Friday, November 09, 2007

Friday Five: Extravagant Unbusyness

Sally at revgalblogpals gives us this Friday's 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; care for your body
You know I have been thinking of having a pedicure, I may just get one, and/or a massage. Heck I may just go to a spa for the day. Other than that I will continue my morning walks, and eating healthy.

2. to care for your spirit
Well it seems to me this is related to # 1. I would think as I take care of my aches and pains, my body, that I can then take in the Spirit better. I am not as focused on "what's wrong with me" instead I am focused on my spirit being connected to God's Spirit.

3. to care for your mind
Okay, this might have been better to come after #1 before #2. My mind will get to watch movies this time of the year, which my mind likes to do, and will read books as able. I am guessing that also that taking care of my body will help my mind, after all it is a muscle. And being forcused on my spirit being connected to God's Spirit is will be good for my mind too. Oh and I like to read the poems about Christmas at this time of year.

4. to bring a sparkle to your eye I will enjoy the sparkle in my kid's eyes. I will enjoy the sparkle in my hubby's eyes. Iwill enjoy the sparkle in my pets' eyes. I like to make crafts and bake around Christmas, and so I have been gathering crafts for us to make, and the ingredients for baking. I really can't wait, and in fact may start on them now, because it gets so busy in Dec.

5. to place a spring in your step Okay you got me on this one. I am not a very good dancer. I just had a birthday that reminds me my spring is getting looser and doesn't have as much spring in it as it once had. Mainly I think it will be keeping up with my kids at Christmas.

Enjoy the time to indulge and dream.... and then for a bonus which one on the list are you determined to put into action? Oh my, the doing things with my kids and with my kids is the easy one. But to go to the Spa, well, I will probably not do it, unless I really push myself, make an appointment and keep it. Taking care of me has always been a hard thing to do. It seems so extravagant...


jill said...

But an extravagance well worth it! I did not have a massage EVER until given a gift certificate for one, and it made me see the LIGHT! Now it was the first thing I thought of in terms of caring for the body.

Helen said...

1. Spend time in my chair by a fire in the fire place with lots of Advent devotional books and also Christmas decorating and cookie making magazines and also time with my husband at night

2. As sitting in chair, call every one on my Christmas Card list 75 instead of just sending a card and talk to them and tell each of them how important

3. Go to my church and sit in the chapel and pray

4. Then help package the Christmas Dinner baskets for the 200 families that are in need of them

5. But before that enjoy my fall and Thanksgiving decorations and eating anything with pumpkin in it.

Sally said...

Go be extravagant Abi... in the immortal words of the L'oreal adverts- you're worth it!!!

revhipchick said...

you so deserve a trip to the spa! my day is always brightened by your positive attitude and focus on the spirit.

you are beautiful! thank you!

have fun with the sparkle in your families' eyes

The Mollinator said...

There should be a National RevGalBlogPal Day at the Spa! If it is a requirement, then we all may go!

chartreuseova said...

Seeing the sparkle in the eyes of loved ones is one of the most rewarding parts of the holidays for me.

Hot Cup Lutheran said...

oh Abs... can santa gift you that day at the spa? what a sweet stocking-stuffer that would be!

Hot Cup Lutheran said...

oh Abs... can santa gift you that day at the spa? what a sweet stocking-stuffer that would be!

Diane said...

boy the spa sounds like a mah-velous idea. I love pedicures, but don't indulge so much.

Great play!