Monthly Archives: April 2014

Classics Club, Book #4: The Awakening

This is my fourth post for The Classics Club.  I’ll be reading one classic book a month for the next 4-5 years.  Here’s the list of all the books I’ll be reading.  I’ll try not to include too many spoilers … Continue reading

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Where’s Marko?

Do you all remember Where’s Waldo?  Let’s play a game of “Where’s Marko?” Found him yet? Nik was taking pictures of the Easter service at church last Sunday.  He was up in front, taking a picture of the congregation during … Continue reading

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April Sewing: Ellie’s Dress and Mark’s and Nik’s Ties, for Easter

Nik’s mom, Tina, and I went on a lovely day trip to New York City almost exactly five years ago. After visiting a special exhibit of Greek art, she indulged my love of sewing with an afternoon of shopping, primarily … Continue reading

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Happy Easter!

“Χριστός ἀνέστη!” – “Christ is Risen!” “Ἀληθῶς ἀνέστη! ” – “Truly He is Risen!” Christ Is Risen!  He is Risen Indeed!

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Marks Gets His First Haircut, Ellie Dresses Up To Go To Church with Yiayia, and I Can Hardly Stand All The Growing Up That’s Going On Around Here

The haircut was all Nik’s idea and not mine.  I would have let it get way longer before starting to cut it (because once you start, you just can’t stop!).  Plus, I told Nik that there’s a verse in the … Continue reading

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When Mama and Ellie Are Reading Books…

…Mark will play! (Note to self: crackling noises should probably not be ignored.) And, in other news, Mark is walking!  He has been for about six weeks but has recently developed a new level of confidence.  He’s so confident, in … Continue reading

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Recipe: Soaked Whole Wheat Pumpkin (or applesauce) Muffins

In my continuing quest to make our whole wheat baked goods healthier and more easily digestible, I started making the soaked healthy pumpkin muffins from Kitchen Stewardship about a year and a half ago.  It’s been a long time since … Continue reading

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“My Wife’s Brother’s Wife’s Dad’s Second Cousin”

I’ve made it no secret that I’m related to Joe Flacco.  We haven’t managed to turn this close familial connection into season tickets for the Ravens yet (not that I really want them) but Nik did manage to work it … Continue reading

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Graying the Black and White (more on Mark’s birth story and clothes)

I tend to see the world in pretty stark black and white terms. For some reason, it’s harder for me to see the nuances.  I have to consciously work to to see the in-between shades of gray and sometimes I … Continue reading

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“Children of the Same Family”

Children of the same family, the same blood, with the same first associations and habits, have some means of enjoyment in their power, which no subsequent connections can supply:… from Mansfield Park by Jane Austen P.S. Clearly someone forgot to … Continue reading

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