Thursday, July 21, 2011

Gearing Up

The house (Mount) is slowly gearing up for a unique event next Wednesday--a Celebration of Gratitude is how it's billed. Twenty-two years of the founding and then dedication to St. Benedict Education Center by our Sister Miriam Mashank. Staff, agency heads and friends are invited to the monastery for Evening Prayer and a reception honoring Miriam as she steps down, no, steps aside from Executive Director to Consultant at our downtown job placement, GED, education Center.

The dining room, kitchen, halls and community room are getting their annual rug/floor cleanings this week for the big event. As Erma Bombeck once wrote, "I like to have guests over every six months or so, it gives me a reason to clean!"

One of my favorite things about summer events is that the weather always allows the "party" to flow out onto our patio which spans the length of the community room and dining room and where the view of our backyard is spectacular. If we're lucky, the deer will come out for a showing around 8:00 pm.

Another East Lake Road scene that we pass every day on our way in town and the view of Lake Erie from Beach 1 and the last Sunset Concert of the summer this week.