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Sunday, March 31, 2013

Easter greetings to you!

Happy Easter!

In the wee hours of this morning, I realized that we never dyed our Easter eggs. I boiled a dozen eggs on Friday, left them in the fridge, and totally forgot about them! We may get around to dying the eggs today, or we might not. Perhaps I'll do them myself on Monday. Is there any such thing as April Fool's eggs?

We'll actually be having our plastic egg hunt outdoors this year! This will be only the second time ever (for us) that we have had good enough weather for an outdoor hunt. And after church, we'll enjoy our brunch on the deck. Now this is an Easter gift for us, to be able to enjoy the outdoors on this holiday, and even when Easter is so early for the year.

Yesterday, I continued working in my new area of the yard. I planted a pink-flowering rhododendron and 2 hostas to the area. My daughters helped me to haul rocks for my dry river bed. And I moved some errant grape hyacinths to a small cluster up against the walkway. I am beginning to really "see" this area's future. I picked out a spot that would be lovely for a bench. 

My husband has finished building the low retaining block wall for one of our fig trees. I just need some soil for it, and I'll transplant the fig.

I also spent some time in the kitchen yesterday. I made 2 rhubarb pies, using the last of the frozen rhubarb and the first of some spring rhubarb. I also made enough pie pastry for 3 more pies, lined the tins with it and they're now in the freezer for pies later. With the scraps of pie dough, from all 5 pies, I rerolled the dough for a meat pie topper, for a chicken pie later this week or next (also tucked into the freezer).

And now, I think I hear the pitter patter of some grown children's feet, eager to begin the Easter celebration. Oh, and giggles and whispers coming from my daughters's room. Aren't we all still kids on the inside, no matter what our age says? I am sending Easter blessings and greetings your way! Have a wonderful day and I'll be back on Tuesday for my regular post.



  1. I love the idea of April Fool's Eggs. I think it should be a new tradition. Enjoy Easter and the nice weather today.

  2. I can't believe you wrote a post today!

    He is risen, indeed!

    We have had an up-and-down Easter--the kids had fun with the Easter baskets but my son was angry because there was a (tiny! truly!) bit of pink in his plaid shirt and he wore his coat all through church and brunch ... my daughter was grouchy (that word doesn't even cover it!) because of how long we stayed at brunch today ... sometimes I have to remind myself that holidays are spent with real people and real people don't always behave the way I wish they would ... I will think this is funny tomorrow ...

  3. Hmmm... April Fool's eggs... I think if you dyed raw eggs and slipped them in amongst the regular ones, that would qualify! :-)

    Hope you have a beautiful Easter!

  4. hello lilly
    here is it still very cold,to cold for working in the garden.
    happy easter to you and your family,
    love regina

  5. Yes, we are all still kids inside! lol

    Happy Easter to you and your family, Lili.

  6. Happy Easter - hope you had a great day!

  7. Happy Easter, hope you and your family had a lovely day :)

  8. Happy Monday!

    What a lovely Easter you and your family had. I am so glad that your weather was warm and everyone spirits were joyful and thankful!
    We too had a thankful Easter and our weather cooperated so beautifully as well.
    Your flower beds and yard work sound as though they are in full swing-

    Sweet Hugs!


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