Sunday, April 8, 2012
One of My Favorite Holidays
Easter. Candy. Chocolate. Turkey. Ham. YUM! I am so ready to gorge myself...not that I haven't already...pardon me while I check my face for any remnants of the chocolate bunny I just did some damage to. But really, I absolutely love Easter. Not only is this holiday during the most wonderful season when all of the pretty flowers are blooming, babies are being born, and grass is getting green, but it is also such a joyful day!
I dragged Hubby along to church this morning - our first church attendance since we have moved down here, despite the fact that this particular church is located literally right outside of the gate to our housing community. So we went. And I love this church. The pastor was friendly, easy to follow, down to earth, and relatable and the congregation was friendly and welcoming. I will be returning most definitely.
Hubby and I went out to Red Robin for lunch, made a not so quick stop at Walmart for some puppy food and lawn chairs, and once we were home, I immediately got into my bikini and headed outside for some relaxation time soaking up some Florida sun and reading my Nikon D3100 For Dummies book. Don't you worry your pretty little head, I used sun block before baking myself to a crisp. SPF 30 AND 50...coming from an ex-tanning salon addict turned albino out of the fear of getting skin cancer, I am extremely careful to take the necessary precautions when wanting to spend some time out in the toasty inferno of my backyard.
I just put the turkey in the oven around 3:00 and am anxiously awaiting the arrival of 6:00 so I can check and see how fabulously wonderful of a job Hubby did with seasoning it. In the meantime, I must confess, that I have been up to no good. Someone needs to commit me to a rehabilitation center - I kid you not. You see, as I am sitting here passing the day away waiting for this turkey and the right time to start my mashed taters, etc. to roll around, the little gears in my mind have been a-turnin'. I remembered reading somewhere about an organization called the "Cat Crusaders"...essentially they are looking for foster homes for their cats and kittens that are still waiting to be adopted, so I began to do a bit of investigation. Now here I am, 15 minutes later, having just sent off the e-mail with my application to become a foster home for these felines and I am keeping my fingers (and toes) crossed that we are approved. Will I probably end up adopting all of the kitties who enter into our house? Most likely. Will I love every minute of it regardless? Absolutely. Will Hubby think I've lost my marbles (if he doesn't already)? You betcha. But I feel so compelled to help animals in need - I just couldn't resist submitting that application. My theory is this: At least it isn't dogs and puppies. Because then I know without a doubt that I would end up with a zoo. Cats are more independent animals which, in my opinion, makes them easier to care for and harder to become extremely attached. This is NOT me saying that cats are better than dogs, so please don't go there, girlfraaannnn! They simply tend to keep to themselves more than dogs, which makes it easy to bring one into your home without having to completely change your routine up to accommodate their needs.
Now that you know what I have been up to on this beautiful Easter Sunday, I want to leave you with this poem:
Jesus came to earth,
To show us how to live,
How to put others first,
How to love and how to give.
Then He set about His work,
That God sent Him to do;
He took our punishment on Himself;
He made us clean and new.
He could have saved Himself,
Calling angels from above,
But He chose to pay our price for sin;
He paid it out of love.
Our Lord died on Good Friday,
But the cross did not destroy
His resurrection on Easter morn
That fills our hearts with joy.
Now we know our earthly death,
Like His, is just a rest.
We'll be forever with Him
In heaven, where life is best.
So we live our lives for Jesus,
Think of Him in all we do.
Thank you Savior; Thank you Lord.
Help us love like you!
Happy Easter to you all - I hope it is one filled with oodles of joy and lots of love...may you remember the reason why we are celebrating!