Well, we've had another Easter and it was good. This year, we went to my mom and dad's and had Easter with them, my sis and her husband and daughter. We even got to see my brother, his wife and their girls. It's good to live close enough to see family often. It's not as often as it used to be since I have to work around my kid's social schedule now. I guess I should be happy they have friends and they get invited places!
I was gone all last week and finally made it home on friday afternoon. Everyone was happy to see me, including Kate, my big black german shepherd! She jumped up into my lap and immediately started crying and whining...my husband said it was quite sad how much she missed me! I missed them also alot....I'm glad I only have to do testing once a year! I normally work from home so one week a year is not too much to give so I can work the rest of the year out of my house.
Although the family did their best to keep the house in order.....they just basically maintained the chaos! There were no dishes in the sink or piles of dirty clothes but one can tell that I was not here to do the things I do each and every week. Things like changing the sheets and towels, vacuuming and dusting and grocery shopping. I'll be busy, busy this week trying to rein in the dirt that is encroaching upon this household!
They are also very happy to see my culinary skills back. Yes, we did eat good, very good in fact, at nanna's this weekend. Pulled pork sandwiches with a wonderful relish that is too die for Saturday night and and ham and scalloped potatoes for Easter lunch. As we drove home with some more pulled pork for our dinner on Sunday night, we discussed what we would be having for dinner this week.
This will be a very normal week finally! Neither my husband or myself will be missing from action this week. First time in three weeks! And the kids are so very happy with all this normalcy. Family dinnertime is something that we all miss when we don't have it. We miss that bonding time as a family. Just like a couple that spends time apart, families are off when they don't have that family dinnertime.
Sunday night, we ate pulled pork sandwiches and pickles and fruit salad around my second hand dining table laughing and joking until we were crying! I could actually feel the tension of the past few weeks cracking and falling off me. As we cleaned up the table, my husband and son wrestling in the kitchen made me smile. My daughter and I were making jokes about 'men', my son was joking about 'chuck norris' and my husband was wiping tears of laughter off his face at our antics, he said, 'I just want to tell you all how much I miss you all when I'm gone!' The kids shrugged it off but we shared a knowing smile....I felt the same way!
It's good to be home, it's good to celebrate another Easter with family and it's good to get back to normal!