Friday, February 20, 2009

Friday Five: Taking a Break

Songbird writes at RevGalBlogPals: Where we live, it's February School Vacation Week! Yes, that's an odd thing, a vacation extending President's Day. But it's part of our lives here. Some people go South or go skiing, but we always stay home and find more humble amusements.In that spirit, I offer this Taking a Break Friday Five.
Tell us how you would spend:
1. a 15 minute break: Power nap if I can find a place. Hint: If you are going to sneak a power nap in the back seat of your car in the office parking lot, be sure you know where the Bishop is.
2. an afternoon off: Read a novel that has nothing to do with church or work. I've actually done this on a couple of Sunday afternoons lately. Survival technique in a time when Saturdays have been full of work and church stuff.
3. an unexpected free day: Bubble Bath and other girl stuff I never have time for, good music, lunch with friend, time at the park or in the backyard, read. Sounds good. I need one of these!
4. a week's vacation: Beach, hammock, books, music, time with hubby.
5. a sabbatical: Gee, I've never even considered this. Travel in Europe then explore and visit around to learn what young folks are looking for in church today.

4 comments:

Auntie Knickers said...

Hey, you're a Methodist! You're supposed to take a day off every week, and an extra day every month, and...I can't remember it all, but I used to be church admin for a Methodist church where the pastor was very intentional about that, and I really think it was a good thing. I hope you can do this as you continue your journey in ministry.

DogBlogger said...

Your first one made me chuckle... I'd forgotten about that!

Kathrynzj said...

Good list. Admittedly I was looking for something about dancing on the lido deck, but the image of the parking lot cat nap was good too!

mid-life rookie said...

AK - actually my boss is really good about time off during the week if I've worked on the weekend. Being in the conference office is weird because there are office hours M-F, but often we work on weekends too. The problem of late has been that if I take off then I won't have time to get ready for all the weekend stuff. There is a light at the end of the tunnel after March 15th and I'm pretty sure it's not a train.