|My mom, my sister Emarfar, and myself with a bad haircut.|
Interestingly, my children do not have school today. Which, of course, means they woke up earlier than they do on a school day.
So, my mother and I were talking about Easter the other night and we decided something. It is strange that we celebrate the birth of Christ on the same day every year and then celebrate his death on a rotating schedule.
Do you know how we decide what day Easter is on? It's very Pagan .... all about the moon and spring and such.
Easter falls on the first Sunday AFTER the first full moon AFTER the vernal equinox.
The reason I know this is because a few years back Easter fell really close to St. Patrick's Day (Mar. 23, 2008). I couldn't remember this ever happening before so I looked it up.
Anyway, everyone is home today and grounded from all screens (for waking up and screaming at each other at 6:55AM).
It's rainy, and cold and just plain blah outside. But at least there's an Easter egg-hunt and potluck later tonight at our church. That'll help.