“Easter is the only time of the year when it is safe to put all your eggs in one basket.”

Every morning when I first wake up, I ask Alexa the time and weather. Today it was 9 when I asked. She told me to enjoy the sunny day. Hey Google told me it would be mostly cloudy but was sunny right now. Neither one is right. The sky is covered by clouds. It is windy and only 57˚. I am staying close to home today.

When I was a kid, Saturday was bath night. I think it was universally bath night. I took one alone as did my brother. My two sisters took one together. After their baths and shampoos, the torture began. My mother had to comb out the snarls. Both of my sisters cried. I was glad for short hair.

Yesterday was clean the yard day. I took my convict stick and poked all of the trash then put it in the bag. I got to see what Nala had stolen. Most of it was paper and cardboard from the recycle bin. Later she was outside an inordinate amount of time. I called her. She didn’t come. That made me suspicious. I know she can’t get out of the yard so I went to look for her. She was sitting just below the deck’s edge looking up at me. I thought she had one of her toys, one of the flat toys missing its insides. She didn’t. Nala had a dead squirrel. She grabbed it and ran thinking I’d chase her to get it. Nope. I learned when she had the possum not to bother chasing her.

My mother used to get our Easter clothes ready on Saturday. She’d snip the tags and lay out our new outfits. When I was young, my Easter outfit included a hat, white gloves and patent leather shoes. My sister gave me one of her Easter hats for my hat collection. It is white with a blue around the outside top of the brim and a blue bow around the head part in the center. It is exactly what an Easter hat should look like. My mother paired it with white gloves and a fluffy pastel dress. My sisters liked to swirl in their dresses.

Our Easter baskets ad all the traditional candy. A hollow rabbit was the centerpiece. We always ate the ears first. It was the unwritten rule. The jelly beans were big and mostly tasted the same. The Peeps were pink or yellow. Chocolate eggs were wrapped in colorful foil. Small toys were also in the basket and sometimes a stuffed rabbit or duck. I remember getting jacks and sometimes yo-yos.

Today I might do laundry. I even brought the basket down to this floor, only one more floor to go, but if past history is any indicator, the basket will sit there for a few days until I get tired of looking at it. That usually takes a while.

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10 Comments on ““Easter is the only time of the year when it is safe to put all your eggs in one basket.””

  1. Hedley Says:

    We live in the modern world…my granddaughter pushing up 2 years old enjoyed her first Easter Egg Hunt yesterday in Denver. So a FaceTime call was screen mirrored on to the TV so that Mrs MDH and I could relax and watch her and her chums get in the general swing of hunting eggs.

    My health challenges have put a crimp in the time we have spent with her but we are heading out there in 10 days and will meet them over Memorial in San Diego

    Services call, it’s the Easter vigil and a bit of a late night for me, we will see how we go. Passover, the Easter, I send you good wishes and may your God be with you

    • Bob Says:

      Thanks, and may god be with you and yours.

    • katry Says:

      My Dear Hedley,
      I am so happy that you got to watch your granddaughter hunt for eggs. I am also glad you got to relax while watching. I’m sure you can barely wait for Memorial Day.

      My plans for tomorrow are to stay home and enjoy my Easter dinner. I bought myself chocolate bunny. I’ll eat the ears first.

      Keep yourself well.

  2. Bob Says:

    Hi Kat,

    Yet another version of yesterday’s beautiful weather. I know where the eggs come from during the Easter celebrations, but I don’t understand where a rabbit laying eggs originated.

    I especially like the chocolate rabbits and those Cadbury eggs filled with caramel are fabulous. I can’t resist milk chocolate in any form.

    I’m not a big fan of Passover. The Kosher wine served during the Seder tastes just like Welches grape juice spiked with Everclear. Mazos are terrible, especially the kind baked for Passover. Mazos that are Kosher for Passover are only made with flour and water. The cakes must be baked very quickly to prevent any leavening. Rabbi’s specifically trained in kashrut law time the Mazos before they go in the oven. It can’t take more than 18 minutes or the Mazos must be thrown away. It usually takes between 5 and 8 minutes. Even with butter and salt the Passover mazos taste horrible. Also, the stuff lays in your stomach like a rock and then clogs up your lower intestines. If the ancient Isrealits ate Mazos for 40 years wondering in the desert, then they were good environmentalists by never having a good bowel movement.

    The Passover Seder is a religious observance retelling the story of the Israelites escape from slavery in Egypt. The service begins by the youngest member present asking four questions, “Why is this night different from all other nights”. The story answers that and the three following questions. The 1956 movie version still holds up well even today. My daughter loves the animated musical version, “The Prince of Egypt”.

    • katry Says:

      Hi Bob,
      Today the sun appeared for only a few minutes. The rest of the day was cloudy.

      Rabbits just deliver the Easter eggs. They don’t lay them. Maybe they have chicken friends. I did look up the connection between rabbits and eggs. “Since ancient times, eggs and rabbits have been a symbol of fertility, while spring has been a symbol of rebirth. So even though rabbits don’t lay eggs, the association of these symbols was almost natural. The Easter bunny and Easter eggs originated as pagan symbols of spring and rebirth. Over the centuries, these ancient symbols became associated with the Christian holiday of Easter such that the two traditions have merged together to become what some celebrate today.”

      I like matzos. As with Saltines, I spread them with butter. One of my friends used to coat them in chocolate. I did attend one Seder. A Jewish friend was the hostess. She explained everything. That was the first time I learned all about the Seder and what it represented.

  3. lilydark Says:

    Hi Kat,
    The sun appeared briefly while I was waking up.
    I love the Seder’s. The ones I went to as a family were so many hours long. Very traditional. Then we used to go to a Seder at my friend’s building were they have a community room, and they were great. Music, and laughter. I kept thinking that the last few years felt late Passover… the plagues, and more.
    Happy Holidays,
    Lori and the oddest crew

    • katry Says:

      Hi Lori,
      No sun at all here today, and I found it chilly. I watched the Red Sox game and there was sun almost the whole game. My sister north of B Boston had hail. It was a crazy Easter Sunday weather day.

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