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Sunday Matters: Summer Vibes (…loading)

Sunday Matters

I think this happened last year to some degree but summer is here according to the calendar. Our weather certainly confirms it but it does not feel like summer in my heart.

No vacations planned due to the Hub’s work schedule. I am taking days off to make some of my weekends long ones but the summer vibe is not there. There’s summer school to deal with and we received the school registration notice for fall last week and in a flash, July is half over. Poof.

How are you spending your summer? I need some summer vibes. I guess I’m just suck in a rut.

Right Now:

About to head out the door to church. Later, a slip-n-slide kickball event for the high schoolers that I may show up for, and then hopefully I will be able to say goodbye to a book club friend who is moving to Chicago.

This Week:

Nothing too major. I have a hair appointment, dinner with my life group, summer school drop-off. Things at work are picking up because we are prepping for the fall semester. Same. Same.

Reading:

Still reading Visible Empire. It’s not taking long at all but I’ve been in a weird mood. I come home all antsy and cannot settle down to read. What’s up with that?

I’ve also been reading a book for my life group called Soul Keeping. Maybe this book is the reason for all of my angst. It’s about taking care of your soul and how easy it is to let distraction take you away from what’s important. I am not caring for the “voice” but the message is good.

Watching:

Not much. Too distracted these days.

Making:

Chicken curry one night which was a disaster. It was way too salty! I don’t know what happened. I make it all the time. I made pasta one night and the pasta was gloopy. Gluten free pasta can be like that but I probably cooked it too long. Again. Distracted.

Grateful for:

I am grateful for serving opportunities because they take me out of my head and away from the news. Seriously! I cannot even stay up-to-date on world happenings anymore without a gray cloud appearing over my head. I know I am not alone in this.

So, tell me all about your wonderful summer so I can get out of this funk.

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Sunday Matters: I Kept a Secret

Sunday Matters

Last weekend we had a special visitor. Our son made the trip from Orlando so he could spend a little time with us and take us to Disneyland and California Adventure. I could not mention it here because he wanted to surprise his sister and boy, did he.

Evan at California Adventure.
Hamming it up at California Adventure.

She had NO idea he was coming. I picked him up at the airport last Friday, took him for tacos because apparently Orlando does not have good tacos, and then I took him home where we hung out for a little while before heading to dinner at IN N OUT which he also missed.

The Girl and Boy at California Adventure.
Brother and Sis together again. At least for a weekend.

The next day we hit the parks which was cool because with him being in the Disney College Program, perks were to be had. I also rode that giant Ferris wheel. I am not afraid of heights but I do not like to slide around but the kids wanted to be in the car that slid around and you know what? It was good.

The Family at California Adventure.
Us at California Adventure.

I usually try to take pics but those tacos… I managed to have a bad shrimp taco. I was battling food poisoning the entire weekend. Ugh.

Even with us shutting the park down, his visit was much too short. We took him back to the airport the very next day because he had to return to work but he will be home for good on July 26th.

Right Now:

About to head to church. Not sure what is going on later. Technically my small group has a concert to attend but it’s optional so I’m not sure what the plan is.

This Week:

Nothing but work. We are having a heat wave though so probably just to work and back. I like to go out in the evenings when I have an evening free but when it’s hot, you just want to stay in.

Reading:

I started Visible Empire right before my son came to visit but reading about a plane crash when your kid is about to board a plane is not good timing. I picked it up again a few days ago and immediately got into it.

Watching:

I really gotta catch up on Better Call Saul because the new season starts soon and I want to watch it with The Hub.

Making:

I have stuff to make curry chicken but we’ve been eating the July 4th leftovers. I swear, I cooked enough for ten people.

Grateful for:

The short visit my son was able to make. We go to Disneyland all the time but seeing it from a cast member’s perspective is really cool.

He’s been gone since January if you can believe it. In some ways it’s gone very quickly. When he returns on July 26th he has a dental appointment and jury duty to look forward to. He has to get it out of the way before school starts.

What’s going on with you?