Thursday, April 12
More Easter Stuff
The first song of our Easter worship service ended and the pastor said, "Christ is risen!"
Seemingly everyone in the congregation (except me) replied, "He is risen, indeed!"
On Easter afternoon I read at least two blogs that mentioned the same instant response.
Have I spent my entire life under a rock? I didn't know that I am supposed to say, "He is risen, indeed!"
Next year, I'll expect it and I'll get it right.
I was insanely busy last weekend. Having both sides of the family within a hour's drive is great, but it can really wear me out.
With all of the driving, picnicking, working on a linen book marks for the Easter service (pictured above), decorating for Easter service, cooking, entertaining, egg decorating, egg hunting...I didn't make it to the store to buy candy for my kids' Easter baskets.
In a moment of clarity, I remembered that there was still some Easter candy in the pantry from last year. I put the old (but still tasty) candy in the plastic eggs that we have used for years. The kids never knew the difference. I wonder if I can use some of it again next year. Nah, I'll splurge and buy new candy next year.
I got the Easter baskets and toys last year about a month after Easter. I saved a bundle! I couldn't help thinking of Cheri from Northwoods Ramblings when the grin of frugal satisfaction spread across my face. Do the cheap Easter baskets qualify me for honorable mention in the next edition of Tightwad Joy?
My mom decorated the egg pictured above with an old silk tie and boiling water. By the way, the real eggs were not left over from last year!