Sunday Matters: One Day More

Sunday Matters

One day more
Another day, another destiny
~Les Mis

Right Now:

This week has been a particularly bad news week. The nastiness of the world seems to be coming at me from all directions. I seriously need to stop watching and listening because with each headline I just get angry.

First off, the Ahmaud Arbery shooting in Georgia. To think that you can kill someone and be roaming free for months afterward. That is ridiculous in and of itself.

Second, that ridiculous conspiracy video floating around that has turned some of my friends into fools. I won’t even name the video because it’s gotten too much press as it is. Have people lost their minds?

All that aside, today is Mother’s Day and although it’s not like any other Mother’s Day, it’s still a day to celebrate. We will hop in the car, drive somewhere to get food, eat in the car or maybe outside, get back in the car and come home. I am hoping for some grilled fish tacos and maybe a view of the ocean.

This Week:

My daughter’s dental appointment was rescheduled again. This will be the fourth time. I am fine with it. I was getting anxiety just thinking about it.

There is a online tap dance class this week for daughter. There is a sign language presentation due and then the final and I think that’s it. My daughter will be glad to have that class behind her.

My son is interviewing to be a Liberal Arts Ambassador for Cal Poly this Saturday (Zoom). This will be really good for him so I hope he gets it. He is still working with transfer students for his department. They offered him a little money to reach out to them since they can’t tour the campus right now. That seems to be going well. And he also got offered a voice-over gig.

My work is still plugging along. No mention yet of us returning anytime soon. Summer classes will be online. Fall classes are still being discussed. I can’t imagine us going back before July but things can change so quickly.


I finally finished Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult. It’s a great book and I will have the review posted soon but it was so difficult to read with all the racism surfacing everywhere I look. It is a book that will make you angry.


We finished Paranoid on Netflix. It was just okay. Short, only eight episodes and I liked the characters a lot. The plot was a little thin. The big reveal, not very surprising.

We had a horror movie night on Friday. We watched Hereditary and got pizza. My son and daughter had already seen it but my husband and I had not. What a horrifying movie. Good, but will definitely creep you out.

New Things I’ve Tried:

I’ve tried a few new wines but none I feel compelled to recommend. Of the ones recommended to me by some of you last week, I’ve not tried them yet. It’s so hard to get things delivered these days. It takes weeks to get anything. I ordered blue light glasses for my daughter because all the online school work is taking its toll but they haven’t gotten here and that was over four weeks ago.

Grateful for:

  • Fake tanning cream. It’s hovered between 95-100 degrees this week which means I am wearing shorts and my legs were Edward Cullen white! Three days of cream and I am looking alive again.

For those of you celebrating Mom’s Day today, I hope you have a fabulous day, can enjoy some good food and maybe a little time to yourself. That sounds weird because all we are doing right now is having time to ourselves but you know what I mean. QUALITY time.

That’s it from hot, sunny, California. Tell me what is going on with you.

27 thoughts on “Sunday Matters: One Day More”

  1. Happy 💐💐Mother’Day! We did a distance brunch with all our kids today. So nice to see them but so hard not to be able to give them a hug. 2 of them are first responders – and we are over 60, so everyone wants to play it safe.
    This is getting SO old. We are now looking at mid June, so 4 more weeks of this…..
    I am reading Such A Fun Age by Kiley Reid, it’s good. We read Small Great Things in one of my book groups, made for a good discussion.

    1. I am at the point now where I think visiting, while outside and at a distance, might be okay but so many are not following the guidelines in Ca. We drove to the beach this weekend but stayed in the car but so many, SO many were out and about without masks all clustered together. I think a lot of people just want to get it and be done with it but it’s like playing Russian roulette because you might not survive it depending on the severity. And now those kids who have antibodies are suffering from something else so antibodies don’t mean you are safe either.

  2. I know what you mean about Ahmaud Arbery – I think the murderers weren’t arrested because they were white and the dad was a former investigator. It makes me sick.

    My dental appointment has been rescheduled, too – it’s in July now. I guess we’ll see how things are then.

    Good luck to your son!

    A wine I love is Lundeen Pinot Noir.

    1. Thanks for the wine recommendation. I’m learning a lot about wine and what I like and what I don’t like. My tastes have changed.

  3. I spent most of March and part of April on a total news bender, and I just had to stop. I give the headlines a cursory look now and then, but it’s been healthy and freeing for me not be reading so much news. As much as I hate feeling like I’m disengaged from the things going on in the world, my mental health can only take so much. I’m reading way more books now than news, and it’s a very good thing.

    Hope you got those Mother’s Day fish tacos with an ocean view!

