This diary entry is part 6 of 29 in Lily's diary dated 17 - November 2022

Hi! It’s me! Lily!

I went to church today.  Jack came with me, but I think only because I asked him to.  He’s so sweet.

Truthfully, I still don’t understand half the stuff the pastor talks about.  In fact, it doesn’t even interest me all that much.  None of it makes any sense.  Lots of big words that just kind of go in one ear and out the other.  And I won’t lie and say I didn’t check my phone a couple of times.  But for the most part, I just sat there like a good girl and let the pastor do his thing.

Thankfully, it didn’t go forever.  He’s pretty good about sticking to time.  And the music is pretty.  Though Dave can’t carry a tune in a bucket.

So after we went for chocolate pancakes (Jack’s favorite part of it), we went home, and Dave and David went to put some finishing touches on the shop, and I trolled YouTube for a couple of hours.  And I found a really interesting video, on how to make chocolate.

Did you know you can make chocolate?

Apparently you take the beans, which look a bit like slimy maggots, ferment them, dry them, roast them, grind them, mix them with sugar and cocoa butter and maybe other stuff, and cook them.  And what comes out is really good chocolate.

I told Sabby I want to learn how to make chocolate.

She thought, and said “I…  didn’t even think of that.  That’s a great idea.  Tell me what you need.”

So I’m going to learn to make chocolate!

I think I’d be really good at it!

And it would help the shop, because it’s something I can do!

So Sabby’s going to get me a dehydrator, and a roaster, and some molds, some cocoa pods (I don’t know what they’re called) and a few other things I’ll need.  Maybe I won’t be a chocolatier – but I’ll try!  And no one can say I don’t love chocolate!  Because I do!!!

I told Beth, and she said “Well… I can’t think of anything you’d be happier doing.”  Maybe she’s right.  And I get to eat my product!!!  I win!!!

Marie’s whining, gotta take her out.

Love you all!!! ❤

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