Monday, May 15, 2006

The Weekend

Saturday we took the CCD class on a hike to 40-acre rock just outside of Lancaster. It was a beautiful day; it felt more like a late spring day in New England than May in SC. We hiked about 3/4 mile in. The waterfall had little water running down it-but there was a stream, and it was slippery as one of the group found out the hard way. He cut his leg-it wasn't so bad, but it was big enough and my first aid kit was deficient enough that we decided to turn back. (Fixed the deficiency in my first aid kit. I should know better with all the times I have been out in the wilderness.)

We went back to St. Catherine's cleaned the cut and decided to have field day there. We ate lunch, said the Rosary (Feast of our Lady of Fatima), and then played volleyball much of the afternoon. Interesting that when divying up the decades of the Rosary before starting, there were plenty of vocal volunteers for each decade. These are good kids and a credit to their families. Despite our early return to the parish, I think the day went very well and was fun for all.

Sunday, went to Mass. While most of the his sermon focussed on our Heavenly Mother, Father made the very true observation that Mothers are the joy of the home-and that if Mom is happy the house is happy; if Mom is unhappy, the household is miserable. A good point we husbands (and kids) should keep in mind....

We still have a few under the weather at home-but things are improving as I write this Monday morning. Our first year here we were virtually the picture of health (except one bug early on). This year we have had a few nagging sicknesses run through the house.

Talked to my brother in NH this weekend. His newly finished basement spent several hours submerged in water this weekend. Hope the rains stops up there soon.

We had a hail storm ourselves yesterday. It rained on and off most of the afternoon. But had a period of hail. It was in between golf-ball and marble-size. It really scared the dogs. For a while afterward they were afraid to leave the porch.

Busy week coming up. We have a couple necessary trips into the city-unfortunately. Last week of CCD for the year -and planning meeting for next year.

From Bethany, the small holding in Bethune...Oremus pro invicem!

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