Is anyone else having the hardest time getting "into" Easter? Me too. It's not that I don't like Easter, in fact, I really do. But for some reason it hasn't taken its hold on me this year.
You see, last year, I had all of my Easter supplies ready and on-hand no less than two weeks in advance. Not only that, but I had planned everything in mid-February. I am such a planner. Generally planning gives me a high. I feel prepared, on task, and mind-haze free.
Not this year.
It could be that I was sick with the flu all last week or the fact that as an addition to being sick, I lost my voice on Monday night and have been mute since. I just got around to Easter baskets yesterday, but have no idea where the actual baskets are or when I will buy Mason's. I am finally starting to understand those plastic, all-inclusive, shrink-wrapped Easter baskets that you find at the supermarket. The kind I always wanted as a kid but the kind I, and my children, will only ever dream of.
My kids have yet to see the Easter Bunny. In fact, they have no idea that he's been frequenting the Mall where we should be going to get the new matching Easter ties that I've been meaning to look into.
Easter dinner. Oh dear. Will my family forgive me if I don't make homemade scalloped potatoes and a honey ham? I just don't have the energy. Not to plan, shop, or especially execute.
I read about things while I am blog-stalking, about all the cute things that people have been doing with their kids. It makes me feel even more behind. And lazy.
Thank goodness Grandpa already dyed eggs with the kids. Yep. Not me. Grandpa.
But really, didn't I just finish making all my kids' Valentines? I'm sure that was only last week. Christmas is enough planning that it should last all year through, right? Let's just focus on the meaning of Easter this year and not the traditions. If only that didn't just make me feel lazy.
No worries; As the sun sets on April 3rd, I'm sure that I'll have picked my attitude up off the floor, dusted it off, and started peeling potatoes. Until then, maybe a to-do list will help...