Sunday Matters: Mentally Preparing

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Happy Sunday, beautiful people. I really like the slower pace of summer but I do feel a little out of touch with you all. I’ve not been great with my blog reading. I will get back to that next week. I’ve been working on a project and it takes me away from my daily routine. I think I have a handle on it now, though.

What plans do you have for today? I am purposely keeping my plans simple this month as I am mentally preparing for that return to the office. There is a tiny part of me that wants to fit a lot in before I go back but after the shutdown I am easily overwhelmed by too much. I shall ease into it.

Right Now:

I have student ministry until about 1pm and then the day is wide open for lounging, reading, etc. I will enjoy my coffee and yogurt/granola bowl and head off.


I finished It All Comes Down To This by Therese Anne Fowler. The review is here. It just didn’t work for me.

I finished Beartown. I need to write the review but I have to think about it a little more. I was really liking it and then at some point I fell out of love with it but then back to like. More thoughts later.

What will I read next? Crying in H Mart for book club. We meet this Wednesday and I really need to hop on it because I had trouble finding a copy.

Crying in H Mart


We are still watching the Korean zombie show, Sweet Home. It’s not as well done as some of the other Korean dramas we’ve watched but it’s perfect to escape into without much thought. The pup does not like the zombie sounds.

Speaking of the pup, we watched the new Pet Sematary and she really did not like that movie. Church, the cat reminded her a little too much of Root Beer.

Grateful for:

  • After years of construction in my neighborhood and the streets being all torn up by large trucks, we are finally getting repaved. It makes everything look so nice and new. I hope the speed bumps go back in though because these people drive like crazy people.
  • Small, crossbody bags. Ever since the big Northridge quake I’d carry around these huge bags that I could literally live off of for days. But this back of mine can’t take it anymore so those cool crossbody bags are what I tote around now and it’s enough.

Have a wonderful Sunday! I am trying to enjoy every day leading up to my return to work on 8/9. It’s coming up fast.

10 thoughts on “Sunday Matters: Mentally Preparing”

  1. I can see how it would take some preparing to think about going back to the office in person. My husband’s company finally did a ‘one-day-a-week’ thing and then a few weeks later, they added one more day. However, after another few weeks, they have decided that they may not do ‘in-office’ on a regular basis (except for a few meetings – maybe quarterly). We’ll see how it all plays out. It would keep him from having to drive to Austin and spend a night. As I said, a work in progress. Good luck with your prep and then good luck when the time comes.

    By the way, I’m reading THE IT GIRL by Ruth Ware right now and liking it.

  2. I enjoyed Beartown a lot but there were a few sections I didn’t love. I did love Crying In H Mart, hope you do too.

    Poor Chloe, she misses her Root Beer!

    They just finished a section of road in the town next to us that they spent way too many years on. So many that I can’t even remember when it started, but I know it was more than 10 because it started a few years before my husband passed and that was in January ’15.

    I hope you adjust to being back at work quickly!

    1. This repaving project was going well. Right on schedule but people parking where they aren’t supposed to is slowing it down. They were supposed to be laying it down today but now are two days behind. It is interfering with the pup’s walks. Today we had to walk in the concrete jungle neighborhood. No grass. She wasn’t happy.

  3. A nice repaved road after all that construction will be nice, as long as those speed bumps go back. You’ve been on a reading roll. I’ve heard great things about Crying in H Mart. I hope you love it. I’m on a rom-com kick of late. Something to keep my mind smiling and me laughing. The stories are ridiculous, but that’s ok.

  4. I loved Beartown, but didn’t really care for Crying in H Mart (which we’re discussing next month at book club). Are you going back to work (in the office) all five days of the work week? I’ll bet that will take a few days to get back in the groove. Good luck!

    1. I am very lucky to be able to choose the days I will work. I will be back two days a week to start and that will probably carry through the holidays. I chose Tuesdays and Wednesday because Monday/Friday traffic is horrendous.

  5. I liked Beartown so look forward to seeing what you liked and didn’t like.

    Since the pandemic started, I changed to a really small bag or no bag at all. I reduced my big wallet down to one of those card holders and I am so much happier!

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