Saturday, April 26, 2008

For your Holy Week listening pleasure...

On Friday, the NPR program Performance Today devoted some of its airtime to a recent performance by Cappella Romana in honor Orthodox Holy Week. We (DH and I) went to hear this performance a few months ago. I am listening to it right now (Holy Saturday) as I get myself ready for Pascha!!!

Kalo Pascha!

(when you go to the link, forward RealPlayer to 9:52 if you only want to hear the Cappella Romana segment)

***I believe the link should be good for the next week***

Monday, April 21, 2008

Kali Anastasi!

Blessed Resurrection!

I hope your Holy Week is truly blessed.

Pray for us as Big P and I are running fevers since last night (we missed the Bridegroom Service). This is definitely not a week to want to be sick (but, then again, is there really a time when we "want" to be sick?!?!) It seems as if this is just a really bad cold and, God-willing, we will recover in the next day or so.

Saturday, April 12, 2008

Laundry drying in the sun...

At our old home, I had a clothesline. I loved my clothesline. And it was on a covered deck so I could even hang clothes outside when it was raining (or, at least, I wouldn't worry about the clothes when it started to rain).

Our new home has a small yard. And I have wanted a clothes line. So we bought a retractable clothesling that is attached to the house and pulls out to hook onto our wooden swing set/slide. Today is the first day that the weather has been beautiful enough (and I am at home... yesterday I was at work) for me to hang clothes on the line. Boy, it really feels like spring when you are hanging your clothes out to dry!

This makes me happy!

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Say goodbye crib, hello big boy bed!!!

Little P has transitioned from the crib to the big boy bed!!! Woo hoo!!! I am ready to take down the crib. Big P and Little P now share a room. Big P sleeps on the top bunk and Little P sleeps on the bottom bunk. We have a 3 bedroom home which means, once the crib is taken down, we have a third room to do whatever we want with!!!! Yeah! We are going to move our TV (which is in a nice wooden storage cabinet) from the living room to the 3rd bedroom and turn that into a TV room. We may even move the computer up in there, too (although, I do like having to computer in the eating area because then I can watch pavlos play his computer games, etc... there's something about closing yourself off in a room and playing computer games which makes me nervous... not at his age... but when he gets older... anyway, I digress). Right now, our big bookshelf and a smaller bookshelf are in that room and so is a table with all my starts for our vegetable garden.

Anyway, my baby is getting older...