Friday, March 21, 2008

Good Friday


This is the first Good Friday in recent memory that I haven't taken a day off. I was unable to this year. I dislike working on this day. But I have a remaining deadline today that will require that I work all day. I can focus on the fact that I am gainfully employed and have "important" stuff to do that means that I can't take days off whenever I feel like it. Yeah, that's what I think I will do.

Then I have a whole two days off this weekend. It isn't even a "long-run" weekend. I have run 10 miles each of the last two Saturdays. Tomorrow I will run only 7. Then I get to work on Easter dinner. All of the kids are coming over for Easter.

Easter is my favorite holiday. Most people are puzzled when I say that. But Easter has the greatest significance for my faith. I also love it because my former husband doesn't love it, in fact, on Wednesday he told one of the kids he was a 'druid' and that he didn't care at all about it. That means that I have no major competition for this holiday. They won't be eating here and then running off to their dad's as they do on most other holidays.

I also LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Spring. Truth be told (which it usually is, eventually), I really LOVE, LOVE, LOVE all the seasons. But I find winter and summer to take a little bit too long, so I get really excited about fall and spring. (I found the above picture in my extensive library of photos, it was taken in my back yard in April several years ago - just so you know that the tulips are not in bloom yet - I will post pictures galore once they are in bloom - count on it!)

"True leadership, we find, depends upon able example and not upon vain displays of power or glory." -- Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions, p. 124

4 comments:

Syd said...

I'm with you on spring and fall--those are my favorites too. I hope that you have a good Good Friday. And a nice Easter weekend.

Scott W said...

Yep. spring and fall. Especially fall. After the hot summers here it is such a relief. But here they are both so short, it will be summer before you know it.

Enjoy your weekend!

Zane-nawwaa said...

Spring is the most beautiful. And I also like fall. They are both special and a releif from the extremes they follow.

Pam said...

I'm with you on long seasons. Our Spring can be as hot as most folks summer. But then summer is hell.
I have been sitting outside every evening after work, it's so nice.
Tomorrow I am going to dig up an old dead flower bed and do something fancy schmanzy with it, little tulip bud.