So we have what’s become a Thursday tradition now. After school Jake & Ellie go to their gym class, while the Mummy & I sit around chatting with each other & with other parents there.
Then we troop off to MacDonald’s for Happy Meals, toys & a nice family outing.
We were talking about my good friend the Pope. I think it led on from a large family we’d seen & wondering if maybe they were committed Catholics & didn’t use birth control.
I had thought that he was turning out to be a good guy, or at least one of the better Pontiffs. He’d said sorry for a lot of the very nasty things many members of his organisation had done & that his predecessors had glossed over. He was saying lots of nice things about how we should all be nice to each other. He seemed sincere, & he probably is. Continue reading →
It was during the recent trauma – and closeness – of our vigil with Ellie during her week in hospital with ‘the pox’.
She slept a lot of the time, day & night, due to her illness & the medication she was taking. She’d just recently awoken, & we were doing ordinary things, like watching children’s TV or videos, & chatting.
We got to talking about our being in hospital when she & Jake were born, when out of the blue she said:
I wonder how many people have injured themselves playing Kinect Sports on the X-Box?
Whatever it is, that number just went up by 1.
Bare feet (slippy laminate floor) + lack of space + big kick + wire waste-paper basket = OOPS!
I nearly scored too; it was a tight match & 0-0!
The game wouldn’t stop when it was supposed too despite my frantic, & – I thought – correct hand gestures.
I looked around for the controller & couldn’t see it. And I missed a great scoring chance!
Noticing a fair few splotches of gooey red stuff on the floor, I thought I’d better call an injury time-out. I managed to find the controller, pressed a few buttons & 1 of them seemed to stop the game.
It may have to be abandoned due to lack of subs…
I’m having trouble putting a bandage on it: it’s only a small gash, but deep. There’s quite a lot of blood!
The worst thing is it may stop me from finishing this…..