531 Cycle 4
April 6, 2012
warmup from NROLFA
3 x 20e/10
C hanging knee ups
3 x 10
I did try for straight legs on these, but they were slightly bent, and I was going for parallel to ground.
I feel better about squats today.
So when it rains, it pours. DH's great aunt passed away this morning. I only really met her once. The first Easter that I went along for the blessing of the baskets, we stopped at her house to get her basket so it could be blessed too.
So, Easter traditions: The blessing of the basket is a blessing of the food you intend on eating for Easter. Grandma puts together a basket that contains the following, and there's enough for everyone to have some of everything: A piece of each kind of meat, a hardboiled egg often with your name written on it, a loaf of bread, a jar of horseradish, a homemade butter lamb, a jar of vinegar, and I think salt and pepper. The idea is you're supposed to eat some of each kind of blessed food first and its really supposed to all be consumed by sundown. The family has all been trained to make sure its not a problem and DH, his brother, and their dad do a great job of eating whatever it is thats left.
I noticed other people had baskets that had things like candy, a loaf of bread, a bottle of wine, some crackers, stuff that won't spoil if its not refrigerated. OR they had a cooler so they just had the food out for a short period of time. Not us. See, we are firm believers that the Holy Spirit kills all germs and bacteria and removes all dangers from meat being kept for a longer period of time in that danger zone of above 40 degrees and less than hot. Fortunately, no one has gotten sick ever.
Easter does not rank among my favorite family meals anymore. I'll write more about what we'll be eating and the rest of it later.