I did feel much better but still wasn't eating Saturday morning when we picked up Terry and Carol to head to Houston for the ordination of Richard, the young seminarian who had befriended us in Rome and served at our parish this summer. It has been a long time since we have attended a service with such pomp and circumstance. Cardinal DiNardo presided, Bishop Sheltz, who was our last pastor when he was a monsignor, and Preston, our last seminarian, were all part of the ceremony along with our current pastor Tom, the priest with the motorcycle. The choir, the orchestra, the traditions, the 100 vested priests and the Knights of Columbus, were all so very interesting and moving. It was over two hours long but went by very quickly.
Afterwards we had a chance to speak with Richard for a bit at a reception at the Cathedral Centre. He will be returning to Rome for one more year of study but hopes to spend some time at our church before he returns. Every time he has been here, we have been gone but Terry and Carol had him for dinner along with our pastor and other church couples.
We decided to go from the Catholic Church to the Jewish deli for lunch! I was getting hungry and that was a good sign. We had a nice lunch sitting at a table next to Hugh Laurie (House on TV) who was going to appear at Wortham Center. We didn't say anything to him allowing him his privacy.
By the time we got home it was just a short time before we headed to our church for Saturday night Mass. A family from our church who sat in front of us at the Cathedral was there, also still dressed in their good clothes as we were. We said we felt like we had been in church all day.
We went to our favorite Mexican restaurant but I couldn't eat very much so I brought most of my dinner home. We had to make a pan of lasagna for Ted's shooting banquet being held on Sunday. I gave directions from the couch and Ted did an excellent job of putting it together and made no mess.
Sunday I was feeling some better, still not eating much, but started getting some things done. One of the twin beds is filled with my clothes that need to go in the trailer. The wedding program is done, the laundry is done, so today I can clean.
Last night and this morning my stomach and I aren't on the best of terms. I am living mostly on Coke over ice. If I didn't know better I would be wondering if I was pregnant! But we all know that's not the case. I just need to take it easy and eat simple things for awhile.
One other thing we did accomplish was to decide what to do next year for our 50th wedding anniversary that will occur in April. Since school will still be in session then, we chose the last week of August to book a Disney cruise for the 12 of us. We talked about renting a house big enough for all in Destin, FL but the last time we did that in Myrtle Beach I spent my vacation at Kroger's supermarket!
There was a lot of back and forth with Kara's friend who is a Disney specialist before deciding on Deck 7, four cabins in a row on the starboard side so we can see the Pirate Show and fireworks at Castaway Cay from our balconies. All four cabins have balconies but the two for the families with kids are bigger and have a bath and a half. Larry & Kristin and Ted & I have regular balcony cabins. After all, Ted and I are used to living in an RV half the time. Ted is still trying to figure out why he is taking everyone on a trip for his anniversary! The kids gave us a very nice party for our 40th and with two weddings this year, just the 12 of us getting away with no work for anyone seems like a good idea.
I have taken this step because I want the discipline, the fire and the authority of the Church. I am hopelessly unworthy of it, but I hope to become worthy.