The chocolate bunny stopped by with some candy for the kids.
As if that wasn't enough sugar, I made a run for donuts. I'd thought to maybe grab some yesterday, but with the day full of yard work, it just didn't happen. All was well enough. The clan favorite donut shop is closed, so I settled on Dunkin' Donuts. Traffic was light, and service was quick enough. While I stood there, advertising got me, so I nabbed a cold brew with sweet foam, too. My hands full, I set the coffee on the Jeep's hood so I could open the door. It sat there fine until the light tremor of the door opening rippled across the hood and toppled the cup. I thought I'd be fine, but it then also rolled to the large opening, and the coffee glugged out in the heartbeats before I could loop around the door to grab it. The cup was nearly empty, save some swill in the bottom, the rest splashed over my hood and fender. I grumbled home, and got a big bucket of water to dump on the spill so it didn't bake in the sun. I probably didn't need the calories anyway, but spilling it so stupidly made me mad.
After I settled, and cheered up eating an apple-free fritter (I called it an "essence of apple fritter"), we set in for a hopefully short day of finishing the yardwork.
Still early in the day, and already the temperature soared. We finished the last bits of bagging, filling four more bags, and then discussed how to fill in the remaining mulch areas. We set out to Menards, as Home Depot didn't have the desired mulch.
We stopped for take-out, which was a little tricky because Easter. We had a McDonald's picnic in the park, where the kids ran and laughed and slid and swung themselves silly. Only a few other families were there, well spread out. The wife was surprised, given the day, but acquiesced with the pandemic and holiday that people were still probably generally at home. The "crowd" at the park was not any different than when we would go last summer.
We tripped through the store, filling the Jeep with mulch bags. We dumped them over the front yard planting beds, and called that endeavor over for now. There are still areas to mulch, but that's for visual more than plant protection or weed prevention.
I wandered the yard a couple times spreading first seed and then fertilizer. Sold by commercials, I picked up some Scott's triple-threat stuff, to fertilize the lawn, and kill and prevent weeds. We have horrible clover in the back and crabgrass in the front. Here's hoping an application or few will turn our lawn around.
We threw some burgers on the grill late, and hosed the kids down in the shower, and tucked everyone in for a well-deserved sleep. Little little resisted, but crashed in minutes. The big little protested, but eventually slunk into her room where little noise came out again. I showered, and am sitting down to look at a few things, but I'm not long until hitting the sheets, either.
Everyone's tired, and healthy.