Sunday Matters: All The Feels

Sunday Matters

Good morning! I have been in the best mood lately. It’s this time of the year. I love all the shows, the movies, the books, etc. It’s nearly soup season and I will never say no to a bowl of soup.

Thank you for your good thoughts the other day. The additional imaging and ultrasound that I went for discovered a small lump. The radiologist said, in his professional opinion it’s benign but I have to go back in six months to see if it’s grown. If so, it will have to be removed. It wasn’t there last year. I was starting to get really nervous when I saw it myself on the screen. Ladies, the COVID shot delayed my yearly scan by a couple of months because they tell you to wait at least six weeks before scheduling a mammogram but get your scan in.

Right Now:

I will be heading to church to hang with the J High and High School students soon. Getting my coffee in and having a little avocado toast before I head out.

I finished all the books I was reading. My review of Hamnet posted last Friday. I should have my review of The Family Plot up this week. Boy, I really liked that one. I am at the awkward stage of knowing exactly what I want to read but not having the said book at my fingertips. Now, I have no idea what to read.

This Week:

I don’t have anything going on this week besides work stuff. I need to work on October’s social media calendar for work which is so weird to me. OCTOBER.

I sorted through all the clothes my daughter and son no longer use and have it ready to donate. It will feel good to drop that off. Bags and bags. So much.


I have no idea what to read which is troublesome. This is the time of the year that a reading slump usually finds me so I am pushing hard to avoid that. The book I want to read is not available to me and I don’t want to spend $30 on a hardback but I might.


I took a little tumble down the stairs trying to NOT step on the sleeping pup and did something to my knee. The pain has left me very restless so I’ve not been able to watch anything on TV. You’d think that couch time and cozying up with a good show would be the perfect way to let my knee heal but nope. It hurts more at rest. All my shows are waiting for me on the DVR.

Grateful for:

  • I’m very glad that the radiologist thinks this lump is benign but please continue the good thoughts and prayers. When the US tech added the markers I started to get very nervous.
  • I am still very grateful that my daughter has such a good friend group at college. Those girls are GEMS. They really watch out for each other too.

Have a wonderful Sunday. Read something good.

27 thoughts on “Sunday Matters: All The Feels”

  1. I got your note last week – so glad that the radiologist thinks it’s benign and I hope it stays that way in 6 months. These scans are so important and yet so nerve-wracking.

    I know what you mean about wanting to read a certain book but not having that book in our hands at the moment. I have made a few bad decisions due to that and other times have gone headlong into a rut. Hope you work something out.

    I don’t know if I’m ready for October but I tend to have so many Fall and winter to-do’s on my wishlist that I’m looking forward to that at least. Have a good week, Ti!

  2. I second or third your urging to have people get their scans. So very important indeed. Hope your little lump will just dissipate within the six months. And also hope your knee feels better. I’ll be watching for your review of The Family Plot. I’ve got that one on my list, but I’m having a good time just reading and reading and reading. I’m in the middle of The Wonder Test right now. It’s a bit odd, but I’m liking it.

  3. So much in this post! It’s totally scary that you have a lump, but I am really glad that they think it’s benign and will check again in 6 months. My daughter has a couple lumps, which she checks every year and they do nothing about. Don’t know if that helps you feel better or not.

    And your knee… take care of it so it doesn’t get worse.

    Since it’s RIP challenge time, have you read Falling by TJ Newman yet?

    1. Yes. Falling was fun.

      Thank you for sharing your daughter’s experience. I usually have to get additional scans but this was the first time they actually found something.

  4. What a relief to hear your good news… and I hope you will get even more in 6 months. Isn’t the price of new hardcover books crazy?! It’s been a while since I purchased one, but may NEED to next month when so many of my favorite authors have new books being published.

  5. I am so behind on reading blog posts – I didn’t know about your health scare! Glad to hear they think it’s benign and sending all the positive vibes that it doesn’t grow and doesn’t become an issue for you.

  6. Sorry to hear you fell and hurt your knee. Hope it heals quickly. Finding something on a scan is scary. I had a lump, turned out to be a mass of fibrous tissue after a biopsy and they left a “seed” there.
    I have started The Personal Librarian but it is not grabbing me. I have Of Women and Salt, After The Flood, Early Morning Riser and The Reading List out from the library. Have you read any of these? What do you recommend?
    Hope you have a great week!!

    1. I had a very interesting nursing experience with my daughter that left me with very dense tissue all around so I always have to go back for follow-ups but this is the first time they found something.

      I’ve not read many of the books you listed but I’d go for After the Flood.

  7. I can only imagine how worried you’re feeling after learning about the lump in your breast. I’m sending positive thoughts your way and hope it’s nothing serious. I also hope that your knee is feeling better and that you didn’t tear any ligaments. I was just telling my husband that one of my wrists and one of my ankles are feeling sore and I have no idea why. Maybe the beginnings of arthritis?!

    I enjoyed listening to your daughter and her friend singing together (on your IG feed). How wonderful that she’s already made such good friends at school.

    Take care, Ti.

    1. I asked the Radiologist “how can you be so sure it’s benign?” and was told that he knows. Hmph. I do suppose he sees these scans day in and day out so I am leaning on his expertise. But glad that it will be looked at again soon.

      My daughter’s roommate and all of her friends really have been wonderful. I love that they talk to me on Instagram too. I had that relationship with Emma’s friends here so it’s touching to be able to connect with her new friends there too.

      My knee issue acts up now and then. Old cheerleading injury but that mis-step to avoid the sunning pup really did a number on me. Her face was classic as I was down on the ground.

  8. I’m so happy that your news was rather optimistic – now if only you knee would improve quickly. Glad your daughter is happy with school/friends.

    1. I tried to stay off the knee as much as possible and now I am at least able to put weight on it. I just cannot twist it at all and it’s unstable at best. It’s getting better though. The swelling has gone down.

  9. Glad & hope the lump is benign. Will they do a biopsy of it? Stay well Ti and enjoy those pretty days there. How’s the morning walk with Otter Pup?

    1. I’ve not been walking lately because of this knee issue but the hub has been taking the pup in the morning before work.

      If they end up removing the lump it will be biopsied at that time.

  10. I’m glad the news is optimistic, though I hope they also told you to monitor it yourself every month and if you notice growth to seek medical advice promptly. I hope your knee heals quickly too.

    Wishing you a great reading week

    1. They did tell me to monitor but right now I can’t detect it. 4mm. I would have never found on my own but they marked it and I know exactly where it is.

  11. Placing those markers is painful, at least that’s what I’ve experienced, but it’s good to have them in there for reference. It really helps them keep an eye on things. COVID shots delaying mammograms was not a fun. But I’m glad I got mine in.

    I hope you keep that reading mojo going.

    1. Oh, I didn’t even know they could place internal markers. I was talking about the markers she added to the image itself. Highlights, dots, measurements, etc.

  12. I’m glad your mood has lifted a bit. I always feel happier in the fall. I don’t know why.

    I would trust the radiologist. Radiologists see hundreds, thousands of these things and they know what they are seeing.

    I’m sorry about your knee. Falls are the pits.

    Hope you get back to reading soon. I’m finally rolling with fiction.

    1. I wasn’t sure if Damnation Spring would work for my current mood but I am now almost done with it. It took a turn and suddenly I was totally into the story. So, reading is going well again.

      My knee. It’s not getting any worse but taking its sweet time. I need to be fully off of it, which I am mostly but trips up and down my stairs make it flare.

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