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Easter events with no financial bearings whatsoever...

March 24th, 2008 at 02:18 am

The Easter bunny showed up at our house last night around 11:30, which is when Mini Me ran into our room because she thought she saw an Easter basket in the living room. We assured her that it wasn't Easter yet and that there was no basket in the living room, so she went back to sleep. About 20 minutes later, the Easter bunny snuck into the living room and relocated the Easter basket in case Mini Me decided to investigate further. Fortunately, she didn't and this morning she had no recollection of the incident, so the lore of Easter was preserved for yet another year. (One of the benefits of having a kid with memory issues....)

After a quick Easter egg hunt in our living room this morning and digging through a basket of snorkeling gear that the Easter bunny left Mini Me (the Easter bunny is nothing if not practical....), we went off to our annual Easter brunch at a nearby resort. (Yes, we are heathens who only go to church for funerals and weddings. Get over it. ...)

In addition to the great food at brunch, face painting, balloon art, and a visit with the Easter bunny himself, the resort held another egg hunt for kids. Being an old pro at this, Mini Me managed to load up her basket with candy in less than 3 minutes. Then she promptly shared her treasure with a set of twins, who arrived late on the scene.

After Mini Me's good deed for the day, we then trudged home where the rule for the afternoon was "eat all the candy you want, but let mommy and daddy rest for a couple hours." This went over well -- along with the Hannah Montana video mommy provided shortly before passing out in a heap on the bed.

By 2:30, though, we were up and on the road again. This time to pick up the crazy grandma who was returning from her Vegas getaway. Crazy grandma apparently spent 6 hours lost in the Venetian hotel yesterday. Fortunately, she was staying there with her other daughter (my sister) and son-in-law, and had plenty of quarters to feed into the slots while security was scouring the hotel grounds looking for her. Once found, rumor has it she insisted she wasn't lost and wasn't budging from the slot she was playing because she was sure it was going to pay off at any second.

After retrieving crazy grandma (my mother) and her entourage from the airport (where my sister tried to ditch crazy grandma again....), we all retreated to a local restaurant for a tasty Italian dinner. Still stuffed from brunch, I ended up bringing most of my dinner home to eat later this week. Plus, crazy grandma gave Mini me three shopping bags full of "stuff" -- including a big box of Ethel M chocolates -- and a quart-size Ziploc bag full of change that she hadn't gotten around to playing during her 6-hour slot machine binge yesterday while "lost."

With crazy grandma and her dog now safely reunited back at my childhood home, Mini Me is now in official sugar "quarantine" here at home. No sugar shall touch her lips again for the next 24 hours. She is downstairs playing in the basement Toys 'R Us (hate them....) while mommy is contemplating lying down on a heating pad (bad back aggravated by too much running, swimming, water lifting and kitchen cleaning).

So, happy Easter everyone. Hope your day was as fun as mine.

4 Responses to “Easter events with no financial bearings whatsoever...”

  1. cheshirecat Says:

    I love your blog. I love to Laugh and I'm mega into feeling good inside and your writing definitely does that for me. I will be returning often for a laugh and to see how you life is going. Even your downs seem up and that's how life should be.

  2. luxlivingfrugalis Says:

    Your Mom story reminded me of ???what??? movie where the two sisters try to keep pawning their crazymom off on each other. One excuses herself to the restroom and goes outside and moves mom's suitcases out of her trunk and then zooms off. Pan back to other irrate sister who finally sees what she's doing from the restaruant window! Hilarious.

    Maybe it was a desperate housewife's show. Anyway...my Mom made it back from California this weekend where she was out to visit her sister. Supposedly I was supposed to take her for like the last year and a half we'd been making plans when she suddenly calls me up about two weeks out from going and says that her husband is going with her and I'm out! Well, okay! Crazy! But okay. I had been looking forward to the trip, but okay. We travel together often and I'm fairly certain that I haven't hacked her off or been a horrid travel companion in the past, but okay. Moms. Gotta love 'em! Sounds like yours is a hoot!

    Glad you and your family had a great weekend!

  3. compulsive debtor Says:

    Thanks, CC. I try to keep things light. Afterall, if you can't laugh at yourself -- and your crazy relatives -- who can you laugh at....

  4. terri77 Says:

    LOL, what an adventure!

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