Sunday Matters: It Was Just a Matter of Time

Sunday Matters

I think for most of us, we had two good weeks where things were looking up. Numbers were down and there was hope on the horizon. Those were a glorious two weeks.

If you look at the numbers now, they paint a picture of doom and gloom. It’s not surprising. I came to the conclusion earlier in the week that I am just going to continue doing what we’re doing and not to take any chances with our luck.

We all need to cross our fingers, (and pray) that we do not suffer another round of closures. This would be devastating for many reasons. I feel like we still have time to get a handle on it. Yes. California bars are now closed again and our beaches were closed for the holiday weekend. Our restaurants are now closed for dining in, again. But please, no more closures! Just do what you need to do.

Right Now:

I am looking up recipes for pasta salad. My youth group has an upcoming picnic and although I am bringing sandwiches I may also bring pasta salad. It will be outside, at a park with distancing in place. I fear that parks will be closed again soon so hopefully we can actually do this.

This Week:

Guys, hold your hats but my daughter is taking her senior pics this week. They can’t do the cap and gown pic because they are loaned clothing items and COVID rules won’t allow it so she will have to go back for that shot in the spring.

I cleaned up my patio area and now it’s a glorious spot to sit in the morning with my Bible study or current read.

Reading:

I finished The Last Flight and the review posts this Tuesday. I also finished Emma in the Night. That review should post this week as well. Both, enjoyable, quick reads.

I think I will read Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine next which is a title on my Summer Reading List.

Watching:

I think everyone and their brother watched Hamilton on Disney +.  this weekend. SO enjoyable. That is the one good thing about this pandemic, all the theatre that has been streaming for free. I’ve seen some great theatre.

New Things I’ve Tried:

I started this Bible reading plan for July. Some friends are reading it with me.

Grateful for:

  • Kettle corn (perfect snack)
  • Long weekends
  • Perfectly cooked corn on the cob
  • Breezy, sunny days

Hang in there, my friends! It’s about to get difficult again but we will be okay.

Review: The Mother-In-Law

The Mother-In-Law

The Mother-In-Law
By Sally Hepworth
St. Martin’s Griffin, 9781250120939, March 2020, 368pp.

*No Spoilers*

The Short of It:

Whether you can relate to having a Mother-In-Law of your own, or not, this book has you flipping the pages. It’s one of those easy, fast, reads that I am reaching for like crazy during this pandemic.

The Rest of It:

The story is told by the two main characters and alternates between the past and present. When Lucy meets Diana, everything she has heard about Mother-In-Laws is put to the side. After all, she’s not even married to Ollie yet and she’s a pretty agreeable person. Surely, they will get along.

But, Diana is a little different. She’s guarded and although she looks perfectly pleasant and is polite to a fault, there is something off putting about her. She’s a little cold, perhaps. Even to her own children, Ollie and Nettie, she lacks affection and Lucy immediately picks up on it but when she marries Ollie the deal is sealed. Diana is her Mother-In-Law whether she likes it or not.

As the story unfolds, Diana and Tom are asked countless times to help their kids out financially. Although Tom is up for it and certainly has the money to hand out, Diana doesn’t believe in handouts. She believes in hard work and struggle. This is a running theme throughout the story.

One day, Diana ends up dead. How did it happen? Why? Is there more to the story than meets the eye?

Yes.

On top of all the family drama, there is the question of what happened to Diana. This family has a lot of secrets and you know that always makes for good reading. Although I felt like the ending was a tad rushed, I enjoyed this book a lot and read it in just a couple of sittings.

You wouldn’t necessarily think of this book as a club read but there were questions in the back and I must admit, they were pretty thought provoking.

Source: Borrowed
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