Bah, Humbug!

1 Jan

Well, this year is already off to a roaring start.

The woman from our church about whom I wrote several days ago died yesterday morning. She had dementia, and had suffered a stroke, so it was not unexpected, and her husband, while grieving, has expressed relief for her sake. The funeral is Thursday.

Our newly-minted (September, 2014) Suffragan Bishop, Heather Cook, was involved in a hit-and-run accident earlier this week. The official “spin” was that she left the scene of the accident – she returned 20 minutes later – but to me, “leaving the scene of an accident” means you ran over somebody’s mailbox and kept going.  Killing a man is a “hit and run”, make no mistake about it. Reports are now coming out that she was given probation before judgment in 2010 for driving three times over the legal limit, and having marijuana in her car.

Boy! Do we know how to pick ’em, or what? How in God’s name did she make it through the discernment process?

The LED bulbs we ordered for the dining room chandeliers arrived yesterday and are a total waste of money. Each one, which is supposed to be equal to a 30 watt bulb, is barely as bright as the nightlight we have in the bathroom.  If you know anybody in the market for ten 5 watt bulbs, I have a deal for you.

And the bronchitis The Squire and I have been fighting has come back with a vengeance. We may both end up at Patient First before the day is over.

The only bright spot was that our noisy neighbors didn’t have a wild party last night. The Squire and I went to bed around 10:30 and slept straight through without a blip.

4 Responses to “Bah, Humbug!”

  1. Shay January 2, 2015 at 12:30 am #

    Well, we can’t top a homicidal bishop, but almost 25% of the health department staff are out either with the flu or caring for family members who have the flu. Curse you, H3N2!

    • thisendoftheswamp January 2, 2015 at 6:30 pm #

      Twenty-five percent! Wow! That’s a lot.

      At least the Health Department comprehends the importance of not spreading this nonsense. So many places say “stay home and don’t spread it around”, and then fuss because you take sick leave.

  2. ReverendRef January 6, 2015 at 4:52 am #

    How in God’s name did she make it through the discernment process?

    She fed them brownies??

    • thisendoftheswamp January 6, 2015 at 11:31 pm #

      At the moment, marijuana brownies aren’t legal in Maryland…

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