Monday, March 24, 2008

Easter Weekend

I usually put up a little Easter greeting for anyone who happens by, but I didn't do it in time this year. Things have been out of sorts in Clewland, so I'm sorry about that. Hope everyone had a nice Easter!

Ours was all right. We didn't go to church, and I feel bad about that. And we didn't go to my brother-in-law's house, due to too many things going on in their world - which is certainly fine, but seemed very weird. Incrediboy loved his Easter basket, which was more toy-centered than candy (we still have Halloween candy hanging around, for Pete's sake). And MBDog enjoyed his Easter Busy Bone. MBDog is funny when he gets a treat like that. He'll prance laps around the room with the bone in his mouth, crying excitedly, for a good 10 or 15 minutes before finally settling down to enjoy it. Silly pup.

I cooked a small ham and mashed potatoes and we went to my mother in law's house for a nice Easter meal. Incrediboy babbled all the way to Grandma's that he wanted to say the Easter grace, but then when it was time he refused. *shrug*. Whatever. That boy was cantankerous in general all weekend, to be honest.

The absence of the traditional egg hunt annually held at his cousins didn't go unnoticed. Hub and I were discussing having a little hunt for him in the back yard tonight, but I really don't have anything to put in his plastic eggs and I don't know if I feel organized enough to throw it together on the fly at Target on the way home today. We'll see. The commercial side of Easter was never really a big whoop while I was growing up, so I tend to forget a lot of details surrounding the secular angle of this holiday. Coloring eggs was always the highlight for me, and we got a small basket each year, but that was it. No trips to see the Bunny at the mall, no egg hunts, nothing like that. Deprived child, eh?

And because I like to gripe ... I was reading an article in the paper yesterday about 3 college kids who were killed in a car accident. They were all from China, a country which enacted a one child per family law in the seventies to help control the rapidly expanding population. Three families on the other side of the world lost their only children. The man who was responsible for the accident was doing 98 mph and crashed into the back of the students' Taurus. It pancaked between him and the car in front of them. What's more, is he not only had 11 points on his record and had also killed two other people in an accident a few years before, but he reportedly has epilepsy and often blacks out. Excuse me, but exactly WHY does this man have a license to begin with?

What. The. Hell.

Apparently the blood of two people on his hands made no matter to him - he had to add three more. Worthless waste of space. It's lucky for him that I have no say in the consequences for his actions.


Coffeypot said...

I'm glad you and yours made it through Easter okay. We didn’t do much around here, either. As for that asshole driver, the families of the victims ought to be able to not only sue the man and his estate, but the State for letting him out too. I know it's hard to sue the State, but if they were held responsible, people like him might not be allowed on the road again.

Tracy said...

It is truly ashame that people are not held accountable for their actions. I don't think I would ever drive again if I killed people. I just don't think I could. Glad you enjoyed your Easter, even though it seemed low key! I was sick and in bed, you definately had more fun than I did!
I know we are grateful for our families (especially when you read about these 3 families that just lost their children). Even though we didn't do much, we were with our loves/family.

You know I hate word verification!!

Anonymous said...

It is sad the three young people were killed. However, taking someone's license away does not permit them from driving. I am not sure what the answer is. But it does seem that those determined to drive when drunk or medically impaired will do it. How can the government stop them? Food for thought.

clew said...

Anon, I see your point ... But if this guy has epilepsy to such a serious degree that he blacks out without anticipating its approach, I'd think he wouldn't be issued a driver's license to begin with.