Friday, December 6, 2013

Friday Roundup

Weekends don't count unless you spend them doing something completely pointless.  

Bill Watterson 

Happy Friday, dear friends.  It looks to be a stormy one here in the city, so today's a good day to stay home and catch up on some rest.  Been a busy couple of weeks for me what with Thanksgiving and Christmas decorating.  Most everything that has been happening has been positive aside from that mess with the union.  And, as far as that issue is concerned, I've already filled out the new application and faxed it over so I am hoping it is in the works. 

Now, I have  been told it has been expedited up to calculation, but I am not holding my breath.  I've resigned to not having my money until after the holidays, sometime in January, and after my initial anger, I realize that that is okay.  The longer they wait, the bigger the retro amount, and besides, Christmas isn't about money.  It's about being together as a family. It is about love, compassion, sharing, and caring.  

A great man passed away yesterday.  Nelson Mandela was one of the important men of our century. Sadly, I have read so many nasty comments about him on some sites, but what one must take into consideration is the spirit of forgiveness that he represented. Nothing can overshadow this memory. May he RIP.

Nothing much planned for the weekend. I'll do a little shopping on Saturday and attend Church services Sunday morning.  I love the rituals of the Catholic faith and especially loved the symbolism of the Advent wreath and the lighting of the candle last week.  Afterwards, I guess I'll address my Christmas cards.  I'm late this year getting started, but again, so much has been going on that little things have been forgotten.

By the way, did you know that a form of Christmas card began in England first when young boys practiced their writing skills by creating Christmas greetings for their parents, but it is Sir Henry Cole who is credited with creating the first real Christmas card. (Source: All Things Christmas)

Wishing you all a joy-filled weekend.  See you on Monday.


  1. I'm glad things are going well Mary, and you've embraced the giving, loving Christmas spirit. :).. And you're right. Christmas isn't about money. I wish more people understood that.

    I'm sad that Mr. Mandela has left this life. What a profoundly good and forgiving man he was. Twenty seven years in prison. Twenty seven year! And he xame out with no need for revenge or violence...

  2. You think that you are late in starting your Christmas cards.......... mine are 1,400 miles away along with my address book and I won't be back home until somewhere around the 17th.
    Only bought a few things online for Ed.
    I'm late, I'm late, for a very important date the tune running through my head.
    Have a great weekend Mary. (((hugs)))

  3. Have a great weekend! I haven't been getting your feed on bloglovin. Not really happy with that reader, but my wordpress reader found you! Yay! I know just what you mean about this bureaucracy and paperwork paperwork paperwork! Going through something similar now. Hang in there and be determined!