Sunday Matters: Fall Feelings

sunday-matters (1)Hello, all. I’m not one to rush the seasons. I prefer to enjoy the season I am in but it really is beginning to feel like fall, even though it’s 97 degrees and humid. We don’t usually deal with humidity but it’s making the mornings a little gloomy, which to me, signals the coming of fall. PLUS, I saw a tweet for the R.I.P. Challenge and you know that is always the kickoff to fall for us readers.

Well, The Girl is back in Missouri now setting up her new pad. Our poor pup is so confused. All the comings and goings. She will sit outside her bedroom door for a couple of weeks waiting for her to come out. She still looks for my son now and then.

Right Now:

Coffee, then student ministry. It will be a busy day of training but we have some great leaders coming on board. It’s going to be a great season.


Still reading The Last Chairlift and Verity.


Still watching Sisyphus on Netflix. It’s Korean with subtitles but so, so interesting. A CEO who develops a time travel “uploader” finds himself in the past and the present as he looks for his brother who supposedly died but he keeps seeing him. All around. He also sees the people who have come and gone using his invention, not realizing that it actually came to fruition since it was only in its beginning stages in the present day.

Grateful for:

  • Publishers who are generous with their review copies. I recently received that new Irving but I just received Cormac McCarthy’s new releases too (The Passenger and Stella Maris.) I was so excited to open that package.
  • My daughter’s friends in Missouri. They are really special and are so good to her. Makes it easier for me to send her back!

Have a great Sunday!

13 thoughts on “Sunday Matters: Fall Feelings”

  1. Glad you daughter got out safely and will be starting an exciting second year in an apartment with good friends. Poor Otter Pup and with mom soon returning to work a few days as well. I hope those McCarthy books are good, he is a great writer –darker stories — but still.enjoy. I’m ready for fall as it has been hot and humid here for a bit so I’ve been staying in more than I’d like.

  2. Meanwhile, here in northcentral Pennsylvania we seem to be in the midst of the summer that just won’t quit. It was slow to start, but now that it’s underway, it’s going full/steam and unbearable humidity. Why I’m staying inside today and reading and relaxing. By the end of the month, the nights should be getting cooler (downright freezing for you 🙂) and then I’ll begin to think fall. But now, not so much…

  3. My oldest son recently moved to Minnesota. I miss him very much. He is doing well. I know now how it feels when one of the kids leaves the nest.

  4. So glad your daughter got back to Missouri and hope her year will be wonderful. Fall – nope, not feeling it yet at all. Of course, fall in Texas is kind of ‘some years we have it and some we don’t’. Hope this is a ‘have it’ year because we’ve had enough summer. RIP will begin September 1st? Am I right?

  5. Glad your daughter got back safe and sound. I’m sure she’s going to love apartment living! It’s been so hot and humid here this week, it feels like we’re back in Florida… ugh. I saw the tweet about RIP, too, and am already planning which books I’ll read. I’ll be thinking of you tomorrow as you head back to the office. Have a good week, Ti!

  6. I’ll bet your daughter is really excited to be back at school with her friends and theater, but I’m sure it feels quiet around your house. I agree that it’s been humid the past couple of days; even Santa Barbara has been a bit too hot (though not in the 90s). Have a great week!

  7. Humidity is all we have these days and 90s. The rain just makes things more humid, so its thunderstorm possibilities all week, every week.

    I started my Amanda Gorman read-a-long last week. And I can’t wait to see what everyone thinks about her book, Call Us What We Carry.

    I did finish a short story collection set in D.C. — Admit This to No One — and it gives you a ton to think about, esp. about D.C. culture/machinations.

  8. August always puts me in a Back-to-School mode, even when I’m not anywhere near a school! So, I’m into that fall mood, too. I’m already pre-scheduling some RIP posts, so that helps, too!

  9. Wow scoring review copies of McCarthy’s new novels is great indeed! I need to look into that. I hope your daughter is happy & doing well at school. I fly to Palm Springs later this week. It should be hot as heck … but I can handle it …. as long as the rental car’s A/C is working … Have a great week. And Happy reading!

  10. Wow scoring review copies of McCarthy’s new novels is big indeed! I need to look into that. I hope your daughter is happy and doing well at school. It’s so early to be back so soon, right? Later this week I’m flying to Palm Springs … and it should be hot as heck … but I think I’ll manage as long as the rental car’s A/C is working. Have a great week & happy reading.

    1. My daughter’s classes start 8/22. She is actually just wrapping up summer but since we paid her rent for August she wanted to get moved in early. Of course, she has yet to be IN her apartment. LOL. She has been spending the night at a friend’s house.

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