I awoke to my father knocking on my door - pounding more like - his signal to get up and get ready for the Easter Sunrise service. I stumbled out of bed and into jeans and a shirt I hoped wasn't too dirty, foregoing my morning shower and feeling disgusting for it. (Aside: How did people in the old days bathe as little as once a year? EEW!) I shook Seanie awake and yawning mightily we climbed into Daddy's SUV and headed off to Church.
Traditionally the Sunrise Service is held at Almaden Quicksilver Park, but because of the recent rain we held it at the Church instead in New Fellowship Hall. It is too bad, because indoors you cannot see the sunrise and we didn't have the cross set up, either. Usually there is a wooden cross covered in chicken coop wire mesh that flowers are threaded on to sot hat by the end of the service, the cross is covered in fresh flowers. It always looks gorgeous! But not today - but we still sang many songs celebrating Christ's return from the grave. Both Father Stevens of the Episcopal Church and Paster Kevin of our UCC Congregation prayed and lead unison prayers. It may not have been as lovely as usual, with the rain hazing outside instead of a brilliant colorful sky, but it was still lots of fun.
After Church Seanie and I decided to take a nap for a few hours. When we woke up a second time we ate tacos with the family and then headed up to IKEA in Palo Alto - because it was one of the few businesses open on Easter Sunday.
IKEA was a ton of fun - the show room is awesome! Seeing all these new ideas made my fingers itch to rip apart my room and re-set everything! Too bad this isn't an option - even if I got a full-time job somewhere I couldn't afford to replace all my furniture on a whim. I can't wait to move out to my own house and really get a chance to decorate.
But I did buy an office chair to use at my computer; it had been a floor model so the price was reduced from $49.99 to $34.99. It has a scratch in the seat but if my butt is planted there no-one can see it anyway!
Seanie was the big spender - he bought a new dresser, a wall-shelf, some really ass-cheap photo frames, and a knick-knack box with five shelves made of plywood. It's great to store small things in - I thought about getting one for art supplies but decided against it because it is made of plywood. We both spent far more than we intended, but we got what we needed.
IKEA is cool, but I'm glad they don't have one in San Jose. It's too easy to spend money there.