Three days of sunshine so far, windows and doors wide open, zorries on feet, flowers popping up EVERYWHERE, Tom tidying the yard, the girls and I pulling nails from building project lumber, squirrels taunting the beagle, symphony of lawn mowers in the neighborhood, weeds sprouting in spite of my cursing at their little selves, soil damp rather than saturated, peat pots on the window sill sprouting garden plants, and blossoming trees joyously waving limb-arms to the heavens in celebration of Spring, of Easter, of Resurrection!
With company coming for Easter weekend my week is full of lists: "Chores", "Menus", "Groceries".
At our noon meal we are reading aloud, Christ in the Passover. Sets the mood for the week.
This is my favorite Holiday. It's the most spiritually meaningful to me and it's easy compared to Christmas or Thanksgiving.
I find myself contemplative.
I find myself energized.
I find myself eager to host my family and friends this weekend.
And I find myself relaxed into the spirit of the holiday.
Happy Easter, everyone, whatever your spiritual leanings.
I'll see you on the other side.