1. Mr. M read this post (he reads all my posts, and often they start good conversations), which ended rather melodramatically: "Spring comes every year, right?" The next day, Mr. M sends me this picture:
With this caption: "Spring is here in our apt. Just thought you would like a picture of it." Mmmmelt my heart =) That's our fig tree, by the way, which by the looks of it will have fully-ripe fruit before Easter!
2. Speaking of Mr. M, he requested for his birthday party, which is tomorrow, a chocolate mousse cake. The picture looked delicious, and it didn't sound that hard to make. Well, I don't know if I didn't beat the eggs enough or what, but the cake I pulled out of the oven last night was about one-quarter the size of the one in the photo! It looked like a flat, burnt pancake. Although still quite yummy. We had a good laugh over that, and I am now going to make a butterscotch bundt cake for the party. I guess I need more practice with mousse!
3. Exciting things are happening in my little corner of the world...basically I called up the director of family life in my archdiocese (whom I know) and asked whether there are any infertility ministries. There aren't (which I think is pretty typical? I haven't heard of a lot of diocese-based infertility/miscarriage ministries, period). Anyway, I suggested to the director the idea of holding a mass for those struggling with infertility and/or miscarriage. He loves the idea! As in, he really wants it to happen. I can't express how happy this makes me - I don't think I've felt this happy or excited about something for a while. If you could, please say a prayer that the mass gets off the ground. There are other ideas too - maybe for a speaker, a support group, a prayer chain, etc. It's all very tentative, but really really exciting.
Only 3 today - lots to do! Have a good weekend!