Strange meme :)

It had to happen, eventually 🙂 Meg tagged me and it looks like I am supposed to list 6 things that are peculiar to me… hmmm, ONLY 6? How to possibly choose? Let’s give it a try 🙂

1. Television. I used to be a tv addict, now I don’t even have cable! I do, however, have this love for a very small number of movies, which I watch from time to time when I HAVE to turn the television on.

2. Tea? Love it, especially Oolongs and SOME blends – indeed you could call me a tea SNOB. Yep, I must confess to that. Perhaps I am not a true snob because in some cases I WILL use a tea bag, but not if I have a choice 🙂

3. Silk snob…. I love to do embroidery – preferably using silk floss. I love the colors and how it feels between my fingers as I stitch with it!

4. I dearly love Byzantine Orthodox chant. And Russian chant, and Romanian chant, and… get the point 🙂 It doesn’t have to be in English either. (this is probably cheating, I don’t think it’s something unique about me 🙂

5. I have to admit that I don’t like basements, indeed, sometimes I can even detect a little fear when I go into the basement… a carry over from a childhood in which I was allowed to watch WAY too many scary movies. The worst basements of all are those that aren’t finished, or only finished part way, and are used for storage… what IS hiding in those shadows between those boxes and that wall? 🙂

6. I used to love to travel, indeed couldn’t be happy with a year that didn’t see a LOT of it. These days I am pretty much a stay-at-home kind of gal…

Time for more needlework 🙂


2006 in Review

This idea was cribbed from Mimi and Meg.

The idea is to take the last sentence from the first post for each month. Considering the very narrow scope of this blog, this shall be interesting 🙂

There have been those who have wondered about me, and looking at this selection of comments I can see why 🙂

No posts before April in 2006.

April: It’s a good thing I rarely, ever watch television – who has time for it 🙂

May: That seems a rare commodity on the internet, so please let me know of any favorites you may have, or if you run across others.

June: I saw this, I laughed out loud, I put it on my desktop (paraphrase of a header on Mimi’s blog 🙂

July: As it turns out I have to get them done rather quickly, but hope to get a picture of them before they go to their intended home.

August: For the Orthodox, I hope your Dormition Fast is going well, and I wish a good late summer for everyone!

September: However, I will post as I can, and as I get used to my new schedule it will probably get easier.

October: It speaks of forgiveness, and certain sad events in an Amish community a little more than a week ago.

November: Those with slow connections probably don’t want to try it, and if you turn to page 38 in the same file, you will see the image for Tiramisu – which is the OTHER class I am taking, it is in something called Blackwork – which I find very cool – the name has nothing to do with the color 🙂

December: Your Nativity O Christ our God has dawned to the world the light of wisdom, for by it those who worship the stars, were taught by a star to adore You the Sun of Righteousness, and to know You the dawn from above, O Lord, glory to You