Sunday Matters: Here We Go

Sunday Matters

For those who celebrated, Thanksgiving is now behind us. I have cooked the meal so many times that it’s second nature but I was not feeling it once the meal was ready. Does that happen to you? My appetite completely vanished. We had high winds and Edison kept texting me saying our power could go out. Luckily, it did not but it was a little nerve-wracking. 

My son came for Thanksgiving but had to leave that night because he had some school projects to finish. We had a good time watching movies though. Overall, it was a really good time but it did feel different. 

Saturday we put the tree and lights up. We decorated sparsely since much of our home is being used for virtual auditions but it’s fine this year. Everything seems like it’s taking a lot of effort and we are heading into another shutdown so simple is fine and will have to do. 

Right Now:

Not doing much. I have youth group on Zoom later and nothing planned before then. All sorts of online deals still happening but I am not in the mood to buy anything. I am always tempted by the books though. Like I need more. Ha. Here we go, right into the Christmas season. 

This Week:

My daughter’s Juilliard audition is this weekend. Good thoughts and/or prayers appreciated. 

I return to work on Wednesday, remotely. Why do vacations go by so quickly? I don’t have long to go before I am off again though. Gotta use that vacation time up. 


I am reading Parable of the Sower. It’s very good. 


We watched all sorts of movies these last few days and a few episodes of Season 3 of The Crown. Bohemian Rhapsody, was quite good. 

Grateful for:

  • That my son was able to spend the day with us.
  • This time off I’ve had. I really needed it. Extra naps and no schedule made for a nice week. 
  • Walks with the pup continue to be the highlight of my day. 

I wrote this post from my phone because I dismantled my workstation so we could use the dining room for dinner the other night. This picture of our tree should be above but I can’t fix it on my phone. 

Hope you had a great weekend. What’s new with you?

15 thoughts on “Sunday Matters: Here We Go”

  1. I’m impressed that you could post this from your phone. I don’t even like texting long messages on my phone and can’t imagine drafting an entire blog post!

    This holiday season does feel off, doesn’t it? My husband had his shoulder surgery on Monday, so we decided not to plan anything for Thanksgiving in case he had to stay in the hospital longer than planned. We wound up having a pork tenderloin (grilled), risotto and zucchini, which was very simple and easy. We put up our Christmas tree, but haven’t begun decorating it and honestly, I’m just not in the mood this year. Maybe once it’s done, I’ll be happy I did it.

    We really enjoyed Bohemian Rhapsody! We’ve been watching Bancroft, which is quite good, too (if you like detective dramas). Well watch more of The Crown later this week.

    Glad you were able to see your son. Good luck to your daughter! Have a good week, Ti.

    1. I try not to write from my phone as I can never see the entire post in one view. Too much scrolling and too much opportunity for typos. Plus, the WordPress app is so different from the desktop version.

      I am glad your husband’s surgery is behind him now and that you were able to still enjoy a nice meal. I love tenderloin. Christmas is very different in feel. In one sense, I welcome it. The simplicity of it all. I am allowed to not go whole hog this year and it feels good to not be so pressured by the commercial aspect of the holiday. Now that my tree is up, I do enjoy those lights. Even if you only puts lights on it will be a cheery addition.

      Hope you have a great week.

  2. Lovely tree! We’ll wait a couple weeks to get ours. I hope the Juilliard audition goes well, it’s so exciting (well, probably more tense for her, but you know what I mean). I agree that this week has gone really quickly; I can’t believe I am back at work tomorrow.

    1. Thank you. Yesterday she woke up not feeling so great so I administered every home remedy there was to have and today she was better. Gonna dose her up with more vitamins tonight just to be safe.

  3. I have Parable of the Sower and Parable of the Tower on my Kindle. Don’t know when I’ll get to them though.

    Glad your son got to come home!

    Love the tree!

    1. I wasn’t aware there was more than one Parable in the series. Sower is good and not difficult to read, which I expected it to be given its topic.

  4. I would have skipped the post if I had to type it on my phone.

    Nothing much here. We made Thanksgiving here, but with fewer guests, just those who live here. I’m used to making it but I felt off and failed to make veggies other than Carrots and potato dishes and failed to make mac and cheese. I think it was just too much when there were fewer of us. But it worked out.

    Kat and I made some homemade Finnish bread and then I made a Portuguese gramma’s carrot soup — my dad seemed to enjoy it. I’ve never had it before.

    1. It did seem off. I mean, we had the same amount of people, just the four of us but I didn’t want to put a lot of effort into it. I was not into it I guess. The movie watching was nice. I haven’t seen that many movies back to back in a long time.

  5. Your tree looks beautiful! I’m not quite there yet… maybe this weekend. Hope I can find the box with all the decorations. I’m impressed you can blog on your phone. I’m having problems even on my laptop lately, lol. Hope you have a good week, Ti.

    1. In all honesty, I wrote the post on my phone but then had to set the computer back up so I could schedule it. It seemed to only want to let me publish immediately.

      The tree. It was such an effort given that we have to work with such a small space this year due to the rest of the house being used for virtual auditions. Every branch and ornament felt like it weighed 20 lbs. Ha! I watched The First Wives Club with Bette Midler, Goldie Hawn and Diane Keaton while I worked on it. That helped a lot.

  6. My Mac keeps acting crazy and I’m worried I will have to post on my iPad, so kudos to you for posting using your phone.

    We decided to go all out Christmas-everywhere this year. I put out every Christmas-ish knick-knack, even the Santa salt-and-pepper shakers. I got out every Christmas-ish item of clothing, and I’m determined to wear something, even if it’s just socks, every day in December. We have resolved to watch a Christmas movie or show every day, too. I will have the Christmas spirit, no matter what!

    Hope that your daughter’s audition is all she dreams it will be. Sending good thoughts and prayers her way.

    1. Thank you for the good audition vibes.

      Christmas everyday is good for me too. Bryan told me about a Christmas hub on Hulu. It shows a listing of all the Christmas shows for various series like The Golden Girls, Seinfeld, Cheers, etc. I just keep watching one after another and all the old Bob Newhart Christmas episodes too.

  7. Wow you already have your tree up & lights on. You are on the ball about that. Glad you could spend Thanksgiving together. How did your daughter’s Juilliard audition go? my fingers are crossed!

    1. Audition is this Saturday and we have Edison threatening power shut offs again. I sure hope that doesn’t happen. It’s not easy to reschedule and I am not sure they even would. Starts at 5am our time.

  8. It would be so lovely if your daughter was accepted at Juilliard! What an incredible opportunity, which just shows the investment you and your children have put into their musical skills, I certainly hope she makes it!

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