Well, hello there! Just warning you, I am feeling pretty unimaginative at the moment so this blog post may end up being pretty rambly. :P
I hope you all had a great Easter! Mine went pretty well - I sang in the choir at the Easter Sunday mass, and we sounded really good, if I do say so myself. ;) I had been going to practices for weeks and it was great to see all that hard work pay off.
After mass was over we went home and got ready for a bunch of relatives coming over for our annual Easter family gathering. We had less family than usual because some aunts and cousins couldn't come (including most of the cousins that are my age, which was kind of disappointing) but we still had a bunch of fun. And since we didn't have as many cousins and had only like 3 little kids, us older kids were forced (forced, mind you!) to join in the plastic Easter egg hunt outside. ;) My cousin and I split our goodies, which was really fun. I'm definitely not too old yet for a good old Easter egg hunt!
My cousin and I also went for a walk in the woods by our house, and my cousin had the amazing luck to see four deer bounding across the path ahead of us! She pointed, and I got to see the last one. So that was pretty great!
Since then I haven't been very busy - at least, it hasn't felt that busy to me. I had Monday - Wednesday off school, and on Wednesday I went to help out at the funeral of a good friend's older brother. I didn't do a whole lot, but it felt good to be there for her, and I got to talk to her for a bit and she was being really brave about it. Sadly, since I was helping with preparing for the meal and everything I didn't get to go to the actual funeral. I'd heard that they had a 21 gun salute, which I think would have been really cool (in the sad way... you know what I mean?) to see. But again, I'm happy I was able to be there for her in any way I could.
Yesterday was an absolutely gorgeous day! I did a bit of weeding in our garden outside (and found out that I'm not much of a gardener. :P) and went on a bike ride to my cousin's house (who only lives about 10-15 minutes away by bike). I actually ended up meeting her about half way, which I found really funny because I had been thinking earlier "What if I met her on the way".... :D She said she was only taking a quick jog because she had to get ready for church, but I got to ride with her and we got to talk, and I rode back and we went inside and cooled down and just hung out for a bit - not very long at all because she had to get ready. But it was really nice.
And today, it is cloudy and rainy and dreary. I've even heard a bit of thunder rumbling! I actually kind of like it though!
And now, for my random picture.
On Good Friday, we colored Easter eggs. I got the idea (from Shealynn's Faerie Shoppe) to use Sharpie markers on a few of my eggs. My older brother, my sister and I each got to color a dozen eggs, and of COURSE they left me the egg that cracked while it was boiling. *rolls eyes* So, I wasn't going to do anything to it. I was planning on just eating it after I was finished coloring all the other ones. But then I got the brilliant idea to draw it into a Humpty Dumpty! I'm rather proud of my work. :D
And he tasted good too. ;)