Sunday Matters: Three Day Weekend For Me

Sunday Matters

Three-day weekends are pretty nice. Since I am unable to take a true vacation this year, I’ve been taking days here and there. This past Friday, The Girl, myself and her friend hit the beach. How can you not love a beach day? Especially when it’s on a day you would normally work?

Right Now:

Toast, coffee, church. Just sitting here watching the news before we head out. Sunday morning news is about all I can handle these days. It’s filled with restaurant and movie reviews and nice stories about people helping people.

This Week:

The back-to-school clock is ticking. Registration is the first week of August. Back-to-school shopping will have to be done soon. Maybe I will try to do some of it this week. The rest of the week is pretty much the same old stuff.

Reading:

I finished Do Not Become Alarmed and The Thirst so next up should be:

The Party by Robyn Harding
Lovers & Loners by Jean Ryan
Strange Company by Jean Ryan

Watching:

Fear the Walking Dead is done until September. The mid-season finale made-up for the two previous weak seasons (imo). My husband wants me to watch Better Call Saul. He’s up-to-date with it since he started watching it immediately after finishing Breaking Bad. I, however, chose to take a break. I guess I’ll start watching it.

One show that I fell into again is The Love Boat! It’s so bad, it’s good. I don’t know how I watched it when I was younger but it’s entertaining as hell but probably not for the same reasons I thought so back in the day.

Making:

I fell off the tracking wagon and it took no less than a week to gain five pounds back. This past week I went back to my brown rice / tofu lunches which has helped but man it’s boring. This week I hope to put some protein bowls together.

Grateful for:

It seems cliché for me to say books but the reading this summer has been pretty good. I am also loving the new used bookstore that opened very close to my home.

What do you have planned for today? What are you reading that I need to know about?

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21 thoughts on “Sunday Matters: Three Day Weekend For Me”

  1. A 3 day weekend, with a day spent at the beach sounds divine. I try to avoid the news these days but it’s hard to do with Carl around. School starts a little late here this year because of the solar eclipse.

  2. It’s off to the ocean for me. A two-night stay at Bodega Bay Lodge. The ocean–the cure for everything!

    I am reading Until I Say Good-Bye. Not easy reading but beautiful.

  3. Glad u managed to enjoy some beach time and that your summer reading is going well. I’m finding less reading time this summer for some reason but, hope to remedy that. Just finished The Leavers; Lisa Ko – part mystery and social justice issues – 4/5 stars and Ruth Ware’s latest, The Lying Game – 4/5 stars.

    (I lost 5 lbs and then had an ice cream cone and 1/3 of a Ben & Jerry’s pint yesterday — sigh) Hopefully, it didn’t do too much damage as I’ve been more active than normal.

    1. It’s so hard to lose and so easy to gain. Of the weight I gained back, I am now down 2 but I had to be extra careful this weekend. Today I have grilled salmon for lunch and I am drinking tons of water. Ice cream is not something I reach for often but if it’s in the house then I tend to want to have a bite. I am usually okay with just one bite. Have you see that Halo ice cream that everyone is talking about. Depending on the flavor an entire pint could be as few as 240 cal and it’s full of protein.

  4. Hard to believe how quickly summer is flying by. I’m reading a review copy of A COLUMN OF FIRE by Ken Follet. And, I picked up a copy of THE CAFE BY THE SEA by Jenny Colgan. Both really good.

    1. I picked up The Party by Robyn Harding yesterday and haven’t been able to put it down. It’s so good. I am almost done with it. Pesky work though is preventing me from reading the final pages.

  5. I am reading Conversations With Friends by Sally Rooney…it’s good. I didn’t realize you read short stories…interesting. Back to school used to mean so much to me when I taught…but now it literally has no bearing on what I do…which is still so weird to me. I am also reading The Sea Captain’s Daughter…I think by Meg Mitchell Moore? It’s backdrop is Maine and I love Maine.

    1. I don’t read short stories often. I’ve read all of Murakami’s and Simon Van Booy’s but every now and then I pick up a collection.

  6. Oh, The Love Boat! That and Fantasy Island – both so bad but we tended to watch them pretty much every week. Of course, we didn’t have many options back then!

    1. No kidding!! The Love Boat and Fantasy Island came on at prime time and it made my whole week. I just watched another episode yesterday and it’s so horrible!! You gotta love it though. It’s what we grew up with.

  7. I’d rather be at the beach than anywhere, and being there with family is an added bonus. I used to love The Love Boat.

    I hope you have a great week!

    1. The beach we first drove to has lifeguard training going on and it was packed!! No place to park and people everywhere. I went about two miles down the coast and found a great, secluded spot. Only a few others there. It was wonderful but then some lady spotted a shark. It was still nice!

  8. We just finished watching the last episode of “The Handmaid’s Tale.” Jim was so impressed with the story but was shocked when I told him that how it ends is how the book ends. He was also upset and called it a stupid way to end a book. Then I told him the book was written in the 1980s and his mind was really blown. I think he is hoping Atwood writes a sequel.

    1. I’ve read the book twice and I can’t remember the ending. I know!! Take my blogger hat away. It’s on my list to reread.

    1. An interesting tidbit for you. I worked in banking lonnnnng ago and one of the account holders was a cast member from The Love Boat. Oh, the stories! I just watched another episode the other night and what’s funny if I STILL remember them.

  9. I actually have the first season of The Love Boat on DVD. We watched it with the girls a few years ago. I loved that show when I was growing up. When does school start for you? I go back the 21st, the girls first day is the 24th.

  10. Our weekend was super busy with a playdate scheduled after 2 swim meets. We were exhausted, and that exhaustion caused us to go to bed at 7:30pm on Monday! I’m still sluggish, but better after that. Your school starts super early; we’re not starting until after Labor Day this year.

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