Yikes, where does time go? If you recall when we last met I was sorting through 'emergencies' in the office, computers going haywire and switched contact lenses. Well, all that was leading up to another 'emergency' - me being sick.
In the seven years I've worked in the parish office, I never so much as taken a day or two of sick days and never in the same week! Last week the stars aligned, being too prideful or something came crashing down on my head and I caught a cold like I've not had in a long time. I was sort of miserable. Enough to call in sick on a Monday. I thought Tuesday would be okay, but by Wednesday I was out again! I had a funeral to sing for Thursday and drug myself in for that stuffed with cold meds, cough drops, water and Kleenex. Nothing like a cold to bring your pride to its knees!
This week I'm still weaning myself off cold meds and drinking water like crazy but it's better, come on Summer!!
Though I've been sick my class on the Joy of the Gospel has been ongoing, luckily it's all online so I've been able to keep up with it. It has been a wonderful thing dialoguing with other Catholics all over the world. Many of those taking this class are from Australia! Wow, it is so cool to talk with them and share our lessons on joy and learn some new ideas from the Holy Father.
Speaking of joy, I'd like to share with you a beautiful tribute to the Holy Father that was done for his first anniversary as Pope. We were given this link in my online class and I love it! It's a PowerPoint presentation with pictures of Francis and his quotes. See for yourself! http://www.vatican.va/auguri-francesco/pont_2014/en/index.html