Monday, March 29, 2010

Its almost Easter

Simple Woman's Daybook for Monday, March 29, 2010

Outside my window....it is overcast and the ground is trying to dry up from a good rain we had last night - everything is really greening up and Hubbie's fertilizer really should be working on the yard!

I am thinking...about Easter this week! Such a wonderful week for believers!

I am thankful for....the death, burial and RESURRECTION of my Savior - and that I heard the gospel message from a young age. I was twelve when I accepted Christ but I grew up in a Christian home (so thankful) and heard of Christ's love for me as early as I can remember. I am thankful for my parents, our church back then, my pastor and my earliest Sunday school teacher who made such an impact on me.

I am wearing...Christmas socks!! so goofy but they are comfy on my feet:)

I am remembering...all the Easters spent in North Carolina with my parents when the children were little. Mom's food was amazing and, in addition to egg hunts, Mom and Dad always had pinatas at Easter for the kids! To say they loved it would be a huge understatement!

I am going....to get a lot done at home this week (there now I am committed...its written on the blog!)

I am reading...the beginning of my new study for the rest of the semester at Bible study. Just getting started but lots of good information. Its called "The Trusted Friend."

I am hoping...my sweet senior friend, Paul, comes home from the hospital this week - and that good, reliable and consistent care can be arranged for him when he does. There are so many needs for he and his sweet wife.

On my mind....what Jordan will be doing this first Easter (another holiday!) away from home. I'm sensing a trend of separated holidays - and that makes me sad.

From the kitchen... planning Easter menus - for myself as well as helping Erica plan hers. Won't be surprised if they are very similar:)

Around the house...not much going on...we have been spending our time, energy (and money) working outside - which is okay because we both enjoy that!

Plans for the week....Wednesday night at church, our pastor will be sharing his photos...and stories!...from his recent trip to the Holy Land. I am really looking forward to seeing and hearing it all!

One of my favorite things.....Cadbury eggs...the original ones! When something is so yummy...why do they always have to keep changing the recipe?? Cadbury eggs came out when I was in college (long time ago) and my girlfriend and I were addicted. We were also broke:) and these indulgent Easter treats were our huge splurge. Not only are these candies still delicious...they remind me of Debbie and so many great memories!! Do you have a favorite Easter candy?? I have to admit I do NOT like jelly beans but those robin's eggs are pretty yummy as are Stouffer's marshmallow eggs...but Cadburys are the best!

7 comments:

  1. Cadburys are the best. And now they have a caramel kind that is delish.

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  2. I am in love with Cadbury Eggs too - the original!

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  3. Easter just kind of snuck up on me this year...can't believe it is already this Sunday. Yes, holidays with your kids not there are kind of hard to swallow down. This is our year where Jimmy's family will spend it with his in-laws, and then John will spend it with his new girlfriends family, Mel is of course not here and my oldest son is still kind of up in the air. It is their turn to be at her mothers, but her mother "might" be going to Arizona. I don't want to commit to anything else in the advent that I can spend it with my grandkids, but I can't seem to get any answers, so I am just waiting. I try to have all of my kids on the same page of every other year at the in-laws so that when it is our turn we are all together. But I am re-thinking that recently. That does leave us alone on some holidays. Not that I could change it now if I wanted to though I guess, haha. But I am definitely with you on the "empty nest" just plain stinks sometimes....sigh....As far as my fav. Easter candy goes it has got to be the candy covered malt balls. Oh how I love them. In fact of course I don't dare buy any and with no fam. coming this year I don't really have a reason to I guess....Cadbury eggs are everyone elses fav. over here. Mel's especially. She claims it is just not Easter without them. Have a wonderful week...Hugs, Deb

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  4. I am with you on a whole lot of these! Even the Christmas socks, I put on a pair this morning as it was unusually cool here! Loved reading this and also looking forward to Easter. Oh yeah, Cadbury caramels are out of this world! Have a blessed week!

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  5. Hey Jennifer,
    It's good too be back. Sounds like you're busy with outside work and planning for Easter.
    Love your new blog wallpaper.
    It took forever before blogger would publish my post then it made everything on my side bar go away.
    I can't figure it out.
    Hope you have a good week.

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  6. Hi Jennifer~ I just noticed how much your two sons look alike!

    Just caught up on your last several posts, and am SO glad that the Lord is opening doors to help you trade those ashes for beauty!

    He reminds me to pray for you often... Hope you enjoy this Easter with that precious grand-daughter!

    Jennifer

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  7. Morning Jenn,
    Thank you for the sweet Birthday wishes. Sorry Jason can't be with you for Easter, I know that is so hard. Missing some holidays is one thing but all of them is really hard. Maybe it want always be this way.
    That is so great you had Christian parents, and you have such great memories of them.
    Easter candy, my favorite would be
    peanut butter m&m eggs, or malted milk eggs I guess!!
    Hope you have a Wonderful Easter!
    What a Wonderful Celebration of what Jesus did for us!!
    Blessings sweet friend,
    Nellie

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