Tuesday, April 7, 2015

COLD SNOWY EASTER

After the harsh winter this year it would have been a nicer Easter time had we had a bit of warmth. Instead we created our own family cheer.
It started with a trip to a store where we were surprised by the LINDT bunny and Smart car on Good Friday.
We went indoors and found the Lindt staff had a spinning wheel for a chance to win a bunny so of course we all took turns. I managed to hit a sweet spot and got four minis. Even our Mr. took a turn.
From there we headed to the bigger choco bunnies that were for sale and selected three, one for Buddy, his sister and her partener.
Saturday we went to the dollar store for some reusable Easter stuff and at the grocery store we bought white eggs. In the evening we boiled some eggs and used food colour with a bit of vinegar to make them very beautiful according to Buddy who gave me a "Wow"once we were done.
Then came the finalé as we placed things on our table for Sunday morning.
Easter Sunday we had a lazy morning, took our baths and got ready for the visit of our daughter. It was agreed that all "kids" would have to hunt for a few treats both indoors and out.
Buddy was delighted with his little basket and he loved the addition of the outdoor hunt even those it was cool. Outdoor eggs were plastic stuffed with a bill of eithe $5,$10,$20 and each person was limited to finding a quota of two. Buddy got the bonus seventh egg of chocolate.
Our after noon was spent watching EXODUS and stepping into the kitchen now and then to prepare the dinner. We were blessef with a potato leek soup created by daughter, brown rice, asparagus and brussels sprouts done by me and breaded chicken breast prepared on the stove top by hubby. Around noon I had baked a plain low sugar,low fat cake to serve with strawberries and pineapple bits served with low fat whipped cream. All was delicious.
It was a cosy time together and for that I am thankful.

I do feel bad that I spend less time posting and commenting as days role by. Sadly at this time both Buddy and I are having flare ups with our health issues. I suspect stress is a huge factor. I shall post more about that on my other blog post soon.
But we do think of you for sure!!!
We hope you are well and had a nice time too.



8 comments:

Olga Hebert said...

It sounds like a very nice Easter in spite of the weather. Hope you are feeling better soon.

Betsy Adams said...

Sorry about your health issues. You and Buddy are always in my prayers --and I was thrilled to read a post from you today.

Sounds like you all had a fantastic Easter....Your dinner sounded wonderful... YUM....

Love to you and the family,
Betsy

Sandra said...

love the photos of Buddy with the Big Bunny... and your dinner sounds delish, all of it. hope you get some sun and warmth soon and that your health issues get better for both of you...

George said...

It sounds as if you had a wonderful Easter, even if the weather didn't cooperate as fully as it might have. I'm sorry to hear about your and Buddy's health issues. I hope you're both feeling much better soon.

Kiki said...

Hallo liebe Heidrun,
ich hoffe, ihr alle seid gesund und munter. Auch bei uns ist es nun endlich Frühling, d.h. ,momentan ist es so sonnig und warm, da könnte man denken, es wäre bereits Sommer. Ich hoffe nicht, dass dafür dann der "richtige" Sommer wieder so verregnet wird wie im letzten Jahr.
Es ist eine wunderschöne Jahreszeit. Alles grünt und blüht! Einfach nur herrlich!
Ich schicke dir liebe und sonnige Grüße,
Christa

Kay said...

Hello Heidrun. Thank you for your kind visit and comment. I see that we are both retired teachers and that you like the same sort of music I do. I am so very pleased to meet you.

Marie C said...

I'm sorry you have been having health issues, and Buddy too. Hope that has improved by now as I have gotten behind with visiting you! Your Easter looks wonderful! I would LOVE to hunt eggs at your house! Money inside! :-) And the dyed eggs are very bright and pretty. Glad you had a great Easter.

Honest Abe Lincoln said...

These are nice photos. I see you have some of the same folks as friends that I have.