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Sunday Matters: So Far, So Good

Sunday Matters

A few things kicked off this week. School started for my daughter. And the high school ministry I volunteer for started up again as well.

So far, so good.

The beginning of the school year causes me a good deal of anxiety as I try to manage our competing schedules but once I get that all entered in, I feel much better. I haven’t managed to get them all entered yet.

Right Now:

My attempt at time management meant us going to church last Thursday so this morning I am lounging around like a debutante. So. Not. True. Nice thought though. No, I am tackling my planner in a big way. I do enjoy this part of it. A nice planner, some fun washi tape and a little bit of time.

Check out my new 2020 Passion Planner. Maybe I should have gone with an academic planner, only because it’s the school year that causes me grief but check it out. Isn’t she a beauty?

2020 Passion Planner

This Week:

I don’t really have much of anything going on this week. Just some volunteering and for work, our students return next week so there will be some running around trying to prepare for that but this should be a good catch-up week for me.

On Monday, the results of my daughter’s auditions should be known for the fall show and a theatre competition coming up. She’s also trying to nail down a piece for choir so my house will be filled with singing this week for sure.

My son leaves for college soon. He will have three roommates but each of them will have private rooms. He’s pretty excited.

Reading:

I am still reading City of Girls. I’ve not made much progress because the ‘Gram has been a bit of a distraction. I watch Instagram stories like they are TV shows. I am careful about who I follow so the ones I do follow are very uplifting, supportive types. I crave that positivity, to be honest. However, I am back in the saddle again and will finish this book this week.

I have a book discussion next week though and the book for that has not been started yet. We will be discussing Judas. I need to start it this week and hopefully I’ll be done in time.

Watching:

Instagram stories. See above. Seriously. The content has been so good lately.

Fear the Walking Dead DID return from a two week break. I thought they cancelled the show but nope. It’s back and it is horrible. This is almost becoming a thing with  me. Watching horrible shows, hoping with all hope that they get better. I could seriously write a better episode. Give me a chance. Watch me.

New Things I’ve Tried: 

Nothing.

Grateful for:

Today. I’m not feeling all that great so I’m glad to have a little down time.

I leave you with my daughter’s headshot from Little Shop of Horrors. She was Ronnette. Photo taken by Nancy’s Portraits.

Little Shop

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Sunday Matters: Well, That Was Nice

Sunday Matters

Summer was just a blip on my radar this year and practically non-existent. I did manage to read three books on my summer list of four (so far) which is pretty good for me.

Because summer was compromised by a busy schedule, after a leadership conference yesterday we had planned to hit the beach but my son wasn’t feeling well and my daughter had to work on an audition she has this week so my husband and I went but it was a complete bust. Two beaches, completely crowded due to the fair and a beer festival so we came right back.

Right Now:

I didn’t sleep well last night. I’ve had this feeling of dread lately. Not anxiety really but I was tossing and turning all night long. This coffee I am drinking now better do its job. Don’t have much planned today.

Later, I’ll be visiting with some from student ministry as we tour our new building but that’s it. Our building was supposed to be open by now but it’s been delayed.

This Week:

On Monday, I volunteer for outreach. School starts for my daughter on Tuesday. The rest of the week is pretty open.

Reading:

I posted my review of The Friends We Keep. It was very good. I loved it.

Currently reading City of Girls. I am enjoying this one very much. It is about a young girl and the “the-a-tre” said in the most snooty voice possible.

Watching:

I haven’t picked up any new shows. I have just been flipping channels. A little too distracted to zero in on any one show. Fear the Walking Dead has been on a break which is weird. Maybe the creators realize the show is going nowhere.

New Things I’ve Tried:

I haven’t been using any one product long enough to share them here but I’ve been using a vitamin C serum along with a retinol oil to resurface my skin and after six weeks of it I am finally noticing a difference. My issue was dullness. I’m sure my health concerns of late didn’t help but it’s turning around.

Grateful for:

I am feeling hints of fall! I love it when fall rounds the corner. For California, we’ve had mild summer so far. We typically have very warm temps for September but I am hoping we skip it.

My question for you this week, do you meal plan? Or do you just make what sounds good? I am spending way too much on groceries these days and need to simplify.