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Getting There

The evil spring cold is finally exiting my system. I’m still exhausted 24/7, but the “bricks-behind-my-eyes” sensation has finally gone. And my throat is only sore in the morning.

We ended up with a fairly relaxing weekend overall. Since Randy had dental work done on Thursday, he was in pain Friday (and his reaction to the Oxycodone didn’t help). So, we stayed in that night and lounged on the sofa comforting each other in our misery.

On Saturday, the rat bastard had me help out in the yard putting mulch in the gardens (front and back). This consisted of shoveling heaping mounds of wood chips into garbage barrells, dragging the barrells to either the front or back yard, then lifting them and tipping them over. Smart – have the guy with a stuffed head and sinus issues work in a garden during peak allergy season.

That night we had a few people over for the first barbecue of the season, but the temperatures dropped rather quickly and we ended up eating at the dining room table and then playing Wii. It was fun, though I was still exhausted.

I slept/rested most of Sunday before making a brief appearance at a friends’ birthday/housewarming party in the South End. A lovely home, a lovely friend, and some lovely edibles. Doesn’t get much better than that.

Well, I guess it can. The pope’s visit is finally over. It figures I’d be home sick during the week that he’s here (and coverage of his visit was all over the TV day and night). I don’t understand the significance of his visit…especially considering the news stated that only 1/4 of the country is Catholic: that’s not even a majority of people. And I don’t care how important that man is to you, you cannot expect to use the word “popemobile” in a sentence and be taken seriously. Yeah, yeah, yeah, the previous pope faced an attempted assassination. But so have countless real world leaders and they don’t have Reaganmobiles or Kennedymobiles.


  1. Comment by jeff on April 21, 2008 4:06 pm

    Nice picture, where is that priest’s left hand???

  2. Comment by snarl on April 21, 2008 6:47 pm

    Actually, I believe that was the bishop!

  3. Comment by karyn on April 21, 2008 10:00 pm

    Also – WHO is in that photo???

  4. Comment by Will on April 21, 2008 10:00 pm

    I was raised very Catholic and worked to get it out of my system as soon as I could. I think the visit was to try to preserve whatever is left of the American Catholic Church and as much of its annual contribution to the Vatican as possible. It takes A LOT of money to run that operation and keep His HitlerYouthness in all those gold embroidered vestments and, yes, the Popemobile.

  5. Comment by snarl on April 21, 2008 10:53 pm

    Ah, that photo was of confirmation day, 1981 at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Osterville. That’s my brother next to the bishop (on the left). I forget the names of the remaining people (but I remember their faces).

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