Our daughter made a macrame plant hanger to give her French teacher this weekend and we stopped at Bleached Butterfly to buy a plant to hang in it.
Saturday, February 26
When we make hot chocolate, we often like to add cinnamon to the top. I recently bought a beautiful blown glass and pewter salt and pepper set at the thrift store and am using one of the shakers for cinnamon. Now we can have the finest dusting of cinnamon instead of the clumps and plops that we were used to. What should I use the second shaker for?
Thursday, February 24
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Wednesday, February 2
Joyous Feast of the Meeting of the Lord! On this holy day, we remember the Mother of God and Saint Joseph bringing the infant Jesus to the Temple at forty days old, where he was presented to the righteous Simeon. Upon seeing the Savior, Saint Simeon exclaimed,
"Lord, now lettest Thou Thy servant depart in peace, according to Thy word! For mine eyes have seen Thy salvation, which Thou hast prepared before the face of all people; A light for revelation to the gentiles, and for glory to Thy people Israel!"
This prayer is recited or sung at every Vespers service in the Orthodox Church. We also bring candles to church today to be blessed by the priest. I absolutely love this feast and was glad that I was able to dart out of school to go to Liturgy between 7th and 8th grade math today.
Tuesday, February 1
Today is the feast of Saint Brigid and I present some beautiful (store-bought!) Irish soda bread in her honor. I wish that there was some stew to serve with it, but alas, there is not. Nevertheless, I will enjoy a well-buttered slice with some tea before we head to Vespers for The Meeting of the Lord.