Category Archives: Bookish Talk

Sunday Matters: Thinking About the Blog

sunday-matters (1)

I have a free WordPress account but pay for a custom domain. It was brought to my attention that the ads, that display here for free, since I have a free account have gotten increasingly weird. I don’t make money off of those ads but I certainly don’t care for you all to be bombarded with ads about toenail fungus and bowel habits! I mean, it’s getting out of hand so when I renew my domain next month I am going to cough up the extra pennies to be ad free. I enjoy our interactions so I’d like to enhance the reading experience as long as it’s affordable to do so.

What’s new with you all? I’ve been super busy so my reading has taken a hit. I swear, my totals are going to be horrible this year. I am not too concerned usually about numbers but my yearly total right now is ridiculously low!

My daughter starts classes this week. She is most excited about her Singing for the Actor class. She will also be taking piano which will be good for her since she taught herself how to play by watching YouTube. Proper technique would be a plus.

My son is doing well. He really enjoys the Seattle street scene. All those outdoor concerts, but I think he attended the last one for the summer this past Thursday. Wonder what they will have for the fall. Root Beer the cat has become an influencer now. Haha. She received her first collab offer the other day.

Right Now:

We have a very busy student ministry day. Our regular services this morning and then the fall kickoff party this evening. So many activities. Sports, a paint war (is exactly what it sounds like), games, etc. It’s going to be super fun.

Reading:

Still reading The Last Chairlift. I am also reading Verity. I should be done with Verity this weekend.

Watching:

We are still working through our Korean drama series. There are just so many episodes. I saw a Netflix teaser for Manifest. A plane lands from a decade ago and the passengers have no idea what has happened. It’s very Twilight Zone and honestly, a little Stephen King. I think that will be our next show. Has anyone seen it?

Grateful for:

  • Dresses. This is super weird for me to admit but I am not a dress person AT ALL and lately, they are all I am buying. They are easy for work and take no effort. I’ve worn dresses more in the last two weeks than I have the last 20 years.
  • Frixion erasable gel pens. They are my pen of choice for Bible notes. They have a nice, fine tip, do not drag, and erase cleanly even on thin Bible pages.

Have a great Sunday!

Sunday Matters: I Made It

sunday-matters (1)Hello, friends. I missed posting all this week because the return to office for those two days wiped me out! It’s just two days. Very doable but for whatever reason I was camped out on the couch each evening unable to move. It was nice to see my colleagues and the campus looks great. Not a lot of students yet as the fall semester hasn’t started yet. Overall, it was a successful return. I am spending some time personalizing my space again. I need some art work and more plants.

The kids are doing well. My daughter STILL hasn’t moved into her apartment as she has been staying with a friend and taking a road trip. School hasn’t started yet but I’d like for her to settle in so she is ready for the semester start.

My son is thriving in Everett, WA. It’s close enough to Seattle but also has its own downtown scene. He’s been enjoying the concerts in the park, or actually, on the waterfront I think. Root Beer has furniture to lounge on now and some cool fans to keep her comfortable.

Here she is enjoying furniture:

Root Beer enjoying the new couch.

Here’s The Otter Pup when she realized I was going to the office:

Chloe.

Right Now:

Enjoying some coffee. Lots of it, because today will be very busy for student ministry. We start groups again today and we have lots of wonderful new leaders. I have to sub for a few groups and shadow some others. It will be a very exciting, fast-paced day.

Reading:

Still reading The Last Chairlift. I am also reading Verity. I honestly knew nothing about Verity when I picked it up except that everyone seems to have an opinion about it and that it’s pretty popular. I’m not sure what I thought it would be, but it’s compelling and hard to put down although not something I typically read. When I review it I will have to include a note on content as I have some young readers and this is definitely not for them.

Watching:

Still watching Sisyphus. It’s very good but 16 episodes in the first season is a lot and because it has subtitles I have to pay attention while watching or I am left in the cold. I can’t do other things while watching so our viewing pace has slowed a little. We are only on episode 7.

Sisyphus

Grateful for:

  • Plants. I brought one plant back to the office so far and what a difference it makes. I had a lot before the shutdown but rescuing them during the shutdown when I realized they would not survive, was like something out of Mission Impossible.
  • My Coffee Mate Italian Sweet Cream creamer has been sold out everywhere. I’ve looked for it for months and tried others but the other day I went into a market I never go to and hit the mother load. I am stocked up for awhile now.

Have a great Sunday! After 2pm you can find me crashed out taking a nap.