Happy Easter!

Even though we’re all homebound for this holiday, I hope that a little ‘spirit of the season’ remains with everyone.

Little things like bunnies and chicks, daffodils, tulips, and hyacinths, can help to brighten things up –

bunny and chicks

easter flowers

Some members of our family celebrate with the “Easter Rat” – this year having special ‘pandemic’ themes –

This one’s from my brother Bobby and Wayne’s sister Judy:

easter rat 2

And this one is from our niece Emily and her husband Michael:

easter rat emily

Whatever way you celebrate, or if you celebrate at all, I hope that everyone has a special day!Β  And don’t forget how the tradition of the Easter Bunny started –

easter bunny

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23 thoughts on “Happy Easter!

  1. As much time as I normally spend at home, I confess that even I am getting stir crazy. I’d always allowed myself one day “out,” in some public establishment, where I could at least see and hear living human beings.

    But the good news is, there is such a thing as rum delivery.
    The bad news is, the delivery charges are pretty horrendous.

    • I rarely drink anymore, usually just champagne for holidays, which would normally have been the case today. I DO have half a bottle of champagne leftover from Christmas/New Years – luckily someone invented champagne-keepers, so it’s still good and bubbly. πŸ™‚

  2. I was worried I wouldn’t get the $600 supplement for unemployment, and I couldn’t get through to my bank on the phone. I kept getting ‘We have experienced a critical error and must terminate your call’. Finally I got through early Sunday and got my balance. I did qualify for the extra money! It went in on Friday, while my regular unemployment deposited on Wednesday. Then I get on a thread at DU about the $1200 payments and mentioned the $600, and was informed, that’s not once a month, that’s every WEEK! So I just did my weekly claim, and I’ll be waiting to see if that is true.

    We got through the stormy weather just fine. The storms came through while the temps were low, and didn’t do much more than rain very heavily. The back yard is a quagmire, but it can wait a few days. My biggest problem is finding enough to do without leaving the house. I went grocery shopping this morning after checking Kroger and Publix online sale ads. The new ads drop Wednesday morning, so I may go out again then. There’s hardly any people in the stores in the mornings now, and 7-8am is for seniors only at Kroger. They are wiping down the buggies and card machines after each use, so nothing at the checkouts is much of a risk.

    If it wasn’t for getting a craving for french fries about once a week, I’m about through buying fast food now.

    • Glad to hear that you’re safe, House. I started to reply to you on Monday, but before I could finish, our cable/internet/phone went out from the windstorm. We didn’t bet it back until yesterday morning sometime.

      However, yesterday morning our neighbor found our Fitzgerald lying dead on the lawn next to her driveway. We buried him next to his foster-mother Troi in the backyard.

      Fitz had been losing weight noticeably over the last two years, but the vet found nothing actually wrong with him. However, the last few weeks or so I had noted changes. i.e., his breathing seemed to indicate that he might be in some pain, and he seemed to prefer sleeping on flat, firmer places rather than the couch or the bed. When he would curl up on or next to me on the couch each night, I would comb him, and, even though he was a shorthair and it IS shedding season, he seemed to be shedding a ton of fur every day. So I had already been considering bringing him back in to the vet, but that decision was taken out of my hands. 😦

      • Sorry to hear you lost one of your fur babies, Jane. I don’t have any more ‘outside cats’, just Gisela (my avatar), and Las Vegas transplant Lili, who is a gray tabby.

      • Chicken Trump sent Pence out to complain that CNN wasn’t carrying the full briefings, making it sound like they were ignoring the experts like Fauci and Birx, but what they are doing is skipping Trump’s monologue, then checking in when the reporters start asking questions. I listen to Bob Kincaid starting at 5edt, and Trump usually shows up about 5:45, so I switch back and forth to see what MSNBC is carrying compared to CNN.

    • Favorite comment:

      EvilChicken25
      4 weeks ago
      It’s weird seeing this kind of humor without three silhouettes in the foreground

  3. Tuesday through Friday at 3pm edt, I listen to Nicole Sandler do her show live for Progressive Voices, which is recorded for broadcast at 5pm after Randi Rhodes. Today she interviewed Ali Velshi from MSNBC, and followed him with a meditation segment led by Kelly Carlin, George Carlin’s daughter. The Ali Velshi piece was recorded earlier in the day. I just saw him on MSNBC, doing Lawrence O’Donnell’s show, and it reminded me to post this, as I was pleasantly surprised at what a nice guy he turned out to be.
    Here is a link to the show, from Nicole’s YouTube page

  4. Sunday morning and hard choices about which show to watch. Toad opens with Pence, George S. has Nancy Pelosi.

  5. Steny Hoyer is on MSNBC with his mask hanging from one ear, and it looks like he’s got a G-string on his ear.

  6. Look at the date…

  7. MSNBC: It says right on the screen that Charles Duhigg is a Pulitzer Prize winning journalist. Most Pulitzer winners get introduced that way, so how did Trump get the Pulitzer confused with Nobel prizes, even to the point of calling them ‘Noble’ prizes?

    • Actually, it was supposed to be this tweet, I hope.

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