Here Comes Peter Cottontail…


Today was Easter Sunday. As expected my careful calorie counting which I had been doing so well at since Thursday when I started went COMPLETELY out the window when my sister Julie arrived with her Deviled Eggs to Die For. I think I ate a dozen…only stopped because I felt a bit self-conscious about hogging them all…and brought four home for tomorrow!

My Fitness Pal for Android has set me a daily goal of 1250 calories to meet my goal, and today, guessing as close as possible to specific foods, I went over by almost 1000 calories! But I was under by 400 so far for the week, so it wasn’t as bad as it could have been. And it was a holiday. Still — back to salad for lunch tomorrow. I WILL reach my weight goal.

It was a lovely Easter. All the sisters and their spouses, my parents, their next-door neighbors, and the kids were there. Julie organized some fun with eggs, and everyone had a blast. I even got to hunt eggs, though they were limited on their hiding places, so I didn’t go as all out as I would usually ūüėČ (I wait all year to hunt eggs…simply ADORE it!)

Here are some pictures of the festivities:

    

Keith and Little Bit playing with her Easter Bunnies from the basket Mom brought her.

   

I think Christa felt a bit old for this — all the kids but Little Bit are growing out of it — but they were troopers and hunted for Julie anyway. She loves hiding them as much as I love hunting!

     

Gathering for the raw egg toss…Keith was my partner — determined by the eggs the kids decorated.

     

Unfortunately, the egg bounced off my shoulder and we were out early. Some of the others did much better.

      

Finally, we had a cascarone¬†war — boys against girls. I think the boys won…especially since Paul was holding out on ammo!

Newell got to chat with his dad by phone, and the Holmans’ clan got to sing “Here Comes Peter Cottontail” accompanied by kazoo and various other instruments (not that we knew all the words…) and seguing into “Kill the Wabbit“…yeah, that’s how we roll. ūüôā

Hope everyone else had the Easter you were looking to enjoy.

About RieSheridanRose

Rie Sheridan Rose multitasks. A lot. Her short stories appear in numerous anthologies, including Nightmare Stalkers and Dream Walkers Vols. 1 and 2,  and Killing It Softly. She has authored eight novels, six poetry chapbooks, and lyrics for dozens of songs. She tweets as @RieSheridanRose.
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