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Thursday, April 30, 2009

I didn't make it to the blogs yesterday. It was one thing after another it seemed - starting with my morning routine of vacuuming up water in the basement. It never fails, I just start to make some headway getting it in order down there, and we have a deluge of rain. The same thing happened last year. Oh well, nothing is ruined, I just have to add an extra little chore to my cleanup routine.

I have been making a lot of soap this week. I did 2 batches of regular soap - Country Roads and Apple Jack 'n Peel. I have had a lot of requests for a plain soap made only with olive oil. I did a batch of that last night. No swirling and scenting - not nearly as much fun. I cut it this morning and I should have waited. Because there are no hard oils in it, it takes a lot longer to harden. Next time I'll leave it in the mold for a couple of days. I didn't have any of the olive pomace that I usually use, but I did have a large can of extra virgin olive oil. I doubt that there is any difference when used in soap, but this batch came out a beautiful creamy color. We shall see what we shall see.
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I'm finalizing the dates for the CD that our choir plans to do. I'm waiting to hear back from our recording guy.
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Staff meeting this morning. No my favorite way to pass the time, however, this one is in St. Louis so I shall reward myself with a trip to the quilt shop. They inadvertently gave me an extra set of blocks and an extra border set in my packet. These things aren't cheap, so I am dropping them off this morning - and treating myself to looking at cool stuff.


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Word of the day:
Thursday of the Third Week of Easter
Gospel
Jn 6:44-51

Jesus said to the crowds:
"No one can come to me unless the Father who sent me draw him,
and I will raise him on the last day.
It is written in the prophets:

They shall all be taught by God.

Everyone who listens to my Father and learns from him comes to me.
Not that anyone has seen the Father
except the one who is from God;
he has seen the Father.
Amen, amen, I say to you,
whoever believes has eternal life.
I am the bread of life.
Your ancestors ate the manna in the desert, but they died;
this is the bread that comes down from heaven
so that one may eat it and not die.
I am the living bread that came down from heaven;
whoever eats this bread will live forever;
and the bread that I will give
is my Flesh for the life of the world."

1 comment:

Janene said...

UGH! We used to get water in our basement...and I mean a lot!
And our basement is finished!
Ever since I was a child I can remember the stress of cleaning up water and the musty smell that came with it!
So I know exactly what you are feeling!
Try to enjoy your day!