Dormition of the Theotokos Fast begins tomorrow

The following article has been taken from the OCA website. August 1, 2020, we begin the observance of the relatively brief Dormition Fast that prepares us for the celebration of the Great Feast of the Dormition of the Mother of God on August 15. And, as with every fast, we once again are presented with…

Art practice

Watercolor, and watercolor pencils are, in my opinion, much more difficult to learn than oil paints. When you oil paint, unless you add a large amount of ‘medium to your paint, it pretty much stays where you put it. You can paint over it and it will no ‘reactivate’ and run all over your canvas/paper….

New kettlebell

On its way… If you do not want to go to the gym during this time of masks, and uncertainty, I highly recommend purchasing at least one kettlebell to use as a workout tool. I started out with a 10 pounder and now I’m graduating to a 15lb weight. I decided to order on line…

Today’s KB workout

A kettlebell is an easy way to get a great workout, espeically if you do not have a large amount of money to spend on equipment, or a gym membership, and/or if you do not have room in your home for a gym set up. Doing one thing, such as purchasing a kettlebell (and using…

12 week challenge and intermittent fasting update

The short report… it’s working. The slightly longer report: I fast from 2:00 p.m. until 6:00 a.m.. Which of course means my 8 hour eating window is from 6-2. I put an app on my phone Bodyfast, to help me track my progress. the app allows you to track your body measurements, your weight, and…

Women and faith

A woman cannot live without faith. Either she lives for a period of time without faith and then soon returns to faith in God, or she quickly begins to go to pieces. It is another matter for a man: it is possible for him to live without faith. He hardens completely and becomes a pillar…

Laundry and trash day

Monday’s are trash day. They are also the day I clean our clothes. I think Mondays are laundry days for many homes. This is not a sponsored post but I thought I would share some of my laundry tips and what I use just in case it might benefit someone. I use Seventh Generation laundry…

A quick and easy corn bread recipe that is also delicious

Take two, Jiffy corn muffin mixes. Tear them open and pour the mixes into a large bowl. Add one can of creamed corn and one can of green chiles. I prefer mild green chiles. I do not drain them. I then added 2 eggs and a splash of 1/2&1/2. I mixed it all together and…

12 week challenge update

I am still doing my fitness challenge, however, I am not exclusively eating meat. I know. I love eating meat but since my husband is not on board 100% with this I am trying to be flexible about it all. We love Ramen noodles. They are a good, quick meal that doe snot heat the…