I've been working away, and now it's already the middle of April. Where does the time go?
Here it is, Easter tomorrow. I used to celebrate it in high-church style when I was growing up. I grew up an Episcopalian, so High Church meant "smells and bells:" incense, 3 choirs singing, trumpets, lots of acolytes and priests in their finest regalia. When I was a girl, my mother would make me a new Easter dress every year. Usually she would play violin at church, as she did for most holidays and other Sundays, and when I was a teenager I often played with her. Of course, we also did the usual Easter things like baskets full of candy and dyeing eggs, and the occasional Easter egg hunt at church. In the afternoon, we'd go to my grandparents' house for dinner, which was pretty traditional.
These days, I get back to Easter's more pagan roots, celebrating the beginning of spring and the end of winter. And eating a lot of candy, of course. I try to do some of those little things for my husband, who grew up not celebrating holidays and never had those little things growing up. So we have Peeps, which I love but he does not. (Mmm, crunchy sugery outside, marshmallowy inside.)
This seems like an appropriate time to mention that I've regained about 6 pounds. They seemed to show up mysteriously over the last 6 weeks, or more like over 4 weeks, and have hung on the last 2 weeks, despite cleaning up my diet and running more. I don't know if it's the low-level chronic stress I'm now living in, or if I just haven't done as well as I thought. But there it is, staring at me every morning.
Still, I plan on running Bloomsday in about a month, even though I haven't run more than 5 miles in 6 months and it's a 12k. I won't end up running it all (I always walk/run anyway) but I'd like to kick things up over the next month, and hope it improves my weight as well.
That's it, not much exciting going on around here. Oh, wait...I am going to DC next week, that's pretty cool. Anyone know what the weather's going to be like?