Friday, August 08, 2008

Friday Five - HOT HOT HOT

Presbyterian Gal of RevGals writes:

It’s August. An oppressively hot and humid month where many of us live.

I remember the Al Pacino movie though not much about the plot. Just that it was very, very hot. And he had giant sweat stains on his shirt.

As I pass through this year’s dog days in my felon ridden neighborhood (OK, just two housefuls. But isn’t that enough?), I am trying to focus on the blessings apparent around me, past and present, that I might not notice, necessarily. In that spirit, this week’s Friday Five goes thusly:

1. What is your sweetest summer memory from childhood? Did it involve watermelon or hand cranked ice cream? Or perhaps a teen summer romance. Which stands out for you?
Summers at the pool. Running in the sprinkler. Summer camp. And home-made Popsicles.

2. Describe your all time favorite piece of summer clothing. The one thing you could put on in the summer that would seem to insure a cooler, more excellent day.
My broomstick skirt and a tank top. Birkies, too.

3. What summer food fills your mouth with delight and whose flavor stays happily with you long after eaten?
The fruits of the season.... peaches. tomatoes. berries. Yuuuuummmmm. (Wait. Tomatoes ARE fruits, right??)

4. Tell us about the summer vacation or holiday that holds your dearest memory. Probably the way we end our summers - taking a week at the beach. It's coming up next week... can't wait!!!

5. Have you had any experience(s) this summer that has drawn you closer to God or perhaps shown you His wonder in a new way?
I would have to say being ordained this summer, surprisingly, spoke to my vision and my dreams, and reminded me that indeed God is in the middle of this thing called "life"! I had been told it was "just a piece of paper." It is SO much more...

Bonus question: When it is really hot, humid and uncomfortable, what do you do to refresh and renew body and spirit? A nice tall glass of iced tea with mint and Splenda. And the sports section to read about college football! Fall will be here before we know it...

who says (for the first time this season...) HEY! QP!! O-H!


Rev Honey said...

I- O from Rev Honey OSU '81

Great post!

RevAnne said...

Great play!
I'm looking forward to fall myself. Summer here is a for my taste.
I remember my ordination (ours, actually; Ben and I were ordained simultaneously) as being very powerful. Congratulations!

Presbyterian Gal said...

Yes, congratulations on your ordination! You have worked so hard for this.

I remember home made popsicles too. My mom would make them with Hawaiian Punch. MMMmmmmm.

Janice said...

Congrats on ordination! And have a great time at the beach! Are you doing OC MD? (we just returned from there a week or so ago - we had GREAT weather, hope you do too!)

Sally said...

well played Deb- your ordination pics were great, I pray that it will continue to be meaningful for a long time.

Hot Cup Lutheran said...

it is far to early in the season for buckeye references... just sayin'

Deb said...

Hot Cup -
How can it be too early when the pro teams have already played at least ONE game???

And hey, Rev Honey - nice to have another Buckeye around. :)

Deb said...

We are actually headed south to SC - near Beaufort, SC. Quiet. Peaceful. ahhhhh

Auntie Knickers said...

Beaufort area is nice! I generally go in May before it is so warm. Be sure to take in a fish fry if you can! And although I don't follow college football, I agree that thinking about fall can help make the hot summer days bearable. (Thinking about winter, maybe even more so.)

EmJayDee said...

Sprinklers for me too. Ordination sounds just so special - glad it was.

Anonymous said...

Hmmm.....I graduated from another big 10....

QuakerPastor said...

I interrupt my vacation for this announcement:

Only a couple more weeks until it's FOOTBALL SEASON!!

as you were