I miss doing Quick Takes. I used to be so faithful about doing them. But it's hard to do Quick Takes on rosaries. Thankfully, there's a lot to talk about w/ this conference and with pictures! Though a lot of the pictures are blurry, sorry about that.
My brother (Mark) and I have worked out "shifts" where we take a block of hours and go home during the in-between times. The blocks of free time have given me some time to pick up an esile (sp?) for my sign, and then go to my Mom's house for a short time to rest up and visit since she lives somewhat nearby St.Paul. And for the second block of time, which was the evening, I went home to put my kids to bed which was a treat since I hadn't seen them all day. My kids were so happy to see me, and the feeling was likewise. Later, I went back for the dreaded late shift--the 10-11:30pm shift. It was busy but no sales. I did get some signatures though, from people who wanted to buy a rosary but didn't have the money at the time, so in a way those are sales too.
The "book store" is not an actual bookstore, as I had thought. It turns out that we as vendors, are the bookstore! The block of vendors (bookstore), are placed in the "Field House" which is where an indoor track and field room is. The campus is huge, but then again, I'm used to little community colleges.
|Just a small section of St.Thomas College|
I had gotten lost, had to go on a very long detour just to get on the freeway, almost collided with a semi who refused to move over so I could merge before I ran into a construction site, and ended up at the airport. Yep, Mapquest told me to stay on the "Terminal A" road and next thing I know, I have no choice but to take a ticket and enter the parking ramp!
|There were these little exit signs everywhere and yet, the exit was so far away...|
|Still looking for that exit!|
|Then this automated thing wouldn't let me pay b/c it said my credit card was invalid.|
|This is during a slow time. The kids are allowed to go to the "book store" at only certain times.|
|Another blurry picture. This is the longest line for confession. It goes around the purple wall, and all the way on the other side of the stadium where there's about 30 priests hearing confessions.|
They are still loud, silly and a little obnoxious (teenagers are not my favorite), but they are young! I actually have really enjoyed talking to them.
|This is another stadium for the Mass.|
Please keep these kids in your prayers as they continue their journey to God, that this conference will be fruitful for them!