A cold front came through last night, violently at times. I woke up in the wee sma's to hear wind lashing the rain against the windows. Sometime after that I became aware that the power was out. It was still out when we got up and Father was missing his coffee. We checked the yard … Continue reading Winter Wonderland
I am in the middle of an order for a Columba blanket in wool. I have to say, I love this wool! It's so springy, so soft and it holds its shape so well. When you hold the blanket up it has the loveliest drape. The wool is a natural color, warmer than white (the … Continue reading Wool
Sneak peak of some Christmas presents in progress... And I can't describe anything because then the recipients won't be surprised! I'll try to take pictures and post after Christmas. You'll be interested in what I do with the wool in the third picture... Anyone else making things for Christmas?
How much do you know about St. Andrew the apostle? (Commemorated November 30th) The Holy Apostle Andrew the First-Called was the first of the Apostles to follow Christ, and he later brought his own brother, the holy Apostle Peter, to Christ (John 1:35-42). The future apostle was from Bethsaida, and from his youth he turned … Continue reading St. Andrew the First Called
[Georgian, not Gregorian. And that's Georgia the country, not the state.] Unlike some other Orthodox musical traditions, a lot of Georgian chant is polyphonic. Per Wikipedia, "Georgian folk music possesses the oldest tradition of polyphonic music in the world, predating the introduction of Christianity." I've always like polyphony but I've mostly been familiar with the Western … Continue reading Music Monday: Georgian Chant
I can't make any claim to this recipe because I've seen variations on it all over the internet. I just put some elements together. Coming right after Thanksgiving and during Advent, the pumpkin spice is a seasonable flavor. Plus, I was inspired by Kelly's dilemma of "too much pumpkin". 1 box spice cake mix (Duncan … Continue reading Pumpkin-Spice Cupcakes with Maple Frosting
(commemorated on November 27th) The Kursk Root Icon of the Mother of God "Of the Sign" is one of the most ancient icons of the Russian Church. In the thirteenth century during the Tatar invasion, when all the Russian realm was put to the extremest tribulation, the city of Kursk, ravaged by the Horde of … Continue reading Kursk Root Icon of the Mother of God
CORNIX, NJ (KROW)-- Two crows were just arrested on suspicion of running an illegal cat-fighting ring. The names of the crows are not being released since they are minors. They have denied all allegations but a video has surfaced in which they appear to be urging two cats on to fight. Cat lovers have raised an outcry … Continue reading Illegal Cat-fighting Ring Discovered
Wow! What a game! I know my brother and sister-in-law were cold, but ecstatic up in the stands. Auburn, undefeated this season (11-0) played their arch-rival Alabama (9-2) this afternoon in Tuscaloosa. Auburn was behind, 24-0 in the first half and came back to win 28-27!! Unbelievable! They head to the SEC championship game next … Continue reading War Eagle!!
Whew. I finally found a dress I like (that might like me back). We'll see how it looks when it comes, but I have high hopes. Now I only have to dress five children! I'm thinking bow ties for the boys... (Sorry, couldn't get larger size) [Ok, that's a really sorry picture, so here's … Continue reading Finally