Prima and I have celebrated Easter together for most of our lives. Every year she would come over to dye dozens of eggs on Saturday. On Sunday family friends would come with their children and my dad would hide the eggs all over the yard. We would all run around collecting as many eggs as we could, then trading each other for our favorites, the ones we’d spent too long decorating and couldn’t part with. Prima came over yesterday to celebrate with some old traditions and some new. We dyed eggs just like we used to, but we haven’t hidden the eggs in a long time, and this year the two of us made a nice dinner for both our families.
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I spent the last week in New York visiting high school friends, eating some excellent food, enjoying the sunshine in Central Park with my sister and cousins, and getting on buses that took me in entirely the wrong direction. It was wonderful to see everyone and those poorly chosen buses brought me to parts of the city I’d never seen before (Like Queens. You know it’s the wrong bus when you start going over unexpected bridges.) Next time I need a bus map.
The weather’s been beautiful and warm here all week. Spring is here and we marked the change in season with a picnic. We went to the field where we used to play soccer, ate pears and cheese, and watched very young children kick around a ball that almost came up to their knees. Welcome, spring!
When Isabel was little Rosalie and I used to come up with elaborate projects to celebrate her birthday. There were treasure hunts and fancy cakes. One year we tried to make a maze from our bedroom door to the kitchen by hanging sheets from the ceiling (that was not our most successful project – it’s hard to stick a sheet to the ceiling). But the year she remembers most fondly, the one she still talks about today, was when we played princess with her for the entire day.
This weekend she asked us to recreate that favorite childhood memory with her. Sadly she started feeling sick soon after she completed her costume and had to go lie down, so you won’t get to see her pink and white princess outfit. But I took pictures of me and Rosie.
My top is knit from this pattern.
I went to Yosemite for the weekend. It was beautiful, if a bit chilly, and we hiked all around the snowy valley and up to billowing waterfalls. However, I’m a terrible landscape photographer and I spent the weekend in hiking-appropriate clothing, so I don’t have much to show you. I will be back tomorrow with my usual talk of clothing and sewing.