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Sunday Matters: It’s Coming to a Close

Sunday Matters

How is everyone doing? The school year is coming to a close. It’s been a good year for The Girl but we are ready for a change of pace.

Right Now:

Kind of a routine day. Church, errands, more church.

This Week:

Theatre has their Senior Showcase this Tuesday. The Girl was asked to be in one of the student directed scenes so we will be going to that. Should be fun. They are doing four pieces from the show Parade.

The Girl made JV volleyball for next year. Yay!

My son is doing well in Orlando but they are having some weather which has forced Typhoon Lagoon to close a few times. Closing means loss of hours so this concerns him a little. Also, he was extended until July 26 which I shared here but most of his good friends were not extended. They all left last week which has caused him to be a little homesick. Understandable.

Reading:

I am in the final pages of The Female Persuasion. I will probably post the review sometime this week. I am digging it.

King’s new book comes out this week! The Outsider sounds very good. I hope it is. No formal read-along but Nadia is going to read it with me! Anyone else plan to get it as soon as it comes out?

Watching:

Did you watch the Royal Wedding? I had plans to get up early, eat gluten-free crumpets and drink tea but 3 a.m. on my day off would  have been a bit much.

On another note, Fear the Walking Dead is SO good this season. It was in dire need of something and I guess that something was a new cast and new writers. They’ve added many new characters and with Morgan crossing over from The Walking Dead, it’s really good now.

I am still watching the Roseanne reboot. It seems to be settling down a little. Not with the topics but the actors seem to be falling back into their roles. Initially it was rough going. Painful, even.

Making:

I finally made that big pot of pasta sauce I mentioned weeks ago so we ate pasta many times this past week. One night was grilled cheese sandwiches. I can’t really recall anything else. Food just hasn’t been that high of a priority these days.

Grateful for:

I am very grateful to have found the weird smell in my house. It should be noted that I have a very sensitive nose. I can smell the slightest thing and for weeks I have smelled something foul. Well, I found it. A little “puddle” left by The Otter Pup. Actually, it was a large, dried-up puddle. It has since been removed and now my house is clean smelling again.

 

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Sunday Matters: Mother’s Day Edition

Sunday Matters

Happy Mother’s Day! Long ago, I gave up trying to do the “brunch” thing because it is just too darn crowded and you know how I do not like people. Kidding, sort of. I do not like crowds. So we combined my husband’s birthday with Mother’s Day and celebrated last night with the Avengers and dinner.

Right Now:

We are getting ready to head out the door to church and then? Nothing. Well, maybe a drive to the beach or to Ojai to visit one of my fave bookstores. I do not volunteer tonight as we have the night off. I am so excited to not have anything pressing to do!

This Week:

Guys, those two challenging weeks are behind me and in health news, my biopsy came back normal. I was seriously beginning to get freaked out but I am addressing the other issues with my doc and hope to be heading in the right direction soon.

That said, this should be a  good week. Not much going on. We have started to think about summer only because my daughter’s schedule is nuts (as you know) and she has to get all those credits in so we are waiting for the counselor to get back to us on how to handle her schedule for next year.

Reading:

I dove head first into The Female Persuasion and let me tell you, I am so into it. It’s reminding me a lot of The Interestings which I loved.  It’s a totally different story but that feeling of angst is the same.

Watching:

For TV, Fear the Walking Dead was rather boring  last weekend. I am hoping tonight’s show picks up the pace. The Roseanne reboot is still not impressing me.  Oh, and I mentioned the new Avengers movie. Ugh.

Making:

I made a real mess of the kitchen by making fried rice. In theory it sounded like the perfect thing and I have made it plenty of times before but for whatever reason I made a real mess this time. Too many chopped up veggies? Even the pup had rice on her head.

I don’t think I will be making much this week even though it’s the first time in a long while I’ve had the time to cook.

Grateful for:

That biopsy result.

If you are celebrating Mother’s Day today, let me know what you are doing! If not, let me know what you are doing anyway.