I took note of today's date. My dad would have turned 81 today. It's hard to picture either of my parents as elderly because they both died relatively young - my mother was 32 and my dad was 48. I often wonder what they would have been like as grandparents and now great-grandparents.
Last night I cut and packaged fudge for the craft show tomorrow. I also made a batch of White Chocolate Chex mix. I am working on the last stocking order. I'm debating whether to post one last listing on Ebay. I'll have to think about it.
Christmas will be fun this year because I am making all but the family gifts. (The family gets homemade stuff all year long.) Clayton wants anything that has to do with crafts. He loves to do crafts. We are planning to spend a day making Christmas ornaments. Claire wants "Bobbies". That's Barbies. She wants 2 of them. Clay says Claire likes that "girlie" stuff. The funny thing is that Melisa says when she goes upstairs, Clay is playing with the Barbies and Claire is playing with the tractors. Claire is fascinated with farm machinery. She loves to go on the "bine bine" with Bapa and eat "Emmms." Translation: She loves to ride the combine with Grandpa and eat M&Ms. Peanut M&Ms are the traditional food to eat on the combine with Grandpa. LOL!
Well, I'm off to work. Today is a scheduled "no workout" day because of early Mass. I will do some weights later. Gotta keep my bones healthy.
Word of the day
Memorial of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Jesus entered the temple area and proceeded to drive out
those who were selling things, saying to them,
“It is written, My house shall be a house of prayer,
but you have made it a den of thieves.”
And every day he was teaching in the temple area.
The chief priests, the scribes, and the leaders of the people, meanwhile,
were seeking to put him to death,
but they could find no way to accomplish their purpose
because all the people were hanging on his words.
God bless our troops!