Before the Easter Brunch preparations start, I wanted to mention how I spent last week. Dearest Hubby had to travel for work and dearest Daughter also had meetings to attend out of town. When Kris travels I always take grand daughter Penny. It gives Dad a break and gives me precious time with my babygrand. I had never taken care of Penny without Grandpa's assistance. I was downright nervous about the whole thing. I am always a bit nervous whenever my guy travels anyway.
Well, I drove into the city to pick up Penny and I have to say, from that moment, we had the very best time.
We did everything together, sleeping, eating, shopping and even napping. We had a mandatory quiet time in the afternoon, where we sat in Grandpa's big chair and snuggled. Pretty soon Penny was asleep in my arms and then I napped too. Penny's energy is endless, mine is fine for the activities of a 61 year old woman, but I had to keep up. We had so much fun, talked and joked. She may be just 3 years old, but there was never a lull in the conversation, and I occasionally got in a word or two. We had a great week and were so happy when Grandpa came home and then when we were able to pick up Mommy from the airport. I miss her, but Penny explained to me that she HAD to go home to be with her Mom and Dad, and reassured me that she would soon be back. O what fun we had!
One more thing, we drove around yesterday listening to Jesus Christ Superstar and Godspell. I was feeling so nostalgic for my days with the Immaculate Heart of Mary's Young People's Choir. I spent my youth in Church, and the special Masses for Palm Sunday and Holy Week and Easter Vigil really makes me miss those golden olden days of my youth. . The smell of Easter lilies brings it all back. Since I don't have any recordings from those services, I listened to our choir album (yes, I have been recorded, one record, never made the charts;-) and then on you tube I found the complete albums from Jesus Christ Superstar and Godspell. (Always a Lenten tradition) Through the magic of the iphone we drove through the country and listened. Remember the song Day by Day? Or the Hosanna from JC Superstar? I had tears a few times remembering Palm Sunday's of long ago.
Boy, I had a lot to say today, maybe it was just procrastination... Gotta go...Now to work!
God bless you all, Happy Easter and enjoy this beautiful day!