silver_chipmunk (silver_chipmunk) wrote,

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Happy Easter to all who celebrate

Just got back from my Easter with the family.

Last night, after I had posted here, and was just getting into bed, my phone rang. It was [personal profile] mashfanficchick wanting to know if I wanted to come over to her place to taste the sample apple pies she made to test out fillings for the pie she brought to her father's Seder. Of course I did! So I got dressed again and they picked me up, and we went to her place and had appley goodness. I got home a little after 2:00 and went straight to bed.

Got up a little after 10:00, ate breakfast and had coffee, showered, dressed, and got on the 44 bus to Jamaica. In Jamaica I got the train to Merrick, and at the station I called Aunt Helen's, to let them know I got in. John was going to come get me when Oldest Brother arrived with Middle Brother, and so he got me instead.

Dinner was lovely, lamb, asparagus, potatoes, pureed cauliflower and parsnip mixed, and Aunt Helen's jelled green salad thing. Then after dinner we had two birthday cakes, a Carvel cake for my birthday, and a chocolate cake for Brianne's. They had birthday presents for me, and Oldest Brother and I had birthday presents for Brianne, so we opened those afterward. They got me some lovely shirts.

Then some conversation, and finally John and Denise volunteered to bring Middle Brother back to his group home, and Oldest Brother drove me to the train station. I caught the 7:54 train, and made it home by 9:20 I think.

One bad thing, we all got a facebook message from our neighbors up at the cottage, who were letting us know that a hawk had flown into the back bedroom window, killing itself, poor thing, and smashing the outside pane of the double paned window. Not good. Now we need to find a glazier.

Texted with The Kid about it, and about her summer plans (they can't make it to the cottage this summer because of going to England for the SIL's sister's wedding.)

Didn't talk to the FWiB but emailed during the day so we kept in touch.

Now it's time to feed the cats.

Gratitude List:

1. Family.

2. The FWiB.

3. Birthday presents.

4. Good neighbors.

5. The Kid.

6. My brothers.

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