May 11, 2007

friday's feast #143 (#15)

Tell about a time when you had to be brave.

I had to be brave during and right after my divorce. I didn't want to sink the already rocking boat for my daughter. It's amazing the things we do as parents to ensure that our children's lives are even-keeled. I was so afraid of living by myself, of being by myself, of the failure that my marriage became, of keeping my daughter above the water line. With all that fear, it's hard to be brave. But I think I was.

Which upcoming movie are you excited about seeing?

I don't watch a lot of upcoming movies. Who are we kidding? I'm lucky to even see a movie. Not for lack of my husband's efforts, of course. I just feel that 2 hours of my time is better spent elsewhere than sitting in a movie theater, trying not to fall asleep in the darkened room. We do watch DVDs occassionally, but I leave the choosing up to my husband. He follows the movies way more than me. That usually means I end up watching a war movie or governmental plot AKA Jack Bauer-type movie, but that's okay.

Name an item you try to always have on hand.

In the kitchen: cheese
Non-kitchen item: cherry Chapstick (I'm hopelessly addicted)

Main Course
Imagine the most relaxing room you can think of. Now describe it!

I did this in a post once, but I was very brief. I think about this room a lot. I mean A LOT. Someday I hope to be able to spend lots of time in a room like this...It would be located in a cottage that sits on the shore of a lake, preferably a big one. As long as it's blue water, it doesn't matter. The room would have blue walls - not too dark but not really light either, just a warm blue. The accents would be white. The floor would be hardwood (fake, because real hardwood floors are too hard to take care of - and this is all about relaxing). Lots of little rugs scattered throughout the room. There would be a huge window giving a beautiful view of the water. A white table desk would be put in front of it. The desk would be stocked with expensive paper and stationary, a computer, and lots of pens of all kinds. Oh, and pencils too, because lately I like them a lot. There would be a nice, big comfortable couch with pillows and blankets. There would be an awesome, easy to use stereo so that I could play music to match my mood. It would be a quiet place most of the time, though. Maybe a microwave so I could make a cup of tea without leaving the room. Also, maybe some built-in white bookshelves for my books and journals. I could write to my heart's content and then when I got tired, I could curl up on the couch for a nap. The only thing missing from this is my husband, because generally, being around him relaxes me. But he'd probably be in the state of the art workshop with his tools. :)

On a scale of 1 to 10 (10 being the highest), how spiritual or religious are you?

About an 8 or 9. There is always room to grow closer to God. It seems the older I get, the more spiritual/religious I get. The quest to understand just why I'm on this earth and why things happen as they do propels me forward. Overall though, I do believe that God has His hand on everything and there is a reason for every little thing. My faith is what I continually work on. Trusting that all the things that happen are for good. I know they are but when faced head-on, it's hard sometimes. I wish I was more disciplined in my bible reading and devotions. I'm working on that too. I think it would be helpful if my husband was involved, but really, I guess it starts between me and God.

Wow, those were good ones today! I have been working on this on and off for a long time. I hope my thoughts are coherent. :) Difficult when lots of kids are vying for your attention. I don't know how you moms with lots of little ones do it. At least some of mine go home at the end of the day!

Thanks for feasting with me! If you'd like to feast too, go here.

4 rays through the fog:

tegdirb92 said...

Ha--as a kid I like cherry chapstick so much I ate it! Great answers!

Lori said...

I can relate with you on the appetizer. Great feast!

Anonymous said...

Your ideal room sounds amazing! Great feast! Have a wonderful weekend.

Darlene said...

Great Feast!

You write beautifully.

I'm all full now. God Bless

Love ya.

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