Most holidays for Graham and I are spent on the Island, and Easter is no exception.
It's 4 AM on Thursday morning, April 1, 2010. April Fool's Day...and our travelling day. So far, everything that can go wrong has...our primary travelling vehicle bit the dust yesterday and won't be fixed until today sometime...but we will have taken our little commuter vehicle and will be long gone.
I booked the Dog sitter. But I screwed up the dates, and we'll have to return a day early. So Lucky and Nate will have a long day in the house on the day of our return on Monday. We will hope for no accidental pools and piles when we enter the house, but with Nate's kidneys and his age, we can't be too sure of that!
No matter. We're off to visit the family. My daughter and her husband have planned a full weekend for us...Easter dinner and Graydon's birthday party. Graydon just turned three on March 27 and he has graciously decided to wait until we arrive to celebrate.
I have a surprise for Bree. The camera we bought her for Christmas a year ago had broken. I'd bought her another, but she was attached to the little underwater camera and so we had it fixed. But she doesn't know and I am looking forward to her reaction when we give her the old one.
I am looking forward to the Easter Egg hunt. This year, I plan to find more than anybody else...but then, each year I plan to do this, and I haven't won yet...
I have offered to make Scalloped potatoes for Easter dinner. I found a recipe which uses smoked Gouda cheese and Parmesan and one other cheese, which at this early hour, escapes me.
Graham has a second cousin who is visiting his mother. Nineteen years of age, he has decided to travel the world. I shall look forward to meeting him and enjoying his Scottish accent.
It will be a weekend crammed with people, food and most of all, love.
My dearest wish is for all who read this blog to have a very Happy Easter, one that is filled with people, food...and great love.
May the Easter Bunny bring all of you much joy, in this season of renewal and rebirth.
And, on my return, I will let you know how the scalloped Potatoes turned out...the one with the smoked Gouda, Parmesan, and that other cheese.
A blessed, joyous Easter to you all!