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Sunday Matters: Really Feels Quite Different Lately

Sunday Matters

Do you feel it too? That sense of peace and calm? I’ve not felt that in months. I feel so much more productive and happy. I’ve been spending more time on my Bible studies and it just feels good to not be walking around with my shoulders all bunched up with stress.

Activity has been good even though some walks were skipped due to those horrid winds. And my path to a plant-based diet has been good too. Right now I am just working on being vegetarian again but my doc suggested a plant-based diet and since quitting meat I have lost eight stubborn pounds and that is huge for just two weeks doing this. She suggested inflammation was the culprit. She might be right.

Right Now:

I am sipping coffee and diving in and out of my current read. This afternoon my daughter has two auditions and then later my youth group meets on Zoom.

This Week:

The upcoming week is blissfully empty. Work, yes but nothing on the calendar requiring my focus.


I finished Miss Benson’s Beetle and the review should be up this Tuesday. I am now reading The Wife Upstairs.

The Wife Upstairs


Still watching Maine Cabin Masters. I would love to own a little cabin. Especially a nicely done-up one on the lake! This show is so cool to watch.

Grateful for:

  • Easy, breezy afternoons where nothing is going on except me deciding what to read.
  • Rain. We are finally getting some rain. We need it so badly.
  • Good storytelling. All I want to do these days is curl up with a good read and there are plenty of books for me to choose from.

Let me know how you are doing. I hope you are all healthy and that your families are doing well too.

Whatnot – Week 8

My post is a day late because for the past two days my power has been off. I’ve mentioned it before but the power company shuts us down now when there is a weather event, whether that is high winds or super dry conditions. It’s becoming excessive and making me feel like I am living in a country where power is rationed. This time, we had a generator for the fridge but what a pain. We are up at the moment but I just got another alert that we will be down again soon. Not great given what is taking place this week. School had to be missed and it was difficult for me to work from devices with low batteries.

On another note, I finished The Overstory and hope to have the review written soon. I have many books to read but Miss Benson’s Beetle is the one I am currently reading while trying to find another book to read with it. My review copies are flooding my Kindle at the moment so I need to work some of those into my reading schedule as well. It’s a good problem to have.

Without power for the beginning of this week I’ve lost track of my days. Looking forward to the weekend and this wind ending. The poor pup hasn’t been able to go out because of how windy it’s been. She’s looking at me now but trees falling everywhere is not conducive to a nice stroll.

Did you watch the inauguration? My power came on just in time for me to catch it! What a beautiful ceremony.