Monday, April 14, 2014

Music Monday

It's Holy Week,
So the only music blasting in my car these days is hymns from Mount Athos.
I figured this post should follow suit, though I found some great gems last week :)
This is a very somber time in the Orthodox Church,
And the music really fits that mood
It gives me chills to think how ancient the Bridegroom services are
I wonder who was in church this time of year a century ago,
a thousand years ago or more,
Sending up their prayers to God and thanking him for his great mercy.


I hope your week is calm and peaceful,
And filled with the light of Christ.


P.S. if you're Orthodox and looking for something else to listen to in your car this week besides silence,
(or maybe just curious about Orthodox Christianity,)
Ancient Faith radio has an iPhone app! Check it out for great lectures and talks.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

TBT

There was a review of Led Zeppelin's first album floating around reddit
Can you believe the Page's songs were described as "weak" and "unimaginative"? 
And Plant's vocals were "prissy?" 
Can't say I agree with any of that. 
Exhibit A:


Have a good one :)


Monday, April 7, 2014

Music Monday

Almost forgot!

This one's a bit nostalgic. Can you tell I've been listening to my college iPod again?



No shame. I still love Counting Crows

Saturday, April 5, 2014

The Engagement

So Peter is the kind of guy who thinks he can fit 36 hours of events into a 24 hour day
Which is why that weekend was so incredible, exciting and exhausting.
Here goes:

I woke up on the morning of the fifteenth slightly exhausted and very confused.
First off, Peter's flight had been a bit delayed and we'd pulled into Ormond just in time to grab a Valentine's Day dinner from Grind before the kitchen closed
and pass out watching an episode of Sherlock at 11.
Secondly, it was 10 in the morning and Peter was already up, snooping around in the kitchen
and asking me for my car keys.
Bold moves for the guy who doesn't like to drive in Florida traffic
{can't say I blame him.}
So I lazily acquiesced and fell back asleep.

I came downstairs to a huge bouquet of the loveliest flowers,
and Peter cooking up the fluffiest banana oatmeal pancakes with strawberries, mascarpone cheese and honey.
A pretty great start to our third year anniversary,
especially seeing we had spent our first and second an entire ocean and eight time zones apart
but hey, who's counting?

He told me we were going on an adventure,
So naturally I threw on a cute skirt and my Frye boots,
and naturally he told me that, dear, I might not want to be wearing a skirt where we're going.
I begrudgingly changed into jeans.

In the car, he handed me  a note:
Dear Georgia, 
 It's so great to finally be together on our anniversary. I hope you enjoy the day. Here is your first envelope of the day. Let's see if you can guess where we're going.
Love, Peter
Inside the envelope was a tag from the boots  he'd gotten me for Christmas,
and a photo of the two of us holding a heart-shaped falafel. {???????}
You can see why I am marrying him, obviously (:
 Well, in spite of appearances, I am not hopelessly dumb and realized he was taking me horseback riding
and freaked out accordingly.

On the way to the stables, we stopped to pick up our race packets
{did I mention we were running  the Daytona Beach Half Marathon?
Because that also happened that weekend.
As I said, 36 hour days :)}


So then came the horseback riding!
Which was incredible.
There were only four of us, 
and the very weird trail guide let us trot a few times,
which was a nice change of pace from your typical trail ride.





So now we had to pause and help my roommate load his motorcycle onto a trailer,
Before heading out for the next adventure-
a picnic on the beach!
We stocked up on spanakopita from Theia's bakery,
prosciutto from Bon!
And obviously, wine...






















Not How Peter Proposed (but still pretty amazing.)

I know, I know

I promised an engagement story
and here we are,
2 MONTHS LATER

and nothing.

it's coming though, trust me!

For now here's a sweet surprise proposal that brought me to tears!
This guy just pulled all the levers in the most creative way
and I'm a sucker for families uniting


Can't wait to share ours- maybe tomorrow?

G

Friday, February 21, 2014

WE'RE ENGAGED!!!

Yep! 



He asked.
I said yes.

He liked it,
so he put a ring on it.

Ok. I'll stop now. 
But we are SO happy and can't wait to share the full story with you guys!!
Eventually. 
For now, I've got a hot skype date
With my hot fiance ;-)


(p.s. no worries, he did NOT propose on the Daytona Speedway!)

Monday, January 6, 2014

well hi there.











It's been a hot minute since I've blogged.
We can all blame Peter for that,
as I have way to much fun with him,
And my laptop ends up shut and stowed in some quiet corner
While we run about on adventures
{and by adventures I mean beaching it every. single. day. You're welcome, love}


and yes. we did see a parrot





































And now,
I'm going to leave you again.

I know.
I can hear the cries of dismay echo across the internet as we speak
{that was sarcasm, FYI.}

I enjoy blogging,
it's very cathartic for me,
but let's be real
(a) I haven't got a readership {apart from Peter. Thanks hon.}
(b) I am starting my peds rotation
And seeing as I want to be a pediatrician when I grow up if I grow up
Pediatrics >>>> blogging.
So I'll be spending less time reading blogs and blogging
And more time studying.

Wish me luck guys
And have a happy and healthy 2014!!



Georgia