1. I love the fact that Easter is not just a one day celebration, but 8 days to party filled with joy and glory! Here’s my Easter recap on hosting the in-laws. What are your favorite Easter traditions? What were some of your memorable moments from the weekend?
2. I made a delectable cheesecake for Easter, which I intended to share the recipe, but in the haste of getting ready I never took a picture of the final product. We happen to have the homemade strawberry sauce left, so my husband suggested I just make another cheesecake; I can get a picture of the masterpiece and use up the leftover sauce. There are only two of us to eat 16 servings, Easter gluttons?
3. The Monday morning before Easter we woke up to snow covering the ground and not just a little bit either. And by Monday night I almost burned our house down! I was making potato wedges for dinner, drizzled or perhaps doused with olive oil, while flipping them one fell onto the bottom of the oven. Panicked, I froze up and just yelled for my husband who was downstairs, as the potato started shooting out sparks and tiny flames. It felt like an eternity before he heard my cry for help; thankfully he got the situation under control. When all was said and done he commented, “I thought the yell sounded a little different from the usual, ‘dinner is ready!’ and you know you could have just turned the oven off.”
4. We went from being a wildlife sanctuary to needing to call pest control. In recent weeks we have found mice and several mice nests that were built over the winter around our yard. My husband asked if I wanted a picture for my blog…uh, we’ll pass on the rodent portraits.
5. Hangry, why wait? I was happy to see a scientific study published last week to excuse my lack of self-control and impoliteness that seems to make an appearance right before dinner time. There’s just this small window of time between getting home from work and making dinner, where I seem to feel ridiculously hungry and the only answer is a bag of chips, a full bag of chips as I prepare a healthy dinner.
6. One thing is a constant throughout the adoption process, that every time I think I have this whole waiting and trusting thing down, something seems to happen which shows how far off I really am. I guess it’s a good thing as it will keep us striving, trying and longing to better ourselves. To become more fully alive and living life to the full!
7. “Do not abandon yourselves to despair. We are the Easter people and hallelujah is our song.” — Pope John Paul II
I feel like my quick takes become more random each time, go visit Jen for a more cohesive post.
I’ll have to send my husband the scientific explanation of my pre-dinner moodiness. It’s a REAL TIHNG, I’m so glad, haha.
Hey! I found my way here from the Quick Takes link-up, and I look forward to reading more.
I think that making a second cheesecake in order to use extra strawberry sauce is really good planning, actually(:
Hi Ann, Visiting from Jen’s link-up! 🙂
Oh my goodness I made a cheesecake dessert too for Easter but forgot to take a picture of it!
I love those words of JPII it always reminds me that we have to have the Good Friday’s in life mixed with the joy of Easter…cannot wait to watch the footage this weekend!
Lea S. says
Just discovered your blog, through 7QT. I also suffered through infertility, and I am rooting for your in your adoption process! Hang in there. Also, I love your quote from JPII!!
Everyday Ann says
Thank you! Sorry to hear you also went through the journey.