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Happy Easter 2020: Gratitude and Happiness

Happy Easter 2020! Katie had the foresight to buy mämmi and vanilla sauce on the last trip out. We’ve been stashing chocolate and other Easter candy since it first appeared in stores this season. What I neglected to do was plan for any sort of special dinner. No herring, no salmon, no traditional Easter foods. I’ve been so focused on stocking up for a long haul, I forgot to plan a holiday feast.

Fortunately it’s just Katie and I, and we’re both mellow. We’re having spaghetti and meatballs. It’s one of her favorite and most-requested meals, so she’s happy. I’ll pull meatballs out of the freezer and bake a fresh loaf and make garlic bread. It’s not traditional Easter fare, we’re together and we have food to eat. Other people are experiencing far worse disruption.

Happy Easter 2020

It snowed — and stuck — on Good Friday. They’re calling for snow again today. We barely got a White Christmas, but we’re going to have a White Easter. I’m trying to lean into the weirdness of this new reality that we’re all living in. What else can you do?

I’m hoping that everyone has a safe and healthy weekend. My wish is for people to stay home and watch a streaming church service, if that’s their thing, rather than packing churches. While there’s a melancholy vibe to missing a family get together, I’m optimistic that phone calls and video conferencing can fill that void a little bit.

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