Sunday Matters: Still Recovering

Sunday Matters

I am not even going to blame it on age but my fifteen hours at Disneyland last week (a perfect day in every way) is still affecting me this weekend. However, there are little signs here and there that I had some sort of allergic reaction to something. My lips peeling off my face is one sign. It always takes me so long to get whatever the offender is out of my system.

Right Now:

I’m cautiously optimistic that the day will be a good one. Coffee, helps in that regard.

This Week:

Fun stuff this week. My division’s work party is on Monday. I need to find a White Elephant gift for that. My union’s Christmas party is on Wednesday and that’s always fun and the university’s party is coming up as well but I am not sure I’ll be going to that one because it’s after hours and after waking at 4 a.m., let’s face it, staying after hours probably won’t happen.


I started Becoming by Michelle Obama.



Have you seen The Christmas Chronicles on Netflix? It has Kurt Russell in it and it’s so much fun. Do yourself a favor and catch it if you can.

The Christmas Chronicles

New Things I’ve Tried:

I like to cook but when I can find high quality, ready-made items, I tend to go that route and it just makes it easier for everyone.  My latest fave is Trader Joe’s Bolognese jarred sauce, not the one in the freezer section. It’s so good and tastes like I made it from scratch.

Grateful for:

The rain. Guys, we had solid rain for two days. It’s not good for the burned landscape because any amount of water almost always causes mudslides but we are still in a drought too. I wish we did a better job of capturing the water though. So much of it runs off.

My question for you, do you know what book you will end the year with? I am bouncing all over the place on this one.

16 thoughts on “Sunday Matters: Still Recovering”

  1. Sorry you’re still not feeling well. I’m the same. My system holds on to everything as well. Hope this week will be a better one for you. I’ve never seen The Christmas Chrionicles here on Netflix. I’ll have to check. No idea what my last book will be. I see a lot of people pick a book. I’ve never really given it any thought. It’s usualky whatever one I’m reading at the time I guess.

  2. I can see how your 15 hour Disney Fun Day could exhaust you…would you love a four day week? I used to yearn for that when I was teaching. I am definitely trying that sauce…yum! You are definitely a Party Girl lately! Take care and rest a while!

  3. Not another allergic reaction! When is the last time you went in for testing?

    I am so sorry you are still recovering from Disney. I hope your upcoming holiday events don’t drain you even more!

    My last book of the year? No clue. That’s a few weeks away. I can’t think that far ahead! 🙂

    1. It’s been about 18 months since I had testing done but they aways ask me to name the suspected offender and I do and that is what they test for but it’s never what I think it is.

      Today, I am better. Still not 100% but better. The rest of my holiday planning is not stress inducing at all but I am trying to build in down time just to be sure.

  4. We really enjoyed The Christmas Chronicles. I am sorry you are not feeling well…recover well and soon. Not sure what the last book of the year will be for me. I failed at reading my December Book Club book, and I’ve barely read anything but books with my daughter for her reading assignments…I hope to at least get one more poetry book read.

    1. In my head, I always think my last book of the year has to be read by Christmas. I seem to forget about the week AFTER Christmas. I want to do that book flood but I will be at my MIL’s that night and reading on my Kindle with everyone around would be rude. Right? LOL.

  5. Sorry you are still not feeling 100%. Thanks for recommending The Christmas Chronicles, I’ve added it to my watch list and plan on watching it tonight. My last book of the year will probably be Kitchen Yarns: Notes on Life, Love, and Food by Ann Hood

  6. I just got a copy of Michelle Obama’s book, but haven’t started it yet. I have no idea what book I want to end the year with, I am still struggling to do my end of the year wrap-up post. Do you have a good one?

    1. I like the idea of ending with the Obama book but realistically I am a little ahead of the game in reading, for once, and I may have some days at the end to fill. I want something super good and page-turn-y or something super hopeful and upbeat. This year has been rough!

  7. Ooh, okay, I will watch The Christmas Chronicles! I watched Christmas with a View and it was silly but made me feel very high on Christmas movies, so I am ready to GO.

    I don’t know what book I’m going to end the year on! I have so many books checked out right now, and there is always so much less reading time during the Christmas holidays than I expect.

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