Thursday, April 1, 2010

Who's got the census?

This will be the first Easter in memory that I haven't cooked a big dinner for my family and friends. This really didn't hit me until several days ago when I was reading through the grocery store ads. There were all the things that I was rarin' to shop for, and no reason to do it. It was the first time I fully realized how much I enjoy cooking for others.

This probably explains why I frequently have dreams where I'm frantically trying to get a meal together to feed a bunch of strangers. It's always a different setting and indistinct people who ignore me, yet I'm rushing around in my attempts to create order and feed the throng. It's kinda sad when you think about it--my deepest need is to cook!

I will be going out of town to spend Easter with my daughter and her family, including my three great-granddaughters. So, it will still be a very special Easter.

BTW: This morning's paper said that today is the deadline to mail back census forms. No forms ever came to my house, so now what? Will the Feds be coming after me?

11 comments:

Kathy said...

Enjoy your Easter with your family. If you don't send a census form back....some lovely volunteer will come knocking on your door for sure.

Kittie Howard said...

Hope you have a lovely Easter with your family. Kathy's right, a nice volunteer will knock on your door. I doubt that you're the only person in the United States who didn't receive a form.

Blissed-Out Grandma said...

I heard that today was the deadline, but I sure don't remember seeing that anywhere on the form. Yours probably got misdirected somewhere, but yes, someone will come to count you!

Jen said...

Enjoy your Easter with the family!!!

^..^Corgidogmama said...

Yeah baby...those guys in the shades and black suits will come a knockin'!
Have a wonderful Easter.
Jim's headed out to California,
so his mom, son Josh and I are hitting Culver's for Easter dinner!

Holly, the Old Western Gal said...

Ms Sparrow, they were supposed to send you a census form! If they didn't, that isn't your fault! And yes, they will likely be by...

Teresa Evangeline said...

Well, I hope the Feds haven't shown up,' cause it wouldn't bode well for me... I'm hiding out in Maine ;) Have a great Easter with your family. And, I think it's great that you love to cook. It's nurturing at its best!

Abraham said...

Have yourself a nice Easter.

gayle said...

omg!! Didn't know today was the day...I have to go find it...and everyone thinks I am so organized!! Good thing I saw this..........OH wait....I am always behind I bet the deadline was several days ago...now I have to go and check when you wrote this.....then go do mine asap...I mean Now!! Have fun with your family!!

Lia said...

It's funny really because I was only thinking recently about how I love to cook for others and how important it is to me.

But I only came to that conclusion when the family got smaller and people moved further away.

Maybe we should both go and work in a soup kitchen!!!!!!!!!

Hope you had a good Easter.

Much love
Lia
xx

Jenny said...

Sounds like lovely Easter plans. Maybe you can hide out at your daughters just in case the feds come looking for you- ha!