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Sunday Matters: Here We Go

Sunday Matters

For those who celebrated, Thanksgiving is now behind us. I have cooked the meal so many times that it’s second nature but I was not feeling it once the meal was ready. Does that happen to you? My appetite completely vanished. We had high winds and Edison kept texting me saying our power could go out. Luckily, it did not but it was a little nerve-wracking. 

My son came for Thanksgiving but had to leave that night because he had some school projects to finish. We had a good time watching movies though. Overall, it was a really good time but it did feel different. 

Saturday we put the tree and lights up. We decorated sparsely since much of our home is being used for virtual auditions but it’s fine this year. Everything seems like it’s taking a lot of effort and we are heading into another shutdown so simple is fine and will have to do. 

Right Now:

Not doing much. I have youth group on Zoom later and nothing planned before then. All sorts of online deals still happening but I am not in the mood to buy anything. I am always tempted by the books though. Like I need more. Ha. Here we go, right into the Christmas season. 

This Week:

My daughter’s Juilliard audition is this weekend. Good thoughts and/or prayers appreciated. 

I return to work on Wednesday, remotely. Why do vacations go by so quickly? I don’t have long to go before I am off again though. Gotta use that vacation time up. 

Reading:

I am reading Parable of the Sower. It’s very good. 

Watching:

We watched all sorts of movies these last few days and a few episodes of Season 3 of The Crown. Bohemian Rhapsody, was quite good. 

Grateful for:

  • That my son was able to spend the day with us.
  • This time off I’ve had. I really needed it. Extra naps and no schedule made for a nice week. 
  • Walks with the pup continue to be the highlight of my day. 

I wrote this post from my phone because I dismantled my workstation so we could use the dining room for dinner the other night. This picture of our tree should be above but I can’t fix it on my phone. 

Hope you had a great weekend. What’s new with you?

Sunday Matters: Doing the Best We Can Do

Sunday Matters

The entire state of California returned to the “purple tier” which is pretty locked down as far as restrictions go. The city where I live was in this tier already so not much has changed. I have noticed a bit of panic buying again, though. We aren’t having people over for Thanksgiving besides ourselves but there is still some shopping to do so I hope I can get everything I need.

Right Now:

If you are reading this on Sunday morning, then my husband and I will be out of the house because my daughter has an all day audition with Boston Conservatory at Berklee. For this, furniture is moved, equipment is arranged and the Hub and I take the dog and scram. We need to be gone from 8am-2pm at least.

Everyone here is doing the best we can do to stay positive and upbeat during what is essentially, another lockdown. We also have a curfew now which applies to restaurants and bars. This doesn’t affect us directly because 10pm is late for us. Ha! But I feel for all those young people who make a living working in the food and drink industry.

This Week:

I have this entire week off plus Monday and Tuesday of next week. Still using up that accumulated vacation time. I will do my best to finish up my grocery shopping. Still waiting to hear what the status will be for my son. New job so not sure how the holiday will work. Yes, he got another job!

I just want to watch movies and read. Christmas decor will come out but due to live auditions and our house being used as a studio for them, we can only have Christmas in one, tiny, unseen corner. It will be enough.

Reading:

The Weekend

Giving The Weekend a go again. I just wasn’t in the mood for it when I picked it up during all the election drama. I think I will do better with it now.

Watching:

Still haven’t picked up any new shows but come heck or high water, I plan to watch Home for the Holidays (1995) before Thanksgiving. We never did find another DVD player so we will either find one or I will buy the movie on demand. It’s the perfect movie. Directed by Jodie Foster and stars Holly Hunter, Robert Downey Jr., Anne Bancroft, Charles Durning, Dylan McDermott, and Claire Danes. It’s a gem.

Grateful for:

  • My son’s new job that came through after the museum job fell through due to COVID.
  • Humor and people who have a good sense of it. A good belly laugh cures a lot of things.
  • You guys. I am feeling all gushy and sentimental about the people I’ve “met” through blogging. Some of you I have known for 12 years. Unbelievable. My kids were just tots. I appreciate you all and I love how we still stay connected even though some are not bogging anymore.

That’s it from me. I may be posting one review next week and probably some random things since I have the week off. I truly love this time of the year. It’s when I weed through my bookshelves while watching a good movie. What shall I watch?