I'll be honest, I think Easter is a pretty lame holiday for anyone who is out of school. I mean, I appreciate its religious significance, but you don't even get a day off work for it. you just have to use up half of your precious weekend. that is not cool.
that being said, today was pretty good. I got up at 9:00, which is really early for me on a Sunday, because my mum was supposed to call me about going to church. she, however, did not end up going to church, so I spent the morning playing animal crossing. Chris eventually woke up around 11:00 and made us toast for breakfast. then we went to his dad's house to visit for a while. his grandparents were there as well, and they gave us come delicious cheesecake and coconut/sweet cream eggs. yum!
after that we dropped those treats off at our apartment and went over to my parents' house. they gave us a popcorn tin for Easter, which is something I have always wanted. I am very pleased. we then went to the Inn at Reading for the Easter buffet. I was really happy with the selection of food there - they even had chicken fingers! there was ciabatta bread in with the various dinner rolls, which also made me very happy. and the home-made version of kandy kakes, which I think are better than the store bought kind. my mum's are better than the ones at the buffet, but they were still really good. in short, everything was really good.
I used to think, when I was younger, that people who went out for dinner on holidays rather than having a family gathering were pretty lame. now, I have to say, I am quickly coming around to the idea. I dunno that I would want to do it for Christmas day or Thanksgiving, but other than that? bring it on.
also, this whole business of having to go to two families for a holiday is pretty exhausting. Chris and I pretty much did our own things for Christmas, so it wasn't really an issue then. but today? I am so exhausted. this probably has to do with being up so early, but still. I am also very full, I hate to think what it would be like if we had been expected to eat at both places. and that was just his dad's side of the family. what if his mom had wanted our attention as well? I always said that I would just not have anything to do with my significant other's family when I was younger, that I would only do things with my family. I see now that this is not fair or reasonable. still, it has its appeal. I suppose this is just one of those things that we will have to learn to work around, but it is very difficult nonetheless. it is sad to me to have to do other things when I would rather just be with my family the whole time, but I guess that is just too bad. it's not that I don't like his family - I really, really do. it's just... they're not my family, you know? I imagine this is one of those things that will get easier as time goes on, but for now it simply leaves me feeling weird, just like Christmas did. not quite like the holidays I remember, that's all. another one of those instances of things changing and life moving on. it's just strange to think about how all these different stages have happened to me, yet I am still the same person. well, to some extent. ignore me, I think about things too much.
all in all, it has been a pretty good day.