Thursday, October 19, 2006

Memory Eternal!

Today is the one year memorial for my yiayia. Here is a picture of her and my pappous with Pavlos when we went to Greece 3 1/2 years ago. Even though I did not spend a lot of time with her, I miss her so much. We will be having a memorial service for her after Liturgy (but before the potluck) next Wednesday evening (I will be making kollyva).
(A friend on Myspace did this and I thought that some of my blogging buddies would enjoy it)

So, here's how it works:
1. Open your library (iTunes, Winamp, Media Player, iPod, etc)
2. Put it on shuffle
3. Press play
4. For every question, type the song that's playing
5. When you go to a new question, press the next button
6. Don't LieThis is my suggestion, unless you really really hate the song (in which case why is it in your library eh), listen to each one all the way thru as it plays. You might just hear something interesting about yourself you weren't expecting.

Opening Credits: and so it goes- billy joel

Waking Up:love is blindness – u2

First Day At School: heartland- u2

Falling In Love: fields of gold - sting

Fight Song:a boy named sue – Johnny cash

Breaking Up: king of pain – the police

Prom: perfect girl – sarah mclachlan

Life:acrobat – u2 (line from song: don't let the bastards grind you down -LOL)

Career: folsom prison blues – Johnny cash (uhm, I hope not)

Mental Breakdown: romeo and Juliet – dire straits

Driving: lullaby good night my angel – billy joel

Flashback:goodnight Saigon – billy joel

Getting back together: unknown legend – neil young

Wedding:san jacinto – peter gabriel

Birth of Child:man in black – Johnny cash

Midlife Crisis: elevation – u2

Final Battle: half acre (acoustic) - Hem

Death Scene: one step closer – u2

Funeral Song: Yahweh – u2

End Credits:the river of dreams – billy joel

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

News Article and Fall Picture...

So far this week we have had absolutely beautiful fall weather. Yesterday I planted bulbs (my seemingly neverending project at the moment) and raked up the leaves in our back yard. Pavlos has his own kid-sized rake and he was "helping" mommy. uhm, yeah. He wanted to rake right where I was raking and then, when I finally had a really good pile going and went to get our yard debris garbage can, Pavlos proceeded to jump into the pile of leaves and spread them all over the yard, again. Here's a picture of Pavlos in the leaves. I guess my mom taught the kids about jumping in the leaf piles:) Needless to say, I didn't get as many leaves into the yard debris can as I wanted to!

And here's a link to an article I read yeaterday about making sure to give children just old fashioned play time. Like leaf-jumping:)

Monday, October 09, 2006

It's been way too long...

Yeah, I realize that I probably have no one that reads my blog, now:) And the excuse for not writing is oh so lame... we are so busy! Isn't everyone busy? I have a minute here, now because Pavlos is enjoying the beautiful weather and playing outside and Petros is actually taking a nap in his crib. He has two new little teeth coming in so he's been a bit grumpy, lately.

We had one of those weekends...
  • Friday night, Greek festival at Holy Trinity (Rob/Paul did not come with us, he has been working late just about every night)
  • Saturday morning go to my parent's home and we leave for Newport, OR for a family wedding (my mom, dad, sister, niece, nephew, me, Pavlos, and Petros)
  • Wedding was the shortest service I have ever been to (seriously).
  • Reception was the best I have ever been to, seriously. It was at the Oregon Coast Aquarium. Great place for the kids. And it was beautiful. And it was fun. And we saw a ton of relatives.
  • Sunday morning, go to the beach, go to historic downtown Newport to buy Salt Water Taffy for Rob/Paul, then hit the road.
  • Home at 3:00pm-ish, Rob/Paul comes home at 5:30 (from work) and we meet my parents and two of my cousins and my brother and sister in law at the festival at 6:30pm. All the food is gone. Seriously. We had tickets for the chicken dinner. They ran out. So they served pastitsio (not a bad substitute). But almost all the food at the festival was gone. That's good for Holy Trinity!
  • We were home by 8:15, Petros fell asleep in the car and we carried him up to his crib. He woke up after midnight, ate, slept until 10am! Pavlos was in bed by 8:45pm and woke up at 8:30am! I went to sleep at 9:30pm, woke up to feed Petros, and slept until 8:00am! I think we were all a little tired:)

Hope to see some of you at the women's retreat this weekend!!!