Do you have a CRAY-ZY day ahead today? Running around getting bits and pieces together to either escape or hibernate at home over Easter?
Me? I did my crazy stuff yesterday. With school holidays already happening, my little corner of the world is already a bit crazy. This weekend will be even more so. Lots of people making their way to the Sunshine Coast for hopefully some magical Easter weather.
I’m happy to share our little slice of paradise with the masses. I just like to avoid the stress of the crowds, if at all possible. Plus, Mr 6 sliced his foot on a rogue oyster shell in the shallows at the river on Tuesday so we’re on an enforced lay-low school holiday program.
Which is why after having the wound re-dressed yesterday afternoon, I availed myself of the bottle shop facilities next door. It could be a longer than LONG weekend. I have also bought enough meat for any impromptu barbecue type gathering. Ditto the brie cheese and pate for when friends drop in. And we have veges and fruit a go-go.
Oh, we have chocolate too. Yes, we do. Which leads me to this special Easter edition of 5 for. Because Thursday is the new Friday. This week anyway.
1. Chocolate Salad. This is the one salad that does not illicit a turned up nose upon its placement on the table. It’s an Easter tradition that goes back to my first Easter with Mr Styling You. We’d been given that much chocolate we decided to throw it all in a bowl together. Voila. Best. Salad. Ever.
2. Egg cups. Eggs other than chocolate are readily consumed this weekend and I’m thinking I need some of these egg cups from Watermelon Red to set the scene. Perfect for dippy eggs and toast soldiers. Yes?
3. Magazine catch up. This whole online world has grabbed hold of me of late and sucked me in, so much so my mag subscriptions have been left lonely and gathering dust on my bedside table. I’m changing that tomorrow when I take this month’s Vogue Australia into our front courtyard for a little lie down. Suspect I’ll fall asleep within five minutes but at least I would have tried.
4. Getting Savvy. Rachael Bermingham is a gorgy (this is one of her fave words) friend of mine. You might know her from her 4 Ingredients books written with Kim McCosker. Rachael’s now out on her own, running her book publishing and distribution business and mentoring others to make the leap to becoming a bestselling author. I’ve started reading her latest book, Savvy, and already I’m in awe of her time management. This woman is a single mum with one-year-old twins and a seven-year-old for goodness sake. I need to get a grip on my schedule and make it work better for me. Rach, no pressure but I’m sure Savvy will help me get there. Won’t it?
5. Card writing. I know some people send Easter cards. I’m not some people. I’ve even let Christmas card writing lapse. But last week at the Digital Parents Conference, I got chatting with the girls from Hallmark and I’ve decided to take up their 7 Cards in 7 Days Challenge. Yes, I’m going to write and send a card to seven of my friends and family. My daughter has already chosen the card she wants to receive (Hallmark gave us a gorgeous pack of them). Not sure it works that way but, we’ll see … I hope the recipients are sitting down when they open their mail. Most would not have received anything bar a text, Tweet or Facebook message from me in years.
Happy Easter everyone! What are you up to? Do you have traditions you follow every year? Do you serve up chocolate salad?