I have some feedback for you all.
First. Since writing this post I've had several people ask me for a report on how my early rising is going. I'm happy to say it's going quite well. Amazingly enough, my night owl body is changing. I'm tired at 10:30 p.m. and ready for bed. (I'm watching much less TV as a result!) It's still hard almost every day to get up, but for the first time in my life I'm really owning it. Every day is different. Some days it's 6:45 some day's it nearly 8:00. But I don't beat myself up about those days, because usually they're a result of a boy up in the middle of the night or some such nonsense, and I'll never win this battle if I'm too hard on myself. The biggest deal is that I have real time to read and ponder every morning. Having attended a wonderful, traditional Jewish Passover dinner the other night, I spend the next morning studying the Passover and was just thrilled with what I learned in the still of the morning. I've yet to fit my exercise in early, but still have high hopes. Some of you mentioned jumping on my bandwagon. How are you doing at it?
Danielle, as she is the inspiration for at least 50% of my creative endeavors.)
Third. After posting this, I decided my Easter tree looked a little Tim Burton-ish (Nightmare Before Easter??!!), so I spray-painted my branches white and now I might never take my tree down, I love it so much.
Also. After Brooke wrote last week, many of you asked for her banana cookies recipe. She gave it in the comments section, but in case some of you didn't see it, the recipe is here.
And finally. After writing about egg cups, I received an email from a friend asking where to find egg cups. Here in Oregon, we always find cute ones at Fred Meyer (in some areas this is Smith's Marketplace or Kroger). TJ Maxx is a possibility, too. They can be hard to find, though. So, if you're dying for some (you all should be!), here are my favorite Amazon finds:
Happy Easter everyone!