Feast of St Matthias
Thanking God for:
::some friendships that have weathered a very rough year
::laughing with my husband
::a very generous donor at my daughters bake sale for a local homeschooling family who unexpectedly lost their husband/father
::not getting sprayed by a skunk
Saturday night Chris and I came home and I went over to the chicken coop to put a water bucket back inside the coop. As I walked up to the coop, flashlight in hand, I saw a skunk! Inside the coop! I shined the light on him or her, I did not get close enough to tell the difference…how do you tell the difference? Anyway, I saw him (or her) slip under the wall into an adjoining, vacant coop. Someone had left a 4 wheeler over there, so I got on it to ride back to the house. But it was cold and it didn’t want to start. So I ran back to the house yelling “Chris! Skunk! Chris! Skunk!” Of course he didn’t hear me because we have six talking children and a babbling baby. I ran in the house yelling “Skunk!!” so Chris grabbed his shotgun, told a kid to hold the dog and the rest to stay inside the house. We went back over to the coop and the skunk had slipped under a fence and was out in the field. I held the flashlight while Chris shot the skunk. Sunday afternoon Chris and the boy went over to the coop and filled in a couple of holes with concrete.
“The devil loves to fish in troubled waters.” The children and I listened to a sermon the other day during lunch and the priest used that phrase.
I am praying for my children. This world is a tough place. This world tells you, you have to to keep up. This world will turn on you and drop you in a heartbeat.
Chris said the weather is getting ready to get interesting: rain, snow, blizzard conditions all expected this week.
Ok, you have got to watch this video, Back to Eden. I know, it’s an hour and 45 minutes, it is so worth it if you garden or want to garden.
I told you all how much Chris hated my pajama’s so I threw them out, well I bought a pair of fleecy pajama pants and a super soft tee shirt to go with it. Chris likes these. I have my hair back in a wet pony tail and some house slippers on my cold feet.
I ordered some shampoo bar samples from Apple Valley Natural Soap. I washed my hair Friday and Sunday with it. So far it’s ok. Friday was much better. I used an Apple Cider Vinegar rinse on Friday and my hair felt lovely. Sunday I did not, at first, but had to go back and rinse with the ACV. It feels better than before the rinse.
My sister came over last week and showed me how to make soap. Here are the Lavender Oatmeal Bars I made.
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