'Twas the Night Before Easter

‘Twas the Night Before Easter

A dead bunny is a bad omen
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It’s springtime, which meant that we need to clean up the yard in preparation for warm weather. The trees love to shed their branches in the winter, the grass needs to be fertilized and weeded, and my flower and garden beds need special compost that has been brewing since fall.

Seeing a dead Easter bunny on the road right before the holiday can be a sad and disturbing experience. Learn how to not make this unfortunate event into a bad omen.
MidJourney prompt: commercial photograph of a bunny eating a carrot, on black isolated plain, tack sharp, highly detailed fur, –ar 9:16

My husband and I celebrated our hard work by having a nice fire from all the dropped branches and the piles of shredded paper we saved all winter. Said fire happened the Saturday before Easter. From the fire and ashes … yada, yada, yada … I just like to burn stuff.

And burn stuff we did. We burned everything, the entire heaping pile of yard waste and old bills. I’m not sure if anyone else feels this way, but I get tremendous satisfaction in getting rid of stuff. Move over, Marie Kondo. Or maybe I just to burn stuff.

The thing about fires, at least fire pits, is that you can leave them to burn themselves out if you have the right set up. Just so we’re clear, I’m not advocating leaving a burning fire if you are on public property or camping. Just because I like to burn stuff doesn’t mean I want everything to burn. As Smokey Bear said, only you can prevent wildfires.


The problem was … the night before Easter was quite cold.

Which was unfortunate for one particular bunny. I found bunny’s floppy ears and face inside of the fire ring on Easter morning. I was convinced that I was cursed, as the bunny was a bad omen, and that I would reign hell fury and fire (hahaha, see what I did there?) on me for killing a bunny on Easter.

At least until the next time I wanted to burn stuff.

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Still doing some work on the blogs. 🙂 Next time, I promise, I will have a new crafting tutorial for you. But in the meantime, here’s an Easter bunny drawstring bag that I created.

Jinxy could reach out and touch the beautiful weather.
Jinxy could reach out and touch the beautiful weather.

This newsletter is in loving memory of Jinxy the cat, who passed over the rainbow bridge recently. She has been reborn.


The Tragic Tale of the Easter Bunny: A Cautionary Story

Once upon a time, in a magical land far, far away, there lived a little bunny named Peter. Peter was a happy-go-lucky bunny who loved nothing more than hopping through fields of flowers and nibbling on carrots.

But one day, everything changed. Easter was fast approaching, and Peter was chosen to be the Easter Bunny. Excited to take on this new role, Peter eagerly set out to deliver baskets of treats to all the children in the land.

But as he hopped from house to house, Peter soon realized that not everyone was as kind and loving as he was.

The Original Easter Bunny Tale

The Easter Bunny has been a beloved symbol of Easter for generations, but honestly, it has nothing to do with Easter except maybe for the time of year.

The original Easter Bunny tale was believed to have originated in Germany in the 1500s. According to the story, the Easter Bunny would lay eggs and hide them for children to find on Easter morning. The eggs were said to represent new life and rebirth, which is the true meaning of Easter.

Over time, the Easter Bunny story evolved and became more commercialized. The Easter Bunny was no longer just hiding eggs, but also delivering baskets filled with candy and toys. Way to go, Hallmark and all you candy companies.

The Tragic Tale of the Easter Bunny

As Peter the Easter Bunny soon discovered, there is a dark side to the Easter Bunny story. Not everyone is kind and loving like he is. Some people are looking at their cell phones instead of the road, and Peter gets hit.

Did you know that lots of people get bunnies around Easter, only to abandon them?


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