The Princess is not feeling well. She had to borrow a phone to call home after school yesterday, and Pure Luck drove over to find her sitting forlornly on a bench, complaining of an achey and dizzy head. During the evening she began to run a fever.
So today we are both at home. We await a call back from the doctor’s office. I will administer Motrin and fluids. Each of us has an end of the couch in the living room. Mary Poppins is on the DVD player. It was the first movie I ever saw in a theatre, so it’s a special treat to be at home watching it on a Thursday morning. The family gave me the DVD for Christmas last year, as we had about worn out our videocassette.
The Princess is so much more sophisticated than I was at 10. “Mom,” she says about
Dick Van Dyke as Bert, “his accent is really terrible.”
Well, it is. But I never knew that when I was 3 or 10 or probably 25.
Meanwhile, I’m also checking in on the blogosphere and wanted to point my readers to some things I appreciated this morning.
First, a plug for Dylan’s Lectionary Blog, where she both has a great joke about Jesus blogging, and some helpful material for the gospel lesson this week. I had already decided to preach it, but I’m also not planning to work on it today. (Hold me to it, self!! There’s always tomorrow for sermons to come true.)
Next, if you haven’t been to visit Knit Together: Homage to Hestia, I hope you will. Kathryn (not our English RevGal, but a new blogging friend) has been posting Art Every Day, and I particularly liked yesterday’s entry. I am not much of a Hestia in terms of enjoying the wide range of domestic arts, but I do feel I am cultivating Hestia (as I think Jean Shinoda Bolen put it) with my knitting.
Last, Pure Luck has made a side trip from his obsessive reading of Daily Kos to visit Street Prophets, a newish blog where politics and faith are being discussed. (He comments there under one of his many nicknames, Thameron. Fantastic prizes to anyone outside my family who knows the derivation of that one.) We spent most of last evening talking about what good is, what God is, how they differ and how they are one and the same. This follows quickly on a long dialogue about just what it means to love God with all your heart, soul and mind. Try having this conversation with someone who does not share your view of God; you will want to lie down.
So perhaps a day on the couch is not a bad thing.
Bert is dancing in his silly pants with the penguins now, so I have to go.