It is Easter. Hurrah!! Five whole days with nothing to do but good stuff!! Eat. Read. Sleep. Laugh. Good stuff.
Here's a sampler of what we'll be doing. What about you?
I'm reading Major Pettigrew's Last Stand by Helen Simonson. My good friend, Hopewell Mom tells me that if you liked As Time Goes By, which I did, or The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, which I definitely did, or Shadowlands, which I really enjoyed, or 84, Charing Cross Road, which I loved, then you should definitely give the Major and Mrs Ali a try. So I am.
Also on my reading list, to satisfy the curiosity of Richele, who tried to identify the titles from a photo earlier in the week, is Rose Tremain's The Road Home, Faulks on Fiction by Sebastian Faulks, of course, and the latest edition of Kateigaho magazine. G K Chesterton's The Wisdom of Father Brown and The Reformed Faith by Loraine Boettner are on my Kindle.
Hubby is reading Patricia Cornwell's Scarpetta, and some boring stuff for work. He's also trying to catch up on his Bible reading. He's using the Discipleship Journal Bible Reading Plan this year.
Jemimah is reading Lucy Boston's The Castle of Yew. Our current bedtime read aloud is The Magician's Nephew by C S Lewis. This is a terrific book for reading aloud, because Lewis always ends each chapter on a real cliff hanger. "Awwww...You can't stop there!!!"
I'm still working on my Grannie Stripe Cushion. I tried to take a photo to show you yesterday, but the camera battery was flat. Typical. Soon, I promise. Jemimah is working on Bennett Blanket.
To the incredibly haunting voice of Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu on his new album, Rrakala.
We've been munching on those cute little speckledy candy coated chocolate Easter eggs all week. They're too good to save for only one day a year, and besides, you need to get in some chocolate eating practice before the big day, don't you? Hot Cross Buns for brekky this morning, Anzac bikkies throughout the day, and plenty of chocolate on Sunday. As you do. Yum. I love Easter!!!!!
Thai food with my best friend, Kerrie, last night. A barbie with NWBingham and his gorgeous family tomorrow night, and dinner with Mr and Mrs Adept on Sunday. Hoping to catch up with Jeana Marie on Sunday as well. Sarah and Jen are in Melbourne as well this weekend. Wouldn't some time spent with them make the hols just perfect? Far from making me more cloistral, confined, hermetic, hidden, insulated and reclusive, blogging has enriched my social life in a myriad of ways. Love you, bloggy pals.
Those who died that we might live in peace. We'll be heading to the Dawn Service at the Shrine on Monday. Will you remember them too? Lest we forget.
Doesn't sound like I'm going to have much time for this, does it? So far, so good though. Five days is really quite a long time for fitting good things into, you know.
Happy Easter, dear friends. Are you doing any good stuff over the break?