Sunday, April 24, 2011

Oh, my aching legs!

This is the first time I've had a chance to sit down since I read and commented on blogs this morning. (I'm caught up. Yay!)

Why is it that holidays are the opposite of relaxing? There's always so much to do, and somehow I always manage to leave most of it for the last minute. Today I've been to the grocery store for more Easter basket stuff (twice), washed everyone's dressy church clothes and found all the accessories (shoes, tights, ties, barrettes...), prepped tomorrow's French toast (it stays in the fridge all night and bakes for an hour in the morning), filled baskets and plastic eggs, and double-checked that I have everything I need for the Easter dinner I'm cooking tomorrow evening. And that's just the holiday stuff! Those everyday chores--dishes, laundry, cooking meals, cleaning--didn't go away, as much as I wish they had. I'm unbelievably tired and so glad to be able to sit down right now. After I post this, I'm taking my tired legs to the bathtub, and I think I'll bring along a glass of wine and a book. It's "me" time now!

Happy Easter!


  1. It gets better. Well, it gets worse for a few years (try 18!) and then it starts to get better.

    What are barrettes?

  2. you are too wonderful - i am mediocre. I help but
    i let my sister and mom and mother-in-law do most of the work. but it's not because I'm lazy (even tho i am) it's because 1) they like to and 2) they're better at it than i am. wonderful, hospitable cooks and hostesses. Like you!
    happy bunny day!

  3. You know what they say: "Mothers never get a day off." :D I hope your Easter celebration went well :) I'm curious, though, about your mentioned French toast. How do you do it? Because in our house, we basically just soak in the slice of bread and then toss it in the pan and voila! Tee-hee :D

  4. JB: I'll brace myself!

    Barrettes are hair clips. My daughter will usually keep them in her hair for only a little while before she starts yanking them out... *Sigh*

    Tara: Happy Easter to you, too! Thanks for the compliment, but I'm not wonderful AT ALL. I only cooked for the four of us this time, but if company does happen to be here--like my two stepsons--I'll complain and whine about all the work I have to do. So nope--I'm not very hospitable!

    neverwheredoor: Things went really well, thanks. I was so glad when the last pan was washed and put away and I could put my feet up for a second. About the French toast: I make this baked recipe only once a year because it's so fattening. Here's the link for the recipe: Baked French Toast

  5. Sounds like a busy day, but I bathtub and the wine did the trick! Happy Easter!

  6. Aw, I'm glad you're finding a little you time, tho' it sounds like more has certainly been earned!

  7. Thanks, Scott. I felt much better after that wine and bath!

    Deb: Thanks, Deb. :)