2024 Life Logs, Day 91: Easter Sunday
Date: Sunday, March 31, 2024
Weather: Mix of Sun and Clouds; High Temp 53, Low 40 degrees F
Location: At Home on Lakeview Avenue, Falmouth MA

In our family, Easter Sunday always begins with an egg hunt and ends with a family dinner. In between, we usually work on outside spring yard projects, weather permitting. Today we followed our usual pattern. I went over to Heather and Jed’s to watch the always fun Goldstone Easter Egg Hunt. The eggs were hidden in Heather and Jed’s backyard.

I forgot to bring the Easter baskets which are in my basement, so the boys improvised with paper bags—a perfect Easter basket for teenage boys. Jonah wore his on his head and at one point, Heather was wearing extra large Easter Egg halves on her head. They two of them definitely looked like egg heads! The Easter Bunny did a superb job of hiding the eggs this year and it took the boys a bit to find them all. When that fun was over, I headed home to start getting the dinner ready. I invited the Goldstones to my house for dinner this year to give them extra time to work on their deck. Yesterday Ollie used his lawn tractor to do yard clean up, so today the focus was removing the old deck boards and replacing them with new ones. The removal is hard work, so the replacement is going much slower than hoped. But board by board, they will get it done.

I spent my day in the kitchen preparing beef bourguignon for dinner. Grassfed beef needs to be marinated in wine for 24 hours to help tenderize it and then I bake in the oven in a cast iron stew pot for three hours before adding the vegetables. It is a bit of a process that basically took most of my afternoon. But everyone enjoyed the dinner and afterwards there were cookies to decorate for dessert. It was a fun day and whether you observe Easter or not, I hope you had a fun spring Sunday as well.