Sunday Matters: Pixie Dust and Rain

Sunday Matters

Production week for Peter Pan ends with tonight’s seven o’clock performance. The Girl will be sad about it ending but track starts Monday. Yep, this Monday so she won’t have much time to think about it.

Right Now:

We’ve got church in the morning but the middle-school ministry is not meeting since they are at winter camp, so I have the evening off. The Girl does not though as she will be on stage. I am usually backstage with her but something happened with the scheduling this time around and it didn’t work out. I’ve worked every closing show for so many years I am not even sure what I will do with myself.

This Week:

I have a referral for my foot first thing Monday morning. It feels so much better but something is not healing right because my foot clicks when I walk. Clicks and pops and feels like it’s going to give out. It’s a really weird feeling. Like, piano wire getting tangled up. The x-ray taken this week shows a somewhat fresh break and this happened over a month ago so it really shouldn’t look like that. But other than the foot, I feel great!! Still living on my sleep stores from winter break.

Nothing else going on except track practices and a book club meeting to discuss Ghettoside.


Right now, I am reading Lost & Found and it’s just so quirky and fun but also a little deep. It reminds me of Where’d You Go, Bernadette which I absolutely loved.

Lost & Found


I haven’t been watching too much of anything lately.


Sigh. Making stuff requires a trip to the market and I’m really not feeling it. Plus, I received a really crazy weather alert on my phone which made it sound like some pretty severe weather is coming our way. If I go though, I will probably pick up soup fixings.

Grateful for:

Talented kids. I love, love, love that my kids are into the arts. I love to see them on stage. It just fills me with joy.

23 thoughts on “Sunday Matters: Pixie Dust and Rain”

  1. Whew…your life never slows down, does it? I know I’ve said this before and will say it again. Just hope you get a chance to breathe in there somewhere…and that they can help you with your foot. I’m trying to remember more of the things I’m grateful for too by using a diary app each day to keep track of those things, like a gratitude journal. I’ve been doing it for about a week and hope to continue it through the year. It’s not always easy to find those things, but I think it is important, even if it’s something small.

    1. I am doing an electronic version of a Happiness Jar. Each day I enter a happy thought into my Keep app but to be honest, some days I have to really search for something to put in there and sometimes it’s rather lame… like, “today, I had tacos.” Yep. Lame.

        1. Thank you. Tacos make me pretty happy but you know what they say… one should not go to food for happiness. When I was in junior high, tacos were not a thing and I lived in Los Angeles. Salsa and chips was not a thing either. How did I survive?

  2. Hmmm…this could be a nice slow week for you! Soup would be comforting…but you will be out late tonight! Sorry about the foot clicking and popping…take care!

    1. It was a late night but I only had to work two late nights as opposed to what I normally work (at least 4-5) so I am fine. The Girl caught a little cold though.

  3. Well, I love hearing your talk about your kids and their shows and activities. Pixie dust indeed. Sorry about your foot and hope you get some answers there. Maybe a ‘boot’ in your future? Take care of yourself and have a good week!

    1. Yep! I have a lovely boot to wear now. It actually makes my foot feel pretty good but as soon as I take it off it’s not so great. The specialist said it will be several more weeks of healing before I notice a significant improvement just based on where the break was.

      ​I DO love talking about the shows my kids are in. I hope I don’t bore any of you. I just love live theatre. I used to be in theatre when I was in high school and college but I could never, ever sing! These musical performances are just so much fun and unlike most boys, my son can dance and my daughter’s dancing has improved so much. ​

  4. You know, now that you mention it, I hear a strange pop too when I walk. Sometimes, not always. Usually when I walk right after sitting for long – ever since pregnancy, it feels like something in my body is not aligned right. Better get that checked out. I hope your doctor will be able to resolve whatever that pop problem might be!

    1. The specialist thinks it’s a result of me walking on the side of my foot. He doesn’t think it has anything to do with the break since the break was not at a joint. He taped me up again and told me to try to walk normally and not favor that foot and that the alignment and popping will resolve. If not, I have to go back in a few weeks.

  5. Your kids are into great stuff! I hope she likes track again this year. Good luck with the foot; I know it’s frustrating. Why don’t these things heal? I had elbow tendinitis for almost 2 years! ugh. Hope you have a good week

    1. I have an agreement with The Girl. She is supposed to take the next show off since track season has begun. We agreed to this when I signed her up but on the last night of Peter Pan, she of course was pushing to do Beauty and the Beast but really, it’s too much! Four track practices a week plus show rehearsal? Uh… no. We’ve done it before and it’s very difficult because the directors get irked over too many conflicts and the coaches get irked over missed practices. The next show after that is Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat and although she has done that show before, she REALLY wants to be in that one so I am holding firm.

      On Mon, Feb 1, 2016 at 3:25 PM, Book Chatter wrote:


  6. Well, congrats to your talented kids ❤ I'm worried about your clicking foot! It doesn't sound right at all – and, yes, what the Xray revealed is even more worrying. Let me know how your referral appointment went. Big hugs

    1. I had my appointment yesterday. The doctor said that it shouldn’t be clicking since the break is not at a joint but as soon as I took the boot off and walked around, it clicked. He thinks I have been walking on the side of my foot to avoid putting pressure on it and that it will all figure itself out soon if I try to walk normally. He didn’t seem concerned at all but said that it’s a little early to see improvement on a big toe break. He said it takes about 8 weeks for the swelling to go down and it’s only been a little over 4. The nerve pain is from the swelling. I thought the swelling was gone because it’s gone down so much since that first day. Apparently, not.

      On Tue, Feb 2, 2016 at 3:01 AM, Book Chatter wrote:


  7. Everyone MUST read LOST & FOUND! I read it forever ago, and reviewed it when it was first published. Brooke is wonderful and her delicious book needs to be experienced by everyone! Thank you for posting it! and no, I’m really not her publicist! Have a wonderful week!

  8. Wow! You are super busy. How did your appointment with your foot doctor go – hope its all good. Lost & Found sounds like such a good read! I’ve been watching The X-Files and loving it. Still waiting for TWD to start – wish it would hurry up already. Hope you have a great week!!!

  9. Wow–I’ve REALLY been out of the loop. I’m so sorry to hear for your foot–sounds really nasty. Glad you’re feeling well otherwise. You guys are busy busy as normal. LOL!

    I’ve been trying to cook more lately but ugh the planning that it requires! And I loved Bernadette so I’ll have to check out Lost and Found. I like a light book that has just the perfect amount of depth. My brain needs that these days. I’m currently loving The Girl With All the Gifts. Can’t put it down!

    1. He didn’t seem to believe me about the toe clicking because he said the break was not at a joint but once I took a few steps he said it was maybe caused by my walking in order to favor that foot. Well, it’s still clicking and slipping a bit. Better, but not gone.

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