Friday, March 2, 2012

Friday Fragments: The Eagle Had Landed

In other words, my mother has arrived!

My sister took a half day to pick her up at the airport and after a mere two hours, delivered her to me at school...early...before the end of the school day... SURPRISE!

Guess I'm not the only one who has limits *winks*

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This means I'll be a little scarce in blog land until she leaves on Monday. I've got a post scheduled, but it may take me awhile to visit back. Bear with me, I'll catch up.

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Thanks to my girl, Andrea, at Good Girl Gone Redneck, I've finally fallen victim to Pinterest. I'm having so much fun! I have no idea to tell you how to find me or how to get a button on my page, so I'll just tell you that my username is SSSingleMOM. Any help on that would be appreciated!

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A friend passed the following quote on to me:

“I have noticed even people who claim everything is predestined, and that we can do nothing to change it, look before they cross the road.”
― Stephen Hawking

As a Presbyterian, I find this HYSTERICAL!

Don't get me wrong, I love my denomination... over the years, I've tried others, but I was raised in the Presbyterian Church and it's the Presbyterian service that I am most comfortable with. That said, I was raised Presbyterian because the church was literally less than a block from my house and when my mother wanted to find a new church, she just started going to the closest one. Imagine my shock when I went to join my current church and I found out that Presbyterians believe in predestination!

Who knew??? Not me... and apparently not my mother, because I called her:

"Mom, did you know that Presbyterians believe in predestination?
"We do?"
"Apparently so."
"Well, I guess I missed that part.'

Did I mention that at the time of this conversation she'd been a Presbyterian for over 25 years!


Mommy's Idea


And I apologize... that last one is kind of a whole blog post, rather than a frag!

16 comments:

Diane said...

Hilarious. Can't wait to hear the stories your mom gives you this weekend! :)

Ellen Stewart (aka Ellie/El/e/Mrs. Seaman) said...

Hm, I've been absent from blogging for days, but I can't blame my mom! Wish I could!

Find things to enjoy, she does love you!

Heather said...

Ummmmm Have fun???? Can't wait to hear the stories.

And the religion thing is perfect. I think they are a lot of woman of your mother's age who are devoted to their religion, but really don't know a lot about it :)

Wayne W Smith said...

Any post that has a Hawking quote gets an A+ from me. Well done!

Lisha @ DeLovely Life said...

ahahaha! Love it. Hope you have a good time with your mama. I'm sure we'll hear stories. ;)

Charlotte said...

LMAO!!!! Your mom sounds hysterical! Have a great time with her this week, or at the very least, I hope we get some belly laughs in your recap.

Also, I did your meme. I know you'll be busy this weekend, but please stop by when you have the chance. Shout out to you! XOXO

Keetha Broyles said...

Love the pedestination and crossing the street joke!!!!

Andrea (ace1028) said...

Thanks for the shout out, mama!

Here's your Pinterest profile URL:

http://pinterest.com/sssinglemom/

:) Peeps can find you and follow you that way.

I can help w/the button. Remind me via email and I'll help you get one on your blog. xox

Stay sane, drink lots of wine and chat soon!

Laurie Matherne said...

I have a colleague who is an ardent Calvinist (all is predestined in his world). However, in our crazy traffic traffic, let's hope he looks before crossing the road, too. Good one.

Nezzy said...

Woohoo girl, this Ozark Farm Chick got a hoot and a half outta the Presbyterian story!!! Made the post sweetie.

God bless ya and have a great time with your Mama this weekend!!! :o)

bill lisleman said...

Interesting that you mention both Stephen Hawking and religious beliefs. He upset (some are very very touchy) many people not long ago with writing about the existence of God. BTW I don't buy the destiny thing, but I think you can buy it for about $43 (3.3 oz) on amazon.

traci's mixed bag said...

That's interesting about Presbyterians. I tend to not pay attention to such details as long as I have the important things in common. So I can understand, not knowing. Have fun with mom!

Tettelestai said...

Hahaha, I am Presby also and one of my favorite things to put up during St. Patty's is "I don't' need luck, I'm Presbyterian" He states it a bit flippantly. Just because God knows what's coming doesn't mean we do. Just because my life is ordered doesn't mean I am free of responsibility.

Ah, mothers ;-) I love my mother and love it when she visits, but we tried to live together when hubby was deployed and that just didn't work out very well. I do hope you enjoy her visit :-)

StarTraci said...

Hey! Found you via Charlotte at My Pixie Blog -- yay! And we share a friend in Andrea -- double yay!

I really enjoyed the Hawking quote. Have a great weekend!

:-)
Traci

Babes Mami said...

Fingers crossed you are surviving the weekend! Haha

Tracy Wilson said...

Sheesh-
I'll pray for you:)