This is my last post until we get back from Spring break next Friday.
There's something about the sunshine and warmer temps and the vernal equinox that has me all a-twitter. It's spring, and I am so extraordinarily ready for new life.
This being Good Friday and Easter weekend, I'm also thinking about suffering, atonement, and rebirth. I will spare you any preachy deep thoughts, but I am conscious that suffering brings about new appreciation for the good stuff. And I will be so grateful for the blessings of good health and calmer times that I hope are on the horizon.
Of course, it could continue to be a rough year, and suffering may be on the menu for a while. Life happens, and I'm learning that I need to put some safety valves in place so I can function on an even keel when things get topsy turvy.
But for now, the kids are healthy, I'm healthy, DH is healthy, the weather is gorgeous, and we are going to have some family time in just a few days. We're leaving after Easter service for Indianapolis, where a comfortable hotel, the zoo and a top-notch children's museum await.
Today I am clearing up some last minute stuff at work and then I've got errands to run and some running to do. I don't have a plan for how far I'll run today, but whatever it is will be a satisfying relief from my recent inactivity.
I hope you and yours have a blessed Easter. He is risen!
P.S. Last night DH performed in our Maundy Thursday service. The church did a "Living Last Supper" cantata, where 12 men were the disciples with speaking parts, and 1 man played Jesus but didn't have a speaking role, with awesome choir and orchestra performances in between the acting. They were arranged around a table in the same poses as da Vinci's "The Last Supper." Mark was Simon Peter. I felt like dressing up, and I decided to take some pictures using the self-timer on my camera, since I haven't posted a progress pic in a while. I'm pretty pleased with the front side, but the back side still needs some work. But that's okay; it's much better than I looked last year at this time, and next year will be even better.
DH as Peter. He grew a beard just for the part.