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#1 mead107

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Posted 15 April 2017 - 07:51 AM

Are you away? No

Are you doing the cooking? Yes with wife

Are you doing ham? Yes.

Are you having a lot of people for dinner? Yes. 16

#2 BUFFALOKIE

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Posted 15 April 2017 - 09:04 AM

My tradition is planting my veggie garden on Easter weekend. I'm headed out to the nursery shortly. I'll probably take some flowers to mom's house and plant them for her. Hopefully she and step dad will cook a nice meal.

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Posted 15 April 2017 - 09:18 AM

my local beer store is open.  I plan on heading over there to drink some beer



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Posted 15 April 2017 - 10:03 AM

when is easter?  honestly i have no clue, i have no idea and only asked rhetorically.  i am indifferent and easter does not mean anything to me.  i'm a !@#$ing heathen, clearly.

 

whatever day it is i'll probably drink a beer or two.  and do farm work.  and do whatever i want like every other day.


Edited by Boyst62, 15 April 2017 - 10:04 AM.


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Posted 15 April 2017 - 10:14 AM

Going out to lunch with sister and brother in law. Then back home to sleep it off.  :beer: 



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Posted 15 April 2017 - 10:31 AM

when is easter?  honestly i have no clue, i have no idea and only asked rhetorically.  i am indifferent and easter does not mean anything to me.  i'm a !@#$ing heathen, clearly.
 
whatever day it is i'll probably drink a beer or two.  and do farm work.  and do whatever i want like every other day.

I feel ya Boyst. Im not religious at all but I choose to look at Easter symbolically as a time for rebirth, that's why I do my planting on this weekend. As a farmer, you must appreciate the cycle of death and rebirth...sowing the seed, and looking toward the harvest?

Anyway, that's what I get out of Easter.

Edited by BUFFALOKIE, 15 April 2017 - 10:32 AM.


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Posted 15 April 2017 - 11:01 AM

I feel ya Boyst. Im not religious at all but I choose to look at Easter symbolically as a time for rebirth, that's why I do my planting on this weekend. As a farmer, you must appreciate the cycle of death and rebirth...sowing the seed, and looking toward the harvest?

Anyway, that's what I get out of Easter.

if I'm just now planting stuff than I'm far behind.

Only a few trees bushes and such go in now as they're usually only available now. The best time to plant is late winter. This is more or less mid spring.
Calves only have another week or so before its too late.

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Posted 15 April 2017 - 01:17 PM

Going to my Sis/Law's house in Oakland....preparing for a miserable time. Small house in the Oakland hills, small enough where we can only utilize one room (combo living room / dining room). No yard, due to a steep slope...it'll be raining (apparently the CA faucet is stuck in the "on" position and won't turn off), so we'll be stuck inside anyway. She's invited 20 people (many not family to make it more awkward) to cram into their place. She'll also be picking up a meal from Boston Market. A's and Warriors will be playing a few miles away...tempted to sneak out, then again it'll be raining. Good thing she won't see this...  :D I'm looking forward to Easter this year...sigh. Last year we visited family in Buffalo. 



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Posted 15 April 2017 - 02:00 PM

Granddaughters arrive around 3:20. Have about 28 people (all relatives) for pizza and drinks from 3 - 7 .
Then Easter tomorrow around 1:30.

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Posted 15 April 2017 - 02:06 PM

Staying home

Yes I'm doing the cooking

Roast leg of lamb with olives, garlic and rosemary served with gratin potatoes and hericot vert (damn it's good to be the Chef)

No, just the two of us. 


Going to my Sis/Law's house in Oakland....preparing for a miserable time. Small house in the Oakland hills, small enough where we can only utilize one room (combo living room / dining room). No yard, due to a steep slope...it'll be raining (apparently the CA faucet is stuck in the "on" position and won't turn off), so we'll be stuck inside anyway. She's invited 20 people (many not family to make it more awkward) to cram into their place. She'll also be picking up a meal from Boston Market. A's and Warriors will be playing a few miles away...tempted to sneak out, then again it'll be raining. Good thing she won't see this...  :D I'm looking forward to Easter this year...sigh. Last year we visited family in Buffalo. 

