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Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Ah, more rain.  Not what I was hoping for.  Working in the damp basement is doing nothing for this cough.  Maddie and Meghan came over this morning and the plan was for them to help me package the little heart soaps I made yesterday.  Well, that didn't work out because the soap was to soft to work with.  They were disappointed, but we can wait until next week to do them.  They just have to be made in time to cure, but they can be packaged when I get to it.

After the girls went home, I made a batch of candles, several batches of tarts, and several batches room sprays.  I have one more batch of fudge to make, but I needed more of one of the ingredients.

Tonight I played for a class of kids who are preparing for First Communion and Confirmation.  Immediately after that I went to do a class with the RCIA.  I miss teaching, but there is only so much time in a day.

I planned to stop at Walmart to get a few things, but it was rainy, windy, and cold so I just made a quick stop at Family Fare to get a loaf of bread and some potatoes.

Doesn't sound like I did much today, but I never stopped moving. 

Monday, April 22, 2013

Let's see - what did I do today?
Started off the day with Madison, Meghan, and Garrett.  Never a dull moment with those three around.
First off, the girls turned on the CD player which is, and has been, their custom.  Garrett, who is Claire's little brother, has heard this song before.  So he did his little dance.

Despite the fact that Garrett is a little tornado boy, I did manage to get a batch of chocolate peanut butter fudge made.  I had some help with the testing.  Notice Maddie's ponytail.  That is her 80's look inspired by the Princess Pageant.

Thankfully, Harold made a roast the other day, so I didn't have to worry about lunch.  After the monkeys went hope, I made a batch of Maple Cream Fudge, a batch of Hazelnut Coffee candles, a batch of Country Orange Spice grubby tarts, and 120 more soap hearts for the Girls on the Run race bags.  I have one more batch of those and they will be finished - and none too soon because they have just enough time to cure before the event which will be in Shepherd this year - woohooo!!  Tomorrow Madison will help me package them and put on the labels.

Sunday April 21, 2013

It's been a very long time since I've updated this blog.  We got slammed with stocking orders in October (which, coincidentally was my last post) and we never really got caught up.  Now the Shepherd Maple Syrup Festival is next week and my workroom has been filled with water.  We had 4 funerals in 5 days at the church last week. Thank goodness I started getting ready early so we have most of everything we need.

Today I am making fudge - chocolate, to be exact.  Because I am on a program to reverse my insulin resistance, I can't test it so I have to rely on other people - and by other people, I mean Harold, who is always a willing tester.

Yesterday was the Maple Syrup Festival Princess Pageant, and our little Claire was a contestant.  She sang, "He's Got the Whole World in His Hands."  She and Maddie have sung that song hundreds of times in our living room, but watching her sing it here made me tear up.

The video isn't very good, but you can hear her very well. There are actually three videos, her song, her interview question, and her group dancing.  I need to find my video camera because this one isn't very good. Claire is the 4th girl from the left with the pink tights, turquoise skirt and turquoise gloves.