Wednesday, February 22, 2012

A Chance to Ice Skate

We have had an unusually warm winter in Wisconsin so we haven't had a chance to do wintry activities like sledding. However, this past Sunday Regina asked me and the other novices if we wanted to try out ice skating. We were happy to oblige! It was 50 degrees fahrenheit, but there were a lot of ice fishermen on the lake and none of them were falling through. We found a good area without any fishing holes, and then we had a great time skating around! 

I also used the opportunity to take pictures for my digital photography class. I edited my favorite one today in the "digital darkroom" via GIMP. I didn't have to do much editing, just sharpening in some areas, blurring in others, a tiny bit of burning, and some work with the histogram. GIMP is can do anything that Photoshop can do, only it is free. I actually prefer it.  Here's the picture- I think it's cute: 
Left to right: Sr. Leslie, Sr. Regina Rose, and Regina.
Tonight is a quiet night, so I am going to eat dinner and after that I'll lay low and pray. I hope that you are having a wonderful start to your Lenten practices!

P.S. We also had a great discernment retreat last weekend! To the young women who came, know you are in my thoughts and prayers!


  1. I am so happy that you finally had an opportunity to skate! The picture is wonderful!
    What is truly amazing is no jackets on...

  2. Sister Monica, as always, in and out of the season of Lent your enjoyable writing style triumphs. Unique photo: ear muffs are the only sign of winter along with the ice skates and ice, of course:)! You focused in on some awesomely-animated faces! Thanks ever for the helpful hints.

  3. This photo is priceless! Great job, Sister Monica!

  4. We saw you skating as we looked out at the lake at Chiara convent. We were so happy you could get out on the ice. It looks like you had a funtime.
    Sister Rosangela

  5. Beautiful pictures, Iam happy that you missed all the holes in the ice.
    Great job Sister Monica.
    Sister mary

  6. Thank you everyone for your nice comments! I am also glad that the Sisters at Chiara Convent got to watch the fun!

  7. love the picture! Beautiful!