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Sunday Matters: Transitions

Sunday Matters

It’s been a good week. A busy, whirlwind of a week but here I am and only a head cold to show for it! I felt a cold coming on earlier in the week and did everything I could to fight it but alas, I lost the battle.

Even with the cold, I still managed to make it to book club. We discussed Ghettoside and it was a very good discussion. Lots to talk about. Besides being blown away by the sheer numbers of deaths in that part of South Central, we were fascinated by the detectives and their methods for investigating the cases.

Right Now:

I’m trying to rally the troops so that we can go to church but they are all dragging and giving me grief. I mean, I am the sick one! Let’s go, already. Geesh. Note: This was written earlier but I didn’t finish in time to post this morning but I was successful in getting them all out the door.

Right now, I am cooking up a ton of food to take over to my MIL’s house. Cheesy brats, bacon wrapped smokies, peach cobbler and 7 layer salad. Yum!

This Week:

This is a week of transitions. No more theater and although my kids tried to get me to sign them up for the next show, I held firm so they are officially taking a break from community theater.

There is still lots to look forward to: the Fullerton theater competition, Little Shop of Horrors, choir concerts and track meets every Saturday! That’s plenty to do. For them though, it’s a bit of transition because they are used to juggling all those extra rehearsals but I am looking forward to not having to figure out all of the conflicts.

Reading:

Oh goodness. I just finished Lost & Found by Brooke Davis. What a gem. I have to write the review up but man, it was good. I received a review copy for it so I assumed it was new but I guess it’s a reprint. Anyway, I am glad I caught it this time around because I loved it so much.

I am currently reading Be Frank With Me by Julia Claiborne Johnson. Another gem!

Be Frank With Me

Watching:

I introduced The Girl to The Long, Long Trailer with Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz . She enjoyed it.

Mad Men, Season 7 – Part Two is now available on Netflix! I can finally finish the series!

And you know what’s happening next week, right? The Walking Dead returns!

Making:

As I mentioned above, I have all sort of things cooking, a peach cobbler, cheesy brats, bacon wrapped smokies a 7 layer salad and a pear and walnut salad and that is just what I am bringing to this party. There will be tons of food but my kids like me to make certain things and I like to bring gluten-free options, too.

What are you snacking on today? Will you be watching the game? For me, it’s more about just being together.

Grateful for:

I am grateful for the wonderful church service I attended today. It was so awesome. We had a guest speaker, Tim Harlow and he rocked it.

How about you? How’s your weekend going?

Sunday Matters: Pixie Dust and Rain

Sunday Matters

Production week for Peter Pan ends with tonight’s seven o’clock performance. The Girl will be sad about it ending but track starts Monday. Yep, this Monday so she won’t have much time to think about it.

Right Now:

We’ve got church in the morning but the middle-school ministry is not meeting since they are at winter camp, so I have the evening off. The Girl does not though as she will be on stage. I am usually backstage with her but something happened with the scheduling this time around and it didn’t work out. I’ve worked every closing show for so many years I am not even sure what I will do with myself.

This Week:

I have a referral for my foot first thing Monday morning. It feels so much better but something is not healing right because my foot clicks when I walk. Clicks and pops and feels like it’s going to give out. It’s a really weird feeling. Like, piano wire getting tangled up. The x-ray taken this week shows a somewhat fresh break and this happened over a month ago so it really shouldn’t look like that. But other than the foot, I feel great!! Still living on my sleep stores from winter break.

Nothing else going on except track practices and a book club meeting to discuss Ghettoside.

Reading:

Right now, I am reading Lost & Found and it’s just so quirky and fun but also a little deep. It reminds me of Where’d You Go, Bernadette which I absolutely loved.

Lost & Found

Watching:

I haven’t been watching too much of anything lately.

Making:

Sigh. Making stuff requires a trip to the market and I’m really not feeling it. Plus, I received a really crazy weather alert on my phone which made it sound like some pretty severe weather is coming our way. If I go though, I will probably pick up soup fixings.

Grateful for:

Talented kids. I love, love, love that my kids are into the arts. I love to see them on stage. It just fills me with joy.