In many ways it's not only a time to celebrate (and not with fireworks or raucous behaviors), and to humble oneself in earnest thanksgiving (and we don't need turkey and football for that).
Never found supplication being detrimental to anyone, right?
Our Hoosierland weather will find us with mostly cloudy skies and chances of showers throughout the day (more expected on Easter Sunday). Our high today will be around 68 degrees (still nice enough).
*** First out of the tackle box is our "What the hell happens today, Bob?" feature:
APRIL 14 -
---It's National Dolphin Day
---it's National Ex-Spouse Day
---It's National Pan-American Day
---It's National Pecan Day
---It's National Reach As High As You Can Day
NEED to when I have to)
Oh, and I mention it's GOOD FRIDAY?
*** And since we are at week's end, let's take a look at what we can expect over the following 48 hours...
APRIL 15 -
---Saturday is National Glazed Spiral Ham Day
---It's National Rubber Eraser Day
ALL our mistakes were so easily remedied)
---It's National Take a Wild Guess Day
WHY I should take one - my guesses are better than many facts)
---It's National Tax Day
15 October, if you get an extension)
---It's National Titanic Remembrance Day
--- It's National Auctioneers Day
APRIL 16 -
---Sunday is National Orchid Day
---It's National Bean Counter Day
---It's National Eggs Benedict Day
---It's National Healthcare Decisions Day
---It's National Wear Your Pajamas To Work Day
---And, it's EASTER
We'll talk more on this at the close...
*** Next up, time to see some of the local STUPID that's been taking place about the area...
TEN years old, but he DID get to see his mama shoot and kill his "father".
A domestic quarrel led to the shooting (typical).
Natasha Centres Reed, 36 is the shooter. She shot and killed her "boyfriend" Allen Bolton Jr., 38 at the Ramada Plaza.
((On the phone to police, she told them “I messed up. He dead.” In the background, a boy was heard yelling “Mommy, you are going to jail.”))
Kudos to the boy for "getting it". Mama needs to learn how to put together complete sentences and not practice "lazy English". She should have ample time in the slammer, and the boy should wind up in a better home.
Bolton had a rap sheet, but it was all traffic violation stuff. Could not find one for Reed.
---Next, another idiot TRIES to outrace a police radio when stopped (never gonna happen).
Lanee Nelson-Hardamon, 27, of 4029 Robinwood Dr, and James Ellis Starks II, 23, of 3319 Sequayah Pass (an address in our own zip code that I cannot locate), were the (black) males involved in the chase .
((The “quite lengthy high speed” chase began when police attempted to make a traffic stop at Lafayette Street and Paulding Road. Nelson-Hardamon did not stop in response to flashing police lights and continued south on U.S. 27 into Decatur, finally coming to a stop on Winchester Road.))
And, a related story to the Blue Diamond shooting:
We could have the shooter, and I heard Starks was arrested. I also heard where a gun was thrown from the car Starks was in and that the gun had been recovered.
Like pieces of a puzzle...
*** Next up, and leaving as much of the (ethnic) stupidity behind us as we can, Wifey has the day off.
WHOLE day off on Good Friday when I was in school.
But, at least she gets to pickup her (new) contact lenses today, as the eye doc's got regular hours.
(seems everyone does on this day...how wonderfully secular of us all)
*** Next, time to take a stop by "Kitten Corner"...
The cats seem to be less rambunctious when Wifey's not at home...LOL
(maybe they know they can;t get away with anything?)
He was actually napping on my chair (I was on the couch), while she was curled up napping between my legs. Two days in a row...yeah, now I'm getting very spoiled here.
After they spend time with Wifey when she gets home, they come back in later in the evening and stay until it's time to retire.
*** Next up, do yourselves a favor and tune in to the new series of Doctor Who this Saturday night at 9 PM.
There was a story in today's paper about Capaldi leaving the show after this season.
Changing doctors TOO frequently seems too easy a solution and often causes viewers to turn away (the past teaches us such things).
Time is funny that way.
Reminds me of the ACA BS we were told "If you LIKE your DOCTOR...you can KEEP your doctor"...lol.
So, what happened there? Art imitates life?
*** Last back to the fishing boat...we, as (imperfect) followers of Christ, are all commended to become "fishers of men" to some degree.
When you're a child, it's nice to have the "other" Easter...baskets with candy and toys, colored hard boiled eggs, chocolate ones, and all the trappings to go along with it. But, it was in Sunday School that we learned about the REAL EASTER - and as we grew older and could fathom the immensity of the sacrifice of God for us through the death and resurrection of His son, Jesus Christ, we learned a more important lesson as to what Easter SHOULD be to all of us.
HAVE the FAITH in the first place.
In an increasingly complex (and often violent) world, full of technological wonders (and the manner in which they can subvert and corrupt our own humanity), we NEED to take the time to fully comprehend (as best we can with our limited capacity as human beings) what Easter really means.
And, if we take anything away from this weekend, aside from those great Sunday dinners, it's that through all the angst, all the trials, and all the vicissitudes we endure, we will always have HOPE.
For I feel, that without faith in God and His son's sacrifice, there can be no hope.
The Bible tells us again and again in both Testaments regarding hope.
((Hebrews 11:1 Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.)) Faith and hope...two things that we all need in abundance...and all the time.
Have yourselves a good and blessed weekend.
Stay SAFE out there, America.