Friday Five: Preparation

This week we're holding Sally and her community in prayer as we play the Friday Five she's provided:

This has been a difficult week for me, the death of a little six year old has overshadowed our advent preparations, and made many of us here in Downham Market look differently at Christmas. With that in mind I ask whether you are the kind of person that likes everything prepared well in advance, are you a last minute crammer, or a bit of a mixture.....Here then is this weeks Friday 5:

1. You have a busy week, pushing out all time for preparing worship/ Sunday School lessons/ being ready for an important meeting ( or whatever equivalent your profession demands)- how do you cope?
Honestly, right now I don't. I desparately want a day to myself, just to play hooky, but it's not going to happen. I'm in head-down, shoulder-forward, pushing-through mode.

2. You have unexpected visitors, and need to provide them with a meal- what do you do?
Well, Mr. M cooks, so fortunately that's one thing off my plate (tee hee).

Three discussion topics:
3. Thinking along the lines of this weeks advent theme; repentance is an important but often neglected aspect of advent preparations...
Can't handle this one right now.

4. Some of the best experiences in life occur when you simply go with the flow.....
Not sure I can handle this one right now, either. (Why am I even playing?!)

5. Details are everything, attention to the small things enables a plan to roll forward smoothly...
Yep, that's pretty much my M.O.

Bonus if you dare- how well prepared are you for Christmas this year?
It's just Mr. M and I, and Christmas is really a church thing more than a social thing for me, so I'm OK on this one.


  1. Blessings! I too am shoulder down pushing hard lately. I'm hoping that Christmas, and a trip to my folks, will help me relax a bit. Our 2 and 5 are almost exactly the same, scary!

  2. Oh, sorry to hear that things have been so hard. Hope you get a little time off at Christmas and maybe that would help? Anyway, (((Mrs. M.))) and take good care of yourself. I hop

  3. Hallelujah that Mr. M cooks. My beloved bearded spouse CAN cook - but at the expense of every pot and pan and bowl in the kitchen (as my kids woefully know since they have kitchen clean-up detail...)


  4. I had a hard time with this also. I am glad to see someone else did too. It's ok!

  5. Mr. M. cooks. Ah, God bless him.

    And reading your answers, I stopped surfing Friday Fives to say a prayer for you. I hope it is better soon.

  6. ((((Mrs.M)))) Resonanting #1

  7. prayers re your business. I can relate...
    and re: your bonus, sometimes I think that would be all right.

  8. Oh honey, prayers for you, sometimes it's so hard to slog through all the day-to-day stuff and see past it...I know, I know.

    Also, (((Mrs. M))).


"So keep fightin' for freedom and justice, beloveds, but don't you forget to have fun doin' it. Lord, let your laughter ring forth. Be outrageous, ridicule the fraidy-cats, rejoice in all the oddities that freedom can produce. And when you get through kickin' ass and celebratin' the sheer joy of a good fight, be sure to tell those who come after how much fun it was."
-Saint Molly Ivins