Monday, March 14

Living and Learning: The Week Ahead...

Orthodox Home
Lent is here and with it comes grumpy children, a grumbling tummy, and more time on my hands.  I've started a Facebook group called Orthodox Home and we've begun a Lenten Cleaning Challenge there.  You're welcome to join in!  Just send me a FB message (Mamabird Emma) and I will add you!

Saint Patrick's Day always brings me back to my college days when I was a waitress in an Irish Pub.  We'd have live bands performing the classics like Danny Boy, Drunken Sailor, Black Velvet Band.  These days, I feel the need to listen to my favorite Celtic artists Enya and Loreena McKennett the minute March rolls around.

I fell down a rabbit hole a few nights ago and came across this inspiring video of a Romanian spoon carver.  Have a look:

On My Bedside Table
What are you planning to read during Great Lent this year?  One of the books that I have chosen is Laurus, which was written about by Rod Dreher, The New Yorker, and The Huffington Post.  I know very little about it, but have been imagining that it will be like Kristin Lavrensdatter.  We'll see!

A few hours before Forgiveness Vespers on Sunday evening, I decided to create paper daffodils.  I made a little more than fifty of them and we are planning to attach one to a ribbon each day of Lent with the hope that by Pascha we will have a lovely garland of daffodils decorating the dining room windows.  I will keep you posted on how it goes!


WendyLady@GoodBooks said...

Please keep us posted about "Laurus" too - always looking for good new reads! :)

Ligia said...

The series with the craftsmen is amazing. I live in Romania but I've somehow missed it, so thank you :)

Heather said...

Wishing you a Blessed Lent! The daffodil garland sounds like so much fun, I've never seen paper ones! They are so sweet! Sounds like you're well prepared!~

Christine said...

Oh the patience the Wooden Spoon Carver has. The spoons are so lovely.
I'm off to get the supplies for making those daffodils!

DJL said...

I'm interested to hear what you think of Laurus. I've been on the fence about reading it, especially after reading reviews of it like this one:
I get the sense that it might be a confusing read....
Love the flowers! Such a great idea.

Emmie said...

I just started Laurus today, only a few pages in but so far I like it a lot. I love your daffodils.

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