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Sunday Matters: Thanksgiving Is Almost Here

Sunday Matters

The past nine days have been taken up with events and activities related to my previous post about 11/14. Everyone is exhausted and no one is sleeping well but Thanksgiving week is here and I am ready to think about something else. Plus, my son is down from college and spending the week home which we are all excited about.

Right Now:

My youth group changed meeting times and today is the first meeting at the new time, 11:30 a.m. This will possibly work better for me because now my Sunday evenings will be free. It’s hard to do much on a Sunday evening. You just want to hangout at home.

This Week:

All I want to do is cook and eat and watch movies. I think that is what we’ll do.

Reading:

I just picked up The Family Upstairs by Lisa Jewell.

Watching:

Still watching the Hallmark Channel’s Countdown to Christmas. Also watching The Walking Dead but finished American Horror Story.

I’m ready for Home for the Holidays which is my fave movie to watching before Thanksgiving.


New Things I’ve Tried:

I typically cook the same meal each Thanksgiving but add a new dish now and then. This year, I am adding a dish from this post which has some amazing sides to choose from. If you don’t follow Gaby on Instagram you should. From this list, I will add those green beans. I like to include a green vegetable.

Grateful for:

Due to the events of last week, my daughter’s production of Macbeth had to be rescheduled for the end of January. It’s a busy time because Annie will have just ended and she’ll go right into Macbeth but we are all so relieved to not have the show this week. Anxiety was too high. Still is, but getting better each day.

If you are celebrating Thanksgiving this week , what will your day look like? Mine will be relaxing. I am envisioning couch time while the pup busily sniffs the air, curious about what treats she will get later.

Sunday Matters: Too Close

Sunday Matters

On November 14th, a student walked into Saugus High School and shot five people. You’ve all read the headlines. This was not my daughter’s school. Her school was on lock down a mere four miles away but in Santa Clarita, many of the students know each other, It’s a very tight-knit community. Through sports, theatre, choir, church we know these people.

One of the girls from my youth group texted me to tell me her sister had been shot. She is going to be okay. But everyone is traumatized by this. It’s all too real, and too close and we keep asking ourselves, when it’s going to end.

The students, faculty, staff and first responders on the scene, three of which were dropping off their own kids, were so brave that day. They did all the right things. My heart goes out to all of them and my heart aches for the families who lost their loved ones. No one should ever have to get that text or that call or see their child on the news.

It angers me beyond what I am capable of describing here.

Right Now:

Heading to church right now. Later, a vigil has been planned for the evening and I’ll be there volunteering in some way.

This Week:

Schools were closed after the shooting and through last Friday but with schools back in session this week it’s going to be tough. Plus, it is production week for Macbeth. I have no idea if it will go on as scheduled.

Reading:

I am reading a great book right now. It is taking my mind off of everything, Never Have I Ever by Joshilyn Jackson. I am also doubling up on my scripture reading.

Watching:

I’ve been watching the Hallmark Channel’s Countdown to Christmas. It’s not something I have ever watched before. I always thought the programming was too sappy for my tastes but let me tell you, it’s cozy and warm and makes you feel good. Everyone needs this right now.

New Things I’ve Tried:

Saying no. I’m getting good at it.

Grateful for:

My daughter’s safety and the safety of her immediate friends.

Very grateful that the community has come together to support the families affected. We’ve had fires, many, and so many are still dealing with that nightmare but this, this is just heartbreaking.