Sunday Matters: Spring, Books, and Life

Sunday Matters

I love this time of the year. I feel hopeful and optimistic and it’s so beautiful outside! I really wish I had access to a window at work though. Or a skylight! Wouldn’t that be something? Everything is blooming and it’s gorgeous.

Right Now:

Even though my yard did not survive the drought, it’s still nice to sit here with the windows wide open, enjoying my cup of coffee. Fresh air really makes a difference.

In a little bit, we will head out for the day but first, breakfast. I am eating clean (trying to) so it won’t be the delicious bagel I am craving but it will be exactly what I need.

This Week:

Not much going on this week. There’s a dental appointment for my daughter which I have to take her to and then there is also one for my son and he will take himself. Still not used to that. There’s a rehearsal in there somewhere,  my life group meeting and something I haven’t done before, volunteering for homeless outreach.


I finished The Lonely Hearts Hotel. It’s a sad little book but also not sad. That makes no sense but maybe the review will once I write it up. Next up: The Barrowfields.

Oh, and it’s not coming out until 9/26 but Stephen King and his son Owen have a book coming out, Sleeping Beauties! You can read about it here. I am almost certain I will host a read-along for it. It’s over 700 pages long! Yay!


I tend to watch the same things each week unless a series ends so The Walking Dead and Bates Motel. I’ve worked a few episodes of Fixer Upper in too. That show is easy to watch while doing other things which makes it popular in my house.

Also, I am still fascinated by Hoarders. Every time I see that show all I can think is that I missed my calling. I LOVE to organize things!!


Eating clean makes meal prep rather easy but not very exciting. Last week I made my veggie bowls and this week will probably be protein and veggies, preferably roasted in some way. Roasted vegetables are so tasty!

Grateful for:

I briefly mentioned my life group above. For the longest time, I was interested in joining a life group but you all know me and know all that I am involved with so time was always an issue. But this winter I bit the bullet and signed up and I could not be happier. It was a ten week commitment and we are heading into week nine but I am hoping we become a permanent group. I am so grateful for this group of woman.

That’s it from me. What did you do this weekend? What’s the one thing you are looking forward to in the coming weeks?

14 thoughts on “Sunday Matters: Spring, Books, and Life”

    1. Hi Lisa! My life group started as a 10 week Bible study through my church (Real Life Church). Apparently, this study called Rooted, is internationally taught. We meet once a week at the church and discuss the lesson for the week.

      Now that our 10 weeks in the program will end soon, we are deciding whether or not to continue on our own. Our church provides the materials/ teachings and then we would meet at a home or restaurant for a meal and discussion. It would be once a week.

      Let me know if you have any other questions. We’ve talked about quite a bit. Mostly related to our growth as Christians. But this group is awesome. It just worked out.

  1. I am always in awe of all of the things you tackle in a week. I have The Barrowfields, too, but I am not ready to tackle it yet.

  2. As usual we are behind on the Walking Dead, haven’t seen Negan in awhile. I look forward to your review of The Lonely Hearts Hotel. I saw the author speak here, which was pretty good. Is her book really like The Night Circus? Enjoy your week.

    1. Part of the book remind me of The Night Circus but it took quite a dark turn and now I am wondering how it will end. It’s many things but it’s kind of falling apart at the end. We shall see. I am almost done.

  3. The weather has been so beautiful, hasn’t it? I am almost dreading the heat later this spring and summer though. I love all the green and colors we are seeing right now. I thought I had a dentist appointment this week, but it turns out it is next month. I don’t know whether to be happy or sad. I kind of want to get it out of the way. I hope your daughter’s dentist visit goes well.

    I didn’t get to see last night’s episode of The Walking Dead. I enjoy The Fixer Upper too. As you said, it’s great to have one while I am doing other stuff around the house–or even blogging.

    I am glad you have found your life group. It sounds like it has really come together for you. I hope you are able to make it permanent.

    Take care, Ti. Have a great week!

  4. Ugh, dental appointments. I’ve been trying to catch up with all my doctor appointments for the year, so in the past five days I did dentist, primary care physician, and gynecologist. I only have eye doctor still to go, but that one’s going to have to wait until I have a bit more money, because my eye doctor’s out of network. Super glad to have all that mess out of the way.

  5. This weekend, I sat in an auditorium, listening to music blaring, and watching pre-teens and teenagers do amazing things with their bodies that I could only ever dream of doing. I am looking forward to not having to sit in an auditorium all weekend long doing the same thing. I am really looking forward to having my weekends back — in July.

    1. When I am faced with performances like that, I tend to blank out and only focus on the one my kid is in. I just can’t deal with too much going on these days. Sitting in a dark auditorium sounds pretty good to me though. I won’t lie. Much better than being at my desk right now.

      1. Oh, definitely. Those long hours in the theater are much better than working these days. I will give each performance about 30 seconds before I tune it out and look for a distraction. It doesn’t take long to determine whether a dance is going to be good or not.

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