Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Hodgepodge of hope and tradition, with a smattering of candy...

Posted by Lisa Laree to Beer Lahai Roi

It's been awhile since I did the the button to see all the linky fun!

1. This coming weekend is Palm Sunday, which marks the beginning of Holy Week. Do you celebrate Easter in your home? What was your favorite Easter tradition as a child?

We do celebrate Easter...although I prefer to call it 'Resurrection Sunday'...but our celebration centers around worship.  We'll do 5 church services in the choir...but, as I'm on the church staff, I'll be working hard to make sure the proper follow up happens, doing data entry during 4 of the 5 services, as soon as I'm done singing.  We'll get some goodies for the kids; they'll all be at the house in the evening, where we'll have banana splits and watch 'Rise of the Guardians', if we follow the same pattern as the last two years.  That's a cute movie, btw, with a really good  message:  the Enemy's only weapon is fear.  But I have to choke a bit when Easter is considered as not happening just because the bunny didn't deliver the eggs.  The Grinch's looting of Christmas didn't stop it from happening, and an attack on Easter Eggs wouldn't stop a celebration of the Resurrection either. 

I kinda have to shake my head over 'Favorite Easter Tradition as a child'.  We were not a tradition-keeping family.  The only thing that was definite from one year to the next was 1) we would go to church and 2) There would be Easter baskets with candy.  Usually there were new clothes, but more because we needed them for spring anyway.  Everything else changed from one year to the next.

2. George Weinberg is quoted as saying, 'Hope never abandons you, you abandon it.' Agree or disagree? Share your own thoughts on the word hope.

Agree.    Not MY thoughts, exactly, but the first thing that came to mind for thoughts on hope:

 And not only this, but we also exult in our tribulations, knowing that tribulation brings about perseverance; and perseverance, proven character; and proven character, hope; and hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out within our hearts through the Holy Spirit who was given to us.  (Romans 5:3 - 5, NASB)

3. Weigh in with a yay or nay on the traditional Easter candies. A solid milk chocolate bunny? Cadbury Creme Eggs? Peeps? Reese's Peanut Butter Eggs? Jellybeans? Coconut Cream Eggs? Of the candies listed, which one would you most like to find in your Easter basket?

Love Cadbury eggs.  With cold milk.  But I'm good with any of the above.  You could also include Robin's Egg giant malted milk balls with the marbly candy coating, chocolate mini eggs, candy-coated creme eggs...chocolate covered marshmallow bunnies...

But the candy I would most like to see is a fruit and nut egg...the kind that used to be available about 40 - 45 years ago...vanilla nougat, sometimes with coconut, with candied fruit and nuts shaped into an egg and coated w/dark chocolate. With a sugar flower on the top.  Eaten by the slice.  Whatever happened to those?

4. When did you last feel 'like a kid in a candy store'

Probably last time I went to the Sewing Expo.  So much fabric...patterns...inspiration...

5. What's something you know you do differently than most people? Does that bother you? Does it bother other people?

We do Christmas different than most people; I've blogged about it once or twice before.  Christmas gift-giving at our house frequently happens on January 1, owing to travel, and, looking forward,  probably working around grown kids' need to be with inlaws.  We also didn't do Santa Claus, at least, we didn't tell our kids Santa brought the gifts.  I kinda like spreading the holiday out a bit; it is a little awkward when we're still playing Christmas music and the stores are suddenly all about the Superbowl, but we can deal with that.  Our treatment of Santa, however,  really irritated some folks...

6. Palm Springs CA, Palm Beach FL, or the PALMetto State...of the three mentioned, which sunny spot would you most like to visit right now? Which have you visited at one time or another?

Since it's been YEARS since I've been to the beach, I'll pick Palm Beach.  But I've never been to any 'Palm' places...yet.,..

7. If you could change the length of a day would you lengthen it or shorten it? Tell us why.

LOL!  It says right there in my bio blurb that I want 8 more hours in a day...just too much stuff to do!!!

8.  Insert your own random thought here. 

Tonight's pretty!!!


  1. Such a pretty picture. The sky is the best thing about winter I think. So many beautiful colors. Glad you played along this week!

  2. Our Christmases are different as well. Oh, and the Santa thing, sigh. Not sure why people were upset we weren't "doing" that one. My kids aren't. Odd thing people dwell on.

    1. My kids tell me they will do the same with their children. I don't think it scarred them. I will admit I had a hard time remembering to be careful how I talked about Santa in front of other folk's kids, though....

  3. Hi Lisa, thank you for stopping over the other day. You are a no-reply comment so I couldn't answer you back. I will have to watch Rise of the Guardians, that is one I haven't seen yet. (I'm an avid movie goer) Yum on the malted milk balls and the chocolate covered marshmallow bunnies. That is a very interesting Christmas tradition. Beautiful sunset. Hope your weekend is going well. Debby

    1. 'no-reply', wonder how to change that setting???
      Thanks for chasing me down... :-)