So last week I told you the crazy story about the three little kittens that suddenly appeared on our deck, seemingly out of nowhere. Their mother had been in the house with us for nearly a week. Anyway, some of you suggested that there must be another cat outdoors that had taken care of the kittens for that week that mother and kittens were separated. No, there are no other cats in the area. It's just an amazing story, and now mother and kittens are all doing fine, and I can hardly stop watching their cute little antics long enough to get anything done.
I have been busy making Christmas soaps and they're ready in my Etsy shop and at my website, HomemadeSoapnSuch.com. Don't forget, Etsy buyers, if you want multiples of any of my soaps, I can make a Reserved Listing just for you. Just let me know. (HomemadeSoapnsuch.com is already set up for multiples.)
I'm also collecting the books I'm going to use for Advent. I like to get at least one new book for Advent each year, and the newest addition is, 'O Come Emmanuel, A Musical Tour of Daily Readings for Advent and Christmas' by Gordon Giles.
Also coming to our house is the book, 'Light Upon Light: a Literary Guide to Prayer for Advent, Christmas, and Epiphany' by Sarah Arthur.
And a book I ordered, particularly with the grandkids in mind is 'The Church Mice at Christmas.' We had the Church Mice books by Graham Oakley in the house when our kids were young, but evidently they were library copies. So it was time to buy my own. So many of the fun books our kids had when they were young have been replaced in the bookstores by newer, less interesting, books. Okay, that's my opinion. And I do realize that bookstores only have so much shelf space, but it's sad that some of the great kids' books are simply no longer found in the bookstores.
Although these are terribly grainy images from Amazon.com, I thought I'd include these three books today, should you wish to check them out and see if they're something you'd like to have at your house in time for Advent. And of course if you're like me, you'll go to Amazon.com and read the reviews first to find out what they're all about and whether or not people liked them and what they thought about them.
I'll be sure to let you know later if I've liked the first two. I know that I like The Church Mice.
Audrey and kittens in a typical pose
Audrey, taking a break from the kids
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