So, for Lent, I will be giving up complaining on fb and the blog about the sickness I feel in pregnancy. I couldn't totally give up complaining, because the husband is a massive amount of support to me when I am not feeling well, and I need that.
See number 1...you know what I am thinking (wink, wink)
So, I got invited to be a part of this really fancy committee for the AoD on the New Evangelization. I am way out of my league here. But, so honored and excited to be a part of something so exciting. Think I am lying about being out of my league? The first meeting, was at the seventh floor of the chancery (I just had to look up the spelling). A security guard had to swipe his card in the elevator to send me up. When I got up there, a woman took my coat...then I walked into a room with primarily men in suits, Bishop Byrnes and Archbishop Vigneron. Archbishop Vigneron said, 'hello, Mary'...and that is when I knew this was a different type of committee than what I have sat on in the past. Truly though, all fun aside, we are so blessed in this Diocese to have a Shepherd who truly wants the hearts of his flock to fall deeper in love with Jesus. Should be an interesting few months!
|see those folders? That is what he took! :)|
Think I am fancy? Wait till you hear about my Youth Minister. After the super fancy meeting, I walked across the street to my high school youth minister's office (she now leads youth ministry for the diocese), and she said she had a fancy meeting the day before. During HER fancy meeting, a Monsignor pulled out the voting folder that Cardinal Maida used in the last Conclave (this is BIG TIME CATHOLIC NERD TALK). Apparently, it is this huge, red, leather folder. And inside, it still had ballots and a tally sheet for the Cardinals to use! Can you imagine getting to look at that? Wait, the best part is coming!!! Apparently, the Monsignor was like, 'Cardinal Maida wasn't sure he was suppose to take it and no one else took theirs, but he did anyway'. So, I'd like you to get a visual of the Cardinal of Detroit, sneaking out of the last conclave with a huge red leather folder. We laughed a lot imaging that this time around there will be one missing :) Gosh, I love being Catholic. If you are not, you should consider.
I had an uncomfortable dream last night that I had dropped the ball on some major youth ministry events. BUT, what was awesome, is DURING the dream, I was aware there was no way what was occurring actually would have happened. So, I knew I was dreaming. I love when that happens.We are getting a new couch! I am so excited. When we got married, we thought we so 'cool' and 'hip' so we bought a really 'cool' and 'hip' couch. You know, the kind made for lounging. You know, the kind that is completely impractical. You know, the kind that has so many sink holes in it that, at this point, to sit on it is an act of penance (#firstoworldproblems). So, yeah, I am super excited to replace it! I'll keep you updated.
I am quite uncomfortable with Meteors (big ones) hitting the earth. But, in a way, it reminds us of our finite nature (at least here on earth). Interesting...and now, I shall go to confession!
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