Friday, April 19, 2019

Friday

Our Good Friday was so boring. I did clean two shelves in my bathroom. We went out for a short walk. R cannot walk too far now. I bailed from the walk and caught the tram to South Yarra Station to have a look at the railway line works. I was lucky with trams and to R's surprise I was home within 20 minutes.

R made tuna mornay for dinner early this morning for dinner tonight. It is cultural thing for him that he does not eat meat on Good Friday. His Mother did it, and he has followed the tradition.

Mother and ABI Brother called in for afternoon tea on their way to Sister's on The Bellarine. R complained bitterly about the intrusion, yet he made ham, tomato and cheese sandwiches, along with curried egg sandwiches, all nicely served including a table cloth. He also heated party pies and toasted hot cross buns. Garbage guts ABI Brother really got stuck in to the food. Mother didn't eat too much. Fortified by tea, food and a cigarette, on they went for the next leg to a service station at Avalon before the final leg to Sister's. It is a two hour journey without breaks and Mother can't sit for too long. They left home at 3 and wouldn't have arrived at Sister's until 6.

Weather wise, it was a nice day here. Not too hot, not too cold. There is not even traffic congestion to look at as the roads are so quiet.

Easter falls on the first Sunday after the first full moon after the 21st of March. It is late this year and we have ANZAC Day next Thursday, also a public holiday. Not much work will be done in Australia from Good Friday 19th of April until the Monday the 29th. I saw the moon rise. It was a soft orange colour.

The synagogue opposite is illuminated tonight, no doubt to celebrate Easter. 😜

I wonder what is on tv tonight?

30 comments:

  1. We did absolutely nothing today. It was everything I dreamed it could be, and more. :)

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    1. Snoskred, I suppose if I was was working, I would have really enjoyed the time off.

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  2. I don't think Good Friday is supposed to be 'exciting' Andrew - a day of reflection is it not.
    I 'gardened' this morning- after the long hot summer plus a couple of years of not being able to get down things were pretty grim out there. No back problems for a while so I can do it in small doses now. I can sympathise with R and his lack of mobility - been there done that not nice!

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    1. Cathy, oh, a religious day. Something bad must have happened in history. Gardening would have been a nice thing to do on such a day.

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  3. The UK, especially in London where I am, is bathed in sunshine and unseasonably high temperatures today and all this weekend. It's just after midday and we are getting ready for Passover!
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    1. Bazza, that sounds wonderful for Londoners. I do actually know it is Passover.

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  4. I plan nothing today. I do need to cook a dinner for Jack and I, but that's about it.
    Funny, I asked hime what he would think if I made breakfast for dinner? (Something I loved in my previous lives) He made a face at me, and said, "Absolutely not!" He is a meat and potatoes man, period!
    How dull.

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    1. Maribeth, bacon, eggs and fried mashed potato would be ok for breakfast or an evening meal.

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  5. Pretty quiet over here too Andrew although we did pop in to the city for a particular shot I wanted to take.. the city was Good Friday almost deserted! Lunch at the marina and home. Unlike your day, ours was unusually cold, rainy and windy.. just the way I like it 😉

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    1. I just mentioned to R that Grace said it is cold, wet and windy in Perth, and he had seen it of tve, so it must have been pretty grim.

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  6. Working on taxes today - other people's. GF used to be a huge thing in Ireland when I was growing up. Silence, fish, church at 3, purple cloths on all the statues. Gloom and doom.

    then all the scandals....

    now unchained....

    XO
    WWW

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    1. WWW, from another blog I learnt I think that the US tax year ends very soon. Is Canada the same? Sanctimonious, two faced and hypocritical church, all around the world.

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  7. I have to work on Good Friday (about 40 minutes from now.) Most of my thoughts right now are of the unholy variety.

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    1. Kirk, think of the extra pay for working on GF.

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  8. Anonymous1:38 am

    Surely you mean "R does NOT eat meat on Good Friday" and the synagogue is lit up for Passover, not Easter. Sorry for being precise. Roderick

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    1. I did mean that Roderick and I have corrected it. Three little letters can make such a difference. Yes, Passover coincides with Easter this year.

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  9. I used to dread these quiet religious holidays because we are not religious people and it seemed there was nothing to do. Now I embrace them, no - throw myself at them, because there is nothing I must do and that is a good feeling :)

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    1. Jenny, said by a person who works. We would have done something interesting if Mother wasn't visiting.

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  10. I gardened. And gardened some more. It was beautiful weather. Hopefully the next few days will be the same and I can break the back of the gardening work (before I break my own back).
    Not religious here, but enjoying the quiet - not least the holiday from our political leaders.

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    1. EC, I thought it might have been nice weather for you. The political silence is rather nice.

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  11. IT was a very slow day here the neighbours are overseas so the beer fairy had dog walking and feeding to do but I did nothing all day.
    Merle...........

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    1. Merle, and you were quite happy to do that.

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  12. Yesterday was a stinker here in Adelaide, almost 34C and I visited the kids, no fun standing around in the heat waiting for buses that ran on holiday timetables. Apart from that it was a nice day with nothing urgent waiting to be done. The kids gifted me a chocolate bunny which melted on the way home :)

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    1. River, did the egg melt from the heat or in your stomach?

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  13. Ah, Easter, the strange mix. The bunnies and eggs for fertility, kids taking home white pet bunnies that soon will be dumped out somewhere to fend on their own. And then the religious goings on. Used to be, some guy would tie a cross to his back here in town, dress in rags, and walk up and down streets to be seen, not sure as what.

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    1. Strayer, the pet bunny gift is not a tradition here, thank goodness. The Philippines is the place for extreme religious practices, with cross bearing, barbed wire and blood.

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  14. Have a wonderful Easter Andrew.
    We used to also eat fish on Good Friday, but I no longer bother, never been too religious, it was also just a Catholic tradition.

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    1. Sami, as we discussed with Mother, it was also a Protestant tradition too. R is not Catholic and nor were my maternal grandparents, but all won't eat meat, only fish on GF.

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  15. Rained here as it always seems to on Good Friday.

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    1. Jackie, that is worse. Everything shut and rain to boot.

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