Tuesday, August 14, 2012

What have we been up to?

I promised myself that I would update the blog today.....and I've been saying that everyday for the last TEN DAYS. sorry.

So, quick update:

As you well know from our last post that Sandy, Theresa, and Cheryl moved on to Novitiate! (Praise God!)
...Which means that Carly and I are starting our second-year of Postulancy! (Hurray! God is good!)

Carly and I flew back home, to St. Louis, the last day of July and we received enthusiastic hugs, much love and ALOT of pasta. :) (Sr. Mary Joan knew that her pasta was our favorite, so she made some for our arrival home. She's so sweet!)
The very next morning, Carly and I found ourselves GIVING enthusiastic hugs, and much love as we said GOODBYE to the sisters who were leaving for retreat...Which was EVERYONE except Sr. Mary Assumpta.

just kidding. sorta.

Everything was just peachy.... for about 24 hours.
Then the Internet AND computer system in our BookCenter broke down.
Which meant: MASS CHAOS.
We tried to call our "techy-guru" Sisters in Boston but were unable to reach anyone, because EVERYONE seemed to be on retreat.
Thank God we have THE BEST employee EVERRRRR!!! (Seriously, she's the best. She's got a heart of gold and the patience of a saint! She deserves so much more than the apple pie we made her as a thank you.) She's been on the phone with the computer people for hours everyday for the last week or so, and we finally got some of our computer issues fixed. We are still ironing out kinks but we are able to function with relative ease.

Besides the "Great Computer Fiasco of 2012", we've been up to other things.
Sign across from Sr. Assumpta's room!
(Please note the squirrel holding balloons!) 

Sr. Assumpta's Birthday! Carly and I realized while we were still in Boston that it would only be the 3 of us for Sr. Assumpta’s birthday. So, obviously, we started plotting right away…
cupcake cones!

Sr. Assumpta has a special place in her heart for animals so after she went to bed, we plastered the dinning room and kitchen with animal facts and pictures for her to discover in the morning. We also made an epic sign. (See picture.) Unfortunately, since we were only in 3, we all had to take turns in the Bookcenter that day. However, we were able to sneak into the kitchen in the morning and make cupcake cones for “Lunch dessert” (Because everyone deserves dessert after lunch on their birthdays!) The grand finale of the day was going out to eat at a BBQ place nearby called Bandanas. It was fantastic and we had fun going out to eat! We went home to sing a rousing chorus of Happy Birthday and eat the cake that one of our good friends got for Sister’s birthday! The evening concluded by watching the Princess Bride (her choice!)! Carly and I both hoped that she had as much fun as WE did on her birthday!

Hmmm… other fun things we’ve done?
Oh, cleaning the roof! That was…uh…fun. I guess.
Carly cleaning the roof
like a professional!
Gathering up all my courage to climb
out the window. Yikes! 
It was definitely an interesting experience. You see, I’m dreadfully afraid of heights so it wasn’t exactly a pleasant experience, but the roof is clean and Sr. Assumpta is happy. (My mom always used to say, “When mom’s happy, everybody’s happy!” So, I’m assuming the same goes for convents: When the superior’s happy, everybody’s happy!)

The night before Sr. Rebecca arrived home, we decided to reward ourselves for making it through the 10 days alive by going to Ted Drewes! Ted Drewes is a frozen custard place found only in St. Louis. It’s definitely as amazing as everyone says it is.

Now that there are four of us home, hopefully things will be slightly less crazy. (However, I wouldn’t count on it!)
We’ll continue to fill you in on the ongoing adventures of the “Fabulous Four”!
Until then, God bless you!

In our spare time, (haha) Carly and I created
 new signs for the Chapel!
We hope more people will feel more
invited to visit! 
Sr. Mary Joan asked me to water the plants while
 she was away. I took this early one morning on my
way out to water our grotto in the back yard! 


Sr. Donna said...

The roof?!! I certainly hope it wasn't in 100+ weather....
Sounds like you've had quite the adventures! Looking forward very much to joining you soon; miss you all and Good ol' StL!

Anonymous said...

What a lovely photo of your grotto!