Sunday Matters: Time

Sunday Matters

This week has been great. No rushing around! For once, my calendar was wide open and it felt so good. Reading, cuddles with the pup, watching Broadway performances that my daughter wanted me to see on YouTube. Pleasant.

Winter Formal was yesterday so maybe I will have a pic to share later. I don’t know about you moms with teens but my teen is very choosy about which photos she allows me to share.

Right Now:

I am getting ready to head out for high school ministry. I have it in my head to cook breakfast today but we’ll see if it happens. Usually I just grab a piece of toast with peanut butter but don’t you love a good breakfast?

This Week:

My daughter starts a college class this Monday (Sign Language) so that she can hopefully attend a summer theater intensive in NY/NJ this summer. Since she chose not to do The Little Mermaid, she has evenings to attend this class which counts for two years of language. My son took the class when he was in high school and said it was pretty decent.

High School ministry has a Galentine’s event that I will try to attend this Thursday. On Valentine’s Day, my daughter’s choir will be doing singing telegrams but The Hub and I will most likely order in because going out on THE day, a Friday no less, will be impossible.

On Saturday, we hope to meet the boy in Santa Barbara for a meal and to catch-up a little. Santa Barbara is about 1.5 hours for each of us so it’s the middle ground and a great place to meet. We are looking forward to it.


I finished Something in the Water by Catherine Steadman. I should have the review up this week. I enjoyed it a lot but I could not shake the feeling that I’ve read the story before. Every time I turned the page I got a sense of deja vu.

I am combing through all my review copies and library books to see what my next read will be. I want to keep up this reading pace so it needs to be something super compelling.  Suggestions?


I noticed that Center Stage is back on Netflix. Have you seen that gem? My daughter and I are going to watch it again soon but tonight we will sit on the couch and watch all the Oscar fanfare.

New Things I’ve Tried:

I’ve been supplementing my food with organic, plant-based protein powders mixed into almond milk. Nutritionally, I am a little deficient. I can tell from the low energy so hopefully a little nutritional boost will do me good.

Grateful for:

  • The YouVersion Bible app. I am in this app daily.
  • Smart TV’s and the ability to cast content from my phone to them.
  • The opportunity to share books with others. I am not a big purchaser of books but lately, I’ve been picking up used copies so I can share them with others.

That’s all I’ve got. How have you all been doing? The political news I’ve been forced to endure (I am on social media for work) has been too much. I wish I could completely remove it from my life. From the comments I’ve seen from some of you I think you feel the same way.

15 thoughts on “Sunday Matters: Time”

  1. Kudos to you for respecting your daughter’s wishes when it comes to photos – I know some people who don’t do that with their kids.

    An open week sounds blissful.

    I know what you mean about Valentine’s Day – only amateurs go out that day.

  2. My daughter and I loved Center Stage! Wonder what others would think about ‘Gamora’ from Guardians of the Galaxy as a ballerina? Ha!!! Glad your week was restful and calm. Hope this next one is as well.

  3. First, yay for not running around. Second, already saw the photo on Instagram. ✅ Third, enjoy the Oscars. And fourth and finally, I completely feel you on the politics. Sooooo ovvvver all of the bs.

  4. Thank goodness you had a restful week; you deserve it after all the running around you usually do! I hope you have a great time in SB meeting up with your son; not a bad place to have half way between your place and Cal Poly.

    1. Yes. We’re hoping it works out. He has a callback audition tonight for The Last Five Years so that might affect our plans this weekend. Hopefully not.

  5. I agree with you that an open calendar is a wonderful thing. I have the YouVersion Bible app. and like it a lot. Thinking about doing the Dangerous Prayers 7 day Bible Plan. Have you started/done it, and if so what do you think.

    1. I’ve not done Dangerous Prayers yet. I’ve been trying to discover some new voices so I am steering away (for now) from the really popular ones like Groeschel, etc. I am doing one right now called Here Now: Unearthing Peace and Presence in an Overconnected World and it’s so, so good.

    1. I’ve never read French before. I will check the book out! We did manage to see Center Stage and it was just as good as I remembered. My daughter is in the performing arts so we really get into it.

  6. You might like the new novel The Holdout by Graham Moore …. which is a jury kind of thriller ish book. It goes by pretty quickly. Enjoy your week!

    1. I will keep an eye out for it. This weekend we see our son. He is going to meet us in Santa Barbara so it should be a fun weekend.

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