It's a day of many season's firsts:
First day warm enough for bare-footing it and for drying laundry in the sun,
first day of garden work and sunscreen, and of lunch and laptop on the patio.
It's funny how sometimes we don't really understand what is amiss
until we are given it. Among budding flowers, bird song and happy kitties
my soul is beginning to feel some peace for the first time in months.
For atheistic reasons I don't really celebrate Easter.
If I had children I might use the time off to do something creative,
like dyeing eggs or arrange an egg hunt, but instead I spent Friday cooking
and baking for two friends of mine, one of which I hadn't seen in 6 months.
And instead of sill, eggs and snaps I made a meal influenced by the Americas;
Chicken with mash and corn. After weeks of fast food I needed something hearty.
For dessert I had made a rich chocolate truffle cake but even so, I found myself
in the kitchen baking caramel cookies late in the evening after dinner
- because my guests just wouldn't leave even after I ran out of food :)
Saturday I worked a half day and then spent the evening with my extended family.
(Just because I don't celebrate Easter, doesn't mean my family doesn't...)
We painted eggs and had lots sill and snaps. It was a nice weekend
but I'll be happy if I don't need to be sociable for a month or two now.
How did you guys celebrate Easter, if at all?
Now on to my Love Giveaway and the 3 lucky winners!
Winners, please send me your email addresses!