Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Shrove Tuesday

yay for pancakes!

I love the tradition of having pancakes on Shrove Tuesday. Every year for the past several years I have had people over to eat pancakes together. Even in Egypt! So great! Tonight I had Richard and the girls, Sherri, and Cecily. We ate pancakes with berries, syrup, whipped cream, and bananas as topping options. We also had scrambled eggs and juice...cuz why not? It was excellent. I love having people over!

Anna and Ella love to play with my kitties, and I think my kitties love to play with them--and now they are both totally exhausted. Both Andrew and Ollie are passed out on things (one on the ottoman and one on the laptop case), sleeping and oblivious to the fact that they are being talked about.

At the end of the evening, Ella (age 2 or 3 ish), when prompted to tell me "thank you for the wonderful pancakes and for having us over" said to me in her adorable but not always understandable little-girl voice, "thank you for the wonderful pancakes and for having us over and for loving us!" aaawwww!

And now Ash Wednesday is upon us. should be interesting....we're of course doing the imposition of ashes. I pointed out to Richard that the last ashes I touched were my mother's, so it will be an interesting day for me. I don't know yet how that's going to go, but we'll see.

I also began learning about drumming today, in preparation for our class on the church in Africa. exciting!

And on that note, that is the end of this random and non-cohesive blog post.


  1. Thank you for the link to your mother's ashes. I just received the last portion of my father's ashes in existence (the rest have been scattered) and without your comment I might have gone this whole day without pondering that. So thank you.

  2. Hope you had a Phat Tuesday...

  3. The comments on ashes remind me of my mother's ashes...there was a lag between my getting them from the funeral director and our having them buried, so for a day or so they were in the trunk of my car, followed by a couple of weeks on her bedroom chest of drawers. It was such a surreal experience for me to pick the box up, to feel the heft of it...and I did momentarily think about that last night at our church's Imposition of Ashes.