Tuesday, August 2, 2011


I can't believe it is already August!

Tomorrow is my 22nd birthday and it is incredible how quickly time flies.

Tonight for dinner I made delicious heirloom tomato and cucumber salad.  I am Greek Orthodox, and from August 1-15th, we have a period of fasting (no meat or dairy) in honor of Mary, the mother of God.  I cut up the tomatoes and cucumbers, mixed them with some sea salt, olive oil, and chopped basil, and ate outside, enjoying the summer evening.

Cheerfulness, it would appear, is a matter which depends fully as much on the state of things within as on the state of things without and around us. ~ Shirley by Charlotte Bronte

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