Tuesday, April 25

The Day of Joy


It poured and poured today.  We've kept the fire going for the past two days to ward off the chill and it's cheerful glow has kept morale up in the process.  

Today is the Day of Joy in the Orthodox Church.  It is the day that Orthodox Christians sing memorial services and remember their dearly departed loved ones.  We had a service at church this morning and afterward one of our parishioners gave me a pussy willow tree to plant in the garden.  Hopefully we'll have pussy willows to bless for Palm Sunday next year.  We need to find a wet and sunny spot to plant it.

We've been recuperating from our busy weekend (and really, we're still recovering from Pascha).  The most we've accomplished in the last two days has been a little remedial housework and our schoolwork...  we're all just so tired! I anticipate a few more lazy days until we're back to our usual selves.  Sometimes the best thing to do is to listen to our bodies and rest.  Why is that so hard to do?! 


elizabeth said...

It's been cold here too, ! , I know how one needs rest and see that one can worsen when one does not tend to the need to rest....♡

Kathryn said...

I just love your blog and the little snippets of your family life. Your photography is beautiful and your pictures always seems to have some magical or far away quality to them. I just wanted to let you know how much I enjoy it.

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