Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Too Much New

I had that end of my rope feeling with all the new stuff trying to find a post office tonight and missing the tough women I had crushes on at our local mail room in Seattle. Yeah, I was always looking for reasons to buy stamps there... Anyway, I thought I'd come over to the blog and write about all that and, crap. They've finally taken down the photos we stopped paying for at comcast. So now I guess I'll spend the evening renovating my website. Because I don't have enough other renovating to do.

In the meantime, some questions for you to ponder:
--Is a five year old too young to hear Harry Potter read aloud?
--Isn't it the polite thing to empty your desk before you leave your job so the new pastor will not not have to clean out drawers full of subway napkins -- unused, thankfully-- and dried up glue stick? (No, I am not kidding. Although I did find a stamp that, when pressed on paper, says IMPORTANT. I'm going to stamp everything now.)
--How do you work full time and also (fill in the blank with everything and anything else you used to do)________________?

ETA: Photos are back. Links may or may not be working - too tired to fix them all now.


Sue said...

How do you work full time and also.....fill in the blank...?

Sadly, I have NO CLUE. And I've been doing it for a long time.

Well-intentioned pastoral relations people in our Presbytery always say words like "self-care" but in the same breath they ask you to serve on yet another Presbytery committee.

I have no clue how to do this. Which is really kind of sad after 9 years of trying.

Sorry. I don't mean to be discouraging. I just hope someone else posts a better answer than mine.

Jody said...

My 6yos would not be able to handle the Voldemort-in-Quirrel's head imagery. It would haunt them for weeks. It's too bad, because I think everything up to that point would be alright.

Of course, your mileage may vary.

cheesehead said...

My answer is: BADLY. That's how I work and do ______.

juniper68 said...

Jody - HP update: Eli's been asking to read these for MONTHS and we've been putting him off, but we decided ot go for it. We heard the first chapter of the first book last night, with lots of talk about how he could stop anytime. and then he and Jeff had a long conversation which I didnt hear, but his first words this morning were: "love is stronger than evil, right mommy?" - which we also talkeda lot about when we read Lion, Witch, Wardrobe in the spring. Jeff told him he can read a new one every year, so we're sticking with book one for now.

juniper68 said...

Confidential to Sue and Cheese: shucks. I thought you would say that.

Songbird said...

My desk had Subway napkins, too!!

As for doing things in addition to work, make it a priority and I promise it can happen. I didn't think I could fit in exercise, and that was not true. If there are ten days in a row with work stuff that is unavoidable, go home early or go in late on some of them.

That's my advice, worth the paper it's printed on...

Auntie Knickers said...

Your question, Is a 5 year old too young to hear Harry Potter read aloud? It depends on the 5 year old. I read Huckleberry Finn to Sonshine when he was 4 or 5. I think you will find out if you try, because if he's too young, he'll fall asleep or get antsy or otherwise let you know.