Category Archives: Bookish Talk

Sunday Matters: Here We Go

Sunday Matters

I don’t think we have ever waited so long to put up the Halloween decor. We had planned to put it up last weekend and then football and baseball came into play. But, it’s up now. We need new stuff. This last year most of what we had fell apart up in the attic. It’s too hot up there. But the school kids walk by every day and I hear them talking about why we don’t have our decorations up so we patched it together and will get one more year out of it. They should be happy now.

Right Now:

Coffee. There is nothing like a big cup of coffee on Sunday morning. Then, I am off to hang with the high schoolers.

This Week:

I have book club this week. We are discussing Piranesi and I cannot wait.

The housing app for Missouri State opened last Friday so we are having a lot of discussions about housing for next year. She really needs a kitchen. That dining plan  is not working at out. She is a healthy eater and country fried steak and meatloaf are not staples for her. I really hope we can get her into an apartment or at the very least a suite.

Reading:

I reviewed The Guide last Friday. I know it didn’t get rave reviews but I liked it a lot. I finished Nine Perfect Strangers. I should have the review up this week. I also finished Taste by Stanley Tucci. Very good. I hope to have that review up soon. That book is a treat to read.

Now, I must decide what to read next. The Stowaway came in from the library so I am leaning towards that one since many of you recommended it to me. Plus my RIP reading hasn’t been great.

The Stowaway

Watching:

American Horror Story: Part 2. Still good. Very entertaining. Perfect for mindless TV viewing.

Squid Game. Just started.

I hope to watch Nine Perfect Strangers on Hulu soon since I just finished the book.

Grateful for:

  • We had a ladies night for the student ministry leaders last Friday night and it was so much fun. JUST what I needed. Very grateful for that.
  • Overdrive and the library. I get so many of my Kindle books from Overdrive.

That’s all I have. I hope you have a wonderful Sunday and great week!

Sunday Matters: A Lot of the Same

Sunday Matters

These regular posts are really the only reason I know what day it is. Everything blurs together during the week. When I try to pick out something different or something news worthy to discuss, I end up with very little. The pup and I stare at each other, a lot. Reading has been very good. The days are long though. I often can’t wait for The Hub to get home just so we can take a drive or eat. It’s become very routine. No young people bursting into a room with the events of the day. Still adjusting.

Right Now:

Coffee, some toast and then student ministry. When I get home, The Hub will probably be watching sports so I will crash on the couch with my current read.

This Week:

I am taking Friday off this week. I needed to use up some vacation days and some retired colleagues are coming in from Idaho so we are meeting in the valley for lunch. Later that same day, I have a Ladies Night for student ministry which should be fun.

Other than that, not much. Still working from home. I am thinking about moving my work setup to another location. I am sick of this view.

Reading:

I reviewed My Heart is a Chainsaw. I didn’t love it but I think true fans of classic slasher films might really enjoy it.

I also finished Piranesi. Oh my word. Get that book. It’s so different. I loved it and now I want to own a nice, physical copy. My review of it should be up this week.

My current read is Taste by Stanley Tucci. I love him. I love his show too but man, his cooking makes me very hungry.

Watching:

American Horror Story: Part 2. All about Aliens and the conspiracy theories surrounding them. A little bit of a stretch but entertaining as heck.

Squid Game. Starting this one this weekend. I’ve heard it’s super gruesome and yet, everyone is watching it on Netflix.

Our horror movie watching has started with the classic Halloween. The new one that is coming out this month has ZERO appeal to me. Give me the classic anytime.

Grateful for:

  • My Bible reading has been pretty good these past few weeks. I am doing a study on the book of Revelation. It’s the first time I am reading that book and not seeing the “end times”, it’s more a plan for the future. Interesting.
  • Early bed time. With my knee all jacked up, I’ve been heading to bed early. I do read for a bit but then I am out. It’s been lights out by 9pm on most nights. Unheard of!

I still haven’t satisfied my vegetarian chili/cornbread craving. I need to make that happen this week. Have a wonderful Sunday and week!