Sunday, April 4, 2010

Why it's just not Easter without chocolate bugs

My mom and I may not always see eye to eye, but I will say something for her--the woman packs a mean Easter basket.

Even if the "basket" in question is a cardboard Priority Mail box that was delivered by the U.S. Postal Service and not a six foot tall anthropomorphized rabbit.

Oh, sure, there were some rocky Easter basket times in the past, with my sister and I both rising up in revolt during the great jellybean kerfuffle of '99, but with 29 years of practice now, I have to say I do believe my mom may be approaching Easter basket perfection.

It's varied, balanced, and covers most of the basic food groups: carrots and truffles--which are, as everyone knows, a vegetable; you have your rabbit and your insects (a delicacy in some countries!) for lean protein; and Peeps for a quick burst of energy. (Or, if they don't get eaten, which they inevitably never will, they make delightful sight-seeing companions!)

I have a (very) rare day off today, and I plan to spend it in the time-honored single girl tradition of an a.m. yoga class and switching out my winter and spring clothes. I may even vacuum out my car. Woot!

Happy Sunday, everyone. May your Easter grass be plentiful, and may your Peeps be fruitful and multiply.


  1. Yay! Your Easter sounds like it's going to be awesome and productive. I got up, made breakfast, watched TV, went to lunch, and then came back to bed. I should take a page out of your book.

  2. Omg, you have no idea. After that I vacuumed out my car and went to the grocery store, and now I'm going to make corn muffins and maybe chicken soup. My one day off! I still feel like there's more I could be doing.

  3. I'm with was the first day with no work or school that I've had this year. All I did was sit by the pool, fish and eat with friends. Such a relaxing day. I hope you had one too.