After battling our way through the trials of Easter food shopping, we have now arrived to Sunday morning, and what we do not have, is missing. We have survived until now and there are just two remaining days of a holiday which, as a golden oldie, I really do not need. This morning I gathered our Easter decorations together. My wonderful daughter-in-law brought my only chocolate easter egg, Mr. Swiss organised some coloured cooked eggs from the supermarket, and I have an free Easter bunny where I collected stickies from the store, so we are ready to go.
In the years gone by when the kids were still kids, it was tradition to make an easter nest from a round container, such as a plate. You would fill it with green paper cuttings to resemble a nest and place Easter specials in it, such as a chocolate bunny, eggs etc. etc. We would hide it and the kids would have to search for their nests on Easter Sunday morning. We then lived in an appartment, had no garden, so had to find places at home. We were limited on ideas, so it was a cupboard, or even the oven. We would also spend an afternoon cooking and colouring our own eggs, with the kids, where it was usually the parents who did most of the work. I am not really sorry that these days are gone, because I now like to let the others have the stress.
In the meanwhile the sun decided to make a try for it on this otherwise dull and dismal day, although it is very cold outside. We have clouds, and a little bit of blue sky in between, so who knows. Yesterday I had a stay at home day which suited me and today will probably be similar. It is the day when the families go for walks and the paths are blocked with loud children, dogs and bicycles. I prefer to avoid this.
I will now begin to prepare lunch, although no big deal. I have a ham to cook and red cabbage to prepare. I should be relaxed within half an hour.
Enjoy your Easter Sunday and may it be a stressless day. Spare a thought for the chickens that have worked hard to make sure there are enough eggs for everyone.