Sunday, March 23, 2008

Oh no...

Here we go again with this insomnia!
The past 3 nights I have gone to sleep at 3, 1, &2.
Great! Tomorrow we start school again, so hopefully after tonight I will nip this thing again.
It certainly hasn't been for a lack of busyness. I've gotten a lot done this week.
I didn't get to everything on my list, but I am pleased with the progress.

Today was a very nice Easter.
I will say this and then you can all throw your virtual stones at me....
We don't do Easter baskets. Never have and I don't see it starting.
I'm not super dogmatic on my stance because it could go to the extreme of what about Christmas, blah blah blah. But the Easter Bunny/Basket thing is just one of those pagean rituals that we have opted out of. I don't think my children are scarred for life.
They where still loaded up with goody bags and candy at Church, so they can still have their rotted teeth tomorrow.
I have to say it was nice this morning waking up and my focus for Easter being about the Gospel. As soon as I woke up I had the song "Christ the Lord is risen today" going over and over in my head. I think our music minister must have had it in his head too because thankfully we sang that today!
I saw frazzled Mom's at church this morning after their busy morning of getting everybody ready and making sure the Easter Bunny had come.
Truly I felt bad for them. It's annoying that our society say's we have to have a new dress and an Easter basket filled with stuff to celebrate Easter. And yes, I do the Easter dress thing. Everybody had on something nice and new...but again for me, in my own weird little way, the whole Easter dress thing is symbolic. It's shedding the old and putting on of the new. I don't know, it's late and I'm tired so I can't really articulate what I am trying to say right now...so I will leave all that for another day.

Point is...I enjoyed today. I need to wake up everyday with the Gospel being at the forefront of my thoughts, not just on Easter. Everyday I need to shed the old and put on the new.
And I wish everyday I could enjoy such a nice day with friends and my family!

I leave you with a couple pics...and hopefully now I go to sleep!


8 comments:

Kim said...

Yeah, we don't do baskets either. I did buy Peeps, the nasty things, but the boys like them. Actually, Silas used to like them, but after he took a bite yesterday asked, "Do I have to eat this?". Your dress is great!

Amber said...

yey. We don't do baskets either. Glad to know there are others who see it the same way. We did do an easter egg hunt after church, and accumulated plenty of teeth-rotting candy.
Thanks for sharing your opinions--I agree with you. I also like the idea of "shedding the old and putting on the new."

love ya girl!

Marsha said...

Grinning from ear to ear! Love you!

Rachel Garcia said...

hey girl.. sorry you can't sleep! That is no fun, Im sure.

We don't do Easter baskets either. And the boys didn't get a new outfit either. I guess because im not much into the smock thing there is no point buying a new polo shirt. ;-) we have plenty.

The Easter basket thing certainly falls under the category of "others may, you may not." I tell that to Jorge when he wants to watch Shrek at his aunts house (not my sister). its actually mom's phrase but its perfect. But then again my kids are going to hate it im sure since we don't do Halloween, Santa or the Bunny. But certainly.. others may. ;-)

Rachel Garcia said...

hey girl.. sorry you can't sleep! That is no fun, Im sure.

We don't do Easter baskets either. And the boys didn't get a new outfit either. I guess because im not much into the smock thing there is no point buying a new polo shirt. ;-) we have plenty.

The Easter basket thing certainly falls under the category of "others may, you may not." I tell that to Jorge when he wants to watch Shrek at his aunts house (not my sister). its actually mom's phrase but its perfect. But then again my kids are going to hate it im sure since we don't do Halloween, Santa or the Bunny. But certainly.. others may. ;-)

care-in said...

We don't do Santa, Halloween, or the Bunny. I wasn't raised participating in those things so it's not even automatic for me to think of it. Elliya's been admiring the eggs in the stores.

I'm usually up at that time too...we should chat!

Chuck said...

Great pictures.

I enjoyed the heck out of my Easter basket.

care-in said...

I had to laugh at Chuck's comment!