Saturday, March 25, 2006

friday five

from the revgalblogpals

In the spirit of Refreshment Sunday:

Yesterday, as I drove past Planet Fitness on my way to Planet Dog, and remembering there is also a Planet Hollywood, I wondered, "If there were a Planet Songbird, what would it look like?" I began to envision a store selling all my favorite things, probably in the kind of house I lived in as a child, one of those late 19th-century houses with a long hallway on the side and double parlors on the other, with windows to the floor facing the front porch. Visit my place for a longer-winded version of this meme.

Name five things that would be on the shelves of Planet (Your Name).

planet cats:

hmmm... the funny thing is that i had actually begun something like this in the bathroom off the kitchen of the parsonage. i have a treasure chest of odd things that really don't fit in with anything else. so i began to hang them in the bathroom.

1. an antique washboard
2. a picture of jesus praying (you've probably all seen the one or one remarkably like it with a blonde haired, blue eyed, haloed head) in an antique, but horribly gaudy gold frame. (this went right above the commode)
3. a circular tray with a map of pennsylvania
4. a 6" ceramic ash tray from mcdonalds, back when you could still smoke in fast food restaurants, before the little black, plastic, ashtrays were introduced. we found it while cleaning out hubby's aunt's home.
5. the only piece of artwork that was in the parsonage when we moved in... an old photograph of the parsonage from way back when. i was told that i could put it where ever i wanted but that it had to stay in the house.

more importantly i made a decision that once back in the house i plan on making myself a little altar where i can do regular meditation. (yes, we all like to meditate in the potty, but i'm thinking a little more seriously)

it will probably wind up on the second floor back porch, which is "my" room of the house.

on it would be the following:
1. my bible
2. a beautiful crocheted doily that one of the women from church made and then gave me before we moved into the apartment. (it was one of the last things she made before her hands became too bad to crochet anymore.)
3. a candle (i'll have to think about which one, but perhaps i'll have more than one and at least one of them will go in a purple, glass, candlestick that my parents brought home from israel.)
4. a worry stone with an angel engraved in it. (i'm not really into angels like some people are, but this was also given to me by a member of the congregation to remind me that she was holding me in prayer and support.)
5. my prayer scarf... another item made by a member of the congregation. it's soft, warm, and a beautiful muted blue color.

God's peace y'all


Trudy Booty Scooty said...

I think we all need a little alter...or a little special place for meditation, recharging our batteries, prayer, or whatever works for each of us. Yours sounds like it will be wonderful with those treasures in it. Mine has a candle, a pretty little glass lamp, a picture of my long-time girlfriends, my rosary beads, a framed cross-stitched religious saying stitched by my great-grandmother, a treasure box of childhood momentos, a wooden rocking chair and a book. Everything to do with hubby and our kids is strewn all over the rest of the house. lol :)

Jaded&Opinionated said...

I collect angels...I think they're beautiful.

Hope all is well with the family.

sttropezbutler said...

It is nice to have a space of your own.


BostonPobble said...

Pretty much what everyone else has said. Glad you're doing this for yourself.

"and vivian followed."

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