It's cold outside!

We are into January and a cold one it is.  Local radio says it was minus 23 this morning with a wind chill of minus 43 degrees…that’s cold if you have to be in it for any length of time.  My plans are to stay inside as much as possible.  They say the high today will be about minus 15.  Even with the severe cold we are still fortunate because we have electricity and do not have ice coated power lines, trees and roads.

After two weeks with a “Sunday” in the middle of the week, and a “Monday” after Wednesday, it is good to be back to a week where Monday follows Sunday and the days go along as expected.  We don’t have to say, “Today is Monday.”  The past two weeks the day after Wednesday felt like a Monday.

We’ve had Christmas and New Year’s and Epiphany.  Next Sunday is the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord and the end of the Christmas Season according to the Church calendar.  It seems to me that it all went by pretty fast.  On Saturday we Sisters had our Christmas celebration.  After the special meal, we sing Christmas carols for half an hour or so.  We do like to sing.

The Blood Mobile will be here Wednesday, Thursday (1 to 7 p.m.) and Friday (8 a.m. to 2 p.m.)   I hope the cold does not scare off donors.

Friday, Saturday and Sunday, the Stephen Ministers from Anoka will be having meetings here.

One day last week I got a picture of Sr. Julien and Geri frosting cookies.

This morning I went looking for door decorations.  Have a little look.

Next week there will be a retreat going on from Monday to Sunday.

Peace and blessings, 
Stay warm and safe.  Snow-birds we envy you.
Sister Mary Lou

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