As night falls, we now begin to anticipate the storm coming our way. We are sure you have seen the news about the more than a foot of snow our region is expected to get in the next 24 hours. All the cars have gas, there is plenty of food in the house, everything that might blow away has been tied down or put inside, the shovels and snowmelt have been deployed – we are as ready as we can be.

It is entirely possible that we will lose power over the course of the storm, and we wanted to make sure you knew that we are prepared and safe.

Our prayers will be for those who will have to be out on this weather: first responders and emergency workers, utility and service workers. We have the option of staying home and continuing as much of our normal life as we can, but many people must be out in the dreadful weather to keep us safe, restore power, and ensure vital services are operational.

Being Friday, tonight is Recreation. The community will gather around to watch a few videos on YouTube and enjoy some chocolate.  Recreation is a great time for us to be together: to share a laugh, tell a story or share something we have seen or heard with the community.

It is funny how a chain of thought can start…Sr. Claire Marie and Sr. Kristina Frances were talking about jasmine tea which triggered a memory for Sr. Kristina Frances about the Flower Duet from the opera Lakme. Sr. Claire Marie wanted to watch that so we will hear the duet and also the famous Bell Song from the same opera. That led to a discussion at dinner about French choral music which led to us listening to  O Magnum Mysterium by Poulenc…which then led to a discussion of a boy on twitter shoveling snow…which then led to baby goats and so it goes…

We have included the links below..