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Do Unto Others, And Possibly a Narrow Escape (2 of 2)

January 9th, 2016 at 03:27 pm

So today just so happened to be communion day at church. I usually enjoy communion - the whole process and service.

In my faith (SDA) we do it 4 times a year, or once a quarter. It involves foot washing, eating of unleavened crackers, and drinking grape juice.

The foot washing part is always the little bit dicey one for me. I've actually kind of avoided going to church here on communion service days ... because I wasn't sure I'd have anyone to partner with (to wash each others feet.) I really didn't want to end up standing around looking hopefully at the other women ...

So ... I didn't check the bulletin last night and got surprised.

Thankfully one of the married, yet goes to church by herself, ladies who has somewhat befriended me, was there and we sat next to each other. When it came time for foot washing, we agreed to be partners.

As I went to get the basin and towel, I noticed another young single mom who attends our Sabbath School class kind of just standing there near the end of the line looking lost. She told me she was waiting to find a partner.

When I got back to where my partner was, I asked her if she'd mind us inviting the young mom to be a part of our group. She was happy to agree, and the young mom was relieved to be included.

It made me happy too - being able to do something for someone else that I would hope someone might do for me.

After church got out I had a narrow escape. As I was backing out of my parking space, I thought I heard a crunch! I looked out my driver's side window and saw I was parallel to another car! (I'd been looking out the back window/rear window) I pulled forward and stopped. Then got out and went to look to see if there was any damage. There was no damage to my car and none to the other car. As far as I could figure, I must have pulled perfectly alongside the other car ... I guess the crunch I heard was ice?? Or maybe I imagined it?? There were other people in the parking lot and it didn't seem like any of them had heard anything - nobody looking my way or anything. Just weird.

That other car was parked really weirdly - I think it was actually in a non-parking parking space (with the diagonal lines.) I'd seen it and was aware of it, but hadn't realized it was SO close.

Anyway .. whew!

It is SO cold here! The forecast says it will get to 1 degree tonight. I feel bad for NE out delivering pizzas in the cold. If you order food in on bad weather/cold/rainy nights, be nice to your delivery person (tip!) Smile They're out there when you don't want to be.

I had been planning on doing my grocery shopping tonight, but probably won't. Due to the cold and possibly icy roads.

Question - This morning when I went out to my car, my outside windows had some snow on them, but my driver's side window and the rear driver's side window both had frost on the INSIDE! It was so weird scraping frost on the inside!

Then after church the same thing happened ... I had to scrape frost off - even after sitting and warming up / defrosting for 5 minutes.

What would cause that? I checked to make sure the windows were rolled up all the way. All my other windows were clear.

10 Responses to “Do Unto Others, And Possibly a Narrow Escape (2 of 2)”

  1. Pnwmom Says:

    That was really sweet of you to include her....I'm sure she appreciated it so much!

  2. creditcardfree Says:

    Not a sure on the frost inside...cleary condensation that froze. Wet hair, turned off car and sat inside awhile. I know it's really, really cold...daughter just returned there. A little shock to the system.

  3. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    I hope so PNWmom.

    CCF - I can't think of anything wet that was in my car though. I haven't gone outside with wet hair in a good while.

    I bet it was a shock to her system!

  4. Laura S. Says:

    Is your car pre-owned? IF the car ever had water on the inside, the inside windows will freeze. I am sure there are other reasons it could happen, but I had this happen with a car once and this is what my mechanic told me is the most common reason.

  5. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    Laura S - Yes, my car was previously a rental. It's never done this before - I've had it for 3 years now. Snow did get inside the car last time it snowed hard, but I've had frosted (outside) windows since then.

  6. patientsaver Says:

    Hmm, I don't know, I think foot washing of a stranger would just be too intimate for me. And I would probably feel I needed to get a pedicure before going myself.

  7. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    PS - the official name of it is Ordinance of Humility - basically reenacting when Jesus (Master) washed his disciples feet during the last supper (before the crucifixion.) I will admit I was thinking about what my feet looked like right then and wondering just how hairy my legs were ... Smile

  8. laura Says:

    Every year on Maundy Thursday, Catholic re-enact the washing of the feet. It's usually twelve people important to the parish. My husband and I were asked to this past Lent. It was strange indeed. Rather intimate - and the priest does it, along with a deacon who carries the a towel and an alcolyte who then presents you with a gift (an icon). My children missed the event last year (instead going to a flashlight egg hunt in the dark). Next year I'm going to the egg hunt. Something to be done once, and not repeated. I can't imagine doing it at every Communion.

  9. ceejay74 Says:

    Yep, we got the cold snap too! We got our shopping done a day early on Friday, so we'd have one less thing to do in today's single digit (negative windchill) temps.

  10. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    Laura - Yes, at the Catholic Mission school I worked at one of the teachers once a year would do something during Holy week similar to the last supper - one year she demonstrated footwashing by washing one of the student's feet and a teacher's feet. It definitely was NOT something the kids or teachers were used to.

    It kind of was like for me watching people take the bread and "wine" every week at Mass. Very different - being used to only doing it 4x a year. Smile
    Ceejay - Wish I would have thought to do that, but hadn't realized just how cold it was going to be this weekend!

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