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!