Post # 1
Due to excessive personal backlog I have decided to opt out of Easter this year.
Okay, so there’s more reasons other than I have crap to do – but the laundry won’t wash itself and I am BEYOND behind in my classes, which end in TWO WEEKS. (If I get any less than a B not only will my GPA suffer, but then I’ll be owing a nice check to my job for the tuition reimbursement I’m using – money I don’t have after buying a new couch and rug from my cats peeing on it all two weekends ago while we were camping.)
To top it all off, I am out of energy from what seems like the longest 6 weeks of my life, I’m not speaking to my “father”, and I am not wasting an entire day in NOVA/DC traffic to eat colored eggs that I can make at home.
I’m not really religious anyways – I got a fish for my office on Wednesday. His name? Lucifer…
Not sure where this is really going, but I guess I’ll spin this into a question:
What are your plans for Easter?
Post # 3
guess what? I’m doing the same… for the exact same reasons. The wedding is in 3 weeks, and there’s 2 weeks left of grad school. Time to buckle down!
Post # 4
I’m going home for the weekend so I don’t start a major family meltdown.
Even though I have no less than seven presidential innaugural speeches to read and 50 pages of tedious book reading.
Trust me, I totally feel your pain! If my family wouldn’t implode, I’d be opting out as well. Tell Lucifer I say hi!
Post # 5
Me Too! I just don’t have time to make or go to a dinner with all the wedding stuff I need to catch up on. I actually have two days off in a row and as far as I am concerned, the guys can go eat at IHOP and just stay out of my way or they will get put to work. These invites have to be out Monday and my DOC binder has to get ready, UGH, way too much to do.
Post # 6
My parents are going to see my sister because she’s getting confirmed this weekend (we started out Baptist, she’s converting to Catholicism), so my family isn’t doing much. Oddly enough, though, FI’s little brother is getting baptized in the church that Fiance and I have been going to occasionally. I had no idea whatsoever that he went there! So…yeah. Other than watching little Future Brother-In-Law get baptized, I’m not really doing anything Easter-y either.
Post # 7
Ugh – glad I’m not the only one. I figured it wouldn’t really be a big deal, but it’s nice to see I’m not the only one.
I have no less than 6 Accounting chapters to read, learn, do homework on, and a take home quiz. I also have a book that I need to read for work that I haven’t even opened with a “strengths” quiz at the end – and I can’t keep blowing this off if I want my promotion in June 😉 I have at least 3+ weeks of laundry (for two) to do, and a house that needs a scrub down BADLY! Can we say spring cleaning? And with my work duties quadrupling (sp?) in the last month, my brain is on overdrive and I’m always tired because it won’t shut down.
@Miss Fish – I will definitely tell Louie “hi”!
Post # 8
LOUIE! Hahahaha I love it.
Post # 9
@Miss Fish – yes… my very religious Office Manager is less than thrilled, but who cares… my office, my fish, my choice.
Post # 10
Ugh I wish we could opt out of Easter! We are not religious at all (DHs family is Jewish but he doesnt practice) but my MILs sister has an easter party every year (she was raised catholic and converted to Judaism) that is about an hour and a half away from here. Well his parents are up from Atlanta visiting my SILs new baby so we are going to go to the stupid Easter party with them. We went last year and it was incredibly boring and such a far drive to be bored to tears. Not only that but there is never any good food there and now that Im not eating meat I will have to eat beforehand since the only options are premade deli sandwiches and cake.
Post # 11
Wish I could but I still live with my parents. We’re going to Easter brunch and SO gets to spend the day with me too. Then we’re going to my grandparents afterwards and watch the kiddies hunt eggs.
Next weekend we’re having Easter with his family up in PA so I’ll be having two Easters.
Post # 12
I’m not doing anything for easter and I’m getting a total guilt-bomb because of it. My mom wants us to come up (2 hrs) to their place for the weekend as there are family dinners both Saturday and Sunday (plus church Sunday)…. but we’re going up in 2 weeks for mothers day and spending 2 of 3 consecutive weekends up there is just too much IMO. My mom is upset though because we don’t have a reason to not come… we’re not working, we’re not particularly busy, and we’re not doing anything down here… we just don’t want to go. lol
Post # 13
Brunch with my family and FI’s dad and stepmom. Then dinner with FI’s crazy mom.. yay!
Post # 14
A possible brunch with FI’s family, depending how his grandfather is feeling and then a crazy supper at my family’s house.
Post # 15
We are opting out of Easter–glad to see we’re not the only ones! We’re going to a wedding tomorrow night and our wedding is in 2 weeks, and we’re not church-going folk either…plus my mom is an ER nurse so she’s going to be working and doesn’t care if we miss out too.
So my Easter plans are: make the guest book, clean the house, do laundry, work out, and run around taking care of all the little wedding details we haven’t ironed out yet (we’re going to Cancun for 10 days and I don’t own a bikini or shorts that fit me).
Post # 16
I’m going to service on Sunday, and then crawling back in my grinch hole for a day or two.