Easter Week is short. In fact, I will only be in class two days. Monday and Wednesday, the English Department is grading District Writing Assessments. (They hire substitutes, and we grade all the high school writings in two days.) Tuesday and Thursday, I will be in class. Good Friday, there is no school.
Yesterday, the girls and CT came by for an early birthday celebration. We had beautiful weather. In fact, Baxter got to spend most of the afternoon outside while we cleaned up the grill, dusted off the lawn furniture, and enjoyed the 60 degree temperatures. When the kids arrived, we grilled for the first time this year. And that is a sure sign of spring!
New clothes, sunrise services, Mom's hot cross buns, malted Robin Eggs, stuffed bunnies, Easter Baskets, that green plastic grass, jelly beans, Easter bonnets, white gloves, a pink coin purse, dyeing eggs, the movies The Ten Commandments and The Sound of Music, frosted rabbit cookies, and the songs "The Old Rugged Cross" and "He Arose." I often wonder if these are other people's memories of Easter or just mine.