It was a beautiful, beautiful weekend here in Northern California. Perfect for an Easter egg hunt with kids. Since we don’t have any kids and my niece and nephews are hundreds to thousand miles away, we had a very peaceful, laid-back Easter weekend. On “Good Friday”, we had a dentist appointment and even though it was “only” a teeth cleaning, I didn’t really know how “good” the Friday was going to be (I mean, anyone out there who enjoys dentist visits? Not this girl!). As usual, it didn’t turn out as badly as I expected, but I was still glad when I was done and ready to enjoy a beautiful spring day (which included a lot of reading and a three hour-nap. Oops, don’t mind if I do!)
We ran our usual errands on Saturday and got all the chores out of the way. I colored some eggs in the evening (a tad bit of a challenge, when you buy brown eggs – as I always do – and not think about the fact that it might be harder to color those, but they turned out pretty, except for the green colored one on the edge of this picture. The color just wouldn’t stick. The orange ones almost look like regular brown eggs in the picture, although I swear they had a distinct orange color! My favorites were the teal colored ones, though.)
Traditionally, I also always bake an Easter bread (sweet yeast bread) and it really turned out perfectly and it smelled so, so good. I really had to control myself to not try a piece right when it came out of the oven.
We had a really nice Easter breakfast yesterday morning with soft-boiled eggs and plenty of coffee. Since we couldn’t be with family this weekend, we just enjoyed a lazy day at home. I talked with my family in the morning and they sent me some pictures and videos of Greta’s and Tom’s Easter egg hunt (while Greta (3) did all the hunting, Tom (2) was clearly more interested in a kids’ wheelbarrow in which to push the Easter eggs around. Haha!), I skyped with my friend Ulli from Boston, took another nap (what is it with the naps lately?) and we watched a movie in the evening. Perfect end to a wonderful weekend!
Oh, one more thing: I also finished the #twookclub book for April this weekend. The book was “Divergent” by Veronica Roth and even though YA dystopia is not usually the kind of book genre I enjoy, I found myself pretty captivated by the book and finished it in less than two days. I actually stayed up til 2:45 a.m. on Saturday night to finish it. I am really looking forward to our book discussion this month, because even though I finished the book so quickly (which usually is a good sign, wouldn’t you agree?), I do have some things to say about it.
How was your Easter weekend, peeps?
Did you do anything exciting? Easter egg hunts?
Any other Easter traditions?