Another Great Easter Weekend
Sunday, April 08, 2012
On Good Friday hubby and I slept in a little. We couldn't for very long because my son had to work days which is a rarity for him the past few months. Hubby got up and fed the chinchillas and spot cleaned the cages while I made some breakfast and lunch. When my son left my hubby and I drove to my MIL's house and arrived there late in the morning. He mowed the lawn and I talked to 3 of the neighbors. Division of labor. LOL.
We were too tired to do much work there but we did anyway. We dug up a bunch of my MIL's flowers and put them in some pots to bring home. The reason? I have dreams where my deceased relatives come to me and tell me what to do, just like they did when they were alive. LOL. I have tried ignoring these requests in the past and it doesn't work. I was meant to be bossed around, I guess.
My MIL died on Good Friday last year, though it is not the actual date of her death this year because the date of Good Friday changes from year to year. I knew prior to her death that my MIL would die on one of 3 days - Good Friday, Easter, or her birthday and she did. So I knew that on Good Friday this year she would have something planned for us that related specifically to her and not to her estate.
When my mom died my hubby and I took beautiful antique light fixtures, ceiling fans, and a brass chandelier from her house and brought them here. We were so glad we did as we both love them. We also dug up plants from her house and planted them in a memorial garden I made for her.
My MIL came to me in a dream recently and spoke to me about the memorial garden I would make for her here and what it would be like. The centerpiece would be a concrete stone with a remembrance on it that I had purchased for her years ago for her memorial garden that she created at her first home and then later moved to her new house. I had forgotten that it was my idea in the first place for her to have a memorial garden years ago. I knew that she lived far away from where her family was buried and could not decorate their graves so I suggested this as a place she could honor them. I never considered how important this was to her until she came to me in the recent dream. I talked to her best friend about it and she told me about my MIL's memorial garden. My husband was not thrilled to do all of this work on Friday but I also know that the house will not sell until this is done. It's unfinished business. So we brought the flowers home Good Friday and covered them (plus all of the tender perennials and annuals) with floating ground cover as it had gotten into the mid 30s the past 2 nights.
Before we came home we went to Sam's and picked up a lot of supplies we needed.
Saturday we slept in. My son was off and we had laundry to do. After hubby fed the chinchillas and spot cleaned the cages he hooked up the washer in the pole barn and I did 5 loads and my son dried them. I put up all the Sam's stuff. Hubby and I were tired but we planted the flowers in the perennial bed. I may have to bring another rose of Sharon home too from her house if the one I brought home last year is dead. It was cool and we went for a walk. I made some deviled eggs and Watergate salad for Easter. The three of us went to a small town around 20 miles from here to but some lemon ice cream. It is fantastic.
We slept in way too long today. LOL. I did not want to get up. It was sunny and cool. The perfect day. Hubby put our fountain on the pond and started it up. We had our usual breakfast and lunch but I made a nice Easter meal - ham, roasted new potatoes, peas, deviled eggs, Watergate salad, biscuits, lemon cake, carrot cake, and peanut butter pie. I made us Easter baskets. My mom always did that even when I was grown. LOL. We went for 2 walks and saw the neighbor with 3 of his grand kids. The youngest baby was with him on a 4 wheeler. The little tyke had a stronghold on hard dyed hard boiled egg. He didn't know what to do with it but it is his. Baby was running back and forth following everyone around.
I hope everyone had a great Easter. We had a quiet one or as least as quiet as it could be.