I hadn't realized how close our first show was. It's one week from today. I have everything inventoried and ready to go except the fudge, but I still feel unsettled. I was thinking we still had a couple of weeks to go. Melisa and Nicola won't be there for the first part of it because Melisa has a Mom-to-Mom show. I'm nervous because we have never done a spring show for Keepsake Collections. We shall see what we shall see. It can't be any worse than some of the other spring shows we've done. In fact, I expect it to be much better. It's hard to gauge. We do well at the Maple Syrup Festival, but our best shows are around Christmas. With the instablility of the economy it's hard to tell how we'll do.
Saturday of Easter Week
Today the Church celebrates : St Magdalena of Canossa, Virgin and Foundress (1774-1835)
Holy Gospel of Jesus Christ according to Saint Mark 16:9-15.
When Jesus had risen, early on the first day of the week, he appeared first to Mary Magdalene, out of whom he had driven seven demons. She went and told his companions who were mourning and weeping. When they heard that he was alive and had been seen by her, they did not believe. After this he appeared in another form to two of them walking along on their way to the country. They returned and told the others; but they did not believe them either. (But) later, as the eleven were at table, he appeared to them and rebuked them for their unbelief and hardness of heart because they had not believed those who saw him after he had been raised. He said to them, "Go into the whole world and proclaim the gospel to every creature.