Big doings in our family today. Flynn flew home to Colorado from Russia after his visit with Mercy, and Mercy herself was on a plane by this evening, headed back here to Texas. I got up very early to take Bri to the airport. A little later in the morning, Walter, Jasper, and I drove up to Winnsboro to pick up Jasper’s new forge. We had a nice visit with our blacksmith friend and got a couple bags of coal too. Jasper still needs a few items to have a fully functional blacksmithing setup, but he’s well on his way.
When we got home, I had to rush and make the dough for the hot cross buns because I had decreed that our traditional Good Friday tea would take place at 4:00. Then I boiled 40 eggs so they’d be ready to dye, and Lucy set up the egg dyeing station and supervised the dyeing process (we all did some). Aren’t they pretty?
Then it was time to get the buns in the oven and make the tea. I had been waiting to drink from my fancy new Russian cup so I could inaugurate it on Good Friday. There were only five of us here, but that’s no reason to ignore a longstanding tradition. I heard the buns were very tasty:
Obviously, I could not have hot cross buns or any other Easter goodie, but I had one of my low-carb bagels and even put crosses on it:
Meanwhile, Spencer took several loads of his possessions over to his new apartment. Tomorrow morning he and Walter will move some of his furniture up there too. He signed the lease on Tuesday and is already paying rent, so he really needs to move in!
Daniel was unable to join us for tea, because he was getting new tires on his car—a necessary precursor to driving to Dallas tomorrow to fetch Mercy. He did, however, make it here to enjoy our supper of ham-and-swiss-cheese sourdough crêpes.
Afterward, the family scattered. Lucy went to a movie, Spencer took another load to his apartment, Walter left to do some burnishing, and Jasper went on a bike ride with his friends. I was left with the house to myself! So I painstakingly restrung a necklace that I was not perfectly happy with. I’m still not sure if I like the new version better.
Beautiful azaleas blooming outside our bedroom window.