Friday, August 17, 2007

Friday Feast #156 - #2 for me


Appetizer:
Describe your laundry routine. Do you have a certain day when you do it all, or do you just wash whatever you need for the next day?

I don't exactly have a routine. I'm the "throw a load in as soon as you have one" type of person. With 3 teens, if I left it for one specific day, that's all I'd be doing that day. So I throw one in as soon as there is a full load. I work at home so I think this is a bit easier for me. Then when I'm downstairs, I throw it in the dryer. Repeat as needed. I fold as it's ready, too. Then everytime I go upstairs I grab a folded pile from the top of the dryer and bring it up.

Soup:
In your opinion, what age will you be when you’ll consider yourself to truly be old?

Ah, a very hard question to answer. I guess I don't really think in terms of the specific age. AI don't know what exactly says to me old age but I know it's not a number. My mom just turned 75 and I still don't think of her as old. Dave's uncle was 92 last year, and up until the last time I saw him the word "old" did not get put together with him in my mind. He was still vital, and fairly strong and full of life. He's declined a lot this last year and now it's beginning to be associated in my mind that he truly is getting old.

As for me, there are some days I feel old now. Days when I don't have quite the same energy, or my knees ache, or I don't feel like going anywhere in the evenings anymore like I used to. I feel old when I can't be quite as spontaneous because my first reaction is "I can't because I have "x, y, z, I have to get done". But then there are times when I'd love to jump in and do fun stuff like my kids are doing like going tubing or waterslides and most days I never think of how old I am. Birthdays don't now and have never depressed me. I really don't think about it. And I'm rambling which says I really don't know how to answer this one.

Salad:
What is one of your goals? Is it short-term, long-term, or both?

One of my goals, definitely long term is to see my kids grow into adulthood loving and serving God. Now I know ultimately, I have no control over that, they have free wills, but I can do everything in my power to pass on how much God loves them and has a plan for their lives. So I guess that's long term. Short term would be to go on a nice trip for our 25th Anniversary next year.

Main Course:
Name something unbelievable you’ve seen or read lately.

My 17 year old getting up every morning this week before 7:30 to go volunteer at the food bank. A teenager. Up that early. On her summer holidays. Of her own accord. Unbelievable!

Dessert:
On a scale of 1-10 with 10 being highest, how happy are you today?

I'm not awake enough to tell. Ask me after another cup of coffee or 3.





18 comments:

jenny said...

I enjoyed this feast! I also love your header. I like your goals---I have those as well.

tegdirb92 said...

I totally agree with your salad answers.. Very well thought out answers!! Happy Friday.

Beck said...

Your teenager sounds like an amazing kid. Good job, Susanne.

GiBee said...

My laundry routine is... sort, shove in washer, shove in dryer, throw on mound in guest room. Fetch whatever you need from the pile until I have a free moment to fold and put away.

How embarassing!!

Stacy at Exceedingly Mundane said...

Great feast Susanne, I really enjoyed reading your answers, you definitely put a lot of thought into these. And I love the last one - I hope you're properly caffeinated now and having a glorious day!

Tammy said...

This was so much fun to read, Susanne! :)
And that is something to be admired- your teen getting up every morning to volunteer like this!

Jen said...

I like your appetizer wanna come do mine

Soup - sounds like you have a family of long liveity in your family
I like the saying your only as old as you feel
feel 21 and youll always be young :)

Salad - praying for your kids

main - bless your daughter she really is an inspiration to me :)

Cyndi said...

LOVED this!! You won't be old, even at 92, Susanne. You'll still be going down those waterslides, LOL.

And, yey for your sweet daughter. I can tell she knows what it's all about. :)

Jen said...

Wow...your teenager volunteering on summer vacation how wonderful this is. Praise God for her....

Rochelle said...

I need a laundry routine! Every time I turn around there is another big pile!! LOL!! Great Friday Feast!

annie said...

I agree Susanne. I want to raise my kids to be adults who love and serve God (and believe God's promises). You think more about that as you see them actually becoming young adults! Your daughter sounds like a jewel.
I enjoyed your feast.

Melanie said...

My long-term goal is much like yours, to see my daughter love and serve God. The rest of this life is just vapor.

Tracy said...

Hey, thanks for the crock pot recipe, I use mine ALL THE TIME and am always looking for a good recipe.

Good "salad" post!

Linda said...

I do laundry. Every. Single. Day. I'm sending rolls of quarters with my kids to college. Loved reading your answers. Teenagers are the best!

Laane said...

I've enjoyed reading your feast very much.

Your desert is amazing.
Compliments!

Shalee said...

Man oh man your girl needs some well earned praise! Way to go, and well done, Susanne.

And your laundry plan and my laundry plan must have come from the same book!

gail@more than a song said...

I like your goals! And love that you said you didn't think your mom was old...I have a ways to go to get that age and glad I still won't be old then!

Lisa writes... said...

Great feast! Your goal is mine as well: to see my boys loving the Lord Jesus with their lives.