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Friday: What Not

Friday What Not

This entire week flew by in an instant! I took Monday and Tuesday off to work on The Girl’s room. I finished all of the components late Tuesday but man it wiped me out! I just need to put the headboard up and then I will share pics.

On Wednesday, since it was The Girl’s birthday and we were nursing some wounds over the cast list for Peter Pan (take a guess) we went out for a nice dinner but man, I was dying. I ate some canned tuna for lunch and had a horrible allergic reaction! My lymph nodes are still swollen. I may need to carry around an EpiPen from here on out because the reaction hit me incredibly fast.

Needless to say, I’ve been a little bit of a mess. BUT, I’ve been reading Salem’s Lot and Neverwhere and just need to get to The Quick in order to keep all my read-along commitments on the up and up.

Speaking of Stephen King, book 3 of the Mr. Mercedes series was announced yesterday.  You can read a little bit about it, here.  I love the cover.

End of Watch

This weekend, I will be spending a good chunk of Saturday trying to find housing for my mother and sister. It’s a long story but since my father’s death, they’ve not been able to make ends meet and the cost of living in the immediate Los Angeles area is just too high. It’s been stressing me out. There are lots of complicated details that make this a very sticky situation but I am praying for a miracle.

At some point this weekend, I also have to sit down with The Teen to plan the Theatre Halloween party he is having at our house. I love a good party but it does take planning and right now he is flying by the seat of his pants.

Anyway, I just wanted to pop-in since I haven’t been around much this week. It’s still hot here!! Not in the mood to decorate for Halloween but I suppose I will have to at some point.

Have you decorated yet?

Sunday Matters: A Long, Much Needed Weekend

Sunday Matters

Good morning!! We woke to rain this morning. Granted, it’s not coming down at a steady rate but it’s cloudy and gloomy and everything is wet. That’s rain for us! I love it!

I alluded to some time off in one of my last posts. It’s the end of the year and I am in a “use it, or lose it” situation with my vacation time so I am taking Monday and Tuesday off and 11 more days between now and Christmas.  Then, between Winter break and January I am taking more time off. Yes!!

What do I have planned for these two  days? Well, I have to finish the Girl’s bedroom. It’s painted now. Also, the kids are on Fall break this Monday and Tuesday so we’ll hang out. The Girl turns twelve on Wednesday so there will be some celebrating for that.

Here’s a photo from the Dodger game we attended last night. We had field level seats and The Teen almost caught a foul ball.

Dodger Game

Right Now:

I really wanted to sleep in this morning but it wasn’t in the cards. I just could not sleep so now I am up sipping coffee and catching up on my reading.

This Week:

Monday and Tuesday, off. The final cast list for Peter Pan posts on Tuesday. Wednesday is The Girl’s birthday. Somewhere in between that I need to make a headboard for The Girl’s room.


I joined three read alongs this month (Salem’s Lot, The Quick, Neverwhere). I’ll be using some of my time off to put a dent in those.


Tonight is the last episode for Fear the Walking Dead. My prediction is that Nick will somehow end up with Rick and company on TWD. I was really liking all of the characters but the show took a turn and fizzled out, in my opinion.

Wednesday is American Horror Story: Hotel!! No Jessica Lange this year but the addition of Lady Gaga should be very interesting.


I haven’t a clue what to make for dinner tonight. The rain has me wanting something warm and cozy but it’s not cold out, really. What are you making? I need some ideas.

Grateful for:

I’ve been a bit anxious all week long. My health insurance premium is doubling, again for 2016 and it’s forced us to choose another plan. I’ve been anxious all week because of it. When you have an autoimmune disease, or any existing condition really, just the idea of changing doctors is a bit worrisome. I prayed on it and asked for a sign and got one so I turned the paperwork in and I am just very grateful to have this other option. It will save us nearly $300 a month and maybe we will get better care. That’s how I am choosing to look at it.

Okay. Fill me in. What are you all up today? I did a good job of catching up with blog posts last week but if I missed stopping by your blog or Facebook page, give me an update if you can.