Monday, April 21, 2014

Monday Morning This and That

 Celestial spirit that doth roll
The heart's sepulchral stone away,
Be this our resurrection day,
The singing Easter of the soul -
O gentle Master of the Wise,
Teach us to say: "I will arise."  

Richard Le Gallienne
And a Happy Monday morning to all.  I had a great Easter Sunday.  Had a visit from my sons, a fantastic meal, and some wonderful weather. On Saturday I went shopping for a nice blouse to wear to Church (I still believe one should dress up on Easter), but came home empty handed.  Well, not exactly.  I did get four pair of shoes. I have such bad feet, more often than not I don't find anything comfortable, so, when I do find something, I stock up in different colors.  

For Easter dinner we had pernil, arroz con gandules, salad, and cupcakes. I bought some chicken livers and boiled them up for Miss Minga's Easter meal.  She loves them and drives me nuts on Thanksgiving.  She knows the smell of turkey and knows that that means liver is on the menu for her that day.  With her health deteriorating so, I fear this Thanksgiving she will not be with us so got her her treat early. I love her so.  I just want for her to be happy.  

Saturday, unfortunately,  was one of those days I wish I had stayed in bed.  It was food shopping week, and I knew it would be busy because of the holiday.  But, I didn't know just HOW busy it was going to be or that the store would have boxes and boxes of goods lined up in aisles that were already tight to begin with. I can't believe they did that knowing how busy they were going to be. Talk about a stressful situation.  Only one cart would fit down and aisle, and I found myself leaving my cart and running up and down aisles to get things. By the time I was finished I was shaking and sweating. Crowded stores trigger anxiety attacks which is why I NEVER go to a mall at holiday time.

On top of that, a 14 pound box of cat litter fell on my head.  Yup!  It happened to me.  I've been complaining to the manager for almost a year now that heavy items should not be kept on the top shelf, that someone was going to get hurt.  I didn't know it was going to be me.  I know some would have played it for everything it was worth and pretended to be injured badly enough for a law suit, but that is not me. I cannot be that dishonest. Fortunately the only damage I suffered was some soreness to my head. This time I didn't ask him nicely to take care of it.  This time I yelled at him. He did give me a discount on my groceries and promise that he will have his guys change things,  but that really didn't matter much to me right then.  Between the accident and my anxiety, I was pretty shaken up.

After that, I went home and froze one of my Hershey chocolate drinks. Both the nutritionist and the doctor would like more calcium in my diet and encouraged me to have milk products every day. I do take Caltrate, but there is nothing like the real thing. I usually the drinks and sip them just like a milkshake. They are so good that way. Well, after I opened and peeled back the aluminum safety tab, I discovered I didn't have a straw so I decided to sip from the bottle.  Little did I know that the small piece of aluminum that I could not get off was extra sharp. To make a long story short, I sliced my lip.  Not bad, but we all know how a lip could bleed.  I decided then that perhaps it would be best if I took it easy the rest of the day.

On Sunday morn I rose early and went to Church.  What a lovely day it was! The temperature was in the 50's, a little cool, but not cold...and the sun was shining.  There was a sadness about the day, though.  When I arrived at Church I found it guarded by the police.  A sad sign of the times.  One cannot even attend Easter services anymore without  a threat. Actually, someone has been setting fire to churches in the area.  What is happening to our world.

One of my favorite Priests gave the Easter service.  I was glad to see him, but felt sorry for him at the same time.  Poor thing has terrible allergies and all the flowers were making him badly that he interrupted the service to see if anyone had a Zyrtec or an Allegra.  That is what I like about him.  He is so down to earth. I especially love the poems that he writes.  Always a special way to end the service.

And with that I wish you all a week filled with laughter, love, and fun.


  1. Oh you poor thing! I couldn't help but laugh at your description of the accident in the market! And then your lip... If you were Greek you would say you had the stink eye!!
    I wish you a blessed week full of love laughter and creativity!
    ps. I have a bad foot too! I don't know how I got it! But I wear the same pair of sneakers with everything!it still hurts but not as bad! So I totally understand the amount of shoe shopping!

  2. Btw I am in love with the cupcakes! Yum!

  3. Wow, you had a real mixed bag of experiences this weekend! Glad you gave Miss Minga a special treat.

  4. Two incidents were enough!
    You were smart to call it a day.

    Jill cooked my Ginger a huge bowl of hamburger the day before. :0( She was happy as a pig in Heaven! :0)