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Sunday Matters: Reading In Progress

Sunday Matters

Last week was a short week and it was glorious. Two days of work and the rest reserved for play. That’s how it should always be. We hit the beach, we visited the LA Arboretum and we managed to see Beauty and the Beast.

Beach
That is my daughter way out there.
Garden
The LA Arboretum on a gloriously sunny day.

Everything is so green right now and the weather was perfect! I mean, on a day like that, how can you stay indoors?

Right Now:

Oh, much of the same going on today as on most Sundays except The Walking Dead is over so my evenings are free now. What shall I do with the 9 o’clock hour?

This Week:

Sometime this week I have to make two appointments I’ve been dreading. A consult for braces (the girl) and a booster shot appointment for The Otter Pup. She was due earlier but when the rabies is a three-year shot you tend to let the other stuff fall to the wayside. She is a few months past where she should be so that must be done.

Work? The same.

Rehearsals start-up again for Shrek and sign-ups for Grease take place Monday night. Yes. Two shows now, Shrek and Grease. Auditions for Grease haven’t happened yet but hopefully this time my daughter will get something. She tries really hard and practices plenty but I am not in the room with her so I haven’t a clue what is going on with her auditions.

Reading:

I finished The Fall of Lisa Bellow and it was wonderful. I loved it. The review posts on Tuesday, I also finished The Things They Carried for book club. It was a good discussion.

I picked up The Barrowfields thinking it might take some time for me to get into the story but nope, I am already a good ways in. I really need to pick up the pace because I have a lot of review copies, which I try not to have all at once but so be it! It’s a nice problem to have.

Watching:

Still watching Bates Motel and it’s fabulous. If you haven’t seen the series you really need to. SUCH good writing and if you think you know the story of Norman and his mother, you’d be wrong because this is not a retelling of Psycho.

Making:

This is sad but I am thinking of removing this category from this template because these days I really don’t make much. I am trying to eat clean and it’s not very fancy or exciting. I do like to hear about what you are all making though.

Grateful for:

I got really depressed this week over the situation with my sister. It just hit me. Hard. I was so out of it that I wandered into a thrift store and just staggered around for awhile. For some reason that comforted me. I have no idea why! The thrift store has nothing to do with anything but it was quiet and empty and it was a good place for me to just unload (mentally). Mindlessly browsing with no purpose in mind. Actually, the thrift store is where my mother spent a lot of her time. Okay, that just hit me. I am going now.

What are you up to today? Cooking anything good? Any wonderful news to share?

Sunday Matters: Retreats and Stuff

Sunday Matters

This past week was good. It ended with a day off from work and a leadership retreat on Friday and Saturday. It’s hard to remove myself from the house when there is so much to do but it’s also good to get away every now and then.

Right Now:

I’m trying to talk myself out of going to breakfast. Mostly because it always involves bacon and hash browns which are a dangerous combination for me. No, I’d much rather have the twigs and berries I have in the fridge (sarcasm).

This Week:

I am taking a few days off this week so I can spend it with the kids. It’s spring break y’all! The Hub has to work which is a major downer but the three of us will take a few days to rest and enjoy whatever my daughter has planned for us. Later this week, my son heads to Palm Springs to finish out his break. Then, on Thursday I’ll be at work but will attend a special lunch in honor of my friend’s father who passed away recently.

Reading:

It just occurred to me that I need to re-read my book club book, The Things They Carried. I read it a long time ago but don’t remember a thing. We meet to discuss it this Thursday so I better get on it.

Watching:

This Sunday is the finale of The Walking Dead and it better be good!

Bates Motel is beyond great! Last Monday’s episode was absolutely crazy. I had to talk it through with another blogger because it really messed with my mind.

Making:

I didn’t make much this past week. My evenings were too busy. I did manage to make a Sun-dried Tomato Chicken Penne dish which fed us for two days. With this weekend’s retreat and me being busy most of today, I am thinking take-out is on the menu.

Grateful for:

My First 5 app. It’s a daily Bible reading plan but man I am loving it. I find that more often than not, the reading for that day applies to what I am experiencing or about to experience. It’s crazy how it works out that way.

What are you up to? Is anyone local going to The L.A. Times Festival of Books in April? I’m not sure I can make it right now.