Five Minutes of Ordinary

An Ordinary Friday

The alarm goes off and I wake up happy knowing that I don’t need to reset it to go off the next morning. The weekend is near! I roll over to kiss the cheek of my husband before throwing off the covers and finding my way in the dark to the shower.

The water is steamy yet so refreshing. I inhale extra deep to smell the scent of my soap. The towel seems extra fluffy and my hair doesn’t tangle in the brush. My blush is just the right shade.

It’s a blue jeans day!! I can wear them to work on Friday, along with a comfy fall sweater. Getting dressed is so easy on a Friday. The fact that today is a payday means I can treat myself to a lunch out instead of a frozen thing. Ah…such joy.

I kiss my sweet husband goodbye, tell him I love him, and that I’ll be home soon. We’ll watch “House, M.D.” when I get home and the dinner plan is already set…scrambled eggs and buttered toast!

I pull out of the driveway and head to the park and ride where parking is a plenty! I get on the bus and listen to my music until I get to work. The walk into my building and the ride up the elevator to my floor is not as daunting knowing that, well, it’s Friday! I have my coffee and bagel, and I have a smile on my face.

The joy of an ordinary Friday!


Five Minutes…A Confident Heart

Yeah!!! I am so excited!! The next online bible study is about to start! If you are visiting and wondering about an online bible study, I strongly encourage you to visit the Proverbs 31 website (found HERE) and sign up! You won’t regret it!

I have set goals for this study:

  1. Be much more active with my blog!
  2. Blog my answers to the end of chapter questions.
  3. Weekly verse mapping.
  4. Weekly blog hopping participation.

If you would be so kind and pray for me and these goals so that I can ultimately get to know Jesus better and let God into my life so much more, I would be so appreciative!

Blessings, and I hope to see you soon!

Five Minutes…In the Coffee Shop

So this morning, as I was reading some of my emails I came across a blog entry that linked to a blog hop on Friday’s. I was intrigued, so I went to that blog, and learned how I too could join. Info on that is here (or via the button on the right).

This week the topic is: write

So, my five minutes of writing today is in the coffee shop.

I haven’t been here in weeks. As I walked in I realized how much I missed coming here every saturday. The cost got to be to much and I couldn’t afford it. Yes, it’s just a coffee shop, but I like their breakfast too, and that was always my treat to myself. So, with the little extra I was able to save over the past few weeks, I am treating myself to what I have missed for far to long.

Coffee, and a bagel.

The deeper thought to this is really just doing something that I like and for myself. There is sometimes guilt with that…although not in this environment. This was always my place and my time to myself. Kind of my time to just unwind and treat myself to what I truly love. Yes, coffee, yes, a bagel, yes, my computer to write, or a book to read, and sometimes even some yarn with the latest knitting project attached to it.

This is my happy place. My place that I can go to alone and not be bothered by the fact that I am alone. Yes, it took a while for me to feel so confident to walk into someplace and sit alone, but I am finally there…but I must admit, sometimes, that little tinge of being alone creeps back up. But I always manage to overcome it and find my way to my table.

And my bagel and coffee are here…and my five minutes is up…and actually, it was 6 minutes. I think I will write and post about 5 minutes blog entries more than just on Friday’s. I love the concept of quickly getting away. So until the next topic, all my posts this week will just be on Friday’s topic.

So, my friends…just write.