  4. Hope you had a Happy Mother’s Day. The Arbery case is ridiculous. Those men (3) should have been arrested long ago. The father and son were the worst, but the man filming who is their friend is just as bad. Is it so hard to see that racism is still pervasive in the United States? UGH I am sickened by these things — it happens far too often.

    I started reading The Deep by Alma Katsu on Mother’s Day, so that has been a relief. I read about 60 pages all together. That’s the most in a long time.

    1. Hope you enjoy The Deep.

      Mother’s Day was good. We took a long drive down the coast. It was overcast but I didn’t care. The amount of people out and about made me a little nervous. It was like a normal Mother’s Day in some cities. No masks. In others, everyone had masks. The thing about Ca is that an hour’s drive can take you through so many different cities. Restrictions here but not there… as a state we have restrictions but many are not following anymore.

  5. I can’t even deal with the stupidity in our country during this pandemic. Just put on a damn mask for goodness sakes! Ok, I feel better for getting that off my chest. 🙂 And the rampant racism that is going unchecked? What is wrong with people. Oh dear, this comment is going south quickly. I need to add a positive. We baked chocolate chip cookies on Mother’s Day and they are delicious!

  6. You would never know it was Mother’s Day at my house yesterday. No phone call or text from my husband or son. Holly spent most of the day in her room. It was rainy and cold; at times, the rain turned to snow. It was a miserable day all around.

    What is this conspiracy theory? I thought I was staying up to date on things, but apparently not.

    I’ve been meaning to ask you, what online tap class is your daughter taking? Tap is the one dance type Holly has not been able to do while home, and I don’t want her to get too rusty.

    The voiceover job is cool. That could lead to bigger and better things, couldn’t it? Has he considered trying his hand at narrating audiobooks?

    Hang in there, girl. It is all we can do is just take things day by day.

  7. Happy Mother’s Day, Ti… this was one unlike any other, thats for sure! I know what you mean about the news. Seems like it just can’t get any worse, but then there’s a new low. I did read a couple of sweet, short books, so that was a plus. Hope this is a better week and good luck to your son!

  8. HI. Oh dear that video was posted by people I love and admire and I was just. heartbroken. we are broken! it is causing my much angst and my job isn’t helping and I’m spiraling into a scary place, tbh. (I’m out of wine for the night = a good thing.) Anyway, thank you for your comment at my place, and much hugs to all my wonderful blogger book-reading pals. Want to do a readalong soon? Whatever should we read!?!??!

    1. That video! Have people lost their minds?

      A read along would be good but what to read? Should be long-ish. I have The Overstory but I think you read it. Or a good classic. Has to be something to take out minds off this messy world we live in.

      1. I believe Melissa/Avid Reader and I have been trying to get a Green Mile by our Uncle Stevie scheduled for like… years. YEARS. Pathetic. This would be ok? I know it has problems, but it is also one that made me cry.

        I’m reading Bring Up the Bodies right now – I do seem to love me some Cromwell! Is that not scary? or was he a victim of rascally rumor? Hmmmm ((yea, no- yikes))

  9. After I received my third copy of that video, I had to vent to two trusted friends. Oh my. I want to cry. Did you not learn in college to research things before you pass them on as fact? I wanted to ask. I am so glad I have you and my other book friends. You give me hope for the world.

    Happy Mother’s Day. This, too, shall pass.

  10. It seems weird how hot it’s been there in Calif. already. I hope it doesn’t get too nasty there … it’s a balancing act …. but can people still follow the rules and open gradually ? … hmm

      1. It’s not pleasant. The masks I purchased are very good quality but a bit thick. Even in a store, I get overheated and want to pass out. People here are hit and miss. In stores, they must wear one but outside, in our city, we are not required to as long as we are spaced out. The County of LA though said they must be worn all the time and we ARE in the county of LA so it’s a gray area.

  11. I really have to limit my news intake, especially before bed. I haven’t seen the conspiracy video, but I have heard of it. It’s probably for the best I don’t watch it. The whole situation with Ahmaud Arbery is just so horrible.

    My mom’s dentist appointment keeps getting rescheduled too. She has a cavity that needs attention, but she says she isn’t in pain. I hope your daughter’s presentation and final went well this week. And good luck to your son!

    I hope your weather has cooled down like ours has. It’s been such a pleasant week.

    I hope you have a good weekend, Ti. Stay safe and well.

    1. The weather has cooled down a little for us too. It’s been so nice. My daughter did very well on her presentation for sign language. Now, just the final. Today, just going to clean some things up for work and then hopefully have a nice weekend. Take care!!

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