We are enjoying our “recovery Monday” today. It doesn’t feel as necessary as some previous Mondays, but it’s still nice to be parked at home for most of the day. Our weekend was lovely. I’ll try to recount it for you.
On Friday, I decided we would take the day off school. We’ve done some other days of school I thought we would take off. So, we have plenty of time to get our days in before summer arrives. I don’t remember all of what we did, but I do know I spent time resting and reading. We also went to our Good Friday service. I wasn’t sure we would since it was kind of late- 7:00pm. But we went and I’m glad we did. The kids didn’t have classes of their own. So, they sat with us and it was so nice 🙂
I’ve been writing more and I had submitted something recently to a site that was taking submissions. On Friday, I heard back and they said they were unable to use the article I sent. I was bummed, but understood that of the hundreds they had to look through, mine just didn’t make the cut this time. Nathan congratulated me and assured me that all would be well. I am actually really happy with how my article turned out and will be using it myself soon. It was not a wasted effort.
The weather was perfect on Saturday. After doing the grocery shopping, I decided to mow the lawn. It’s one of my favorite ways to get exercise. It’s outside and it makes the yard look pretty! We have a tiny yard, but the backyard slopes and it makes for a bit of a workout to go up and down over and over again. I still can’t believe I’m mowing the lawn in March while my family and friends in the north are shoveling snow (or waiting for it to melt).
Right before supper, I checked my email and saw that I had a message from another place where I had submitted an article. I was so excited to open it and receive word that the editor was interested and would be giving me access to officially get the article on their site. My very first official acceptance! I could not stop smiling 🙂 I’ll let you know when it goes live.
Nathan supervised the Easter egg dying. He’s the one that makes holidays magical at our house! After the kids were in bed, he hid their baskets. In the morning, he hid the eggs as well. The kids loved it! Then we spent the rest of the morning at church. We attended the 9:30 service and then taught during the 11:00 service.
I took a photo of us in the van as we were waiting for Nathan later:
I spent the afternoon introducing Audrey to the movie Pride & Prejudice. It took a little longer than normal because I kept stopping to explain to her what was going on, but she enjoyed it and we both appreciated the happy ending 🙂
I hope you all had a lovely Easter weekend!