Ah, Spring is in the air... and I need to start taking Claritin again for a few weeks. Aside from the that, the warmer, sunnier weather is doing much to raise my spirits. After the emotional rollercoaster I was on last week, I find myself feeling more centered and at peace.
The Easter holiday was a good one. Mrs. Geek and I had some of her family over for brunch. I made a non-vegetarian smorgasboard: sherried french toast, bacon, sausage, a 5-egg prosciutto and cheese omelette, and hash browns, all from scratch. To drink, we had mimosas made with this rose brut that was lurking in the back of my wine collection for several years. It all went off pretty much without a hitch, I must say, with the exception that the eldest child we were expecting was home with strep throat. We eventually ended the day with a 9pm candlelit Mass accompanied by lovely, spare Taize music.
I opted to take Monday off to relax a little bit and engage in a little retail therapy. Though Mrs. Geek was largely disappointed that it did not involve buying her something sparkly in a little blue box with a white bow, I got a CDs by Tift Merritt (Tambourine), Monster Magnet (the Spine of God re-issue), and Clifford Brown (Clifford Brown with Strings) -- now there's diversity for you. I also got three DVDs: To Catch A Thief, The Wind and The Lion, and The Agony and The Ecstasy. It proved to be a good outing, though I was sorely tempted to get the 25th anniversary re-release of The Sting on DVD.
on 2006-04-19 at 1:42 p.m.
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