Sunday Matters: A Little Foggy but Happy

Sunday Matters

Last week was pretty good. I did a little reading, some journaling and made a few home cooked meals. It felt good to just BE. I’m the type that flits around when I don’t have something to do but I didn’t do that this past week and it felt great.

Right Now:

No amount of coffee can help the fog I’m in but I shall drink it anyway. Muscle relaxers, pain relievers and allergy meds do not mix but I am being told to take them together and although I space them out, they space ME out. You could ask me to do anything right now and I’d happily say yes to it. As soon as I resemble a functioning human being, I will venture out into the world and begin my day.

This Week:

Hopefully there will be a callback for my daughter this week. My son is auditioning for a Justice League character on Tuesday. I’ve got a couple of appointments but nothing big. Should be a good week.

Reading:

Ulysses. I will be reading it for a long, long time. However, I did decide to read other books with it so right now I am finishing up A Man Called Ove and then I have to take a look at my review copy list to see what’s next.

Murakami released his newest book in Japan. It’s called “Kishidancho Goroshi” (Killing Commendatore) and it’s a big one. It seems VERY unfair that I have to wait for the translation to hit the US but I shall wait. I have no choice! In Japan it’s in two volumes so I hope when it comes to the US it will be one, massive book. I cannot wait! If anyone knows when it will hit the US, please let me know.

Watching:

Bates Motel started up again and it’s good.

Everyone knows I am watching The Walking Dead so that’s not news but the spiked walker from last week was very cool.

I really want to see Arrival.

Yes, I will watch the Oscars once I get home but if it runs into The Walking Dead I’ll have to change the channel.

Making:

My son asked for salad. SALAD. So, I’ve gotta make salad.

I’m not in the mood for much these days. All those meds kill my appetite but veggie or burrito bowls sound good. Maybe I will make some for the week.

Grateful for:

Opportunities. I get a little nervous when someone presents me with an opportunity to do something good that might be a little out of my comfort zone but lately, I’ve just been saying yes and it feels pretty good.

Maybe it’s the meds!

What are you up to? What unputdownable book are you reading? I know it’s not Ulysses.

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28 thoughts on “Sunday Matters: A Little Foggy but Happy”

  1. I am always happy for you when you love your weeks…probably it was just you shining through…and maybe just a little of the meds?

    I am between books…I just finished a good one and I think I am going to start “The News From The End Of the World”. I had a great week, too, as far as someone on a self imposed exile and wearing a hat 24/7 can have a great week!

    1. I don’t know. I stopped taking my pain pill yesterday because I read that it could affect your hearing and I AM having hearing problems so yesterday I stopped and it was a little better. Today I am in some pain and the ear is not much better than yesterday but slightly better. Oh geesh. I don’t know what is causing all of this.

  2. I am sorry to hear you’re feeling unwell and hope you rally soon.

    I’m reading All The Light We Cannot See. Anthony Doerr is brilliant. I could weep with envy. LOVED Four Seasons in Rome.

    Would likely not attempt Ulysses. Admire you for taking it on.

    1. Right now, my daughter’s voice is the one voice that sets this hearing problem off. As soon as she talks my ear starts clicking. It’s very strange. She’s not the only thing to set it off but of the voices in my house, hers is the one to do it every single time. So she is not taking advantage of my fog because I cannot listen to her right now. Weird right? Some voices here at work do it to me too as well as my fan.

  3. I think burrito bowls sound good and salad does as well. Taco in a bowl or salad with chicken and dried fruit and nuts and blue cheese and a tangy dressing – maybe an apple or a pear. Yum! OK, I think I need lunch.

    Hope your meds don’t make you too out of it. Justice League – as in TV show? Good luck to your girl and your boy. And you take care of yourself. 🙂

    1. ​The Justice League thing is for a character at the local Six Flags theme park. His audition just got cancelled though. Postponed, I should say. ​It’s through Warner Bros. so there is a little bit of coordination that needs to happen and I guess one piece of it was overlooked.

