Sunday, April 4, 2010

An Unconventional Easter

Happy Easter to all those who are celebrating.  I guess technically speaking, Patrick and I are not celebrating.  We don't go to church and we aren't spending time with family.  Both our roommates are gone for the day so we're just hanging out, enjoying each others' company and gorging out on the shoebox full of candy his mother sent us. 

One of my favorite things to do on holidays is go for a run.  And thank goodness I like to do that because we all know that holidays equal eating.  I got a 3 miler in this morning.  The weather continues to be beautiful which means more walkers and bikers and runners are coming out of their winter hibernation.  I love this time of year because I hate being the only runner out there.  When I see other people out getting some exercise it motivates me to keep going.  And on this run, I only took one walking break that lasted a minute.  Next run, no walking at all.

Some of our friends are supposed to come eat dinner with us.  I was planning on making chicken Parmesan and a spinach salad.  I think that right there is one of the most unconventional Easter meals ever.  The sad part is that I needed a few things for the salad so I decided to go to the grocery store.  Besides, we needed food for the week.  Well, Hannaford was closed.  Fine.  So I drove 20 minutes to the super Target, which was also closed.  Even Walmart was closed and I'm convinced those people don't have a soul.  So no groceries for us.  I know Maine is a predominately Christian state, but I didn't realize it was this intense.  I mean, I think there's more stuff open on Christmas.  I guess I'm just a spoiled brat who's used to a hometown that doesn't close down for religious holidays. 

Well, we're not letting that get us down.  The chicken Parmesan will still be yummy albeit a little less healthy without the salad.  Hope you're all enjoying the rest of your weekend!


  1. we're unconventional too. we wanted to go to costco and they were closed...i honestly couldnt believe it. then i went to the gym and the key wouldnt work. i guess the scanner decided to take easter off too. dang-it.

  2. That sounds like a great Easter celebration to me! My grocery store was open yesterday but a lot more than I thought was closed- it must be weird to not celebrate Easter and all and to just be like hmm what can I do today?