Thursday, April 2, 2015

What a difference a day makes...

 Yesterday was 75 degrees with sunny skies, today rain with thunder, just 52 degrees.  I got out late in the afternoon for a long walk, a little shopping and more preparations for our Easter celebration.
 A small girl I know has been wanting a costume, and a costume she will get for Easter.
 Along with a crown and gloves, yes, she has to have gloves!  Can't wait to see her face.
 I did just the minimum of decorating.  Loved this idea of a chocolate bunnie in the apothecary jar.
 Baked a cake, baked some cookies and one more dessert by request... a key lime cheesecake, an icebox recipe.

 A flat of wheat grass planted in a cool crate I found.
 Hard to see, but it's sprouted quite nicely.

We'll be taking our basket to Church for a blessing as my family has done for generations. In the basket I'll have Polish sausage, colored eggs, a lamb shaped butter, a loaf of bread that I will bake and some candy for the kids baskets.  It's a lovely tradition, one I hope one of my children will continue.  I have my basket at the ready, some beautiful vintage linens to line the basket and a bow with flowers to decorate the handle.  I always feel close to my Mom and Buscia as I keep this family tradition alive.

One photo from my walk, Spring is lovely here in English Valley.

This is my 1,000th post. Who'd a thunk?  I thank you all for your kindness and support through these last five years.

My wish for you my friends is a wonderful weekend, a Happy and Blessed Easter and love, happiness and sunshine always.

Enjoy this beautiful day.


babs said...

We always filled a basket for blessing too. Same contents. We did, however, take a lamb cake also. Traditions! Happy Easter dear Penny.

Sarah said...

I think that is a charming tradition. I've not heard of it before. Is this something that your church does, or just a tradition of your family?
Happy Easter to you!

Lynne said...

Lovely tradition Penny . . .
Happy 1000 . . . five years . . .
I'd have "thunk it" from you!

Lynne said...

She, SHE, will be over the moon HAPPY!