I love it when they reach the age of delighting in venerating the icons. 🙂 Note: dress was originally either mine or one of my sisters'.
It's been an age since I've posted. Let's just say I've been busy. Last Thursday I left the house at 4:15 AM to drive to the airport in New Orleans. My ultimate destination was Antiochian Village near Ligonier, PA view from my room Friday morning I was there to be part of a group meeting … Continue reading Catching Up
I'm so excited to announce that the pattern to make the toy censer is now in the shop! You get a PDF with full instructions and a total of 28 color photos to help you follow along. It shouldn't be difficult to make. I know a lot of people have been looking forward to the … Continue reading Pattern for Toy Censer Available!
Today is the feast of the 40 Holy Martyrs of Sebaste. You can read their story here, but here is an excerpt: (source) It was winter, and there was a severe frost. They lined up the holy soldiers, threw them into a lake near the city, and set a guard to prevent them from coming … Continue reading Martyrs both Old and New
I made some rice pudding this evening that turned out beautifully! It is dairy-free and naturally gluten-free. Vegan Rice Pudding 1 cup medium-grain rice 2 cans coconut milk (not "lite") 1 cup water 1/2 cup sugar (or substitute some other sweetener) 1 tsp vanilla 1 tsp cinnamon Combine the rice, coconut milk and water in … Continue reading Vegan Rice Pudding
[Shared from The Siren's Call] About once a winter we see something in the way of frozen precipitation. This winter (2014-2015) we hadn't seen anything yet, and with the daffodils blooming it seemed as though our chances were slim. Yesterday the high was 82 and today we have barely nudged above freezing (it's currently 29 … Continue reading Wintry Mix
I posted about spring yesterday, but today I feel like I ought to post about early summer. It's 82 degrees, sunny, humid and breezy. Nice, unless you're in the sun. Thunderstorms later. Tomorrow's high is supposed to be 36. The high. But, leaving seasonal schizophrenia aside, here are some more photos from the … Continue reading Very Springy Out There…
[Also shared on Lost Innocents] Next week I will fly to Pennsylvania and stay at Antiochian Village for a few days. I was invited to work with some other Orthodox Christians to help draft a memorial service for miscarried and stillborn babies and put together resources for priests and parishes to use to assist grieving … Continue reading Upcoming meeting…
Beginning Sunday afternoon, we had four and a half inches of rain in just over 24 hours. Since then we have had alternating drizzle and thick fog. The ground is soggy, like stepping on wet foam. The air is likewise saturated, and a balmy 78 degrees today. Spring is here.