Sunday Matters: COVID-19 Times

Sunday Matters

I almost didn’t have a post for you today because I totally forgot it was Sunday. I am still working from home but it’s been a really hard week and I am trying to just move forward and not dread it every time I open my inbox.

Right Now:

We are about to tune in for online church. Right afterward, I meet with my high school group on Zoom but it’s spring break for most of them and I think many will be MIA.

This Week:

My daughter has a dental appointment that is way overdue because the last two times her cleanings have been cancelled. No one has confirmed the appointment and I believe dental offices are still emergency services only so it may not happen this week either. The first time it was cancelled was due to her wisdom teeth being extracted and then cancelled again because of a conflict. I am guessing it won’t happen.

It’s spring break for  my daughter but she has a college class that is not on spring break so she will still have that. I will just be working and trying to read books in between.

My son is home! He returned from college because pretty much everyone left and his next term is totally online. I feel better knowing he is here.

The Otter Pup (Chloe) is extremely happy to have all her people home.

The Otter Pup


I am starting Just Mercy for a book discussion. I am not in the mood for it right now but it was my book pick so I have to get it read.


Unfortunately, The Tiger King has been on in my house. My son already watched it but wanted us to see it. It’s unremarkable. I don’t even think it’s that wild. Kind of boring, even. We are on episode 7.

The Walking Dead has been great.

We stalled a little on The Crown. We are about to finish season 2.

New Things I’ve Tried:

Not really anything.  I need to try to not let work get to me.

Grateful for:

  • My son finally being home

How are you all holding up? I had a pain on one side of my chest for about ten days, nothing else but it’s just now getting better. Not sure what it was but it was not fun. It made it hard to breathe so I was slightly alarmed.

Review: The Woman in the Dark

The Woman in the Dark

The Woman in the Dark
By Vanessa Savage
Grand Central Publishing, 9781538714300, February 2020, 352pp.

The Short of It:

This story was excellent. A creepy murder house, a husband with questionable motives and his family trying to make sense of it all.

The Rest of It:

This is a very difficult time to read. Everything is a distraction and I was having such a hard time getting back into a reading routine. However, one of my students dropped this book off for me and it was exactly what I needed to get excited about reading again.

Patrick and Sarah along with their two older children, move to Patrick’s old, childhood home. The moment it came up on the market, Patrick put his regular life aside, and threw all of their savings into the home so it could be his again. Wanting to re-live the wonderful childhood he had there, he forces the rest of his family to uproot their lives to make his dreams come true.

But the house is not the quaint seaside home you’d imagine. It’s known as the “murder house” because of the family that lived there before. Sarah is hesitant to move, given the house’s history, but Patrick insists and bad things happen. Behind its peeling plaster are hidden messages. There are cold spots throughout the house and rot that they can’t rid themselves of.

This story reminded me a lot of The Shining. Nevertheless, it had me flipping the pages pretty fast and I like how the ending came together. There are secrets, and supernatural elements and I like how art was incorporated into the story.

If you need a quick read to take your mind off of things, I recommend this one.

Source: Borrowed
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