He Is Risen! #CoffeeTalk

Greetings on this beautiful Easter morning! I hope you’re all having a nice, relaxing weekend whether you’re traveling or staying close to home.

I spent almost all of yesterday reading a book. It was glorious, but by the end of the day I felt so lazy and antsy — like I needed to go out and run a mile. Of course, I didn’t. I just went to bed, so I guess I’ll have to take care of that this morning.

Earlier this week, I finished reading Finding Georgina. (I recommend anything written by Colleen Faulkner — who also happens to be a blog reader and frequent commenter, which is so fun!) I was looking for something new to read, so I polled Facebook and got tons of suggestions!!!

After reading through them all, I downloaded A Well Behaved Woman, and I could. not. put. it. down.

It’s the story of Alva Vanderbuilt, and I love anything based on a true story, even better if I can learn some history from it. I have to believe there’s a lot of fiction involved to keep the story going, but I have no idea how much is documented and how much was a figment of the author’s imagination. After I finish a book like this, I always want to read up on the person to see what information is out there and how much was accurate.

At any rate, it was a fascinating read, and I would definitely read more from the author. I tend to do that if I like a book — I go see what else I can find by the same author. If you have an author you particularly enjoy, let me know!

So the rest of our week was pretty busy. I had a variety of appointments and things going on. I had my balance testing on Thursday, which wasn’t terribly unpleasant, but I won’t get my results till tomorrow.

When I got home from that, my younger daughter was here alone and bored on her first day of Spring Break. (My older daughter was off with a friend.) I didn’t have the heart to spend the day working, and I was pretty caught up (for once!) so I suggested that we plant some flowers. (I had a few planters I wanted to fill. I’m not tackling the yard just yet!)

I’m usually lazy and buy planters already assembled, but I wanted to come up with something fun to do with Becca, and I had a feeling she might enjoy arranging flowers. You see, she is very creative and craftsy, and I am, well, not. Haha! (My older daughter is just like me.) Becca definitely got that gene from the other side of the family! I often feel guilty that I can’t do more of that kind of thing with her.

But this is something I can do, and I had a feeling she might enjoy it, and she did! As it turns out, she really has a knack for picking plants that are pretty together, and I think we may have found a new hobby to do together.

We filled two urns for the front porch, one ceramic planter for the side entrance, and one hanging planter for the light post out front. Now we want to go back and get some planters and flowers for the back deck.

We moved into this house in July of last year, so I never got around to putting any flowers on the deck, but it will be so much nicer back there with some color. I just need to figure out what sizes and combination of planters I want back there. Sounds like a job for Pinterest!

Friday was more errands, then Caroline made Easter cupcakes and Becca helped me make dinner. David came home from college for the weekend, and some of his friends ended up hanging out, and it was almost like “old times.”

All in all, I’m really glad we decided not to travel and to just hang out here at home.

Today we have church, of course, and then we’re going to visit my in-laws this afternoon, so I better get a move on!

I hope you all have a blessed Easter Sunday, celebrating our risen Savior!