You might not think so, from the past two Sacramental Saturday posts including today's, but occasionally I have a worthwhile thought on Saturday. However, at this late hour (5 PM) I have just arrived in DC to stay for the remainder of the weekend. I left the northern suburbs of NYC this AM after a fun overnight visit with two young members of my in-laws' family, whose collective ages are three. They are not yet regular readers of the blog, but their mother reads them my posts to get them to sleep. Many adults tell me the same thing.
Tomorrow I will be attending the baptism of yet another new member of my family, at a local church here in DC. The baptism will take place during the 11 AM Mass. Those of you who read the Cafe posts regularly have heard me grumble about celebrating baptisms at Mass on major feasts--tomorrow, of course, is the feast of the Holy Trinity or Trinity Sunday. But it's OK when my relatives are involved. It is the parish's assigned Sunday for baby baptisms; mom and dad had no say in the dating, and I doubt that the baby is worried about my liturgical neuroses.
We hope to return home by Tuesday evening for an uninterrupted month of lively conversation at the Cafe, hopefully on Wednesday. I did learn an interesting thing today: from Pelham, NY, on Long Island Sound, to NW DC, the driving tolls run to close to $30. The Jersey Turnpike is close to $15 by itself.
Have a nice weekend.