In the name of God, here's looking forward to a single, unified Orthodox Church of the United States.

Friday, August 21, 2009

Home at Last

Well, hello kids!

I've been home now for five days - by home, I mean in Michigan with my family. I've tried posting something twice in that time, but, my mom's MacBook froze up on both occasions and I had to restart it. We'll see how this posting goes.

It has been WONDERFUL being back in this state. You don't realize how much you love something until you've left it and come back.

My family is the same as ever, with the exception of a little 13 pound liver-and-white bundle of energy: their most recent acquisition, Lucy the puppy. She is so cute, if a bit bitey.

Alright, now to quickly post this before anything goes wrong. 1 ... 2 ... 3 ... POST!

Thursday, August 13, 2009

I can't believe it! I won!

I never win anything! I sometimes theorize that putting my name into a drawing creates a mini black hole that sucks my entry and those unfortunately around it into oblivion - so to go and win something like this is simply amazing! The Theotokos be thanked and God be praised!

Congrats to the other winner, Amy, and Orthodox Mom rocks!

I knew something would go wrong with this

State Threatens Abortion Business License

Planned Parenthood is a criminal organization that lies to its customers, the state, and to the people at large, facilitates abuse and immoral lifestyles, and, of course, kills babies. Now, what could possibly be wrong with that?

Eat this, NEA

New Nationwide Study Confirms Homeschool Academic Achievement

Ha!

Of course, it was already a known fact that homeschoolers repeatedly outperform their public school counterparts in all areas - by a lot -, the research simply needed to be refreshed for the newer generation.

*With thanks to the ever-controversial Vox Popoli (read at your own risk).

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Doula-ing

I hope this doesn't fizzle out like the calligraphy thing did. It very well may be unfeasible due to the cost.

We shall see.

Now...which one?

DONA

ToLabor

CAPPA

EDIT:

OH MY GOSH!!! Operation Special Delivery

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Dormition Fast

The Dormition Fast begins today. This will be my first semi-extended period of fasting while living with my non-orthodox, practically carnivorous husband. He's making a cheeseburger as I type this and teasing me that he's going to put a fan in front of the stove and blow the smells out into the living room. >.< "I'm just helping your soul by offering temptation."

Oh, what I live with. =P

I, however, made some yummy vegetable pockets out of store-bought crescent dough and chopped vegetable filling, tied together with flavored tomato sauce. I just baked them according to package directions for the dough - they could have been left in for another 5 minutes or so, but they were still good.

Exciting discovery! I found The No-Tofu Vegetarian Cookbook on Amazon. Yay not having to eat soy and soy products!

Coffee is here

My Monastery Blend Coffee came!

Okay, okay, it came a few days ago, but this is the first time I've gotten around to telling everyone HOW GREAT IT IS!! This coffee is wonderful!!

Downside: Expensive

Upside: Delicious

I've decided that, because of the cost, I'll use it as a supplement rather than as a regular thing. I'll drink my Eight o' Clock coffee as usual, but when I feel the need to sasify my mornings, I'll dip into the gourmet. =)

Bless those monks for living holy lives and serving up great coffee.