An unofficial blog by and for members and friends of St. Herman of Alaska OCA church in Langley, BC.
*hand goes up*
*another hand up*
i thought i did a good job of alternating legs...get up with my left, then my right...but i didn't do such a great job cause my right quad is much more vocal this morning then my left.
*hand shoots up hermione-style*The bish showed us a method of bowing with both legs instead of one, apparantly it's easier on the legs. I, howevever, am in a great deal of pain today, so maybe it doesn't make much difference except to make both legs hurt equally.Lent really has begun, hey? The delivery guys took out our motion-sensor light when delivering my new bed. Talk about starting the fast with a bang.Owch.
sigh. two full years ago i was there, having my first forgiveness sunday; you all are very lucky--the last 2 churches i have been in (inluding the one i go to now) have chairs or pews and there is no abiltiy to have a more structured circle and no prostrations. kissing and asking forgiveness, yes; but very unstructured; i find it a bit overwhelming; much perfer st. herman's for this! sigh... but... i am still of course very thankful for my church here! am just aware of the differences between parishes... :)
I've been going to St. Herman's for three years now, and somehow I have still never been to a Forgiveness Sunday. I'm not sure quite how that's happened, although this year, I can say that I've been learning some new sleep (or lack-of-sleep) patterns, and going to church yesterday wasn't quite in the cards.
Magdalen: less a light, but up a new bed? You're not doing too bad! ;-)
oh yeah -- much better to sort of roll forward on both legs and rock-swoosh back up again! Waaaaaay less trauma to the old bod. Or carry a toddler around the circle with you so you can cheat and just do a little fakey-bend, heh heh. Actually that was hard too because Heulwen decided to to this figure-skater move and tilt herself out at a radical angle to my body every time I bent over. I think she liked feeling her hair stand on end. . .it added a challenge, as she is a delightfully roly poly girl. Yeah, I love FSV. I wish we could do a giant one with other entire parishes, but that would probably kill us. . .
matjenny wrote: "Yeah, I love FSV. I wish we could do a giant one with other entire parishes, but that would probably kill us. . ."O be much more careful of what you wish for; it isn't so much the killing, but more the manner of the killing that creates the woe :)
Yeah, it's nice to have the new bed. My old one was about 10 years old, and was wrecking my back. This one's very firm. Whew. So, whose legs hurt worse today than yesterday? ow ow ow.
FSV with all the parishes?Bite your tongue! With this crowd, you never know what they'll try to do. Someone said the other day that it was the gruelling and hard part of lent that they were looking forward to the most. Those wacky converts...
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