Saturday, July 30, 2022
Friday, July 29, 2022
Thursday, July 28, 2022
Wednesday, July 27, 2022
Sunday, July 24, 2022
Tuesday, July 19, 2022
I was looking up pictures of Mother Alexandra (a Romanian Princess who founded a Monastery in Ellwood City PA) and found some talks recorded in 1975. I am sharing them below. Above are two framed pictures (post cards) I have of her.
I found Part 4 first so I listened to that one so far.
I found this to be a special find!
May we have her prayers! ❤️🕯🙏
Monday, July 18, 2022
Thursday, July 14, 2022
I worked super hard on my writing today - left at 8, got in about 9 am to library, set up, then had breakfast (tea and a homemade bar), then research with break for lunch and going to the MET for other research, leaving library at 7 getting home after 8!
It's a good thing I am a librarian, some of the research I am doing is fairly involved... but I am figuring it out! Sometimes one abstract (of an article) at a time!
I got two novels from my library, Anne Tyler's latest novel and a YA novel that I read part of at the library and wanted to finish!
It's been a long day but a good one. ... I walked 13k steps, it was sunny, I had ice cream:
Well, it's late now and I had a very full day.
It was so good to have this day, it felt really refreshing and encouraging because I was able to have time to really sit down and do some research...
May God bless protect and save us!
Wednesday, July 13, 2022
I drank so much tea today. It was impressive.
Our days are so busy. Last month was incredibly busy with family visits, etc.
DV I am going to NYC tomorrow to resume work on my writing project. I am relieved to be starting this again. It's what I have to do right now and by this I am being taught a lot.
I got to see, when I was in MI, one of my oldest friends. I really don't have a lot of friends left there but she is one for life and I thank God for her.
Earlier I thought it was Friday; I promptly called my Mom after realizing it was Wednesday and then forgot that it was, indeed, Wednesday!
It is late now, so for now, may God bless and keep you, make His light shine upon you...
Tuesday, July 12, 2022
I did a bit of reading and brainstorming for my ongoing writing project. That was good.
I had my first ice cream cone of the season! My Husband and I made a trip to Trader Joes to pick up their French Vanilla Ice Cream. :)
Well, it's time to work towards bedtime. I have so much to do and will just have to keep working on it all.
May God save us and have mercy on us!
Saturday, July 09, 2022
Friday, July 08, 2022
Monday, July 04, 2022
Picture of the church in Michigan where I became Orthodox 18 years ago this August.
My Husband and I had a month long adventure... we drove to Michigan the Friday of Memorial Day weekend... it was one of the best trips out we've had yet. Thank God we left early and missed the storms...
My beloved worked remotely (a new perk because of the pandemic) most of the time he was there... he drove back by himself (we were all praying!) as I had to be at my foster-nephew's birthday party this past weekend... and I had a wonderful long monastary visit that was a real balm to my heart... the birthday party went well... and I met some of the now 3 year old's birth family and that went well... it's not easy (the grief) and I can't write about it more but I can say that I have a lot of hope and am praying a lot about this.
I got some great advice (and research time!) for my writing project at the Monastery... I can't tell you what a deep blessing that time was... I only can wish everyone would have such blessings!
I got back last night... my Husband picked me up... and today he helped me put the pantry back to rights... we had to empty much of it so that we could have our AC fixed back in May!
I really felt like I had a journey this past month, and a lot of it was grieving what we hoped for (an adopted newphew) and adjusting to how things were going. I definetly had a lot of grieving and processing. Thanks to everyone who has left comments and/or prayed for me (and family) about this...
I feel like my head is back on straight. Now tomorrow DV I hope to finish cleaning the house (mostly done now! that pantry was a lot of work!). And then I have to get back to my writing project.
I am mostly off Instagram right now (sorry about that) but I realized that I need to devote more time to the writing project and Instagram is quite addictive for me and I would lose too much time on it. And I feel very called to my writing project and realized I could not do everything.
Well, that's what's going on in my world. I pray that God will have mercy on all of us and save us!