Yesterday, we started by going to the Russian Icon Museum. I wished I lived closer; I'd be a docent. Afterwards, we had dinner at The Mill Restaurant. I had chicken champagne salad, and hubby had baked haddock. In the evening, my parish had a book discussion on Mathew Kelley's Four Signs of a Dynamic Catholic. It was incredible. There were over a hundred people. I think the Holy Spirit was bouncing off the walls. Everyone left excited! In fact, my friends and I weren't ready to go home. We went out for coffee and appetizers, and continued our discussion. When I came home my phone messages were blinking. It seems that the designer for the newsletter, eLumen, which I edit, had been trying to reach me. The March issue is ready to be sent on Saturday, and the placement of some of the articles needed to be reorganized. That discussion left me crawling into bed, after midnight.
The alarm woke me up early because my friends and I had planned to go hiking today. The temperature said 4 degrees. I wouldn't have gone but one of my friends depends on me taking her. She looks forward to it, so I went. I was happy I did. There was no wind and talking with friends you don't notice the cold. It was actually nice. When we finished, the temperature said 14 degrees.
I had to rush home to get to RCIA. One of my "cloistered brothers" was talking about the sacrament of marriage. He said that love is an emotion and emotions don't stay the same. But marriage is a commitment. To Catholics, marriage is a sacramental covenant. It is a vow, meaning it takes sincere effort to persevere. He said it affirmatively and completely. I had nothing to add.
Next is a nap.