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Sunday Matters: I Made It

Sunday Matters

The first week back to work after a long break is dreadful. After the initial shock wears off, it’s not THAT bad but I’m already tired even though I’ve cut out social media after 7 p.m. and implemented a new bedtime of 9 p.m. when I can get it.

Right Now:

Nothing. We are all taking it easy. My daughter starts classes again tomorrow so we will stay home today and just huddle together for comfort. I exaggerate but not by much.

This Week:

We have one more sane week before production week for Oz begins. It will not be that bad but we have to check the schedule every day because the call times for each day are different and you cannot miss anything during production week. Also, auditions for the high school musical (Grease) are supposed to happen this week.

Reading:

Finishing up my #FirstBook, Stretched Too Thin by Jessica N. Turner. I wanted to select fiction for my first book of the year but this book is a necessary read for me. It’s “in my face” and making me uncomfortable because it forces me to look at how I’ve been doing too much. Like I said, a necessary read.

Watching:

Finished Murphy Brown. I may have already mentioned that last week. Still working our way through The Haunting of Hill House. Watching Marie Kondo and her tidying in bits here and there. I am also getting into The Office.

New Things I’ve Tried:

I was listening to The Happy Hour the other day and a gal by the name of Tara-Leigh Cobble was on. She is the founder of D-Group and the creator of The Bible Recap podcast. I’ve been doing pretty well with my hunting and pecking away at the Bible, but she mentioned a chronological reading plan where you read the entire Bible in a year, but in chronological order. Takes about 15 minutes a day to read the scripture (or have it read to you through the app), and to listen to the 6-7 minute podcast discussion for that day. Fifteen minutes total. Not bad, right?

The Bible Recap Podcast

Podcasts are my jam these days. I cannot tolerate news radio in the car but want something more stimulating than the same song playlist over and over. I find myself looking forward to my commute (crazy) when I know I have something good to listen to.

Grateful for:

Time to reflect. Although I was back at work this week, my tidying efforts continue to pay off. Coming home to a tidy, uncluttered space gives me a chance to decompress from the day and reflect on what other changes need to be made. I keep saying I am going to write a post about that. I will soon.

My question to you, is there something you’ve been wanting to do or try that you’ve been talking yourself out of?

I have two. I have wanted to write a book for so long but I always thought that book would be a novel. Now, I am feeling that it will be more of an inspirational type book. Not quite sure. I also feel led to lead some sort of women’s group outside of my life group.

Have a great week!

 

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Sunday Matters: It’s Happening

Sunday Matters

Against my will, my vacation is nearing its end. I return to the office on Tuesday and it’s not going to be pretty. No need to sugarcoat it. The day will be long and arduous and hopefully everyone will leave me alone for a little while.

Right Now:

Just making the most of the days I have left by not doing anything.

This Week:

If I can just get through the week, I should be good. I don’t have anything else scheduled except for a short get-together on Saturday.

Reading:

I’m still pondering what my first book of the year will be. I ordered two good ones but they are taking so long to get here.

Watching:

I’m jumping between Murphy Brown, The Haunting of Hill House, and Tidying Up with Marie Kondo. I am on a cleaning kick that I do not want to end.

New Things I’ve Tried:

I actually got this months ago but haven’t really had the opportunity to use it until my vacation. My MacBook crapped out. As you know, they are pricey. For what I use a laptop for, I didn’t see the point in shelling out a lot of cash right before Christmas so I got an Acer Chromebook. It’s super thin, has a compact 14 inch screen, and gives me three days of battery life when used off and on. Everything I do is web-based or in the Cloud so it just made sense. For less than $250, why the heck not?

My New Chromebook

Grateful for:

These last two days of vacation. So glad I took the extra days.

My question for you today has to do with music. If you could select one song to head into the new year with, what would it be? I learned of this guy from his appearance at the Rose Parade. He used to be homeless but now his unique sound is going viral.

Here’s Lemonade by Alex Boye. Give it a listen. I guarantee you’ll smile.