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Sunday Matters: What’s On Your Mind?

Sunday Matters

My mind is overflowing with tiny blips of info so to clear my head, I will just share them here so I can move on with my Sunday.

  • The Sound of Music is behind us and I have no photos to share because photos are not allowed backstage.
  • The early morning registration for Peter Pan was a success. She’s in. Auditions are in September.
  • Slowly trying to piece together a beach inspired bedroom for The Girl. It’s her graduation gift and has been a long time coming.
  • Seriously thinking about going vegan again after numerous food reactions this past week. Do I have the patience for it? I lasted three years the last time I tried.
  • My closet. Still trying to figure out the whole “clothes should bring you joy” thing. Because honestly, they don’t.

Right Now:

Do you hear that? Birds. I love the sound of birds. I’ve been rushing around these past few weeks and so I haven’t been able to sit down long enough to hear them but I hear them today.  Our yard is full of them even though the yard itself is struggling from the drought. Twenty minutes of watering a week in this dry climate is not nearly enough to keep things alive.

At the moment, I am downing coffee and then we are off to church. According to the website I do not need to volunteer tonight so I get to hang out at home. Cook a nice meal and watch a  movie perhaps?

This Week:

My focus this week is to do something each day that reminds me of summer. My weeks blend into one another and it’s kind of hard lately to come up with stuff to share here. You know what I mean? That whole auto-pilot thing that I put myself on. I want each day to stand out so I am going to do something each day that will make each day unique. Wish me luck.

Reading:

I finished A Little Life. It. Destroyed. Me. Wow. What a book. I encourage you to read it but know going in, that it is a tough subject matter to read about.

I also finished Luckiest Girl Alive. Hmmm. I have to write my thoughts up but it wasn’t what I expected at all.

I started Finders Keepers and Nantucket but I also have to read my book club selection Other Voices, Other Rooms by Capote so I am not that far into any of them.

I’ve decided to really pick up the pace for July because… the Atlas Shrugged read along (#AtlasRAL) begins on July 1st.  I’ve got all sorts of fun folks reading it with me and because it’s such a brick of a book I really need to stay on top of my other reading too or I will become the reading slug I was in June.

Watching:

Not a good time for TV but Chrisley Knows Best started up again and somehow I got sucked into it for another season. It’s very repetitive. Rich man trying to instill morals into his rich kids while they all live it up in the South.  It’s fun though.

I want to watch a movie. A really good one, preferably available on Netflix instant view. Any suggestions?

Making:

Not sure what I’ll make tonight.

Grateful for:

A weekend of rest.

Sunday Matters: It’s Showtime!

Sunday Matters

Production week for The Sound of Music is almost done. It’s been a full week of rehearsals and The Girl has one more show tonight and that’s that!

We got to see the show yesterday. It’s always fun to see it all come together. The Girl was a festival singer, one of ten girls singing. She really wants a lead in Peter Pan. We’ll see if she even gets in. The sign-up line begins at 4 am on Wednesday. Hello!

I will try to share pics from The Sound of Music later, but they banned cameras backstage so the pickin’s may be slim.

Right Now:

Happy Father’s Day to all the dads out there. Since we have the show going on, we plan to celebrate next weekend.  Today, we will hit church and then back to the stage we go.

This Week:

Did I mention that sign-ups for Peter Pan are at 4 am on Wednesday morning? Good Gawd! I will be totally dead at work but she really wants in.

Reading:

I am going to finish A Little Life this week if it kills me. I’ve been savoring it but I really need to finish it up so I can move on to other books.

I am listening to Luckiest Girl Alive and although it started off a little bumpy, I am really into it now. This is the book that Reese Witherspoon just optioned so we’ll see if it becomes a movie soon.

Just started Nantucket by Nan Rossiter. It IS summer after all. Gotta get a summery read in before the Atlas Shrugged read along! We’ve got seven readers signed up so far. Will you join us?

Atlas Shrugged RAL

Watching:

Not much this week. My secret hiding spot at work was in-use all week so I could not watch Mad Men at all. I did see a little bit of Orange is the New Black but it’s not pulling me in this season.

Making:

I made a really great chicken and pasta dish made entirely from leftovers. I had cooked-up chicken breasts a few days before and just sliced them up with fresh peas, garlic and olive oil, a spoonful of cream cheese for flavor, a dab of tomato paste, and then tossed with pasta and Parmesan cheese.

But, I haven’t made anything since! Production week, production week. No cooking goes on during this week.

Grateful for:

As much as I love seeing the show, I am so glad when production week is over. These days, I find myself getting all worked-up when my calendar is full so it’s nice to finally have it behind us. At least for a little while.  I am grateful that after tonight’s show, we are done until September!

What’s going on in your world this weekend?