Everybody is talking about the weather!

Everybody is talking about it! What other than the weather!!! In mid-winter I expect my glasses to frost over when I go outside…but to have it happen in mid-July! That is something very different. The high temperatures and high humidity these past few days has been something else! The heat index was over 105 degrees yesterday. All the motherhouse windows were frosted over with little drops of water on the outside of the windows, from top to bottom because it was cooler inside than outside. I’ve never seen anything like that before… and all the people having to clean up after rain and wind storms the past week! Prayers for protection from storms are frequent this year.

Right now I am back to using my battery-operated cart because I took a tumble last Thursday and sprained my ankle. But I can still get around.

Saturday I took a quick trip half way around the building. I went out the west door and came in the east door. I saw interesting things on my short journey. This is a picture of the flower bed near the front door of the Motherhouse. It is a very welcoming invitation to come for a visit.

Then as I went around the north side, I saw this unique bicycle-built-for-two. Two folks were most probably exercising in the Health and Recreation area--probably swimming.

Next I noticed the lovely flowers by the Health and Recreation entrance. I was reminded that I wanted to write about the new Health and Recreation Director that has just been hired. Jennifer Basch, currently our part-time Volunteer Coordinator, will assume the part-time Health and Recreation position after we find a new person to fill her current position. Congratulations, Jennifer. Thank you.

My next stop was to tell the Receptionist that I was back in the building. And I saw this beautiful bouquet of lilies give us by Norb Kaiser. Every so often he shares the beauties of his garden with us. Thank you.

On Friday, Fr. Nick Landsberger will celebrate 11 a.m. Mass here at the Motherhouse and then have lunch with us. It is our little way of celebrating his 50th Ordination Anniversary. We are part of St. Mary’s Parish since our campus is in that parish.

Last Friday night into Saturday morning was our Relay for Life event in Little Falls. What a grand success it was. So far the total collected for this cancer drive is $140,633.00. That is a lot of money! And more money is still coming in. There were 28 teams doing the walking at the High School track. Each team had at least one member on the track at all times until 7 a.m. Saturday. God bless you and thank you to organizers, team members and all who helped with this big event. God blessed us with a nice evening and night for the walk.

Pax et Bonum. Pray for protection from storms…and for all the people cleaning up after the storms we’ve had.

Sister Mary Lou

1 comment:

Sr. Ann Marie said...

Your grounds are beautiful!
I hope your ankle recovers--maybe a little less mobility is a good thing in this heat. The next week or so continues to be in the mid-high 90s here with heat indexes about 100. Yours is probably even worse.