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Thursday, August 18, 2011

Today was a "putter" day.  Madison and Meghan were here for a bit while Sam and Kelli went to a funeral for Kelli's great-grandma.  Meghan took a nap and after she woke up, Madison wanted to go on the front porch and sit on the swing.  So we did.  We watched cars go by, we heard birds squawking, Madison rang the dinner bell and threw a ball around the yard.  The guys were gone for dinner so it was just a fun kind of lazy morning.  After the girls went home, I shredded up a batch of lard and lye soap to put into our homemade laundry soap kits.  A salad shooter sure makes the job a lot easier.

I also measured out oils for 4 more batches of soap.  Tomorrow I will be doing a batch of Fairy Tales.  I have some bars left so I will concentrate on cupcakes, itty bitty bars, and perhaps some mini cupcakes.  (tee hee, Deb)

After I measured the oils, I packaged up some laundry soap kits, made a couple of stockings, and then baked the batch of cookies I mixed up yesterday.

Went for a short run tonight and just finished cooking up a batch of liquid laundry soap.
Time for bed.

Word of the day:
Thursday of the Twentieth week in Ordinary Time
Saint(s) of the day : St. Alberto Hurtado Cruchaga, Priest (1901-1952)
Holy Gospel of Jesus Christ according to Saint Matthew 22:1-14.

Jesus again in reply spoke to them in parables, saying,
The kingdom of heaven may be likened to a king who gave a wedding feast for his son.
He dispatched his servants to summon the invited guests to the feast, but they refused to come.
A second time he sent other servants, saying, 'Tell those invited: "Behold, I have prepared my banquet, my calves and fattened cattle are killed, and everything is ready; come to the feast."'
Some ignored the invitation and went away, one to his farm, another to his business.
The rest laid hold of his servants, mistreated them, and killed them.
The king was enraged and sent his troops, destroyed those murderers, and burned their city.
Then he said to his servants, 'The feast is ready, but those who were invited were not worthy to come.
Go out, therefore, into the main roads and invite to the feast whomever you find.'
The servants went out into the streets and gathered all they found, bad and good alike, and the hall was filled with guests.
But when the king came in to meet the guests he saw a man there not dressed in a wedding garment.
He said to him, 'My friend, how is it that you came in here without a wedding garment?' But he was reduced to silence.
Then the king said to his attendants, 'Bind his hands and feet, and cast him into the darkness outside, where there will be wailing and grinding of teeth.'
Many are invited, but few are chosen."

1 comment:

Deb E. said...

I was going to comment that maybe an itty bitty bar would be just as cute for a 4 year old, but I'm slow and I see from the other post that you already have the itty bitty cupcakes made. LOL Awesome!