Monday, April 05, 2010

Hope your Easter was blessed

We had a very quiet Easter here with a beautiful sunny and warm day.  I enjoyed serving a very simple meal of ham, cream cheese potatoes, and broccoli.  I made a small cheesecake on Saturday which crumbled when I sliced it.  I've made that recipe before so I have no idea what caused it to fall apart.  However, it tasted fine so I spooned the cheesecake into very pretty vintage dessert glasses and it looked as if it were made to crumble.  :)

I love setting a pretty table, it is so much fun to find serving pieces for a small amount of money.   Those vintage glasses were found for 49 cents each at Goodwill a few years ago and I've seen similar glasses at antique shops being sold for a lot.  I served water in pretty glasses which I think may have been made for serving champagne originally... also found while "thrifting" at one time.

The food was simple, I wasn't quite up to a lot of time spent in the kitchen, yet.  However, it looked as if it took forever to make just became of the good china and crystal. Not to mention the silver plated flatware found at a garage sale soon after we moved here.   :)

I would have taken pictures but someone has not had time to upload his Florida pictures on to his computer, yet... and the camera is full.  He promises me he will do so on Monday (I will not, however, hold my breath).  I can't complain, Christopher was so sick on Saturday that he couldn't go back to campus to work on an important research paper (worth 100% of his grade in that honors class).

Strep throat has been going around but so far he "only" has a bad cold and cough along with the usual seasonal allergies affecting the rest of us.  I felt quite sorry for him but it was nice having him at home to chat with off and on.

I served Easter dinner early on Sunday so he could head back to campus to study... on Easter!  Of course, I remember when spring break was at Easter time and called Easter break (I believe it was still called that on the movie, Where the Boys Are). 

Of course, Saturday night was important in our household as hubby was watching the Butler vs. Michigan State game.  I was reading in the bedroom and would take a break to check the score.  Sorry Sallie, but all three of us ended up hoping Butler would win.

Usually we would want the Big Ten team to win but we wanted Cinderella to keep dancing.  Butler is even smaller than the junior college Christopher attended to prepare him for the University!  It would be nice if they won it all Monday night.  :)

A little blog business to end here... my e-mail address is now on the sidebar under "Write Me".  I can understand any confusion as I recently moved it to the "Write Me" page and then moved the page to the sidebar!

Speaking of e-mails, I do apologize as there are lots of you I never wrote back when I was so ill.  I did read them all and I love to hear from you.  I was using all my strength to keep up blog posts as much as possible and get some dinner on the table and laundry washed once in awhile.  :)

I do hope you had a pleasant Easter day!

7 comments:

Vee said...

Sounds very pleasant and calm at your home for Easter.

Kristi in the Western Reserve said...

Easter was a wonderful blessed day spent mostly at my oldest daughter's home. My grandson was a lot of fun, finding his eggs faster than last year, hitting his Dad's pitches much better than he used to do, saying, "Well, I'm FIVE now." Grandchildren,as you know, are a great blessing!

Anonymous said...

I'm pulling for Butler in the final tonight and hometown player Willie Veasley.

docamocha said...

Regarding "bloggy business", since you mentioned email. I recently tried unsuccessfully to email. The mail server error message is that the domain for coffeeteabooksandme@hotmail.com is either malformed or missing. Thought that you would like to know.
Glad that you had a restful Easter. Thanks so much for sharing your thoughts!

docamocha said...

In reference to "bloggy business", since you mentioned email. I recently tried, albiet unsuccessfully to email you. The error message I got from the server stated that the domain for coffeeteabooksandme@hotmail.com is either malformed or missing. Thought that you would like to know.
Glad to hear that you had a restful Easter. Thanks so much for sharing your thoughts!

Sharon Lovejoy said...

Brenda dear,

We're rooting for Butler too. We have a friend who is an administrator at Butler. What a Cinderella story this would be.

Glad you're better. Tell hubby to download NOW!

Sharon Lovejoy Writes from Sunflower House and a Little Green Island

Anonymous said...

Brenda, I can't find your Amazon widget(?).

Friend Debra