Springtime, Ponchos, and Chocolate Bunnies
Each day that comes and goes feels more like spring and less like winter. I've noticed some grape hyacinth are starting to bloom along the roadside on my walks. Little tiny volunteers on the wood's edge that just reflect happiness.
As a child, I loved Christmas for the presents, and Easter for the candy. I remember sitting outside in a spring jacket with my sister eating chocolate bunnies and plotting various ways to sneak an extra piece out of my basket without my mother knowing. I never did execute that plan successfully, but the childlike thinking and scheming was such fun. I remember scratchy dresses, crocheted ponchos to wear to Easter Mass and the smell of spring flowers in massive bloom outside in gardens and inside the church.
Easter was and is: ham, hard boiled eggs, jelly beans, chocolate, family gathering, itchy clothes, long Masses, jello, potato salad, wicker Easter baskets, loose Easter grass Everywhere!, perfumed ladies at church and new white tights.
Since my two children are older, my Easter planning is a simple easy affair. I'm looking forward to seeing them both and having a busy quick weekend!
Have a blessed Easter weekend and I do hope you each have a chocolate Easter bunny :)