Friday, March 26, 2010

Peeps for Only the Good Friday



For several weeks I've been participating in the "Only the Good Friday" meme that was started at http://thiseclecticlife.com/only-the-good-friday/  Below is my weekly contribution to the optimism virus sweeping the blogosphere.


Spring is finally here. We had a little rain today, but this week we’ve also had sunshine and cloudless skies. Although my tulips and daffodils haven’t bloomed yet, around town I’ve spotted trees in flower and patches of yellow blossoms in the sunny spots. The quail were in the yard this morning. There are more than a dozen from the last summer hatch. Our pheasant wandered across the lawn a little later. There was no sign of his hen. I hope that she is busy sitting on eggs. I love the hopefulness of spring. It is a time of rebirth and renewal. Everything is new again and the future is bright.

Easter is just around the corner. Today I picked up little Easter treats to send to my grandchildren. I will miss being there to see them search for eggs. I will include a package of yellow peeps in their parcel. I don’t remember when it started, but every year my children looked forward to gathering around the microwave and watching a peep get nuked. The peep grows to several times its original size. My daughter carries on this silly tradition with my grandchildren.

I am grateful for spring blossoms and the almost forgotten feel of sunshine on my face. I am thankful for all that spring brings including those gigantic nuked peeps…and making memories.

Life is good.

4 comments:

This Eclectic Life said...

That forgotten feel of sunshine is a wonderful thing, isn't it? I agree that the hopefulness of spring is amazing.
I might argue with you about the peeps. lol. I never enjoyed them much but it might be fun watching them be nuked!
Have a great weekend, and thanks for being part of Only The Good Friday

Joy A Cookin' said...

A friend always looked forward to Easter for his supply of Peeps; he would put them in hot chocolate. I don't enjoy them -- way too much sugar & preservatives -- but I love the idea of the annual Nuking of the Peep! A folkway for the new millennium if ever there was.

Jamie said...

For those with a competitive spirit, there is always the annual contest of all the things that can be done with the Peeps at the Washington Post which is fun to enter or just see each year.

#1Nana said...

Jamie,
I loved the link to the peep contest. Who knew there was such a thing? I doubt I'll be entering though, we only nuke our peeps. I never considered using them for art!

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