In a previous post, we offered information about the benefits of baking. We’ve realized this firsthand with a few of our residents, who enjoy the chance to “get domestic.” We’ve given them a chance to help mixing up cookies or other treats to serve. They remember doing such work in years past and enjoy being a part of a project like this; they don’t mind a compliment on their tasty results, either.
We’d like to offer you a similar opportunity!
Do you enjoy baking, but not have much of an outlet? (Maybe you’re not too eager for the extra pounds that come from indulging in a lot of baked goods.)
Our annual bake sale is coming up on October 27th. If you’d like to bake something(s) to contribute to our sale, we would appreciate it.
You can even fill out this form to let us know what you’re planning.
Last September, some residents and I pitted many small plums from Sr. Rebecca’s nieces trees in rural western Minnesota.
Some of you may further have heard of my little experiment, planting some of the pits in our raised garden over the winter and finding them sprouted in the spring. (I thought it would be fun for our residents to watch.)
From there, they’ve journeyed to pots, where they remained to this day.
However, early fall is a good time for planting trees, and with rains expected this afternoon, this morning was a perfect time to plant them.
Thanks to our maintenance man, Jasen, these four little trees are now snugly tucked into the ground for the winter. (I helped a little bit, but he did most of the work, including plotting out their location.)
After all the T.L.C. I’ve given them the past several months, I hope they survive a North Dakota winter. We’ll see.
It’s that time again! St. Anne’s Week is coming up (July 22-29).
We will be again celebrating our patronal feast this month; St. Anne’s feast day. The week of “St. Anne’s Day,” July 26th, is filled with fun for residents and staff alike.
Each year, St. Anne’s Guest Home honors St. Anne, the mother of Mary, on her feast day since our facility is named in her honor. A few years ago, we started making the celebration a weeklong observance.
One enjoyable part of the week is having themed dress up days, in which both residents and staff participate. Some of the fun will include:
Sunday: Dress up Day – Rock ’round the Clock with a Cake Walk
Monday: Sports Day – Dance in the afternoon with Larry Wheeler
Tuesday: Hat Day – Hymn-Sing-Along with Paulla and Bingo
Weds.: Western Day
Thursday: St. Anne’s Day – Mass for St. Anne’s feast, Wear your St. Anne’s Shirt / Bingo Party
Friday: Patriotic Day – Sing-along and outing
Saturday: Pajama Day – Don’t Sleep through Mass or Reading Hour
Would you be interested in a t-shirt like this? Please let us know your size and how many you’d like. We won’t be sure on the price until we have a final count, but it should be quite inexpensive. You can actually pick what color shirt you want, too!
We hope to have them on time for our celebration of St. Anne’s Day (July 26).