Last weekend, in addition to being full of the high holy days of the Christian calendar, was jam packed with activities for those around Mason.
There were baseball games, Easter egg hunts, fishing trips, air shows, picnics, suppers, lunches and parties. By the time the weekend wound to a close, I was exhausted. But, also, renewed.
Spring is my favorite season. It's not too hot, not too cold. It's full of color and activity. And, it's a visible sign of the renewal of life promised during the Easter season.
It was great to head to Easter service on Sunday, after having had almost half an inch of rain overnight. Silas Brandenberger and I compared rainfall totals as we headed into church, and neither of us could wipe the smiles from our faces.
On Friday afternoon, I headed out to the Llano River at Peters Creek and went fishing with the Reardon boys. Sean, Aaron, Connar and I, with Dozer patrolling the banks, braved the north wind and caught more of a chill than we did fish; but, we had a great time. We had a great time visiting with other folks who were dropping by to visit, and we enjoyed seeing the flora and fauna making a return after some rather stressful months without rain.
Saturday was family Easter. I had my great niece, Aubrey Joy, in all her Easter color, racing about Connie & Randy's yard snatching up the colorful eggs filled with candy, money and treats. Easter is similar to Christmas in that, without a child or two around, you miss out on some of the fun events. Aubrey was having a blast, and I was able to get a "four-generation" photo of she, Leslie, Connie and Daddy, which made my day.
That afternoon, I headed to Burnet for the air show; but, ended up arriving too late for the event. No problem! I traveled on down to Marble Falls, met up with friends, and then headed over to friends at the north end of Lake Travis for food and fellowship. I was trying to make it back to town for a wedding reception; but, had to miss that due to time and distance!
And then, the rains came on Saturday night, Sunday morning. It wasn't much; but, it was just what was needed to make the day complete. I headed to town for church with a bit more of a spring in my step and a smile on my face.
After church, I joined the Reardons for an Easter dinner out at the ranch. Pat and Carol Jean had daughter Amy there, and Beth brought goodies for the meal as well.
Once the meal was done, Ken and I played uncle to Aaron and Connar, tossing baseballs, kicking soccer balls, and then, along with Sean, heading to the tank to see if the perch were biting (they were).
When I got home Sunday night, I was completely drained. But, I felt totally refreshed at the same time.
I had enjoyed a weekend of physical fun, emotional joy, spiritual cleansing and personal satisfaction. It doesn't get much better than this.
It’s all just my opinion.