Friday, April 23, 2010

RevGals Friday Five: Smiling Edition

Jan, over at RevGals posts this Friday Five Meme:

1. When were you smiling lately? I smiled when the redbuds burst into bloom. I smile every time we go to the dog park and my dogs run free, so much joy in their running. I smiled when I learned that my car will be ready soon - but I'm frowning at the thought of yet another (my fourth in 10 months) driving trip to and/or from Arizona. Yep, that's what I'm doing next week...I smiled when my acupuncturist called me from Arizona and confirmed that I can have an appointment with her while I'm there and I'm smiling because I get to see my Spiritual Director while I'm there. I'm smiling over a lot of little things these days, but at least I'm smiling.

2. What happened unexpectedly to you this past week? This week, no unexpected turn of events, which is good, actually.

3. How was a catastrophe averted (or not)? So far this week, no catastrophes no celebrations. Just life as it is.

4. What was the most delicious thing you ate? I made a delicious pork tenderloin with sauteed mushroom, basil and a hint of sour cream sauce. We also had some really good Chinese take out, something we missed during our two years in Arizona.

5. Did you see any good movies or read any books or articles? We watched Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince on cable TV (again). I'm slowly making my way through Barbara Kingsolver's "Lacuna" - it's not a book that has taken hold of me...and I bought a new book by Geraldine Brooks - actually it's an old one by her, just new to me. I've also spent a lot of time at the gym working out. Not a very exciting week for me...but that's how it goes sometimes...

10 comments:

Purple said...

The trees...thanks for the reminder. On my three-day vacation this week, the trees (red, white, and pink) were all flowering. Stunning.

Hot Cup Lutheran said...

oh i think you were due for a little "non-excitement"... 'tis okay, alright, breathe... smile... be well...

Mary Beth said...

Sounds like a good week to me. Time for a little down time!

Jan said...

I'm glad you're smiling and that it's been a calmer week for you. Have you read the latest Maisie Dobbs mystery? I loved it. Take care, especially on your long drive to and from Arizona.

angela said...

I love the redbuds and dogwoods popping out now--they really do never stop being a surprise, as if no one really expects spring to be full of nature's fireworks.

Meg said...

Is the Geraldine Brooks' book, March? I enjoyed it very much although, as it is a parallel tale to Little Women, when we read it at our seminary book club, I found myself having to explain a lot of back story to my (pre-dominantly) male clubbers...

Sherry said...

Sometimes a week in which nobody rocks the boat is exactly what we need. Blessings Terri and take care on that drive.

Mompriest said...

Meg, it's the book she wrote before March...called, A Year of Wonders...

Deb said...

Loving all of these book recommendations... thanks!! and mmmmm good Chinese is hard to find. Even here in DC with Chinatown.

RevDrKate said...

Oh, on the road again soon, eh? Take care and be safe. So impressed with your work our disciplines. And happy that you are smiling!

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