Sunday Matters: Easter at Home

Sunday Matters

This past week was a little nuts. Work, volunteering, registration for a new show. I used to do a lot more than that and it was no biggie but these days one or two appointments outside of the normal stuff kind of makes me crazy. But, all went well and lots got done.

Right Now:

Happy Easter! We hit the Easter service on Friday to avoid the masses so I slept in this morning and it felt great. Plus, I don’t have to go anywhere later. We are staying home, eating a good meal and just lounging around like sloths.

This Week:

I am meeting up with my life group on Tuesday to decide which day we’ll meet now that the series is over. I can’t wait to see what the new topic is.

I have a follow-up for my neck injury on Thursday. The shots are wearing off. I think I may need another round. Will it ever heal?

Reading:

The Barrowfields is really good and I am almost done with it. I’m thinking about reading Walden next. I’ve never read it!

Watching:

Bates Motel is really good. Only two episodes left! That show is giving me fits. It’s so well shot. So well-acted. Every time Norman becomes Norma I die. Seriously, I die.

Making:

I haven’t cooked all that much but if heating things up and picking up cooked items at the market counts then I am doing okay. Picked up a roasted turkey breast and then made mashed potatoes and maple glazed carrots for one night. Bought some gourmet take and bake pizzas for another night.

Apricot & Mustard Glazed Ham
Image & Recipe: Martha Stewart

Right now the apricot & mustard glazed ham is the oven and it will be served with au gratin potatoes, gluten-free cornbread dressing and creamed spinach. There will be dessert too. A chocolate chip cheesecake!

Grateful for:

Lunch room conversations. In the past, I would find a quiet spot to eat lunch but about three months ago, I started to eat lunch in the work lunch room. A place where no one really ate lunch, oddly enough. But then, people started showing up and now we have the best lunch time conversations. My word this year is “Connect” so I’m trying really hard to make those connections.

What are you doing to today? What is a must-read book you can recommend to me?

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21 thoughts on “Sunday Matters: Easter at Home”

  1. We are lounging today too; granted, we don’t celebrate Easter so to us, it is just another lazy Sunday. We pulled out the hammock today and gave it a good scrubbing. It just needs to dry, and then that thing is mine! We are grilling burgers tonight. Connor mentioned it and it sound delicious to me. Dessert is pound cake with strawberries and ice cream – my favorite springtime dessert. I can’t wait!

    1. You have a hammock? I’ve always wanted one. Burgers sound really good. I did get my burger fix last night, so I am good for a few weeks now. We are just lounging. One is napping, I e is making stuff for prom because his GF is a senior, one is in her room sacked out. I am reading. Okay, and drinking wine 😉

      1. I bought one last year because I knew if I didn’t, I would never get one. It is wonderful and my favorite thing about the outdoors.

        I could go for a nap right now. I didn’t get one this weekend and now feel like I probably should have.

        1. I had a nice, relaxing Easter but then when it was time to go to bed I had a panic attack and it took awhile for me to lose the anxiety. That hasn’t happened to me in a long time. So, I could use a nap today but no nap will be had.

    1. Not a big ham eater but I love it on Easter! Oh, and it’s so lovely out. I have the windows open and I’m just sitting here reading.

  2. Happy Easter, sounds like a great dinner there! Yum. I look forward to hearing about The Barrowfields. Enjoy your day, I’m enjoying being a sloth today too.

    1. ​The weather yesterday was just so nice! I had the windows open and I finished The Barrowfields. It took a turn which seemed so out of left field but then ended well. Still thinking about it before I write up the review. ​

  3. Happy Easter, Ti!! I’m spending the day at home with family, good eats, and movies. Sounds like you are having a great Easter, too 🙂 I hope your neck heals and that they can help you with more shots or something – fingers crossed for you. I think its awesome you are sticking to your word – Connect! Sounds like your lunch room convos are a perfect way to make connections 🙂 As for a book to recommend – Inheritance From Mother by Minae Mizumura ( I LOVED it!!). Right now I’m reading the new Sarah Lotz book, The White Road – suspense and a bit of creepiness make it so much fun to read! She wrote The Three and Day Four, which I also enjoyed. Hope you have a great week!!

    1. Oh yeah, Lotz. I forgot she had a new book out. I just started Please Look After Mom for book club but the narration is bugging me and I literally just started it.

  4. When I taught I would have lunch in my room so that I could prep for the afternoon and get ahead of grading papers but every once in a while I went to the faculty room and the companionship and chatter was fun! Your dinners sounded yummy this week…it’s nice to pick up already prepped foods! That’s why we love Weggieman’s so much!

    Happy Easter!

    1. I live in a fairly well-developed area but the market choices are slim or I’d pick up more prepared foods. I just don’t have the time these days and when I do have the time, I don’t feel like cooking just a for a couple of people. Someone is always out.

  5. I do love the down time at work when co-workers can just chat. You never know what you’ll learn or find out about. I am on season 2 of the Great British baking show. Somehow I missed this season and I’m loving it (yay Netflix).

  6. Sounds like your word connect is coming into play at work during lunch. Love that. I hope that you read Walden…it’s a good read. I haven’t read it in so long.

  7. I hope you had a nice Easter, Ti. You’ll have to know what the new theme is for your life group. I am sure it will be a good one, whatever it turns out to be. I am sorry to hear you are still in pain. Does your neck feel like it’s getting any better?

    I hope you have a good rest of the week, Ti!

    1. It was feeling better but now that it’s been about 6 weeks since I had those shots, I think they are wearing off. I figured the shots and the muscle relaxers would allow my neck to heal but it still causes me problems. I can deal with the neck pain more than the temple/headache it causes.

      Once I know the topic for our life group, I will let you know. I’m anxious to find out what it is.

      BTW, I saw the photo of Parker sleeping by Maggie’s head. My dog sleeps right next to my head every night! She’s only 7 lbs.

  8. Your Easter dinner sounds delicious! I go back and forth about how I spend my lunch time. There’s a part of me that really misses having that time to bond and build friendships with coworkers. But then I do also love having that time that’s really just mine. Glad you are enjoying your new connections!

    1. Yeah. I do like the quiet time too but I get that in the morning before anyone gets here. I arrive early and spend my time reading. I beat the traffic that way and it seems to be a good way to start the day off. Although today I could barely keep my eyes open.

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