Sunday Matters: One Last Hurrah

Sunday Matters

Work. Meh. I have a few more days to ponder it but it’s never easy to return after a long break. I feel like I am all hungover. My sleep patterns are all over the place and my body is off, but in a good way.

I’ve eaten stuff I don’t normally eat, visited with family that I don’t normally see and have watched movies with abandon. It’s been wonderful. As I look at the calendar, I realize that I have less than a week to read my book club book, and a little more than that to read the tour book I signed up for.

That eye/headache mess. Phffft.

Right Now:

I am on my stomach, in bed, typing this out, waiting for the house to heat up before I venture downstairs for coffee. As soon as it gets warm enough, I’ll get ready for church. The Girl does not want to go which means it will be a perfectly pleasant morning dragging a sulking tween around.

This Week:

I return to work on Wednesday. I purposely took the extra days to not have to deal with MONDAY. But rehearsals start-up again this week so it will almost be like a regular week. I need all of your good thoughts for Wednesday because when you have this much time off, you really start to think that big changes are needed. You know?


I am reading It Was Me All Along, written by a blogger I follow. I didn’t have an elaborate way of picking my first books this year. It had to do with what I was behind on because of this headache and all the stuff that came with it. It’s very heartfelt. I am enjoying it. It’s about her obsession with food. Which is just perfect to read at the beginning of the year after all of the excesses enjoyed over the holidays.


I watched The Great Gatsby and it really was a visual masterpiece. I snuck August: Osage County in while purging my shelves. It was full of tension, that one. Which made it great to watch while chucking books into a box. Thwack! Thwack! I really liked American Hustle. Enough to want to see it again. I just got The Hundred-Foot Journey from Netflix so I hope to watch that today.


Nothing. Yet. I did make spaghetti and meatballs the other night, along with a really good pot-roast but the cupboards are bare again. I will hit the market on my way home from church. Fun! With The Girl in tow, and all. The Hub won’t be too thrilled either. We all hate grocery shopping.

Grateful for:

A few extra days with my kids.

Happy Thought For the Week:

Friday. I am already looking forward to it.

25 thoughts on “Sunday Matters: One Last Hurrah”

  1. Enjoy your last couple of days off and it’s nice that you get a couple of extra days for yourself. My break(s) was(were) broken up by going back for a day or two here and there. Now it’s all back to five days a week. I wish I had that luxury of a couple of extra days. 🙂

    And yes, I know about thinking about big changes. Mine might not be as dramatic but I’m thinking about changes on the blog, which I’ll be working on during a mini-Bloggiesta coming up mid-January.

    Like you, I also did some book purging over this break (these breaks) and it feels good. I get most of the books from the library (SHOCKING! I know 😉 ) so I don’t really need all the books on my shelves.

  2. It is so hard to go back but…at least it is just a three day week! Yeah to book purging! Yeah for church! Boo to gathering groceries…do you pack lunches for everyone?

  3. meh….I go back to work tomorrow and I am trying not to think about it. I hope you are able to enjoy these last couple of days and that you are feeling your best when life hits the road running. I hope the tween happy ups when she gets to church and good for you for dragging her along. I will be thinking of you as I do my grocery shopping today after church too. 🙂 My first book of the year is A Hundred Names by Cecelia Ahern. I enjoy her books and this one is not disappointing.
    Have a wonderful week…

  4. I start back tomorrow. A big part of me is dreading being back to the grind, but another part of me longs for the routine. It’s going to be a beast getting Greyson up and out of the house on time, and he’ll be one pooped pumpkin tomorrow night. Later in the week, David heads out of town for work, so it should be interesting! I’m going to spend these last few hours finishing up Station Eleven. Love it!

  5. I don’t mind grocery shopping that much, but I don’t do it most of the time. What I hate more is putting everything away when all the bags come in from the car! I went back to work on Friday for one day and then the weekend, so that will help my re-entry tomorrow! Enjoy your last couple of days and hope you feel better soon!

    1. I hate putting the groceries away as well. Of course, I often have the kids fumbling around in the bags to see what I bought. The pup too.


