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I'm so excited. It's MYSTERY DATE night! That's where one of us plans a date and the other has no idea what we're doing or where we're going until we get there. Collin's surprised me twice with mystery dates (last Mother's Day he surprised me with a night at Talking Stick Resort; last September he surprised me with dinner out and tickets to a live Broadway tour of Les Miserables). Tonight it's my turn. Muwahahahaha. He knows we have a date tonight, but not where we're going. As he reads my blog, I won't share the details right now.
This weekend we're considering going to Flagstaff so the kids can play in snow. All of us have been sick this week so we're mulling the idea of cancelling, but I think we might go anyway and just let the kids see the snow instead of play in it.
I was surprised and sad to learn about Pope Benedict XVI's resignation, but I understand that his health has deteriorated. I'll miss Papa Ratzi. Have you seen the applause he received at his last Papal Mass, on Ash Wednesday? What a beautiful moment. And then, in true Holy Father style, he simply says, "Thank you. Now let us return to prayer. I love him so much.
Perhaps it's petty of me, but I was thinking the other day how nice it would be if the new Pope was African. That way, whenever anti-Catholics start spewing their twaddle, we could just look at them and say, "You're just saying that because you're racist." And given that's the invective they usually hurl at anyone who dares to criticize Obama, how could they deny it?
My grandmother flies in for her annual visit on Thursday! I can't wait to see her.
That was some meteorite in Russia! Collin told me he heard on the news that some Russians were joking about it; they said the meteorite was supposed to hit on December 21 for the end of the world, but the Russian mail is so slow that it look longer.
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