Sunday Matters: I Could Really Use a Personal Assistant

Sunday Matters

It feels so wrong to be discussing Thanksgiving but somehow the week has arrived and I’ve done nothing. No shopping. No prepping. No anything. We went to Disneyland yesterday and today is filled with commitments so I won’t get anything done today either. I could really use a personal assistant right about now. Or, a magic wand.

Right Now:

I’m a little bleary-eyed. Seventeen hours at Disneyland will do that to you. However, after about two buckets of coffee, I will head to the park for breakfast with the ladies.

This Week:

I am off all this week and the following Monday. I hope to get most of my meal shopping done tomorrow and then pick-up all the produce the day before. Once again it will just be us for Thanksgiving. PJs welcome. However, my son has to work Thanksgiving evening so we will be eating earlier than we normally do.

By the way… the PJ thing started years ago when we decided to be comfortable on Thanksgiving day.  The kids are older now but hey, who doesn’t want to be comfortable?


Thankfully Reading Weekend is coming up. I’ve not participated before but I am really tempted to join in this time. What would I read? I have to finish the one book I have but I would love to read The Master and Margarita.


American Horror Story ended for the season and it ended in a pathetically, horribly way. I groaned. I complained to anyone who would listen. None of my grumbling made-up for the time I lost watching it.

We watched our first Christmas movie of the season, Deck the Halls with Matthew Broderick. It’s not a fave of mine but my family loves it.

I plan to watch Home for the Holidays sometime before Turkey Day.  It’s directed by Jodie Foster and stars Holly Hunter, Anne Bancroft, Charles Durning and Robert Downey Jr. If you enjoy dysfunctional families, you will love it.


This section makes me laugh. What will I NOT be making? I signed up to bring stuffing for a Thanksgiving serve opportunity but it just occurred to me that no one will be home to taste it before I bring it over and I can’t because of the gluten so I will be flying blind. Hope it tastes okay.

Grateful for:

So much. My family including The Otter Pup. My home. All of you who sent me a kind word on the anniversary of my mom’s death. My life group. My teen small group. Homeless outreach. My ever-growing faith. Our health even though it’s not perfect. My job. All of the friends I’ve made through this blog and in real life. Laughter. Kindness. Great books and the time to read them. Art. Holiday traditions. Time off and so much more.

Your Turn:

If you had the time this weekend to read one book, what would it be?

14 thoughts on “Sunday Matters: I Could Really Use a Personal Assistant”

  1. I’d love a personal assistant too. I don’t have to worry about Thanksgiving dinner because Carl’s been cooking it the last few years.

    If I had time to read one book it would be Where the Past Begins by Amy Tan.

  2. Disney sounds like fun. Its been ages since I’ve been to Disney World – I really should plan to go sometime soon. I am cooking the Thanksgiving meal and have purchased just about everything so far. I still need the turkey (I want a fresh one), potatoes, and the rolls. Its going to be a busy week, but I’m looking forward to it. The only downside is that I pulled a muscle in my arm, so I can barely move it right now – ugh! I’m praying it heals super fast. Reading books and blogging have fallen to the wayside for me. However, if I could read something, I would probably want some Murakami 🙂

    Hope you have a great week, Ti!! Happy Thanksgiving!!

    1. A pulled muscle or a pinched nerve? A pull will heal fairly quickly with rest.

      You are so on top of it! I normally am but this year is another story. I am off this week but even tonight I have two committments and I still haven’t even made my shopping list. I’ll be doing it while watching TWD.

  3. This weekend I want to read Y is for Yesterday by Sue Grafton. I am excited that we’re nearing Z as I remember clearly when I read the first book in the series, A. Happy Thanksgiving!

  4. So…the good thing is that you are off all week…and you can get done what you need to get done! And maybe sneak in some reading time or tv watching time. We are staying home, too…I am not up to travel…but tomorrow we are going to see a matinee of Justice League…Reading? I am sort of all over the place but I don’t really care…

  5. Hmmm. I don’t think I heard you mention American Horror Story before. 😉 As for Thankfully Reading Weekend, I think you should. There are aren’t any rules other than to read, so I know you can do it. 😃

  6. i’ll take the magic wand over the personal assistant. Unless the personal assistant comes with a magic wand. I hope you have a wonderful week off! I wasn’t able to get the time off, unfortunately, but I am hoping things will be on the slow side (pretty please!).

    I was hoping to finish my current read today, but it didn’t happen. It hasn’t been a good month for reading, I’m afraid.

    I hope you have a Happy Thanksgiving, Ti!

  7. I have nothing prepped or bought for Thanksgiving, but thankfully, we’re heading to Anna’s for Thanksgiving this year and I’m not required to cook or bring much. I’m super busy, as you know. 🙂

  8. I did the pre-order my groceries thing again, and the boys picked everything up today. So, I should be ready for Thursday.

    I am all about comfort on holidays too, and it will only be the four of us as well. I only have off on Thursday and Friday but am not planning to go crazy with the menu, so I should be okay. I’m actually looking forward to the opportunity to cook without any pressure. It feels a bit like playing.

    I’m not actively participating in the Thankfully Reading weekend, but I am on such a role with reading these days that I know I will be reading as much as I can. The end is in sight with 2017 review copies (electronic ones anyway), and I would LOVE to finish them before December. That way, I could maybe get my hands on a print book and enjoy one of those for the first time in months. I’m not getting my hopes up, but it is looking more realistic at least. We shall see!

    Have a wonderful week!

  9. Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving & weekend and don’t stress too much. Enjoy! (ps. I hear there’s another heat wave there again, yikes). I’m missing the day here up North. Just not the same.

    1. It was about 95 degrees today. AC was running all day. We had a good day but I am stuffed and don’t want to see food again for a long while.

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