Easter Weekend Wrap-Up

Are you enjoying your long weekend?

I’ve been looking forward to this little break since Christmas. I know I had a couple of days off for Niece Posy’s christening, but the trip to Melbourne really wasn’t very relaxing – I came home more tired than when I left. There has been a lot of relaxing happening this weekend in the Posy House, however.

We started our weekend with coffee at our favourite cafe, and the only open on Good Friday. When I worked at this cafe nearly four years ago, I absolutely hated working Good Friday – as one of the few cafes open it was always incredibly busy, we weren’t paid penalty rates, and I wanted to be home with my family… but now… now how the tables have turned!

Mr Posy has been looking forward to Thor for quite a while, and I thought it was fair to indulge him, especially as he always comes along to watch my chick-flicks. As somebody who isn’t a huge fan of comics, I enjoyed the movie. I’d say that I actually preferred Iron Man over Thor, but Mr Posy would be very disappointed in me…

I had a hankering for prawns late on Saturday, and as not much was open, it was down to the Wharf for dinner for us. The weather was a little warmer than earlier in the week, which was a shame, but the prawns were good!

Can you see the rainbow? I didn’t realise I’d captured it until I was home after my swim… I’ve been trying to get as many laps in as I can before the weather cools down and it gets too cold to swim. I’m such a PosyTownite (to my disgust) – I avoid the water for a good three or so months of the year!

Mr Posy’s Ma dropped by on Sunday with a carton of eggs. She’s been stopping by a lot lately, with milk, bread, apples, etc… So when she turned up with eggs I was a little egg-asperated (sorry, I couldn’t help myself!), as we have more than we can possibly get through in our fridge as is. When I realised they were warm, I open up the carton to find that they were boiled eggs… and they were red! I wasn’t entirely sure what I was supposed to do with them, but I did vaguely remember Mr Posy telling me about egg-cracking competitions with his father. When Mr Posy returned home, he confirmed that it was for a game – where we were to take turns cracking each others eggs…

I WON! Mr Posy went through 10 eggs, I went through 2 eggs, and was the “last man standing” (I’m not sure if it was my egg or my technique, but I was on a roll). Apparently I’m assured good luck for the rest of the year – I’ll take that!

Surprisingly, none of these were consumed… I gave up chocolate for Lent, and had this crazy idea where I thought I’d see if I can keep it up a little longer. I can’t tell you how tempting chocolate is, with it staring me in the face every time I open the fridge or freezer door, but… I feel good about this.

There was some gelato consumed however – down by the Waterfront. I was really surprised at just how many people were laying around in the hot sun. I know I tried the tanning-thing when I was in my teens (I never tanned, always went went lobster-red then peeled), but now that I’m in my 20s and old enough to know better? It makes me cringe. Haven’t I become quite the Tanning Prude..

I caught Mr Posy’s man-flu lurgy, and spent a good deal of the weekend on the couch watching trash cable (Park St, 16 and Pregnant, Teen Mom, Sex and the City, Wife Swap – you get the idea)… Yesterday it was at its worst, so I’m hoping that was the peak of it, and that now I’m on my way to recovery. It hasn’t been pleasant, let me tell you – muscle aches, sore ears, sore throat (my tonsils are huge!), my eyes are burning, it’s hard to breathe etc… However I’m not sure that it’s bad enough for three days off work like a certain Mr Posy somebody… Ahem.

Unfortunately thanks to the aforementioned lurgy, I missed the ANZAC Day Dawn Service and ANZAC Parade this year. I’ve been at my worst first thing in the morning, so I wasn’t able to drag myself out of bed early enough. I was glad that my brother wasn’t marching this year – I would have felt extremely guilty had he been! I did take time to reflect, however. Lest We Forget.

  • Brooke
    April 25, 2011

    Yay, new blog post! I love reading your posts.

    I hope you feel better! I woke up Easter morning pretty ill too, but dragged myself to Church and felt better as the day went on (despite all the food and chocolate). I’m not sure what made me feel so ill though. I too was supposed to go to the Dawn Service at the Shrine but didn’t make it πŸ™

    I don’t know how you gave up chocolate for Lent. I gave up meat which was pretty easy as I don’t really like it, but chocolate!! No chance I could give that up.

