It’s Tuesday – 2 days in to a 4 day week – whoop!
1. Today’s the last day of March and I’m glad. Why? We’ve had 4 seasons in 2 days. Mild Saturday. Snow Sunday. 50 and breezy yesterday. Today? Who knows? Maybe April won’t be quite so finicky!
2. Stopped last night to get a few “treats” for the wee ones this weekend. We have an Easter gathering planned – an early brunch on Saturday. You see, when oldest boy & his wife divorced, Easter Sunday became yet another battleground with the other side. I – for one – was not going to be territorial about it and there was no backing down from them, the uber-Christians. I know, ironic, isn’t it? I get it – to a point – the kids should have that time with their cousins, we’re all about that. But there’s never been any g-i-v-e this way. So, about three years ago I announced we’d have our celebration on Easter Saturday. Period. I’m fine with it – it’s relaxed and fun and beats a “drive-by” visit any day of the week. Grandpa will join us and we’ll have four generations in my kitchen enjoying some of my “company French toast”, eggs to-order, bacon, ham, sausage, home-made hash browns, fruit, coffee, juice, etc. Oh, and a “magic” pumpkin spice cake for Gramps, his favorite. Yes, there’ll be way too much. Yes, he’ll take 2/3 of the cake home (shh, that’s the point) and yes, the littles will probably overdose on candy. They won’t be far behind us :).
Are you planning an Easter gathering? In what ways have your traditions had to adapt over time?
Easter is the demonstration of God that life is essentially spiritual and timeless. ~Charles M. Crowe