Friday, March 21, 2008

Good Friday 2008

What an end to the week! Such a mix of good and bad, happy and sad! I am having trouble absorbing it all. A good thing was the lovely Easter Party we went to yesterday and Joe's plant. Gillian won their coloring contest and got a HUGE chocolate bunny as a prize.
We all went to watch her receive her prize and to enjoy cookies, ice cream and soda. (Not that I need any of those things!) The fun was dampered by news that a friend of mine, who's been in my favorite Yahoo! Group (The Gazebo) passed away suddenly. She was only 58 and such a sweet, thoughtful lady. It was just so sad.
Then my sister called to tell me that Mom is ill and in the hospital. She ended up having surgery last night. We are awaiting test results from that.
My NutriSystem order arrived. I inventoried it and it doesn't look too bad. If it will help me look like Marie Osmond, I'm game! I'll begin that on Monday. Or that is the plan anyway. I will try it for 3 months and let you know how well it works.
We watched a really entertaining DVD last night. Really more of a fairy tale I guess. I remember seeing commercials for it, but don't think it did that well in theaters. Check it out sometime if you get the chance (Maybe not for very young children, but certainly older kids might like it. I am an older kid and I liked it!)
Then my eldest child turns 17. I don't know who gave him permission to grow up so quickly. It certainly wasn't me!!! He is such a great kid. I don't know how I could be any prouder of him then I am. I just love him to death!

Tonight there's a bunch of teenagers heading this way to help Joey celebrate. We'll spend the day getting ready for that. Tomorrow it's mostly errands and maybe a movie and Sunday is, of course, Easter.

Easter is traditionally the start of our new lives. It signals rebirth and new beginnings. I wish you all a joyous celebration of our Lord's resurrection! Here's to new beginnings!


Kerri said...

My, it has been up and down for you this week! I hope your mom is doing better. Are you very far away from her?
So sorry to hear about your friend. So sad. You've certainly had your share of disturbing news.
Happy birthday to your sweet boy. They do grow up fast!! Love the photo :)
Those are big chocolate bunny and some very happy smiles :)
Happy Easter to you and your family, and happy spring! It sure doesn't feel very springy, does it? Frigid wind and blowing snow flurries here. Ugh!
Stay warm!

Melissa @ The Inspired Room said...

Greetings! Wow, Marie Osmond looks great, I need to go on that plan...

PS. WOW on the papered stairs, I had never thought of that!!

Easter blessings to you,


Laura said...

My daughter *loves* STARDUST. She has already watched the DVD twice. :)

My youngest turned 10 on Good Friday. How is it I no longer have a child who is "single digit" age?

I hope your mother is doing better.

My sincere condolences on the loss of your friend.

Best wishes,

Paula said...

Oh, Terri ~ What a week! I hope your Mom is doing better and those test results come back okay. I'm so sorry to hear about you losing a friend...
How do those darn kids grow so fast?? My BABY is 15 ~ how can that be when I'm only 24?! LOL! Happy late Birthday to Joey.

My daughter and I saw Stardust in the theatre and really liked it. She wasn't sure that she wanted to see it but I picked that day. I'm a good picker...

Brown English Muffin said...

I loved this post...good and bad...when my little one is 17 I'll also wonder where in the world did the time go.

Did you guys eat the chocolate bunny yet?