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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