Good morning! Here in New England we'd all recovered from Friday night's snow storm but woke up today to mixed sleet and pellets coming down. Luckily Claire had no frost on the extra car because she didn't cover it after coming home from work last night. She took Abby and the twins to school.
Michelle took Timothy to school and went to the Y to teach her Step class. I drove down to Boxborough, listening to more of The Scarlet Letter along the way. There were a few accidents here and there due to the messy sleet.
Wow! So I just overheard the Pope is stepping down due to age and health. Funny how it starts with social networks and then I check the news. Most folks probably heard it over the radio but I was listening to an audio book on the drive in so was oblivious.
While working on today's tasks, I'm listening to Fr. Mitch Pacwa and the other EWTN staff as they discuss this news.
Always happy to find a bit of good natured humor in light of the Pope's resignation: (See below)
It's pretty clear, therefore, the Pope officially wins the "what do I give up for Lent?" contest.— JoeGarcia (@JMGIII) February 11, 2013
Lost track of time and got to the cafeteria a few minutes before it would close to pick up a sub. It is not fun outside. Overcast, near freezing. Wet roads and sidewalks that are slippery.
Tough reporting via NYTimes: “As the Vatican’s doctrinal leader, Benedict had asserted that Catholicism is 'true'.” (NYTimes link) Yes, NYTimes. He wrote volumes of scholarly work why he thought so.
Car guy joke: “Drifting, you're doing it wrong…” (photo source)
Left work around 6 o'clock. It was foggy and a bit slippery outside. I listened to more of The Scarlet Letter. I'm now on chapter 21.. getting to the home stretch.
Helped Claire review her essay on The Scarlet Letter while downing some reheated dinner. Now time to dig into some RCIA prep.
Must be something about this foggy, dreary day. I'm just wiped out. We said prayers with the boys and sent 'em to bed. I'm about to do the same. Good night all!
“Then God said,
‘Let there be light,’ and there was light.
God saw how good the light was.” — Genesis 1