Category Archives: Life

Sunday Matters: Weekend Vibes

Sunday Matters

I am always so excited when the weekend is finally here. After a long week there is nothing better than waking up to a hot cup of coffee. One that you can truly enjoy and savor. My favorite thing.

Right Now:

You guessed it. Coffee! In a little bit I shall start my day. I’ve been a little out of sorts. Nothing major just a tiny bit off. Maybe it’s all the weight I gained on this new nutrition program I am on. I lost and then I gained it all back in one day! What is up with that. I feel like a total slug.

This Week:

The callback list for The Wizard of Oz will be posted on Tuesday. Cross your fingers that The Girl is on it. I think she has two games this week. I also have my life group meeting and some volunteering to do but that’s it.


I am reading a fun book, The Boy at the Keyhole and I am enjoying it a lot. It kind of sits on the edge of the R.I.P Challenge wall but I am going to count it towards that challenge anyway. I think the new Kingsolver book is up next.


I watch a lot of the same stuff because I just don’t have time to watch much more. Fear The Walking Dead keeps trying to be something but I am getting tired of it not being anything. It has a decent cast now so do something with them!

American Horror Story is always a crap shoot. Will it be good this season? With it be way over-the-top and weird or will it be really clever and smart? It can go either way at this point but last week’s episode gave me hope.


I changed this category from “Making” to “Trying” because that is what I do these days! I try different things and products and time-saving tips and some are great and some not. So “Trying” is what I am calling this space now.

This week I tried the Trader Joe’s  gluten-free crispbreads I heard about. They are pretty good! Very substantial and hold up to toppings well. I topped them with the Almond Dip I found there. It’s vegan and a sub for spreadable cheese. It’s spicy and the texture is good for those crispbreads but the flavor is a little weird. Lime, almonds and jalapenos. Not sure I’ll buy it again.

Grateful for:

My bookshelves are overflowing with physical books. This hardly ever happens. I only keep what I love and usually my review copies are in Kindle format. But I’ve gotten so many review copies in print lately and my shelves are bursting! I need to get them read and off to a good home because there is no space. I’m so grateful to have them though. So many beautiful covers which you just don’t get with a Kindle.

What’s new with you?


Sunday Matters: Looking Ahead

Sunday Matters

We are midway through September and it has me feeling pretty good even though some things in my world are stressing me out. I just feel better once fall hits. I start to think about the holidays and special meals and everything that goes with that part of the year.

Right Now:

My Sundays are pretty set. Not much different this morning except that I went bowling last night and my body hurts all over. Yes, bowling does that to me since I do it so infrequently but volleyball had a fundraiser so all four of us went.

This Week:

The Girl is still benched but she has been cleared to begin the phased protocol that takes place before her return to play. She won’t be able to play games this week but I still have to work the snack bar for one of those games.

I have life group on Tuesday. Flu shot clinic on Saturday.

I didn’t mention it last weekend but I was invited by Kaiser to join a pilot nutrition program called Omada. We are placed in teams of 16, we track our food with photos (interesting), weigh-in daily and have a personal coach. Every time I weigh-in, this smart scale sends it right to my coach. No way to fib. I committed to four months. I want to lose at least twenty pounds. We’ll see.


I am about to finish The Bar Harbor Retirement Home for Famous Writers (And Their Muses): A Novel. 

For my next read, I want something really good. Any suggestions?


Still watching Fear the Walking Dead but once again it’s petering out and a lot of nothing is going on.

American Horror Story started up again this past Wednesday and I really don’t know what to think.


With this new program I am on, meals have been pretty simple. I’m still craving seafood. I just cannot get enough of it.  Salmon and sushi have been faves. I don’t make the sushi but you get the idea. I am probably lacking some vital nutrient for me to be craving so much seafood.

Grateful for:

I’m happy that fall is coming. I love all of it. The football, the holidays, everything.

Tell me something about your week? Anything you are looking forward to?