Category Archives: Life

Sunday Matters: Sunny Days

Sunday Matters

This past week was gorgeous. After all that rain, we were treated to warm days and blue skies. Our hills are so green! I haven’t seen hills this green in a very long time.

Right Now:

At the moment, I am downing a much-needed cup of coffee. I am really craving a bagel but gluten-free bagels are like bricks and should be avoided at all costs. So, here I sit, bagel-less.

This Week:

My daughter DID get a callback last week for Shrek. She tried out for Teen Fiona, The Ugly Duckling, Dorothy and Elf. She got called back for The Ugly Duckling. I know there are lots of fairy tale roles in the show and I am not familiar with what each of them do but that is what she got called back for and apparently that is what she wanted. I thought she wanted Teen Fiona but she is more excited about this. The final cast list posts late Tuesday.

This weekend my small group is doing a prayer experience. I’ve never participated in one but we will do it Saturday morning and then have brunch!

Reading:

I am reading The Lonely Hearts Hotel and Ulysses.  I am making progress in both. My motivation has increased because I’ve seen all these fabulous books I want to read so I need to get Ulysses read. It’s a book that baffles yet amuses. I’m not sure I will ever be able to explain part two but hey, pretty soon I will be able to mark it off my list and wear that badge of honor with pride.

Watching:

The same stuff. Bates Motel is in all-out crazy mode. So, so good.

Bates Motel

The Walking Dead is still simmering along but I hope it picks up soon. I’m beginning to think that killing off a main character HAS affected its ratings because it doesn’t seem to be doing so well and people have lost interest. Or, so it seems.

Making:

I’m in one of those moods where nothing sounds good. Nothing. After viewing Wil Wheaton’s food posts on Instagram, I’m beginning to think I need to try one of those mail order meal services but because of my food allergies, I hesitate. He’s been cooking up some amazing things though.

I just stumbled upon the online cookbook for Blue Apron. I may try it out this way first. I had to provide my email address for their weekly recipe mailing but all of their recipes look pretty good so I don’t mind. I need some inspiration.

Grateful for:

Books. I know! So obvious. The other day, I saw a book list that reminded me of my junior high reading days. The days where I spent hours at the library, holed up in a little reading cube, flipping the pages of Rebecca or Jamaica Inn. Those were the days. I want to read like that again!

What’s a favorite reading memory from your past?

Sunday Matters: A Little Foggy but Happy

Sunday Matters

Last week was pretty good. I did a little reading, some journaling and made a few home cooked meals. It felt good to just BE. I’m the type that flits around when I don’t have something to do but I didn’t do that this past week and it felt great.

Right Now:

No amount of coffee can help the fog I’m in but I shall drink it anyway. Muscle relaxers, pain relievers and allergy meds do not mix but I am being told to take them together and although I space them out, they space ME out. You could ask me to do anything right now and I’d happily say yes to it. As soon as I resemble a functioning human being, I will venture out into the world and begin my day.

This Week:

Hopefully there will be a callback for my daughter this week. My son is auditioning for a Justice League character on Tuesday. I’ve got a couple of appointments but nothing big. Should be a good week.

Reading:

Ulysses. I will be reading it for a long, long time. However, I did decide to read other books with it so right now I am finishing up A Man Called Ove and then I have to take a look at my review copy list to see what’s next.

Murakami released his newest book in Japan. It’s called “Kishidancho Goroshi” (Killing Commendatore) and it’s a big one. It seems VERY unfair that I have to wait for the translation to hit the US but I shall wait. I have no choice! In Japan it’s in two volumes so I hope when it comes to the US it will be one, massive book. I cannot wait! If anyone knows when it will hit the US, please let me know.

Watching:

Bates Motel started up again and it’s good.

Everyone knows I am watching The Walking Dead so that’s not news but the spiked walker from last week was very cool.

I really want to see Arrival.

Yes, I will watch the Oscars once I get home but if it runs into The Walking Dead I’ll have to change the channel.

Making:

My son asked for salad. SALAD. So, I’ve gotta make salad.

I’m not in the mood for much these days. All those meds kill my appetite but veggie or burrito bowls sound good. Maybe I will make some for the week.

Grateful for:

Opportunities. I get a little nervous when someone presents me with an opportunity to do something good that might be a little out of my comfort zone but lately, I’ve just been saying yes and it feels pretty good.

Maybe it’s the meds!

What are you up to? What unputdownable book are you reading? I know it’s not Ulysses.