Sunday Matters: Easter Happiness

Sunday Matters

Do you remember Easter 2020? What a dark time that was! Andrea Bocelli had that concert which was live from the Duomo di Milano. It was so beautiful but it was eerie how deserted the streets were there, as they were here. I’ve included the link for it above. I remember watching it and thinking how he didn’t look well and many weeks later it was revealed that he sang while battling COVID. What a time that was.

Right Now:

Everyone is back at church now and can enjoy Easter services in person! We actually attended Easter service last night because I feared that the crowds would be too large today.

Today, we just want to take a long walk, put the food on to cook and have a nice dinner. It should be very relaxing.

This Week:

Nothing else matters this week except my first COVID vaccine appointment for this Tuesday! Finally!! I plan to go there, running and waving my arms all around in anticipation. I can’t tell you how happy I am that the day is finally here. My husband received shot #1 last Thursday. No reactions at all. In fact, his arm wasn’t even sore.

If some of you are having trouble finding an appointment, select Walmarts and Sam’s Clubs are now offering appointments as well. This is good since most everyone will be eligible come 4/15.

Reading:

I finished We Begin At The End. What a book! My review posts tomorrow. Don’t miss it. The book is just too good.

I am currently reading Vera by Carol Edgarian. If I want to stay on track with my reading and posting, I need to finish this baby by Tuesday.

Vera

Watching:

While browsing Netflix I came across a series called The Sinner. It’s a detective show featuring Bill Pullman. The first season is way out there and contains a lot of sex and triggering violence. About halfway through we were going to give it up because some of the scenes are very disturbing but at the same time, the story is so twisty and strange that you cannot for the life of you figure out why this young mother hauls off and kills someone on a public beach. Maybe the other seasons are less intense but we stuck with it and the ending was very good.

I heard on the news that Knives Out will have sequels, at least two and Netflix has picked up the rights to them. I really enjoyed the first movie and Daniel Craig has agreed to stay on.

Grateful for:

  • Bug repellent. Last year we had a horrible time with baby mosquitoes. This year, we’ve had hardly any rain but they are already out and already attacking.
  • Science. Need I say more?

What are your plans today?

16 thoughts on “Sunday Matters: Easter Happiness”

  1. First and foremost, yay on Tuesday. I had the Pfizer and only had sore arms both days. Kim, who also had the Pfizer, felt a bit sick after the second one.

    I watched some of The Sinner, but gave up after a few episodes. I think Kim continued on with, but I don’t think she liked the ending of the first season.

    My plans today? I just went to the Easter service at Washington National Cathedral. I’ll probably grab something for lunch, then head out for a walk later. I’m also doing some reading this afternoon.

    1. The Sinner was very racy. It mentions nudity and smoking, oddly enough. Much racier than that. Good acting though.

      We had our walk. It was very warm so I put the sunscreen and hat on and we took off. The hub runs while I walk. The pup was loving the empty trail.

      Prepped the meal stuff and now sitting here watching the Dodgers. Probably won’t read but we’ll see. Not in the mood. Hey! I listed to The Chicks on my walk. What a great album. Forgot how much I liked it.

  2. Mosquitos? I wonder why you have so many? I was about to say that we don’t have many bugs at all here, then remembered it because we’re near the beach and the breezes keep them away. 🙂

    Yay for your first vaccination! I am so excited for you.

    1. When we had so much rain last year the baby mosquitoes were vicious. I was covered and you couldn’t even see them. This year it’s been so dry. Doesn’t make sense but the bites up and down my arms prove it.

      Yes. I am so looking forward to that shot.

  3. Happy Easter! Still no family dinner here – just the 2 of us. Good luck with the vaccine. I had no reaction from #1 and just extreme fatigue for 2 days with #2 – not even a sore arm either time.

    I’ll be starting Vera tomorrow so we can compare notes. I finished King’s Later – no review yet and pretty good. The New Neighbor’s sounds good, I may have the eGalley – need to check.

    Have a good week.

    1. Wow! You read Later pretty quickly. Vera is good but a little different from what I was expecting.

      My son had to sleep for several hours after the first shot but that was it. Knowing me I will react. That’s why I am getting it at the hospital. Gotta be safe.

  4. Yay for your upcoming vaccine dose! I’m still excited to be done with both of ours. I had a *very* sore arm, the first time — sore enough to keep me awake all night — but the second dose wasn’t as painful. Neither of husband’s bothered him.

    Easter was boring. We have never found a church home in our new town and, of course, the grandkids live in New Jersey. Daughter-in-law (a music teacher — she and youngest live 30 miles away) sang in a service on Saturday and another on Sunday and she is also hobbled with a sprained ankle, so they didn’t make it our way. We spent most of our time cleaning house with a movie break in the middle. Husband cooked two fabulous meals, so that was nice. I wish our grandkids lived closer. Easter is so much more fun with little ones.

    1. I’m sorry Easter was on the boring side for you. I can certainly see why the grandkids would have made it more fun. I’ve enjoyed seeing all the pics of egg hunts today. Not having a church home at Easter is challenging. So many great churches have online services. Maybe a church that’s not local but streaming would be a good sub until you find one.

      We just watched the new Kong Godzilla movie. God was it awful. Weak plot but lots of action.

      Oh, and our food turned out great. Glad to hear you had some good meals too.

      1. Hopefully, holidays will improve soon. We occasionally watch online services but I guess we just weren’t feeling it. On the plus side, I walked out to our freshly-tidied and cleaned living room, this morning, and it was so nice and bright and refreshing with all the clutter gone. Love that feeling.

        I didn’t realize there was a new King Kong Godzilla movie! I’ll avoid that one, thanks.

  5. Happy Easter. We had a small family dinner in house, no friends. It was an odd day, especially since my daughter had a rock climbing playdate planned for later in the day. Then she ended up doing the rock climbing while her friend watched because she bruised her hand at gymnastics. It was not what they had planned, but they got to spend some time together. And her friend’s little brother did great! Kat had her first lesson and first hard climb in the same day and nailed it. amazing kid…i’m too afraid of heights for that.

  6. Yes, so thankful for science! I hope you do well with the first dose tomorrow. I have my second on Thursday. Slowly, slowly we creep back to normalcy.

    I’m looking forward to We Begin at the End… sounds wonderful!

  7. I think what I remember most about last Easter was how frantic I was because I wanted to make our Easter/Spring celebration extra-special for my daughter given the situation. I felt so guilty buying candy and little toys while everyone was trying to ration toilet paper and Lysol . . . This Easter was much less stressful but very much the same in how we spent it.

    Yay for getting your first vaccine dose! My husband has an appointment for his first shot this Friday. He’s very excited about the Knives Out sequels. He loved the first movie.

    My county entered the orange tier today. I don’t know that that’s any different than anyone was doing before, but it feels like a positive step forward.

    I hope you have a great rest of the week!

    1. Your memories of Easter and trying to provide your daughter with a “normal” Easter experience reminds me of how grateful I was that my kids were older when it hit. I mean, I know they both had their issues. Especially my son being forced to leave campus housing and losing all of his jobs but it would have been so difficult to maintain a sense of normalcy for younger children while also worrying about your own issues like work and family and all that. Plus, how worried we were about catching the darn virus. Yes, we have come a long way.

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