  6. Like you, I’m wondering how my holiday sleeping habits will function with a return to work. I am essentially sleeping like my teenagers – stay up really late, get up really late. It’s been heaven but reality calls. I’ve also seen a lot of good movies (The Imitation Game!) but still have not been able to commit to The Great Gatsby. I love the book so much and I know this is a dramatic departure in parts. Have a great (short) week!

    P.S. Not letting me comment using Twitter login here. Happened the other day too.

    1. My first day back and I woke up at 2am and sort of stayed awake the entire time. I am not feeling all that wonderful at the moment. I expect a better day tomorrow.


  7. If I’d had the time, I would have taken at least tomorrow off to spare me going back to work on a Monday. Seven weeks off . . . I don’t know if I’m ready. It will be nice to get back into a more regular routine, I suppose. I’m not looking forward to getting up at 4:30 a.m. again. Ugh.

    Enjoy the rest of your vacation, Ti.

    1. Yep. I got up at 4:15 after being awake since 2am and it does not feel good to be at work right now.


  8. That day where you get back into the grind after a nice long time off is the worst. Sounds like you’re watching a lot of movies that are on my movie wish list. The only one I’ve seen of those so far is The Great Gatsby (twice!), which is definitely visually impressive. I might have even liked it better than the book, but that could be because the book was required summer reading for 9th grade English. Woof.

    Have a great week!

    1. I can honetly say that I was never a huge fan of The Great Gatsby in print. It’s greatness always puzzled me but these past few weeks I was prompted to look for a new copy in print. The current cover is so ugly though. I’ll wait until someone does something fancy with it. I guess the movie version impressed me enough to make me want to read the book again,.


  9. I know what you mean about that post-vacation hang over. I start my first full week of work this coming week! I am not ready for vacation relaxation to be over yet! Ah well.

  10. Ah, so good that you have until Friday before you get back to work. I go back tomorrow and after two weeks of lounging around, it is not making me feel any better either. Oh, the dread! On the plus side, we’ll be in the routine pretty soon so maybe we won’t have to worry about the being back part for long.

  11. Oh, girl. It is like we share the same mind. I have been dreading work tomorrow – so much so that it is making me sick to my stomach. If that isn’t a sign that it is time for some changes, I don’t know what is. Good luck to you on Wednesday. I agree that Friday cannot come fast enough!

  12. I am so looking forward to the kids going back to school tomorrow, but of course WITH that comes trauma, fighting, ye old doctor appts again, blah. My good thoughts will be with you returning to THAT on Wednesday. Can’t you find a way to work from home??? I will write you a reference.

  13. Sending you good thoughts for Wednesday, although I don’t know how much they’ll help, as I got so tired of what I’m doing I’m opting for big changes myself this year. Not sure how it will turn out – when change means landing new clients, different kinds of clients for a different kind of work, it’s so uncertain. I like change but I don’t do as well when it comes to uncertainty..

    So glad you took the extra two days off – it’s much better having to go back to work on a Wednesday rather than a Monday. There’s just something about Mondays. One thing that’s changed for me, because of the work situation, is that I’m liking weekends so much now – there are no work emails on the weekends! I think that means something good, that I’m not so involved in my deadlines any more. I think.

    Enjoy the next few days! I’m already looking forward to Friday too.

  14. Couldn’t agree more about feeling a total hangover from break! I’ve been binge-TVing endlessly for days on end and don’t really want it to end. I loved how pretty Gatsby was, too, and can’t resist watching it whenever I catch it on HBO.

  15. Hope that eye/headache mess goes away. I liked Gatsby, Osage County and American Hustle too. All good. Take it easy before the work starts up again.

  16. Back to work after the holidays is such a bummer! I was given a little reprieve today as the school I work at is closed because it is too cold! lol So I’ve been holed up at home staying warm. Have a happy new year Ti!

  17. It is hard to get back in the routine. I lucked out this week. I went back to work on Monday, but have had a late start on Tuesday, no school on Wednesday, and a late start on Thursday – all because of the -45 degree windchills we are having. Even though we will have to make up our missed day, I’m not complaining. It has been nice to have an extra day off and sort of ease back into things.

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