Well, I haven't posted anything about gardening once this year. (I think.) That's because I haven't really done any. [pause to let the gasps and shrieks from the audience die down...] That's right folks: I am not a gardener. I do love looking at other people's gardens though. I envy those who sport thumbs or other assorted … Continue reading Flowers
I have one more award to hand out and then I'm taking a break - unless someone wows me with their "realness" over the weekend! (: I was scrolling around and realized to my shock that I had intended to give an award and forgotten - that's the plain truth - and it had never happened. … Continue reading *One* more…then a break.
Wow, when it rains, it pours (thankfully not literally as we've had enough rain for a while thankyouverymuch). We have another winner for the "Keepin' it Real" Award today: Rebekah! I have to say, I have been shocked and horrified by what I've found in my purse, and try to remember to dive into its … Continue reading Double-Header Day! Another Winner!
This may be the shortest post to which I ever award a "Keepin' it Real" Award! Amanda! And to see why, you'll just have to go to her blog, Working Orthodox Mom. (c; Congrats, Amanda, and feel free to pass this to anyone else who deserves it!
Rebekah, who is due to go into labor any minute with her second child. Her due date is today. Jodie, who tragically has lost her baby Alexis, the third baby in a year. Lord have mercy! Elizabeth, who is struggling with both health and job issues. Baby Ambrose, who is still adjusting to having his tongue … Continue reading Prayer Requests
Boy, I look back at some of the music I used to listen to and wonder where my head was. Not heavy metal or acid rock (No, I didn't listen to those...come on people), but the contemporary Christian pop. Now I will say in all fairness that there are a few of those that I … Continue reading Contemporary
The Fathers are timeless: It is not good to be either too compliant or too contentious, with the result that one is either so uncritical that he obliges everyone, or so volatile that he cuts himself off from everyone. Lack of discrimination is just as unproductive as infidelity is socially irresponsible. --St. Gregory the Theologian … Continue reading So far away…and yet so close
H/T Josephus at Byzantine Texas
Remember this? The intended recipients should be getting this momentarily so I'll go ahead and post it. Pieced 15 years ago. I hope I've gotten better since then... Machine quilted with the binding hand-sewn. Full-size (shown on a queen-size bed...sorry).
Today's "Keepin' it Real" Award goes to... Svetlana! ...for allowing that children may sometimes fight, the car may (accidentally) get crunched, and a host of other things. Svetlana, feel free to pass this along to anyone else you think deserves (or needs) it!