My Easter present

I am giving myself the Easter gift of four days free of blogging.

I’m signing off this morning and I wish you all a wonderful time with your loved ones.

I plan on having a very relaxed few days. However, I am slightly panicked as I type these words because I haven’t bought the kids any eggs yet.

I asked a few weeks ago what sort of eggs the eldest would like and Boost ones were requested.

Boost Easter eggs don’t appear to have been released this year in Australia. Dammit.

I fancied buying the eldest a Golden Gaytime one so I could try some.

But I left my run too late and they’ve sold out at my local Woolies.

As for the youngest, she doesn’t eat sugar, so it will be a mad scramble to find eggs without them that meet with her approval.

Woolies did stock her favourite Pana ones, but my local supermarket has sold out. Eeeek.

My children do know how to challenge me.

Easter used to be the time when my ex and I would play happy families post-divorce, by taking the kids to the Sydney Royal Easter Show together.

We kicked off the tradition a little over two months after he left and it was pretty painful that first time. I was on my best behaviour, desperately hoping he’d realise he’d made a mistake and decide I was worth keeping after all.

That didn’t happen. Instead, the universe revealed it had a different path in mind for me. It’s one I am very glad to have taken.

The visits to the Easter Show ended with COVID-19, but my ex and I have stayed in a good place with each other. We stood on the sidelines last weekend and chatted as the youngest played her first AFL game for the season.

I can’t believe it’s been almost 10 years since we separated. It feels like a lifetime ago and yesterday, both at the same time.

There was the briefest moment as he was walking towards me at the football oval that I didn’t even recognise him.

Life moves in mysterious ways.

I am keen to see where it takes me next.

I hope Easter takes you somewhere lovely, be it a barbecue with friends or a family getaway.

PS The main pic is my beautiful bunny Frodo, who we gave away when we moved out of the family home and into rental accommodation. He was such a handsome fellow.

Song of the day: U2 “Mysterious ways”

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