Well, it's back to work and the normal everyday. It was a lovely Easter holiday. Four wonderful, glorious days off from work and with nothing to do but enjoy family. I basked in every minute. It was a weekend of lovely weather, good company, lots of food and relaxation.
I hosted the Easter dinner as my sis works for a accounting office and this is their insane time. If we are having true confessions, I have to admit it was the worst dinner I ever served on a holiday. Nothing seemed to go right. The goose was undercooked, the asparagus was overcooked, and the scalloped potatoes while tasty, were not soft and tender but still had crunch to them. Sigh. I'm not sure what went wrong. Maybe I was thrown for a loop because I actually made the decision to go to Easter Service instead of staying home to cook. My timing and groove was definitely off, that's for sure. Good thing BIL made a ham and it was delicious! Though everyone ate lots of everything and were nothing but complimentary, I know it wasn't the best. And, I have found, that really, really bothers me. I'll have to rework my timing for next year because I liked going to Easter Service and don't want to miss it anymore.
Having all my kids together again was a joy. It does my heart good to hear them laughing together and enjoying one another. It's especially fun listening to Older daughter and Son bantering back and forth about anatomy, which courses they both take for their degrees in Paramedic and Kiniseology. Those big words seem so weird in regular conversation, but it makes for hilarious conversation with those others of us who call body parts by their "normal" names. It's going to be tough again on Thursday to say goodbye again to my Older daughter when she heads back to her home in another province. But school, work and dance call and won't be put off.
Youngest was on cloud nine all weekend having purchased herself a car. A cute, little red smart car. It's new to her but she is thrilled. She'll need one of us with her to drive it as she cannot go for her full license until October, but it's not a hardship going for a drive in that little thing. It is fun! And get this, 80 miles per gallon, $20 to fill the tank! Oy, puts my vehicle to shame in the environmentally good category.
I finished "Anne Of Green Gables". What a joy that was to read. I'm so glad I finally did and now wonder what took me so long. I'm now onto the "life, on the line", the autobiography of Alinea founder Grant Achatz, who just before he was reaching incredible success in his culinary career was diagnosed with tongue cancer. Doctors wanted to remove his tongue but he decided to go for an alternative treatment of chemo and radiation, but in the process lost his sense of taste. Can you imagine? But he focused and rallied and trained his chefs to mimic his palate and retaught himself to cook with his other senses. I'm on chapter 9 and so far it's been very, very interesting reading how his career started. A few f-bombs are scattered around so far, but I sort of expected that. I'm just glad that up to now, it hasn't been prolific with the swearing.
So that's my weekend in a nutshell. How was your Easter?