Well, another Easter has come and gone. I hope you all had a wonderful day. We had a great Easter from start to finish. The weather was sunny and close to 70 degrees. So after church, a visit to see my mom and getting the dinner in the oven we were able to play a few games of Bocce Ball and Jarts. The boy cousins enjoyed tossing around the Nerf football and we all enjoyed being outside with the sunshine, blue skies and fresh air.
When I went down to the mailbox today I was greeted by the first bloom on my clematis.
I always love the day after hosting a holiday gathering. After all the work that goes into preparing the meal, cleaning the house, etc. it is such a great feeling to wake up to a clean house and a refrigerator full of leftovers. This year we had a lot of food and I was able to send everyone home with care packages including a few college age kids who were thrilled to receive it. So now today I tossed the tablecloth and napkins into the washer, put the ham bone and some split peas on the stove to simmer it's way to a delicious split pea soup and I'm grabbing my book, my puppy and a cup of tea. It was a lot of work to host Easter, but today I get to relax and reflect. Oh yes. . . and I get to work on finishing up those leftover cupcakes :-) We wouldn't want to be wasteful now, would we?