Sunday, March 27, 2016

Happy Easter (mostly)

Two weird things happened this morning: 1 Duane woke up without the alarm and after church, when we stopped for breakfast, 2 I had breakfast for breakfast!  Usually I eat lunch, but the restaurant offered eggs Benedict.  Couldn't pass that up! They were pretty good as was Duane's ham and cheese omelette.  Back home we celebrated Easter with the usual nonsense.  I produced the blue lips which only come with Whopper malted milk eggs.  My kids are passing this wonderful tradition on to their kids.  

Duane ate half his bunnies during the day and I made inroads on the chocolate.

About 2pm we had to have the Wegley ham and homemade cheese n mac.  Silly me--I almost totally spoiled dinner by adding sauteed squash and onions and green beans.  After dinner we chatted with family members then hauled ourselves up the hill to work off dinner with a little pickleball practice.  
The day was sunny and bright--and very windy.  Our wind game went like this:  Duane hit the ball, I chased the ball, I hit the ball, Duane chased it.  Mac n cheese worked off!

Duane remembered he wanted to tighten the hinges on the tailgate.  While he was on the ground he noticed something not quite right.  He said it would scare me to death.  He was right!!!!!   This one of our inside duels on the trailer.  Yeesh!  I hate think what would have happened if he had not seen this.  These tires are less than a year old!

After our shock we had to go inside and calm ourselves with chocolate and reading and bunnies and computering, and enjoying the nice breeze and birdsong pouring in our open windows.  The birds sang their hearts out all day--mostly robins and cardinals.   Just before sunset we we decided to stroll around the campground.  The day gradually wound down into a beautiful evening.   

The birdsong grew less and less, shadows lengthened.  Most birds were tucked in except for this mockingbird and a few vultures.

Evening settling in.  We found a few deer grazing hear and there in places like these.  (no pix of them tonight.)

A few vultures enjoying one last ride on the thermals.

The wind died down to a gentle breeze, just enough to keep Old Glory waving.

We strolled the entire campground enjoying the changing light and the winding down of the day. It reminded me of something Anne Frank said:  "The best remedy for those who are afraid, lonely, or unhappy is to go outside, somewhere where they can be quiet, alone with the heavens, nature, and God. Only then does one feel that all is as it should be...."  
 We rounded out our Easter celebration by having ice cream for supper, and a few cookies for dessert.  Everything was as it should be!

Tomorrow we have planned a long ride with the neighbors. See you then,

Louise and Duane

1 comment:

Paul and Marsha Weaver OCT. 17, 2009 said...

Sounds like a very blessed Easter day...minus the tires. I tell people all the time that I just can't figure out how God thought about making all the beauty we have. It is just amazing that is for sure.

We can't believe those are the tires you just bought. Our they the ones like we have on our truck?