I must have said, sung and typed this at least a hundred times, and still it bubbles up from my lips and my fingers, and absorbs almost every waking moment; I find myself singing the Paschal troparion and my heart is filled with joy. I wish you all a joyful and truly blessed Pascha, the Feast of Feasts and the source of our joy.
... Ben Hur on DVD. One of my beloved films of childhood, I bought a very reasonably priced DVD a few years ago and decided today that it would be the perfect accompaniment to tacking a veritable mountain of ironing which I had been studiously ignoring for the last few days.
Our very clement weather has been perfect for doing laundry; I love washing and hanging the clothes out to dry, but the ironing is slightly less fun, I must say, and tends to need a good DVD to take my mind off it! I had forgotten just how good Ben Hur is, and am thoroughly enjoying re-acquainting myself with it. I have just reached the opening part of the famous Chariot Race.
I also found a copy of Charlton Heston's autobiography in my local charity shop for 80 pence, and very much look forward to reaching the part where he talks about filming Ben Hur.
DD3 and I are anxiously awaiting the delivery of a fairly large parcel - 5kg of beads and jewellery making supplies! Her favourite bead-seller is closing down her business due to health issues, so we placed an order for a large lucky box of mystery supplies at a knock-down price. It was shipped on Monday with an expected delivery date of today, so we are hoping it will indeed arrive today.
A knock on the door about an hour ago produced a positively Pavlovian response, but it was a parcel for Dear Husband instead. He was pleased, we were less so :-) Photos will follow when the parcel arrives!