Wow, half way through November! I missed last week.
1. Today is November 15th. For Orthodox Christians who follow the revised Julian Calendar the Nativity Fast begins today. This is the least restrictive of the 4 fasting seasons with Fish being permissible more frequently. The Fast begins on November 15 for those who are on the Old Calendar but old or Julian Calendar is 13 days behind the Revised calendar so OC will start the fast on November 28th.
2. My Orthodox friends and I joke that on fasting days shrimp becomes a vegetable. We’ll be eating shrimp at least once a week for the next 40 days. The rest of my family loves shrimp. I am still learning to tolerate it but I have found a few things I like.
3. Today marked the final due date for the final review for the 2013 Schoolhouse Review Crew. The Crew Leadership will be tallying votes and announcing the winners of the Blue Ribbon Awards this coming week!
4. I may be finished with reviews for the Crew for 2013 but I do have some book reviews and a giveaway. I’ll give you a hint that the giveaway book is *perfect* for a Christmas gift.
5. I’m way to lazy this week to try to come up with pictures for any of my randomness and I’m even too lazy to come up with a real number 5!
Come join us over at the Pebble Pond for this week’s Edition of Random 5 on Friday!