Three years ago today I lost a dear friend. It's still hard to believe he's gone. We miss you, Cute John.
I cancelled tonight's cantor rehearsal. I am swamped with stocking orders - which is a good thing. The thing is that stocking season coincides with craft show season plus I have a funeral to play for on Saturday. All Saint's day next Monday, a memorial Mass on Wednesday, plus grandkid time gets shifted so there is a net loss of work time. Not a bad thing at all, but makes for some knitting and packaging marathons. Not to mention that we see very little activity on Ebay and the website except at this time of year. I like to think of the business as a "seasonal crop" like Maple Syrup. I cuffed 10 stockings today, knitted 2 more from scratch, took a rush order for 4 more, worked on craft show inventory, made the worship aides for Saturday's funeral, made a batch of caramel apple candles and a batch of gingerbread candles, packaged the 10 nightlights I made yesterday, and a bunch of other stuff that I can't name right now. Oh, my aching back. Haha Tonight I will be finishing the sewing up on the cuffs and then packaging up a dozen and a half for mailing tomorrow. I have a package with room spray which has to be taken to the post office in person and I will drop off a stocking at the middle school. I have a ton of NCIS episodes DVRd that I will watch while I do the hand work.
Word of the day:
Wednesday of the Thirtieth week in Ordinary Time
Today the Church celebrates : St. Frumentius, Bishop (4th century)
Holy Gospel of Jesus Christ according to Saint Luke 13:22-30.
He passed through towns and villages, teaching as he went and making his way to Jerusalem. Someone asked him, "Lord, will only a few people be saved?" He answered them, Strive to enter through the narrow gate, for many, I tell you, will attempt to enter but will not be strong enough. After the master of the house has arisen and locked the door, then will you stand outside knocking and saying, 'Lord, open the door for us.' He will say to you in reply, 'I do not know where you are from.' And you will say, 'We ate and drank in your company and you taught in our streets.' Then he will say to you, 'I do not know where (you) are from. Depart from me, all you evildoers!' And there will be wailing and grinding of teeth when you see Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob and all the prophets in the kingdom of God and you yourselves cast out. And people will come from the east and the west and from the north and the south and will recline at table in the kingdom of God. For behold, some are last who will be first, and some are first who will be last."
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