Category Archives: Life

Sunday Matters: Summer Reading is Almost Here

Sunday Matters

This is the time of year where every student is hanging by a thread. They are tired, stressed and just over all of it but we aren’t quite done yet. We still have events to deal with like Senior Showcases and banquets for both choir and theatre and that last-minute push to get work turned in. Please give us strength.

Right Now:

Church this morning and then dinner prep later. I hope to sneak a few pages of reading in but also have high school ministry later so it won’t be much.

This Week:

  • Rehearsals for Little Shop begin this week.
  • Senior Showcase for theatre is this week. My daughter is not a senior but was asked to be in a senior directed piece for A Chorus Line.
  • My 25th wedding anniversary is this week.
  • Registration for summer classes is this week so the girl can get ahead for next year.

Reading:

At the moment I am reading The Invited by Jennifer McMahon. It’s pretty good. Grabbed me right away. It’s being dubbed a “ghost story with a twist” but I am liking the slow build.

Watching:

Not much. I really want to catch-up on movies that I should have seen prior to Endgame like, Black Panther and Thor Ragnarok. Not to mention Captain Marvel. But I saw a clip for Wine Country on Netflix and that looked interesting too.  I am so over Maya Rudolph but it still looks good.

New Things I’ve Tried:

I haven’t tried a darn thing but for some reason I am really into the smell of rosemary right now so I am searching for a good rosemary hand cream. I have rosemary all over my yard but the rosemary at the community garden here on campus has the most divine rosemary. I sweep my hands through the plants on the way out and it is like heaven.

Grateful for:

The whole concept of summer reading. I hardly ever stick to my list but the idea of it makes me so happy. I will be compiling a stack for that soon.

Name one book that will be on your summer reading list?

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Sunday Matters: Another Show Down & Mother’s Day

Sunday Matters

I feel like one of my kids is always in a show. But today, Footloose is over and The Girl is exhausted. It was an excellent run.  It also happens to be Mother’s Day! Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms out there.

Right Now:

We have tickets to see Falsettos this afternoon. I’m very excited to see it. Afterward, we are hitting this famous taco stand because sitting in an actual restaurant is nearly impossible on Mother’s Day but tacos in the car happen to be very enjoyable.

This Week:

The Girl has her Spring Concert this week. I am working one of the performances but taking a break for the other.

Still trying to figure out my health issues. Some tests show some strangeness and I am still waiting for one other to come back. I’m getting frustrated.

This week I also have a book discussion and a life group meeting and I also signed up to bring a friend who just had surgery a meal. I need to stay organized but it will all get done.

Reading:

I finished The Wife Between Us. Very enjoyable and just what I am in the mood for these days.

I am now reading White Tears.
Also reading Letters to the Church which is fascinating.

Watching:

I am back to watching Hoarders but I don’t think there are any new ones because it seems like I’ve seen them all. I need some good shows to watch.

New Things I’ve Tried:

Let me tell you, Walmart has upped their grocery game. I’ve been using online ordering / pick-up for awhile now and it’s wonderful but their selection of food has really improved. I get organic and gluten free stuff at such a good price. I picked up these trail snacks for less than $3 and they are comparable to what I see elsewhere for twice the cost if not more. So many flavors. Cute individual servings.

Grateful for:

Lately, being able to turn a bad day into a teaching moment. I’ve not always been able to do that.

What new thing are you loving right now?