Let me state outright: I really hate to wash dishes. Having a dishwasher doesn't affect this at all. I don't even like unloading a clean dishwasher. And this is brainless work. The funny thing is: I like laundry. And laundry is really a lot more involved than dishes. But I have to think I can't … Continue reading Rationality in cleaning
Our magnolia tree is blooming! I have one blossom in a vase on the mantle. The fragrance is slowly permeating the house... UPDATE: The magnolia blossom turned BROWN within 24 hours. Anyone know how to prevent this from happening? Short of growing thirty feet overnight I'm not going to reach another blossom soon.
Yesterday I had an unlooked-for treat in a flat of strawberries from a farmers' market in Ponchatoula. There are a LOT of strawberries in a flat. I knew this academically, but it's a little different when one is staring at them waiting to be made into jam. Not being one to stand over a stove … Continue reading Strawberry Freezer Jam
O Christ God, Thou hast ascended in glorygranting joy to Thy disciples by the promise of the Holy Spirit.Through the blessing they were assured that Thou art the Son of Godthe Redeemer of the world!
I got some pictures today of my gardening efforts: I think I'm killing these. It must be the water. The impatiens are doing well - I think this is the first time I've gotten them to grow! Here's the actual "garden". Not much to see right now. I'll use this as a comparison picture. My … Continue reading Garden update
Father found this wonderful video - a summary of the Pascha service this year at Holy Cross Orthodox Church in Yakima, WA. The priest with the long white beard is Father Joseph Copeland, Ginger's godfather. We really miss being able to go to Holy Cross and to St. John the Forerunner Monastery where Ginger was baptized. Just for … Continue reading The Godfather
I encourage everyone to check out this movie preview. Please post it on your own blogs if you feel you can. Taken verbatim from Father Alexander Fecanin's daily e-mail: Blood Money - Movie Preview: ... The following link is to a new independent film which needs our support to expose the corruption of Planned Parenthood. … Continue reading "Blood Money"
Father had requested lentil soup for dinner tonight, forgetting that he will be away doing vespers out of town. I went ahead and put it on for a late lunch. I've been cooking this fasting lentil soup since we've been married. The original recipe came from a Greek Orthodox church in Charleston, SC, but I've … Continue reading Lentil Soup