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Friday, November 09, 2007

Friday 5- extravagant unbusyness....


I am writing in my official capacity of grump!!! No seriously, with the shops and stores around us filling with Christmas gifts and decorations, the holiday season moving up on us quickly for many the time from Thanksgiving onwards will be spent in a headlong rush towards Christmas with hardly a time to breathe.... I am looking at the possibility of finding little gaps in the day or the week to spend in extravagant unbusyness ( a wonderful phrase coined by fellow revgal Michelle)...

So given those little gaps, name 5 things you would do to;

1.to care for your body

2. to care for your spirit

3. to care for your mind

4. to bring a sparkle to your eye

5. to place a spring in your step

Enjoy the time to indulge and dream.... and then for a bonus which one on the list are you determined to put into action?



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55 comments:

  1. I played, I am surprised I am first here.
    It's been a rough week for me, so i have been a bit of a grump inside. Thank you Sally for this - it was very helpful and at times I had tears in my eyes as I thought of this.
    Tears... therapeutic right now for me.
    I played here.

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  2. Thank you Sally, for this timely post.

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  3. I played too here... off to grump some more ...

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  4. Here's where I played.
    knitnteach

    I needed this one too -- I'd just blogged about being glum, so this was quite timely!

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  5. Couldn't pass this up! even though I'm on the way out the door to a denominational meeting. I'll be back Saturday night, just in time to get a few hours shut eye, before the Sunday morning gig.
    I played right here...

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  6. I'm not grumpy, just weary.

    I played here

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  7. I loved this F5, and I wonder if I'm the only one who found it wonderfully ambiguously worded? I wondered if each category was to get five answers, or the five was the total. I played the longer option at my place. Happy unbusyness, All!

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  8. What a great Friday Five! I am playing here .

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  9. This is an awesome Friday Five, and it puts me in a mindful state of Extravagant unbusyness....

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  10. Thanks Sally. This was fun and hard at the same time. Not hard to think of things, but hard because it is difficult to be intentional during the coming months. Many pulls in many directions. Stop here for my take on the F5.

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  11. I love the term "unbusyness." and I chimed in here.

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  12. I'm in! And I'm already thinking about how to make it happen.

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  13. I played with some practical baby step extravagances.

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  14. Wishing I could indulge in extravagant unbusyness over here.
    But, alas, I'm too busy indulging in stingy scutwork.

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  15. Despite a day of extravagant busyness I could not resist, so I found a gap and played here.

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  16. I loved the title of this friday five and will play shortly.

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  17. I was extravagantly unbusy here.

    Now I need to get extravagantly busy packing up for my flight home from Toronto, so I will probably read other people's when I get there. Happy Friday!

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  18. dreaming over here. what a great friday five--thank you sally!

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  19. this one requires some heavy duty taxing of my noggin... no extravagance until that sermon is finished.

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  20. I played, for the first time in several weeks.

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  21. Good questions to think about as we wind up for "the most wonderful time of the year" =) I played here

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  22. "Anything you can not do, I can not do better!"

    Come on over & sit a spell while Annie & Frank entertain ya!

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  23. I took time out to play, here-- even if my normal Sabbath day off is going to be a work day after all!

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  24. Finally time to play a bit of 'extravagant unbusyness' with you all.

    This year's Christmas poem is a part of it.

    Wonderful idea to call unbusyness at this time of year...extravagant..it is! Thanks!

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  25. I took the time to play (procrastinating or extravagant unbusyness? Only my spirit knows for sure...). And even used a lot of HTML!

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  26. I haven't gotten to play yet, because I'm cleaning the house and preparing a special meal for DH's arrival home after 5 days away.

    She's missed me terribly.

    You may all now say a collective "Awwwww ..."

    Later, when I'm not busy, I will contemplate extravagant unbusyness.

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  27. okay so the sermon isn't finished. i have two of them 2/3 done... why can't i just come up with ONE decent and finished version? augh... so instead i did this

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  28. I don't have time to play today. (Why yes, I do know what irony is!) But with the topic, I should make an extra effort to come back and play late at the end of the weekend!

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  29. While I haven't done the 5 yet, a while ago I posted on the "grump" aspect.

    "On October 15th I got a Christmas Card. I've had enough!"
    http://www.mitchross.com/blog/index.php?itemid=93

    Though now we're into November, and I've given up fighting the onslaught on Christmas-before-Thanksgiving. [[sigh]]

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  30. Possibly boring... I was practical HERE!

    Deb

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  31. I played and look forward to
    continuing to PLAY as I renew.
    Thanks, Sally!

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  32. This was a very timely post for me. Thanks Sally!

    I played here.

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  33. I played but forgot to come over here and tell you! I think I need to get a little more unbusy

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  34. Like some of the others, this F5 came at a good time. I needed to re-focus and my post made for a good start. Thanks Sally.

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  35. Don't think I will play--all my answers would be one word---SLEEP

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  36. Strangely challenging...but I did play

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  37. I didn't get to play today, but I want to say how much I love the image!

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  38. I also was unable to play today, but I agree that the image is wonderful...as are the questions. Sorry I missed this one.

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  39. I read this early this morning but had to ponder my answers all day before I could play - it was much harder than I thought it would be!

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  40. The picture is by Melanie Weidner you can find more of her art at
    her site; Listen for joy

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  41. Sally, the art was amazing, thanks for the gift of that and the questions (which I'm still pondering!)...

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  42. I played even though Im late but last week was crazy. Im just glad it's over. Check out my link at Friday Five!

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