You know, I realize in my head that as it is becoming spring here in the north, that it is becoming fall in the south. I just never think of it in terms of holidays like Easter. It must be strange to celebrate a holiday that is all about rebirth and new life in the fall. Here, it seems to be a natural thing, chicks and lambs and bunnies and flowers blooming. After all those years of going back to school, I sometimes associate fall with new beginnings, just different ones.
And in my mind the words January and February scream Winter!Cold!Ice!. And July and August are definitely connected to Hot!Sweaty!Humid!. It's just an odd thought for a Monday morning where the temp is 38 degrees F (3 degrees C) and is expected to rise to 58 F (14C) by the end of the day. It's hard to know how to dress. I really could have used some gloves this morning but it felt silly since it's April.
I had an Australian co-worker for a few years. He was always amused that we didn't have Easter Monday as a holiday like any other normal (read Australian) country . He also introduced me to a dish called rumblety thumps which I loved and "bob's your uncle" which my family adopted and now uses.
Here's the finished and dressed angel food cake with chocolate covered strawberries. It was delicious. The cake is nice and high since I used a mix. The mix isn't as tender as a cake made from scratch but some whipped cream and strawberries and chocolate and no one complained.
We had the quiet day I imagined. Kate and I listened to Jesus Christ Superstar and Godspell, a tradition. The interesting thing is the contrast between the two messages and the style in which they are delivered. Godspell showcases Jesus as vulnerable and Superstar shows him as almost arrogant. Very different and they always lead to interesting discussions.
We knitted and I finished one side of the edging for the Wildflowers Shawl. It's sitting on waste yarn as I work the other side and then they get grafted together. There's quite a gap. I'm working on a way to graft them together with a piece in between to fill in the gap. I think I can knit a square and graft it into place.
The tree outside my office window is in bloom. It's an ornamental pear and it's reflecting the early morning sunshine. It's lovely. The flowers probably won't last beyond tomorrow as we're expecting rain for the next few days and these flowers are fleeting. All the more reason to stare out the window at them.....