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April 2nd, 2010 · 1 Comment

Kids are on spring break until April 12.  We’ll see how it goes.  Dan was openly apologetic this morning about leaving me with three kids in the house…  but you know what, that’s the life we have now, and one of those kids sleeps 80% of the time.  It’s OK.

Yesterday: I took Adam and Becky to the Holy Thursday Mass.  I hadn’t been to church on Holy Thursday since before I left Nashville (I think it was actually, literally, ten years ago), and it was pretty cool.  The Eucharistic prayer was all sung (the No Greater Love Mass by Michael Joncas), and I just really enjoy all that high-liturgy stuff.  The pastor of my church is not perfect (though at least he’s not crazy), but his singing voice is more than respectable.  And he is, if nothing else, entirely sincere.  I actually got somewhere at that Mass, and it’s been a while since that happened.  A&B asked good questions, too — about the oils and the incense and the extra singing and the musical notation for chant (”these are all just dots, here”).  Very gratifying altogether.

Today: I emptied out six eggshells for cascarones and actually hammered a little nail into the eggs to get the holes started.  (It takes so little to get my adrenaline going.)  We are turning the house upside-down looking for Adam’s other shoe, and this morning the kids were helping each other rollerskate on the sidewalk.  Now it’s raining, and we’re going to watch a movie because we can.

Tomorrow: We’ll finish the cascarones and dye the rest of the eggs with actual egg dye.  We’ll have 18 to dye, plus the empty shells, but there are never enough Easter eggs as far as I’m concerned.  Not that I want to eat all those hard-boiled eggs, but the dyeing is just so much FUN. :)

Next week: deviled eggs. Possibly potato salad.  Cookie dough with HB egg yolks in it (not kidding, I have a recipe in one of my stuff-to-do-with-kids books).  Children’s Museum and a couple of playdates.  And at the end of it all, we’ll send them blissfully back to school.

Happy Easter, y’all.

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  • 1 Caroline M // Apr 2, 2010 at 2:35 pm

    Happy Easter to you too. Dan started his holiday today and has two weeks off school. I’m hoping the weather picks up enough for us to get out - the garden is a mud bath so I’d rather tromp on someone else’s grass.

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