Sunday Matters: Fall Cleaning

Sunday Matters

This weekend has been spent cleaning out the garage. To get to my Halloween and Christmas stuff, I need to access the garage attic and every year stuff piles up at the exact spot where I need to lower the ladder. It never fails! But, I can honestly say it feels like fall now.

Right Now:

Just kicking back with some coffee while staring at my bookshelves wondering how I will get all the books read. It’s an nice problem to have.

This Week:

I’ve got some appointments this week. I don’t know if it’s an age thing or what but appointments stress me out. Just knowing that I have to be somewhere at a specific time causes anxiety. Even hair appointments. Makes no sense at all.


As if you didn’t know. Killing Commendatore by Haruki Murakami is proving to be very interesting and very Murakami-like.


The Walking Dead started its new season. It was a little lackluster for a premiere.

New Things I’ve Tried:

I am adding nutritional yeast to foods now. I’ve heard all about its benefits and have begun to sprinkle it on certain foods. I was particularly intrigued by its use as a sub for Parmesan cheese. It has an odd, rather pleasing flavor.

Nutritional Yeast

I received my 2019 Passion Planner. It’s a new size this year, 7 x 10. It’s a little large for me to carry around but I do like the additional writing space.  We’ll see how it works out.

Passion Planner

Grateful for:

My lunch-time ladies. Lunch is pure entertainment these days and a nice break from all the admin changes we’ve seen of late.

My question for you today. What is the one movie you love but haven’t seen in a really long time?  For me, it’s Bob Hope’s Boy, Did I Get a Wrong Number! (1966). It’s so funny!

33 thoughts on “Sunday Matters: Fall Cleaning”

  1. My favorite older movies are: Misery and Ghost. We saw Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper in A Star is Born this week and OMG, I was so moved. I’m going to see it again this week. Awesome music and duo. I was never a Barbra Streisand fan so didn’t care for that version.

    Hope your week and appts go well.

    1. I heard a few bad reviews for A Star is Born but mostly having to do with Cooper in the role. From the clips I’ve seen, I am surprised by the comments. I look forward to seeing it soon.

      Misery? Like the Kathy Bates movie? Ghost! I haven’t seen that one is so long.

  2. One movie or maybe more than one? My daughter and I used to love to watch old Doris Day movies – Pillow Talk, Send Me No Flowers, With Six You Get Eggroll…like that. I need to hunt up a few of those. Oh, and I also want to watch Hocus Pocus this week. I see that it’s available ‘On Demand’ for free. As it should be…’I put a spell on you…’!

    1. First off, I am a DIE HARD Doris Day fan!! I have watched and loved all of the movies you mentioned plus Lover Come Back, Move Over Darling, and The Thrill of It All. They just don’t make movies like that anymore.

  3. So many favorites, I will narrow it down to two. How Green Was My Valley – also a great book, and Paradise. Hope you have a great week and your appointments go well. We are going to The Woodstock Film Festival and looking forward to the Christopher Lloyd , I believe it is his directorial debut movie and the Q and A with him! Saw 3 films yesterday – our favorite was See You Then with Maisie from Game of Thrones fame and Asa from The Boy in the Striped Pajamas. It was excellent and will be available on demand around Valentine’s Day.

    1. I stand corrected, the Lloyd movie called Rerun was not directed by him, but he had a role in it. He was very good but the movie called Rerun was disappointing.

  4. Glad you’re enjoying the new Murakami… and I miss my old lunch crowd. They were the best! Favorite old movies I haven’t seen in ages? I’ll go with The Sound of Music. Love it, but it’s been way too long.

    1. The Sound of Music. Once you get to the wedding it’s like… really? We have how much more to go? But it’s such an important scene.

    1. It’s a great planner I am just not sure about the new, bigger size. Last year’s fit nicely in my bag. I flop between a Simplified Planner and Passion depending on my mood that year. I really want Passion to come out with a monthly planner. I like to see it all right in front of me.

  5. Murakami is my book right now, too. I’m barely in the middle. I usually fly through his books, but this one is taking me awhile – of course, I still have the flu, so that could be why its taking me so long to read it. As for TWD, I’m glad you thought it was lackluster, too – I thought I was the only one. Such a disappointing premiere. Not sure I’m invested anymore. As for AHS – OMG! I am loving this season! Did you catch up? Let me know what you think. I’m getting my planners ready for next year – hobonichi, midori, and traveler’s company for me. Enjoy those lunches – they sound like fun 🙂

    1. TWD this past Sunday was a little better but I am not liking the tone of it. Something is off. Yes! I am all caught up with AHS and it’s pretty good. I am liking the warlock story line. And Billy Porter from Kinky Boots! He is so perfect in that role.

      I am not rushing through the Murakami because Lord knows when we’ll see another book from him. I am taking my time. I am about to hit page 100.

      You are still battling the flu? You poor thing. You need hot soup and some spicy food to shake it up.

  6. I have never even heard of that movie! It’s very fall like hear…leaves are everywhere! I am the same way about appointments!

    1. We had a warm day yesterday, but today it is blustery outside! We got all the decorations up and they were all over the yard this morning.

    1. That is a great movie. I didn’t get to see any movies this weekend. We got a lot done in the garage but no down time for a movie, sadly.

  7. I love Money Pit, Life, RV and so many more movies. I’ll have to check that movie out since I’ve never seen it. I also will check that planner out.

      1. Life is a movie from 1999 with Eddie Murphy, Martin Lawrence, and Bernie Mac. I love it. Very funny! Also love Oh Brother, Where Art Thou?

        1. Oh!! That movie! I’ve seen it and it really is funny. I wish Murphy would do movies again. Haven’t seen Oh Brother even though I know it has a huge following. I’ve not seen The Princess Bride yet either which also has a huge following. I always watch the first 20 minutes and then give up.

          1. I wish he’d do movies again too. You’ve got to watch Oh Brother! It is a great movie, very funny. I liked it so much that after watching it I bought the dvd the next time I went to town. I liked The Princess Bride too, but not as much as the others. Another one I love is Hocus Pocus. I love movies as much as I love books so I could name so many more. Now I want to watch them all again.

  8. I need to do some fall cleaning once I get home (you’re always good at that). I’ve been in SoCal this past week visiting my folks. It’s been so nice! Did you get the wind where you are? A couple of windy days but it’s been beautiful, so clear. I can see the mountains so well from here. It’s much easier than a northern climate. I have to leave on Friday out of Palm Springs; it’ll be sad saying goodbye, but I’ll be back at Christmas. Hope your week is good!

    1. Isn’t it beautiful right now? Our winds were so bad the other day that Edison cut power to areas prone to high fire risk. I guess they anticipated downed lines in some places. It was bad and there was a line down at work which required the entire road to be shut down. Really, to protect the students walking around.

      I just love this time of the year though.

  9. Anything with Abbott and Costello. I love their “Who’s on First” routine.

    Having slightly abandoned FTWD this season, I wonder if maybe the entire franchise is a little tired. I find that most TV shows, other than maybe Mad Men, lose their finesse after about 4-5 seasons…

    1. Yeah, even Mad Men lost something by the last season. Only two more episodes with Rick on TWD. That will be very strange when he is actually gone. Can the show survive? I was thinking Fear would merge with TWD at some point but now I don’t know.

  10. I love that you ask questions about old movies…I love Streetcar Named Desire with Brando and West Side Story with Rita Moreno. I love musicals from that time too.

    Happy Murakami reading.

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