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Saturday, February 18, 2012 - It's Here! The night of the St. Mary School Mardi Gras!

Tonight is the annual Mardi Gras - an important fundraiser for St. Mary's school. It's a great get-together for a great cause! Be sure to check out the basket from Moeggenborg Sugar Bush and Primitives in the Silent Auction!

You can find out more information here: Mardi Gras

Word of the day:
Saturday of the Sixth week in Ordinary Time
Saint(s) of the day : St Flavian, Bishop and Martyr (+ 449)
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Peter the Venerable : "It is good that we are here"

Holy Gospel of Jesus Christ according to Saint Mark 9:2-13.

Jesus took Peter, James, and John and led them up a high mountain apart by themselves. And he was transfigured before them,
and his clothes became dazzling white, such as no fuller on earth could bleach them.
Then Elijah appeared to them along with Moses, and they were conversing with Jesus.
Then Peter said to Jesus in reply, "Rabbi, it is good that we are here! Let us make three tents: one for you, one for Moses, and one for Elijah."
He hardly knew what to say, they were so terrified.
Then a cloud came, casting a shadow over them; then from the cloud came a voice, "This is my beloved Son. Listen to him."
Suddenly, looking around, they no longer saw anyone but Jesus alone with them.
As they were coming down from the mountain, he charged them not to relate what they had seen to anyone, except when the Son of Man had risen from the dead.
So they kept the matter to themselves, questioning what rising from the dead meant.
Then they asked him, "Why do the scribes say that Elijah must come first?"
He told them, "Elijah will indeed come first and restore all things, yet how is it written regarding the Son of Man that he must suffer greatly and be treated with contempt?
But I tell you that Elijah has come and they did to him whatever they pleased, as it is written of him."

Thursday, 16, 2012

Okay, so I order a couple of rugs from my friend Janet on Etsy. (Yes, I ordered a second rug). I was so inspired by her beautiful rugs that I decided to resurrect an old craft. I have made rugs in the past as I mentioned before, but they never seemed to be completed. I would start one and then overthink it it, get tired of it, and then relegate it to a closet. Last week I decided to try again - inspired by Janet's beautiful rugs. My first one I gave to my niece at our birthday celebration. For the last few years a beautiful teal comforter and sheet set has been commuting back and forth between the attic and the guest bedroom. Despite being beautiful, it just didn't work in any of the bedrooms. I think it once belonged to my sister-in-law who didn't want it any longer. For some reason I just haven't been able to get rid of it.

Last week Harold decided we needed to re-insulate the attic so down came the comforter and sheets again. Hmmmmmmmmm
The tail is still on it because I haven't finished it yet.  I really didn't need to awaken an old addiction.  I am now headed up to Good Will.   LOL!

Word of the day:
Thursday of the Sixth week in Ordinary Time
Saint(s) of the day : St. Onesimus, Disciple of St. Paul, Blessed John de Britto, martyr (+1693)
Holy Gospel of Jesus Christ according to Saint Mark 8:27-33.

Jesus and his disciples set out for the villages of Caesarea Philippi. Along the way he asked his disciples, «Who do people say that I am?»
They said in reply, "John the Baptist, others Elijah, still others one of the prophets."
And he asked them, "But who do you say that I am?" Peter said to him in reply, "You are the Messiah."
Then he warned them not to tell anyone about him.
He began to teach them that the Son of Man must suffer greatly and be rejected by the elders, the chief priests, and the scribes, and be killed, and rise after three days.
He spoke this openly. Then Peter took him aside and began to rebuke him.
At this he turned around and, looking at his disciples, rebuked Peter and said, "Get behind me, Satan. You are thinking not as God does, but as human beings do."

Thursday, February 9, 2012

About 3 weeks ago I ordered a crocheted rag rug from one of my team members at the Old Farmhouse Gathering.  I've made rag rugs before.  I still make them sometimes, but hers have a totally different look that I am just not able to achieve.  When our team sponsored a 50% off sale I snapped up a rug that had caught my eye.  It arrived the other day.  Oh, my!  The pictures just do not do it justice.  Madison and Meghan were here when the rug came.  I think they like it too.  I have already ordered another for my kitchen!

The creator of this rug is Janet Jones of Ragz2rugs. You must check out her shop!

Made a couple of batches of soap this week.  This one is Primitive Pear.  Mmmmmmm

The other is a favorite of our customers, Raspberry Jasmine Spice.  We really don't have all that much time before the Maple Syrup Festival!

Word of the day:
Thursday of the Fifth week in Ordinary Time
Saint(s) of the day : St. Apollonia, Virgin and Martyr (+ 249)
Holy Gospel of Jesus Christ according to Saint Mark 7:24-30.

Jesus went to the district of Tyre. He entered a house and wanted no one to know about it, but he could not escape notice.
Soon a woman whose daughter had an unclean spirit heard about him. She came and fell at his feet.
The woman was a Greek, a Syrophoenician by birth, and she begged him to drive the demon out of her daughter.
He said to her, "Let the children be fed first. For it is not right to take the food of the children and throw it to the dogs."
She replied and said to him, "Lord, even the dogs under the table eat the children's scraps."
Then he said to her, "For saying this, you may go. The demon has gone out of your daughter."
When the woman went home, she found the child lying in bed and the demon gone.

Monday, February 6, 2012

Remember the failed batch of Peppermint Patty soap that I made a few months ago? Today it is being shredded up with some other soap ends and the girls are helping me make soap balls. Madison says they look like donuts so she calls them soapy donuts.  We are generally able to find uses for all of our scraps both with soap and candle wax.  The materials are just too expensive to throw away.  I imagine our grandmothers made these out of their dibs and dabs of soaps.  I mean if these ladies saved their own hair, soap would be a no brainer.  LOL!

Word of the day:
Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Saint(s) of the day : St. Agatha, Virgin & Martyr (+ 251) - Memorial
Holy Gospel of Jesus Christ according to Saint Mark 1:29-39.

On leaving the synagogue Jesus entered the house of Simon and Andrew with James and John.
Simon's mother-in-law lay sick with a fever. They immediately told him about her.
He approached, grasped her hand, and helped her up. Then the fever left her and she waited on them.
When it was evening, after sunset, they brought to him all who were ill or possessed by demons.
The whole town was gathered at the door.
He cured many who were sick with various diseases, and he drove out many demons, not permitting them to speak because they knew him.
Rising very early before dawn, he left and went off to a deserted place, where he prayed.
Simon and those who were with him pursued him
and on finding him said, "Everyone is looking for you."
He told them, "Let us go on to the nearby villages that I may preach there also. For this purpose have I come."
So he went into their synagogues, preaching and driving out demons throughout the whole of Galilee.