I know this year we will all be celebrating Easter a little differently than we have in the past. Typically, if you are spiritual you may celebrate with your family at church, cook a big meal, hide the eggs and hope they all get found before the next heatwave. This year we are streaming our family church services from our couch, enjoying a nice ham sandwich, and getting nostalgic looking at photo’s of past Easter dresses and bonnets. Yes, it’s a different world we are living in right now but we can still find little ways to celebrate safely.
- Google how to color your hair a soft pastel shade with food colorings you have in your kitchen. Seriously, I’m seeing pictures of some of my more conservative friends who are now rocking purple or pink hair.
2. Now that your hair is styling, get out of your PJ’s and switch to your pastel colored leggings and fuzzy socks and stream your church service. Even though you can’t see all of your friends, it will be nice to hear your pastor’s voice deliver his Easter message. Here is my own local church service live at 10am cst. St. George’s Episcopal Church
3. I am lucky enough (well, most of the time I think this way) to live on my family’s property and because we are in constant contact with each other, and all of us are practicing social distancing we feel good about eating dinner together nightly. For our Easter dinner I’ll be making a Coconut cake with pistachio buttercream filling. I already have some prepared leftover pistachio buttercream and now need to attempt a homemade cake. THANK YOU PINTEREST! There are so…many….recipes!
4. Watch your favorite holiday movie while holding hands with your significant other. I say that last because I sleep in the same bed with my husband so I figure what he’s got, I’ve got. One of my favorite Easter movies is an oldie called East Parade with Judy Garland and Fred Astaire. I haven’t watched it in years, but I may torture my husband today by finding this and singing along while I watch Judy Garland try to get noticed in NYC’s Easter Parade.
I’m really going to have to find this movie, it’s bringing back such great memories!
5. Curl up in your favorite reading spot and finish that book you just started. For me that would be Jasmine’s Guillory’s The Proposal. I find that a romance takes me away from reality and that happily ever after gives me a moment of happiness. I’d recommend this one because it’s funny too!
Regardless of how you spend your Easter today, please spend it safely in your own home. Skype with friends or do a Zoom family reunion. Our troubles are not yet behind us, but they will be soon!