Friday, November 5, 2010

Revgalblogpal Friday Five: It Is Well With My Soul Edition

As posted on the revgalblogpals website:

We lead privileged lives.

True, some are more privileged than others but the fact that we are communicating right now via technological devices puts us in the privileged category.

There are many perks in my life for which I give thanks and then there are some that make everything right in the world during the moment I am enjoying them. I'm wondering what a few of those things - five to be specific - are for you.

Here are a few of mine...

Coffee in a Mug: Like many of you, I leave the house with a travel mug of coffee. On those mornings when I can actually savor my coffee (or at least drink it without burning my tongue) from a ceramic mug it makes my heart hum. A few of my friends and I have matching mugs so I feel like we are sharing our morning coffee together across the miles.

The Domestic Goddess: For some this is a decadent perk, for me this is life-sustaining and vital to living a sane life. I declare life is too short to clean toilets after the kid has gone to bed! When I walk into our home after she has been there I feel absolute joy and freedom; freedom to spend time with my child and freedom from the burden of carrying around the knowledge that I have to do something I hate - dust, vacuum, scrub.

The RevGalBlogPals Big Events: Admittedly I have only attended when they are on a ship, but it is less about the cruise (I never even know where our ports are) and more about the people, the belly laughs, the respect and the camraderie (and usually we learn a few things too). This is an absolute perk in life in that the the church's budget pays for it since it is a Continuing Education event. This year, because of other commitments, I decided to use vacation to go and my Treasurer came to me with the voucher all ready to be mailed. He just needed my signature and to know the right amounts that were due. In his words, "We like you better when you come back from the cruise."

Pandora: Seriously - it's free and it can play a random mix of music for ANY mood you're in. Trying to write Advent liturgy in July? There's a station for that. Want to mix your eclectic taste for kitchy 50's and country music? Create your own Doris Day/Brad Paisley station. I have it on the ol' iPod (another perk) and also use it through the work computer.

My Bed: Rare are the moments that I get to linger in it, but when I get a morning reprieve or return for a nap or to end the day it is so big and comfy and, well, restful.

It's been good to review a few of the perks that make life good and make my soul well.
What are some of yours?


Anonymous said...

I long for a domestic goddess. Instead I got a vacuum robot, and the rest is still up to me. (sigh)

angela said...

I am very thankful for our own domestic goddess too--because I don't notice the dust.

And I had no idea about Pandora. Signed up for Rhapsody and now have not used it to make exercise mixes for months. Lost the cord to the MP3 player.

Oh, yes, a nap. On a cloudy day especially.

Mompriest said...

LOL - I've only attended the BE when it was on land....but it was fun.

bed, coffee...yes!

Mary Beth said...

Nice. Esp. the mug.

altar ego said...

Thank you for helping me to focus on blissful things this morning. It's been a rough week, and I can use the dose of joy. Someday I hope to join y'all at a BE. If you come to the Smokies, it just might happen!

Jan said...

So nice!

RevDrKate said...

Well we liked you ON the cruise too! :)

RevHRod said...

I am SO ready to just BE!

Kimberly said...

ONe of these days, I hope to have a domestic goddess of my own. And I love me some Brad Paisley.

MumPastor said...

what Altar Ego said. And thanks for making me feel better for recently hiring a DG of my own. Now, I play with my kids on Saturday afternoons instead of vacuuming. That is worth it.

Muthah+ said...

K, Ohhhhh thank you for Pandora! I didn't know about it. I am listening to Dennis Brain playing the 2nd Hayden Horn Concerto--and since Brain has been dead since 1957, I am so surprised that they have it. You have SO added to my life today!

wv: string

Lomagirl said...

I have a window in my office. It's not very big, and the view is blocked by a big tree, but that's a view too. For years I didn't have a window, and I hated my office.
Come to think of it- my job isn't too bad, either.