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Sunday Matters: Happily Reading

Sunday Matters

This is a great year for books. I’ve read some really good ones and my list of “want to reads” is long. I seriously just want to pile each one up next to me and just read the day away. Wouldn’t that be wonderful?

Right Now:

I am about to prepare a feta and spinach omelette and enjoy my cup of coffee and then we are off to church.

This Week:

Nothing big going on this week. Just rehearsals for the show and work but it will be nice to have an extra day off on Monday. Maybe my “one word” will come to me!


I am  in a good reading place right now. I read and reviewed The Turner House and The Most Dangerous Place on Earth. I am almost done with The Couple Next Door which is just wild. It’s a little out there but a real page-turner.

Stephen King has been raving about all kinds of books on Facebook, one of which I feel the need to get my hands on, You Will Know Me.  Anyone read it?


I finally got The Hub to watch Breaking Bad so we sit down and watch an episode or two each night. Even though I’ve seen it all before many of the little details I do not remember so it’s been fun to revisit.

It’s hard not to watch the news these days. I like to stay informed but I am seriously concerned for our nation’s future. That last press conference was disappointing. I’m not even talking about who the president elect is anymore. I just want information and not a three-ring circus.


I had a good two weeks of sheet pan delight. Of course, I was off those weeks and had all kinds of time to shop, prepare and cook all of the sheet pan dinners I pinned to Pinterest. This week was a work week but I  managed to cook every day. We had a chicken stir fry, breakfast for dinner, Mexican ground turkey bowls with brown rice and pizza!

My goal these days is to eat 85% clean. I am doing well so far but it really comes down to prep so I hope to stay on top of it.

Grateful for:

I consider myself to be a very happy person. I am happy with the basics and don’t really care to have more than I need but there are times where I find myself dipping a little. I’ll be going about my day perfectly fine and then… I dip. Like someone blew my candle out.

I’ve noticed lately that each time this happens, something else happens to remind me not to stay there. Divine intervention? Coincidence?  I’ve been growing closer to God over the last three years and I really do believe that He has his own way of picking me up. Without bashing you over the head with religion I have to admit that to me, it’s a comfort. For that I am grateful.

What do you have going on this week? Reading anything great? Let me know!

Words, Words, Words

Everyone is moving right into the new year and here I am feeling as if I have a scratch in my vinyl. My mind is skipping all over the place so I thought it best to at least check in.

Many of you have come up with your One Word for the year. I am toying with words in the back of my mind but none of them are right and many of them are strange (in my opinion) but seem to fit the mood. Like BEAUTY. I  mean, what the heck is that about? Right now, I have a notepad by my bed and when one hits me, I jot it down. Maybe I will have one before February. Maybe not.

I’ve got some reviews written and they they will post this week. I feel good about this because I’ve been all droopy and uninteresting for almost a month now. Reading is great though. Lots of reading.


Production week for Joseph is just a couple of weeks away. It will be the third time for my son and the second time for my daughter. It’s a great show. We all enjoy it. They should be professionals by now. He is playing Pharaoh and she is an Adoring Girl.

I keep hearing about Hidden Figures the movie but I just learned about the book. Has anyone read it?”

Also, I need to buy my copy of Ulysses because there is an informal read-along starting in February. Wish me luck because I’ve tried to read it before and uh, it didn’t go so well.

That’s it. Fill me in on what’s going on with you because I’ve missed you.