Saturday, March 22, 2008

Waiting Waiting Waiting

OK, it's been spring now for over 2 whole days and where's the bone seeping warmth ! Bright sunshine beckons right outside with so much promise, but still that last blast of chilly air is waiting on my porch.
I'm also waiting for 17 Easter dinner guests to warm the house in quite another way :) It's been a while since we've had a warm Easter, Catholic or Orthodox. We should get lucky with Orthodox Easter this year, it's still a whole month away. We're a dual religion household, most years we celebrate the rebirth and resurrection twice. Really, as far as the holidays go, which one could be better? Could you imagine an extra Christmas ?! The kids love it, double the fun, double the parties, double the family, and double the Easter treats. Thank heavens not double the hostess duties though ! Maybe one day it will be my husband who orders, prepares and sets the lamb in the spit at 5AM Easter morn, but for now we're all quite content to leave it to the uncle who's spent decades perfecting his craft :)

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Thawing out :)

March comes in like a lion...hoping it goes out in better shape than my Easter dinner lamb. We're down to one stubborn, filthy snow pile. March weather in upstate New York is about as predictable as the Democratic primary, could give us a bitch of a storm or just a smooth transition to spring. Either way both do a great job of raising Cain !

OK, that was awful, I'll try to do better. Back to spring.

Some moms I know dread the longer days, the kids refuse to come inside, bath and bedtime are delayed, sometimes for hours. I can't wait for the bone warming sunshine and late night basketball games ! We New Yorkers may be cursed with dirty snow, abundant gray skies and cold snaps galore, but we're blessed with the kind of perfect spring and summer heat that keeps the spirit up and the bugs down. Really, c'mon, spring in New York, 'nuff said. Best medicine after a long sickly winter !