Yesterday I went to lunch with two friends. It was a pleasant time! Afterwards I stopped in at the office at St. Mary and chatted with a couple of former co-workers. The ache is starting to heal a bit. I stopped in because I am working on a scent blend that smells like Chrism and I wanted an opinion on how close I am. Todd will be ordained to the permanent deaconate in 2017 and a former Shepherd student will be ordained to the priesthood. Diane and Todd both liked the scent, but I want to tweak it a bit more. I decided to go to the staff party on Sunday. I am ready to heal. I have also decided to remain in the Diocesan choir.
Wednesday nights are Word and Communion services at St. Patrick. I have decided to attend those. I like the people and the fellowship. Clay and Claire went with Harold and I.
Last night I bottled the rest of the Peppermint foaming soap and today I made a batch of Country Apple.
I have been having a ball designing labels. I have started purchasing from a company online that has templates for the labels. It is much easier to keep organized and to experiment with new designs. They may be a bit more expensive, but the time I save trying to use PSE is worth something.
I just finished the stocking order that came in a few days ago. They need to be sewn and made ready to ship. I also forced myself to go up into the attic and organize and sort my inventory.
I ordered a graphic for a grungy jar candle that I want to make available at the Shepherd Maple Syrup festival - but before I do that I gave myself one major project for the day. I have to sort and put away the laundry. Tomorrow the Christmas stuff gets put away. I leave the winter decor out until Lent so basically the tree and the Santa stuff has to go. The porch lights stay.
Today I am getting my diet under control. With the stress at the church over the last few months, I did a lot of stress eating and gained about 20 pounds. Need to get on the stick with that.