I have a fascination for mental disorders. I never actually specialized in mental health when I was in nursing school or working as a nurse for 13 years, but as I have said often, "every nurse is a mental health specialist". I have worked with more crazy people than you can shake a stick at. … Continue reading Hoarding and Lack of Faith
No matter how many photos I've taken of hydrangeas over the years, I keep coming back to them.
We were down in St. Francisville, LA for the baptism of baby Irene Harrington today (Glory to God!) and afterward we drove through town since the children and I had never seen it. We stopped and got out to walk around Grace Episcopal Church (built 1858-1860) and the cemetery there. Gorgeous grounds...
Last evening I finally finished this patchwork knit blanket for baby Irene. Her baptism is Saturday and I was in a rush to finish. This morning I finished weaving in the rest of the 128 yarn ends. Eight rows, 64 squares, nearly 40,000 stitches. I won't be doing another like this in … Continue reading Yarn Along: Patchwork Knitting
Miniature bedding Miniature knitting bag
This evening after supper I sat out on the porch while there was still a little light. I took the blanket I'm knitting. It's simple garter stitch so I can do it mostly by feel anyway. As the sun set a crescent moon appeared below the porch overhang. The air started cooling a bit and … Continue reading Porch Evening
Today is the feast of the Exaltation of the Precious and Life-Giving Cross of Christ. Joyous feastday! O Lord, save Thy people,and bless Thine inheritance! Grant victory to Orthodox Christiansover their adversaries, and by virtue of Thy cross,preserve Thy habitation.
We were delighted to have Archimandrite Gerasim, our diocesan administrator, visit the parish this weekend. Everyone enjoyed it and we thank him for taking the time to travel over from Dallas!
Today marks the 14th anniversary of the day most Americans thought would never happen: war on our own soil and thousands of innocent people killed. Let us not only remember the dead and those they left behind, but remember that millions of people around the world live with this kind of fear every day. With … Continue reading Memory Eternal