I bought each of the girls a new headband...just $1.50 at XXI, pretty satin bows on the side. Hannah wore hers to see the ballet, Cinderella with Galina.
It's like the winter I remember as a child... our years in Vermont were wonderful! I liked to make snow forts from the piles accumulated after shoveling our driveway. I sat in there, read the Sunday funnies, wrote notes, ate Lemonheads... Sledding down the hill in our backyard, from the top where we had the blackberry bushes and garden to the bottom near the old grape trellis and crab apple tree was always fun...I liked to stand on the sled, that was before I ever went skiing. I am so happy to be doing those things again...with my own children. I'd love to have an ice skating rink...my dad made one with a tarp and several 2x4 in our driveway.
Friday, was the Russian Winter's Night fundraiser for our church...an elegant dinner, auction and concert. Irina Mozyleva came from NY to sing...you can hear her opera-like voice if you click on the link! It was in the beautiful house on the Peterloon estate in Indian Hill. There is beautiful art there by Charles Dana Gibson and John Singer Sargent...you can see one behind me in the photo at the mirror. I love that rose wall paper.
We are now upon Great Lent...the 40 days, plus Holy Week in which we fast and prepare for the Passion and Resurrection of Christ. Every day this week there are services at church. Tonight, however, I will not go, as the snow is still coming down, like crazy... I will read the Canon of St. Andrew at home. I wish you all many blessings and peace of soul during this time!
Growing a littler fruit tree. - Ann Ralph does make it seem easy. She is all about the backyard gardener being the one in control, managing the tree, and not letting it decide on its own ...
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