Today we prepare for tomorrow!
We buy new outfits…….
We make desserts…..
We prepare the salad…….
We buy Easter gifts for all my nieces and nephews….
We await the Easter Bunny at our house….
We take lots of photos……
We painted our eggs…..
We make sure our baskets are placed by the door….
We take some snaps……
We can’t wait to celebrate with family…..
We are excited for church……
Happy Easter To All!
How much I hate this chore!
- It awaits me everyday….
- It tends to pile high…..
- It always smells good…..
- It’s mixed all sizes and colors…..
- It’s not appealing to others….
- It’s never fun for me……
- It’s never pretty to look at……
- It never goes away…..
- It belongs to everyone…..
How much I hate this chore – Folding Clothes!
She is 16, but not too old to paint Easter eggs. She always liked taking charge with the colors. I boiled them because that job is difficult and you must be careful not to crack them. She is as in charge of making the colors to her strength.
She never let her little brother make the colors. Her thought was that he was too little and would make a mess. Little by little her brother grew up and now doesn’t have any desire to paint Easter eggs.
So this year, she painted alone. I boiled the eggs and dried them. She then made the colors and totally enjoyed painting them herself. Picking them out of one color and placing them in another. Doing this she passed an hours time. So I say, “you are never too old to paint Easter egg!”
Yesterday I went back to the gym after a couple months of not going. Boy was it a job! I haven’t been going because of time and after school activities with my kiddos. Somehow my husband and daughter have more time to go, but of course I have chores to complete nightly that they don’t have to do. Well anyways, I went and rode the bike elliptical for 3 miles and then shot some baskets with my little guy. My arms are about to fall off, but I am positive things will get better with time. I wasn’t joking when I said it was a job:
Energy that’s hiding inside
Xtreme pain of the joints
Empty your bladder before you go
Remembering that in the long run it’s worth it
Creating a new me is important
Intensity makes you feel accomplished
Spending an hour getting healthy with my family
Each part of my body crying for help
Growing up Italian has always been really cool, especially around a holiday. In less than a week we will celebrate Easter. With the coming of Easter comes many yummy traditions.
There is one I will never forget. Every year my dad would buy me a chocolate Easter Egg from the Italian Store. Some years I received a small one, some years a medium one, and other years a really big one. I guess it was just dependent on which egg he found on the day he went to buy them.
Six years after my father’s death, I still await a chocolate Easter Egg at Easter. For the first years without him, I would buy one for myself. That just didn’t feel the same, so I stopped buying them. This year I will probably not buy one for myself, but I was always remember the smile I had when my daddy put that egg in my hand!
I watch and enjoy every moment as I see him living his dream. His hard work has paid off. It is one thing to watch the game on television and another to see it in person.
I am always excited to get there, but as the moment of start time comes closer, so do my nerves. My Apple Watch records my heart rate and I see it as it continues to escalate as the game progresses. The pushes, the shoves, the shots, the penalties, and the goals don’t help, but actually accelerate my heart rate. I thought as the years went by I would become more relaxed when watching Robbie Russo play hockey, but after yesterday I know I was wrong!
Spring Break has begun! For some this means vacations from one end of the United States to the other. For some this means visiting family and friends that live afar. For us this means rest and relaxation and enjoying this time together.
As they are now teenagers, I could guarantee that sleeping in will be a must, going out to lunch, fun snack places to visit, shopping trips, and checking in with family. We may have to spend some time doing some Spring cleaning as well.
We will see what this week will bring us. Weather not looking so bad, so hopefully we will get out and explore. Maybe we will find some time to do a little Easter baking. Always fun to show the kids some family traditions. Lastly, we must make time to paint Easter Eggs!
These three pieces sit on my desk. I see them every time I walk into my office or sit at my desk. Just about every student that walks in my office always wants to touch them. Some kids have even asked if the diamond is real! Ha, ha kind of funny! If I had a real diamond that size I ‘d probably be rich. These three pieces have no money value, but actually mean a lot to me. They have value in my heart.
All three pieces were given to me as Christmas gifts from my little guy. Even though he is almost 13, he will always be my baby! He bought me a piece every year at Christmas. He picked them out himself and tried to surprise me. He bought them at school at their Secret Santa Shop. He thought this was the coolest thing and enjoyed shopping there every year. A paper wait every year, I couldn’t have asked for more. The paper weights didn’t cost very much, but to me they were worth so much!
Yesterday I decided/was persuaded to host a Young Authors Celebration with some of the students who entered the contest in grades 1-4 at my school. Well, all I can say is that it was a success!
They arrived one by one and took a seat in the circle. They were excited not to be in class, but also to be the ones getting the attention today. As they walked in, I handed them their manuscript and a certificate for participating in the Young Authors Contest! They seemed a bit nervous at first because I could tell they wanted to know who won! I started the show by saying that the winner wasn’t picked yet, but we would let them know soon! Following that conversation we discussed how proud I was of each and every one of them. I told them they were all authors/writers in my eyes. More smiles filled the room. I gave them an ice cream sandwich in which they enjoyed. We took photos and continued chatting! Then, we picked a few students to read their manuscripts aloud. I think every hand went up to share! Due to time, we decided to break up into groups and continue reading so that everyone could share their stories! The smiles and laughter continued! It was so worth it! I am positive that each and every one of them went home with a smile and were ready to share their writing experience with their families!
The cloudy days turn into sunny ones.
The wet snow develops into warmer rain.
The gusty wind turns into a cool breeze.
The dark days turn into bright ones.
The bare trees grow buds that begin to bloom.
The never ending days go quicker.
The people in hibernation come out of their holes.
The heat goes off and the windows crack.
The shovels and snow blowers turn into lawn mowers.
The sledding is gone, but the swinging is beginning.
Today is the first day of Spring! Winter, I am so happy to put you away!