Perhaps the hardest part of this, after the shock of the double betrayal, is the undeserved shame he feels because of the break up of his marriage. I think that the best description/definition of shame like this was described by Milan Kundera:
The basis of shame is not some personal mistake of ours, but the ignominy, the humiliation we feel that we must be what we are without any choice in the matter, and that this humiliation is seen by everyone.
Friday night after work there was a Mexican potluck dinner at the church. The food was really good this time. I took my lentil/brown rice tacos with all sorts of taco fixings and wheat tortillas. My friend Brenda made fresh quacamole and pico de gallo that were out of this world! There were enchiladas and burritos, churros and other treats from south of the border. The kids enjoyed a pinata, and we escaped before they made us do the Mexican Hat Dance. LOL It really was a fun evening. I was grateful for the leftovers so I didn't have to cook other than to warm up the taco filling and tortillas last night.
The mosquitoes are horrible right now!
I am not looking forward to church this morning, the building is hot and stuffy, but I didn't get out of bed to go out to the country church for the early service; that church has AC and would have been comfortable. We are forecast a week of heat and humidity with heat indexes into the 106 degrees range. Very unusual for our area. It is hotter down in Fargo and in the Twin Cities. We have already run our window ACs more in this week than we did the entire summer last year. I've got to see what I have that will be cool to wear to church this morning. Pantyhose will NOT be an option!
We are leaving Thursday morning to go to the Twin Cities for the weekend. Tom is officiating at the wedding of our DIL Kay's brother Nick's wedding. It is planned as an outdoor wedding at a golf club, I do hope that the thunderstorms that are in the forecast do not materialize. We had thought to drive down to Wisconsin to see Mom again after that but are postponing that trip until sometime in September when it may be cooler and easier to travel.