Who knew it was the Second Friday of the month?
Thank goodness something reminded me, but my apologies for the late post. I have been busy getting ready for Blizzard Nemo (really, 24 inches in Boston? Why on earth don't I have a snow blower???) and pondering life transitions--oh, but enough about me.
How about you?
1) What is sneaking up on you, and what have you been thinking about?
I have been thinking about my transplanted southern friends who are about to get blasted by the snow storm, the GirlChild's stressed out stomach, and the season of Lent which begins - next week!
2) What will you have for lunch today?
I brought my lunch today. Buffalo chicken macaroni and cheese, two clementine oranges and a bottle of water.
3) If you were to get snowed in for two days, and you need to hunker down, what essentials and treats would you store up?
Two days of snow would bring amazon prime streaming in seasons 2 and 3 of Downton Abbey, chai tea, my blanket and potato soup. But also, because I don't see that often, I would also have gloves, a coat and hat and make Texas sized snow people.
4) Tell me a story about one awesome thing you have experienced in the last couple of weeks.
I have 12-15 teenagers who meet each week at Starbucks and we are walking through the Gospel of John together. There is another group of teenagers who meet at the same place about the same time, but outside, where they are allowed to smoke. I had heard from some sources that the baristas were put out with the teens because of the way they leave and all the clean up work that needs to be done. I had thought we were the ones they were put out with, but it turns out it was the other group. Anyways, the teens from my church had heard the same thing, and as we were leaving and picking up, a couple of them mentioned that they were going to go outside and clean up after the other group of teens that had just left. And they did. Rearranged all the chairs to their rightful spots, picked up the trash and all without a word of complaint or looking for praise. It made my heart glad that these kids were "getting it," and serving - even on the small things. No telling what will happen next Wednesday when we do an Ash Wednesday service in the middle of Starbucks.
5) What is your favorite office supply to splurge on? (now THAT is random, right?)
During the stressful times of the year, I know that the lady who orders our office supplies is spoiling me because instead of the regular pens we normally get she will slip me a box of gel ink pens that are the clicky kind. They write really smoothly and in a thicker line, which is what I like.