"...IF YOU FOLLOW YOUR BLISS, DOORS WILL OPEN FOR YOU THAT WOULDN'T HAVE OPENED FOR ANYONE ELSE." - Joseph Campbell

"SOMETIMES ON THE WAY TO YOUR DREAM, YOU GET LOST AND FIND A BETTER ONE." - Unknown (as seen on River's blog, "Drifting Through Life")

"IT IS POSSIBLE AT ANY AGE TO DISCOVER A LIFELONG DESIRE YOU NEVER KNEW YOU HAD." - Robert Brault


"IT'S NEVER TOO LATE TO BE WHO YOU MIGHT HAVE BEEN." - George Eliot

"WE DID NOT CHANGE AS WE GREW OLDER. WE JUST BECAME MORE CLEARLY OURSELVES." - Lynn Hall

"GO CONFIDENTLY IN THE DIRECTION OF YOUR DREAMS! LIVE THE LIFE YOU HAVE IMAGED." - Henry David Thoreau



Sunday, April 16, 2017

* IT'S EASTER IN APRIL *

Easter always arrives on a day in March or April. Personally, I prefer April, just because chances are better that the weather might cooperate and there will be such outdoor beauty to behold.

 

I couldn't find a picture of any of the traditional Easter cakes I made just about every year when my boys were growing up, but I found this online. It is similar...somewhat!

Mine would have white frosting, tinted green coconut just on the top, a few jelly beans, just on the top, and a few yellow chicken peeps (the original!) on the top! I know I have printed photos somewhere...but that's a whole other project...to find them.

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I'm feeling a bit melancholy today....and I've been like this for a while now. I'm pretty sure I know what is causing it and I just need to work my way through it, as I've always done when things have gotten me down. (It has nothing to do with any health issues of mine or my family, so no worries.)


Last night I was jumping around my blog and others', and read a few really old blog posts...tablescapes, thrift store finds, photos of this 'n that, especially humorous ones...and I loved sensing the joy I felt when I wrote them, and I want that back. It's not that I don't have any joy at all right now, but anyone who has read my blog with any regularity knows that I haven't blogged much worthwhile in a LONG time.


I certainly didn't intend on this becoming a "downer," so I'll leave with some cute and/or funny things.







                            Happy Easter Everyone!

11 comments:

  1. Happy Easter! Sorry you are melancholy today but if your skies look like ours, it doesn't help. When I heard the rain early this morning, I felt for all the parents who had planned on an egg hunt outside today. Thank you for your uplifting note...I did get it but just haven't had time or energy to respond. Some days!!!! Today we ate Easter dinner with friends and their daughter and husband. Saw younger son last night. All nice, but miss the Easters of old when we hunted eggs with children...bet you do too. I hope the sun shines on you tomorrow!

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  2. Hugs.
    Those melancholy moods can be all encompassing. I hope the joy rainbow smiles on you.

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  3. You could never be a "downer", just beautifully human. Thank you for the cute pics. Hope your spirit lifts and that your high energy returns.

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  4. I'm feeling the same melancholy so I know what you mean. Right now, my blog is a chore rather than a joy, and like you, I know this will pass. I'm at the stage where I just want to sleep and sleep and sleep. I'm so tired of our summer heat dragging on. I'm not even reading real books very much. Just staring mindlessly at TV.

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  5. Hi Becky,

    Well, I wanted to come by to see what you're up to, and, I just love your cake! I'm a pretty good cook, but, I just don't have the motivation to do desserts! I do love the desserts of others, and you always find the best looking cakes.

    I know what you mean about feeling a bit bloggie! Sometimes I just want a shoulder to cry on besides my own. Hope you are feeling a bit more cheerful soon. I will send some hugs your way! Happy Easter! ♥

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  6. Hi Becky. Hope you had a nice Easter. Your cake pic reminds me of the time I made these beautiful little cakes that were shaped like half of an egg and decorated to look like a bunny. I took them to my youngest child's Easter party at school (He is now 28, so this was quite a while ago). I watched as my beautiful and tasty works of art, that took me a long, long time to make, got a few bites took from them and the rest thrown in the trash in what seemed like a wink of an eye. Well, that was the last time I put that much effort into a school treat :o) And I, too, used to blog all the time, but now my blog doesn't get as much attention as it used to, either. But I am going to try and change that and designate at least one day a week to blog and see if that works.

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  7. We can't be 'ON' all the time you know. Take a little down time, refresh yourself, do something different. If you don't get your blogging mojo back then maybe it's time to quit altogether for a while.

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  8. That cake looks fantastic!

    I hope you get your mojo back. :) Maybe listen to some good music or see a movie?

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  9. I feel your pain. Maybe chocolate IS the answer, or maybe the beach; those work for me. Hope you perk up soon.

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  10. At least you made a cake, Becky! I'm so intrigued by others' Easter traditions. That coconut would seriously be history, were I around. (Keep the cake and frosting girl, but hand over the coconut and no-one gets hurt.)

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  11. Hi, sweet friend. I have missed you. As is my pattern, I've been away from blogging lately. I'm working on a post about that, as I try to regain the joy of blogging as it used to be (back in the day).

    I'm so sorry you are down right now. These gray days of winter and early spring certainly add to any melancholy we might be feeling.

    Love and hugs,
    Patti

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