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Sunday Matters: Oh, How I Love The Weekend

Sunday Matters

Weekends are like big squishy blankets to me. I love them. Even ones where I have stuff to get done.

On Saturday, I took my brand new car back to the dealer because of a recall notice! I know it happens. They gave me a loaner because they thought they’d have to keep it for a few days but I got it back the same day!

Right Now:

I just got home from volunteering at the church. It was a super fun night. We had a speaker from the Thirst Project talk to our group of middle-schoolers. This guy, his name is Evan, was super energetic and passionate about his work. I think the students were really impressed. I know I was.

I seriously just sucked down a bowl of stew because I need some time to get my stuff ready for tomorrow. I need to clear my evening for TV later. More on that below.

This Week:

Not too much going on. I need to figure out my Halloween costume. I know what I am doing  but I need some items to make it happen.  Besides that, a book tour and helping The Teen (formerly, The Girl) study for her math test, it’s going to be a nice relaxing week.

Reading:

I am reading Fractured for a book tour later this week. I really need to get those pages read. I fell a little behind with my reading because I was basically a slug yesterday and in a foul mood. You know how it is. You just wake up in a mood and can’t shake it? Well, that was me yesterday.

Watching:

I’ve been watching American Horror Story: Roanoke and it’s a total mind trip. Brilliant, really. I don’t know how those actors keep track of who they are playing from episode to episode. It’s like they all come in, pull a character out of a hat and then run with it. It makes for REALLY good TV.

You all know what’s on tonight, right? Yes! The Walking Dead returns and it’s supposed to be a real mess of an opener. Lots of sadness is predicted for tonight. Many say two beloved characters will get killed off.  Only time will tell.  I will be avoiding social media like the plague until it airs.

Making:

I made stew. It rained a little here and even though it was 77 degrees, it felt like fall so I made stew. I have lunch for days.

Grateful for:

Happy people. I’ve found that it really helps to surround yourself with happy people. Ones who have it all together. Their happiness rubs off on me. I started the day kind of crabby but right now, I feel great and I am thanking the happy, smiling people that I come in contact with daily.

This is coming to you late but I hope you guys had a great weekend. I know a lot of read-a-thoners are sleepy right now.

Sunday Matters: Kind of Different

Sunday Matters

This stage of my life is feeling a little different from what I’m used to.

It’s less busy.

This part is nice but the high school events I’ve grown accustomed to are not a part of my world this year and it feels strange. This will be short-lived since my daughter, The Teen, will be in high school next year. Still weird though.

Right Now:

We’ve gone to church and just had some lunch. Football is on and The Hub is tearing apart a faucet as I type. The kids have retreated to their respective rooms and I am about to light some candles.

Later, I’ll be with the middle-schoolers at church and then tonight? Nothing except some TV and prep for tomorrow.

This Week:

I’ve got a physical therapy appointment on Monday. This will be #2 for me. I feel that the meds and the exercises they gave me last time have improved my neck and headache, so maybe I won’t have to go too often.

There’s rehearsal this week too but that’s pretty much it.

Reading:

I had to take a break with my reading. That headache I had did me in. I hope to start again soon.

Watching:

I’m going to watch The Walking Dead special tonight where they’ll jerk us around and make us think certain people are leaving but as aggravating as that is, how can I not watch??

Making:

I made pumpkin bread but then the oven caught on fire. Why? Because someone left a taco shell in there and it caught fire. So the pumpkin bread had a very smoky taste to it.

I have no idea what to make for dinner. I’m kind of sick of food these days. Nothing sounds good.

Grateful for:

Quiet moments. I’ve had a lot of quiet lately. It’s given me time to reflect on things.

How are you doing?