Friday, May 24, 2013

5QF ~ May 24

Oh my word it's been awhile since I've written anything here. Bless those of you that still check in regularly. I appreciate you very much.

We've been having absolutely incredible weather here lately. Last weekend was our long weekend and I took the Friday off so I'd have a four day weekend.

It was glorious.

I spent time with Ian and the children, had a few visits with my mother; we bought our flowers for the garden and Julie planted them, we ate dinner out,  I sat outside for hours on Saturday and Sunday with the littles while they chalked up the driveway and blew bubbles. I napped every day. I didn't set any alarms or think about work or do anything I didn't want to do.

Glorious I tell you.

Last night was my last class for the Freedom Session course I've been taking since September. Next week is our graduation and we all will give a short testimony of what God has been doing in our lives. I don't like speaking in public, and I will cry like a baby but I'm ok with that. This has been an incredibly painful yet beautiful journey. He has changed me.

I'm thankful for the new friendships I've been making, as well as the old friendships that are kick-starting again. I hadn't realized how closed off I had become until I started taking this course. It's been difficult to let my walls down and trust people, but I've been so blessed by it.

It's that time of year that absolutely thrills me: Garbage Exemption Week. We can put out as much garbage as we want to instead of just the two bags we're normally allowed. It's times like these that I want to throw everything out.

So excited for Saturday morning because I'm getting my hair done. Oh mercy, it's a hot mess right now. I think my favourite part of life is when they wash my hair. I could sit there forever getting my hair washed. It's one of my favourite things.

Ok, so let's move on to Mama M's Five Question Friday meme. She has some good questions this week and it's been a hundred years since I've participated.


Let's go.

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1) Do you wake before the alarm or stay in bed until the last possible second?

I have my alarm set for 6:15 every morning. I used to get up at that time and putter around getting ready for work at my leisure. Lately I keep hitting the snooze until the very last second, then feeling frustrated that I have to rush.

2) Who should get a baby shower? Is it just the first baby or all babies?

I think all babies should be celebrated. I had a baby shower for each of my first three children, but I was adamant I didn't want one for my fourth. While our friends and church family respected that, it didn't stop them from leaving gifts on our porch for the longest time. Blessings.

3) How will you spend Memorial Day?

At work! This isn't a long weekend for us, we had ours last weekend.

4) Do you have a storm/hurricane/tornado/fire plan for your kids, house?

Thankfully we don't live in hurricane/tornado country so those aren't a concern. If we did have a super bad storm I'd hide in my closet with the kids. Which makes no sense because it's a closet.

We've talked to the kids about fire and what exits to use. I pray we never have to deal with that in our lifetime.

5) What is your favourite morning drink?

I love a big cup of tea. I cannot make a decent cup of tea no matter how I try, but Ian makes it perfectly, and makes me a cup in my huge Sully mug for the drive to the office (equivalent of 2 1/2 cups) and also fills my travel mug to drink at work with my breakfast.

I also like cold orange juice with gingerale and lots of ice.

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Alright! That's a wrap!
Be blessed today!