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Sunday Matters: Oh, What to Say?

Sunday Matters

I’m in a weird mood. I can feel fall edging summer out and it feels glorious but then school started and we are back to having homework “conversations”, driving you-know-who back and forth and your basic running around. Plus, I usually have my garage all organized by now. I tend to use summer for that but it didn’t happen this year. I like to have it all squared away before the Halloween stuff comes out. I’ll work on it.

The other night though, my uncle and his wife were visiting Vegas and headed our way for dinner. That was a very nice visit and it broke up the week in a good way. My weeks can be so routine sometimes.

Right Now:

Today is a slightly different schedule for us because youth group is not meeting so we can all attend a beach baptism event at one of the local beaches. I’m all for going to the beach and some of our students will be baptized so it will be a good celebration.

This Week:

The Girl tries out for volleyball this Monday and Tuesday. The first game is 8/22 and I need to know if I should reschedule her orthodontist appointment or not. This last minute stuff gets to me.

Reading:

Honestly, I have not been reading this week. I’ve carried my books all over the place thinking I’d read them but nope. I am stuck on one book and it’s affecting my reading overall. I need to ditch it or push through it so I can move on.

Watching:

I feel like watching horror movies. Does that mean the R.I.P event is about to start soon?

Making:

I’ve made a lot of things with rice. Chicken with rice, chicken pineapple bacon sausage with rice, tacos with rice. It’s just easy and it’s what I can make when my daughter takes all my greens to make a smoothie.

Grateful for:

Cooler weather. It really hasn’t been cooler during the day but it’s been cool in the morning and I can tell that soon it will be fall and this oppressive heat will be leaving us.

On another note, the Otter Pup has developed a fear of flies. Has anyone else dealt with a fly phobia? I know this is a result of the bees flying out of our chimney last year but these are flies and she is terrified and quaking in her boots. If one gets in the house, we all have to drop what we are doing to take care of it or she will not stop shaking. Any ideas?

Sunday Matters: Another Show with School to Follow

Sunday Matters

I missed last week’s Sunday post because we celebrated my son’s 19th birthday and I was too tired to write one. A day at a theme park is super fun but my legs felt broken afterward. I think we all had a good time though.

This Monday we are in production week for Grease with two shows on Friday and  two on Saturday. We are looking forward to seeing it. The Girl has a duet. She is VERY excited about it.

After the show, we get a little bit of a breather and then just like that, school starts on August 10th. We’ve done very little back-to-school shopping so that will have to be worked in somewhere.

Right Now:

Lots of coffee drinking going on at the moment. Also, trying to figure out which Passion Planner I will buy for 2018. They go on sale August 1 and have loads of colors to choose from this time. I am torn between the blue, the rose gold and the harvest yellow.

This Week:

My focus besides the show will be cleaning out closets and the garage. Anytime my kids no longer want something, it ends up in the garage. The garage has officially reached disaster status.

Oh, and after 20 years of automatic renewals, I have to go to the DMV to renew my driver’s license. My picture is so old, it looks nothing like me and probably hasn’t for at least 15 years so I suppose it would be good to get a new one.

Reading:

I started A House Among the Trees by Julia Glass and it’s really slow. If you’ve read it, does it pick up? I am 10% in.  Because it’s on the slow side, I am starting Into the Water by Paula Hawkins as well.

Watching:

I’m not watching much. I get too distracted and start cleaning out drawers. It’s what I do when inevitably someone changes the channel to the news. The headlines are plenty. I don’t need more of it at home.

Making:

I am not hungry for anything. No cravings. Nothing sounds good. This does not bode well in the cooking department. I think The Girl has had cereal for dinner three times this week.

Grateful for:

Remember my crazy allergic reaction that gave me swollen lips for two weeks straight? Well, I still cannot wear lipstick of any kind but I can now wear a tinted balm from Burt’s Bees. The scar that resulted from my lips splitting is almost gone. So, I am grateful for that colored balm even though I still look like a corpse because the color is so light.

I don’t know what that will look like on my license photo. Probably not good.