Busy Week

Like most of you who visit here, I expect this week to be a busy one. We’re hosting part of my family for Easter dinner. We’ve planned the menu, and we have a rough idea of how many people will be here. I’ll set two tables, and by the end of the week, I may have to add one more small table to that. Luckily, we have room and dishes to expand on short notice. Usually seating is the most difficult aspect of a family gathering. I’ve put vanity seats and benches and office chairs, and the barrel chair in the living room into play when we’ve been surprised.
This Easter we will have only one little one with us, our almost-three-year-old granddaughter. I have to bring the plastic Easter eggs up from the basement and clean them, so we’re ready for an Easter egg hunt. Dear Husband is going to be the filler of the eggs this year. I’d also like to hang some plastic eggs from the baby redbud tree at the front of the house.
We’ve begun the lists of cleaning, and shopping. I know what linens I plan to use, and I’ll check on them early this week so that we don’t have any surprises. I’ll have to keep on top of laundry through the week, because once I press the dining room table cloth, I won’t be able to set my clean laundry there while it waits for me to find the time to fold it.
I changed quilts on the living room wall, and I really miss the much darker one. I didn’t want it to sun fade, so I returned the Stars and Stepping Stones quilt to the wall.
While it uses the same colors, and even some of the same fabrics, it has a great deal more tan in it. Once we get into summer, and the leaves are giving us some shade, the darker blocks will stand out.
I still have not gotten into the gardens. The garlic chives need to be trimmed today! I’ll have to get out there this afternoon because storms are on their way again. When I can get back into the gardens, I won’t have enough time to clean them properly, so I need to do some emergency things today.
Does anyone know how big a ham you need for 20-22 people? And would I be better off with two smaller hams? I’ll have to surf, so that I can order today.
I hope you’re all having a good weekend, and that you enjoy the coming week!

2 thoughts on “Busy Week

  1. Janet, we’ll probably be swimming in ham! I’ll send packets of it home with my relatives, and keep the bones to make bean soup. We’ll have enough food to feed the entire neighborhood by the time everyone contributes to the buffet.

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