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.

3 comments:

  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.

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  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.

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  3. I'm with you...today 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.

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