Today began with the reading of the Moleben for all of those who requested the 40 day prayers. Also, the reading of the 40 days of memorial services. After this, I decided to try out my battery charger; it is still plugged into the wall and the red light has not yet changed to the green light so I can’t tell you how the charger is working. I very much dislike using batteries because they are bad for the environment and this is why I am always keeping an eye out for solar powered, or wind up or other types of what is called “renewable” energy sources.
My first big victory was that of getting a watch that is actually wound simply by your movement soooo, the more active you are, the more your watch is activated. This watch was a gift and I have worn it every day since it was presented for my nameday.
My second prize is a solar powered torch. All you do is sit it in the window and the sun charges it. As well, I have a rechargeable torch which works very well and is kept on hand for emergencies.
I do have a traditional wind up clock which has a very loud alarm. It keeps accurate time and only has to be wound once a day so that it isn’t necessary to depend on a battery powered or digital clock.
For the days when there is no sun and when the electricity has shut down, I also have a torch that is wound with a little crank. It uses led technology so the light is quite bright, though it has to be wound for a minute before turning it on.
In the way of kitchen adventures, today I had an amazing bowl of instant oatmeal which is loaded with flax. I was able to add granola in order to make it more nutritious and it was washed down with a large glass of freshly made tansey tea