Friday, April 10, 2009

A Good Friday

I don't generally like it when days have a lot of expectation of enjoyment or of being somehow special upon them. Everything seems somehow too important and the very expectation seems to make it less enjoyable.

Good Friday doesn't have real religious significance for me but nevertheless it's often a rather different day, since I'm not working. I remember one very pleasant Good Friday - probably at least ten years ago now - when Stephen and I went to Lotherton Hall with our friend David and it rained a lot, but it was nevertheless very enjoyable. I remember looking out of the windows of the stately home and thinking how those who lived there must have stared out at the Yorkshire rain too.

Today started badly with the realisation that the email was working very, very sloooooowly. Fortunately Stephen the Supergeek was at home, of course, and managed to get it all working again with the cunning use of - - - oh look, I don't know, he just did whatever he does to badly behaved computers and it jumped back into line. Phew.

In the afternoon I did some gardening with my mother - - it was very damp but the plants liked this and we didn't mind at all since it wasn't cold. She likes planting things and indeed I like to see the results of this - - but actually I prefer weeding. Very cathartic. Down with the dandelions! Though even dandelions are fine in their place - - it's just that their place isn't in the middle of the flowerbed.

This evening Silverback came round bringing a choice of films. We had a Chinese takeaway first, and then we all watched National Treasure which is a fun, suspend-your-disbelief kind of action film and it was absolutely ideal for a relaxing evening. (I know you've probably seen it, but I hadn't. I haven't seen many films, even though when I do, I love them. I'm trying to remedy this and Silverback is helping me!)

An ordinary day, perhaps, but special and memorable too and I have enjoyed it very much indeed.


Blogger Debby said...

It sounds like a really good Friday! I had a lovely one also. That makes it doubly good!

12:52 am  
Blogger rhymeswithplague said...

I have liked Nicholas Cage ever since I saw him in Raising Arizona, which, if you haven't seen it, I highly recommend.

3:46 am  
Blogger Jennyta said...

But you didn't mention that, while you were slaving away doing this gardening, Silverback was loafing around, scoffing egg on toast!!Hope you got some nice tea and biscuits when you had finished. ;)

11:16 am  
Blogger Daphne said...

Debby - yes, it was and I'm glad yours was too.
RWP - I didn't know Nicolas Cage at all but thought he was excellent.
Jennyta - ah, but the gardening was fun! And yes, we had great tea and biscuits afterwards.

1:29 pm  

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