It began to snow last night during the opening session of our Marriage Preparation weekend. Still snowing hard when I got up this morning...had to stop at the first open supermarket to pick up wherewithal for the noon soup...by the time I got across town it had decided to stop fooling about and REALLY REALLY SNOW. I think we got about eight inches in all. It is wet and heavy and sloppy and everybody has forgotten how to drive in it. Some have forgotten that "four wheel DRIVE does not mean four wheel STOP" too.
Arrived unscathed with my tote of soup-groceries, to meet with the Godbook Group (reading God's Advocates together...as I was not in time to have everything chopped up in advance for soup, I made the other Groupers (sorry, that sounds like fish I know), meet in the room next to the upper kitchen, and circle their chairs at the kitchen door, so that I could simultaneously chop vegetables AND contradict what they were saying.
Am the only "GRIL" and only catholic, really, in this group. I decided I might as well go with it and be the Great All-Providing Earthmama...making strong coffee (Fair Trade!) and warming up cinnamon rolls for the book-readers and keeping them provided while within their angle of vision I chopped and chopped and chopped and stirred and stirred and drove everybody MAD with the smell of simmering beef'n'barley'n'everything soup.
The Marriage Preppers have supped up all the soup, assisted by the support couples AND the organist, who got in a bit of practice over the noon hour...again a great morning for the MH&U soundscape, with bookreaders arguing and marriage-preppers discussing and the Sanctuary Guild polishing and arranging and the pipe-organ binding it all together.