Saturday, November 19, 2011
Remember last year, when it was a good morning to cry? This morning, we had our second annual Holy Mass of Remembrance. Unfortunately, freezing rain and treacherous roads probably kept a number of people away, but it was a beautiful Mass, and a holy time. I'm grateful to our pastor for insuring that we keep making this Mass happen.
Q.: How do you know when Advent is just a week away?
A.: Ramona is regularly wearing the Christmas tree skirt. She is one stylin' little elf.
Books read recently that I should write more about:
The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls
The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton
Thanks to a connection made through Suzie Andres, our family recently met the Treehouse Family. Elm and her RVing gang were in our area so quite obviously it made sense to meet. We spent part of the morning touring an egg farm and then we had lunch together. (They sweetly treated -- I hope I didn't sound needy when I tried to discreetly ask the waitress if they'd take an out-of-town check after I saw the "NO CREDIT CARDS" sign ... yeesh, I never carry cash ....) It was fun to see Elm's little girl and Ramona spend the entire lunch time talking books and I felt like Elm was a kindred spirit and an old friend. Both she and her husband were as sweet and kind as could be. It was a delightful day!