Monday, March 28, 2016

Happy Monday to you.  It's hard to believe that we are in the last week of March. The good news is, well maybe not good news for some who live in a wild fire area, that April-Sept. in the northwest is going to be above normal temp-wise. Now for me, who is yearning for the warmth of spring, I was happy to see that.  Remind me of it when it is in the 100's here this summer or when we are having to drive to Bend Oregon in July and it's hotter than the desert. 
I hope you had a great Easter; ours was so nice.  It started out early, so I could go to church; after I got home, I began the lunch preparations.  The entire family came over at noon and we had a great lunch with baked ham, chicken, kale salad(my favorite), fresh veges, deviled eggs, rolls, fruit salad and for dessert had a Sunshine Cake I made-didn't even think to get a photo and most of it is gone and  Rice Krispie treats. We had a mini "egg" hunt for candy inside and our little man found most of them before it was even time to find them. It was such a fun lunch and family time.  The rest of our day was pretty uneventful and I even took a power nap-30 minutes, in the afternoon. 
Today a friend and I are going out for lunch and then I'll probably be sewing.  Hubby and I have a quick getaway at the end of this week, so I'll probably be getting things together for that. One of the things I love about being retired is the ability to pick up and go when you want to. 
I hope your day is filled with accomplishments and joy.


  1. Hi Noreen! Your Easter sounds like it was a fun family event! We had my brother and his family and my dad over. No little ones anymore though, my nephews are in college, high school and grammar school. It was a fun gathering though.
    I hope this day is full of accomplishments too! It's great to get around and see blog friends again, especially you! Thank you for your lovely and supportive comment on the blog today. I guess I had no idea how common this problem is.
    Happy sewing!

  2. Sounds like a lovely Easter Sunday. Have a great lunch today and enjoy your getaway!

  3. Noreen, I am so glad you a beautiful Easter. I did too !! I am ready for spring to stay's been leaving and popping up and then leaving again. Today is gray and chilly. Blessings, xoxo,Susie

  4. It has been snowing and raining all day! Mom said the nice thing about being retired is . . . everything!

    Keep Calm & Bark On!

    Murphy & Stanley

  5. Sounds like you had an awesome Easter!!

  6. what a delicious sounding menu! Have a great week and a fun getaway!

  7. Hello there. Your Easter sounds quite relaxing with a touch of fun! ;)
    Ours was a wonderful one too. My mother in law cooked and we had some friends over too. We had a ham, potato salad, asparagus, angel eggs, rolls and two pies! Our dear friend made bird nests with rice krispies and speckled eggs. They were yummy!
    Its a busy week here. A friend is coming over tomorrow , that should be fun. Our pup is doing well and growing like a weed.
    Enjoy your week!
    Hugs, Amy

  8. My husband and I are not retired yet, oh we are old enough but we love ministering for our mission (New Tribes Mission) WE get to travel a lot for we cover 6 southwest states and any missionary that lives in that state we try to meet face to face when they are home on furlough. It's been the easiest ministry we have ever had so until our health gives out I think we will just keep on for the Lord. Blessings.

  9. Your Easter sounded great! Enjoy your day today. Isn't it your birthday????? Don't we share a birthday?????
    xo Kris

  10. Such a lovely Easter you had, the best kind, having family gathered round! I don't care for the above normal temps because we do live in a wildfire prone area... do hope on this count they are wrong :) Hope you are having a lovely week!


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