    I hope you had a great Easter! x

    • miss posy
      April 27, 2011

      Thanks, lovely πŸ™‚

      Surprisingly, now that Lent is over and I’m “allowed” chocolate again, but have just decided to not eat it, it’s much easier! The not being allowed to eat it was the worst part, I think – whereas now I’m doing it of my own volition. Our minds are funny things, aren’t they…

      I hope you’re feeling better now!

  • Shelley
    April 26, 2011

    Well hi there Miss Posy!
    Have just come straight over to visit after reading your comment. Well done on giving up chocolate for Lent! While others may think it’s crazy, every day without chocolate (almost five months now) I am happier as I don’t have any of that guilt or emotion attached to eating it. I’m hoping by the time the year is up I’ll have realised that I can enjoy chocolate as a treat, but this has definitely been a worthwhile exercise for me.
    And Park St! Yes! I taped the marathon yesterday on Arena as I’d missed every episode and am halfway through the season now. Love a bit of trash TV on the holidays. xx

    • miss posy
      April 27, 2011

      Yes! That’s exactly it – the guilt and emotion that goes with eating chocolate… I really was eating far too much of it, and not enough good food (I was factoring the calories into my daily intake… and then some). I’m really starting to feel better for it now – my mind feels so much clearer. It’s so hard to describe – but I know you know how I feel.

      How are you finding Park St? I’m still sitting on the fence as to whether I actually liked it. It was interesting enough, but I don’t know that I’d watch another season (if they were to make one).

  • Kiki Chaos
    April 26, 2011

    It sounds like you had a wonderful weekend, minus the lurgy. I am a tanning prude too, and likely to lecture my stubborn friends. I agree we need some sunlight for our health, but tanning… noooo! Hope you feel better soon πŸ™‚

    • miss posy
      April 27, 2011

      A little Vitamin D is very important, I agree! But tanning…. Tsk, tsk. I guess it just amazes me that after everything we know now, that people still tan. I love the beach (not that there is much of a beach in PosyTown), but when I do get to one, I lather up the sunscreen and don’t stay out in the sun too long. Anyway, I’m rambling πŸ˜‰

      I had a wonderful weekend, even with the lurgy – just what I needed!

  • Sydney Shop Girl
    April 27, 2011

    Hello Posy

    Your Easter sounded fabulous!

    One of the good things about the long weekend was how quiet to lap pool was where I live. I’m one of those people that actually likes swimming indoors. Even in summer. Go figure.

    SSG xxx

    Sydney Shop Girl blog

    • miss posy
      April 27, 2011

      I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE indoor swimming pools, but we don’t have one where I live unfortunately (at least not one that I can access)! The pool was so lovely and quiet – it was blissful.

  • Maxabella
    April 29, 2011

    Except for the getting sick part (I hope you are feeling better by now, poor you!) that sounded like such a fab long weekend. I love all your photos. x

    • miss posy
      May 1, 2011

      It was a lovely long weekend – and I’m feeling much better now, thank you!

  • Maxabella
    April 29, 2011

    PS – i can’t find a way to follow your blog… but I’ll check back in when I can! x

    • miss posy
      May 1, 2011

      You reminded me that I needed to re-add the “Subscribe by email” to my sidebar – it fell off when I was playing around a couple of weeks ago and I forgot to fix it!

  • Mez
    May 1, 2011

    I won the Egg Cracking Comp this year! 1 egg against 4 eggs – hurrah!!

    • miss posy
      May 1, 2011

      Huzzah! Yay for kicking butt (and good luck for us for the rest of the year)!

  • Lyvvie
    May 10, 2011

    I love your pool side photo! That is an inviting swim. Can you explain the rules of your egg game? I sense something to be done on rainy Melbourne winter days with the kids.

    • miss posy
      May 11, 2011

      It was a lovely swim!

      The game is a Greek Easter tradition – two people each hold a boiled coloured egg (my MIL brought over red dyed eggs), and the tap each other’s egg. We went through 12 eggs – the person who comes away with the uncracked egg (or least uncracked eggs) wins!

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