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April 4, 2010

The Spy family has returned to headquarters, just in time for Easter. We had a lovely vacation, which I am likely to recap shortly, but we have returned home feeling slightly disgruntled, in the way that we do when we are launched right back into the fray. It’s a week full of meetings and long hours.

But still, while we were gone, spring moved in. The daffodils are blooming and the forsythia in our neighbors’ yard too, which means ours is sure to follow. I need to take a walk around the yard to investigate fully, but there are green things cropping up all over. I am late starting my seeds — I can’t do it until we get back from vacation or they all die — but that will happen this week. And I’ll be starting cold hardy vegetables outdoors. I’m hoping to expand the vegetable garden a little bit. So there is that to look forward to.

Easter morning was quiet. AJ found his basket (on the hearth, right where he’d left a note the night before reading “Reserved for Easter Bunny”). It was a little less inspired than previous years — E.B. was a little distracted this year. But it included a couple of robotic bugs and a pair of new baseball gloves, so AJ was ecstatic. Mrs. Stein was also entertained by the bugs, which run around in a most bug-like fashion.

We heathens opted to dye Easter eggs this morning in lieu of driving an hour to the closest church we’ve been able to find that we don’t hate. We’ll be sharing Easter dinner with Mr. Spy’s family this afternoon. Meanwhile, I’m enjoying a quiet house with a sleeping cat.

6 Comments leave one →
  1. freshhell permalink
    April 4, 2010 5:58 pm

    Welcome back! I gave up egg dyeing a few years back when nobody would ever eat the results.

  2. eleanorio permalink
    April 4, 2010 6:01 pm

    I would have liked the bugs, too. Very spring-like.

  3. April 4, 2010 6:36 pm

    Better go break in those gloves. Mr. Spy up for a catch with AJ?

  4. April 4, 2010 8:28 pm

    Welcome back! I miss dyeing eggs. One of these years I will buy a pack of dye and just do it.

  5. April 6, 2010 11:09 am

    The bugs are truly excellent. You can see them here. AJ built a sort of maze for them out of Legos. It’s really fun to watch them scuttle around inside. They really move in a most bug-like way. And if they flip themselves over on their backs, they will eventually right themselves again. The baseball gloves are being well broken in. And Julia, next year next year you should come join us for egg dying!

  6. freshhell permalink
    April 6, 2010 11:15 am

    Red got one of those bugs from a friend (of mine) for Xmas. She loves “buggie.”

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