We've had a really grand Easter weekend, though we no longer get school days off around the Easter holiday, which I miss very much, of course. The weather cooperated beautifully for the most part.
On Good Friday we had a large and noisy morning storm which shut the electricity down a couple of times for a few moments -- and in a high school as big as mine, that makes for serious darkness. However, the lights came back in timely fashion and the students only went partially berserk. By noon the skies had cleared and the temps were in the 70's. Hubby had provided me with Easter baskets filled with simple, sweet chocolates and candies and my friend, Debbie, had given me a fresh box of rice crispy treats so the kids enjoyed our small Easter celebration.
Saturday was another fine day. We met friends we hadn't seen in at least two years for lunch on the Plaza -- and we nearly extended lunch into dinner. We had a fine time, catching up on family news, telling stories, remembering times spent together, and laughing, laughing, laughing. It was really a gloriously spent three hour afternoon. I hadn't realized how much I missed these truly good people and I'm so glad they didn't give up on us, but persisted until we all found time to be together. I don't know when I've had more pleasurable afternoon.
Today, Easter Sunday, we used an Internet coupon for a delicious lunch in Martin City at the Jess and Jim Steak House. You can't go wrong with a New York strip broiled to perfection -- along with a huge twice baked potato. Then Hubby drove the four of us down 135th street to see the new shopping centers and out to Gardner, Kansas. We set a leisurely pace with all the car windows open and the boys happily pushing their snouts into the breeze. We made a stop at the D0llar Tree store so I could pick up some pencils and bandaids for my classroom stash before we finally headed home.
This spring weather is improving my mood immeasurably. Even the rainfalls seem refreshing. This is the time of renewal, after all, and Easter worked its magic on me today.