Monday, March 22, 2010

Just so, nothing in particular and minutes

- The view, when driving by my church, of the Lenten crosses. Last year we had trouble finding the holes in which they are placed because the grass had grown over them. So this year there were handy little bushes placed just so for direction.

- Finding myself with a day off on Saturday with nothing in particular to do and deciding to stay home in my purple pajama pants all day.

- Taking minutes for a meeting in which a discussion ensued about mice being eradicated from the kitchen of the facility in question. Then disagreement about them being rats vs. mice, with hands showing the size of them. I type: "Vermin of indeterminate size were eradicated from the kitchen by M.W. using traps." :)


G. B. Miller said...

Rather large crosses for Lent...I do remember seeing small versions peppering the various cornfields that I drove by on my last real vacation through the Midwest...took me forever and a day for someone to explain what they were to me....because the first image that popped into my head, quite frankly, was that they were a memoriam to someone who had died in a car accident near that particular spot on the roadway...

Lynn said...

G -

That might be what they were. I see see that all the time on the side of the highways.

Ours crosses are large so they can be draped appropriately. On Palm Sunday, they are draped with purple fabric. On Good Friday evening, they are draped in black and then in the wee hours on Easter Sunday morning, they are draped in white.

LL Cool Joe said...

I really like the fact the crosses are very basic and not blinged up. Yes not everything should be blinged up, and these crosses would be very accurate to the ones that Jesus and the thieves died upon.

Lance said...

Pajama day!! Woohoo!!!

And - I love the picture, a very serene setting.

TALON said...

lol @ your minute taking - that's great!

And so are purple pajama pants days - those are very very special! :)

Lynn said...

Joe -

It always moves me to see them as I round the corner there. It was raining yesterday morning and I was able to pause in my car and snap quickly.

Yes - simpler is better for things like these crosses.

Lance -

Pajama day was fun. Lots of reading, TV watching and internet.

Talon -

Oh - the vermin discussion went on way too long and was grossing me out - I finally said that I believed we had captured that part of the discussion. :)

Isn't purple a great color? I do love it.

Riot Kitty said...

Your meeting notes crack me up!

Lynn said...

Riot Kitty -

It's the way I amuse myself. :)

Meredith said...

Lynn, I love to see the purple-draped crosses this time of year. They are so poignant. Your church's version is lovely, and as Joe says, more moving for not being "blinged up."

All day in pjs sounds delicious, and you cracked me up with your "vermin of indeterminate size." Your minutes must be rather a fun read. ;)

Linda Bob Grifins Korbetis Hall said...

peaceful and beautiful post!

G. B. Miller said...

That must be a great sight to behold....

Lynn said...

Meredith -

Yes - a symbolic and somber sight. And a kind of appropriately gray day on Sunday for the photo.

Ji -

Thank you.

G -

I'll post a photo with the draping before Easter is over.

Jannie Funster said...

That reminds me, a rat flew in throught the dog door when Jim was watching tv a couple months back. yuck!! Kitty must've caught him,and taken him back out 'cause we've never seen any sign of the kritter.

And I realized the other day that donut I photographed at MY bench on trail -- I ate that and broke my no-pastry Lent. But since I did it totallly unaware Im hoping it didn]t count. And afer all, it was in the name of a good blog post! :)


Lynn said...

Jannie -

I have never given up anything for Lent, but I think about it every year.

Snaggle Tooth said...

When I went to Catholic School we had to amke a pledge every lent- n no meat on Fridays too- but now I don't anymore. I'm lucky when I even have money to spend on meat! Woops, ate cheap aster candy today too-

oooo- I want a pajama day without being ill, that is! Lucky you!

Having raised mice for science experiments in HS, I can state the size can range quite a bit, n still be mice. Some are runts, others larger due to better conditions, n genetic tendencies. Generally, Rats are much larger- (+6 inches) folks just seem to hate them (not me).

Mischief caught another one yesterday- myself I don't have the heart to kill them. We'd be overrun if she weren't here...

Lynn said...

Snaggle -

Do you eat vegetarian meals? Beans and such? I do that, but mainly because I like to eat that way.

I am on the road so much and am about an hour and a half from mom, so am with her most Saturdays. This particular Saturday was a great gift of nothing to do. I wish that for you, too.