First off, thanks to all the men who came out of hiding and commenting on Friday’s post. It resulted in truly one of the most entertaining comment sections this blog has ever seen.
Now … back to the way we were, when men just lurked. Onto today’s post!
Easter is a religious holiday. I understand that as much as any other non-baptized, unchristened, (even though my mother was going to be a nun,) heathen can. And I applaud all the people who celebrate it with religion in mind.
Everyone else who celebrates it as a reason to eat ham can suck it. Ham is gross. Reason number 1 I don’t like Easter.
The weather cannot be counted on in these parts. Easter day might be warm and dry, or wet and cool or sleety and miserable or all of the aforementioned. It’s impossible to pick out a correct outfit for Easter dinner more than 43 seconds in advance. Reason number 2 I don’t like Easter.
The great ham fart of 2001. I’d rather not go into further detail about this one, but suffice it to say it’s my reason number 3 for not liking Easter.
I do however, like dragging out the growing collection of nature inspired Easter decorations I’m building up. All things that evoke a sense of “spring is in the air”, new life is coming forth. An appreciation of nature at its finest. As a (reputed) carpenter/builder I rather think Jesus would appreciate the design aesthetic of it all. Bird’s nests and burlap are way more Jesus than pink cellophane straw and pastel bunnies in hats. And I do not think he would like ham. I’m fairly certain on that as a matter of fact. Smart guy.
Nature just brings spring and happiness and new beginnings to mind. My sister (pink tool belt) and I had a conversation the other day actually. I was telling her how at least once a day I smash my face into the pot of hyacinths I have on my kitchen counter and breath in as deeply as I can. I love the smell of hyacinths. She on the other hand said she likes the smell of them but not because she enjoys the actual scent of the hyacinth but because the smell makes her feel like spring is coming. The same could be said of worms and wet dog poop but those aren’t things I have on my counter. On a regular basis.
I’ve rounded up my favourite Easter DIYS for you. These are them. (I can be quite eloquent when I want to can’t I?)
Yeah, technically they fall into that tacky Easter category but Peeps always get a pass.
Spring under glass Nothing says spring quite like a bird’s nest.
Don’t feel like making anything? Don’t worry about it. Just go and buy some potted bulbs. Smash your face right in them, inhale deeply and say hello to spring.
Just to reiterate … there are a few things that smell like spring. Choose carefully when deciding which spring scent to feature on your kitchen counter.
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