Friday, February 29, 2008

"look before you leap" friday five!

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 you looked
I'm thinking about someone I dated in college... 'Nuff said.

2. Leapt to a conclusion
When Offspring #1 volunteered at Best Friends Animal Rescue, she brought home this picture:

After seeing the kitten, I immediately concluded that Offspring #1 was right -- we DID need to adopt him. What other conclusion could have been reached?!

(Yes, I know I've posted that picture before... but I just think it's so darn cute.)

3. Took a Leap of Faith
Hubby and I took a leap of faith and opened a 'cold start' private practice in Colorado when we graduated from optometry school. This was a huge (and in many ways risky) undertaking, but it turned out well. After 5 years we sold the growing practice to another husband/wife optometrist team (what were the odds?!) when we moved to Washington state.

4. Took a literal Leap
I take literal leaps whenever the Empty Nest Hiking Club goes hiking!

5. And finally, what might you be faced with leaping in the coming year?
With Offsprings #1 and #2 in college, Hubby and I will be faced with converting their rooms to a library/media room and mini-gym respectively. Hahahahaha! Gotcha, Offsprings 1&2! We'll continue to leave your rooms alone.


Rev SS said...

Such a sweet picture of Licorise ... so glad he had such a good home ... and wish he was still with you.

as for room conversions ... I doubt if #1 and #2 were fooled, even for a nano second

Presbyterian Gal said...

That is the cutest kitten!

As for those rooms, at least one of them has to be turned into a lounge! With a disco ball and a spinning globe bar. If the offspring protest, I have two words: Air Mattress!!

Jiff said...

Great play.
You've taken lots of leaps--fun ones, scary ones, endearing ones.

I love your sense of humor...

Songbird said...

Our #1 Son came home from college to find his room turned to an exercise area and his bed in his brother's room...

Barbara B. said...

ss: thank you... yep, I wish Licorice was still with us too.

pg: "air mattress!!" -- LOL, I like that.

jiff: thanks, liked your play too.

songbird: bet that was quite a surprise for #1 Son! :)

"PS" (a.k.a. purple) said...

You had me going on the redo's of the rooms. Great play.

Jan said...

You always have such cute pictures. Good luck on the remodeling.

David said...

I've made it clear time and time again that Dad has full authority to place a bowflex machine in my room!

Barbara B. said...

Well, you've got me there david!

Counselor in Process said...

What a good joke to play on the offspring! You should do it! Cute cat, achoo!

Barbara B. said...

CIP: Better grab some Claritin! :)

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