Sunday Matters: The Week Got Away From Me

Sunday Matters

Good morning and Happy Mother’s Day to those who celebrate it. It’s so early this year and as each year passes, it become less of a thing for me. Once you hit a certain age, a nice meal, a trip to the bookstore and maybe even a nap constitutes an excellent day. We did that yesterday because I have church activities today.

Right Now:

I have to start the day with a strong cup of coffee. I don’t drink much coffee but that first cup is always good. Not sure if I will actually attend the big service today at church. It will be crowded. I may opt to watch online but I will head in for youth group after it.

This Week:

My daughter gets shot #2 tomorrow!

I don’t have much else going on. There is a fall preview with one of the publishing houses which I plan to attend on Wednesday. I made up my summer book list which I will post soon. It’s for 20 Books of Summer although I am doing the 10 book option.


My reading hit a wall after my second shot. I thought I’d rest and read but that splitting headache prevented that from happening. The same books I mentioned last week are still waiting for me. I will get to them eventually. Those are Dear Edward and The Invisible Husband of Frick Island. I still have to review Rules of Civility too!


Couldn’t watch much either. I don’t experience headaches too often so when they hit I can’t read or watch anything. Just sit in a dark room. The pup stayed with me and even skipped her meals for me. She is just too sweet. She even checked my temp at one point, the same way I check hers, by booping her nose. She had a very concerned look on her face after booping mine.

Grateful for:

  • It’s goes without saying but I will say it anyway. So grateful to be done with shot #2. I heard that Moderna is testing their booster now.

Keeping this short. Have a wonderful day!

Whatnot – Week 23

Sunflower.Another Wednesday and here I am. If it weren’t for these regular posts I would not know what day it is. Are you good? Most of you are fully vaccinated by now including myself! I just got my second yesterday so I will hold off on how I feel but if you got the first shot, DO get the second. With everything ramping up in India I think we will need to hit that herd immunity mark and right now they are saying it’s not going to happen since people are skipping the second shot.  

I am in limbo here. Still waiting for move-in info for my daughter. Still trying to find a car for my son before he leaves for Kansas. That is enough to occupy my head.

But in other news, two separate women in my neighborhood have been allowing their dogs to do their business on my lawn without cleaning up after them. They are not new. I have a funny sign posted asking them to avoid the area but they do not and have on two occasions let their dog do the deed while I was standing right there. I am kind of thinking they are not 100% there so I don’t think there is anything I can do about it but it’s frustrating. If I try to talk to them one runs away, which is weird and the other looks at me like I am a crazy person. 

You might laugh but we feed our dog premium dog food and the output is not at all bad but their dogs! Ugh! I am a gagger and it’s not pretty watching me go at it AND the other day my bag broke. Another neighbor down the street provided a poop bag station to deal with their own issues and someone stole it! Definitely not them. 

Anyway, enough about poop. Well, I got flagged on Barnes and Noble for profanity and the word in question was POOP. I was reviewing Broken by Jenny Lawson. Clearly, way too much poop talk in my life these days. 

After all this frustration I took a walk with the pup and encountered that sunflower you see above. That neighbor’s strip is completely bare and has no water source and yet that flower exists. That’s kind of how I feel lately. Everything around me is less than ideal and yet, each day I try. I really try to see the good in everything and I try to relax. Being wound-up like this is not the norm for me. 

What are your plans for Mother’s Day? Youth group is meeting on Mother’s Day. I think attendance will be very low but I didn’t plan to celebrate it ON the day anyway. Too crowded. I really have no plans. A long nap sounds pretty good right now. 

My reading schedule got thrown off due to the Hub’s birthday celebration last weekend. I missed a review for Monday but so what? It will just post on Friday instead. It wasn’t a review copy and I was enjoying it too much to rush through it. Rules of Civility is quite enjoyable. Next up:


Tell me what you are reading! 

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