Don't Call Me Martha

Easter Cross Stitch
Just because I spent the entire weekend washing floors, scrubbing toilets, doing laundry, dishes, vacuuming, dusting and shopping,

Just because I hand-made six family Easter cards,

Easter Card
Just because I decorated the house with baskets of eggs, bunnies and spring flowers,

Just because I blew out two dozen chicken eggs to decorate,

Just because I created little Spring Chicks for each place setting at our family dinner table,

Chicks Place Settings (Eggs decorated by Daughter)
Just because I organized an Easter egg hunt for daughter and her boyfriend,

Just because I put together Easter baskets for hubby and daughter,

Just because I made dyed devilled eggs, served on a platter with a matching larger Spring Chick,

My First Devilled Eggs
Just because I cooked a ten pound ham with a Merlot brown sugar glaze, scalloped potatoes, and all the trimmings for the family Easter dinner,

Easter Dinner 2008

And just because I set up Egg Decorating Class with Grandma and Grandpa after dinner,
Egg Decorating Class led by Daughter

Don't call me Martha.

In fact, don't call me at all today.

I've collapsed and am recuperating on the couch.

26 People would rather be commenting:

Megan said...

Wow! I know where I am spending Easter next year. Everything looks fantastic!

Ed & Jeanne said...

Dang, that beats the quick-o-meal we had. Could you be my neighbor and then do that 7 days a week and invite us? We won't need eggs EVERY day...

Stacey said...

I won't call you Martha if you promise to invite me over next year.

Check you out! I'm in awe ;)

Bruce Johnson said...

You actually dyed your deviled have got to be kidding....


Kathy said...

Incredible! I'm such a loser. It'd take me all day just to pull off one of your many treats. You're my idol. Seriously. What a spread!

Anonymous said...

I really what you did with the chicks. They are adorable!

Phoenix5 said...

Oh my... I'd be flaked out on the couch too if I tried to do even HALF of what you did! Kudos to you!

Canadian flake said...

wow you are TOTALLY amazing...can I come to your house next year??? lmao.

I spent the weekend cleaning up a sick gnome...does that count?? lmao

Rest well!!!

Jill said...

Oh your family must have been in seventh heaven!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I won't call you - you deserve a rest!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Irene said...

Well, darn it, what will I call you instead? You are too much of an amazing human being and put the rest of us to shame.

I think I will call you Martha and and wait for your book on elegant entertaining to come out. You can have a TV show and give us all handy tips. Of course, they won't show it here in the Netherlands, drats!

Ann(ie) said...

um, WOW!! I'm gonna have to call you Martha. You done earned the title!!

Curly Glamour Girlie said...

If that's not pulling a Martha I don't know what is. Seriously. I'm tired just reading that post.

It does look absolutely lovely though.

gemma said...

hahaha! ok i'm not gonna call you Martha. but seriously, you could pass for a replica hehehe!

Happy Easter :)

toners said...

Hey, Martha! Great job! :)

Maureen said...

Megan: Thank you! You're welcome to join us; if I am in fact crazy enough to offer to host again ;)

VE: I think I've had enough eggs to last me a lifetime...

Lady Banana: Aw, thanks. I'm just glad everything went well, and I can now enjoy a clean house... for a few days, at least!

Worker Mommy: Deal!

Lotus 07: Arrrrgghhh!!!!

Kathy: Aw, you're sweet... I had help from Daughter too. She made a key lime cheesecake from scratch!

Sara: I fuond those chicks at the gift shop at work, of all places! (and I was able to resist the even larger chick they had!)

Phoenix5: I couldn't believe it; I literally fell asleep in my chair surfing the net yesterday....

Canadian Flake: Aw, thanks. That sucks having someone sick at the holidays... hope you had a good weekend anyway!

Aw, Jill, thank you. You're too kind. We all had fun.

Sweet Irene: As Martha would say "It's a Good Thing!" ;) Thanks so much.

Ann(ie): Well, my family has been calling me "Martha" or "Monica" (when I go on cleaning sprees) for years now...

CGG: Well, it helps that I don't have a newborn like you... now my teenage daughter helps out. She colored the eggs for the chicks and made the cheesecake for dessert. I'll have to start calling HER Martha soon!

Sushi: Thanks. Happy Belated Easter to you too!

Toners: :D Har! Thanks!

captain corky said...

The only way I would call you Martha is if this story ended with you getting dragged out of your house in handcuffs. That didn't happen though, right? ;)

Casdok said...

Im not surprised!!
All looks great!

LunaNik said...

Damn woman! You're good. I'm such a bad mommy I didn't even bother to get my kiddos baskets. They're too young. They won't remember anyway. (At least that's how I justify it in my head.)

Janet said...

I can't blow a single fricking egg without passing out. You are, indeed, a domestic goddess!!!!

Janet said...

I can't blow a single fricking egg without passing out. You are, indeed, a domestic goddess!!!!

Janet said...

I can't blow a single fricking egg without passing out. You are, indeed, a domestic goddess!!!!

Unknown said...

How gorgeous! I know I said that I am going away next Easter (as with all major holidays) but I'm totally bookmarking this page! You are brilliant!

Unknown said...

Hihi! Love your blog! :) Hopefully when my kid gets to the age (to actually enjoy Easter bunnies) I'll have the energy to do what you did too!

Aimeslee Winans said...

another omg here...I kinda forgot you even did crafts, my bad. How awesome is all that? You rock, can I come visit you for a couple weeks? LOL

Maureen said...

Captain Corky: No handcuffs, but what's this thing around my ankle???? ;)

Casdok: Aw, thanks.

Lunanik: You aren't a bad mom; just practical. I think when they are too young to remember, it's kinda silly to go overboard; then it's just for the adults, not the children.

JP: Now I've seen your crafty arty side... you are an inspiration!

Huckdoll: Anytime you're venturing out east, you are welcome at our home....

San: Welcome and thanks! You have to have fun to make it all worthwhile; just wait!

Aimeslee: Come on up to Canada! Our door is always open. But come in the summer; you probably wouldn't like - 50 temps in the winter. ;)

P.L. Frederick said...

You must have a staff of a dozen assistants, right? Or you worked on the decorations for a year beforehand. Those fluff-chicks are adorable!

P.L. Frederick (SMALL & big)

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