Yesterday was Good Friday and I had the day off from school. Earlier in the week, Julia had asked her Mom if she could have an Egg Hunt with her friends on Saturday. Lena agreed if Julia was willing to do some of the preparations. So early Friday morn, when I was still in my pajamas, the girls came over with bags of candy and plastic eggs. Lena brought me a basket filled with lemons to flavor my eight glasses of water I'm suppose to drink for Shedding Light. Lena knows I usually don't drink water...nor do I go to the grocery store.
The sun was shining on the porch and as we sat filling each egg, we bathed in the warmth of the day and each other.
After the eggs were all filled, Lena asked what we were going to do with the rest of the day. I said I really needed to clean the side yard of all the leaves and downfall from the winter. I had spent the last several week-ends raking the gardens at the front of the house. I also needed to get rid of some of the Evening Primroses....last year, like a good Catholic Irish couple, they multiplied like crazy. I also needed to separate both the Bearded Irises as well as the Siberians. Lena offered to do the separating and transplanting while Papa, the girls and I would take care of the leaves.
Before we raked......
My helpers hard at work.
After awhile, Julia got bored with the task. She thought it was warm enough to go swimming or maybe take a walk....alas, we had not finished our work. Julia decided to play a game of "Throw Eeyore Up in the Air" and was completely surprised when poor Eeyore found himself on the roof of the farmer's porch. Not to worry...Lena isn't afraid of heights and off she went to climb out of the bathroom window and rescue the poor donkey.
Soon enough our work was completed....we had containers of transplants to go to Lena's garden as well as to anyone who came around looking for perennials. Actually we gave some to our friends Jess and Ian when they came for the Egg Hunt today. And we accomplished the job of clearing the side of the house. It's hard to believe that in another month or so this side will be in full bloom. (I will take pictures when that happens...you won't believe what is hiding under the ground just waiting for the warmth of the sun.)
Part II ~ The Rainy Day Egg Hunt on Good Saturday
Rain, Rain and more rain. "Are we still going to do it, Lena?", I asked on the phone.
"Kids don't mind rain, Bob....and they are really looking forward to it." She sent Paul over to help Papa and I hide the eggs in the forest. We were soaked when we came home. Lena and all the guests had already arrived and the kids were all at the kitchen table coloring. While we warmed up, through our coats in the dryer, Lena fed the children macaroni and cheese, strawberries and grapes. Then we got on a rain gear and tramped out in the forest. The children didn't seem to mind the rain at all, but why would they? They had CANDY-FILLED EGGS on their mind.
So, what do you think? Did they or did they not have a good time?