I've done a couple of pretty dumb things this week:
1) On Sunday, after Mass, I ran into Panera. A lot of the "weekday Mass gang" were there, in line with me. I happened to turn around, and right behind me was one of my sisters. And, behind her, a couple of other people from Church came in. I introduced my sister to everybody and went on my way. Later that day, my mom called and asked which sister was at Panera, to which I replied "Debbie". If you don't know me or my family, you may be wondering what was so dumb about that. Brace yourself: I don't have a sister named "Debbie"! I have no idea why that name came out!
2) A few weeks ago, the president of our Council of Catholic Women (CCW) sent out an e-mail, asking ladies if they were interested in going to a Global Women meeting. I e-mailed her back, letting her know I would go. I kept meaning to check my e-mail to see when the meeting was, but I kept forgetting every time I was on e-mail. I got a call from her yesterday to see if I was still planning on going. I told her I would go. I had no idea what this meeting was about, and, even as we were walking into the meeting, there was no way I was going to let on that I didn't know. That was the dumb thing. The reason for the meeting was no laughing matter: human trafficking. That's the kind of stuff you hear about on a Lifetime movie, not the kind of stuff you think is happening in your own backyard. Some of the ladies in that meeting are really knowledgeable about it.
There's a program called "Free the Girls". It was started by someone in Denver. Bras are donated to ladies in Mozambique since bras are a status symbol. If a woman isn't wearing a bra, she's "fair game". The young lady who was talking about this was inspiring. She knew so much about the whole trafficking issue, I just had no idea. I'm just so incredibly sheltered...even now as an adult.
So, after reading this post, if there was any doubt as to why I haven't been posting much lately, I think I've cleared it up! And, it's just Tuesday!!!