Saturday, April 11, 2009

Getting ready for Easter

First the domestic stuff.

Tomorrow is Easter. Friday night, I asked some friends and their kids over for dinner Sunday night so I spent today getting ready. I sat at the table with a pile of cookbooks because, let's face it, I have never cooked a ham or made any attempt at a traditional Easter dinner. I also thought it would be fun to have a little Easter egg hunt for the kids.

I went to 4 stores in search of the few ingredients I needed and the stuff for the egg hunt. Target was completely out of the reasonably priced plastic eggs (I am NOT paying almost a dollar per egg!). I did eventually make it home with everything I needed and some cute stuff for the egg hunt. Now, I just hope the ham will turn out.

The cranberry relish is in the fridge, the Easter Story cookies are in the oven, I want to get the eggs filled tonight, then it's off to bed because I have to be up, dressed, and at the church (across town), by 7:15am. I have to be ready to sing by 7:15. We'll just have to see about that.

I am looking forward to being there for the Easter services. On Friday night, our church held a Tennebrae service. It was a quiet and intimate candlelit service focusing on the sacrifice made at the cross. It was a perfect time to reflect on the cost of our salvation. Tomorrow, we celebrate the joy of Christ's resurrection.

And that is Easter.

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