Dear Dad, I am so glad the kids convinced me to go with them for a quick (27 hour) trip with them to catch the leaves changing color in our beautiful state. Where we lived, we always had the water to the east. Remember how stunning the sunrises were? Many would blankly stare at meContinue reading “The Sunrise”
Author Archives: Gia
Iconography: A Small Antidote
Dear Dad, I started a new med last week. It’s a non-stimulant that takes at least a week to start working. I feel it’s making me feel very sleepy and foggy-headed. I also am starting to lose interest in many things like reading, blogging, doing much of anything. I know this isn’t the real me.Continue reading “Iconography: A Small Antidote”
An Unexpected Blessing
Γειά σου, Παππού! How does the saying go again? Life happens while you plan? I wonder if there’s a saying like that in Greek? I’m sorry I can’t ask you now. But I’m sure you’re smiling, since I’m trying to improve my Greek. Life has such a weird way of turning out. I’m not sureContinue reading “An Unexpected Blessing”
You Truly Can’t Afford the Luxury of a Negative Thought*
Dear Dad,Please forgive me if I ever repeat myself. Days are starting to meld together as I work on keep myself busy until I receive the Word (Him guiding me in a certain direction), and in turn the word (of whatever the plan is). I got into a bit of a rut with baking andContinue reading “You Truly Can’t Afford the Luxury of a Negative Thought*”
Cooking Imitating Life or Life Imitating Cooking?
Dear Pappou, I’ve heard a saying that seems to describe my life. “Life happens while you plan.” You make sure you check everything on the list of whatever it is for which you’re planning. You might even look over it a couple times thinking you’ve get everything covered. Then, all of a sudden, a hurdle,Continue reading “Cooking Imitating Life or Life Imitating Cooking?”
Right on Time! Thank you, Father Barnabas!
Dear Dad, Today, I talked about my fear of being dismissed by so many people in life that I make myself paralyzed. Then, when finally confronted by it, it turns to anger and that person(s) tune me right out which can exacerbate situations. It happened talking to Thia. I used to be able to haveContinue reading “Right on Time! Thank you, Father Barnabas!”
Serendipity or God’s Nudge?
Dear Dad, I’ll never forget the time when you came home to tell us that you learned of an icon at a nearby Orthodox church that had potentially something miraculous happening to it. I don’t remember the jurisdiction, but I do remember you mentioning a saint of whom I had never heard. His name wasContinue reading “Serendipity or God’s Nudge?”
Γειά σου, Pappou! Well, I was a bit more successful baking baguettes this time! The only difference is I accidentally used the wrong flour. At least it came out cooked this time! It ended up tasting like sourdough bread. Not sure how that happened. Nonetheless, bread is the staple of life, so it’s important toContinue reading “Getting there!”
Dear Yiayia, I visited Mom today. I brought her some Greek Mountain tea to try, because I thought she’d like this certain type. She told me that she didn’t like it because it was bitter. I discovered there are at least 17 different varieties. So, I thought I’d have her try the one I recentlyContinue reading “Dreams Realized”
Dear Yiayia: Greece, Travel, Health, Empowerment
Dear Yiayia, T Since I can’t travel much now, I’ve on this page a lot dreaming of Greece. Once, I even entertained the thought of moving there! I’ll be keeping you posted on the information about this page, as well as reminiscing about past trips. I’m sure these posts will really get a psychiatrist’s attention!Continue reading “Dear Yiayia: Greece, Travel, Health, Empowerment”