The Sunday Salon ~ Finding a New Home

The Sunday Salon.com

Spring is here 😀 and it’s a time for new growth, changes, cleaning, and new beginnings. Today is Easter, as well. one of those two or three days a year the less-than-faithful drag their butts out of bed and into the church to do their duty, please their parents or as part pf their holiday visits with friends and family.

For me, today was the first time I’ve been to a church service in about a year. For five years we went to a church that was within walking distance. We loved everyone there, worked in the children’s church as a teacher, and it was our family and home. Then they moved to the mall and we couldn’t walk their anymore, so they picked us up (I have no car) and we rarely missed a service. Though we had a ride, the move cut us down to in and out on Sundays (only) on someone else’s schedule, and no more mid-weeks or other activities, and we kind of started to feel disconnected from them. Then one day they stopped coming. No phone call, no card, just nothing.

It’s hard, or at least it’s hard for me, to change churches. I want to find one and stay. I don’t like to try this one, then that, and go everywhere… I used to as a kid, though. I don’t want to tell my life story to all new people every other week or month or year. And this particular one hit me hard, as I did nothing to cause them to dump us. And for the last year, I’ve felt as if they abandoned us, and to pick a new church would somehow be disloyal, to say I’ve given up hope on returning there.

But a year is long enough, I guess. It’s time to accept that we’re no longer part of that family. Yesterday, I took Maggie to an Easter party at the Assembly of God church. It was very warm and friendly, and there were several faces I recognized. Also, a very good friend of mine goes to church there, and they have a great youth group, children’s church, and bus ministry. It’s a bigger church than what we’ve been used to, a LOT bigger, but it’s not the first time I’ve been a member of a big church (when I lived in Kokomo, the church we went to was a 500-700 member church, a lot of them were my cousins).

So today, Easter Sunday, was my first day back into a church. The kids are excited and happy, they’ve always loved church. Maggie even wants to be baptized, and, as she’s now 10, I think she’s old enough now.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

I picked up a lot of books this week (like I need some more!). Maggie’s school had a book fair, and I grabbed a few there:
The Name of This Book Is a Secret
Skeleton Creek
How to Steal a Dog, and more.

Then, we stopped into the library yesterday to pick up a movie on hold for us there, and left with:
Marked: House of Night book 1
Just Ella and its sequel Palace of Mirrors.

Also, I’ll be participating in a few blog tours, among them:
Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and SweetMay 11th
They Plotted Revenge Against AmericaMay 20th
The 19th WifeJune 19th
and for The 19th Wife, I’ll be having a give away for a book 😀

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

I had my first experience with a a weird show called Happy Tree Friendsthis week. Netflix suggester thought I’d like it, so it arrived on Thursday. Maggie hates it, she hates anything in which animals are hurt… even cartoon ones. Sam, having a weak stomach, also hated it. Gwen, however, found them to be completely hilarious and was the only one to watch them with me. Here’s an episode for ya 😀

Advertisements

Friday Fill-Ins ~ Freud Easter Bunny for the Jung!


Last week, Anonymous left this comment: “*sighs* The last two of these have sucked royally…I love this thing, but now I’m having to go back in the archives and find ones that aren’t totally ridiculous and moronic…”. This week, I’m dedicating #1 to Anonymous 🙂

And…here we go!

1. Anonymous…was the nom de plume my best friend in high school used for note-passing (it was actually Anon A. Mouse, complete with a little masked mouse drawing), and mine was Edward R. Moon-ye (my signature artwork was of a man bent over, trouser’s down) .

2. Happy Tree Friends is a sick and twisted web-show cartoon(and that’s why I love it! 😉 )

3. Let me embrace thee, sour adversity, but I’d prefer to suck a sour gummy worm.

4. Seeing all the baby leaves and new flowers and planting my garden with Maggie are some of what I look forward to most about Spring.

5. Who needs therapy when one of the voices is Sigmund Freud and another is Carl Jung. (If only the committee would stop repressing my creativity, I might be able to slip into unconsciousness 😀 )

6. Fried and fricasseed rabbit MUST go into the Easter Basket! (If you can’t find a rabbit, the neighbor’s cat will do 😉  )

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I’m looking forward to finishing up A Wrinkle in Time… finally… I’ve only been trying to finish it since fifth grade!, tomorrow my plans include taking the kids to a friend’s church Easter party and egg hunt and Sunday, I want to wish everyone a Happy Easter!

Happy Easter to those that celebrate it!

Happy Easter to all my PeePs!

Friday Fill-Ins ~ Don’t Fart at the Pearly Gates and Expect to Get In!

1. Angel or not, I will pluck every last feather out of your wings and bust that lyre over your head if you don’t let me through those pearly gates!

2. And so I told Ioan GruffuddIoan Gruffudd is HAWT!, “You can have me any way you want me,” and so he sent me a paper that said he wanted me to stay 500 feet from him at all times.  (okay, I really cheated on that on… lol.)

3. As my mother used to say, you’re as full of sh*t as a turkey buzzard.

4. I love to gulp down an ice cold, raspberry Propel after I’m done working out or doing something strenuous.

5. Even in the most crowded of rooms somebody will fart and blame the dog.

6. The day of prom (and especially the night) is a day fraught with peril.

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I’m looking forward to taking Maggie and her best friend to see Race to Witch Mountain with His Sexiness Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson 😀 , tomorrow my plans include taking Maggie and her best friend to eat breakfast at the Whitehouse and then to an Easter Egg Hunt, and Sunday, I want to finish The Lace Reader, which I’m enjoying so far!