Monday, September 6, 2010

Third Summer Holiday Weekend

The last of the 2010 holiday weekends brings this assortment of events in "our world."

1) Our temperatures took a dive Saturday into the mid-60s with winds and rain showers off and on. One huge benefit, of course, is air-conditioned less and windows-opened sleeping conditions. Thankfully they rebounded Sunday and today.

2) Some sisters are in the midst of late summer vacations and our own guest rooms and hermitages are full, too. Lots of family visiting is still taking place. Sisters who are teachers are already a week or so into their 2010-11 school year.

3) Sunday's liturgy yesterday had a full congregation and an especially good homily by one of our regular presiders. He really hit the answer to, Where does real wisdom come from? right on the head. Great reflections.

4) Today eight of us are attending the last game of our local minor league baseball team, the Erie Seawolves. Lots of fun in the sun at our beautiful baseball park. They are in last place in their division, but we don't care--we support them anyway! Six o'clock brings our annual Labor Day picnic: hot dogs and hamburgers. The last time I checked the list there were over 80 signed up.

5) And finally--the world of nature is alive and well on our 120 acres. Our deer families are out all the time--with their still-darling summer fawn who gawk at us as much as we do at them! The apple orchard in back and the crab apple trees in front of the Mount are attracting them daily. I'm still having to fill the three hummingbird feeders I tend. In fact, as I write this I'm looking up at my own window feeder watching a hummingbird drinking away! Doesn't that sound just like something from Birds and Blooms? (A great magazine/website for flower and/or bird lovers.)

Wishing you blessings of the all too few remaining summer days.