Right nowâ€¦11:25 pm and I am in the kitchen waiting for my sugar to reach 300 degrees, otherwise known as the hard crack stage. Benedict is hanging out in his Bumbo seat and Joshua is offering moral support on the making of candy. He will also be helping me put eyes in the bear I made for my niece in a bit.
This weekendâ€¦ was filled with lots of cleaning. You can’t tell by looking at my house now, but we cleaned out quiteÂ a bit of stuff and organized the office so that I could set up my sewing machine and crank out some Christmas Gifts. We picked up our tree on Friday night, cutting it fresh from the farm. The trees at a few of the tree stands around town looked pretty yellow so I am glad there is a U-Cut farm near by.
I started on Christmas gifts for my nieces and nephew weekend, the Michigan ones and cookies for the rest of the family. I am making candy for the nieces whose names we drew for the Facemyer family.
Some plans for the weekâ€¦continue working on the O Antiphons with the kids and preparing the house for Christmas!
If I can find time for myself, I want toâ€¦no plans, as I don’t expect any!
Some prayer intentions for the week: For Mr. Vincent’s Father, who passed away this week. (He was not Catholic so there will be no one to pray for him except for our friends). For a friend, who emailed me a special intention. Most of all, for hearts to open to our Lord this week as we celebrate His birth.
Something that makes me smile: Benedict laughing up a storm when I change his not so pleasant diaper.