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#MicroblogMondays 138: Easter

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Linus’s breeder announced that she has a few new guinea pig babies that will be ready for homes in the next month.  There is something about hearing this news coupled with Easter and the onslaught of baby animal pictures that is making me open up an email to her and then close it without sending.

I want another guinea pig.  I don’t want another guinea pig.

Maybe I just want a Cadbury egg.  The ice cream shop at the beach posted a picture of sweet cream ice cream with chunks of Cadbury egg, drizzled with caramel.

Are you off for Easter?  Are you doing anything good with your day off?


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1 Beth { 04.17.17 at 6:14 am }

I am a SAHM and my older daughter has school, unfortunately. My husband is off, though, so it will be nice to have him home. I’ll be taking my younger daughter to a doctor appointment and then we all need a nap – these past 2 weeks have been fun-filled and action-packed and completely exhausting.

2 Shilpa { 04.17.17 at 7:41 am }

Nothing much . Friend’s kids are coming over so it’s fun time for my little one.

3 Nabanita { 04.17.17 at 8:47 am }

I don’t have off on Easter. I used to have off during school and I used to spend that time reading. Growing up isn’t fun.

4 Jess { 04.17.17 at 8:51 am }

Happy Pesach, a bit late-ish. Oh, this time of year and all the baby animals… I get wanting and not wanting a baby guinea pig. I look forward to seeing how that shakes out! We had a nice quiet Easter at home with our own traditions of two while my parents were up at my sister’s. It was a nice day, a bit of sunshine in a cloudy time.

5 Raven { 04.17.17 at 9:12 am }

I’m working…but we did have turkey with the Family on Friday – that was nice. I laid low for the rest of the weekend, trying to rest. My heart is weary these days and I just needed a break.

Umm…you don’t want my comments on the second Pig because I’d say – go for it! Linus would love a pal….just don’t get a girl unless you want baby piggies!

6 Lori Shandle-Fox { 04.17.17 at 9:41 am }

Just monitoring my matzoh situation. Every year I get into this same dilemma around these last few days of Passover: Should I ration out the last few boards of matzoh in box #2, so I won’t have to open box #3? This way, I can save box #3 and make it box #1 next year instead it becoming “almost full box #1” thrown into the garbage. Apparently we eat exactly the same amount of matzoh every year.

7 Counting Pink Lines { 04.17.17 at 10:33 am }

Just spent time with friends which is always fun.

8 Chandni { 04.17.17 at 12:14 pm }

Happy Easter Mel!
A lot of us in India celebrate the festival , we don’t 🙂 But I hope you enjoyed and indulged and had an awesome holiday.

as always , not able to see the link. though I wrote a longish post — but you might like it

9 Turia { 04.17.17 at 1:44 pm }

I get the baby animal love. Good time of year to visit a farm and admire all the lambs and things without taking any of them home!

E. doesn’t have school today, so we’re spending the day reading and playing games while P. naps and will hopefully get out so he can ride his bike in the late afternoon. We had a landscaper come round to assess our back yard project so that plus lunch pretty much used up all of P’s awake time between her naps. It’s days like these (the last of a four day weekend) where I find it hardest to juggle their competing needs.

10 loribeth { 04.17.17 at 2:37 pm }

I don’t think I’ve had Easter Monday off since I was about 7 & we lived in Saskatchewan. I don’t ever remember having the day off school growing up in Manitoba, but it seems the schools are closed here in Ontario today as well as government offices & the post offices. However — banks — which, like the post office, are federally regulated — are open today… I worked for one of them for 28 years, and never had Easter Monday off. It was quite a bone of contention with some people. (We did get Remembrance Day off in November, though!) Malls & supermarkets are also open today (thank goodness, lol).

So today is just our usual Monday stuff, which includes grocery shopping. We went to the bookstore for a coffee & a browse, but it was packed with kids off from school, so we didn’t stay very long. :p

11 Click { 04.17.17 at 2:48 pm }

I’ve mostly spent the weekend reading and writing letters. It’s been a nice way to spend the time.

Part of my reading motivation is because I have to go to the hospital tomorrow for my Prostap injection (to kick off FET #3) and I didn’t fancy carrying a 769 page book all the way to Glasgow!

Cait @ Click’s Clan

12 Traci York { 04.17.17 at 2:58 pm }

I haven’t had a Cadbury egg for a year or so now, ever since I heard they changed the recipe and (reportedly) used cheaper chocolate. I’m afraid of being disappointed.

Hubby got a rare day off yesterday, so we had a nice family dinner at home, and just hung out, which is my favorite way to spend most holidays.

13 Risa Kerslake { 04.17.17 at 4:05 pm }

Happy Easter! Man, now I want a Cadbury egg… My husband had off with me Friday and we packed this weekend full of fun stuff!

14 Cyn K { 04.17.17 at 8:16 pm }

Not off for Easter but I did use a half-day of vacation since my son is on spring break.

15 Stephanie (Travelcraft Journal) { 04.17.17 at 8:40 pm }

I guess I couldve taken thr day off, but the weekend actually got kind of intense. So it actually felt good just to get back to regular tasks and things I have a bit more control over.

16 Chandra Lynn { 04.17.17 at 9:34 pm }

Nope. Not off. Can’t take off. The last full week of classes. I’m pushing through it. So much to do, but the reward is summer break. Bring it on!

17 torthúil { 04.17.17 at 11:18 pm }

In Canada we have good Friday off, but most people don’t have Easter Monday. We had a nice long weekend, doing mostly the regular weekend stuff, with the addition of Easter dinner at my in-laws. I had great fun making the dessert, although it was so rich I could barely eat any. My day today was OK, considering I woke up at 3:30am and felt like a zombie all day. I would have paid $50 to go home and take a nap, but we were doing professional development activities at school and I felt obligated to show up and act interested. It was hard at times, but doable. 🙂

18 Middle Girl { 04.17.17 at 11:30 pm }

Most of the schools had last week off, today was back to work / school grind for that lot.

I didn’t take any days off; son had work and daughter needed relax after multiple double shift days. Sunday was a chill out day.

Another guinea pig. Hmmmm

19 Mali { 04.18.17 at 1:50 am }

We get Friday and Monday off here in NZ. In fact, Good Friday and Easter Sunday are, along with Christmas Day, the only days where stores have to get special permits to open, and these are usually only issued in particular tourist spots. All the supermarkets are closed, for example. For most of us here in NZ though, it’s not a religious day at all. We went for a walk on Easter Sunday, and saw lots of people working in their gardens, painting their garages, etc etc. Last chance of decent outdoor weather before winter.

Given our impending travel plans, we had a very quiet four days, though I got quite a lot done inside.

20 Mary Francis { 04.18.17 at 3:25 pm }

Plans curtailed by a chest infection 🙁

Did have supper with family though, which cheered mr up no end!

21 Aseem Rastogi { 04.18.17 at 5:41 pm }
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