|Remember Snoopy's "Suppertime!" dance? |
That's us when Sister Gemma is in the kitchen!
Although a couple of the sisters will leave on Friday, Sister Maria Kim will be arriving on Saturday. She, Sister Frances and Sister Gemma will be presenting our Catholic school bookfair program to the principals of the Catholic schools of Chicago. We hope there will be a lot of interest; the Superintendent of Schools for the Archdiocese gave the program a hearty endorsement!
I had a big deadline this week (met it!) and now I can sort of ease back into a more regular pattern, even though now that will mean alternating writing projects with packing (mostly) books for storage. The flight I booked allows a single checked bag (50 pounds), and for $100, another 50-pounder. I have enough miles to upgrade (two "free" 75-pounders!), but when I went to actually do that, the United.com site had tacked on a $425 "service fee" in addition to the (many) miles. Forget that! Jesus must be challenging me to trust that two 50-pound bags will hold all I need for the coming year abroad--after all, he sent his own apostles out with not so much as a spare tunic! (But then, they were all guys...)
Meanwhile, it is a balmy 39 outside (who needs a coat?) and the snow is melting fast. I'll make sure to take the long way on my errands this afternoon so I can soak in the sun!