Today we wrapped our last big order of soap while sitting by a nice fire and watching "Home Alone". It seems that I have been a neglectful mother and have never had the children watch this movie. Not for any particular reason, mind you, it just never came up...that I can remember. So while we basked in the various scents of the soaps and listened to the crackle of the fire, we laughed along as Kevin outwitted the robbers.
We also finished up the majority of our school work for the month. Some minor stuff will get done next week, but many of the kids finished chapters or books so it seems like a good place to stop. We'll pick up again in January.
A bit of a lull on the "mind" front today. Isn't that okay once in awhile? Praying for a friend of ours whose daughter had an MRI today because she's had some odd symptoms. Also praying for Courtney who has had multiple seizures today.
Happy Feast Day of Our Lady of Guadalupe! Our Lady is the patroness of our homeschool group and so we have a big place in our hearts for her and this feast day. The past couple of years a friend of ours would host a gathering after Mass with Mexican hot chocolate and bread, but alas it was not to be this year so we ran to the store to get some of our own and had our own little gathering at home. What a great patroness for the Americas, too. I was thinking that our country could use something miraculous like this right about now. I mean, millions of pagans converted after this apparition and they stopped their human sacrifices! How wonderful would that be to have happen in the good ole US of A. Well, until then I guess we just keep praying!