And I'm hoping that typepad will behave enough for me to post! There have been four denial of service attacks in the past week, which made me terrified scared for my blog! I would really like to back it up somewhere, anywhere, but don't even know where to start. I've written so many (to me) memorable words on here: delighted ones at deliriously happy occasions, meaningful posts when I was contemplative or philosophical, many posts where I needed to rant/vent (always amusing to revisit), and then the blog moments that were driven by extreme pain. I don't want to lose them. So, some facts about my week so far:
- Easter went fairly well, although I'm not a churchy person, so all the talk of SIN made me uncomfortable. My nephew was baptized, in an actual tank in their church; it leaked like crazy and I ended up with wet socks and in a grumpy mood. Since the major topic of the sermon was sin, what is "sin?" My SIL's ultra religious mother has been divorced three times. (didn't Jesus make his view of divorce very clear in the Bible?) Then there is the sin of gluttony and many others that NO ONE TALKS ABOUT. It's probably because we are all guilty of those, so it's easier to judge the gays, etc. It's why I couldn't be a churchgoer because I would challenge these contradictions and make myself extremely unpopular. :)
- I'm rabidly following Alison on Instagram in Kauai. She did send me a Happy Easter text, but in the meantime, I had seen a really delicious looking tropical drink(with an umbrella!), a forest trail and a lovely beach. Then I read that they had hitchhiked to that beach and was distinctly unhappy. Why must she be such an adventurer? :(
- Ashley hosted her friends for a delicious lasagne dinner and an Easter Egg hunt. I told her that her dad would have been very proud; he loved traditions and never got too old to enjoy them. In fact, he never got too old, period. *sigh*
- Between a lengthy district wide department meeting(hosted in my classroom), a multitude of quizzes to correct, a stressful start to my shutterfly book(lots more work than I envisioned), I'm totally exhausted. I also feel peeved that Patt's jerky brother, who was always very condescendingly against Facebook, is now apparently a member. Patt would just smile, but I HATE THE HYPOCRISY. And it makes me want to laugh over it with him, which I can't.