I borrowed this beautiful picture from Delilah Boyd.
My church (United Methodist in case any of you are wondering) has a traditional foot washing observance on Maundy Thursday (today) of each year.
Last year we combined it with a Seder in observance of Pesach (Passover) which this year is from sunset of April 2 through nightfall of April 14. We'll be doing the same thing this year which I hope will be the continuation of another tradition. Unless something changes between now and this evening I'll be taking the girls and Ray if he's well enough.
I'll probably go to see Carol today since Tim has the day off. They've increased her pain medications once again. I hope it helps. We went last week but she was sleeping. I wouldn't wake her up and I won't this time either. The high power medication helps with the pain but leaves her disoriented much of the time so she may not even remember we were there. It's hard to watch but I'm glad the pain is still manageable.
(Update - the care facility called right after I wrote this. She's having some problems and they're sending her over to the hospital. If they don't need me before then, I'll take Ray and go in on Saturday. Dawn will watch the girls and supervise the annual egg coloring mess.)
Rochelle and Rebecca engaged in their usual tug of war over clothing this morning. No matter what I buy for one, the other covets it. Rebecca went off to school in Rochelle's clothes and vice versa. Elcie was sounding off about her stubborn sibs. A clear case of the pot and the kettle, I told her.
We finally got Elcie on her bus and I headed out with the others. Now I have a few minutes before my friend Dawn comes back. She's been helping me with the house. I keep up with the daily grind but I have several projects that need doing. We're whittling away at them little by little while drinking coffee and playing cards in between. Yesterday we cleared out all the papers the girls bring home from school, straightened out school supplies, etc. I mopped floors and washed down the most offensive woodwork while I was at it.
The next is to go through the linen closet which is bulging at the seams. I know that I have at least 20 more sheets than anyone could possibly need. They stay at the bottom and take up space. And then we'll do the same thing with the girls' clothes; most of which will go to Dawn. Some will go to Goodwill and some to our church clothes closet. When she came in this morning, her daughter Destiny was wearing a t-shirt which had been through all 3 of mine and still going strong. It will be passed down at least one more time before it turns into a dust cloth.
And sometime in between I'll pack away the ornaments which are still on the piano. We did everything except that in a timely fashion. (Update - that turned into our task for this morning. It's done along with a lot of sweeping and dusting, Now I'm on my way to meet Tim for lunch.)
Easter dinner will be simple. I have a turkey breast and a small ham. Both will go in the oven with no frills and I'll buy potato salad (unless I get ambitious suddenly) and cole slaw mix. I'll probably make candied sweets and possibly a few deviled eggs the day before. Unless Tim has the time off, it will be just us and maybe one neighbor couple.
I still haven't solved my "picture viewing" problem completely on the other blogs. It may be fixed here. I installed Adobe one more time and it came with a free "photoshop". I now have all my photos and images there. It seems to be working but I haven't learned much about it yet.
I'll test it out later with the two pictures everyone but me can see. Maybe Picasa is the problem as some suggested. Firefox has never given me problems before and I don't want to switch back to IE because strange things happen to the color and the sidebar (it disappears).
To those of you who observe Easter, have a blessed day and the same to all who celebrate Passover. And to everyone, thanks for the comments (I'm behind in replies once again), be safe, and have a wonderful weekend if I don't get back before then.