Yesterday near the end of Agape Vespers, the skies opened up and it poured. I got drenched getting stuff and kids into the car and shivered during the 45 minutes back to my mother-in-law's house. Part of the fun: I discovered that while I had been loading everyone up, Pickles had climbed in the driver's seat … Continue reading Bright Monday
Christ is Risen!Indeed He is Risen!
True to my promise, the posting has been light, but I DID take pictures. We decorated the church with palms yesterday evening before vespers and blessed them at the end. This morning we processed around the church with our palms at the end of liturgy. I'm not going to write out a blow-by-blow account...you can … Continue reading Palm Sunday
Next week is Holy Week! Hard to believe. I had to sit down tonight with Father and make lists of all that must be done before then. There are things to do for the church (buy tulle for the iconostasis, check the foam frame for the Resurrection icon to make sure it fits - I … Continue reading Countdown to Pascha
I have not forgotten that today is the 35th anniversary of the tornado super outbreak of 1974. My husband, who was three months old at the time, was living only about 30 miles from one of the F5 tornados. In memory of the 335 people killed in 13 states by 148 tornados, here is an … Continue reading Super Outbreak
I've noticed it feels lonely sometimes when looking at other people's blogs. I see mothers doing neat crafts with their children, frugally redecorating their homes, cooking well-balanced meals, sewing their own clothes, etc. I have this ideal in my head of the life I would like to lead...and I come nowhere close. I actually did … Continue reading Loneliness