Christmas 2015

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Monday, April 27, 2009 - Happy Anniversary Justin and Melisa

Seven years ago today Justin and Melisa were married. Since then, Clayton and Claire have arrived. The next generation is taking over and Harold and I are now the old folks on the road. My how time flies.

The Syrup Festival is behind us. Our local community band director will no longer take "no" for an answer to the question of whether I will play in it. Now that I'm retired (semi) I have more time. Anyone who has retired is laughing at that statement. However, I told him I would be there tonight and be there I will! He may want to re-think his invitation after hearing me tonight. It's been several years since I've touched my horn.

We arrived home last night to the sound of the water vac in the basement. That's never good news. Harold was trying to keep ahead of the water that was coming in. We had 3 inches of rain over the weekend. The basement is my work area. Fortunately (or unfortunately depending on how you look at it) we have had this problem before so all of my stuff is in plastic bins or up sitting on supports to keep it off the floor. I will be working on soap this week for the upcoming Highland Festival so I won't have to be down there much, slogging through the wet.

My friend Barbara sent me a link this morning. Another of our prayer quilt ladies has died. We have a meeting today so we will be praying for her.
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Late Afternoon update:
This week's soapmaking marathon began with our Country Roads soap. It's a crisp outdoorsy scent that I formulated for the guys, but I like the woodsy smell too.
I think I have finally perfected my recipe and procedures for soapmaking. I was thrilled at how much we sold to repeat customers last weekend. It makes me feel really good when someone comes looking for us at craft shows.



When this soap cures, the cream colored parts will darken to a beige color and the bar will look like camouflage.

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Word of the day:
Monday of the Third Week of Easter
Gospel
Jn 6:22-29


[After Jesus had fed the five thousand men, his disciples saw him walking on the sea.]
The next day, the crowd that remained across the sea
saw that there had been only one boat there,
and that Jesus had not gone along with his disciples in the boat,
but only his disciples had left.
Other boats came from Tiberias
near the place where they had eaten the bread
when the Lord gave thanks.
When the crowd saw that neither Jesus nor his disciples were there,
they themselves got into boats
and came to Capernaum looking for Jesus.
And when they found him across the sea they said to him,
"Rabbi, when did you get here?"
Jesus answered them and said,
"Amen, amen, I say to you, you are looking for me
not because you saw signs
but because you ate the loaves and were filled.
Do not work for food that perishes
but for the food that endures for eternal life,
which the Son of Man will give you.
For on him the Father, God, has set his seal."
So they said to him,
"What can we do to accomplish the works of God?"
Jesus answered and said to them,
"This is the work of God, that you believe in the one he sent."

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