I have been buried in a sea of stocking orders - not to mention all of the other excitement going on around here. We are at 160 stockings for the season now and if the pace keeps up, we may need to pull our listings early. I really need to bookmark this or have Anna, Melisa, or Nicola send it to me when I start slacking off in March.
We will take orders until November 30, unless we get too many orders to be able to ship in time for Christmas. So far we are keeping up, but just barely. With a new baby due any time, things could change quickly.
Word of the day:
Thursday of the Thirty-First Week in Ordinary Time
Gospel Lk 15:1-10
The tax collectors and sinners were all drawing near to listen to Jesus,
but the Pharisees and scribes began to complain, saying,
"This man welcomes sinners and eats with them."
So Jesus addressed this parable to them.
"What man among you having a hundred sheep and losing one of them
would not leave the ninety-nine in the desert
and go after the lost one until he finds it?
And when he does find it,
he sets it on his shoulders with great joy
and, upon his arrival home,
he calls together his friends and neighbors and says to them,
"Rejoice with me because I have found my lost sheep."
I tell you, in just the same way
there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents
than over ninety-nine righteous people
who have no need of repentance.
"Or what woman having ten coins and losing one
would not light a lamp and sweep the house,
searching carefully until she finds it?
And when she does find it,
she calls together her friends and neighbors
and says to them,
"Rejoice with me because I have found the coin that I lost."
In just the same way, I tell you,
there will be rejoicing among the angels of God
over one sinner who repents."