Friday, April 2, 2010

Friday Fragments: Good Friday Edition

Mommy's Idea

Thanks, again, to Mrs. 4444 for hosting Friday Fragments. And now, without further ado....

• The weather is unseasonably warm here in Cleveland. (It broke a record yesterday, getting up to 83°.) These first warm days of spring “bring people out of the woodwork,” as we say. Last year, our neighbors, who had moved in from California over the winter (talk about a rude awakening) marveled at it. They hadn’t seen a soul outside in months, and suddenly, people were everywhere. Today, I saw motorcycles, convertibles with the tops down, lots of folks on bikes (including Mr. Sane and the girls), and a guy on rollerblades pulling his toddlers behind him in a wagon.

• The soldiers don’t get much to say in the Biblical account of the Passion, but that didn’t stop Beta when she made her Stations of the Cross booklet in school. In her drawing for the Ninth Station – Jesus Falls for the Third Time, a soldier says, “*sigh* Jesus, will you please stop falling?” and in her picture for the Eleventh Station – Jesus is Nailed to the Cross, one hands another a nail: “Here you go.” “Thanks.” “You’re welcome.” (I suppose just because you’re nailing someone to a cross is no reason not to be polite.)

• I finally got up the nerve to call for a mammogram appointment this week. I think the thing that finally convinced me was when I leaned over to start the water for a shower, thought my necklace was hitting me in the boob and looked down to discover it was just my other boob flopping around. I figured if they’re that floppy, how big a deal can it be to squoosh them?

• Of course, when I did call, I couldn’t get an appointment because the power had gone off to the medical building, so their scheduling computer was down along with everything else.

• I haven’t posted in almost two weeks. I think I got stage fright, as it were, when I got a bunch of comments. Of course, please don’t let that stop you. It’s nice to know somebody looks at the stuff I’m putting out there.

• Happy Easter (a bit early) to the Christians out there (even the Orthodox at the same time this year!), and, to those of you who are Jewish, Happy Passover!


  1. Proud of you for trying to make a mammogram appointment. Make sure you call back!

    Happy Easter!

  2. Good girl for the mammogram. I love the discussions amongst the soldiers. As you said, the fact that they are nailing someone to the cross should not interfere with etiquette. LOL
    I hope you had a blessed Easter!