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Friday, July 14, 2006


I don't know whether we will be able to find out whether the child was a boy or girl, but assuming we can't, the baby's name will be Innocent.

This is not because we expected a boy -- my intuition has always been non-existent for these things -- but because a girl could, in a pinch, also be called Innocent, whereas I would not want to land a boy, even a boy in Glory, with "Nina" (our choice if we knew it was a girl).

Innocent fits for many reasons -- what a wonderful saint (Renaissance man in a kayak), and what a good description of the child.

I want to thank everyone for their words and prayers (expressed or not). One great blessing to come out of this experience is that we are left in no doubt that we are loved (a lot!), and that this community of the Orthodox Church in BC and beyond is really filled with light, life and the Holy Spirit. I am just completely humbled and honoured to be part of it.

Drop Everything

Okay, listen up homies. My friend Susan the Scottish Siren (hi Susan, ya like that?) alerted me to this blog and if you

A) Love yourself even a little bit


B) Have had even the teensiest exposure to Middle English

you must drop everything, stick your hypothetical kids in front of something fascinating on tv (it can have violence, inappropriateness of all kinds, trust me, you won't care), go to the bathroom (Susan's advice, and it was good) and GET yourself to! Aka "Chaucer's Blog".

Oh, my goodness, so funny, so verray verray funny. If I weren't so hungry I would write out a few lines but you will just have to check it out yourself. Click on the classic posts on the left hand side. I am halfway through his "outline" for the Canturbury Tales and I had to drop everything and tell you about it. See how much I love you?

PS I would just link the Chaucer blog to mine like a normal person, but guess what? I am a huge technopeasant and I /don't know how/! Is that sad or what. I would learn more computer stuff but I guess when it comes down to it I just don't care enough. Hey! Are you still reading this? Stop it! Get to House of Fame before I come through your computer and rough you up! Is that possible?

Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Ice Window

Something cool to look at in the middle of summer. This is something Ella made back in February by putting water in her wheelbarrow and floating garden things in it. It froze solid and we took it out and took pictures of it. Note: crocuses in February!

A sad event: since I announced my pregnancy on this blog I guess I better also let you know (if you don't already) that on the night of Thursday July 7 I miscarried. We will be naming the child and I will let you know when we finalize the name -- no jokes this time.

Memory Eternal, little child of God. Posted by Picasa