  4. Glad things are going well, and though foggy you seem happy. I couldn’t find my copy of Ulysses- i think I must have donated it when we downsized. I have read a few unputdownables lately. Always by Sarah Jio, I love her but this one was not as good as her others. Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline, a piece of history I had never learned about.
    Sleepwalker by Chris Bohjalian. He is such a great storyteller and never disappoints. Learning about parasomnia was a plus. My book group is reading Nutshell by Ian McEwan, should be a good discussion as it is apropos to what is going on in terms of the abortion/pro life controversy these days. Hope you have another good week!

    1. My book club picked TWO McEwan’s to read this year: Nutshell and Sweet Tooth. I’ve read Sweet Tooth but Nutshell was a wild card and everyone wanted to read it because the premise is so bizarre. When Sarah Jio first started out, I read many of her books but there is a formula to them that I am rather tired of so I stopped reading after her 5th book. Maybe 6th.

  5. The meds combination sounds like a nightmare. Be sure to take care of yourself! I’ve spent the weekend working, but not in a bad way; it’s stuff I’ve wanted to delve into for a while so it feels good. My reading is slow, but I am starting The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd

    1. That Kidd book was pitched to my book club last week but it didn’t get voted in. Is it good? The list we ended up with for the year is quite varied but we somehow ended up with two McEwan books.

    1. I know, right? Salad. That’s what we had and he ate a great, big portion. I have some for lunch too. I could eat salad everyday if someone else made it.

  6. Sorry you are all spaced out, but hopefully the meds are actually helping you. I watched the Oscars instead of TWD, but wished I had watched TWD instead. I’m going to watch it this morning while I eat breakfast. I’m stoked about the new Murakami, but wish it were being released here NOW instead of having to wait for what seems like forever for it. I saw Arrival with my sis a few weeks ago and truthfully, I’m not sure whether I liked it or not. I love burrito bowls – they are so yummy. Right now I’m reading an ARC of Inheritance from Mother by Minae Mizumura – and I am LOVING it. Hope you have a great week, Ti!!

    1. I stuck with the Oscars and that is how I was able to see the best picture flub. However, I had TWD recorded so I watched most of it after the Oscars but I still have about 15 min left. It was not what I expected.

    1. I wasn’t feeling all that great with all the meds so I stopped taking them for a day and now I really don’t feel so hot. I like to figure my own stuff out sometimes. I usually do but I cannot for the life of me figure stuff out this time and these docs are being so methodical and taking too long ruling things out.

  7. This sounds like a great week but for the foggy mind of allergy meds, etc. I hope that clears up soon. I love salads, but I always find them fresher as we get closer to spring. Winter salad never tastes right to me.

    I’m also reading other books besides Ulysses, but I’m hoping to read a good chunk of it again.

    We recently saw Hacksaw Ridge and Arrival, and both were excellent.

    1. Well, we sat down to see Arrival on demand this past Saturday and then realized that on HD is offered and we do not have an HD ready TV. I’m not sure how it would look without one so we didn’t see it. I was bummed. I’ll get it from Netflix but will have to wait until this weekend to see it.

  8. Your son asked for salad? Is this to get him into the physique of the Justice League character? How was it?

    I hope you are feeling better and not stuck taking all of those meds at one time again.

    Keep me posted on E’s tryouts and the Teen’s callbacks!

    1. Nope. He joined a gym and this one salad is the only salad he likes because I make the dressing and I make the croutons. It’s pretty basic but the dressing is to die for.

      BTW, the Justice League audition got postponed. Callback list for my daughter posts tomorrow, late afternoon.

        1. I sort of do it by taste but here goes:

          1 cup mayo. You can use light mayo or low fat mayo. I use Best Foods. 1/4 cup of buttermilk 1/8 a cup of apple cider vinegar 1/2 of a medium red onion, chopped. 1/2 cup of fresh dill, chopped or 3 tablespoons of dried dill. I actualy prefer dried dill in this. Salt and pepper to taste 2 tablespoons of sugar.

          Throw it all together in a mason jar or Tupperware container. Shake and then leave in the fridge for at least an hour so the flavors can meld.

          It’s sweet and tart so it works as a ranch dressing for savory salads but it also works over fruit.

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