Tuesday, October 31, 2023

soup making and soup prep

After working all day on my writing project research I boiled a whole 5lb chicken for the meat (future casseroles) and soup broth. Then I peeled chopped and boiled potatoes. Thursday DV I am going to make the potatoes and leek soup mix and use the boiled potatoes with potato water + chicken soup broth + chicken meat for an ultra packed soup 🍲 

Monday, October 30, 2023

10 Days in the State of Georgia

We visited 2 of my Husband’s siblings and his parents ❤️ we also saw our wedding godkids. 

I am doing fine but understandably tired!

Will try to write more soon! Busy days 😊

May God have mercy on us 🙏 

Sunday, October 15, 2023


We had a beautiful Sunday.  A friend and her kids came.  We went shopping for groceries after. 

I have had a difficulty sleeping but keep hoping for better 🙏 

My work on my writing project continues. 

Next week we have family visiting so olif I don't write, that's why. 

May God have mercy on us 🙏 

Monday, October 09, 2023

A very full Monday

I had my first online class for my writing project today. It went really well. It is exactly what I need and I am so grateful to God for this. 

I had a second meeting tonight and then took a walk and then got ready to leave. 
We were at a dinner for a friend's son's birthday today and that was really nice.

So yesterday was church and seeing our candledesk man at his retirement home then nap and then I went to a baby  shower for my goddaughter. 

So I am really peopled out! So tomorrow will be a clean house day and rest and do a little. 

All the while I keep going back to thinking about the class I had....

May God have mercy on us 🙏 

Saturday, October 07, 2023

A Saturday of Joy

Our friend Photini visited us! We had brunch!  I got an egg coddler made in England at Tea and Sympathy. 😊🥚

We went to vespers. I got some groceries. After dinner I made koek. I think I over baked it  ... 

We have a busy week coming up. 

May God have mercy on us 🙏 

Thursday, October 05, 2023

progress through a completed journal

Well. I accomplished something, for me anyway, I filled up an entire notebook on the 1991 book St Silouan the Athonite by St Sophrony.  

So in typical fashion I took these pictures and then started a new notebook! I am currently on page 441. I think it goes to page 503.

It's really good but wow it makes you think.... by which I mean both actual thinking but really more than that. It makes you look at your life, begin to see how what St Silouan (whose writings are the second half of the book) is saying is true....

When I read this sort of thing I feel like what is *actually* happening and why it is happening is finally being said.  It's always a relief, sometimes startling and in the end very encouraging. 

I am really glad I get to read this. It's a great treasure.

Well, other than this, I am tired. My goodness it took me forever just to read ten or so pages. If I am at the library I get more done. But I also wrote about 2 pages single spaced on my writing project so that's good. 

Well. I hope that I get to the library next week.  I am actually going to NYC briefly tomorrow but not to my library. 

Thanks God for His mercy! May the Lord have mercy on us still 🙏 

Tuesday, October 03, 2023

Goals in process

I got a smoothie. ✔️
My dishes are done ✔️ 
My kitchen counters are clean ✔️
I sent an important letter out ✔️
Letter was well received ✔️
I am DV gaining another goddaughter 💐
I read the mystery 📖 book ✔️
I rested ✔️

Ironically I struggled with Thanksgiving even though so much was done. 

Really hoping my throat improves. 

For now I must cultivate thanksgiving...

Lord have mercy!

Monday, October 02, 2023

New goal continued: Rest

Saturday I got to see our priest and his Matushka who retired this year. It was the first time I saw them this year where I was not sick, manic or having/recovering from memory loss. 

So that was deeply special and beautiful. 

Sunday morning liturgy was a blessing!

Afterwards we had a parish picnic!

A special lovely time!! 

On Saturday I learned of an educational opportunity for me to have some one on one tutorials regarding a big part of my research for my writing project. I start DV next week! I am thrilled that God has granted this to me. 

It also means that I am "more busy" and need to be careful that I do not get unbalanced in terms of activity versus rest. I have failed with this before and must be careful. 

I am still having a sore throat (right lymph gland tobe exact). I did a video consult today about it. I will keep resting.  Tomorrow here's my plan:

I have not read this one (or not in many years). Looking forward to "vegging"...
May God have mercy on us 🙏 

Ps: updated to add that my c-test was negative 

So onward! 🙏❤️