Tuesday, February 10, 2015
St. Michael novena, upcoming Lent plans, and can't miss out on the Catholic fun!
I also received notification in my email that Pray More Novenas is starting a novena to St. Michael the Archangel today. His feast day isn't until September 29th, but petitions for healing and protection seem timely in the days leading up to Lent, no? Perfect! I created a blog page to remind us all of the novena, and you can access the Pray More Novenas page that way as well. The novena runs today through Ash Wednesday.
Speaking of Lent, I've been awaiting inspiration, and the fount of beatific visions just isn't coming to me right now, but no matter. I am a librarian, I am resourceful! I made a list *pushes glasses into place*. I have a plan, folks! An official plan. More about that in 7 Quick Takes this coming Friday. 7 Lenten things, oh yay!
In other exciting developments, I have official flight reservations to attend the Catholic New Media Conference on June 7th.
I agonized over the available times, wanting to arrive early enough on Saturday so that I don't miss anything (without having to pay for another night of hotel by arriving Friday night) and then secure a not-too-late flight back home Monday. However, I don't relish the thought of getting up at some ungodly middle-of-the-night hour, so I didn't want it to be TOO early. I reluctantly chose a 7:30 am Saturday flight, which means I'll still have to get up pretty early, but it's not apocalyptic. Mike pointed out a 9:30 am flight:
"Well yes, that would make for a much more pleasant morning, but then I won't get in until 3:50 in the afternoon, and if there's a delay? Too late."
A layover is at play, ugh.
"I'd rather get in as close to noon as possible. There will be activities planned for the evening, and I don't want to miss those. I can't risk missing ANYTHING FUN."
I take my fun very seriously when I am with people whose company I covet and enjoy.
*Mike arches an amused eyebrow*
"Ah. We can't have you missing anything fun, especially when it's Catholic fun."
Glad he saw the reason behind my stance. ;-)
So I'm all booked for that trip! I get in just after 1 pm, so if you're going, let's start planning the fun now. :0