My ex just picked up the kids so they could spend the Easter Monday at her place. So that’s it, Easter has come and gone for me. Sure it is still Easter Monday but with the kids gone so is, essentially, Easter. These moments just after the kids have been here for a couple of days and then just left are almost unbearable. The apartment is so silent and lonely. It is so difficult not to go back to consuming just to try and anesthetize the depressive feelings and thoughts.
Well, on the bright side, Easter was quite good. As with most of the traditional holidays Easter is a bit of a home/family holiday so I had not really planned any activities outside of the apartment. Nevertheless we went to Val Thoiry on the Saturday afternoon since Jonathan wanted to look at new clothes and some sketching material for the Sci-Fi designs he is always working on. Apart from the clothes we got for Jonathan I accidentally stumbled over a new summer jacket as well. Whoops!
Also, as with most of the traditional holidays, Easter is a bit of a traditional food holiday. So we started off on Saturday lunch with the obligatory pickled herrings, eggs, some Swedish cheese, Swedish meatballs for the two small ones who do not eat herring, gravlax etcetera…
For Sunday lunch I tried another traditional recipe, Inkokt Lax, which I have never done before myself. Served with eggs (it is Easter you know), a shrimp mix and broccoli it turned out to be very good indeed. The two small ones complained of course. Fish and broccoli on the same plate … what an ordeal!
Then we went over to the traditional (yes yes everything is traditional, I did say it was a traditional holiday didn’t I?) lamb steak with potatoes and a ratatouille, the latter not being very traditional in Sweden of course but hey, this is France.
In between the various eating frenzies we burned off some calories (cough, cough) by going through four episodes of Stargate, two of The Strain, three Big Bang Theory and for the grand finale Justice League. The latter which I liked a lot by the way.
Well, now it is back to ordinary days for me. Given my not so at the top mood right now I’ll probably vegetate some in front of the TV while doing a bit of reading.