Here is a recent picture of Mariana. Isn't she a darling little elf? Mariana has been doing well (relatively speaking) post transplant but is facing a little setback. Her central line was found to be growing out bacteria and so her anticipated discharge date has been extended. Her picture was taken after she pulled out … Continue reading The Latest on Mariana
The title looks ominous, but I hasten to assure you that all seven of us are well and accounted for. Good. Moving on. Hijackers and hostages are not merely the property of the Middle East. And they do not necessarily come in human form. Haven't you ever been hijacked by a thought? Multiple thoughts? If … Continue reading Hijackers and Hostages
Well, I'm pretty sure that this isn't most people's idea of comfort food, but I'm including it anyway. I didn't grow up eating this (I don't think we ever had Chinese) but Father did. This recipe is his mother's and I don't know where she got it. She's been making it since he was a child. … Continue reading Comfort Food: Wontons, Egg Rolls and Wonton Soup
This is what it's like teaching math sometimes...
Boy, this is the time of year for comfort food! I've been wanting to make bread pudding for a week. I got a loaf of day-old English muffin bread at the store on Saturday for this purpose. I laid the slices out earlier today and let them dry, turning them over once. I suppose you … Continue reading Comfort Food: Bread Pudding
"[Lord] I believe; help my unbelief!" Mk 9:24 http://downloads.cbn.com/cbnplayer/cbnPlayer.swf?s=/vod/SAF13v5_WS What struck me when I watched this was one thing: obedience. The doctor was obedient to God's command even when it made no rational sense. Even when it was inconvenient and even when it would cause embarrassment.Even when he had no faith that anything would happen. … Continue reading Faith and Obedience
...like, by holding the camera up to the binocular eyepiece... That blue thing in the first picture is a reflection, not anything neat. Obviously the first two are of the moon - they were the best of about twenty shots. The third one is Jupiter - not in focus at all, but not bad for … Continue reading How NOT to take astronomical pictures…
No, I'm not mentioning this because I've been nominated for the Supreme-Exalted-Orthodox-Blog-of-the-Year Award (unless someone wants to create it and award it to me (c; ), but because there are a lot of you out there who probably aren't familiar with the annual Orthodox blog awards. Because of that, there are some awesome blogs that probably … Continue reading Orthodox Blog Awards
Ok, this is one. awesome. cat. Anyone owned by a cat like this? Une expression vraiment formidable! [Chat Noir by Theophile-Alexandre Steinlen]
Has anyone left the house not properly dressed? I know we all have had the nightmares about finding ourselves at school/work/church/etc. without anything on, but this usually doesn't happen. The other day I left the house to run to the store and on the way out the door called my sister. Well, I talked to … Continue reading Always look at your feet before you leave the house.