Sunday Matters: Finished

Sunday Matters

Good morning! I hope you are all doing okay. I know some of my friends in Texas have had quite a rough time of it. Praying for you all. Hoping that you get the resources you need to get up and running again soon. I know many of you in other parts of the country were also affected by the recent snow and ice storms. Praying for you as well.

Well folks, we are done. Finished. Done with the college audition process. Now, we wait. My daughter is so exhausted. What a grueling process this was. It had some benefits. I mean, we didn’t have to fly to all these schools to audition in person but she is going to need a few weeks to recover from it all. She’s been going non-stop since August.

Right Now:

Yesterday, on a particularly fun and productive walk, I did something to my leg. I was walking along at a good clip and then my leg just gave out. It’s at the top of my femur and excruciatingly painful. I don’t know what the heck I did but I can’t lift it to take a decent step or to climb the stairs in my house. So, I am just being a slug and holing up on the couch at the moment.

Later, perhaps a trip to the bookstore. Because a trip to the bookstore is worth a lame leg. Then even later, youth group on Zoom. We are scheduled to meet in-person again beginning March 7th. Excited but also concerned. We will be meeting indoors. I plan to double mask when the time comes.

This Week:

Not much going on this week. My book club meets this Wednesday on Zoom. We will be discussing The Night Tiger. I am having coffee on the patio with a friend at the end of this week, weather permitting. Looking forward to a gab fest.


I am currently reading Mother May I by Joshilyn Jackson. It comes out in April but my review copy has been staring at me for weeks so I dove right in. Her stories always pull me in.


I am halfway through Season Four of Schitt’s Creek. I do not want this show to end. I am rationing episodes now.

Grateful for:

  • A good night’s sleep. I’ve finally been able to sleep the last couple of nights. Hoping my daughter can relax enough now for her to get some sleep too.
  • Fatburger’ s Impossible Burger. It’s amazing. You would never know it’s plant based and I even get it on a gluten free bun and it’s like the real deal. I may have mentioned them in another post but they are unbelievably good.
  • Twinkly sunlight that filters through the trees. It makes me so, so happy.

Tell me what is going on in your world. How are you doing? What are you looking forward to when all this is behind us? I am really getting excited about museums opening soon.

15 thoughts on “Sunday Matters: Finished”

  1. It was grueling just hearing about the auditioning process. 😉 But seriously, glad this step is over. Now on to the next…

    …doing okay. Got an appointment for first shot on March 13. About an hour away, but it’s one step closer toward getting a vaccine for me, so I’ll take it. I’m also going to see if I can get it closer.

      1. I’m reading spring or even summer for California. Also you can be put on a list. I didn’t mean to sound cavalier about getting one. In Pennsylvania, like California, by phases. Unfortunately I do qualify here, based on my BMI, not my age. I’m 51. Honestly, and not trying to sound like, or be, a martyr, I just tried different sites to see how it works so if patrons at the library where I work ask how it works, I can let them know my experience. The site I was on, for Rite Aid, didn’t work for several days and I was surprised when it worked at 130 last night. What I have been reading, from reputable sources, is that the more arms that the vaccine can gets in the better for everyone. So if my arms get it, I’ll not pass up the opportunity. 

  2. So happy that your daughter gets to rest a bit now. Hope she gets into one of her top choices with a good package to boot. Will she be an East Coast girl? Sorry about your leg and hope the pain is temporary – not too sore for the bookstore, just for housework right? LOL

    Have a good week.

  3. What a relief that all the auditions are done! Waiting is not easy, but at least now you can all put your furniture back in place and get some rest. Good for her for seeing all of them through.

    I hope your leg feels better soon!

    1. Yes, we are so relieved. The leg is better. I took a short walk today just to test it out. Still noticeable but headed in the right direction.

  4. Wow. 6 months of auditions? You all must be exhausted! Fingers crossed that she gets her #1 pick. Wonder what happened to your leg. Glad it’s feeling better today.

  5. I bet your family is delighted that the auditioning process is over. I think the last six months should count as her first semester of college.

    Hope you can figure out your problem with your leg. That sounds painful.

    It sounds like you have lots of things coming up that will be fun to look forward to. Here’s to getting out more while maintaining your safety.

    1. No kidding!! Such a long process. She just had an acceptance today from her Saturday audition. Hopefully she will have a few really good options.

      My leg. It’s dumb but it’s probably an old cheer injury rearing its ugly femur head. Years and years of jumping into the splits at age 16 causes all sorts of problems at my age now. Just walking causes that bone to pop out. Yep. It’s much better now that the inflammation is down.

  6. I feel awful for the people in Texas. I hope they can get back to some semblance of normal in the next few months.

    Still no vaccine appointments for my parents or disabled brother, even though they are in the priority groups here. I have no idea why this is such a hassle, but they are more patient than I am.

    I have read quite a few poetry collections, really good ones, but I’ll be holding off on reviews until after the book festival. I haven’t picked up any more fiction or non-fiction yet, but I should be able to sink into some soon as book festival things wrap up.

    I am looking forward to spring. Even though we’ve had more snow in the last week, the weather is supposed to be in the 50s here this week and there are more birds in the yard. Can spring be next?

    1. It’s been very spring like here, except for these horrid winds. Not typical this time of year and I am done with them. Your snow looks too cold and wet for me!

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