Our Easter weekend was nice and peaceful. Since we don’t get Good Friday and Easter Monday off, like you lucky people in Germany, it didn’t really feel like a holiday weekend to me.
I had thought about coloring some eggs, like I did two years ago, but then J and I are not big fans of hard-boiled (cold) eggs and I didn’t see the point of wasting eggs, just so we had some colored Easter eggs in a basket that nobody was going to eat.
I baked my “traditional” Easter bread though. Doesn’t it look yummy?
It was pretty good (even though I experimented with different flour this time – American flour just drives me nuts, to be blunt, but that’s a different story for some other time – and it didn’t come out as good as it has come out before – oh well.)
I ran my usual errands on Friday and stopped at a (different) thrift store again to see if I could snatch up some more books. Jeez, it’s addicting. I didn’t know that you can actually find really good, current books (not just very old, outdated copies) at the thrift store – and they’re only $1/paperback and $2/hardcover!
I even found two books which are on my “to-read”-list! I guess I have to thank the people who have made donations to Goodwill recently (as I have myself before – I would like to add). It’s all a matter of give and take :) I give my old clothes and household items and I take books! What a great trade!
I was a tiny bit sad yesterday that we couldn’t celebrate Easter with my family. I have fond memories of Easter when I was little. My great-aunt had a house with a HUGE backyard. I mean, really huge. My sister and I would go Easter Egg Hunting in her yard and with all the distances we had to cover, we didn’t carry around Easter baskets, we each had a small wheel barrow (I would show you pictures to prove it, but as you can guess, they’re all in Germany and not digitized. Maybe some other time ;)). Those were fun times! If I had spent Easter with my family, of course I wouldn’t have hunted for eggs in the backyard, because my great-aunt’s backyard is long gone and, to be honest, I am getting a little too old to go egg hunting myself… but as soon as Greta is old enough to run around and search for Easter baskets, I would like to be there and witness it! ;)
How was your Easter weekend? Did you go on an Easter Egg Hunt or would you like to share some memories? ;)