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Sunday Matters: A Tiny Glimpse of Fall

Sunday Matters

This past week began with clouds and drizzle. Of course, this happened AFTER my husband washed both cars. I didn’t even care though. Driving to work at 5 a.m. meant that I had to wear a sweater! Yes!! And, it remained cool for most of the week. It was glorious.

The cooler weather means that soon it will be time for this although today it is expected to be 105 degrees.

Martha Stewart Halloween
Photo Credit: Martha Stewart

Right Now:

Getting some coffee into me. I was up many times waiting for The Teen to come home. He worked a sixteen hour shift because Fright Fest kicked off last night. He came home very late and was exhausted but he’s off today.

This Week:

I may or may not attend Math Night on Tuesday. I know. Sounds so fun! Not. 

Auditions for Joseph are this week and both The Teen And The Girl will be auditioning.

I think that’s it. 

Reading:

I finished The Dogs of Littlefield. Mixed feelings about that one. I am supposed to start a book for a book tour, The Yard but I haven’t yet. I really want to read something for the R.I.P challenge but none of my books are available from the library.

Watching:

American Horror Story started up and it seems very old school in the horror department. This could be good…or bad.

Fear the Walking Dead is lukewarm. I keep watching because the potential for being good is there but at the end of an episode I find myself wanting.

Making:

We are getting Chinese  take-out tonight. Not exactly football food but I have middle-school ministry tonight and haven’t hit the market. 

Grateful for:

We finally managed to refinance our house. We bought in 2007 when prices were through the roof. Our payments were $4000 a month and our property values dropped by half so that made it impossible to refinance. 

Many had to walk away from their homes. We prayed a lot and finally, we were able to refinance. I can’t even begin to tell you how relieved I am. 

What are you up to today? 

Sunday Matters: Happily Reading

Sunday Matters

This year has been a really good year for reading. I haven’t read that many books but there are several that I’ve loved and really enjoyed. I think maybe it has to do with my more casual approach to reading. I finish a book and pick up whatever sounds good. Sounds so easy and yet I’ve never really done that before.

Anyway, it’s been a good week for reading too, except there are no quiet places to read on campus. We are in week 3 of classes and all of my reading spots are occupied by students. It must be funny to watch me try to find a place. Turn a corner… nope. Turn another corner, nope. Go upstairs, nope. It’s going to be awhile before things settle down in that area.

Right Now:

It’s been a pretty relaxing weekend overall. Not much planned. A little cleaning. A little organizing. Church. Stuff like that. I have to mend a few tops for The Girl. I do not sew. I know how to use a hot glue gun (ask Teen) but these jobs require a needle and thread so if I get right on it I will be sewing later.

This Week:

Rehearsals start for Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat on Monday. Audition prep is on Wednesday. The Girl isn’t sure what she wants to audition for as of yet. The Teen inquired about one role but scheduling for him is pretty crazy right now.

Reading:

I finished After the Parade by Lori Ostlund.  I really loved it. I am in the mood to start one of my R.I.P Challenge reads but the one I wanted to start expired on my Kindle. Poor timing.

Watching:

Oh my word. American Horror Story – Hotel. I am all caught-up and it was way over-the-top. Totally watchable and disturbing in a “can’t look away” type of way but how did that even make it on TV?? It’s always been graphic but the Mature rating might have been a little too light for the content.

Making:

In my mind, it feels like fall and I am in the mood for a really good seasonal drink but it is still warm here so maybe some iced cider?

Iced Cider

Definitely too warm for chili and soup even though I could eat soup 24/7. I have no idea what to make this week. This is becoming a thing with me.

Grateful for:

Reconnecting with friends.