Sunday, April 24, 2011

Happy Easter!

Happy Easter by richila9098
Happy Easter, a photo by richila9098 on Flickr.

This morning, Dar'mate and I attended Sunrise Service. There were 35 Alleluias in the hymns we sang. Alleluias are especially fun after going through Lent and not singing any.

After the Early Service, we had breakfast and then it was time for my favorite part. I helped prepare the flowers for the Flowering of the Cross. Families of the church bring bouquets of flowers that we attach to florist picks. Then, everyone gets a chance to place flowers on the Cross.

I had hoped to help cut flowers this morning, but in the rush to get to Service, we forgot my scissors. I still got to help and we even made a flower grouping that was just my size for the Cross. Dar'mate ended up having to place it for me; I was too small to reach the cross and we were worried some of the childeren would step on me.

The pink egg was in one of the bouquets; we gave it to Miss Mayra's daughter.

Dar'mate and I both wore orange dresses for Easter. It is fun to wear coordinated clothes, sometimes. I am glad that we both look good in the same colors.

We are home now and the prparations for Easter dinner have already started. The big people here are having lamb, but I am afraid to guess what we dolls are having. Last year, we had pasta and salad. The girls all helped cook and it was the only thing we could agree on; six women in the kitchen are five too many.

The boys are cooking this year. They have been very secretive and we fear that we are having hamburgers, pizza or both. Maybe, I should pack all the girls Bento boxes, just in case.

Monday, April 18, 2011

Egg hunting and Easter

Egg hunting by richila9098
Egg hunting, a photo by richila9098 on Flickr.

Yesterday, Dar'mate and I went to a park with doll friends for an Easter Egg Hunt. It was a week early, but next week we will be busy with activities at church.

This is Holy Week and we have choir practice on Wednesday; Maundy Thursday Service on Thursday-the choir is singing; Friday is Stations of the Cross from 12 to 3 and Good Friday Service in the evening.

On Easter Sunday, we go to Sunrise Service, have Easter Breakfast at church and then I will help Dar'mate prepare flowers for the Flowering of the Cross. We have a special cross that we cover with flowers for Easter to represent the Resurrection of Our Lord. It is very beautiful and my favorite part of the Easter celebration. After that, we stay until the choir sings because we are all choir members.members.

I became an honorary member of the choir last year at the choir retreat. I am not very loud, but I really enjoy singing. It is another thing that Dar'mate and i enjoy doing together.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

I was tagged!

Shriara by richila9098
Shriara, a photo by richila9098 on Flickr.

Kiki on Kiki's corner tagged me.
I am to tell 7 things about some one I know well and tag 7 more.
Since Kiki talked about her Tia, I will tell you about Dar'mate.

1. Dar'mate was named by Mstya. He said we were all too old to call her Mama. According to Mstya, it means dear little mother.
2. Before resin bjds, she collected Hittys.
3. Dar'mate was very active in the SCA for about 20 years; she met her husband there and is a Duchess in the kingdom of Ansteorra.
4. She has played all of the Pokemon games and is the proud owner of a DSiXL.
5.Dar'mate loves dolls,especially me, tiny sewing and photography. She never leaves home without a doll, her camera and a tiny sewing kit.
6. She has taught school for over 20 years-and loves it!
7.Dar'mate's locks were once waist length, but she cute them because they were too heavy and gave her headaches. These days she keeps them around shoulder length.