] if I want to..."
Favorite way to celebrate your birthday (dinner with family? party with friends? a day in solitude?)

I want to be able to celebrate with my family. A nice dinner sounds good. My husband remembering the day is also helpful. (In his defense, he remembers, he's usually just a day early. The only time he's ever early!)

2. "You say it's your birthday... it's my birthday too, yeah..."
Do you share your birthday with someone famous?
Maria Montessori ~ I thought that was especially cool when I was in early childhood education classes.
Debbie Gibson ~ This was even cooler when I was in junior high and she was big.

3. "Lordy Lordy look who's forty..."
Milestone birthdays:
a) just like any other birthday--they're just numbers, people.
b) a good opportunity to look back/take stock
c) enjoy the black balloons--I'll be hiding under a pile of coats until the day is over
d) some combination of the above, or something else entirely.

A, I guess. The milestones I've hit haven't seemed a big deal. Ask next year.

4. "Happy birthday, dear... Customer..."
Have you ever been sung to in a restaurant? Fun or cringe-worthy?

I know I have...must have been somewhat cringe-worthy. Otherwise I'd have better memories of it.

5. "Take my birthday--please"
Tell me one advantage and one disadvantage about your particular birthday (e.g. birthday in the summer--never had to go to school; birthday near Christmas--the dreaded joint presents)
EDITED TO ADD: This could also simply be something you like/dislike about your birthday (e.g. I like sharing a birthday with my best friend, etc.).

Disadvantage ~ It seems that my birthday always falls on a weekday, which means school or work. And, more often than not, this now means that I often have to work in the evening which eliminates the spending time with my family that day.
Advantage ~ My best friend and I share a birthday, which is cool. Our moms shared a hospital room when we were born. She's two hours older. We ended up not meeting until junior high but became instant friends that have stood the test of time.