It's still early, so it's hard to tell whether today is going to be sunny or cloudy. On Good Friday, of all days, I always think a cloudy day is much more appropriate. I always think the sun should be ashamed to shine, especially between noon and three. It needs to discreetly hide behind the clouds.
An idea I've had since childhood, and it's stayed with me.
Now on Easter, it really does need to come out of hiding, and shine for all it's worth.
Speaking of which, I need to get going to be ready for Sunday. First off, list making. I can't seem to do anything without my lists.
Once I decide on a menu, then I need to find recipes, then make my grocery list. I need to decide what needs to be cleaned (everything, but we prioritize when time is tight!). I'm also in the middle of planning a trip with some friends, and a bridal shower with my book club, and those are involving a lot of lists, too.
Once I get myself organized, it feels like half the work is done. I don't need to think anymore, just do what the list tells me.
|I want that skirt my bunny is wearing!|
I need to get some decor up. I have some four dozen eggs that my children colored when they were little. They become more precious with each passing year.
These pink and white Christmas ornaments have been hanging on my dining room chandelier since January, when I used them to decorate for a bridal shower. I'm switching them out for pastel Easter eggs.
When I first started blogging I participated in tablescape parties. I had some beautiful tables. Hopefully this table will be beautiful by Sunday. Here I am just trying to decide which plates/chargers to use.
Two of my favorite things -- pink and bunnies. I'm going to fill the little cups with Easter candy. No big baskets this year, as we won't be having any children here, and none of us -- at least not me -- needs all that sugar. Sigh . . . jelly beans are my all-time favorite, but I resisted. I have a dress I need to fit into next month.
A friend stopped by for coffee the other day. I'm always telling her I want to take piano lessons from her. I just want to be able to play hymns, just for me. I took lessons as a child, but regretfully, never kept up. We went through all my children's piano music, and she found this beginner book so that I could practice.
I was actually able to play this this week, both hands and even using the pedal, although very slowly. It made me cry. The music, not my playing!
I picked these up at the grocery store last week. They still look nice, and I will cut them down and rearrange them for my powder room. I'll get some tulips or daffodils for my Easter table.
Oh, here we go again -- pink and bunnies.
I found this at T.J. Maxx, and honestly could have bought a whole set. But I kept myself to one plate. Kind of wish I'd splurged now.
I was feeling just a little sorry for myself that our family gatherings have gotten so small, with my two sons out of state and not able to get home all the time, and with extended family also moving away, or sadly, passing on.
So I invited some friends to round out our small Easter gathering, and now I feel happier.
Well, the sun is trying to break through. It has no sense of the fitness of things.
Have a wonderful Easter my friends. The best day of the year. xo