Friday, April 23, 2010

Friday Five: what is there to smile about?

Jan from RevGals writes:


With the end of RevGalBlogPals' third annual Big Event, I am wondering who went and what it was like. There must be a lot of smiling from the Big Event! Hopefully, the rest of us are not frowning either.

So let us know how your past week was for you. Write about five different aspects of the week  OR answer the following questions:


1. When were you smiling lately?
When I finished a rough draft of my FINAL PAPER for my M.Div. about 1 a.m. this morning.  WHOOOO hoooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

2. What happened unexpectedly to you this past week?
Reconnected with an old friend (from our "pre-kids" days!) and will see her next month at my Gradumacation wingding.

3. How was a catastrophe averted (or not)?
Well, the popcorn in the microwave didn't set off the smoke alarm. I got a retching cat off the bed and onto the floor before a hairball reaction. I remembered to make a back-up of my paper (no small thing at 1 a.m.!) And I put my travel mug INSIDE the car before driving away... Sometimes I think I need to buy back my brain from eBay (it didn't fetch that much, anyway!)

4. What was the most delicious thing you ate?
Ooooohhhhhhhhh... that's a close one! It's between the cheesecake we had on Sunday and the fresh strawberries on my cereal this week... but I'm gonna go with the strawberries!  YUM!!!  (I gobbled up the strawberries before I could take a picture... but you'll have to agree the cheesecakes looked grand.)

5. Did you see any good movies or read any books or articles?
No, I confess to being in an edumacation hole this week... but we are hoping to see "How to Train Your Dragon" this weekend. AND celebrate our anniversary. AND parTAY for the end of my M.Div. (not that I'm excited or anything...)

BONUS:
My friendly co-editor and study companion, Henry, makes me smile... after rolling around on top of my desk he sat up with used post-it flags on his head. I was amused. He was not...

14 comments:

DogBlogger said...

Ha! LOVE the pic of Henry! (Have you submitted it to stuffonmycat.com yet?)

And Whoohooo on that M.Div. celebration kicking up!

Purple said...

Great reason to smile...that last paper and the upcoming celebration. Congrats.

Pastor Joelle said...

I have kitties on my desk too. They always make me smile.

angela said...

Congratulations on your MDiv! Wow, must be wonderful to have the school part over.

I love the explanation for where the mind goes....but I think lack of sleep creates a special state of being that must be totally right brained--and that's where I am most of the time...

Mompriest said...

It is so exciting that you are finishing your M.Div...what a journey it has been! And, love that photo of Henry...LOL

Mary Beth said...

YAY FOR YOU! Way too exciting! Go, go, go!

Jan said...

Yay, yay, yay!!! Since I am still struggling with my papers, I so admire you, who has WRITTEN yours!!

What a happy FF; so glad you wrote and shared. Henry makes me smile.

MumPastor said...

ONGRATS!!!!!!!!!!!!!! and I love Henry too. But Shammy, my cat companion, is also not amused, as she sits here on my desk....

Muthah+ said...

BRAVA, DEB. Now when is ordination?

Love Henry. He and my Tyke would get along wrecking our desks with great regularity.

RevDrKate said...

Oh YAY on the paper!!!! Henry is great. He needs a caption, tho...perhaps a small contest is in order?

Deb said...

Mutha+ -- I was ordained two years ago... and will start as a chaplain intern (CPE) in June.

RDKate - great idea! I will set up a new post for the contest immediately! :)

Deb said...

OK - let the captions begin!

mid-life rookie said...

Congrats on finishing the paper and the M Div.! Enjoy your celebrations.
Caption suggestion: Just making sure you remember where I am.

Betsy said...

Hooray for you, and congratulations!