I've missed a few weeks of Tablescape Thursday. Most of you know I'm in Florida for a while with my parents because my mom has been very ill. By next week I hope to pull out some of her dishes and set her gorgeous dining room table. But, this week I'm still just finding brief moments to blog and I wanted to share with you our Easter Dinner table setting. Please join our hostess Susan @ Between Naps on the Porch to see all of the beautiful tables this week.
There you have it! Of course as a blogger, I did have my camera ready! Easter Dinner this year for me was with my parents on the patio at the rehab center. We had a delicious carry out meal from Outback Steakhouse. My dad had ribs, mom and I had small steaks, grilled veggies and baked sweet potatoes. It was a sunny, warm day and the first time I had Easter alone with my parents since 1960 (before my sister was born). My husband and my son were in Illinois going to church and then grilling steaks, my Disney daughter had to work a 15 hour shift...so she pretty much missed the entire holiday.
Some of you may remember my Christmas Eve tablescape. It was in a hotel room in Orlando. So how is it that a family that always had traditional holiday meals has become a family who has holidays that are simply odd. I really can't answer the question, other than life happens and you can either sit in a corner and whine about how things used to be, or you can laugh at the strange things you are doing and enjoy the moments.
This Easter was probably my best. I missed my kids, grandkids and my husband. I hated that rehab center and luckily my mom was only there 5 days. It is more difficult to manage her care at home, but she is working very hard and the joy of being in her own surroundings makes it worth it. My mom almost wasn't with us for Easter, so if I was eating out of styrofoam and wearing capris and a t-shirt, if there was no ham or fancy dessert, who really cares. We decided that we liked what we were eating better than some of the traditional foods that we'd had for years. My mom's favorite phrase has always been "go with the flow" which isn't something that I do all that well. I'm really getting a life lesson in what matters and what doesn't.
I'm still working on getting around to visiting all the blogs I follow. I started at the bottom of my list and I'm working my way up. Once I've done that...I'll be ready to just read the daily posts and get back to normal blogging. Normal will feel good.