Friday, February 29, 2008

Revgalblogpal Friday Five: Look Before You Leap Edition

Look Before You Leap, It's the Friday Five!

Hello from your Fifth Friday Five team, will smama and Songbird~

It's Leap Day!! Whether you're one of the special few who have a birthday only once every four years, or simply confused by the extra day on the calendar, everyone is welcome to join in and play our Leap Year Friday Five.

Tell us about a time you:

1. Leapt before looked
Well, this is more my m.o. than doing research and then making a decision based on discernment, thought and wisdom. I kind of glance before I leap, rather than look and that would apply to a variety of purchases that sorta work, but not as well as they should.

2. Leapt to a conclusion
Okay, a bit embarrassing how often I do this but the most recent one was when I was assuming that Songbird for some reason did not feel herself worthy of putting up her own Friday Five because she kept asking me for input on this whole Leap Year thing. I could not figure that out since her sweat equity basically IS the revgals when she finally enlightened me that we do these things together on the Fifth Friday, we had talked about the Leap Year theme a couple of weeks ago AND she had the 'chat' archives to prove it!

3. Took a Leap of Faith
Well shoot, isn't every major decision a leap of faith? Coming to this church. Attempting to have another child after the heartbreak of losing the first. Seminary. Deciding to go ahead and give my heart to the cute and slightly quirky Youth Director across the state, etc...

4. Took a literal Leap
This just reminds me of the stuff we would do in gym once a year: flex-arm hang, 40 yard dash and the long jump was one too.

5. And finally, what might you be faced with leaping in the coming year?
Big changes, but I don't consider them hurdles as much as launching pads.


Mary Beth said...

Aha, launching pads! good words.

DogBlogger said...

Great play! And great Five, too.

Auntie Knickers said...

I'm with you on #4! Good play.

Songbird said...

Launching pads, yes!

God_Guurrlll said...

I love the metaphor of launching pads. I feel like I launch out my pad before the count down is finished.

Better than having the mission scrubbed due to a faulty fuel tank.

....Space the final boldly go where no woman has gone before.

Mrs. M said...

Amen on #3, and I love your perspective on #5.

cpclergymama said...

Launching pads, perfect! Great play!

Sue said...

Yup. Launching pad.

Rev Kim said...

ahhh, launching pads...great image.

limoncelloSTYLE said...

Launching pads...I like it. And if the pads start looking more like obstacles...just give me a call...I'll try my best to squish them back into pads.

karlajean said...

Even though everybody has already said it a jillion times,
YEAH! Launching Pads!!!

St. Casserole said...

I'm taking your "launching pad" idea and leaping with it.

I think of myself as a slow discerner and then taking studied action but I leap as much as the next gal.