Happy Monday and I hope that you had the nicest Easter Sunday that you could. It was definitely a different one, but not a bad one for us.
I was missing my family big time but I tried really hard yesterday to practice gratitude and focus my attention on abundance, blessings and future opportunities. Since we didn’t get to take an Easter picture this year, here’s a throwback to last! 🙂
I shared this quote on my PBR Facebook page yesterday morning. I’m sure I’ve shared it on my blog before. It’s one of my favorite passages of all time and perfect for these uncertain times.
I got Finn’s Easter basket ready for him. It was a combination of things I picked up at ALDI when I did my shopping last week along with things my mom and grandmother sent. Mema gave Finn the customized book, “Finn’s Snuggle Bunny” and it is the sweetest ever! The book is customized with his name in both the text and images. My mom sent these matching eggs and Finn has been playing with them nonstop since he opened them up!
Finn enjoyed digging into everything when he got home right around noon.
I made us both a brunchy lunch of scrambled eggs, sautéed spinach, fruit and sourdough toast. I had just baked the sourdough that morning.
While Finn was napping, I hung out with Virginia and Stella. Stella is an 11 pound cockapoo and I just can’t even with how cute and affectionate she is. It is hysterical to watch her run around with the big dogs. They were playing fetch on Saturday evening and Stella came back with the ball no fewer than 5 times!
Once Finn was up from his nap, I was determined to get everyone outside for a bit. We had on and off rain yesterday and it did end up drizzling for most of our walk but it wasn’t too bad at all and I’m glad that we went. All of us need to get some fresh air…mostly the dogs! We had crazy storms overnight last night with wind that woke me up and made me worry about the trees in our yard.
I cooked a very non-traditional Easter dinner for Virginia and myself of soy-ginger baked cod with steamed jasmine rice and sautéed zucchini and mushrooms. It was delicious but definitely missed the ham, potato salad and biscuit dinner that my dad cooked yesterday.
Virginia has actually been housesitting for her boss instead of staying here but still comes and hangs with us for a bit every day, which is keeping me sane and not crazy lonely!
My evening ended on the couch watching Andrea Bocelli’s “Music for Hope” on YouTube. It was so beautiful and comforting with rain coming down outside in the background that I watched it three times in a row.
One more throwback from last Easter. I have so much to be grateful for.
Sending love to all of you!
How did you celebrate Easter this year? (if you did, of course)
What did you cook for Easter Brunch or dinner? Was it different than your typical Easter meal?
What is something that you are grateful for right now?