Craft Fair

I was a vendor at my first Craft Fair this past weekend.  It was a good experience for me, and my daughter and her friend were there to keep me company.  It was in a church, and there were about 48 other crafters in attendance.

I sold books, and had for sale earrings, and hand-knitted items like fingerless mitts and hats.  There wasn’t much traffic, and hardly ANY of the other vendors sold their wares either.  Still, it was something I’m glad I participated in.

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Rest in Peace

Dad’s funeral was yesterday, June 20th.   His ashes were interred at the cemetary, I put the box holding the ashes into the crypt.  It was a difficult day.

Rest in Peace

My dad died this morning, around 1:45 a.m.  He had Parkinson’s.  He died in a peaceful room in a Hospice facility in town.    Glory to God, his suffering is relieved now.

Visiting Dad

I, my younger daughter, my brothers and my husband visited dad/grandpa in Hospice tonight.  He’s resting peacefully, breathing slowly, but his eyes will probably never open again until he enters Heaven.  He won’t be talking to anyone any more, this side of heaven, but that’s ok.

We talked to him, and told him goodbye.  I think he heard us.

Dad

King James Version
Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.

[23] Jesus answered and said unto him, If a man love me, he will keep my words: and my Father will love him, and we will come unto him, and make our abode with him.
[24] He that loveth me not keepeth not my sayings: and the word which ye hear is not mine, but the Father’s which sent me.
[25] These things have I spoken unto you, being yet present with you.
[26] But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you.
[27] Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.

Dad is now in a Hospice facility, and fading fast.  I see him daily, and he goes closer to entering Eternity each day.  He was born again, though, praise God, and I feel he is at peace with our Heavenly Father through His only begotten Son, Jesus Christ, the Saviour of all who will call upon the name of the Lord.  I’m glad my brothers got into town yesterday, and have visited dad in Hospice.  They are still here, too.  Good.

Read Romans 10:9

Dad

My dad is dying.  Hospice says he is entering the dying process stage.  I visited him again today, and we talked for a while.  I’m so tired, this has been a long day.

 

 

NEW VEGGIE SLICER

I got this very handy vegetable slicer today.  Been wanting to make veggie chips, and I can’t handle the knife well enough to make uniform, thinner chips, and this does the work well. It also makes julienne slices, and something that resembles a shaving from a pencil sharpener.  Not sure what that’s for, but anyways, it’s all plastic except the very sharp blades, and easy to assemble, and easy to wash afterwards. It also has rubber GRIPPERS on the bottom of the box.

A great part of it is it’s all built in together, it’s a box, so you don’t have to hold a grater or slicer over a bowl, it’s just all enclosed.  It has two caps that you use to protect your fingers when you grate and slice.

Only 19 dollars.

A Love So True~ Book Review

I finished reading A Love So True by Melissa Jagears  this afternoon, and it’s an engaging and well-written story.  I recommend it to anyone looking for clean historical fiction/romance with good, solid research skillfully built in.   This novel held my interest all the way through, which is saying a lot!

The story begins in Southeast Kansas in a town called Teaville, in September of 1908.  We are in a factory’s  main office  with David Kingsman, son of the owner of the glass factory, A.K. Glass.  He’s been told to make a decision about the factory, whether to keep it running or sell it and move on.  After making up his mind, he goes walking in search of a good place to eat, and decides on the Hawk and Eagle Soda Fountain, after seeing a young man exit the building, and a young, respectable looking woman enter it. After looking around, he discovers he’s in a brothel, and starts wondering why a decent looking female would be in there too.  They’re in the red-light district of Teaville.  Then David starts following this woman around the seedy area of town, to make sure she isn’t in any danger, and thus the story begins.

The plot revolves around Evelyn Wisely, a woman who runs an orphanage for abandoned children of prostitutes, David Kingsman, aforementioned heir of A.K. Glass, Nicholas and Lydia Lowe, wealthy married couple in Teaville, and several other people associated with either the orphanage, the Teaville Moral Society, or David’s circle of friends.  David shows interest in Evelyn’s work of helping prostitutes leave their life of degradation, and gives support in any way he can.

Melissa Jagears addressed the subject of what we call sex trafficking, in a wise and insightful manner.  She goes into detail about the life of one of the women caught up in this web of hell, and further explains the repercussions of living a life of alcohol, prostitution, and the corrupt use of a person for financial gain.  I highly recommend this book for several reasons, one being the adept way Mrs. Jagears consistently brings to light moral issues that were handled in a different way than we do today, and how the details of the story show that she did a lot of research into the era and the subject of prostitution back then.

Now, Miss Wisely has a secret that the author does a GREAT job of obscuring, and when I found out what Evelyn’s secret was, my jaw dropped, and I was delightfully surprised.  Good job, Melissa!!

Excellently written book about important subjects, with a  romance to flesh out all the storylines in the book.

One thing I object to is the detail the author went into during the kissing scenes, but that was near the end of the book.

I was given a copy of “A Love So True” in exchange for an honest review of the book.

 

Weight Loss~ Day 12

So far, I’ve lost a total of 5 pounds and some ounces.  🙂  Yesterday I actually had 2 strips of bacon, a scrambled egg, and 2 slices of sourdough toast, unbuttered, at Cracker Barrel.  Of course, most of the week I was eating vegetables, fruits, milks, meats, and breads, some fats.  It’s all about knowing when you are hungriest, planning for that, and then using more of your “points” foods at that time.

Am exercising as usual, a bit less really, because I get tired and it’s getting very hot and humid here.  If this was winter, I’d love to walk around the block or go to a park and stroll for about 45 minutes.  Not gonna happen here in May though.

These weigh-ins help keep me going on track.