Saturday, April 11, 2009

Easter Weekend Prep Begins

(Here is me and Kiersten after a haircut in T.O. on Friday before my Virgin Radio session)

It's Easter and I feel a little strange. Like any momma duck I like to have all my little ducklings in a row during the holidays, and this year my daughter, Rachel, is not here to celebrate with us. She is working hard on her studies in Portland. I miss her.
I remember how she always liked to do the Easter Egg Hunt. Once when she was doing her undergrad at Western she told me she wouldn't be able to make it home for Easter because she had too much studying to do. All the nieces,
nephews, aunts, uncles, and sisters were running around the big lawn searching for eggs and the next thing you know I saw her walking towards me in her pink coat. I was so happy to see her - I couldn't believe she had come home. This time I know she won't be surprising us - but will be with us in spirit and I will Skype her on Sunday when we are all gathered at the dinner table.

Kiersten and Kelsey are at their dad's house for the first part of the weekend, but will be joining us on Sunday with Chelsea to help with the dinner... both preppind and eating! My mom came up yesterday and my sister and her family will be joining us today.

I am looking forward to have the family ALL together on Sunday.

Today I have loads of prep to do... shopping, cooking, cleaning, etc. I made my menu yesterday while sipping my coffee and watching CNN. My usual morning routine before a workout. Speaking of which, I managed through a workout of my calves (my fave body part... NOT!), abs, and chest. My glutes still need a little more time to heal. It felt great to sweat it out in the gym.

Last night I watched Rachel Getting Married with my mom and Bob. Wow! Total tear jerker! I am still sniffling and feeling sad. Things happen in families, don't they? I thought Ann Hathaway was brilliant. No wonder the called her up for an Oscar nomination for that role.

Okay, now the work begins.



Anonymous said...

Hope you and your family have a Happy Easter!

Anonymous said...

Happy Easter from Norway!

VeggieGirl said...

Best of luck and Happy Easter!!

Veldman Photo said...

Happy Easter Tosca!

My mother-in-law let me make the menu this year... clean and all! I am so excited for them to try all the dishes I planned. Have a great family time!

Ann said...

Have a wonderful Easter Tosca!


heidi mohs said...

Happy Easter, Tosca! I have to make dessert, so i will be hitting all my eat clean books and clean eating mags to find a great one! I'm looking forward to watching rachel getting married! thanks for the review!

Anonymous said...

Hi Tosca,
Nice pic with your daughter, she seems to resemble you the most-just beautiful! Have an enjoyable Easter!

Anonymous said...

loved the movie also!!!

protein_shake said...

Sounds like fun! Enjoy your Easter!

Laura1973 said...

Happy Easter to you and your family, Tosca!

Anonymous said...

Hi Tosca!
Hope you had a fabulous Easter. Just wondering what your Easter Diner menu looked like. Do you mind sharing it with us?

Anonymous said...

Hi Tosca,

We had a great Easter dinner with the whole family at my sister's yesterday. It was great!! Hope you had a great Easter dinner as well.
I also would love to know what your dinner menu was like.


protein_shake said...

Yes! I'm also curious to see what you made!! Have you ever brined a turkey?? It comes out soooo juicy!!!

Anonymous said...

Happy EAster!