Sunday Matters: The Show is Here!

Sunday Matters

This will be brief because we are in week one of the musical Oliver! By the time you read this, four shows will have come and gone. We have another this afternoon and three more next weekend. It’s been a really good run. Very proud of my daughter.

Right Now:

With this afternoon’s show we’ve opted to attend church remotely. No time to eat, dress and do all that we have to do. It’s also Father’s Day so we won’t get a chance to celebrate properly. We tried to last night but we’ll have to do so next weekend.

This Week:

Somehow I managed to schedule an orthodontist appointment in the middle of this week’s activities. I don’t know what I was thinking but we will fit it in.  No volleyball camp this week (thank goodness).


I finished Stephen King’s new one, The Outsider but I need to write the review and get it posted. It was SO good and fun to read with others.

I just started The Perfect Mother and should be done very soon because it was very easy to fall into. I love these quick, readable books.


Nothing. No time to watch anything but soon I will have some time.


Not much. I managed to scrape together one meal of fettuccine, grape tomatoes, spinach and Parmesan cheese but that’s pretty much it. The Girl and I like to eat at Whole Foods during production week. It’s close to the theatre, healthy, you can grab what you want from the hot food bar or salad bar but it’s pricey! She makes the heaviest salads.

Grateful for:

Art. Theatre. Great books.

I’ve been so down lately. It’s not like me to be down for more than a day but it’s been a solid week of meh and the last few days it’s really bugged me. Sure, all the running around doesn’t help but the day to day routine is such a bore to me. That’s where art and books come in. I relied on them heavily this week and I am beginning to feel better now.

What about you? Is it just me or are things getting a little TOO real in the world these days?

16 thoughts on “Sunday Matters: The Show is Here!”

  1. Its been decades since I experienced the kind of pace you’re going through. Giving of yourself is exhausting so I’m glad you’ve discovered that taking a little time to read makes all the difference. Hang in there.

    1. Thank you. I do what I can to remove as much stress as possible and I have learned to say NO plenty of times but I still find myself overbooked and overwhelmed. I used to be able to handle much more ten years ago. Not these days.

  2. The news is just so depressing these days and I am sure that isn’t helping how you are feeling. I can’t believe we are a nation that is locking up children after separating them from their parents!

  3. I love a heavy salad! Greens are just so so when there are so many other things to choose from…especially at WF…I hope you will be more than just meh as soon as possible!

  4. Your life sounds a little frantic right now, but this too shall pass. Yes, the news is icky, but aren’t we glad that we can bury ourselves in a good story. The King book is on my list for this summer. Good to hear that it worked well for you. Take care of yourself and remember to breathe. Slowly.

  5. I wish we lived closer so we could have come to see the show. I am glad you are all having fun with it. I am glad you are starting to feel a bit better. The real world does bring things down significantly, doesn’t it? I know it does for me. I hope you have a great week, Ti!

    1. Yes, all the news lately has depressed the heck out of me. And I can’t lie, Bourdain’s suicide is weighing heavily with me. He was such presence and had what we all thought was a pretty good life.

  6. All salads are heavy. I love salad bar options at grocery stores, but dang if they aren’t more expensive than even fast casual options!

    Good luck getting through this final week! I know you will make it. I hope you have something luxurious planned for yourself as a way to relax and unwind after it is all done.

  7. I feel down and restless these days. I am so sick of the news and corncerned about our future. I try to spend more alone time outdoors enjoying simple beauty.

    I hope this week is a bit better for you.

  8. Sounds like another busy week! I hope the show went well! I bet it did. Have a great week in reading and find some time to relax! I’m busy myself with swim team, crazy job stuff, and just general summer vacation navigation since she has no summer camp this year.

  9. The crazier the world gets, the less of it I take in. I retreat. I don’t know that that is the best answer, but it helps me from feeling down about my fellow man.

  10. Things are getting way the heck too real. You are correct. Today I made a long-overdue decision not to keep throwing myself at the family members who’ve cut ties or semi-cut ties with me over politics, and it’s like — I’m relieved but also sad? And it is all much MUCH too real.

    But it’s wonderful to hear that Oliver has opened! I bet it was amazing! Congratulations to everyone in it, your kid especially.

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