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Wednesday, November 3, 2010

36 years ago today, I met Harold. Now, 4 kids, 3 in-law kids, and 3-going-on-4 grandkids, I have to say, "It's a good life."

I got quite a bit done yesterday.  I did 6 stockings, two of which were special orders and had to be completely done.  I made a dent in the kitchen but the house is still looking pretty sad.  I have a memorial mass to do tonight plus cantor rehearsal following.  Today I hope to get the rest of the stocking orders caught up.  All of our "made ahead" bottoms are just about gone.  We are at 98 stockings so far for the season.  In a week or so we will be lucky to keep our heads above water.  LOL!

I am stumped by the Cinnamon Stick candles.  I have wicked them up and the flame still goes out.  Now I'm going to have to look at color - I may have to scale back on intensity.  If I wick too high, the candles smoke.  So right now I have 5 candles for my candle warmer.  Good thing I like cinnamon

Word of the day:
Wednesday of the Thirty-first week in Ordinary Time
Today the Church celebrates : St. Martin de Porres, Religious (1579-1639), St. Hubert, Bishop (657-727)
Holy Gospel of Jesus Christ according to Saint Luke 14:25-33.

Great crowds were traveling with Jesus, and he turned and addressed them, If any one comes to me without hating his father and mother, wife and children, brothers and sisters, and even his own life, he cannot be my disciple. Whoever does not carry his own cross and come after me cannot be my disciple. Which of you wishing to construct a tower does not first sit down and calculate the cost to see if there is enough for its completion? Otherwise, after laying the foundation and finding himself unable to finish the work the onlookers should laugh at him and say, 'This one began to build but did not have the resources to finish.' Or what king marching into battle would not first sit down and decide whether with ten thousand troops he can successfully oppose another king advancing upon him with twenty thousand troops? But if not, while he is still far away, he will send a delegation to ask for peace terms. In the same way, everyone of you who does not renounce all his possessions cannot be my disciple.

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