Friday, March 21, 2008
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