Began a gorgeous, sunny spring day with breakfast and The First Easter Rabbit. The only Rankin-Bass 2-D animated spring special is a cross between The Velveteen Rabbit and Frosty the Snowman. Stuffy was once the beloved toy of a little girl named Glinda. Glinda gets scarlet fever, and Stuffy is thrown out. A fairy takes pity on him and turns him into a real rabbit, the symbol of Easter and springtime for all children.
As soon as the cartoon ended, I changed the American Girl dolls into their Easter and good spring dresses. Samantha's in her Flower Picking Dress from last year, the pink ballet tights, and the strap shoes from her "meet" outfit. Molly's celebrating the season in her Polka-Dot Outfit, white bobby socks, and white t-strap shoes. Felicity wears her pink Birthday Gown and Pinner with the hat from Elizabeth's Summer Gown. Josefina is also in her birthday outfit, in this case her Fiesta Skirt and Ruffled Camisa. Whitney's in Kit's Springtime Outfit from a few years ago. Jessa has a new outfit on, a white satin modern dress with a full skirt and sleeveless cross-over bodice. The pearl-trimmed sandals that originally went with it don't fit Jessa. I gave her the mauve sandals from the Sparkle Sequin Outfit, which worked just as well. Since it's still pretty chilly out, she got that white ruffled Springfield Collection cardigan, too.
Had a "spinach pancake" (spinach, cheese, mushrooms, and eggs) for lunch while watching Here Comes Peter Cottontail. Peter (Casey Kasem) has to travel through a year's worth of holidays to defeat the evil Irontail (Vincent Price) and become the new Easter Bunny.
Went into writing for a while after I finished Peter Cottontail. The dragons are attacking the Rebels In the Woods. They're fighting valiantly, but the dragons burn them or eat them. Luke, Wedge, and Biggs are the last remaining men in their squadron. They're afraid they might be done for, but Luke has a plan...one that'll take them into a dark part of the Woods...
Did some spring-themed Max & Ruby while I was getting ready for work. "Ruby's Easter Bonnet" will be the most spectacular and flower-covered at the Bunny Scouts' Easter Bonnet Competition. Max just wants to teach his frog how to jump. Ruby and Louise are making Easter eggs for Grandma, but Max has other ideas in "Max's Easter Parade." "Max the Easter Bunny" keeps hiding the eggs the Bunny Scouts find at their Easter Egg Hunt. The girls think they're finding the same eggs over and over.
Work actually could have been a lot worse. It was steady, but not quite as busy as yesterday. I was only in the register for an hour. I spent most of the evening rounding up carts. That was fine by me. It was a beautiful day for it, windy and chilly but sunny and nothing out of the ordinary for late March in South Jersey.
I wanted to take a bath when I got home...but as it turned out, the drain plug didn't work nearly as well as I thought it would. It didn't really plug much of anything. The water just went down a little slower. Charlie threw the old stopper away. Granted, it was old and decaying and I really needed to replace it anyway, but if I'd known it wasn't going to work, I would have waited to get rid of it until I got a new one. I'll see if the Acme has them; if not, there's a nice little hardware store in Collingswood that has decent prices, or I could hike up to the Home Depot in Lawnside on my vacation week.
Oh, and here's two favorite Easter tales of mine on YouTube to celebrate with. To my knowledge, this cutesy but catchy Silly Symphony is Disney's only Easter cartoon to date:
Funny Little Bunnies
Brother Bear learns about the miracle of spring in this Bernstein Bears tale from 1981.
The Bernstein Bears' Easter Surprise
Here's hoping you find your own Easter miracles. Have a wonderful spring!