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Sunday Matters: The Day in Which Moms are Queen for a Day

Sunday Matters

Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms out there. We all deserve a much-needed break today, don’t we? I know I do after the week I’ve had.

I moved on Friday Yep! I moved twenty plus years of stuff into a tiny office space. I had a cube before. A large cube but it was in a two person office with a door so it felt pretty private. Now I am out in the open and right by a main door. Fun!

Here is a photo. See my windows? The windows to the reception/copy room area? Behind that chair, are two more workstations and a slew of bookshelves. No room for my stuff!

New office space

Right Now:

No big plans this Mother’s Day. Church, of course and then? Who knows? I am too tired to do much and The Teen is exhausted from all of his late nights on stage. Maybe take-out? I don’t know. I kind of want to hit The Last Bookstore in Downtown.  Click on that link and I promise your jaw will drop to the floor.

This Week:

Unpacking. Ugh. Oh, how I hate it.

Got to go in for some blood work later this week because I am not feeling that great. Well, that’s not entirely true. I have to go in every four months anyway to monitor the Lupus but I know that my results will not be good this time around.

Reading:

Just starting A Little Life. Everyone says this book will devastate me! Why am I so eager to read it then? I haven’t a clue. I guess to see what all the fuss is about. I am also reading Strays, a YA novel.  You know how some YA novels can be rather juvenile? This one is not. It’s quite good.

Watching:

Mad Men. I am into season four now. That Don Draper. Can’t decide if I like him or not.

Bates Motel! I believe the season finale is this Monday. It has been so weird and good.

Making:

I made tacos this week, twice. Chicken stir-fry one night. Haven’t a clue what we’ll have today.

Grateful for:

Okay, so The Teen wrapped Dirty Rotten Scoundrels last night but he gets to reprise the role one more time. This is the news I’ve been teasing you with.

The Teen on stage.

He gets to perform at the Jerry Herman Awards! This is a big, big deal!! I am so proud of him. Ruprecht lives!

I am grateful that he has this opportunity. I don’t even want to say anymore about it because I feel like I will jinx it so that’s all I will say for now.

Hope you guys have a great weekend!

Sunday Matters: A Birthday & Busy Kids

Sunday Matters

It was The Hub’s birthday yesterday. We had a full day of JV finals (track) and The Teen had his SAT test so we couldn’t celebrate the way we wanted to, but it was still a nice day. We had super weather and enjoyed a yummy lunch. I think he was happy.  LOOK at that food! I didn’t even capture the meat on that platter!

The Hub at Famous Dave's

As for the track meet, The Girl got a medal for relay but she didn’t want to stay for the 100m results. We’ll find out the results later. That’s it! The season is over. I’m a little sad about it. The team party is later this month. Should be fun.

JV finals Simi Valley 2015

Right Now:

What would I do without my Sunday coffee? I drink coffee all the time but there is something special about that first cup on Sunday morning. Don’t you agree?

In a little bit, we will go to church and then later I get to go back to interview/discuss the volunteer position. In between, there will be a few hours to take care of stuff around the house.

This Week:

No more track practice so the evenings should be a little calmer. Well, except for The Teen. It’s production week for him so one more crazy week & weekend and then he can take a breather. I have some news in regards to his performance but he said I cannot talk about it yet!

Reading:

I finished The Children’s Crusade. My review posts on Tuesday. Reading Waiting for Snow in Havana for book club this Thursday. I need to pick up the pace. I am really behind with that one.

Watching:

Got to catch-up with Bates Motel. I missed it last Monday. Still enjoying Mad Men. We picked up The Empire Strikes Back for The Girl but never got to watch it.

Making:

I am trying to make better choices with food but I am not doing so well and I just started. I think today we will do something simple but not sure what. Maybe a chicken stir-fry.

Grateful for:

Guess what? The Girl made choir! I was so very happy to get that email. She is thrilled. I am grateful that she was chosen. I think it’s so important for kids entering middle school to be a part of something early on.

That’s it for me. What’s going on in your world today?