Did you know that if you go shopping at 7:00 p.m. the night before Easter, every grocery store, every big-box store, anyplace you go really, will have absolutely NO plastic eggs left? The same goes for egg coloring stuff. Thank goodness we had bought some egg dye earlier, and I thought I had plastic eggs from last year, but when I went to go get them and fill them, they were gone. I guess it's sort of symbolic of Easter, in a faintly sacriligeous way. I was seeking something that wasn't there. So I headed out to get plastic eggs and more dye, because my kids LOVE coloring eggs, so we color way more than we ever eat, and discovered the hell that is the procrastinator's life. The Easter aisle in the grocery store looked like everyone needed supplies for an upcoming hurricane or something - I mean, just BLANK, with some peanut butter eggs strewn about. It was just so sad. It looked like elephants had trampled through it. There were a lot of people just staring at it, as if staring would make the bunnies, eggs, and candy materialize. The box store (OK, it was Wal-Mart) didn't even HAVE an Easter diaplay anymore, everything was gone, so in place of bunnies and candy, they had coolers and hoses. It was like it was Monday already. I started to panic - what if we had no plastic eggs at Easter? What kind of "bad-Mommy" points would I get for that? Plus, I had chocolate in the house, but no jelly beans! I am not a fan of jelly beans per se, but they are an Easter staple! What would we do without them? Well, guess what? The chocolate was more than sufficient, searching for real eggs is just as much fun as searching for plastic eggs, and the lack of jelly beans doesn't seem to be scarring anybody for life. Of course, you never know..... Also, on a fun note, I watched my daughter give a talk in Primary today. She talked about the resurrection, and told everyone that that's why we celebrate Easter. While she was talking, I saw a boy in her class turn to their Primary teacher. "Is that true?" She shared some precious knowledge on this happy, holy day.