My poor, poor camera.
It is just sitting all by itself.
So lonely these days.
We have been ever so busy making,
packing and sending candles here, there
In the past few days shipments have left
for Michigan, Kansas, Illinois New York and Connecticut.
We are talking very large boxes in some cases.
Warren set up an account with a major shipper
and those big guys went out the door with him.
Last evening I spent an hour distributing candles
from my car to students who had sold.
Several people commented that had we been in a
different setting, rather than the authorized church parking
lot, there may have been questions asked!
It was brutally cold so in between student or
parent arrivals I would turn the heat up full
blast and try to soothe the frozen fingers!
My life is just one crazy adventure after another.
Apparently I like it that way
because I do nothing
to change it.
So don't even think about
feeling sorry for me.
I did think I was losing my mind, however,
when I realized that I had forgotten two
French Vanilla candles for the second time
last night. I was driving up the highway when
it hit me. And I knew that if this lady came she
would be driving a distance. The dilemma was
that I was too far out to go back for them and
to arrive on time but I could not, just could not,
picture myself not having them there for her.
Warren was off to his company Christmas party
where I was to join him later. So....while delivering
an order to one of the student's homes...she lived
on the way...I used her phone and called my kids.
The boys grudgingly drove them the 40 minutes to the
church for me. Arriving just as the woman walked
over to me. I explained my mistake to her and she
was very kind. She was happy that I had asked
the kids to bring 12oz candles
instead of the 8oz candles
she had ordered.
It goes without saying that sometimes I just cannot
be perfect. But to forget those particular candles
twice???? Must be something about those vanilla
candles! I am just so thankful that it all worked out!
I had to laugh at how word travels.
One family from a different fundraiser needed
their order earlier than their scheduled delivery
date and so it was very convenient for everyone
for me to make and deliver them with the order
last evening. What amused me was that not fifteen
minutes after discussing it with the first Mom,
a Dad from another family wanted his too.
He mentioned that he had just talked to the
Cracked me up!
Not a problem, really....but I did have to make
a bunch of his candles yesterday and it definitely
threw a curve into things.
I am also working on our Christmas Eve
program for church.
Many from the congregation will be
participating as usual and I like
to tie it all together somehow.
I have written parts for two people
and am waiting patiently for those
two people to agree to do it.
It is going to be so cute...
One of the families in our church
recently had a new baby girl.
They are going to dress as Mary
and Joseph and will gather the
children around them to read the
The children wanted to sing for
the program ....
they chose Jesus Loves Me.
Now, understand that the children's
ages run from two to eight.
So this was a song that all of them knew.
But it will fit perfectly just before the
reading of the Christmas Story.
Oh, I must get going.
Sorry to meander on but
much has been going on here and
I have not had time to share.
I miss reading many of your
blogs and hope to have time
for that once again very soon.