From the view of the sunrise outside our front door
to the pitter-patter of raindrops on the roof as we fell asleep,
Easter was a magnificent, glorious, rich celebration.
Today, Easter Monday, is a day of hugs and good-byes
with family returning to their homes,
a day for the washing machine to exert itself,
a day of putting away,
a day of happy, contented sighs.
I read somewhere that in Greek villages,
they celebrate Easter Monday with practical jokes,
reflecting the cosmic “joke” of Christ’s resurrection.
It is a holiday in many countries, a designation I fully support.
I think I’ll take a walk.
I love your poetic post — as usual I also love the photo collage — I need to learn how to do those! Blessings as you launder, ponder, and wander
@LaurieLH – It is very easy to do with Picasa software. Picasa is a free download. You select which pictures you want to include and click “make collage.” From there, you can shuffle the pictures to get the mix you like. I love your launder, ponder and wander! Who is the poet?
Yes, I like the photo collage as well. Thanks for the instructions. I’m gonna try that
Also – lovely tablescape!
Carol – you’re much holier than I. Around here, we just call it the Easter Hangover. No alcohol needed. ;)Picasa, eh? hmmm….www.wonderloveandpraise.wordpress.com
@hiddenart – Thanks! We set up two folding tables in our garage because I highly value being able to ALL sit at one table. I assigned the setting to my young friend Lindsey (my DIL’s best friend who came along for the weekend). Instead of trying for a pattern she just did a random mix and match and it came out so lovely.@wonderloveandpraise – Easter Hangover! Yeah!
Carol,I missed you, too, my friend! I love your photo collage, especially the picture of the men of the family! How precious.
Flowers by Jessie, I presume? Homemade rolls? And what is the round thing w/ chocolate splattered all over the top? Or are you going to disappoint me and tell me it’s not chocolate at all? I actually had a turkey dinner at Mimi’s. Audrey had chicken piccata; Brianne had a chicken ciabatta sandwich and Jordan had pancakes and fruit. Aiden ate quite a bit of my turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes and even whole cranberry sauce. We were all marveling at what an un-picky eater he is!
@LimboLady – Flowers by Jessie. Rolls by Danny. Chocolate Splattered round disc is French Silk Pie by Jessie. We also had Lemon Cheesecake by Taryn. Lamb and Ham with a Cherry Stout sauce, potato salad, pasta salad with shrimp, Asian noodle salad and mimosas. I’m still full!I can’t believe Aiden ate cranberry sauce! That’s amazing for a one year old.
Thank you. This post is like a breath of wisteria-laden air through the musty den of my thoughts. May God bless you abundantly this season.