After the girls and I crashed a reception for a new candidate to the diaconate/priesthood (one of Jeff's former students, but Jeff wasn't with us) in our church hall, we had this conversation on the way home:
M: So we should call him Fr. Carmine.
TM: Well, not yet...
M: That's right. He's not a priest yet or a deacon. But when he is a priest, I will call him FATHER Carmine.
E: And when he is a priest, I will call him BACON.
M: Eva, that's not appropriate!
E: Then, when he is a priest, I will call him FATHER BACON.
I have no idea why Eva thought of this.
Friday, November 4, 2011
Grandpa and Nana came, bringing pumpkin muffins and ready to enjoy Halloween weekend. On Saturday morning, they took the kids to the library Halloween party.
At the Church Halloween party on October 30th, Eva won the silliest costume award as a gorilla. But what would happen? The message finally came: school was delayed, and trick-or-treating postponed until Tuesday, November 1st. On Monday, there was a new message: school canceled, trick-or-treating postponed until Friday, along with the school parties and costume parade.
What? Postponed until Friday???? How can Halloween be postponed? The kids demanded to know. While city crews cleaned up the numerous downed branches and power/cable/telephone lines, moms fretted over how to explain the change on short notice...
And for Mom and Dad, well... finally, Halloween is OVER.