Hello!! My family celebrated Easter late this year, so I have a quick summary of the celebrations, RUN, EAT, and RRR-LISTEN this weekend (Did you think I’d say a repeat?).
Thanks to all the time I spent running and walking Diego (and maybe because I only have one friend) … I spend a lot of time listening to audiobooks and podcasts. And I love sharing my recommendations so you don’t waste your time on shows or books that I would like to skip. So I’ll start summarizing that in the operating reports as well. let’s go.
A few years ago, SIL introduced scrapbook eggs to my family as part of the Easter Egg Hunt. Before that we had the usual plastic eggs with dessert and the occasional boiled egg. My first year with them was so funny because it was a complete surprise and suddenly she hears a noise and is bathing in scraps of paper.
Now everyone in my family is ready and looking for more scrapbooking eggs than candy!
Even Diego tried to wrestle a big sweets egg from me …
Well, I realized it doesn’t look like much in the photo, but this is a giant dessert egg. I registered this at 99 Cent the night before. It was in two packs of GIANT Confetti Eggs and something I’ve never seen before. And he was three times bigger than the other whites, but you know my hand is bigger than Shaq and Diego is the size of a pony … so, the stuff in the pic is bigger than it appears.
Tricks to hunt large confectionery eggs:
- Find a single sweet egg and squish it in your hand on someone’s head – not on their head.
- Find a single sweet egg and peel off the sheet that covers the hole to reveal the scraps inside. Then spray it on someone’s head and sing Unicorn Glitter Song *.
- Find two eggs from scraps of paper and crush them together over someone’s head – again, not on their head.
And the main trick to the happy scrapbook eggs hunt is accepting that there will be CONFETTI everywhere for a while. Even though we did it outside and tried to get rid of it as much as possible – it still sticks to you.
It was on the floor, on the toilet, on the bed, even on the dog !!
Well it was on the dog because I smashed one on its gorgeous furry head. But don’t worry – no dogs were harmed while creating this blog post.
In fact, it was the opposite of what was harmful because Golden Retrievers are wonderful family pets and Diego Dave believes they are part of the family. He would have felt neglected if I hadn’t done it !!
I didn’t take any food photos at the night festival though … because I was just too busy picking up scraps of paper from it!
We ate before the fishing celebrations, I was busy helping my mom get things ready. He was my brothers and nieces, so we took turns playing with the girls and preparing the food.
But I have a very Monicane food picture of you …
Someone recently asked Insta stories if I’m still a dirty grape eater (see this post for the answer).
If I didn’t wash the grapes, you might guess that I also don’t wash any other fruits or vegetables. And if that was your guess – you were right! Your reward is to have a guess right in the 50/50 case. Congratulations.
Seriously … I never wash my wine habit unless it looks dirty. And lately I feel like I haven’t gotten a dirty box of romaine in a while. So I didn’t really notice that this packaging was dirty until I was chopping it up and found the actual rock that formed the Grand Canyon in the lettuce.
Lucky for me (and the neighbors who didn’t hear my screams and were psychologically shocked) I spotted this before I threw it into my salad. Thank god. (… I realize this is a phrase I should have said earlier in a post about Easter!)
So I’m going to wash my romaine for the next couple of weeks until I forget this happening.
In happier food news … I craved donut bun a lot last week. I kept thinking about it at random times when it just wasn’t right to have a donut, so I was telling myself I would have one the next day. And finally I did. The end.
Speaking of the ending … I just finished “We End Up” and want to talk about it. Did you read it?
I am really thinking about starting or joining a virtual book club because every time I finish a book I want to talk about it. And I had a lot of great feelings about this. The review will take place later this week.
Today, in the long run, I listened to a podcast “The Crime Book” about the documentary Varsity Blues and a podcast Explanation of Today about Cicadas.
Crime writers on podcast reviews (mostly) true podcasts of crime, documentaries, movies and series (sometimes they cover dramatic series like the one they suggested that gave me such a bad nighttime terror that I’m pretty sure I and I were traumatized years later).
In any case. I like their show when they’re not talking about anything scary. If you like the podcast of real crime – check it out.
When I got home, that episode was over, so I decided to listen to something a little shorter as I stretched out and went with Today Explained. It covers very interesting random topics … like cicadas. I was just curious because I didn’t know anything about them.
Warning – do not listen while running because they have some sounds like a huge insect crawling from side to side. There will be little time while running outside. I’m glad I was stretching!
Part 2 Warning – Cicadas are coming in May !!! So, if you live in Cicada-ville (aka the place Cicadas live) – make sure they will visit very soon.
I live in Southern California and there are no cicadas here, but I’m always curious about all things New England because they look so different and distant. For example, I heard that they have very cold rain that turns into ice !!?! Wild.
Since listening to this first podcast about Cicadas, I’ve become pretty much an expert so LMK if you have any questions about it.
Today I learned … you can eat cicadas and they gave some advice on how to collect and cook them.
But I will not judge because I almost ingested a lump of dirt larger than any cay !!! Please let me know if you saw one, ate one, or ran with one.
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