Sunday Matters: Plans

Sunday Matters

Are we really in the last weekend of April? This entire month passed me by. I’ve not been wanting May to arrive because of all the stuff going on with my sister but guess what? It’s nearly here and there’s nothing to be done about it. For now, I will attempt to focus on the positive.

Right Now:

I’m a space cadet today. This horrendous wind has not helped. I always feel so scattered when it’s windy. My hair is all over the place and as dry as a broomstick. Coffee is always good but isn’t helping much. The plus side to being spaced out is that people don’t expect much from you.

This Week:

The Hub’s birthday is on Tuesday! We will celebrate it this weekend. His plans involve food and Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2. My son is working tech for Bring it On! – The Musical so I’m not sure if he will be able to join us but I believe he’s already purchased a ticket for the premier.

Other than that. Work. Rehearsal. Volleyball. Yep, volleyball was added to the list. Not for me but for my daughter. She wants to play in high school so she’s refreshing her skills for the next ten Sundays.

I titled this post PLANS because it’s time to really zero in on high school and what my daughter will be taking. She auditions for choir on May 8th. It’s also time to think about our Memorial Day plans not to mention whatever plans I can make regarding my sister’s situation That stuff can’t even be planned which is making me a little crazy. If you pray, I could use a few prayers. We really need a miracle to happen.


I finished Please Look After Mom and it was very good. If you want a book to really move you, then be sure to get a copy.

I am currently enjoying Men Without Women (Murakami) and I’ve pulled out my copy of Walden because for some reason I feel the need to bond with nature. Have you read it?


The series finale for Bates Motel was not surprising but extremely well-done. This means that I have nothing to watch. Lately I’ve been content to stare at walls (can’t focus) so maybe not having anything to watch is okay.


I went to the store and actually bought groceries. I made a chicken and sun-dried tomato pasta dish which was very delicious and gave me plenty to pack for lunch. I also made a chicken stir fry. Organic chicken was on sale at the market! Never happens. I should have bought more. I bought stuff to make split pea soup with my leftover ham bone from Easter. There will be a pizza night at some point this week as well.

Grateful for:

Weekends. Even when I have a lot scheduled, a busy weekend beats a busy work day anytime.

24 thoughts on “Sunday Matters: Plans”

    1. I just wish I wasn’t such a worrier. Other people seem to just let things glide off of them but not me.

    1. I love chicken stir frys because they are so simple. I always make sure to include something green, often kale because it keeps so well in the fridge. Chicken, garlic, onion, kale, sometimes a little fresh tomato and then at the very end, a splash of gluten free soy sauce. I eat it with a lot of sriracha sauce.

    1. ​Thank you. I didn’t get to unwind all that much but I did manage to grab lunch with the Hub while the girl was at volleyball practice. That was nice. The weather was gorgeous too. ​I hope you had a good weekend.

    1. Oh good!! Just remember that the second person narration for some of the parts is a tad hard to get used to, but once you get used to the style it will really move you. You’ll have to tell me your thoughts after reading it.

  1. Ti, you are one busy bee – hope you carve out some time for your self. I am keeping you in my prayers that everything works out with regards to your sister. I’m glad you are enjoying the Murakami 🙂

    1. Thank you so much for praying for my family. I’ve come to the point where I just need to trust that it will work out somehow. I don’t know how, as the issues continue to pile up but there’s not much I can do at this point.

  2. I’m tired just imagining all you have to do. I am a prayer so will send some on your behalf. I’m glad to see you still take time to read, eat right and do other things to take good care of yourself.

    1. Thank you so much for praying. I feel a little lost right now. I am really trying to hold it together but driving in to work today was particularly hard. I called my sister this weekend and for now, she has a place to sleep but this could change at the drop of a hat. Apparently she suffered a stroke recently which certainly complicates an already complicated situation.

  3. Thinking of you — about your sister. Will send prayers. Hope it gets better. I think I might try to watch the Handmaid’s Tale series; looks creepy eh?

    1. Thank you for the prayers. I will gladly accept them. The situation with my sister is so darn complicated. It’s nearly impossible for her to get aid. She has so many things she has to do and so many appointments to confirm mental illness AND physical disability but she can’t GET to the appointments. She is told very last minute to go someplace 80 miles away and she cannot walk and can’t even get to public transit. So it’s just a long, long process and even then, once that is done it’s a 7 year wait. I just don’t know what to do anymore.

  4. You do have much to think about…I wish you could just drop everything and run to the beach…and eat a real bagel! Prayers always!

    1. Thank you for the prayers and yes, sometimes a simple thing like a bagel is enough to cheer me up but as of yet, I haven’t found a decent gluten free bagel. The search continues.

  5. I hear you on the scatter-brained part and on the staring at a blank wall. I have officially reached the point in my anxiety levels that I am literally incapacitated to do anything when I think of everything I have to do between now and June 16th. It makes me want to up my anxiety meds just to get through these next six weeks, but I know I will regret that should I succumb to temptation. I’m going to try meditation instead and see if it helps. I hope it helps. Did I mention how much I have to get done?

    Ah. We seem to both have girls who want to do all the things life offers. Is she still in track too?

    Good luck getting through May! I know you have been dreading it, but I can only hope things will work out for your sister in ways you can’t envision right now. Just hang in there, and I am only an email, text, or tweet away should you need a virtual shoulder or a vent session!

  6. I hope everything works out with your sister and she gets better.

    I loved reading Walden long ago…and sometimes you just need nature to rejuvenate… you know what I mean.

  7. I hope your husband has a nice birthday! And I hope the situation with your sister finds resolution soon. What a nightmare for all of you. Prayers are being said. I feel like we are all stop and go most of the time, but it’s nothing compared to you. I’m sure I’ll get there though as my daughter gets older.

    Take care of yourself, Ti.

    1. Thanks, Wendy. When something goes wrong, I usually have a mini meltdown but then figure it out all and all is okay. This is one that I cannot figure out or fix and it’s driving me crazy. I mean, I am okay most of the time but there are days where I am really struggling. Thank you for praying!

  8. Yep, Read Walden. 🙂

    Hope your husband’s birthday went well Tuesday. We want to go see Guardians of the Galaxy 2 this weekend too.

    I will keep you in prayer concerning your sister too.

    Sorry it took me so long to get here this week. I’ll try better next week.

    1. We saw Guardians 2 this past weekend. I loved it. I felt it was better than the first one.

      Thank you for the continued prayers regarding my sister. I really don’t know what the future holds. I just keep praying for a miracle.

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