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Words count and words hurt

And I wish people would remember that. I have been avoiding online for awhile, and I finally realized why. In the culture I was raised in, family and extended family are very important, which leads to two important facts. The first is you can be yourself with them–which leads to “interesting” discussions on religion, politics,… Continue reading Words count and words hurt

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Hark the Herald Angels Sing! And shepherds, and sheep, and kings…

Voila!! We had a successful variety show and Christmas pageant tonight! As usual, Babs used her amazing patience and general joy to herd a bunch of preschool to elementary age children into behaving and playing their parts to present a rather lovely telling of the Nativity story. Sorry for the bad pictures–I only had my… Continue reading Hark the Herald Angels Sing! And shepherds, and sheep, and kings…

Random Life · sewing

Progress! One sodden, RIT-dyed cape for Joseph is ready for the dryer! Yes, we lost costumes for Joseph and Mary. Fortunately, years before I took over, some kind mother made two white cotton capes. I dyed one brown for Joseph several years back, and kept the other one back in case we needed a cape of a different color.


Well, the first brown cape is now in the landfill, so thanks to the magic of RIT, Joseph will have his traveling cape for Sunday’s pageant. And his traveling bag! Babs had stored the bag and the boxes the three magi carry in her VBS props box!! Yay!! (I was scared Wednesday afternoon that the boxes had been tossed also. Huge relief.) I have also made 5 robes and one poncho–Mary’s robe is the only full robe still needing to be made. And make sure there are enough headpieces/wraps for everyone.