Happy Easter to all who celebrate and Passover too. — We have friends who have an annual Seder. We have gone for the past 15+ years. Always interesting. We are celebrating Easter day with my brother and sister-in-law. They were in a bad auto accident in February and this is one of the first excursions for SIL. We are truly blessed.
So what will we eat? — Celebrations are about food in my family. I can’t properly celebrate any holiday without food or a shopping spree. (OK, maybe Christmas sales don’t qualify as a holiday.) Traditionally Easter is ham but my brother asked for steaks on the grill. The beloved husband does the grilling. The day is unfolding to be sunny and warm with a chance of rain.
When the ants come marching in – It’s the time of the year when I find the “scout” ants on my kitchen counters. Although it has nothing to do with cleanliness, it sparks up the “housecleaning gene” which is rarely engaged. I scrubbed all my cabinets inside and out. I don’t know how food splashes end up on cabinets that are nowhere near the cooking area. Who do people without cats and dogs blame? (Thanks to all the great ant tips I got on Friday’s Sassy Cats post!)
How did that get there? – Cleaning out cabinets means finding stuff. Weird stuff. Some things you didn’t know you had so you bought more and stored them somewhere else. Some expired in 2009 (hey, I know I have cleaned out my cabinets more recently!). Some I had no idea what they are. Maybe from an old Tupperware party? I do this annually or so and I can’t figure out where these items come from. Do they procreate in the drawers? I filled a trashcan with outdated spices. They have stories. I had fantasies of me making fabulous meals in a flowing flowery dresses and serving it on my veranda (which I don’t have). One was an authentic Chinese dinner. Take-out is too easy but I still had the spices. That reminds me. I have Israeli couscous. I better make something with that! Any suggestions?
The end of the story – If you read my post on the strange guy at my gym, I was able to talk to the manager this past week. She knew him. He is no threat. I still think he’s weird but that doesn’t make him dangerous.
So how was your week?