Friday Five: Unbusyness Edition

Sally gave us this week's great Friday Five:

I am writing in my official capacity of grump!!! No seriously, with the shops and stores around us filling with Christmas gifts and decorations, the holiday season moving up on us quickly for many the time from Thanksgiving onwards will be spent in a headlong rush towards Christmas with hardly a time to breathe.... I am looking at the possibility of finding little gaps in the day or the week to spend in extravagant unbusyness ( a wonderful phrase coined by a fellow revgal)...So given those little gaps, name 5 things you would do to;

1.to care for your body
Well, it's going to take more than just little gaps, but I'm going to train to run a Marathon in May.

2. to care for your spirit
I'm going to make a point to sneak more of the Transcendentalists into my reading. Definitely Whitman, but a healthy dose of Emerson and Bronson Alcott, too.

3. to care for your mind
Work is actually doing that right now. Hurrah for a job that lets me use my brain.

4. to bring a sparkle to your eye
This one I'm not as sure about. Oh- wait, I know-- we have our second annual Cookie Day scheduled for the second Sunday in December. Just thinking about it brings a sparkle!

5. to place a spring in your step
I think for this one, I'm going to pay more attention to Mr. M. I'm pretty sure that will put a spring in my step.

Enjoy the time to indulge and dream.... and then for a bonus which one on the list are you determined to put into action?
I feel awfully fortunate-- I think all of these are going to happen. (I must not have played correctly...)


  1. Good for you...and Mr. M!!!!

  2. what a great list, and even better that it is happening!

  3. i think you must have played it perfectly!

    way to go on training for the marathon! hooray!

  4. is "cookie day" a church thing or a family thing? At our church we have "the cookie walk" where people in the church bake and decorate hundreds upon hundreds of cookies, then people come in and walk down the tables, filling up boxes with whatever they want, paying for them by the pound. proceeds go to mission projects and leftovers go to our neighbors. It's a fun thing. People look forward to it all year, and prep for it for months! It's also the second weekend of December, which is why I ask. :-)

  5. Great answers! Health, Mr. M and cookies, can it get any better?

  6. Good luck with that marathon. I could never do it.

  7. I liked what you said about Mr. M putting a spring in your step.

  8. Sounds like you have great plans. Good Luck with the training. Love the countdown timer on your sidebar...only 176 days left.

  9. Anonymous9:21 PM

    Good luck for the marathon...just thinking about it makes me tired :)

  10. baking cookies, more time with the hub, training for a marathon, and reading Emerson... whew! martha stewart's got nothing on you.


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