Can you believe another week has passed and we are finished with the 16th week of the year? It has flown and I have not accomplished even half of what I wanted to get done. I suppose if I look at the upside I still have plenty to fill my time for the rest of the year. Meanwhile I am going to enjoy the rest of April!
Saturday: Son3 sent us a video from their Seder meal late Friday night. All of the kids had put on an impromptu living room play about Moses and Passover. It began with Moses ( a stuffed animal in a basket) being placed in the river (a white blanket), then rescued by Pharaoh 's daughter. Next you hear a little voice saying "6 years later" followed by another voice saying "No! 60 years later". (We could hear all the adults off camera laughing) We were able to see a little more up until the "lamb" (small child with a white pillow wrapped around their middle) was about to be sacrificed, and then the video ended. I wish we could have been there in person, but seeing the video was the next best thing. It was a great thing to wake up to!
TheHub went out to do his recreational shopping and came home with a gorgeous purple orchid which he thought was a lily we could plant in the yard. It is ok, I like beautiful house plants! I just don't buy them because I am a horrible plant mamma.
After doing a few chores, we were ready to watch Alabama softball on tv. The rain changed that! Instead of watching they had a protracted rain delay and lost their tv time.We had to listen to it about 5 hours later. Woo hoo they won! After the game ended we watched the last few innings of the Arkansas/Ky game.
Sunday: We woke and did not go to church even though it was Easter Sunday. Foul weather was predicted so, instead, we watched a live stream of the service. It was beautiful and I wish we had gone in person in spite of the rain and thunder while it was happening.
After the service I turned on The History Channel and watched their series on the life of Jesus. TheHub worked in his home office and I did some odds and ins around the house. The skies cleared and the day was gorgeous, but we still stayed at home.
We had Easter phone calls or FaceTime visits with all three sons and their families.
After we ate dinner we settled in to watch The Passion of The Christ. It was brutal and hard to watch but I try to see it every Easter.
Monday: This was a slightly frustrating day. About a month ago My Beloved Sister and I had taken all of the documents, forms, papers, pints of blood, you name it to Mom's accountant for a final trust return. . I hung around the house all day with my phone in my pocket waiting for the accountant to call me to pick up the forms. Somehow or another the documents were mixed at the accountants and we had to run to their office at the midnight hour (ok not really midnight but right as they were closing) because they only did the final trust and never filed our two additional forms. They had to E-file extensions. I am ok with the extension but I have no idea what my tax liability might be.
And what is a better way to deal with frustration than
to have a glass of wine a chocolate Pay Day! I couldn't help it. I passed CVS on the way home and my car voluntarily pulled into the lot. The next thing I knew instead of gritting my teeth in frustration I was chomping down on chocolaty, sweet, salty, nutty, deliciousness.
Tuesday: What a glorious day! It was truly beautiful. A bit cool and pollen laden but still beautiful. I did routine house stuff, bought veggies at the produce stand (including a basket of the most beautiful strawberries I have ever seen) and read. Since I had de- pollened the deck I could sit out there with my I-pad and read.
Wednesday: The day started out rather boring and pretty much stayed boring the entire day. The upside was a long conversation with my cousin S. She, her hub, my beloved sister, and I plan on driving to Huntsville in early May. Another cousin (also an S) and her hub will be visiting our uncle then. We plan on meeting them for a visit and lunch.
Thursday: It was another routine day with one major and joyous exception. I did have a wonderful phone visit with Sluggy. It was filled with laughs and shared tales.
Another small joy was TheHub had a late dinner meeting so I had control of the tv remote all night!
Friday: Son2 and I had decided to go see the new Fantastic Beasts movie in the theater. It was the first time for either of us since December of 2019. Mom was still living and I had severely narrowed places I would be out because flu season was hitting Alabama and I did not want to chance passing it to her. Little did we know Covid was just around the corner and would change the landscape totally.
Son2 is off on Friday's and we decided the 1;15 movie would hopefully have limited crowds. We sat down in a completely empty theater, but before the movie started another dude walked in. I felt very comfortable with 3 bodies in a 200+ seat place.
Early evening DIL3 had a showcase from her master's program streaming and we were able to watch her performance. She had the stage solo for about 30 minutes of her original songs.
After her performance and all the sincere congratulations to her we were able to listen to Alabama softball be trounced by Texas A & M.
So this week look for your joys. No matter how small, they are always out there!
May all your weeds be wildflowers,