Okay, back by popular demand, but I'm not sure for how long. And, popular demand means that two people in two days have asked me why I stopped blogging. That is the extent of my popularity, but I do appreciate the sentiment, both of you. I'm attempting to write through my triptofan-induced haze from the turkey leftovers. I'm about to go down a half a bottle of Tums just to get through the night. Why, oh why, can I not just eat a little bit of food that I enjoy and stop? Why is it absolutely necessary for me to say, "Ooh! I must have a great deal of this particular food in my belly at the same time as this particular food and this one as well. And, by golly, THAT looks good, too! I'll have a decent amount of that, also! Pile it on!" But I don't want to blog about that. Nor my headache, my weight gain, my lack of sleep, extremely early hour of work-waking, or desire to do nothing but sit in the sunshine and sleep.
I'm going to write about Easter.
I wish I felt some incredibly powerful passion to write right now, but I'm too full to think that hard. I just want to say that I had a fantastic Easter this year. Almost every single member of my side of the family was at my house, except for two of my nephews. I can't tell you how much this meant to me. It's been a very long time, and it was more than worth the cooking and cleaning :) My wonderful mother- and father-in-law were there also, and they are just as much family to me as the rest of my family! My brother-in-law stopped over later and ate a little and took home some leftovers, so I just missed my sisters-in-law, niece, and nephew on Steve's side.
Easter is a time of renewal and of hope. The entire purpose of Jesus' birth and death culminated on Easter, and we celebrate that each and every year. He died on Friday, rested on Sabbath, rose on Sunday and, a far cry from "the rest is history" -- the rest should pervade our lives everyday. The renewal in me is more important than New Year's Resolutions which I never keep. Yes, I want to lose weight. Yes, I want to spend more time outdoors. Yes, I want to pay off more bills. But this time of year, I think about how I want to be a better person. How I want to LIVE my beliefs, and avoid the hypocrisy that I so despise, which I find creeping up inside my own spirit from time to time. How I want to find whatever path God has chosen for me, and not just walk it but race it like nothing I've ever run before.
And I sure like Cadbury eggs a whole lot.
Thank you to our whole family for coming and celebrating with us, and to the friends who joined in as well. I now retire to my medicine cabinet for a strong dose of antacid and a vigorous toothbrushing.
Here's to whenever I get around to writing again. Thanks for checking up on me! Feel free to keep me in line, that's why you're here!