Happy Easter to all of you!
As with many Christian holidays, the tradition of eggs comes from ancient times. Spring comes after a long cold winter, with less and less food to eat. The birds and chickens begin to lay their eggs again, and in some cultures, decorated eggs were given to the special people in their lives in celebration of the "new life" of spring. In Africa, the practice of decorating ostrich eggs goes back 60,000 years. And so, as with so many other ancient heathen practises, Christianity applied the celebration to the church.
Easter candy is my favorite. My Mom made the two of us girls Easter baskets up until we had our own kids, then made them for her grandchildren. We were allowed to have a few jelly beans or a chocolate egg before church, where we sat squirming around until we were, at last, back home to hunt the eggs. There is a funny photo taken of me looking everywhere for the last egg, which was in the crook of a tree right by my head....all I had to do was look up.
Son #2 has made it to Round Rock. Friday night no one slept very much, as he had planned to leave at 1:30am to start the drive. After he left, we could barely make it back to dreamland. Saturday was spent with our phones in our hands to catch the text messages letting us know he was ok. Much of the trip is in the proverbial "dead zone", because there's a whole lot of nothing between Albuquerque and central Texas. The drive on I10 is undoubtedly one of the most boring. We've done it many times, as we used to visit Romeo's Mom in El Paso when we lived in San Antonio. Of course, the drive from Albuquerque to El Paso is almost as boring. But, we have all sighed a breath of relief that he has made it safely. His last text to me last night was that he could barely keep his eyes open. I'm sure it was as boring as it was exhausting.
I am supposed to be studying (as always) and need to get back to it. I will have another late night tonight....I need to decide if I want to stay up until midnight to register for summer classes, or go to bed at the usual time and get up for it. I'm a little worried that if I go to bed I won't get up in time. I guess I'll figure it out this evening. There is one class that I really want that is likely to be very popular. I learned the hard way that popular classes fill up quickly.