Friday Fragments…

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Well, here it is the Friday before Easter, and the weather has been rather chilly this week!  Oh dear spring, where have you gone?  It’s also been rather wet, with 3 to 4 more inches of rain forecast over the next two days!!!  We may need galoshes for the egg hunt, on Sunday.

Speaking of those Easter eggs, I have 216 plastic eggs waiting to be hidden!  Instead of stuffing the eggs with candy, this year, I stuffed them with pieces of paper saying what kind of candy was supposed to be inside.  In case you’re wondering why I did this, it’s because our yard is so sunny, now, I’m afraid the candy inside of the eggs will melt before the eggs are found!  We’ll just have to swap paper for candy afterward.  Of course, it’s entirely possible the sun won’t even shine, so all of my work may have been for nothing!

I’m looking forward to having our family together again, this weekend.  That doesn’t happen nearly enough, these days.  Everyone is supposed to gather here tonight, so the grandchildren can color eggs together. We’ll eat supper afterward.  Everyone will return again, on Sunday, for lunch and an egg hunt.  With all of the rain in the forecast, I’m rethinking having Ed cooking on the grill.  I think I’ll go to town and pick up a ham!

I had an unexpected, but very welcome visitor, yesterday.  My long-time friend, Diane, was in town and stopped by to see me for a couple of hours. Usually I travel to her house, so it was a rare treat to have her at my home.  Diane and I have been friends since high school, and although we don’t see each other often, we are always able to pick right back up where we left off.  We have a beach trip planned for a couple of weeks from now, and we’re both excited about that!

Everything in the garden is up and is doing remarkably well, considering the cool weather we’ve been having.  The weeds have already begun to grow, so I spent some time hoeing, on Monday.   Our radishes are ready, so I gathered a few for a salad, the other night.  It’s too bad our lettuce and tomatoes aren’t ready, too!  Again, I’m not sure what 3 to 4 inches of rain will do to things, so I’m holding my breath.  Last year, about half of our garden drowned in July.

Ed and I recently had the pleasure of attending our granddaughter, Madison’s, violin recital.  It was the first music recital I’d ever attended, and I really enjoyed it.  Ed, on the other hand, played the piano while growing up, so he’s been to many music recitals!

Let me begin by saying how impressed we both were with Madison’s violin teacher!  She gives violin lessons at her home, every week, to 23 students–in addition to teaching violin at a nearby school!  She only charges a few dollars per lesson, plus she furnishes instruments to her students!  As a result of her generosity, many children are able to take lessons, who, otherwise, might not be able to afford to. What a blessing this lady is to our community!

I am so proud of how well Madison has learned to play, after just a few months of lessons.  I was also very pleased with how well Madison conducted herself while waiting for the others to perform their solos!  90 minutes is a long time to sit still and hold a violin on your lap!  Here’s a clip of Madison’s solo:

 

 

As usual, I’m linking my fragments up at Mrs. 4-4-4-4 at HalfPastKissinTime.  Her Tercentennial Celebration is still going on, so head on over there and check it out!

Wishing everyone a Happy Easter weekend!

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  1. Madison did a great job, and what a blessing her teacher is, to so many! God bless her!

    I am so happy for you to have the family in for Easter. I surely do miss the family holiday celebrations. We have “extended” family coming and I am making ham, with pineapple, sweet potatoes and more (still working on the menu). Having family, though, is the best. Enjoy!!

  2. Loved Madison’s playing _”Ode to Joy” is one of my favorite songs. Happy Easter. May the sun be in your corner for the hunt.

  3. Happy news about your garden and Madison did a great job. Our son played the sax and our daughter, so I know how special those recitals are!!

  4. Wonderful fragments. What a wonder Madison’s violin teacher is.

    None of our crew will be in town for Easter this year. Enjoy your family. We will be on the phone with grands and their parents to get reports of their Easter.

    Happy Easter to you and yours.

  5. Clever girl playing that violin! My kids tried it but never got very far.

  6. That is a great idea and I think the swapping will be a fun time too! Madison’s teacher sounds amazing. Speaking of amazing Madison was so awesome! Happy Easter to you and your family……

  7. It is so cold again here in Philadelphia too. The cold actually hurts because I got sunburned last weekend.
    Madison is just adorable and she did such a good job. What an great teacher too.
    Have a blessed Easter.

  8. I guess I’ll always see the world from a teacher’s point of view so I have to point out that the strips inside the plastic eggs serve as a wonderful reading lesson! Have a wonderful Easter, Kathy!

  9. Yay Madison! And yay for friends who pick up right we left off! I have one of those and she helps make the world go round.
    Finally, I love the Easter candy idea.
    🙂
    Traci


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