23 March 2008

easter


in slipper-clad feet i ventured outside early this morning to fetch the traditional easter balloon. it was not in its usual spot though and i totally missed it. closer scrutiny a little later turned it up. thanks you tricky easter bunny! you sure are good to me!

balloon aside, it does not feel much like easter. yes, it's the first sunday after the first full moon after the vernal equinox. yes, we sang all the easter hymns in church and carved the traditional easter ham at dinner. but there are no daffodils, no robins, no green grass, no warming sunshine. its just too early for easter. the last time the holiday was this early was 1913. the next time it will be this early will be 2228 - 220 years from now. so i take heart in the fact that i won't be around to see easter this early again. and as for this year, i'm planning a faux easter celebration for later on in april - when the weather is more spring-like and these mountains of snow have hopefully receded.

in honor of easter, the baby girl wore her first dress today albeit with leg warmers because it's pretty chilly down there crawling around on the floor. finally, i don't think i can yet negotiate my way over the snow to the compost pile with the balloon's carrots...

4 comments:

MaryV said...

What - no carrot fritters?

chris said...

not only are they old carrots, they've been frozen being outside all night! they're pretty rubbery!

KP said...

I just love your Easter balloon story - it is just so cool!

chris said...

i love it too. and love telling it. perhaps a children's book someday...