Sunday Matters: Theatre, Books, and Painting

Sunday Matters

This past week was pretty good. I kicked the cold, had some fun and picked up my reading pace (finally).

In theatre news:

My son got the role of Daryl in Bright Star. It’s been awhile since he’s been on stage so this is perfect for him. Plus, it’s a fun musical. It’s bluegrass which is different and fun.

My daughter got the part of Rusty in Footloose.  In the movie, Rusty was played by Sarah Jessica Parker. It’s also a fun part. She’s thrilled.

Right Now:

Last week we watched the church service online because I was sick so I supposed we should make an appearance today. I enjoy going but I have to go back later today to volunteer too and there are only so many hours in the day.

This Week:

I took this weekend off to take my high school students to winter camp but camp was cancelled. I kept the days off though so I plan to spend Monday painting. I need to paint a table and chairs set, a coffee table, and a book shelf. Will it all get done? If I finish one thing I will consider it a successful day.

No major appointments this week.


All of these great reads came in the other day:


I don’t know if I admitted it here before but I’ve been watching Dr. Pimple Popper. I watch this show with the same fascination I have for Hoarders. How can people live with a grapefruit sized cyst on their neck that’s been there for years? I’m sure many of these people do not have medical insurance. That HAS to be it.

New Things I’ve Tried:

I haven’t tried anything new yet but I plan to use the painting technique I saw on Instagram on those tables I mentioned. I would never think to mix water and paint and then to use a sponge no less. I’ll let you know how it goes.

Grateful for:

This week I have been really grateful for my coffee press. It’s such a simple device but I use it daily and it gives me such pleasure to press out a perfect cup each and every time.

Are you crafty? If you could paint one thing in your home what would it be?

21 thoughts on “Sunday Matters: Theatre, Books, and Painting”

  1. Glad you are feeling better. I had a week of a sinus thing that I thought was allergies at first and then turned out to be a little more. I’m much better though. Congrats to both your kids. How fun for your daughter – Footloose and Rusty. Loved that movie. Enjoy your painting – I am so not crafty in any regard. At all. LOL

  2. I love that question…I am crafty…I have made quilts and worked in felted wool appliqué. I painted our bedside tables and a yellow hutch in the kitchen, But I love anything painted…especially peely scrappy looking painted stuff. I have a feeling your paint and water mix will do just that. Glad you had a good week. I could never go out as much as you do…especially on a Sunday. You are amazing!

  3. We have similar TV watching tastes. I find Pimple Popper fascinating and have wondered the same thing. I do think most don’t have insurance, which is just so sad! I want to read Crazy Rich Asians as well, hope it’s good. Congratulations to both of your kids for the theater results.

  4. Yay for picking up the reading pace, your son’s and daughter’s getting the roles they wanted. I hear you about only so many hours in the day. I’m just trying to relax and read today. So far, I’ve been relaxing, mostly listening to music and commenting on blogs, like yours. It looks like you’ve already started on your painting, from what little I saw on your Instagram Stories. Yay also for no major appointments this week. We have one major one: taxes or should, don’t think it’s been rescheduled yet. And a minor one for our car: a fog light that popped out…er, accidentally got knocked out possibly by me hitting a snowbank. If I could paint one thing in our house, it would be all our walls. White is so boring.

    1. I read somewhere that white walls are making a comeback because of the whole tidying up movement. Simple, clean, white. I am still recovering from my painting and I didn’t even do the coffee table I had planned to do. At the end, my body was so sore from crouching around that my balance was off and I kept getting paint on myself. I was getting frustrated at the end with the paint too. It was so dry even right out of the can.

  5. Glad you’re feeling better! We just spent almost a whole week painting the inside of our house (and spent over $1000 doing it), so there’s nothing I want to paint right now.

    1. Paint is pretty expensive. For me, I botched some stuff up which made me waste some paint which further frustrated me but the entire room looks refreshed now even though it was only the two projects I completed.

  6. Yayyyy for you feeling better and yayyyyyyyy for the kids getting good parts! That’s all wonderful news! I am the world’s least crafty person, and if I could paint one thing in my house, it would be — I don’t know, maybe my front door? I’d love to have a front door that was a bright and beautiful color!

    1. I painted my front door once… a bright blue. I figured I could pretend I was living in a London flat. LOL. It took way, way too long to dry which caused me all sorts of grief because it was my front door after all. Also, as soon as it was up I started getting comments from the neighborhood. Not bad ones per se but like “Oh… that’s interesting” or “Wow. That’s a bright door.” I ended up repainting it navy blue which I hated. I love navy but not on a door. Maybe my house look like it had a big mouth.

  7. Congrats to the kiddo’s. Glad your feeling better. Would love to see the results of the painting. I have chairs I would love to paint but am too nervous they won’t look good. I read Dreamers, thought it was an ok quick read. I am reading Caleb’s Crossing by Geraldine Brooks – so very different, Brooks is a great story teller- she pulls you right in.

    Enjoy your Monday – we’re getting snow and have a great week.

    1. I posted some pics on Instagram but I am going to post some pics in my next Sunday post because some have asked about the projects I did. It really should not have taken me so long but I made a few mistakes which I will also share and those mistakes took me extra time to fix.

  8. Congratulations to your son and daughter! I bet your son will feel good being back on the stage again. And yay for your daughter! So exciting all around, Ti. I am glad to hear you are feeling a bit better. We are in our house too, finally. Mouse had auditions for The Greatest Showman yesterday and a cookie booth today. I think we are both glad for the holiday tomorrow. Unfortunately my husband has to work. I hope you have a great week!

    1. She is doing The Greatest Showman??? That will be a blast. Yes, my son is over the top happy about getting that part. He was pretty worried about singing after not singing for so long but it’s a great part with a fun song. I thought my daughter would be upset about not getting Ariel in Footloose but turns out she really likes the part of Rusty.

  9. Congrats to the kids on their new roles! I bet they will have a blast.

    I would love to refinish and paint the desk I’m using in my semi-office space. It was my grandmothers, but it needs a fresh coat of paint for sure or maybe a stain.

    1. I actually think staining is so much easier but it depends on the look you want. Plus, the fumes are much worse with stain. My entire body still hurts from working on all that stuff. All that crouching and rolling around to see it from all angles. LOL.

  10. Congrats to your kids for both of their new parts, wow! I’ve heard good things about Golden State so I have that novel on my radar. I look forward to hear what you think of it.

    1. The first two months of the year and my reading pace has been like molasses. SO slow. I have all the books but can’t seem to fire out the motivation to read them. I think now that some of my projects are done I can maybe pick up the pace again.

  11. Oh, Dr. Pimple Popper! For some reason, Instagram decided that I’m absolutely interested in her videos. I watched one, was horrified, and closed out. But now Instagram’s Explore tab has decided that clearly I want to watch more. I didn’t realize she has a show. Surprised Netflix hasn’t been suggesting it to me.

    Congrats to your kids on their roles! I hope the painting went well. I have a couple of needlepoints I work on while watching TV or listening to audiobooks, but that’s about as crafty as I get.

    1. I am telling you, that Dr. Pimple Popper is much more than what you expect. The back stories get me and they pick the nicest people to be on the show. And now there is a new show by the same creators coming out soon called My Feet Are Killing Me and it’s all about podiatry! Eeek! I do not like feet.

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