Sunday Matters: A Father’s Day Adventure

Sunday Matters

A rather funny title for this post because these days, an adventure means that we simply left the house. Progress. Usually we spend too much time running around so the fact that things have slowed down is really a good thing. So, what do we have planned for today?

Right Now:

Church! This morning’s service is special in that we have former Dodger Darryl Strawberry in attendance. We had planned to attend in person but now I am having trouble getting everyone to go. Maybe we’ll go. Maybe we’ll watch online. Still not sure.

After that, we will grab lunch or a late breakfast and head off to the Petersen Automotive Museum. Guys and cars. What can I say?

Not sure what we will do after that. Tacos were mentioned.

This Week:

This is the week before my daughter and I leave for camp. There may be some prep stuff involved with that and then at the end of the week there is a “volunteer thank you” at my church which should be fun.

Nothing else!


I am so proud of myself. I promised to get through my review copies and I’ve been doing great with that. I just finished Wintering by Peter Geye. Quite good.  Before that I finished Firefly Summer by Nan Rossiter. Also, very good. Reviews coming soon.

I just started The Long Goodbye by Raymond Chandler and I am kind of loving it.

Big read along news:

The Fireman Read Along

A group of us will tackle this beast in July. Who is with us? The Fireman by Joe Hill is a chunk of a book so if you plan to read it, then why not read it with us?


I’ve been channel flipping lately. I’ve seen bits of Jaws, Seinfeld, a documentary about a missing ship, way, way too much news and I was very sad when I saw Babar listed in the U-verse guide only to find out that I do not get the channel.


I made some crazy good dip this week for chips. I made Grilled Chicken salads one night, pasta another night and breakfast for dinner. My creativity is tapped out though. Dinner has become this boring meal.  The kids are out of school and they are eating later in the day which messes me up for dinner. I cook it and then no one wants to eat it.

Grateful for:

Quiet evenings. It’s been nice to just come home and do nothing.

What’s your Sunday looking like? Your week? Any special trips? Happy Father’s Day to all the dads out there!

19 thoughts on “Sunday Matters: A Father’s Day Adventure”

  1. Glad things are quieter for you now. I know what you mean about dwindling dinnertime creativity, but if your family likes turkey burgers I found a great recipe this week (link to recipe in today’s post). Darryl Strawberry will always be a Met to me 😉

    1. I forgot he was a Met! I will look for the turkey burger recipe. I have one that we use now and then and it’s good but it’s good to mix it up.

  2. If Darryl Strawberry was going to be at my church, I think I’d be there for sure! LOL! And this is pretty awesome since to you he’s a Dodger, to JoAnn he’s a Met, but to me he’s totally a Yankee. 😉

    I should think about joining that Fireman readalong, but I’m on the fence. I just finished a chunkster, and I’m not sure I’m ready to take the plunge into another, but I’ll be thinking about it.

    1. Did he really play for the Yankees too?? I had no idea.

      Join the read along. It’s a no pressure read along in that there’s no schedule. We just talk a lot and that’s always fun.

  3. Ooh, Wintering! Years ago, I remember reading something by Peter Geye but I don’t remember which book anymore. Looking forward to your thoughts. Camp sounds fun! Hope you guys enjoy it. Love quiet evenings during weekdays. That’s my idea of the perfect way to end a day.

  4. Leaving the house is good…sometimes. Yesterday and today, I’ve just been staying in, after a long week at our library’s book sale. I’d like to say I’m catching up on reading, but that wouldn’t be true…so far. Mostly napping, watching Netflix, reading blogs, and listening to music.

    So was Darryl Strawberry good?

    I remember reading some Chandler, a lot of the Philip Marlowe series and enjoying it. Glad you’re liking it.

    Only one special trip coming up: Saturday, Kim and I are going on a luncheon cruise with neighbors as they celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary.

    1. I never got to see the service online because our schedule got pushed but as soon as it posts this week I plan to watch it.

      ​A luncheon cruise. That sounds great. ​

  5. Hi Ti, Glad you liked The Wintering. I’m thinking I might like it. And what’s this about camp? Where are you two going? Will it be fun? For a week? Hope you enjoy it. Seems like you’re reading a lot these days.

    1. I am a small group leader for our middle-school ministry and we are headed to Hume Lake the week of June 26th. I will be bunking with nine students. My daughter and I have never been to camp but it’s a Christian camp so there will be services, devotionals but also a ton of fun with boating, swimming, zip lines and the like. I may not be able to attend every year but I wanted to go this year because one, I’ve never gone and would like to share the experience with other students and also because my daughter is 12 and I am not entirely sure she’s ready to go on her own but this will be a good experience for her.

  6. Ti, camp sounds like its going to be so much fun – enjoy! Chandler wrote some great stories – glad you are loving The Long Goodbye 🙂 And I know what you mean, coming up with new dinner ideas is hard for some reason, but necessary because you can only eat roasted chicken so many nights a week – LOL! Have a great week!!

    1. And my teen is so picky with food. I made those grilled chicken salads and he was like, “You put the chicken ON the salad? I’ve never seen that before.”


  7. I’ve had an active last two weeks with Junior K graduation, a last ballet recital, and my parents in town for all of it. We had a nice Father’s Day lunch out family-style Italian and a stop over at a flea market. So I think it was a good day given I had to be at work Monday early! If I ever get my father out to California, that museum will be on the list because he loved the one in Philly — Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum.

  8. Yay for quiet evenings! Nationals are next week, and then I too get a quiet week. I am so excited. Even Connor has nothing in the evenings that week. I think it is the first time in over a year. I don’t know what I am going to do with myself.

    I hope your husband had a blast at the car museum. I know my husband would!

    1. We’ve been to this car museum before but they had a big remodel and I must say, it is gorgeous! We had a good time and then had Mexican food after! Chips and salsa and tacos. So good.

  9. I want to hear more about this camp trip – how come you’re going together? Is it like a mother-daughter shared experience thing? Wow your reading sounds fantastic – you sure are getting things done, Ti! I know what you mean: once school is out, everything changes. Not only meal times, but also other little routines, like waking-up times and so on… I found we eat later than usual in the summer, which of course is about the worst thing for my ever-expanding hips :/ Ah, well.

    1. I am a small group leader for my church’s middle school ministry. Leaders are not required to attend camp but since my daughter was going, I took the week off to be a counselor. She ended up in my cabin because her friend needed to be with me, per her mom. Anyway, it was quite a week. I was not prepared physically but I will write a post about it as soon as I recover.

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