 

We're in the Oakland Hills too.  Our place is a decent size with a nice yard and deck with a great view of The Bay, SF and the bridges.  Great place.  Unfortunately they built it in Oakland.   :censored:



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Posted 15 April 2017 - 02:52 PM

Got family in town. Was telling my wife that we ought to just all go out for Easter brunch and she was horrified. She told me people don't eat out on Easter. So, I guess we are cooking.

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Posted 15 April 2017 - 03:12 PM

My wife's favorite holiday. Grew up with many dozens of relatives all gathering for endless food, ridiculous desserts, egg hunts and other games. Pure CHAOS!

Now, the kids and grandson and the rest of her family are all several hours away. I may try to get her out for an early (and rare) 9 holes of golf after church, then watch The Heritage from Hilton Head on TV. I lived on the 10th green when I met my wife, and 28 years ago today my wife was in her 40 hours of labor while I watched golf on TV in her room with her doctor (waiting for the eventual C-section) and the birth of my first son. She will NEVER forget that! I'll watch the Masters and then the Heritage every year. That course is like home to me. (Even as only an occasional golfer.)

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Posted 15 April 2017 - 05:21 PM

Church, brunch, NBA playoffs

Edited by YoloinOhio, 15 April 2017 - 05:22 PM.


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Posted 15 April 2017 - 06:09 PM

Yard work. Get the furniture out onto the deck. Clean out the garage. My wife and kids are in Myrtle Beach for the week. I'll probably grill myself a nice ribeye for dinner. Peace and quiet...

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Posted 15 April 2017 - 06:40 PM

I'll be working. I really hope it doesn't interfere with my family tradition of all piling in the car and driving through impoverished neighborhoods. It can be a real bummer but it gives you some perspective.

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Posted 15 April 2017 - 07:55 PM

Had one Easter egg hunt at my mom's place today with the kids and their cousins. Going back again tomorrow to do the same thing minus the cousins. I worked my ass of today sharpening mower blades, changing oil, mowing, weeding etc...not necessarily a tradition but it needs done so I did it. The grind never ends.

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Posted 15 April 2017 - 08:27 PM

As I watch The Ten Commandments, it occurs to me how far film making has come since 1956.

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Posted 15 April 2017 - 08:28 PM

Having close family over and a farmer friend. Wife is baking a ham and turkey with all the fixings,Lots of deserts.  I help out with whatever she wants . My youngest son has to work. Just got done putting candy and money in plastic eggs for my grandson to find outside. 3yrs old. Might be my last year doing this for a little bit ,lost my job after 35 yrs,probably be working holidays when  I find a new job. 



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Posted 15 April 2017 - 08:32 PM

Having close family over and a farmer friend. Wife is baking a ham and turkey with all the fixings,Lots of deserts.  I help out with whatever she wants . My youngest son has to work. Just got done putting candy and money in plastic eggs for my grandson to find outside. 3yrs old. Might be my last year doing this for a little bit ,lost my job after 35 yrs,probably be working holidays when  I find a new job.


So very sorry to hear that, just enjoy the family tomorrow, it is the most important thing in our lives. Things have a way of working out as they were meant to. There is a plan, but not knowing it sucks. But it does work out.

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Posted 15 April 2017 - 08:40 PM

So very sorry to hear that, just enjoy the family tomorrow, it is the most important thing in our lives. Things have a way of working out as they were meant to. There is a plan, but not knowing it sucks. But it does work out.

Never been laid off or with out a job in my life. Thank god my wife of 37 yrs has a good pension, but one income is not going to cut it.  My age does not help either ,finding a job. Walmart greeter ? Ha.